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gtrask@csusb.edu



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:35 am    Post subject: Retail price of 2005 bic blast Reply with quote

I am considering buying this used board but was wondering what would be the most any of you would pay. Being new at the sport, I am not sure as to how to gauge what is a good deal or not. Is $600 paying too much?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Bic Blast was a (correct me if I'm wrong fellas) FreeRace board wasn't it? I believe it was marketed as a FreeRide/Slalom board a long with the Super Blast...not sure though. For learning it would be preferred/really nice! to use a board with a centerboard.

BUT if you you really want the board than first, what is the condition of the board??

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that's the 125L version, it's far too small for a newby, besides having no centerboard. And even if it's still in its original bubblewrap, $600 is probably almost twice its realistic value, IMO. You should have ready access to a much wider selection of boards near San Bernardino to get too excited about this particular deal.

Mike \m/
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gtrask@csusb.edu



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Thanks for the input Reply with quote

I cannot find the right board at the right price. That has been my problem and I really need a board to continue learning on. While I am a beginner, I have one season under my belt. I am beach starting now and can stand near the straps on a plane. So it sounds like the most I should pay for a board like this (which is in mint condition) is $300?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How close are you to San Diego area?

This would be a far better choice. Add #19392 under Iwindsurf freeride boards.


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gtrask@csusb.edu



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:08 am    Post subject: Too much volume Reply with quote

I am bouncing around in chop right now with the board I use, which is about the same volume as this one. I weigh 165lbs.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time On the Water is crucial at this point. If your winds are always strong enough to plane on a 125 and you can waterstart in any conditions, go for it. If not, a board that small as your only ride will impede your progress. Cost be damned, within reason, but there have to be more boards than that lying around your home turf or at Windance (Google it) or, as Coach suggests, iWindsurf. Don't let the bubble wrap sway you; what counts is a board that will get you on the water and having fun every possible moment even if it looks like crap or costs $100 or $800. Chop is manageable, but sitting on shore because a 125 won't plane is a giant waste of potential progress.
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gtrask@csusb.edu



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Great insight Reply with quote

I totally see what you are saying. My learning curve was poor initially, having bought a presto with no experience at all as a first board. I then moved up to something closer to 165L and that is where I am at now. I busted the nose on my board and need something that will be a good transition board as I am learning the fundamentals quickly now. I will check out the other resources you mentioned. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever board you choose, I suggest you keep your eyes peeled for a BIG user-friendly board as well, at least 180 liters with a centerboard, so you can play and learn every subplaning moment you can muster. They should be taking up space in countless CA garages, be available for two peanuts, and be resellable for those same two peanuts when you don't need or want it again.

I'm presuming, of course, that you aren't rolling in cash. If I'm wrong, a modern sailable SUP with a mast base is even more versatile.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sold one them last year for 300.00. I bought it off a guy along with a bunch of other stuff including 2 practically unused 2006 sailworks retros, a decent carbon mast and some other stuff for 500.00. basically yes, 600.00 is high for that board
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