Planing Hull

Planing Hull

Planing hull SUPs are usually wider, larger volume boards and have no limits on where they can go. These boards are most recognizable by their flat planing bottom, pointed nose and pin tail shapes. Planing hulls are good for downwind runs, recreational...

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Standard Characteristics: Considered the mountain bike of the water, planing hull boards have no limits on where they can go. These boards are most recognizable by their flat planing bottom, pointed nose and pin tail shapes. While the original shapes were derived from open ocean and downwind designs, these shapes have proved to be the most well rounded, sea-worthy, allaround shapes in SUP. Planing boards have less rocker than a surfboard which means they track and glide very well although not as well as a displacement hull. They are designed to excel in cross-chop, side-chop with a tail wind or wave scenarios and can be surfed in small to mid size waves. If you are looking for a board with unbridled access to any condition for unlimited fun, then there is no better design.

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  1. BULLET (SCC) 14'0 w/FAST

    The Bullet 14.0 V2 is the ultimate downwind racing machine. This board is offered with and without the SIC F.A.S.T. Steering. The outline’s widest point has been shifted slightly forward and the rocker flattened, which provides the rider with better stability when powering up in lower wind ranges and smaller chop. You would think that straighter rocker would cause the board to pearl easily, however, the narrowed tail brings the nose up, mitigating purling and unlocking top end speed by reducing wetted surface area. The board has slightly lower volume than the Bullet 14 TWC, but maintains its iconic full volume rails and gradual tuck to promote stability, which incidentally also reduces paddler fatigue over long races or touring distances.

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  2. F 12'0

    All-Round Fitness | Touring | Downwind The F 12.0 is the new younger sibling in the F Series of boards. It’s built on the same premise of stability, glide and fun. The 12.0 is perfect for the female or smaller male paddler, but its generous volume makes it accessible to a wide range of paddlers and abilities especially where variable conditions of water exist such as open ocean or downwinding. Rail-to-rail stability means enhanced glide with reduced effort. You just may find yourself smoking your friends on flat water too!

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  3. AIR GLIDE BULLET 17'4
    Due to the success of its composite counterpart, in 2016 SIC introduced the inflatable Bullet 14.0 Air-Glide. Of course not everyone has the space to store one or the vehicle to transport a 14.0 composite board. Therefore there was a demand for the Bullet 14.0 Air-Glide. Having said that, a 17.4 composite board takes up even more space. So for 2018 SIC will also be offering its iconic Bullet 17.4 in an Air-Glide construction. Now you can hop in a taxi and catch a ride, pump up your Bullet 17.4 Air-Glide and catch some glides. Next stop Tokyo. Learn More
  4. BAYONET 12'6

    The Bayonet Series is not a replacement for the Bullet Series; it is an evolution with a focus on taking all that is good in the Bullet and pushing the limits of what is possible in the Bayonet. With the intended paddler being more accomplished and likely a competitive paddler and/or serious touring and fitness paddler. The Bayonet is the answer to the demands of our elite team and focuses on early planing capability and top-end speed. The Bayonet continues SIC’s legacy of having the fastest downwind boards in the world. These boards plane early in sub twenty mph winds, and stay on glide longer, edge well in cross chop and have tremendous rail-to-rail steering when on a bump or wave. They do take a bit more agility with the squarer rail shape which promote stability on the narrow widths. The have a bit less under tuck and therefore are not as forgiving as the Bullets. The lower rocker profile means that the boards are extremely fast at low speed but do require a bit more agility to maneuver back to the tail when on plane and to mitigate nose poke. The Bayonet 14’0” feature Single Carbon Composite Construction + Innegra™ (SCC+)

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  5. Bayonet 14'0 x 24.5"

