Andy’s rating: (4.7 / 5)
The ACE-TEC Cross Fit SUP from BIC is an extremely family-friendly and durable stand up paddle board. Suitable for use by adults and children alike, this board boasts BIC’s one-of-a-kind ACE-TEC construction to make it ultra-durable. At the same time, it comes with features such as a keeled nose and a full deck pad to make it easy to use and navigate. The result is a board that provides durable, usable, versatile, and stylish paddle boarding fun for the entire family.
The Cross Fit’s unique combination of features make it an outstanding SUP for any paddle boarder, but especially for families who want both children and adults to be able to enjoy paddle boarding fun. These features drive the board’s popularity and make the Cross Fit unique among paddle boards on the market today. Following are a few of the board’s most important features.
• Thickness: 4.75 in.
• Deck: Full deck pad, flat deck
• Material: ACE-TEC (composite board)
• Dimensions: 10ft. X 33in. X 4.75in.
• Accessories: None
• Weight: About 27 pounds
• Max rider weight: 220lb.
The BIC Sport SUP ACE-TEC Cross Fit earns its reputation as an excellent family board. This SUP boasts a number of design features that make it durable and convenient for paddle boarders of all ages, allowing families to enjoy hours of paddle boarding fun together. For instance, the board boasts BIC’s ACE-TEC technology. This technology refers to the material from which the board is made, which has been designed for maximum strength to withstand damage. The board consists of a foam core, and a composite body wrapped in a super-strong plastic. The result is that bangs and bumps leave only the smallest of marks on the board. Reviewers support BIC’s claims to the board’s durability, praising it for its ability to withstand abuse without breaking far better than do other types of boards. This high level of durability makes the board an excellent choice for families with children who might otherwise accidentally damage more expensive and fragile SUPs.
In addition to its durability, the Cross Fit comes with a number of features designed to maximize its ease of use. For instance, the board maintains the same volume of pressure throughout the entire surface area of the board. This rail-to-rail volume makes the Cross Fit supremely stable in the water. Because the board is more stable, it also takes on less water, allowing you to enjoy a more comfortable paddle boarding experience. The rail-to-rail volume also creates a flatter surface that allows you to use the entire surface area while you are out on your ride.
In addition to its rail-to-rail volume, some versions of the Cross Fit come with a full, flat deck pad that also maximizes the usable surface area of the paddle board. These two features combine to make the board ideal not only for paddle boarding but also for activities such as yoga while you are out on the water. The board is also designed for responsiveness and stability due to the inclusion of a keeled nose.
Reviewers praise the board for its usability and quality. They note in particular that yoga is definitely possible on the board, and they note that the board is so stable and maneuverable that almost anyone can easily pilot it. Some reviewers note that the keeled nose allows the board not only to glide smoothly on the water, but also to turn quickly when needed. The result is a board that is supremely easy to use for both adults and children alike, and is sturdy enough to withstand heavy usage and the hard handling often provided by children.
Finally, this board comes with six deck attachments to help you find a place for anything you need to bring with you during your paddle boarding experience, and a stylish design that will be sure to have you turning heads on the water. The result is a board that is designed to please almost any family member. Because families can enjoy paddle boarding with this stable, sturdy, and convenient SUP, the BIC Sport SUP Cross Fit opens up the world of paddle boarding to more people than ever before.