The Marlin is designed to make early planning easy thanks to a deep center step channel, similar to on the RS but much deeper. There are two primary goals of this deep step channel.
The first goal was to build up a high pressure at the center line of the board, creating lift, in order for the board to get on foil early.
The second goal was to ensure that the angle of the bottom boxes were parallel to the deck standing area allowing the board to fly level when on foil. When using Marlin as a SUP, the overall volume and width to give the paddler ample stability, allowing the paddler to get through shore break and into the lineup with ease.
The rocker and quad-fin setup provide great maneuverability on the wave face and the overall rocker and outline provide great speed and agility down the line.
The ratio of the length, width, and volume will help to decrease the learning curve and bring on the fun factor in no time.
As well as SUP surfing and Foil surfing, there is also a sail mount for windfoiling.
The Marlin SUP Foil (SF2) 7’8″ x 29.5″ comes with:
– SUPER FLY 2 (Carbon-Kevlar PVC Sandwich)
– Double slotted Futures fin box tracks (9cm spacing) for plate mount system
– Quad fin setup
– Mast insert for windsurfing
– High density foam reinforcement around all boxes
– Foot strap inserts, dual leash plug
– Diamond grooved deck pad with kick tail
– GoreTex vent plug
SF2 – 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 to take 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.