With the ideal blend of performance and durability using a Carbon- Innegra construction, the Glide series looks as good as the design performs. Excellent glide and stability combine to deliver smooth performance for touring your local waterway or setting out on more exciting day trips or multi-day expeditions. Available in a 12’6 as well as a 14’ version for longer excursions.
Ultimate Touring boards for flat water cruising as well as open water performance in more serious conditions
100% Carbon-Innegra construction for lightweight performance and knock resistance
Nose/Tail attachment points + 4x deck attachment points in front of standing area for securing gear
Diamond grip EVA pad for added traction and comfort
Oxbow calls to mind images of constant movement and glide, common to many board sports businesses. It’s a name taken from nature, one of the Oxbow’s core and founding values. Born in the mid-80s in Normandy, France, the company set about to create an off-the-wall style, surfing the wave of windsurf popularity when it was THE big new board sport. Around the same time, BIC Sport was riding the same wave, becoming the biggest manufacturer of windsurf boards in the world. It is the era of pastel tones, flashy colours and bleached hair.... In both companies, and among the riders who represented them, there was the same bubbling-over of ideas and styles that singled out this generation of windsurf fanatics.
The 90s brought with them a new business cycle and diversification into other emerging sports. Brittany-based BIC Sport started producing surf products, with the longboards that brought tens of thousands of new participants to an activity that became as much a way of life as a sport. And at the same period, Oxbow moved its business down to south-west France to be nearer the legendary surf spots of the Basque/Atlantic coast. They became an integral part of the longboard scene and pioneers for many other extreme sports. Over the following years, Oxbow moved into fields as varied as snowboard and moto-cross, while BIC Sport was consolidating its hold on the windsurf and surf markets, devising new sporting applications for both activities. It was the beginning of the «cross-over» period that board sport fans still identify with to this day.
The end of the 2000s have been marked by the emergence and incredible growth of Stand Up Paddle, a new sport born from the convergence of these waves of enthusiasm. BIC Sport has put its immense understanding into creating a comprehensive range of innovative SUP boards, while Oxbow has lent its support and experience to the top riders and events that have given visibility and structure to the new sport.
As the destinies of these two French market leaders have evolved, you can see the same values, the same passion and the same stability in the ever-changing and bubbling world of board sports. That they might choose to combine their forces now seems completely logical. From this exciting collaboration will come a whole new range of Stand Up Paddle products, proudly manufactured in France* by BIC Sport and carrying the pioneering colours of the Oxbow brand. An alliance that will bring a global identity to the sport and its enthusiasts, with a range of products running from boards and paddles to the textiles and accessories associated with sport and lifestyle.
Who knows what the next big thing in boards sports will be? But one thing is certain: BIC Sport and Oxbow are henceforth combining their forces to enable you to enjoy Stand Up Paddle to the max and discover the magic of board riding, harnessing the beauty and power of nature to the very best of products and performance.
*All ACE-TEC Oxbow Stand Up paddle boards are made in France.
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|Length||Width||One Feet Off nose width||One Feet Off tail width||Volume||Weight||Weight range|
|12'6"||29"||18.6"||12.6"||280 L||27 lbs||210 lbs|
Our C-TEC “Custom”-Technology was developed to create the ultimate light weight, high-performance boards while maintaining good impact resistance. The success of this construction is due to the combination of Carbon-Innegra weave fabric* throughout the entire board together with a light weight low density foam core. A brushed white finish provides added durability, protection from overheating in the sun and reduced weight.
*Carbon-Innegra fabric blends the lightweight and stiffness of carbon with the durability and waterproof impact resistance of Innegra.
Key Features :
Lightweight EPS foam cores for minimum weight.
Tracer World Series : Uni-Direction Carbon for minimum weight, maximum stiffness and performance.
Tracer & Wave Pro : Carbon-Innegra sandwich for minimum weight, competitive stiffness and improved durability.
Localized reinforcement for key impact areas, improving durability in specific areas while minimizing weight overall.
Brushed matt finish for improved glide, protection from the sun.
Diamond groove pad for maximum traction.
1 - Deck Pad
2 - 100g/m2 woven fiberglass
3 - 200g/m2 woven carbon Innegra
4 - 200g/m2 woven fiberglass
5 - 200g/m2 woven carbon reinforcement patch in standing area
6 - 16 kg/m3 Molded, Watertight EPS Foam Core
7 - 100g/m2 woven fiberglass
8 - 200g/m2 woven carbon Innegra
9 - 100g/m2 woven fiberglass