I was actually referring to the plastic Vivaces sold in the US in '94, '95, and
'96, which were, in my humble opinion, the worst boards ever mass produced
(possible exception: Mistral Edge). What Kevin is riding has nothing to do
with those boards (as has been discussed ad nauseum on this NG) and is another
example of brilliant French marketing not to re-name the boards when they
re-shaped them (and changed construction, etc.).
By the way, if you really think Kevin is racing on a Bic, there are about 110
people on this newsgroup who will prove you wrong, including me, who saw
Kevin's latest boards being tested before he got them HERE, in Berkeley, CA,
Hope this clarifies things.