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whitlock87 07-10-2005 6:54 PM

On my other boards, they have continues rocker. My new board has a three stage. <BR>It seems to me that the three stages are harder to handle in rough water. <BR>Not sure if I am right, or am I being too picky. <BR>My new board is a Hyperlite ERA147 (2.8 three stage rocker) <BR>My old board was a 142 with 2.5 continues rocker <BR> <BR>I would appreciate your thoughts on this, I would like to know what you prefer and why. <BR>Thanks David <BR>

wakeboard19 07-10-2005 7:24 PM

I like three stage. They seem to me that they have more pop off the wake.

blake_hughes 07-10-2005 7:32 PM

3 stage is my choice... You can't beat the pop. To me, I feel like less work is involved on a 3 stage, over a continous rocker. <BR> <BR>-Blake

bummerkit 07-10-2005 7:38 PM

what about the new "blended" rocker?

mmobius2001 07-10-2005 8:16 PM

yeah, im a 3 stage guy, when you are coming at the wake, and are at the same speed, the continous rocker just feels blah to me, like it just jumps regular, but w/ a 3 stage i feel like im going UP instead of just over the wake.

wickedwake 07-10-2005 8:42 PM

I ride a subtle three stage...3.2"....LOVE it!

iamnathanhudson 07-11-2005 8:07 AM

I absolutely LOVE the new C3 Rocker from Liquid Force!!!!! I ride the Omega 135.....My last couple of boards have been the LF Fusion, Hyperlite Byerly, Hyperlite Parks......So I love 3 stage but the new C3 rocker has the boot of the 3 stage and the consistancy of the continous.

jhoward 07-12-2005 6:11 AM

3 stage here and yes they are a little harder to ride in choppy water.

sethenol 07-12-2005 6:24 AM

3 stage

dave27 07-12-2005 8:47 AM

IMO countinous is better. I like the faster feel of the board. Also a more consistant pop. I don't like the slower ride of the 3-stage board. I just went to the Marius and it's fast. It is a hybid rocker they say.

woundedknee 07-12-2005 9:27 AM

I prefer the "red rocker", sammy hagar.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>3 stage <BR> <BR>trace

jarrod 07-12-2005 9:41 AM

After riding 3-stage. It's hard to go back. I like the extra pop for wake to wake moves. I just seem to go bigger on a 3 stage.

malibuboarder75 07-12-2005 9:56 AM

I agree. I would rather go up than out on my tricks. Except for raley stuff. I have a hard enough time not going into the flats with a 3-stage board.

alanp 07-12-2005 10:14 AM

whatever the era is i like it. i used to swear by continuous but started to want a little more pop. i rode a ton of boards this spring; fish, transcend, my old bad ass, demented, byerly, parks, old belmont, omega and the era i liked the best. good pop and still felt alot like a continuous. give yours a little time and some good water

toolfan 07-12-2005 10:28 AM

Continuous....I'm uncool and Van Hagar sucked. Roth rocked it. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by toolfan on July 12, 2005)

atlsackedup 07-12-2005 10:38 AM

Leo...newbie here...you just said that "you would rather go up than out" on your tricks...then you said "I have a hard time not going to the flats with the 3-stage board". Not trying to bust balls here, trying to get educated on boards, but I'm not following. Seems like on a continuous rocker you would have a hard time not going to the flats as it is suppose to take you out, not up. <BR> <BR>So, can you easily go to the flats on a 3-stage board as well...or is it a lot harder to go to the flats with a 3-stage? <BR> <BR>Thanks!

malibuboarder75 07-12-2005 11:50 AM

Im just saying that with my riding style I have a hard time going wake 2 wake even with a 3-stage board. For instance, on my rolls2revert and oa 3's I take a very short but hard cut at the wake, and no matter how high I ride up the wake I always go into the flats. I don't intend to. I have bad knees and would rather take them wake2wake. All im saying is that if im gonna go into the flats, I might as well take it straight up. I ride the platinum prodigy right now (3 inch 3-stage rocker) and think its the best board I have ridden so far.

atlsackedup 07-12-2005 11:54 AM

Leo...thanks for clearing up. Right now I ride a Double-Up Antidote 140cm continuous rocker and it doesn't feel like it has much of an explosive pop...but I'm just a beginner, so I should stay with it until I have down my fundamentals. Then I'd like to switch to a 3-stage. <BR> <BR>Singe you have bad knees and are consistently going to the flats, have you thought about the Marius? Its suppose to have smooth landings...might save your knees!

tyboarder03 07-12-2005 11:56 AM

Byerly 3 stage <BR>And the Era is a subtle 3 stage <BR>~Tyler~ <BR>

malibuboarder75 07-12-2005 12:05 PM

Haha Andrew, you must have missed my last thread I made. "smooth landings boards beside the marius?". Yea, thats why I upgraded from the ricky g 138 to the prodigy 140. The landings are so much better. And my knees aren't giving me trouble any more. A lot of it has to do if you land on both feet evenly. <BR> <BR>That seems like a good board. I suggest you keep riding that for a while get a few inverts and spins. I have a double up nelso that I use on sliders and its really narrow. I dont know if all D-up boards are like that, but I don't like how narrow it is. I can't really tell you if the rocker isn't explosive, because I have been riding 3-stage for the past 3 years and don't remember how explosive continuous boards are. Good luck with your riding.

woundedknee 07-12-2005 12:35 PM

toolfan,I said Hagar, not van hagar. And don't be so hard on yourself. <BR> <BR>trace

ren 07-12-2005 3:32 PM

I prefer the ratty haired head banging spandex wearing d-cups a flashing beer bong a guzzling type myself. <BR> <BR>But really, I prefer the 3-stage now that my edge is more consistent into the wake, but until I had my fundamentals down, I felt a little awkward on my LF Substance 136 with the aggressive 3-stage rocker.

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