Paddleboards

Paddleboards

My inspirational quote for 2018 and what drove my work on the new 2019 shapes is: “Be the work of art in your backyard”. This slogan helped me go beyond my normal “make it fast and make it sexy”, and allowed me to conceive of slightly humbler designs focused on inspiring and giving confidence to paddlers looking to explore new places or go beyond geographic, emotional and physical boundaries.

These new designs reach back to voyager roots as opposed to the traditionally competitive pedigree that SIC has become known for. This year, I wanted to fuse performance with the culture and art I see in my backyard every day, from the Pacific Ocean to the lush forests of Maui.

In the Okeanos this inspiration is manifested in a more traditional look using natural wood and ocean-inspired line-art to symbolize voyaging and the waterman lifestyle. Aesthetically, the artwork spilled over into SIC’s new cruising (Saber and Sage) and surf shapes (Slice) which offer a balance of progressive shapes combined with a natural and organic appearance. Don’t get me wrong, I’m known as a guy who loves to make the fastest boards on the water, but I also love cruising and surfing with my friends and most of all my wife, Donna. Getting back to the roots of paddling for pleasure helps me remember what compelled me to leave the Netherlands when I was 16, to chase my dreams of becoming a waterman and master the craft of shaping.

Thank you for supporting SIC and for all you do to inspire me. While it may seem like I am a one-man-show, please know that there is whole team of passionate people and paddlers contributing to the creation of SIC’s great products. From our team of athletes to the folks in sales, marketing, customer service, shipping, finance, logistics, R&D, QC... There are many people working hard to ensure SIC’s aspirations are achieved and that you get the best products possible. SIC has a very special ohana and we hope that you feel this care and the aloha in every SIC product.

I look forward to seeing you on the water

Mahalo nui loa to all.

MARK RAAPHORS SIC MAui shaper for best SUp race

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  1. RS Air Glide 11.0

    The RS Air-Glide series derives its shape and dimensions from the new RS composite boards and translates to the highest performance inflatables on the market. This means proven designs inspire the SIC’s Air-Glide inflatable boards for unrivaled performance and convenience. As the inflatable fitness, cruising and racing demand have grown within the inflatable class of boards, SIC has continued to innovate and serve up best technology and performance in an inflatable board. These all-water, multi-discipline, shapes are versatile, convenient and yet offer performance that will not deflate your ego or compromise your experience. SIC’s materials selection, shapes and constructions dictate performance and prove that not all inflatables are created equal. Made from the finest Drop Stich Construction (DSC) and Fusion Skin Technology (FST) these boards are light, stiff and fast.

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  2. RS Air Glide 12.6

    The RS Air-Glide series derives its shape and dimensions from the new RS composite boards and translates to the highest performance inflatables on the market. This means proven designs inspire the SIC’s Air-Glide inflatable boards for unrivaled performance and convenience. As the inflatable fitness, cruising and racing demand have grown within the inflatable class of boards, SIC has continued to innovate and serve up best technology and performance in an inflatable board. These all-water, multi-discipline, shapes are versatile, convenient and yet offer performance that will not deflate your ego or compromise your experience. SIC’s materials selection, shapes and constructions dictate performance and prove that not all inflatables are created equal. Made from the finest Drop Stich Construction (DSC) and Fusion Skin Technology (FST) these boards are light, stiff and fast.

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  3. RS Air Glide 14 x26

    The RS Air-Glide series derives its shape and dimensions from the new RS composite boards and translates to the highest performance inflatables on the market. This means proven designs inspire the SIC’s Air-Glide inflatable boards for unrivaled performance and convenience. As the inflatable fitness, cruising and racing demand have grown within the inflatable class of boards, SIC has continued to innovate and serve up best technology and performance in an inflatable board. These all-water, multi-discipline, shapes are versatile, convenient and yet offer performance that will not deflate your ego or compromise your experience. SIC’s materials selection, shapes and constructions dictate performance and prove that not all inflatables are created equal. Made from the finest Drop Stich Construction (DSC) and Fusion Skin Technology (FST) these boards are light, stiff and fast.

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  4. RS Air Glide 14 x28

    The RS Air-Glide series derives its shape and dimensions from the new RS composite boards and translates to the highest performance inflatables on the market. This means proven designs inspire the SIC’s Air-Glide inflatable boards for unrivaled performance and convenience. As the inflatable fitness, cruising and racing demand have grown within the inflatable class of boards, SIC has continued to innovate and serve up best technology and performance in an inflatable board. These all-water, multi-discipline, shapes are versatile, convenient and yet offer performance that will not deflate your ego or compromise your experience. SIC’s materials selection, shapes and constructions dictate performance and prove that not all inflatables are created equal. Made from the finest Drop Stich Construction (DSC) and Fusion Skin Technology (FST) these boards are light, stiff and fast.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Tao Air Glide 10.6

    The TAO Fit is designed specifically for the paddler who wants a board to take out for a cruise or into a SUP yoga class. It has been specifically adapted based on the experience and input of Seychelle, who is not only an elite racer on SIC’s global race team, but also an accomplished wellness, SUP yoga / fitness instructor. The features on this board are derived from her years of teaching and testing. From her learnings, we have designed the TAO Fit to create the ideal board for paddlers and fitness folks alike. Made from the Finest Drop Stich construction (DSC) and lightweight and durable Single Skin Technology (SST) these boards are light, stiff reliable.

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