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11'6'' Performer Reviews

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  • 11' 6" Length
  • 32.5" Width
  • $ 699.95 From

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(32 Consumer Reviews)

Read reviews for the 11'6'' Performer by BIC Sport as submitted by your fellow paddlers. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community!

Excellent quality, stable...

Excellent quality, stable and smooth board. Affordable price for a SUP beginner like me; love the look of it too

I have a small quiver of...

I have a small quiver of boards ranging from my inflatable river board to my 17'4 downwinder. My absolute favorite is the BIC 11'6 ACE-Tec. It's the most versatile and fun to ride and my dog loves it as well. With an easy after market deck pad addition, I can use the entire length of the board with my dog with room to spare. It's my go to whether I'm in the surf or on the calm. I'm a lifelong BIC fan! Pros The board is very manageable in waves as tall as 4 ft. I found the stability of the wide deck a plus in the messy Oregon breaks and surprisingly, the ability to turn this big board on the face of a wave. It performs like my 7'8 long board. Cons The only improvement I would make to this board was easily remedied with the addition of deck matting. It's way too much board to NOT get on the nose! Usage I use this board to surf 4 ft and under waves as well as leisurely paddle the Columbia river and lakes.

This is my first SUP, it...

This is my first SUP, it has been a lot of fun and seems to handle relatively well although I don't have anything to compare it to. I would say this is an excellent all around board. It is stable enough for a first timer or a kid to get up on it and the best feature is it's toughness, we don't have to worry about this board bumping into rocks or getting dragged over the beach. It is the perfect family board! Pros Easy to use and tough enough for kids to play with without you having to worry about anything. Cons This is not a performance board, when I travel longer distances I find myself wishing for something that would slice through some of the waves. Usage Mostly exercise and light touring.

Nice all purpose board for...

Nice all purpose board for most people. Rigid and feels every choppy wave along the gulf shore. Stable enough to allow leisurely sightseeing without focusing on every stroke. Cleans easily with water hose rinse. Pros Stable enough for most conditions of swell and choppy seas at the gulf of mexico. Cons Not a racing hull! About 32 pounds with my leash and fin. Needs tie-downs for life jacket and small bag instead of backpack or fanny pack. Usage General saltwater touring and some small surf at the beach.

Tried this one out while...

Tried this one out while on vacation at Lake George, had a great time and other rode beautifully Pros A great time all around for a beginner like me. Easy to balance and stay on board even with waves Cons Expensive Usage Exercise

A great beginner board....

A great beginner board. Rides smooth and straight. Pros Stable, good, safe foot surface on deck Cons Heavy and awkward to carry, but it is a rigid board afterall and that pretty much goes with the territory Usage Exercise-primarily lakes, ponds and slow moving rivers

This is a great board,...

This is a great board, I've ridden one in the past but would love to have one. Pros Stability and ease on the water Cons Usage surf

I love this sturdy yet...

I love this sturdy yet easy to carry board!I use it on the Lake for fun , as well as, a core workout.Mt friends love it because they can just get on & go-It's easy to navigate & fun to bring your pup on. The board is wide enough to help with balance & quite easy to navigate- all of my friends are in their 50's and loving this sport!We all compare notes on boards, paddles, cute suits, etc.This is one of the top choices :) Pros Easy to maneuver & carry Cons not a thing Usage attempting yoga, core work ,water fun

This is a great...

This is a great recreational board. I would highly recommend this over the entry level (durateck style). this is more stable, and much lighter, while still tough enough. we were worried about pulling up an a pebble beach, but it si actually better than the other style board because it does not dent. This board has been used for short touring (3-5 miles), wakesurfing, fishing, and in bigger waves of the Great Lakes. We love it! Pros Very stable, a good weight vs durability board, priced right, and comfortable on the feet. Cons nothing Usage exercise, fishing, touring.

I took this board out for...

