rebecca2 wrote:No not staying with Bic....they're brilliant 1st time boards but not great shortboards so going to go for a different brand!
You do realise it's a scientific fact that the time taken from getting a shiny new board home and dinging it is 4 seconds?
The Bic 6'10 performer actually isn't that bad if you can get one. Better shape and construction than the basic ones and still ding resistant. My girlfriend uses one as her travel board and I took it out at Balangan (Bali) on a 4 foot day after trashing my board and had a blast on it. Nice early take offs, good rail hold and plenty of speed to race sections. Couldn't fault it apart from the fins which are pretty basic when really digging in, but that shouldn't trouble you for a while. If I ever make it to a slabby onshore Boscombe reef session, I'll be taking it out.
The only reason I can see why it isn't more popular, apart from being Bic, is that it is neither a full on performance shape or minimalesque so the target market is somewhat limited. Still a good board for downsizing though.