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boarderpunk 07-06-2004 7:34 PM

What's your opinion on these boards?? I'm looking at the 2002 or 2003 models?? Which has more pop, which has better speed, which is lighter, which one is "better"??? <BR> <BR>thanx

craiger 07-07-2004 8:14 AM

If you like a more snowboard type of ride, go with the Premier with no fins. They are both great boards IMO, can't go wrong with either one. <BR> <BR>If you can't demo, then I say the Premier, as you can do more with it.

jarrod 07-07-2004 8:24 AM

"If you can't demo, then I say the Premier, as you can do more with it." <BR> <BR>Tell that to our world champ, Shawn Murray. <BR> <BR>I rode a Premier for my first two seasons. It's a great board. For the years you are looking at, I think the Prem might be a little lighter. The Belmont has a bunch of bolt on fins and heavy hardware. But I know plently of guys that rip on both of those boards.

chavezychavez 07-07-2004 11:19 AM

Neil, I've got an 03 Premier 140 with your name on it for a good price.

blake_hughes 07-07-2004 11:45 AM

I ride the 2002 Belmont 136. J-rod is right about the hardware, the 6 fins create too much drag, and will give you the feeling that your board has an anchor attached to it. However, that problem is easily fixable. I removed the 2 center fins, which took all the drag away. Now, my board is very fast, and has a lot of pop. I'd have to say the Belmont is the better of the 2 boards, but how many Hyperlite boards do you see that aren't any good? Either way you'll be happy. <BR> <BR>-Blake

patrick 07-08-2004 9:53 AM

Is the Belmont board a continous rocker or 3-stage, if so they might come into consideration as well.

tutman 07-08-2004 10:05 AM

They are both great boards. Can't go wrong with either one.

jarrod 07-08-2004 10:30 AM

Belmont is Continuous. Prem is 3 stage.

guido 07-08-2004 2:18 PM

Never thought I'd do this, because I loved my premiers for the 3 years that I rode them, but if you like the premier you'd love the LF substance. Soo much faster and lighter, but otherwise almost identical in characteristics.

thane_dogg 07-08-2004 2:34 PM

Evan is right on, substance pops more too.

jarrod 07-08-2004 2:36 PM

That's how I feel abot the CWB Absolute too. It has some of the same characteristics as the Premier, but lighter, softer landing, and faster.

guido 07-08-2004 7:38 PM

Yeah, not to bad mouth HL at all, I still think they make sweet rides, but there are a lot of board companies out there that make wicked products. Ride as many boards as you can and buy from a boardshop that will back up their products.

guido 07-08-2004 7:40 PM

oh yeah, the substance pops more too. After riding this board I discovered switch riding I never had before. Smooth, fast and loose....Just the way I like 'em.

djo_djo 07-10-2004 6:30 AM

i have an 2001 belmont, i think the fins are really big, will it be a big difference if I remove them ? or should i put smaller fins on it ?

puckinshat 07-10-2004 8:43 AM

Joris, smaller fins will make a world of difference as far as speed and looseness. I like a really loose board so I NEVER have center fins amd only ride boards with molded in side fins. If your belmont is a 6 fin, take out the 2 center ones and you will see a big diff. If you want it even looser, buy smaller ones.

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