Here are some pictures of the new S.I.C. Custom 14′ Bullet SUP race board. I just got this board on January 18 and I was able to try it out in glassy south shore conditions and waist high waves. My first impression is that the board surfs really well for a 14′ board and seems to connect small bumps but it’s hard to tell until I ride it in real downwind conditions.
Mark Raaphorst first told me about the Bullet 14 around the holidays and I was really excited to test it out. I really like the F-14 although it felt like the volume was just a tad bit short of floating my 200-210 lbs weight. The volume on the Bullet 14 seems much more appropriate and my feet are hardly getting wet, just like the 17′ Bullet. I like that. I will take this downwind once the trade winds come back.
The main difference I noticed compared to the S.I.C. F-14 is that the 14′ Bullet is thicker and has more volume. The tail looks a bit thicker too, making it easier for the following swell to lift it up which is important, especially for heavier guys:
It has 2 goretex air vents, 1 by the nose and 1 by the tail:
The custom 14′ Bullet uses the same rudder system as the S.I.C. F-14 but placement is more forward on the 14′ Bullet:
This board is a beauty. You have to see it in person to appreciate the paint job and fades that the S.I.C. team did. I can’t wait to try this on a downwinder. I’ll post the update and comments when I get in a real run.
Here are the specs and info for the 14′ Bullet SUP race board sent to us by Mark Raaphorst:
The new SIC Bullet 14,
A scaled down version of the Bullet 17
It is a fast, light and maneuverable downwind machine.
Dimensions: 14′ x 27 3/8″ x 6″
2-tone fade paint job
Dual steering plumbed w/ lock-off plate
Available: Spring 2011