Launching up onto the foil with ease was the main focus behind the Mako design. The nose has a more sleek and pointy design to be more forgiving and to surface faster if the board purls. It gains speed with ease under paddle power, as opposed to having the assistance and push from a swell or wave.
The general dimension and foam flow distribution enhance fore and aft stability and the bottom rail chines help to keep the board from catching when you touch down and possibly catapulting you over the bow. The rail chines also are designed so you don’t catch your rail in steep turns. The contoured deck increases sensitivity to the rail and allows you to push and pump without slipping.
Full PVC Sandwich with Co-Woven Kevlar/Carbon - SIC’s highest end foil construction with a full PVC sandwich wrapping the EPS core (top, bottom, 360 degree rails) for a light, stiff and very durable construction. The board is wrapped in co-woven kevlar/carbon weave as foiling introduces new challenges in terms of coping with the load from the foil and the impact from the paddle. This construction address weight, strength and durability like few if any other boards on the market. These boards are molded to ensure great lamination strength and that every board is precisely like the master shaped by Mark Raaphorst.
FOIL SUP / SURF / SAIL
SIC has stepped into the foil market with a tight collection of thoroughly tested shapes, high-performance construction, and beautiful graphic execution. Mark Raaphorst has been one of the leading designers of foil boards developing refining his foil designs for the last 3 years. As with all SIC products these boards have been tested in the waters on Maui as well as put to the test by team riders like Eric Terrien who has also been a pioneer and top competitor in windsurfing, SUP, and now foiling. Terrien won a number of races in 2019 on the prototypes which have led to the 2020 production designs. Terrien turned heads in April of ‘19 at the Kelt Ocean Race in France where he finished 1st in the foil division and set a French first when he also finished ahead of all of the SUP racers in this prestigious downwind event.