'93 Bic Hip Hop

'93 Bic Hip Hop

Post by MICHAEL L. BO » Mon, 07 Mar 1994 08:36:24



Quote:

> > i have a chance to pick up a '93 Bic hip hop for pretty cheap.

> by all means take it.  i just bought one today.

> > wondering is if it will be a good board for me.

> in the 1994 BIC book it says, and I quote "this is the board for you"

> > addition, i'll be making the requisite pilgrimage to the gorge this summer

> let me know when you are out there so I can do a cheese roll right over you

> > ( the 9'2" may
> > work but it is fiberglass and somewhat fragile)

> So it works good on those rocks in lake superior?

> > my stats are:  165 lbs, waterstarts nailed, jibes uh, how shall we say, 'in the
> > development stage'.

> What are you some kind of ***?

> > is this the board of my dreams?  will it be too short/not enough volume for me?

> I think you should just give it to me.

> > thanks in advance for any advice,

> Your welcome.

Sheesh, ask politely for some advice and i get a bunch of drivel from some board-
head snob.   very  uncharacteristic of this group.  you'd almost think i knew the
dolt. ;^)

mike

ps - ha.  cut the cheese right over me, maybe.  cheese roll?!  no way, no how bubba.

 
 
 

'93 Bic Hip Hop

Post by MICHAEL L. BO » Mon, 07 Mar 1994 08:54:08

but seriously, with all the sailors  out there, i'm sure some of you all
must have some kind of experience with the Hip Hop.  

looking for any *constructive* commentary,

mike

ps - Dave?  Kirk?  Luigi? Pat? anyone?

 
 
 

'93 Bic Hip Hop

Post by William Bradley Lig » Tue, 08 Mar 1994 16:42:29


Quote:

>but seriously, with all the sailors  out there, i'm sure some of you all
>must have some kind of experience with the Hip Hop.  

>looking for any *constructive* commentary,

>mike

I have almost exactly the same question. What is a good step down from
the Astro Rock for a 170 lb. sailor in Michigan. It might be used with
a new 5.7 race sail or an old 5.0 single cam. I have my eye on the
HiFly 265 RX. Any feedback on HiFly as well?



 
 
 

'93 Bic Hip Hop

Post by Vcislo Pavel - PE,,student,UID=104 » Thu, 10 Mar 1994 21:35:16


Quote:
>but seriously, with all the sailors  out there, i'm sure some of you all
>must have some kind of experience with the Hip Hop.
>looking for any *constructive* commentary,
>mike
>ps - Dave?  Kirk?  Luigi? Pat? anyone?

  HIP HOP , HIP HOP ,  You should look for another sport.

   JUMP JUMP .....Fi.....JUMP ...... Fi   IS NOT FOR YOU !!!!

   Pavel
DATA.32

 
 
 

'93 Bic Hip Hop

Post by Kirk Lindstr » Wed, 09 Mar 1994 01:43:21

but seriously, with all the sailors  out there, i'm sure some of you all
must have some kind of experience with the Hip Hop.  

looking for any *constructive* commentary,
mike

ps - Dave?  Kirk?  Luigi? Pat? anyone?
----------
Too small for me.  KenF sailed on in Maui with a 4.0ish sail when I was on
a 5.1.  I'd say it is a board for big wind ..isn't it 8'6"?  An expert
sailor at 165 could make an everyday board of it on the SF Bay when the
wind is in mid 20's in the summer (In fact one of the teachers at Baja
who works at WSWH sailed one if I remember correctly).

Sorry, That is a Gorge supernuker day boards for my size.
Kirk out

A Tiempo might be a better choice as the hip hop is more for waves

 
 
 

'93 Bic Hip Hop

Post by Pierre St. Hilai » Wed, 09 Mar 1994 04:09:06

Quote:

>but seriously, with all the sailors  out there, i'm sure some of you all
>must have some kind of experience with the Hip Hop.  

>looking for any *constructive* commentary,

I demoed a Hip-hop for two days last summer in Maui. For a 8'4 it is
fairly floaty (as is the case with all BIC boards). They claim it is a
wave board but truly it is more of a wave/slalom board. I used it in
Kanaha and Spreckesville in conditions ranging from chop to 4 feet
break on the reef. I enjoyed it a lot, although given my weight (145
lbs) I would buy a more sinky board given the choice. The hip-hop
seems to offer a good compromise between speed and maneuverability. It
seemed fairly easy to jibe. If you are a heavier sailor and often sail
in chop / small waves I would definitely recommend buying it.

                                        Pierre St Hilaire
                                        MIT Media Lab

P.S. Dismal windsurfing on the East coast this winter. the skiing and
snowboarding have been awesome, though.