I took this board out for my very first paddleboarding experience. It was very stable and easy to maneuver, though turning might take a little more time than on a sleeker board. It was a little big for me, I'm 5'2" and 120 lbs, but I still managed just fine. The only difficult time was going against the wind, if you're a small paddler, I'd recommend a sleeker, smaller board, as this is a planing board and thus the wind easily pushed my board back. For flat calm water, I paddled in an inlet in Tampa Bay, it does just fine. My friend who is 6' 2" and 220 lbs paddled it with ease. Pros Wide and stable, big board great for taking a cooler or supplies with you on a trek. Not too heavy to carry from car to water. Cons Doesn't do well against the wind or on choppier water, such as in the ocean. But only if you're light weight. Usage Just padding around shallow water watching manatees in the Tampa Bay, great exercise, it's a full body workout.

We have both the 11'6 and...

We have both the 11'6 and 10'6 BIC ace techs. We love them both! The 11'6 is a bit more stable and can handle more weight. We've used it for goofing around in the Bay with the kids and for SUP yoga all summer. It had taken a beating getting carried from the house to the beach and whacking into things but shows hardly any wear. I love that you can sand down the rails when it starts to get dinged up. The newer deck pad is also very nice. Perfect for SUP yoga! I teach the class and usually use the 11'6 for newbies because of the great stability of the board. Another thing I love about it that it is relatively light and very easy to carry for it's size. I wouldn't trade it for any other board! I highly recommend it! Pros Stability, durability, easy to carry, easy to paddle/steer Cons Nada! Usage Exercise, touring, kids diving off of!

AWESOME BEGINNER BOARD....

AWESOME BEGINNER BOARD. VERY STAble IN HIGH WINDS AND WAVES. I love how it glides across the water with ease and the big fin keeps it tracking straight through the water. Pros Stable, easy to paddle, durable, soft grippy surface for your feet Cons Big, heavy Usage Cruise the lake

Tried this board a handful...

Tried this board a handful of times through renting from a local outfitter. It has sold me on the sport! Learning on this board has made me want to buy one of my own! Pros This board is stable, and it glides well once you get going. Cons Doesn't handle turns well, especially if you are used to kayaking. Usage Exercise, Touring

The board is very stable...

The board is very stable and duriable from my expierence. The tie down options are a bit sparse but that shouldn't be an issue for people using this as a recreational board. Great intro board. Pros Stable, durable, comfortable leash, pad that covers a large area of deck Cons Limited tie downs, edge on board can become sharp. Usage Recreational and exercise.

Great stability for 200lb+...

Great stability for 200lb+ crowd. I'm 230 and I'm glad I bought this board. I'm 56 and new to Paddleboarding. This has been a great fit for me and my family. Used mostly for bay and river, this board handles it all. It is light enough for my wife and kids(15 and 18) to put on the car and go! Pros Handling. Weight. Deck pad. Looks--simple but nice. Transporting is easy. Cons Not really any. If I were to nitpick, I wish it had more bungee tie downs, and maybe a go pro mount! Usage Touring. Exercise. River Paddling. Family fun

It's a fun all around...

It's a fun all around board. I use it mostly on rivers and sometimes surf at the beach. It paddles very easy. I can take my grandkids on it with me and have no problems. I also enjoy surfing smaller days on it. Pros Nice deck pad. Great cruising board. Fun and easy to surf on. Cons The edge on the rail is a little sharp but it can be kind of a rail saver. I prefer smooth rails. Usage Touring and surf.

I love my big board I get...

I love my big board I get out on it as often as I can it's nice and stable and gives me a smooth paddle. It's very easy to port. Especially when my husband comes along which is always! Pros Lightweight, stable, durable.. Cons No tiedowns. Usage Exercise, touring..

Great all around board....

Great all around board. good floatation, ease of turning and stability. Extremely versital for lakes, mild surf and calm flowing streams. Reasonable pricing and low weight at thirty pounds, this board is the most durable on the market making for years and years of use and abuse. Made in France with modern factory techniques and unit to unit consistancy, Not as fancy as custom made fiberglass or carbon fiber boards. Pros Value, Durability, all around use for beginner, intermediate or expert in many conditions Cons Bland styling, no color/graphic choices, does not excell in any one water condition. Usage Paddling on lake for exercise and connecting with family

A great board for...

A great board for beginners, and someone just looking for a stable board that is durable and easy to use. This board will withstand a lot of abuse. It tracks nicely and yet fairly easy to turn.This board will give the user years of enjoyment and hours of pleasure. The color and the graphics are pretty cool too. Pros Looks, stability, durability, and ease of use. Cons Usage The board is used for exercise, and touring. Walking on the water as they say.

