Gear of the Year (Race) - SIC Maui RS
Buzz and popularity by themselves are not enough to earn one of Supconnect's awards. But sometimes, all the chatter around a product has real substance behind it. And here is where SIC Maui's Rocket Ship, aka RS, has taken the world by storm and even more so with its 2020 makeover. Tagged as an “All Water” Race Board, the RS introduces several variations of previous models in the SIC Maui line, but all in one crazy fast rocket ship.
The squared tail offers plenty of stability on buoy turns and technical conditions; the deck has drainage holes to avoid the lower standing position from accumulating water; the lower deck lets the paddle stroke to engage with more power;and the combination of the bulbous nose, rocket, and rails all coalesce into one fast machine, rolling through bumpy rides and slicing through flatwater.
Here, buzz and popularity are the byproducts of a truly extraordinary SUP race board, SIC Maui's RS, Race Board of the Year for the 3rd time in the Supconnect Awards 2020.