At 30”(79cm) wide and 390 liter volume the board offers enough stability for beginners. Yet the displacement nose is especially appreciated by advanced paddlers understanding the difference compared to old-school noses that rise out of the water. The carbon nose creates no splash and no bow-wave, cutting smooth through the water. Together with Alexander Stertzik, pro-SUP Racer, we further improved the shape and switched from normal drop stitch to woven drop stitch, making the boards another 30% lighter. Together with a good pump and wheelie backpack you are ready to go!
Let’s get into detail
Of course the magic of this board is the nose which cuts through the water and does not create a bow-wave or a splash at all. Advanced paddlers also understand that after each stroke this board falls back on its piercing nose which is much less resistance than without such a nose. You don’t need a hardboard, you need a hard-nose. The Premium Double Layer Light construction – woven drop stitch – makes the board super light, stiff and robust.
(1) Large wheelie backpack with 2 wheels on one side and the comfortable padded straps on the other side so they don’t drag over the floor. Ventilated sidewall so you don’t have to dry your board.
(2) Best quality pump by BRAVO (model 4) with double/ single action modus for fast and comfortable inflation. Because the pump can do 2 bar (30 psi), has an ergonomic handle and footrest, it is easy to reach the recommended pressure of 1.2 bar (20 psi).
(3) English and german manual with set-up, maintenance, technic and safety tips
(4) Single US Box fin easy to use (universal system)
(5) Spanner to tighten your valve once a year
Depending which package you choose to buy the boards comes with a paddle (6) and/or leash (7)
Length: 13’2” (396cm); Width: 30” (79cm); Thickness: 6” (15cm); Weight: 8.4 kg.; Volume: 390 l.; Total size when in backpack 90x40x30cm; Total weight: board+paddle+pump=10 kg.
(1) Extra strong leash-ring construction, so the board can be used in waves
(2) Tail-pad with EVA logo, Rubber with board specifications, Valve which closes automatically after pumping (quality product by Halkey-Roberts) and high kick-pad for pivot-turns
(3) Elastic bungee rope for storage of bags
(4) Large neoprene padded handle for comfort while carrying
(5) Soft and grippy EVA deckpad, spread over the full width of the board to make space for 2 persons, yoga, etc.
(6) Elastic bungee rope for storage of bags
(7) Scratch free printing
(8) The carbon nose has crash proof and is problem-free in production on the 14ft model for over 1 year now. It is a separate fixed attachment over the PVC hull. Meaning a scratch or hole in the carbon nose (which can be easily repaired) means the SUP is still air-tight.
(9) The bottom of the carbon nose has an extra kevlar protection against scratching
(10) Single US Box fin easy to use (universal system). Touring shape
(11) Quality control stamp (each board is tested by the factory and additionally checked by us)
(1) Best quality ultra stiff dropstich core
(2) Extra strong Tarpaulin Deck
(3) Extra strong Tarpaulin Bottom
(5) First layer railband
(6) Second layer railband
(7) UV-sunlight protection coating
(8) 179K ZEBEC best glue on the market
(9) Produced in a factory with German standards
(10) Besides factory checks, FIT OCEAN does an additional 100% check on each board
(11) 3 years warranty leakproof Board
(12) PVC Tarpaulin material conform the EU’s REACH health regulations
The Fit Ocean Force Touring Boards are sporty cut SUP boards and optimal for medium and long distances. Due to the two large luggage nets, you have enough space to be well supplied even on tours lasting several days. Qualitatively, the two copies undoubtedly belong to the premium segment.
The double-layered outer shell is very robust, yet quite light and makes the boards stiff and resilient. Especially the carbon nose and the tear-off edge make themselves felt with outstanding gliding properties. The boards cut through the water very nicely and have a very good displacement.
The difference in length is discreetly noticeable in the mileage. The Fit Ocean Force Touring 12’6 is shorter and thus a bit more flexible to steer, while the Fit Ocean Force Touring 13’2 is even more track stable and also a bit more gliding. In addition, the larger board is somewhat more resilient due to its higher volume.
The accessory package includes everything needed to get started and the quality is also good. Especially the backpack trolley is high quality and a real relief. For the paddle you have the choice between different models in different price ranges…you can find a comparison test here.
Due to the very high quality of the boards, you should of course not opt for the aluminum paddle, the carbon paddles fit much better with the performance of the models. Overall, the Fit Ocean Force Touring Boards are among the more expensive premium models, but they also offer you a lot of value in terms of quality and are really fast!