    The Bayonet Series is not a replacement for the Bullet Series; it is an evolution with a focus on taking all that is good in the Bullet and pushing the limits of what is possible in the Bayonet. With the intended paddler being more accomplished and likely a competitive paddler and/or serious touring and fitness paddler. The Bayonet is the answer to the demands of our elite team and focuses on early planing capability and top-end speed. The Bayonet continues SIC’s legacy of having the fastest downwind boards in the world. These boards plane early in sub twenty mph winds, and stay on glide longer, edge well in cross chop and have tremendous rail-to-rail steering when on a bump or wave. They do take a bit more agility with the squarer rail shape which promote stability on the narrow widths. The have a bit less under tuck and therefore are not as forgiving as the Bullets. The lower rocker profile means that the boards are extremely fast at low speed but do require a bit more agility to maneuver back to the tail when on plane and to mitigate nose poke. The Bayonet 14’0” feature Single Carbon Composite Construction + Innegra™ (SCC+)

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  6. BAYONET 14' x26

    The Bayonet Series is not a replacement for the Bullet Series; it is an evolution with a focus on taking all that is good in the Bullet and pushing the limits of what is possible in the Bayonet. With the intended paddler being more accomplished and likely a competitive paddler and/or serious touring and fitness paddler. The Bayonet is the answer to the demands of our elite team and focuses on early planing capability and top-end speed. The Bayonet continues SIC’s legacy of having the fastest downwind boards in the world. These boards plane early in sub twenty mph winds, and stay on glide longer, edge well in cross chop and have tremendous rail-to-rail steering when on a bump or wave. They do take a bit more agility with the squarer rail shape which promote stability on the narrow widths. The have a bit less under tuck and therefore are not as forgiving as the Bullets. The lower rocker profile means that the boards are extremely fast at low speed but do require a bit more agility to maneuver back to the tail when on plane and to mitigate nose poke. The Bayonet 14’0” feature Single Carbon Composite Construction + Innegra™ (SCC+)

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  7. BAYONET 17'1

    The Bayonet is a close replica of a board that was designed by Mark Raaphorst/SIC. The rider, who happens to be sponsored by another brand, have ridden the Bayonet development boards to numerous victories in the prestigious M2O and other downwind races in recent years. Traditionally the winds during this 4.5 hour +/- race average 12-15 knots. Bumps are hard to get into to and the angle of the prevailing wind is mainly from an angle or from the side presenting a greater challenge than a straight downwind course. To make matters even more challenging, the competitors face confused waters towards the end at China Wall and a grueling upwind section at Hawaii Kai. The Bayonet was specifically designed to be stable, plane early in smaller swell and pierce through head-on wind and chop. As it turns out, these are often similar conditions that paddlers face on their local downwind runs (i.e. not ideal trade winds and groomed swell like a Maliko run). The Bayonet is a fast and comfortable ride. The nose is similar to the Bullet Series but with more volume. The balanced outline provides surprising rail-to-rail stability for the boards overall width. It shares a similar rocker line as the Bullet.

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  8. Bullet Air Glide 14.0

    Not everyone has the space to store a 14 foot+ paddle board or a vehicle to transport a 14-footer, let alone a 17-foot board, but that shouldn’t keep you from owning one. With the Bullet Air-Glide inflatable now anyone has access to the beach and a high-performance board. Made from the Finest Drop Stich Construction (DSC) and the stiffest Fusion Skin Technology (FST) these boards are light, stiff and fast. They are great for adventure and fitness paddling and designed after their composite counter-part (the Bullet composite) so they are ready to drop in and power up on the windier days for those looking for a compact downwind board. Don’t let your tiny spaces keep you from the vastness of the open water.

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  9. Bullet Air Glide 17.4

    Not everyone has the space to store a 14 foot+ paddle board or a vehicle to transport a 14-footer, let alone a 17-foot board, but that shouldn’t keep you from owning one. With the Bullet Air-Glide inflatable now anyone has access to the beach and a high-performance board. Made from the Finest Drop Stich Construction (DSC) and the stiffest Fusion Skin Technology (FST) these boards are light, stiff and fast. They are great for adventure and fitness paddling and designed after their composite counter-part (the Bullet composite) so they are ready to drop in and power up on the windier days for those looking for a compact downwind board. Don’t let your tiny spaces keep you from the vastness of the open water.

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