I paddled on this board 3...

I paddled on this board 3 times on flat water and slightly choppy water, it's a very stable board, moves a little slower than I like but good for cruising. Great all around board for beginners! Pros very stable, easy to maneuver. Cons little bit slow. Usage touring around SF bay.

I rode this board for a...

I rode this board for a week in Grace Bay,Turks & Caicos. The board is very stable in small rolling ocean waves, A very nice cruiser and easily accommodates 2 people. I've been paddling for over a year, and have a smaller board (9'6") that I use at home in So Cal. This is a great board for beginners as I saw a lot of first timers paddle without falling off. Pros Very stable in the ocean and picks up a good amount of speed with the wind at your back. Glides smoothly across open water. Cons The board has a very large turning radius and makes a hollow sound when being slapped by the waves. Can also be hard to paddle against the wind and current. Usage I used the board for touring, exploring reefs, and looking for fish while getting experience on the ocean. I had loads of fun and got a great workout too!

First time out on this...

First time out on this board I was up with out a problem. Very stable and easy to maneuver. Looking to pick up a second one. Pros Light weight Durable Stable Good quality Cons None Usage Exercise

I absolutely love my Bic...

I absolutely love my Bic board!! Theres not enough time in the day to get all the paddling in that I'd like to achieve. Pros The stability of the board is phenomenal. Cons Although the base in the back of the board is nice for latching on my belongings so they dont fall off, it would be convenient to have a second in the front of the board. Usage touring and exercise, even stable enough for some yoga

used my mother in laws...

used my mother in laws board a couple time and have liked it a lot. i have done stand up paddling a couple times in the past and i felt the most comfortable on this board Pros stable and easy to stay balanced Cons none Usage leisure

Just bought this board and...

Just bought this board and the smaller version for my husband and I We are new to SUP. We were able to balance and paddle easily Having so much fun. Pros Good construction, light weight Cons Nothing yet Usage Exercise

Great for all types of...

Great for all types of riders, allows rider to have good balance due to the way the width of the board is shaped Excellent for flat water gliding. Most of all it's durable Pros Width of board is great,very light weight, the handle makes it easy to carry Cons Not good for the advanced rider Usage flat water exercise and fitness

This board is very light...

This board is very light weight and easy to carry. On the water this board performs very well in all conditions especially flat conditions. The board also maneuvers extremely well in the water. Turns are easy to negotiate on this board because of the weight and shape. All around great board for any paddling adventure! Pros Weight, width and length are great. Deck has perfect softness and texture to avoid slipping. Easy to carry. Handles well on the water. Cons Nothing. Usage I use this board currently on a lake in all kinds of conditions.

GREAT board for a variety...

GREAT board for a variety of users! Tough as nails so the kids can take it out and paddle or jump off of it, dad can ride it and so can mom! As a SUP instructor this is my go to board for almost everyone, it is so versatile. Pros Handles really well in all sorts of flatwater conditions, holds riders of varying weights, takes a lot of bumping and still looks great. It is also a terrific board for paddle exercise, big surface to use and not too tippy. Cons Slightly heavy Usage Flat water, exercise, touring

Great board for those new...

Great board for those new to the sport. Easy to handle on mild waves, stable. Pros Easy to maneuver, wide platform Cons Non-technical for more advanced maneuvers Usage Excercise/Fitness

Great all around board....

Great all around board. Pros Light, responsive, very stable, durable Cons white color stains in river and lake water Usage exercising, touring, small wave surfing, teaching friends

Good balance, good grip,...

Good balance, good grip, easey to paddle Pros I like every thing about this board Cons If i had to say any thing lighter is better Usage Pleasure

Love this board! Durable,...

Love this board! Durable, light, and stable. Pros This board is lighter than my 10'6" board. It is fast and very stable. All of this and it is very durable. It is much more resistant to bumps and dings than my epoxy boards. Cons White color tends to stain if exposed to dirty river and lake water and not washed off quickly. Usage Mostly I use this board for touring rivers, lakes, streams and bays. I have raced it on Lake Gaston, N.C. in an event called "The Crossing" and actually finished first 2 years running for SUP's.
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