BIC's Lighter, Tougher Paddleboards | Adventure Kayak Magazine | Rapid Media
BIC Sport details new 2019 SUP constructions. Rapid Media Staff

Performer and Cross series get a face-lift and lose some weight

The perfect combination of a durablity, light weight and affordability in a paddleboard has arrived, according to BIC SUP. Marketing manager Jimmy Blakeney showed off the updated line of Tough-TEC Performer and Cross BIC boards at Paddlesports Retailer 2018.

The Performer and Cross paddleboards are lighter than ever with some models as much as six pounds lighter than their predecessors. Tough-TEC's durability is thanks to a molded EPS foam core with a tough outer polyethylene skin for impact resistance. “We optimized the epoxy sheet to maintain durability while saving weight,” explains Blakeney of the recent changes in board construction.

“There's a saying that we want our boards to be light weight, durable and cheap—but you have to pick two,” says Blakeney. “But with the Tough-TEC series we're finding a way to get that durability, light weight and affordability.” Ideal for price conscious shoppers, the Performer is $699 and the Cross is $779.

The Performer is a surf-inspired longboard shape for flat water cruising and wave surfing performance. The Cross is a flatwater hybrid, equally suited to first-timers, families, yoga and fitness paddlers. The updated 2019 Tough-TEC range is not only lighter, it also features new colors and graphics, deck bungees and a full length deck pad on the Cross models.

Available Fall this year.

Tough-TEC Performer - $699
9'2” x 31.5” // 29 lbs
10'6 x 31.5” // 32 lbs
11'6” x 32.5” // 35 lbs
Tough-TEC Cross - $779
10' x 33” // 32 lbs
11” x34” // 38 lbs

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