BIC Sport ACE-TEC Wind Stand-Up Paddleboard review

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A Standup paddleboard that converts into a windsurfer? Only BIC, with the BIC Sport ACE-TEC Wind Stand-Up Paddleboard, could pull off such a feat!

 

BIC Sport ACE-TEC Wind Stand-Up Paddleboard - check price

BIC Sport ACE-TEC Wind Stand-Up Paddleboard - check price

 

 

Features

The BIC Sport ACE-TEC Wind Stand-Up Paddleboard is a lightweight, durable, and great performing Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). What gives it an extra dimension, however, is that it has a built-in windsurfing box (to fit a standard size windsurfing rig – not included), so if you get tired of paddle boarding, you can then set it up as a windsurfer! This SUP is an exceptional build, and will take most knocks, and can be used both in the surf or flat paddling on lakes/rivers/etc.

 

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Dimensions

The BIC Sport ACE-TEC Wind Stand-Up Paddleboard is 10 foot six inches (10’ 6”) long, and 31.5 inches (31.5”) wide. The paddle boards weighs in at 29 lb (13.5 kg) and has a volume of 185 L. Overall, excellent specs for beginner/intermediate riders weighing up to 180 lb (80 kg).

 

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Construction

The BIC Sport ACE-TEC Wind Stand-Up Paddleboard is made from molded, watertight Expanded Polystyrene foam (EPS), and has a protective outer shell making it extra durable. It also has a reinforced standing area to ensure maximum toughness when out paddling in all conditions.

 

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Accessories

As well as the stand up paddle board, you also get a built-in diamond groove deck pad, a recessed carry handle, one FCS Dolphin 10” center fin, and two FCS M5 Side-fins. Unfortunately, you will also need to purchase a paddle.

A leash is not included with the BIC Sport ACE-TEC Wind Stand-Up Paddleboard either, but to be fair, not everyone needs/uses one when paddle boarding (although if you intend to use it in the surf, I would recommend the purchase of one).

 

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Brand information

BIC sport is a French company, and has been involved in making watercraft since 1979. Since then, they have manufactured quality wind surfers, surfboards, and stand up paddle boards. And if you are wondering, yes they are the same company that makes the famous BIC pens and shavers!

 

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Performance

Although designed mainly for those just getting into paddle boarding, the dimensions of this board mean anyone can catch quality waves at the beach, or flat paddle long distances in relative comfort. As a wind surfer, it goes great in small waves and can give regular wind surfers a run for their money.

 

 

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 Pros

  • Excellent dimensions
  • Windsurfing box built into the deck!
  • Tough and durable

 

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Cons

  • May seem more expensive than other boards
  • No paddle or leash included

 

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Price

As mentioned above, this stand up paddle board is definitely not the cheapest option out there, but as they say, you pay for quality. BIC have been making excellent boards for years, and have a good reputation within the industry as quality board makers.

 

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BIC Sport ACE-TEC Wind Stand-Up Paddleboard Summary

For those that love to be on open water, this board could be just the ticket. Not only is it an excellent stand up paddle board, but it also converts into a decent windsurfer. It is extremely tough, and should be able to take almost anything you throw at it! Well worth checking out.

 

BIC Sport ACE-TEC Wind Stand-Up Paddleboard - check price

BIC Sport ACE-TEC Wind Stand-Up Paddleboard - check price

 

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