4'6 x 23.5 @52L 4'8 x 24.5 @63L 5'0 x 25.5 @75L 5'3 x 27 @84L 5'6 x 28.5 @93L
In the ever rapidly evolving times of wing board development the Smik wing boards have evolved with the optimum balance of early lift with minimal friction/drag when rails and tails catch on the water when flying or turning. Retail and customers are already finding them to be a market leader in terms of performance and a marked improvement on the previous incarnation.
Nose Volume has been reduced to reduce swing weight enhancing reactivity, whilst being less effected by wind, without reducing stability.
A refined chined rail has been further enhanced to reduce the catching of rails when they come into contact with the water, pulling in at the tail for pulling tighter carves, where the tail has a propensity to touch the surface, reducing the effects of catching
Kicker in the rocker is maintained as it certainly sell helps to reduce water catching, but has been shortened to increase the flat in the rocker to enhance early lift off.
Footstrap and foil positioning in relationship to this volume is what's critical, where we feel we have the balance just right for the perfect flight.
The outline maintains width in the nose and tail for stability whilst maintaining an aesthetically pleasing surf style look. The new hipped pintail maintains area at the back foot, whilst combining with the bottom shape of the chine, pulling in behind the back foot. The reason being during tighter turns and coming off the lip, quite often the corners of the tail tail would be catching as you tend to ride lower to the water in tight turns to keep foil tips from breaching and cavitating
SUP / wing
5'8x29 @109L 6'0 x29 @116L 6'3 x 29.5 @121L 6'6x30 @126L 6'9 x 32 @143L
Surf & Prone Boards
4'4 x 21 @ 35L 4'6 x 21.5 @36L 4'8 x 21.5 @38L. 5'0 x 21.5 @38L 5'4 x 22 @45L
One may say that many of the prone boards are starting to look the same. However, there are small subtle differences that separate the SMIK prone boards from the rest.
The rocker needs to the be the right blend of flatness to initiate speed to catch the wave whilst having enough nose flip to stop pearling as you need to keep the nose of the board down attached to the wave before you get to your feet and start foiling.
Rails are chined to avoiding bogging when the hull may come down in contact with the water's surface.
Bottom shape is concaved in the nose for lift transitioning to a flat section where the foil attaches.
Deck shape is slightly concave at the front foot with a double concave underfoot supporting the arch of the foot providing front foot steering control whilst flying.