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BIC boards ???

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Created by tomo67 > 9 months ago, 20 Oct 2011
tomo67
WA, 7 posts
20 Oct 2011 11:03PM
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See some good deals on a 11.4 BIC.

Anyone tried these? How do they rate especially as a new board?

DavidJohn
VIC, 16041 posts
21 Oct 2011 10:04AM
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tomo67 said...

See some good deals on a 11.4 BIC.

Anyone tried these? How do they rate especially as a new board?


Good deals on line somewhere or at a shop? .. I've not seen them here anywhere?

DJ

AA
NSW, 2145 posts
21 Oct 2011 12:22PM
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Tomo, we have been running Bics in our SUP School and through our store for a few years now. They are excellent quality and very good value.

BIC is stepping up for 2011/12. There are two constructions:

1. ACS Heavier construction, cheaper but incredibly durable. Great family board
2. ACE TECH Lighter offering more peformance and BIC quality and durablity



ACS $849 $899 with alloy paddle and leash



ACE TECH $1099 $1299 with Adj. paddle and leash.

This is the 2012 range that has just landed. The 11'4 is a great all-rounder. We use it in our school and have been impressed with the durability, glide and stability. They also surf really well.


tomo67
WA, 7 posts
21 Oct 2011 10:17PM
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See link & add below.

I'm just starting out and had been looking at a second hand board as recommended on these forums. But this deal would give me a new board, Paddle & leash for the same money.

So I thought to good to be true? must be crap? Maybe not?

I'm 192cm and 104Kg so the 11'4 would be my pick.


www.dhsv.or.westozkiteboarding.com.au/sup/boards/bic

ACS Jungle SUP (Complete Package)



ACS Jungle 10'4 or 11'4 SUP + Polycarbonate Paddle + Board Leash) ONLY $899

This is an unbeatable package deal available for pre-order now at only $899 for a complete board (with deck pad), paddle and leash!! To order call Jason on 0411 510 514

PS: Extra discount for the plug ??? ;-)

tomo67
WA, 7 posts
21 Oct 2011 10:27PM
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Sorry AA

Just re-read your post (thanks for the detail by the way) and see you are doing them for the same money.

As you are using them for the school they must be ok for beginners which makes them ideal for me.

Obviously they are cheaper than some other makes for the same size.
Looking at another $300 to $500 in most cases. That's about 30% difference.

Are the other more expensive brands worth the extra money? Just wondering.

BTW love this forum, thanks for all the info!

GizzieNZ
3735 posts
22 Oct 2011 2:37PM
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tomo67 said...

See some good deals on a 11.4 BIC.

Anyone tried these? How do they rate especially as a new board?


Went for a paddle on one of these....to be candid they are a "boat" better to buy something that is wobblier & more unstable that will be more fulfilling as you develop your "sup" abilities

AA
NSW, 2145 posts
23 Oct 2011 10:59AM
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I have surfed the 10'4 and was surprised how well it surfed. Most 11'4 x 31" boards do feel big when you are used to a performance board. When you are starting out however you will be glad of a bit of extra stability.

Tomo as always you do get what you pay for. BIC leverage their huge volumes to pass on savings. At this price point these boards represent very good value. The main performance trade off with the cheaper boards is weight. Quality and durability can also be issues. We have found BIC boards hold up well in our school if that is any indication.

pandahill
QLD, 14 posts
1 Nov 2011 8:52AM
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Anyone tried wind surfing the jungle bic boards?

Is it worth getting one to wind surf occasionally and SUP 95% of the time? or do the boards compromise on both SUP and wind?

AA
NSW, 2145 posts
1 Nov 2011 2:51PM
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Panda, I havent Windsurfed it myelf, but basically the WIND version is
"a SUP board that you can Windsurf".

Here are pics of the new 10'4 ACE TECH that just landed.











Nice attention to detail on a board at this price.
Adjustable paddles are on their way. I will post pics when I get them.



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