CLASSIC BOARDS: The Bic Rock’n’Roll (1986 -1990)
LENGTH: 3.05 m
WIDTH: 0.62 m
WEIGHT: 13 kg
VOLUME: 135 l
CLASS: Slalom LW
The Bic Rock’n’Roll is my personal favourite, not least because I have spent many, many an hour learning how to windsurf on it. I love all of it’s little idiosyncrasies and flaws and like the old friend it is it never lets me down.
It was originally my Dad’s and has been sailed in lots of different waters, both here and abroad. I lend it to other people sometimes and they complain that it’s too wobbly, but hey! It’s my wobbly. I’m used all its tricks so I actually find it easier to ride than a lot of other more ‘buoyant’ boards.
The Rock’n’Roll was one of a clutch of iconic Bic boards manufactured in the 80s and 90s, including those desgiend by Ken Winner. It was a period where Bic Sport had a large level of influence and was defining windsurfing.