by: Sandwich Isles
The Bullet ranges from 11 to 17. From a lightweight all around board to the fastest open water board on the planet the Bullet series has the perfect size for you.
The Bullet 11 is truly a one of a kind board in the 11 foot range. Derived from its larger Bullet series counterparts, this board is the ideal companion for the lightweight paddlers who are looking for an all-round board. Due to its lightweight and EZ-Grab handle it is easy to load on and off the car for transport. The main focus lies on recreational fitness paddling. Regardless of your intended use: flat-water fitness, open ocean gliding or small wave surfing, there is no better board in the world that covers all these disciplines as well as the Bullet 11.
The Bullet 12 has taken on its own identity in the world of SUP. A scaled down version of the Bullet 14, this board is the mountain bike of the water. Whether looking for a board that glides with ease around the harbor or your want to catch some bumps in the open ocean or lake, the Bullet 12 is for you. The Bullet 12 can often be seen in local surf lineups on smaller days, as this board can do it all. This makes it perhaps, the most well rounded board in the world. If you don’t want to have multiple boards in your quiver then you want the Bullet 12.
The Bullet 14 is one of the most winning downwind boards in the world. This master of open water has also proven to be one of the most versatile fitness and touring boards in the world. With slightly more rocker and volume than the Bullet 14V2, this board is more stable and forgiving than its flatter rockered counter part, the V2. The additional rocker allows the board to fit nicely into the wave troughs and maneuver with ease on the face. It is less likely to pearl its nose in the gangliest of conditions and makes beach landings in pounding shore break negotiable. The full volume rails and rail tuck give the board more stability and glide with ease over slop and side chop.
The Bullet 14V2 is the ultimate downwind racing machine. This board is offered with and without the SIC A.S.S. (Active Steering System). The outline’s widest point has been shifted slightly forward and the rocker flattened, which provides the rider with better stability when powering up in lower wind ranges and smaller chop. You would think that straighter rocker would cause the board to pearl easily, however, the narrowed tail brings the nose up, mitigating purling and unlocking top end speed by reducing wetted surface area. The board has slightly lower volume than the Bullet 14 TWC, but maintains its iconic full volume rails and gradual tuck to promote stability, which incidentally also reduces paddler fatigue over long races or touring distances.
The Bullet 17 is the fastest open water on the planet bar none. It is THE must have board for any open-water elite racer who wants to strike the podium or takes their gliding seriously. This downwind missile has a narrower outline and more gradual rocker, which keeps you in the energy zone of the swell, maintains the highest average speed, and can maneuver quickly to catch bumps from any direction. Its Panel-V tail design keeps the nose elevated in the troughs and in the chop. Only available with SIC’s original A.S.S. (Active Steering System).
The Flying V is Jimmy’s latest foil SUP. Featuring max volume and blocky rails for maximum stability and paddling, the Flying V allows the rider to ride a much shorter board than usual for the ultimate in foiling performance. The beveled chine rails provide easy lift-off and touch-down, and the tail lift keeps the tail clear when pumping.
These short lengths allow for much better performance, maneuverability, and glide once on foil and the extra width through the full outline of the board, especially the tail, gives you incredible stability, paddling and tracking for these short boards.
The rocker line was also designed with stability, tracking, and paddle speed in mind but also to not “stick” in the nose when coming down from the foil. The tail rocker is also very important in giving you that initial “pop” and water release to effortlessly get up on foil. We were very lucky to work with Alex Aguera from Go Foil who helped us with the testing/development of these boards and gave us expert knowledge on optimum Tuttle box placement as well as ideal stance and foot placement.
Generally a lighter board will allow you to glide longer on foil which makes our Signature Sandwich constructions the perfect match for these boards to keep them very light weight while giving maximum strength and reinforcement for the Tuttle box. The deck pad has a center line as well as two horizontal lines for riders to get an accurate and quick visual reference for foot placement for riding without straps. Board has 5 different insert options for foot strap location and comes with foot straps.
The boards feature both a Tuttle box and a plate attachment for maximum flexibility.
Sizes and Volume:
With 363 liters, the Searcher is our largest SUP and is incredibly versatile. It’s perfect for heavier riders and will float virtually anyone…and their dog. The displacement bow cuts through chop and boat wakes. The round rails and performance rocker line make it perform much like a race board, but much more stable. Going on an expedition? The Searcher has 4 sets of tie-down inserts in the tail and 3 sets in the nose so you can take everything with you. Also for 2016 we’ve strategically placed 5 RAM mount inserts to give you the option to turn the searcher into the ultimate fish catching platform.
Comes with 8″ JL tracker fin.
The flawless rocker line and shape characteristics translates into effortless downwind runs. The 28″ width makes this board very forgiving for any size rider and allows the rider to get on a glide easier and to stay on a glide longer. Flat bottom from front through the center is a very low drag bottom shape that blends into a “V” in the tail for effortless rail to rail responsiveness.
Comes with 8″ JL Tracker fin.
The Mission was originally designed as a downwind board and it’s a great at that, plus a lot more. It’s fast on flat water, and is much more stable than the 29 1/4″ width would make you think. Hard edges in the tail lock it in when you’re dealing with nasty chop and there are no conditions where this board is out of place. It does it all!
Comes with 9.5″ JL Swept Fin.