02' Bic KPR 8'1" wave board info sought

02' Bic KPR 8'1" wave board info sought

Post by Dan Weis » Mon, 13 Mar 2006 00:27:37


Just piced up a barely used 02 Bic KPR 8'1" wave board and wonder if
anyone here has any experience sailing it.  It's 51 or 52 cm wide and
about 75 liters +/-.

I'm thinking that an 8.5 fin is about right.  Any thoughts?

-Dan

 
 
 

02' Bic KPR 8'1" wave board info sought

Post by LeeD » Mon, 13 Mar 2006 03:44:31

  It's pure wave, like slow for Bump n Jump, and very good turning on
the wave face and jibing.
   Maybe 72 liters, superlight, and not a blazer.
  I'd consider 8" wave fin for wave sailing and downwind sailing
(Gorge), and also a 26 Bump fin, that's taller and narrower, more
upright, for onshore winds, and high winds where pointing is needed.
  8.5 is a lotta fin and might drive the nose down when powered on such
a small board.

 
 
 

02' Bic KPR 8'1" wave board info sought

Post by Dan Weis » Mon, 13 Mar 2006 07:23:06

Yeah, I think that 8.5 is the practical limit for the reasons you
state.  Thanks, LeeD.