SIC Introduces F.A.S.T - Foot Actuated Steering Technology
The mission with the ALL NEW and patented F.A.S.T. (Foot Actuated Steering Technology) was to revolutionize the same steering that SIC created in the beginning. The new system is focused on durability, reliability, serviceability and flexibility.
"This year one exciting thing that we are coming out with is the new Foot Actuated Steering Technology, which is an improvement on our current steering system," said Mark Raaphorst, SIC Founder and Master Shaper. "After all the long hours of design, research and development, FAST takes controlling and navigating your paddleboard to the next level."
It features a hot-swappable tiller arm that can quickly and easily be swapped for goofy or regular footed paddlers. To improve on the safety features we minimized the mechanical components, changed cables to push-rods and added multiple fail-over systems should you encounter a problem with the system on the beach or at sea. Of course it also needed to perform as well or better than the original system, which is hard to do. However, after more than 2.5 years of development we are confident that we exceeded all of the key design and performance requirements. We are stoked and we sure you will be too.
"After three years of intense development and testing, we are proud to be releasing our all new FAST Steering system for 2016," said Jeff Baillargeon, SIC Brand Manager. "Innovation is at heart of what we do at SIC and the new FAST steering system is something that will change the way we paddle forever. This is a revolution in design that is bigger than just downwinding. Steering assisted paddling will change the way we tour on lakes, float down river and tour the coast. I am proud of the work that our team put into this design."
F.A.S.T system comes in all our new Custom SIC Unlimited Boards and other Custom SIC models where steering is ordered.