Wow..what a busy day we had…Anja was just back from Dubai (nicely tanned), Andreas our photographer just back from Durban, ourselves just back from Amsterdam. All coming together in the studio in Winterthur, Switzerland. We had given everything in preparation and then it is just awesome to see it come together on the actual day. The day flew by hunting down our plan against the clock. Photo’s with accessories, different backgrounds and Stand Up Paddle boards. We even managed to do our planned video’s with Anja demonstrating fitness exercising, such as the ‘twist, ‘flying duck’, ‘burpies’, ‘squats’. As well as stretching exercises. We are now buried under hundred of pictures, selecting which ones will make it to the catalog.
2018 ICE Race Swiss 22.April: Thunersee
2018 Sup Tour Swiss 03. Juni: Bodensee, Ermatingen
2018 Tarne Water Race June 3 France
2018 Sup Tour Swiss 28.-29. Juli: Bielersee, Nidau
2018 Sup Tour Swiss 04.-05. August: Zürichsee
2018 Sup Tour Swiss 19. August: Seeüberquerung Luzern
2018 Sup Tour Swiss 02. September: Thunersee
2018 September 19-20 Germany, Paddle EXPO
2018 September 11 cities SUP race Holland
2019 10-14 January London Boat Show
2018 March 7-11 Holland HISWA
2018 February 10-18 Belgian Boat Show
2018 January 20-28 Germany, BOOT Düsseldorf
2018 January 20 – 21 January GlaGla Race Annecy, France
2017 December 3 Nautic SUP Paris crossing ”see the FIT OCEAN RACE Team 11km in action”
2017 December 3 – 6 Paris France, Salon Nautic ”check our new collection”
2017 October 9 France, Antibes Ocean SUP Race
2017 September 16-17 Switzerland, Thun – SUP Tour Schweiz
2017 September 11-17 Holland, Friesland – SUP 11 city tour
2017 August 20 Switzerland, Luzern – SUP Tour Schweiz
2017 August 6 Switzerland, Zürich – SUP Tour Schweiz
2017 April 30 Switzerland, Interlaken ICE Race
2017 July 8-9 Switzerland, Biel – SUP Tour Schweiz
2017 June 4-5 Switzerland, Ermatingen – SUP Tour Schweiz
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.
HEAVY DUTY LIGHT CONSTRUCTION (HDSL)
Lady, Malibu and Magic Glide are lightweight and robust made in the Heavy Duty Light construction. This is 2 layers on top of the dropstich for the hull. These layers are melted together forming one thick layer of PVC which is stiff and very light. This construction is appropriate for shorter non-planing boards. Light Boards can be fragile, especcially when the PVC is only 0.55 mm thin, like some of our competitors use. FIT OCEAN uses a thicker PVC layer for increased durability and stiffness. Still our boards are among the lightest on the market. New for 2018 we use a stronger dropstich material which allows the board being already usable as of 12 PSI. Less pumping, more paddling!
PREMIUM CONSTRUCTION (PDLL)
Windglide, Cruise, Speedster, Allround Wave and Ultra are lightweight and super stiff. Made in the Premium construction. This is 3 layers on top of the drop-stich, this makes a board super stiff. Modern technology like the premium construction molds the layers (instead of glueing them together like some competitors). Molding saves 30% weight compared to gluing, yet keeps extreme stiffness and is more eco-friendly. The extreme stiffness is appropriate for fast planing boards.
HYBRID INFLATABLE CARBON CONSTRUCTION
The Ultra 12’6 & 14” are made in Premium construction and additionally have a hard carbon stringer glued to the deck for extra stiffnes and speed. This is hands-down the closest an inflatable can come to a composit hardboard. 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) and made in the USA.
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.
Our goal: that you have a fantastic day on the water, with our top-quality gear for good prices.
In 2009 we got hooked on SUP after paddling a race, the 11-cities SUP tour in the Netherlands. Shortly after our surfshop also sold SUP Boards.
Quickly we felt that the inflatable paddleboards could be made of better quality and have better pricing.
So we found investors, high-quality factories, designers, teamriders and started our own Swiss brand FIT OCEAN®, a family owned business. We listened to input from customers, team riders and created dozens of prototypes before a board went into production. All our allround boards are 15cm thick for stability and paddling with dry feet. And all Boards are equipped with a double-action pump to make pumping up easier.
Because our boards are made in the more renown factories, the quality is outstanding and comes with a 2 years warranty. Furthermore we personally check each and everyboard ourselves in the factory before shipping.
Last but not least, you can buy the boards directly from us on BOARDdiscount.com and save the dealer-margin. Now you have a top-quality board, for a fair price.
Less pumping, more paddling! For 2018 our allround boards LADY, MALIBU and MAGIC GLIDE are made out of premium HDSL dropstich material, so riders under 85 Kg. only have to pump to 10 PSI instead of 15 PSI. Riders above 85 Kg. can still pump to 15 PSI.
Waterproof quick-manual! All boards come with tipps on installation, safety and maintanance. We also added a chapter on technique, as there is more behind the stroke as you would think.
Hybrid Carbon inflatable Boards! During the Summer of 2017 something was brewing in Switzerland… We started a cooperation with the American company Inflatable Composite™. They produce a thin hard carbon layer that can be used to stiffen up inflatable paddleboards. Yet it still can be rolled up like a normal inflatable board. At the same time several SUP races took place in Europe. Our teamriders told us what prototypes to make and went on winning races. The endresult are 2 new boards for 2018: the FIT OCEAN ULTRA in 12’6 and 14′. Because of it’s construction, these boards are not only fast, but also very stable, enough for sportive beginners.
We hope to inspire people to live adventure filled, healthy lifestyles. Whether you are a beginner, novice or expert we have a Stand up Paddleboard, to suit your needs.
Have a great session!
TEAM FIT OCEAN