12'6 EXPLORE

12'6 EXPLORE

Further, Faster, Quieter

The new 12’6 WING is a Touring SUP designed for fitness paddling, flatwater cruising, open ocean touring and recreational racing.
It’s aimed at medium and larger riders looking for a board with excellent glide that is versatile and easy to ride. With 285 liters volume the 12’6 WING is ideal for beginners up to 260lbs, with plenty of floatation for larger intermediate riders. ACE-TEC construction offers a unique combination of durability AND lightweight performance at a great price. New ERGO-GRIP carry handle = Easier Transport + Less Fatigue!

In development for two years with the BIC Sport international team of riders, the WING series features a super-stable, feature-rich platform optimized for a smooth, clean and effortless paddling experience. They are designed as all-purpose boards for fitness paddling, recreational racing and simply cruising around enjoying walking on water. The WING series is the latest addition to the ACE-TEC family of ‘premium boards without the premium price’. ACE-TEC is an exclusive BIC Sport thermoformed construction technology, fine-tuned for performance Stand Up Paddling. This unique technology produces lightweight, high-performance boards with exceptional durability and exact shapes.

 



Program

Allround

Touring



 

Key Features

Award-Winning Touring Shapes
Go Further, Faster, Quieter
Keeled nose cuts smoothly through chop while the flat section under standing area and tail improve stability
Designed for efficiency, stability and FUN
2013 Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year
Attachment Points – Leash plug at nose and tail + four attachment points in front of standing area for securing gear



WING Series :
Award-Winning Touring Shapes

Designed for efficiency and stability the WING series offers a smooth and effortless paddling experience. Perfect for sunrise cruises along your local lake, destination day-tripping to secluded spots as well as serious exploration in extreme conditions. A full vee entry transitions to a displacement hull through the nose into a flat planing hull under foot and out the tail. This unique design gives the WING impressive glide as well as stability, allowing you to go further, faster and quieter than on a traditional board.
Boards sizes: 11’0 / 12’6

 

Oxbow SUP

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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Technical data

Length Width One Feet Off nose width One Feet Off tail width Volume Weight Weight range
12'6" 30.0" 20.75" 12.5" 285 L 260 lbs 260 lbs
  • Fins set up : Single Fin
  • Center Fin : QUICK Touring 9"

Technology

Oxbow ACE-TEC boards are built in France using proprietary thermoforming technology and a sustainable manufacturing process with zero emission, low energy consumption, no solvents and an extremely low rejection rate. With over 30 years of proven consistency and quality using these techniques, we know molding. The distinguishing features of Oxbow’s molded technologies can be summed up in two words - PRESSURE and PRECISION :

PRESSURE: All Oxbow ACE-TEC boards are made in molds that apply tons of pressure during the manufacturing process to bond the boards together perfectly, in one shot, over the whole surface.

PRECISION: In order to handle the significant pressures used during this process Oxbow boards are made in precision engineered aluminum molds that precisely replicate the original board shape to the nearest millimeter, ensuring an exact replica of the shaper’s original design every time.

This combination of PRESSURE with PRECISION is unique in the world of SUP board manufacturing,resulting in industry leading consistency and quality.

Light Weight, Durability and Performance

]Molded, Lightweight and watertight 15 kg/m3 EPS Foam Core.
Fiberglass reinforcement for improved stiffness and performance.
ASA Polymer outer skin for unmatched durability and impact resistance.
Embossed EVA foam pad for maximum comfort.
Molded external inserts – no penetrations through outer shell and maximum strength.

1 - Deck Pad
2 - Thermoformed plastic skin (ASA)
3 - 50g/m2 Fiberglass wrap
4 - 200g/m2 Woven Fiberglass
5 - 200g/m2 Woven Fiberglass Reinforcement Patch in standing area
6 - 200g/m2 Woven Fiberglass Rail Reinforcement
7 - Molded, Watertight EPS Foam Core
8 - 200g/m2 Woven Fiberglass
9 - 50g/m2 Fiberglass wrap
10- Thermoformed plastic skin (ASA)