Bullet Series Wins Best All Around SUPconnect Editor's Choice Award
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - SIC came back from the Outdoor Retailer trade show with the Bullet Series paddleboards taking home a SUPconnect Award for the Best All Around Category. The 7th Annual SUPconnect Editor's Choice Awards partnered with Association of Wind & Water Sports Industries revealed the gear category winners at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 26-29.
"The Bullet series is at the core of the SIC brand and stands out as one of the most versatile and competitive models in our line," said SIC Brand Manager Jeff Baillargeon. "We are proud to be recognized as the 2016 gear of the year winner for the All Around Board Series and would like to thank our athletes, accounts and most importantly our customers for their continued support."
The Bullet and F Series feature a planing hull design with rounded, high volume rails. These boards offer tremendous stability to deal with rough swell conditions. While the Bullet Series has a slightly lower nose rocker than the F Series, both mitigate purling in the troughs by utilizing a chiseled pintail to drop the tail and raise the nose. The tail rocker also provides maximum control and surfability when catching a glide. The cockpit features a lightly contoured shape to increase control, minimize foot cramping and encourage water drainage. Our all new, game changing F.A.S.T. (Foot Actuated Steering Technology) steering turns these boards into a touring, open ocean, downwinder's dream.
While the larger Bullet and F Series boards are known for their channel crossing capabilities, the lessons learned from these boards make them extremely versatile for maximum enjoyment in an infinite array of conditions. They excel at all-around fitness, touring and even chasing small kine surf. The Bullet 11.0, 12.6 and 14.0 are perfect for paddling the harbor, out to open ocean for some bumps and then back to the beach break for some fun down the line action. The F Series is inspired by the Bullets, but are offered in wider widths for larger paddlers who want to enjoy the glide with unprecedented stability. If you are looking to get into downwind paddling or just looking for a great board to get a workout, then the F-Series will give you the confidence to go beyond your comfort zone.
SIC Team athletes Lina Augaitis, Georges Cronsteadt, Sonni Hönscheid, Kenny Kaneko, Andrea Moller, Lena Ribeiro and Caio Vaz were nominated for SUPconnect Editor's Choice Awards in the athlete category. Augaitis and Hönscheid's blogs were nominated as well, along with Sales Rep Tim Brennan and of course, SIC for Brand of the Year. Open voting for the SUPconnect Editor's Choice Awards are now closed, with the winners of top athletes, blogs, sales rep and brand of the year will be announced at an awards party with AWSI at the Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida on September 8-10.
The selection process for the SUPconnect Editor's Choice Awards is a detailed one that involves the SUPconnect Staff, an advisory board, brands, shops, other industry members, and the public. The winners of the SUPconnect Editor’s Choice Awards are more than just exceptional athletes, brands and shops, they are standards of excellence inspiring the youth and raising the bar for those in the industry. The athletes chosen for the SUPconnect Awards all go through the same criteria which is based on four qualities: Ambassadorship, Involvement, Performance & Support.
About SIC Maui
SIC is the stand up paddling industry’s premiere manufacturer of high quality, race proven stand up paddleboards and accessories. Founded on the island of Maui and cultivated on a legacy of world class open ocean racing, SIC is an authentic stand up paddleboard maker proud to lay claim to a heritage of designing the most winning board. Share together with our team of elite athletes, brand ambassadors and customers around the globe. Five Star Performance is our motto and we wear it with pride each day through our commitment to extending the SIC experience on and off the water to our growing family. SIC is committed to delivering the very best paddling can offer; for any condition, discipline or ability level. For more information please visit www.sicmaui.com
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