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Cpark 05-20-2013 7:14 AM

Slingshot Hooke Heavy in water?
I recently bought the SS Hooke 2012 and i know it is a heavier board because it is specificly for boat, but when i ride its so far down in the water and it seems like speeding up would help but it still doesnt help much. Is that the way its supposed to be, i ride at a speed of 20.5-21 should i go higher speed?

Nordicron 05-20-2013 7:56 AM

Boy I don't notice that myself. Is the board your used to a bigger board? Did you go down in size?

LYNRDSKYNRD 05-20-2013 8:32 AM

^^Same thing I was wondering?^^

Cpark 05-20-2013 10:43 AM

I went from a 137 liquid force board to a 134 in SS but they are the same size

King12 05-20-2013 10:52 AM

I would guess you mean standing beside each other the boards appear the same length because of the different shapes. But your new board is smaller, that may be the issue

King12 05-20-2013 10:53 AM

What model was you lf?

Cpark 05-20-2013 11:02 AM


jarrod 05-20-2013 11:17 AM

what is your height / weight?

Cpark 05-20-2013 11:34 AM

im 5'6 or so and i weigh 105lbs

MrShelley 05-20-2013 1:50 PM

I went from a Liquid Force PS3 141 and Ultra boots to a Slingshot Hooke 142 and RADs this year. Doesn't feel heavier to me. In fact, it feels lighter in the water and weighs less (1 pound) on the scale.

King12 05-20-2013 2:37 PM

idk, I would think 134 would be fine for you. Maybe its just the difference in rocker plus the little bit smaller that you aren't used to. Just give it a little time and try to be open to it feeling different than you are used to I guess, you can try going faster if you like and see if you're more comfortable with that board up over 21mph , cant hurt

King12 05-20-2013 2:39 PM

until you slam, then it can hurt

burban89 05-20-2013 3:50 PM

I got the 146 and it does not feel slow and heavy to me and I am a big guy. It is one of the faster boards I have owned. I ride at 24.5 but i am also 6'4 240 and ride pretty far out.

simplej 05-21-2013 12:03 PM

SS boards are less buoyant so the feeling is normal, it will ride a little bit lower but should retain speed

williamburell 05-21-2013 12:15 PM


SS boards are less buoyant so the feeling is normal, it will ride a little bit lower but should retain speed
I haven't ridden mine yet but have heard many people say this. Reason I went from a 137 board to a 141 SS

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