SMIK offers the highest quality build with unmatched QC standards and shape accuracy. It’s what’s in the construction that matters.
There are currently two technologies available at different price points:
Using a full PVC sandwich construction method, the Biax Carbon PVC Performance is our lightest and strongest technology available. The full biaxial carbon deck injects energy and reflex into the board. The biaxial carbon is a 45 degree-angled weave that provides stiffness with a quick flex and reflex response, providing the crispest feel imaginable.
The lightweight EPS cores are CNC-cut for maximum precision and accuracy before being hand laminated and vacuum-bagged with a full 5mm high-density PVC foam. This forms a hard shell around the lightweight EPS foam. Australian pine wood is then used in the standing area to further prevent heel dents while the nose, tail, and leash plug insert are reinforced with additional carbon patches.
It is the strongest, lightest and most durable construction on offer, proven over the years.
This construction method has previously been for custom orders only but moving forward, we are integrating it into the entire range of full wrap PVC boards, shaving a couple of hundred grams off the scales. This replaces our Parabolic Carbon PVC lay-up.
The Full Wood Glass lay-up is a premium technology in the SUP industry that we offer at a competitive price, available for the Paradox selected Hipster Twin models.
Boards with just EPS and glass will quite quickly have heel indents around the standing area and tail where heels compress.
Our Full Wood Glass Performance construction, as the name suggests, uses a full wood deck, with additional wood reinforcement in the standing area for boards that feel crispy and light under foot.
Rails, nose and tail areas are also reinforced with extra layers of glass and make the boards extremely tough and durable.
Our Paradox line is also constructed with a full High Density 5mm PVC bottom to ensure added strength and durability.
All boards come with a 3/4 deck EVA pad which is square-grooved for comfort and longevity. The tail pad features a tail kick and is diamond-grooved for maximum grip and control.
The SMIK carry handle is ergonomic and comfortable, for an easy and balanced walk down to the beach.
The fin boxes, as well as the leash plugs, are reinforced with PVC to prevent rip-outs.
No more paint chipping rails!
SMIK have pioneered the use of fabric inlay or infused colour resin rails across all boards to ensure that your board rails stay chip free and looking SMIK!
We lay fabric by hand into the construction of the rails on both colour ways of the Hipster Twin and Paradox boards. The Style lord and Hipster Twin Light construction use the resin infusion technology throughout.
We believe that our commitment to no compromise manufacturing whilst constantly driving new product development puts the SMIK SUP range heads and shoulders above the competition. With strict QC through the entire process, only the best products arrive in your hands.