FREE 8'4" Realwind swizzle stick 65L(?) and Bic 120L

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FREE 8'4" Realwind swizzle stick 65L(?) and Bic 120L

Edit--these have to go so offering both for free.
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Bought this custom board second hand 10 years ago but it has been sitting in the garage most of that time. It was my first small board and lots of fun years ago when it was windy enough. I have no idea what the actual volume is, but I seem to recall it was about 65L(?). Grip pad and foot straps are in good shape (if not exactly matching).

BIC 120 L Got this from a guy who had put a custom blue design on the board (hence no BIC logo). No idea what the model is and I think it is about 120L. Last time out the boom met the board so a little epoxy repair would be needed. Good board for someone moving past the beginner phase.

Will consider delivering if you are near 30307 in exchange for beer or rum.

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Re: FREE 8'4" Realwind swizzle stick 65L(?) and Bic 120L

That Bic looks like an early 90s Vivace. Pretty speedy in their day. Probably the best thing to do with that nose is cut it off and glass it in. It would make a fun 5.5/6.5 OBX board. You could probably knock it down to 230-240 cm without a problem.

https://windsportatlanta.com/content/can’t-believe-what’s-coming-31818

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Re: FREE 8'4" Realwind swizzle stick 65L(?) and Bic 120L
webguy wrote:

That Bic looks like an early 90s Vivace. Pretty speedy in their day. Probably the best thing to do with that nose is cut it off and glass it in. It would make a fun 5.5/6.5 OBX board. You could probably knock it down to 230-240 cm without a problem.

https://windsportatlanta.com/content/can’t-believe-what’s-coming-31818

So I picked up these boards mid-week (Thanks, Colin!!!!). I am curious about the ID on that Bic though. A quick look at Vivace pics online doesn't show any of them having centerline insets for rear footstrap...which this board DOES have. I'd be open to any other ideas on what this is (though I realize my photo research may not really be definitive.)

Edit: more looking - think it’s the Veloce 288 Yes 3

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Re: FREE 8'4" Realwind swizzle stick 65L(?) and Bic 120L
zzholt wrote:
webguy wrote:

That Bic looks like an early 90s Vivace. Pretty speedy in their day. Probably the best thing to do with that nose is cut it off and glass it in. It would make a fun 5.5/6.5 OBX board. You could probably knock it down to 230-240 cm without a problem.

https://windsportatlanta.com/content/can’t-believe-what’s-coming-31818

So I picked up these boards mid-week (Thanks, Colin!!!!). I am curious about the ID on that Bic though. A quick look at Vivace pics online doesn't show any of them having centerline insets for rear footstrap...which this board DOES have. I'd be open to any other ideas on what this is (though I realize my photo research may not really be definitive.)

Edit: more looking - think it’s the Veloce 288 Yes 3

Yeah, I agree although I don't remember the Veloces being that no-nosey which is why my first instinct was Vivace. I owned a 278 for a few years that was a delight to sell sail. Some kid from Charleston sold it to me as he'd moved to kiting. I had the 278 and Mistral Flow 274 and both were supposed to be the same volume but they sailed nothing alike. The Mistral felt 10 l. smaller.

Veloces were pretty fun to ride in their time.

Edit: mistyping sail to sell really changed the meaning. I enjoyed my Veloce a lot. I just had too much overlap with the Flow and my Starboard Carve 111 which was a blast.

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