Our priority: the quality and durability of our products
The wind, the earth, the ocean, the sand, and nature in general are our inspirations to develop, test and share with you the products we design. We live on the coast of Brittany (France) and adapt our lives to mother nature. Our goal is to reconnect people with nature by producing the best materials at the most affordable price. We make quality, affordable products to explore any body of water in the world. Since 2013 we have been testing and developing SUP, KiteFoil, SurfFoil, SUPFoil, WindFoil, WingFoil, WakeFoil and Kitesurf equipment. Our mission is to make the water sports sector evolve, while respecting our planet as much as possible.
Our priority: the quality and durability of our SROKA products
Let’s face it, the watersports industry has a significant environmental footprint. Buy better, use longer: this is the motto that guides us in the design process of our SROKA products. By choosing quality water sports equipment, you will use it longer, and therefore contribute to reducing waste. Our priority is the quality and durability of our products.
What are the risks of buying low-cost equipment?
We can find equipment of all prices on the market, and it is sometimes difficult to find your way around. It is tempting to go for the cheapest, thinking that you will move on to a more expensive model when you have reached a higher level. This logic will generally not be the most profitable in the medium or long term. Indeed, an abnormally low price should always be a warning sign. A product offered at a price 40% or 50% lower than the competition is often a sign that certain criteria have not been taken into account: the quality, durability of the product, manufacturing conditions, guarantee, or simply the time spent testing and prototyping…
For example, a board of poor quality can quickly cost you more than a more expensive board. It may be that if the quality is not up to scratch, you will have to make constant repairs. This will add to the original cost, time and structural quality, and you will end up resigning yourself to changing gear, frustrated and disappointed with your purchase.
A quality hardboard will last you for years. We can take the example of windsurfing boards, still on the water twenty years later. Inflatable boards need to be strong to last, but they also need to slide well. It will be impossible to paddle on the board, which is like an “air mattress”.For example: everyone wants a light board, but light means more fragile because less raw material is put inside. At SROKA, we reinforce our boards by using specific glues with reinforced PVC (zodiac boat type). This construction guarantees a superior longevity of our products.
This is where the price-quality ratio is important. Designing robust, high-performance products is expensive. So understand that a low-cost product cannot always cover the cost of such a manufacture. It will necessarily be necessary to cut back on the quality and quantity of raw materials.