FIT OCEAN Boards are robust and made for extreme conditions as well as long term use. Drop stich with high-quality nylon garn, smooth PVC cut out by computer and glued in perfect circumstances with 179K ZEBEC™-glue is, what makes the boards extremely durable. Together with our shape concept they build the foundation for the unmatched longevity and performance of FIT OCEAN boards. Go to the limit and beyond…
CONSTRUCTION – How does it work?
The extra Rigid PVC deck and bottom are connected by thousands of nylons called drop-stich, to keep the functional shape.
MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY – Heavy Duty Single Layer (HDSL)
Lady, Malibu and Magic Glide are lightweight and robust made in Heavy Duty Single Layer (HDSL) construction. This is one outer layer of PVC on top of the dropstich layer, which is appropriate for shorter non-planing boards. Single layer boards are light but can be fragile, especcially when PVC is only 0.55mm thin, like some competitors use. FIT OCEAN uses a thicker PVC outer layer for increased durability and stiffness. Still our boards are among the lightest on the market. New for 2018 we used a stronger dropstich material which allows the board being already usable as of 10 PSI. Less pumping, more paddling!
MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY – Premium Double Layer light (PDLL)
Windglide; Cruise ; Speedster ; Allround Wave and Ultra are lightweight and super stiff. Made in Premium Double Layer light (PDLL) construction. This is 2 outer layers on top of the drop-stich (instead of only 1 layer additional, which some competitors claim as double layer). True double layer (2 separate layers) makes a board super stiff, but can be heavy. Modern technology (PDLL) molds 2 layers (instead of glueing them together), which saves 30% weight, yet keeps extreme stiffness and is more eco-friendly. The extreme stiffness is appropriate for fast planing boards.
HARD CARBON STRINGER – Inflatable Composite™ (US Patent 8273427)
The Ultra 12’6 & 14” are made in Premium Double Layer light (PDLL) construction and additionally have a hard carbon stringer glued to the deck for extra stiffnes and speed. Because the carbon fibres are laid all in the same length-direction, you can still roll it up. This technology is licenced from Inflatable Composite™ (US Patent 8273427).
Left – right: The carbon material on a roll. Swiss design how to apply. Glued to the deck. Finished board rolled like a normal SUP.
QUALITY INSPECTION BY THE SWISS TEAM
All FIT OCEAN boards are factory tested. Boards are pumped to 15 PSI and surpass a 72 hr inflation test. Additionally our FIT OCEAN Swiss Quality Team inspects locally in the factories each and every single product, before being shipped.