Okay we are now copy pasting the title this year. Aleksander won again. Enjoy the timelaps from start to finish of Aleksander his race. Interesting to see he is ahead of a Starboard Sprint in the sprint… He actually finished that fast again that not only finished 1st on inflatable but also 2nd in the hardboard class, on his FIT OCEAN Force 14ft inflatable.
Hardcore day in Biel Nidau Switzerland with rain and lots of wind. Race through a canal. This time we had 2 riders at the start. Aleksander took 1st place and Mark 3rd place (both on 2020 FIT OCEAN Force) but Mark was disqualified for the reason of drafting behind a hardboard as in this race apparantly drafting was only allowed behind an inflatable ;) Awsome to have fun with fellow FIT OCEAN riders.
Exiting race for us as Aleksander does his first race on the new 2020 FIT OCEAN Force 14’x26” and wins the inflatable class. The start was in sync with teh hardboard class and stricktly measuring time Aleksander was actually that fast that he also became 3rd in the hardboard class on his new inflatable.
Our new raceboard is available.
Stay tuned for more info via social media.
When I am on the water and I change my paddle stroke technique – do I actually go faster or slower? How do I know in realtime? => Use our free FIT OCEAN SPEED app
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*free light download from the Playstore FIT OCEAN SPEED
*big numbers on your display, visible in sunny light
*screen time-out disabled
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Sweet memories of a great fun day in the Alps Thun Switzerland.
4 FIT OCEAN Team racers at the start on the ULTRA hybrid inflatable 14ft Boards in fields of mainly hardboards.
Results say more then words.. Yes we are creeping up on the hardboards guys :)
**Christoph place 2 and Mark place 3 on the 4.7 KM race in a hardboard field of 12 participants
***Marcel place 25 and Michael 29 on the 18KM longdistance in a hardboard field of 53 participants
Such a great day in Thun Switzerland. Many thanks to Honu SUP for organizing. Thank you all, this was fun!
Here the official results https://tinyurl.com/
FIT OCEAN go hard
The FIT OCEAN Ultra 14ft inflatable with the build-in finbox was delivering: (product details/ orderhttps://tinyurl.com/
Saterday FIT OCEAN Team racers paddled the GlaGla Race. This is a race in Annecy France with 500 participants on lake Annecy.
For FIT OCEAN Team racer Michael paddled place 23 in his catagory, much respect as we only had a Ultra 12’6 board available. And Christoph who paddled place 1 in the 14ft inflatable short distance catagory.
Interview with Christoph, who won the shortdistance, catagory 14ft infltable SUP
FO: How was it?
CH: My goal here was the olympic motto: participating is more important then winning. I had not done a lot of preparation so was not aiming for competition. As they say in Switzerland: ” being there is everything”.
FO: What about the race itself. How did it develop?
CH: Basically it was a long haul forward, a turn around the buoy and then i saw lots of paddlers behind me.
FO: What did you think about the board (Christoph paddled the 2018 FIT OCEAN ULTRA 14ft)
CH: It was very stable and fast. It is more stable then my Red Paddle Elite 14ft. The conditions were sometimes very choppy so stability is key for racing. I don’t know if it is faster, we would have to measure that. I loved the ULTRA board and will buy one for my next season.
FO: What would you change about the board?
CH: About the 14ft I really would not change anything, except maybe include a fin with the FCS II connect system instead of the now included FCS I.
FO: What fin did you use?
CH: Danny Chang FCS II
FO: Do you have any other technical tipps for board design?
CH: First off, I am impressed with the quality of the fIT OCEAN boards. I am amazed how good the gluing of the FIT OCEAN boards are. I had the shorter version ULTRA 12’6 for more then a month at home and kept it’s pressure perfectly. What I would change is the following. I really like the tail of the 14ft and think you should use that design also for the shorter 12’6 ULTRA board.
FO: Thank you so much for the interview, see you on the water!
Thousands of FIT OCEAN boards and all perfectly constructed. Call us a little bit crazy but we still do inspect every single board by hand. And besides, it is great to meet the folks in the factories personally, discuss new technologies and ofcourse thank them for their work.
The FIT OCEAN boards for 2018 look astonishing, the colors came out spectacular and it was extremely hard to find any errors during this check, except for some pencil marking to erase or polishing. We look forward to selling these boards next year and knowing the quality is that good we will have an easy year.
All iSUP’s in the world are being produced in China. The FIT OCEAN’s in one the most renown factories in the industrie with highly skilled workers.
1) Found a little marking during inspection to polish off. It reads ’30’ which is a code for the worker who made the board
2) We asked to meet who this is and where introduced to Mr. Zho
4) All board get pumped up to 15 PSI and left 72 hrs. Afterwards we measure again to check
1) Thousands of FIT OCEAN Magic Glide 10’8 all perfectly made with CAD software and 3D printing
2) Diamond groove EVA brushed deckpad for optimal grip and soft for your skin. D-rings for a kayak seat
3) Neopren padded handle
4) New for 2018, the FIT OCEAN Cruise in Green
1) Boards need to have a 100% perfect straight flat bottom
2) The FIT OCEAN Windglide in orange
3) With an extra hard plastic disk under the EVA deckpad to carry the load of the sail
4) Polishing off some spots found during inspection
Check out our new collection at the french watersports fair: Salon Nautic 2017 December 3 until december 7. Visit our booth & guess the weight of our new carbon paddle and win it.
and on 2017 December 3 see the FIT OCEAN RACE TEAM in action during the 10km race Nautic SUP Paris crossing.
A sneaky preview:
The full trip for the freaks:
Jan send us some pics from holiday using the FIT OCEAN Allround-Wave 8’9 with the following comment: ”In ilbarritz near biarritz. STOP. Board functions really well. STOP. Waves about 1.5 to 2m in height. STOP”.
Well Jan we are all envying you, so enjoy the most out of those waves, for all of us.