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04-11-2010 6:51 PM

Watson Hybrid and CWB Vibe
 
Anybody tried out one or both or these boards behind the boat? They are stiffer than Slingshots and Companys, so I was wondering how they compared behind the boat to a traditional stiff board and to other flex boards.

mofreestyle 04-11-2010 9:38 PM

I just got a vibe but haven't ridden it yet so I'm of no help but it looks good. haha I let you know when I get on the water.

westsidarider 04-12-2010 1:21 AM

I cant comment on a watson but i can tell you that the vibe in an amazing ride. I came from riding a hyperlite marek last year to the vibe this year and love it. I have been waiting for a company to make a board like this since 2004. The vibe is very rigid through the center of the board so there is no pop sacrificed. The tip and tail is where you will find the flex on the vibe which is awesome because it can be ridden like a normal board wake to wake but you can really flex it out on presses

Luker 04-12-2010 6:49 AM

I'm riding the Watson Hybrid behind the boat this year. I've had a good 8-10 sets on it now and honestly I really dig the board... you can't really tell its a flex unless you land super tail heavy or you're pressing rails. The pop is good and pretty consistent... Its pretty fast and gets on edge super quick since the rails are really really thin.... the board releases really early off the wake since there isn't a whole lot of edge, but once you dial it in its no problem. I'm coming off an ACL reconstruction and the flex gives me a little more confidence on landings if I go a little too deep.... Coming from a standard no-flex board (Ronix 1 last year) hasn't been much of a learning curve honestly and i haven't noticed any loss of pop like some have claimed with flex boards. I feel like LF did a great job mixing flex with a lot of normal board characteristics A+.... Go demo one!

04-12-2010 5:55 PM

Thanks for all the feed back, I am also comming from a Ronix One, and I have seen very good things from the marek

stephan 04-12-2010 6:06 PM

I've got a Vibe that is a lot of fun to ride. I prefer regular boards so I ride my Transcend more of the time but every now and again will break out the Vibe and its always a blast. That thing pops hard and is very surfy and fun.

nickdakoolkat 04-13-2010 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by HunterHudd (Post 1572795)
Thanks for all the feed back, I am also comming from a Ronix One, and I have seen very good things from the marek

Whats this "demo" you speak of...u mean like from a pro-shop....hmmm i remember those things...way back when they exhisted before this whole economy went to shizzz lol

etang789 05-18-2010 4:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Luker (Post 1572527)
I'm riding the Watson Hybrid behind the boat this year. I've had a good 8-10 sets on it now and honestly I really dig the board... you can't really tell its a flex unless you land super tail heavy or you're pressing rails. The pop is good and pretty consistent... Its pretty fast and gets on edge super quick since the rails are really really thin.... the board releases really early off the wake since there isn't a whole lot of edge, but once you dial it in its no problem. I'm coming off an ACL reconstruction and the flex gives me a little more confidence on landings if I go a little too deep.... Coming from a standard no-flex board (Ronix 1 last year) hasn't been much of a learning curve honestly and i haven't noticed any loss of pop like some have claimed with flex boards. I feel like LF did a great job mixing flex with a lot of normal board characteristics A+.... Go demo one!

What board size do you ride? I only ride behind the boat, so you think even with the Hybrid core theres no loss in pop? Have you tried the normal 2010 Watson?

Luker 05-18-2010 11:49 AM

I ride the 139 (5'9... 165lbs)... haven't been on the reg Watson... but came off of the S4 over the winter and the Ronix One last year and haven't noticed a difference in pop at all.


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