BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard

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There are three boards in the BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard series to choose from, and below we will explain why they are great entry level paddle boards, that will also keep you going on the water as you get more experienced.

 

If you don’t have time to read this full review, take a look at our BIC Sport Dura Tec Stand Up Paddleboard video review.

 

BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard - Amazon

BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard - Amazon

 

 

Features

  • These boards have an ideal balance between thickness, width, and classic longboard shape
  • BIC Sport DURA-TEC Polyethylene construction for great strength and durability
  • Integrated deck pad for comfort and traction and comes standard with an FCS Dolphin fin and integrated leash plug
  • Built in recessed carry handle for easy transport

 

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Dimensions

There are three board dimensions to choose from, but we recommend that if you weigh under 200lbs (90kgs) you go for the nine foot 10 inches (9’ 10”) model. This is thirty two point five inches (32.5”) wide and four point six inches (4.6”) thick. This board weighs in at forty pounds (40lbs/18kg).

If you weigh more, you would be better off going for the eleven feet four inch (11’ 4”) model, as this has more volume (205L). The width of this board is thirty two inches (32”) and four point five inches (4.5”) thick. This board weighs in at forty one pounds (41lbs/18.5kg).

If you are of petite or lightweight stature, then why not get the nine foot four inches (9’ 4”) model? It may take longer to master, due to its shorter length, but will be much more dynamic in the water when you get experienced. The width of this board is twenty seven point five inches (27.5”) and weighs thirty pounds (30lbs/13.5kg). The volume of this model is 120L.

There were other sizes originally in the BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard series (as you can see by some of the product images), but these appear to have been streamlined by BIC into the three currently available now.

 

 

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Construction

The BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard is made from BICs Dura-Tec construction. This combines an ultra-durable polyethylene outer shell (a bit like a kayak, but lighter in weight) with a full polyurethane foam core (much like a surfboard). The board is thermo-formed in steel molds to ensure consistent and accurate reproduction of the original shape. This all promises great board durability and ruggedness.

If you are interested in learning more about this technology, check out the following video.

 

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Accessories

The BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard comes with a 10 inch FCS Dolphin center fin. You also get an integrated diamond-groove deck pad to help with keeping a firm grip on the board.

There is also an integrated leash plug and built-in recessed carry handle for easy transport, but unfortunately, you will have to buy a separate paddle and leash, as they are not supplied with the BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard.

 

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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

This stand up paddle board is excellent for any beginner looking to get into this sport. So long as the right size is ordered, you can learn how to SUP easily on the BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard, and then when you get more experienced you can use it to do more advanced paddle boarding.

These boards have a fairly flat deck as well, so are great for SUP yoga. They are also perfectly suited to either flat water, or beach break paddle boarding.

These boards perform in a similar fashion to EPS boards, and tend to sit ON the water. Stand up paddle boards (and surfboards, for that matter) made out of fibreglass tend to sit IN the water. This means nothing really, except some people prefer one to the other, and there can be instances where it is more noticeable, such as on a windy day.

 

 

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Pros

  • Well constructed
  • Good durability – tough
  • Easy to use – great dimensions

 

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Cons

  • No paddle or leash included
  • Some may find the boards a bit heavy

 

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Price

The BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard series is priced under $900, and individual prices are determined by the board dimensions you order.

These boards are definitely priced higher than some of the other SUPs we have reviewed on paddleboardssale.com, so that needs to be considered in your overall decision, but in terms of build quality, they will last as long as more expensive brands and models.

 

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BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard Summary

The BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard series is an excellent introduction into the exciting world of stand up paddle boarding. They are easy to ride, stable, and great for both flat water paddle boarding (on lakes etc) or down at the beach (in small to medium waves). BIC has a good reputation when it comes to quality construction, and these boards are no different. If you want a board that will last you as long time, then the BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard series is definitely worth considering.

 

BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard - Amazon

BIC Sport Dura-Tec Stand Up Paddleboard - Amazon

 

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