From the mind of master shaper/designer Mark Raaphorst the Raptor Launch is our newest foil board created using our Ace-Tec construction. An exciting challenge for Mark, this is the first board he has shaped manufactured in Ace-Tec technology.
RAPTOR LAUNCH: SHAPERS NOTES
The finished product is revolutionary, and Mark is excited about the doors it will open for new wing foilers, casual weekend warriors, and intermediate larger-size foilers looking for a board that will stand the test of time. Like all his designs, Mark's attention to detail is evident. The full nose outline and straight tail rocker provide paddling stability without sacrificing performance.
The rear foil placement and bottom chine provide easy lift-off and forgiveness during learning touchdowns. The double-slotted box allows for more secure mounting of the foil, and the diamond-grove textured EVA pad provides traction and grip when turning.
RAPTOR LAUNCH WINGBOARD
Narrower foot strap placement is ideal for wing foiling allowing for dynamic turning. SIC seamless Ace-Tec product is manufactured in France, which helps us maintain our constant drive for innovation and control the material we use.
Ace-Tec Manufacturing is eco-friendly with low energy consumption, includes recycling all our manufacturing off-cuts, and has zero polluting/toxic emissions. Our EPS cores are also made on-site, ensuring zero waste. No auto-obsolesces in our products as we ensure tough, durable long-life equipment.
MEET MARK RAAPHORST
Since his childhood, Mark Raaphorst has been passionate about shaping and has honed his craft over the years. He passionately builds and produces paddleboards and foil boards with his own hands.
Rarely satisfied, Mark always evolves his designs, fine tuning details to offer the opportunity to escape from everyday life.
Mark has more than thirty years of experience building surfboards, windsurfers, and outrigger canoes. He is credited as one of the pioneers of SUP and is creating the world’s most winning race boards.
Mark continues to lead the design and shaping vision for SIC and has been recognized as one of the leading shapers of the rapidly evolving and divergent foiling market. His creativity and shaping mastery is the signature of the SIC brand.