One of our most popular boards, the 11'4" DURA-TEC suits a wide range of users and is an ideal choice if you're looking for one board for the whole fa ...
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| Submitted by: Phil on 2014-07-21
Summary: I have used the Bic Dura-Tec board several times as a rental. Dura-Tec boards seem quite common for board rental shops. It is obviously due to the fact that the board can take a beating from anyone. Super solid and built tough. This board is wide and long and crazy stable. I have seen many paddlers who have never paddled before hop right on and take off with no problem. It is big and heavy so it does not glide well. You will get quite a work out paddling this beast around.
Pros: Super stable, super tough. No need to worry about dings or dents.
Cons: HEAVY. It is a big board that takes some power to get around.
Usage: Exercise and touring
Submitted by: m.a on 2014-06-24
Summary: Great stable board, strong well made and easy to use.
Pros: Surfs well, good shape.
Cons: Heavy to carry
Usage: When surf is small, this comes out.
Submitted by: Chris on 2014-03-29
Summary: The Bic Duratec is a tank of a board. If you are rough on your stuff, this is your board. You can run the board into rocks, docks, and everything else in between. The board will live to paddle another day! Can't say that about 99% of the other boards out there. It paddles great, is it a race board, nope. But, I can keep up in group paddles. The negatives, it's heavy. Pulling this off your car and out of the water is going to take a little more effort than an epoxy board. But it is doable, not as heavy as the rotomolded boards that are 100% plastic. This board is a staple in the rental/lesson market. This makes it a common board, but bit also speaks to it's durability and stability. Overall, this is a great board if you abuse your gear, have kids, or want a board that is going to last a long time. This is the board I would buy for my teenager who breaks everything he owns. He won't break this. But I might need to keep extra paddles on hand. But I know this board will be OK.
Pros: Durable, a great family board!
Usage: Touring, family outings, rivers, any place that will break an epoxy board
Submitted by: Gene on 2014-03-28
Summary: Perfect board for the lake cabin. Super strong, I dropped mine from my garage rafters, hit on side small dent no other damage.
Pros: Super stable, strongest, and most durable board out there.
Usage: Exercise, touring, loaner.
Submitted by: Joe Henry on 2014-03-23
Summary: At 11'4" and 32" wide this board is stable. The material, Dura-tec, is very durable as the name implies (but not indestructible). A great family board.
Pros: Cost, Durability, Stability
Cons: Heavy, Foot padding is a little harsh, the "bumper" or "edge guard" makes the board look cheap
Usage: Family fun, touring, surfing