Bic Mini Mal Surfboard Review

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Natasha Devo's review of Bic Mini Mal Surfboard

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“So I got this Bic Mini Mal board handed down to me...”

Written on: 02/01/2006 by Natasha Devo (1 review written)

Good Points
-Able to catch broken waves with even paddling
-Perfect for smaller messy or clean days
-Practically indestructable great for travelling as it's so solid
-Great for first timers (I caught my first wave on it)
- Great for kids as not too large but floaty enough to learn on (if you know what I mean)!!
-OK for the slightly larger surfers (well not over 15 stones I'd say as my dad can sink it!! lol.
-Gives you a smooth ride
-Stable for first timer shaky arms when pushing up on feet
-Your feet don't need to be in the right place so again excellent for beginners
-Paddling easy

Bad Points
-Not so good in the larger waves as duck diving is practically impossible!
-Hard to turn/carve to board
-You need to lay right on the board (head inline with the bic sign) other wise you go head over heels

General Comments
So I got this Bic Mini Mal board handed down to me when I wanted to start surfing from my brother, he learned to surf it and I was up on my feet on the first time I was in the water. I knew that it would be easiest for me to start in the white water. I just held onto the rails until the wave picked me up. I started by riding it like a bodyboard, then on my knees before I struggled to my feet. I know that when my brother brought the board the shop assistant said that it was the best for money and for a beginner. In my own view whilst I was learning to surf I battered it around but even now it looks new. This is the board to get when learning to surf, there's no point in getting a small shortboard as you'll stand no chance in even catching a wave. Good luck surfing and most of all have FUN!!!

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Natasha Devo's Response to Natasha Devo's Review

Written on: 07/01/2006

Great review, thanks, now i know which board to get to start surfing. xxx

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434186_Waterpolo's Response to Natasha Devo's Review

Written on: 21/01/2009

I found this review helpful because...looking for board to take to cornwall for my daughter ,this sounds perfect

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Debunker's Response to Natasha Devo's Review

Written on: 11/07/2007

I have a Bic 7'10 MiniMal, my first board, and it rocks. Like you say, it's solid, stable, and excellent for beginners. My girlfriend has a 7'10 NSP, and the Bic performs just as well, and the build quality is almost the same. (Although I reckon the Bic looks cooler!)
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<br/>I'm looking for a board around 7'3" now, that I can steer a bit more (you can steer the 7'10 a bit, to run it along the face of a wave, but it's a big board to move around) and I may well get another Bic, although I have an urge to try something else, perhaps a HawaianSled, cos I dig the wooden veneer!
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<br/>I'll keep the Bic for my quiver though, for messy or smaller days, it's a must have I reckon. See you around, keep an eye out for a Snake Plissken lookalike on a Bic!

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