The F-16 helped to put SIC on the map and in the annals of open-water racing history with more victories in its class than any other. Fast, forgiving and fun, the F-16 has become an icon and timeless classic. Its full rails provide tremendous rail-to-rail stability and makes battling cross-chop and steep troughs a breeze.
The rocker profile and pronounced nose keeps the F-16 on glide and virtually eliminates purling in tighter interval swell like local lakes, Hood River and Lake Garda. Actively raced today and a still favorite of elite and recreational paddlers alike. Only available with SIC’s original A.S.S. (Active Steering System).
Length: 487 cm (16′)
Width: 69.35 cm (27’3″)
Thickness: 17.78 cm (7″)
Weight: 14.38 kg (31.7 lbs)
The predecessor to the Bullet series, these boards are fast, stable and forgiving. They are the most seaworthy and stable of the open ocean / touring boards. They are perfect for the larger paddler or a paddler who is looking for the performance and comfort of a BMW 7 Series in their paddle board.
The F Series range of boards has garnered huge appreciation for its Bullet like performance characteristics with its planing hull design, bringing these benefits to a wider range of paddler abilities. Not everyone has predictable trade winds and swell that lines up like corduroy. In fact, many people are paddling in lakes and harbors where just dealing with boat chop can be frustrating and challenging to stay on your board. Having designed and tested board shapes, rockers, widths, and volumes in the most challenging conditions in the world, Raaphorst came up with the perfect prescription for the board that can handle the widest variety of conditions and paddlers.
This board has been tested extensively by Jeremy Riggs who is not only one of the most accomplished open-ocean paddlers, but also one of the most sought-after paddle coaches for open-ocean and downwind paddling. The F Series boards let people focus on fundamentals because they are not worrying about falling off the board. The performance of this board remains at a high level and will give a novice paddler room to grow into a recreational expert.