||09-19-2013 6:21 AM
CTRL RX review
Watched Phil win the pro tour on this board a few weeks ago in Grand Rapids and was wanting to try one out. Got the 2012 because i liked the graphics better and was a bit cheaper and still the same board. Got the 136 and I am 5' 10" and about 165 lbs. Wake was loaded VLX, and smaller DD malibu with wedge and 750-1000 lbs ballast. Board was super fast and tons of pop for a continuous rocker, my VLX wake is not super steep and it popped me wake to wake nice. Landed my first grabbed 3 with the extra air time, I am 38 with bad knees too:) It took me a while to get used to the speed, cut in for a tantrum and got to the wake in 1/2 the time as my watson. The rx is kind of billed as a cable board, but the built in fins would probably take a beating and it flexed WAY less than my watson hybrid, I had to ride it like a regular board, loading the tail for pop was not the way for me. The speed would be great for people that love air tricks. I could feel the flex on landings in the flats though.
This board would be sick on a steeper wake, the straight up pop would be great for wake to wake people. It felt like it had more drag than my watson, i think the RX has more rocker. Way less drag than the humahoid 1-up i demoed earlier this summer, that board has a ton of rocker!
I like giving smaller companies a try, rode slingshot way back in the day, i still ride a company and phaylanx. Maybe i just like being different. All in all a great board, maybe more of a young person/aggressive rider board. Me and my knees prefer the laid back ride of a true flex board so this one is for sale in the classifieds for $200 if anyone is interested.
Let me know if i can answer any more questions.