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Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-02-2013, 6:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,125
Posted By Richardd
i just got a Gath helmet. really good for ear...

i just got a Gath helmet. really good for ear protection (esp as the one I got has moulded ear protection). I work in sound, so burst eardrum is not something I can risk.

they're lower profile...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-11-2013, 4:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
The reason I went with continuous is that I had...

The reason I went with continuous is that I had an 'abrupt' three stage on my previous board, and from the very first set I rode I found it to be very hard on the arms. Much slower through the water,...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-11-2013, 8:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
desperately trying to think of a good pun in...

desperately trying to think of a good pun in return...

but anyway, yes the landings were much softer than before. I'm hardly falling from great heights, but it was definitely kinder on the knees...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-11-2013, 7:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
that sentence reads even better if you take it...

that sentence reads even better if you take it out of context :)
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-11-2013, 2:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
so for the sake of completeness, I thought I'd...

so for the sake of completeness, I thought I'd put down some first impressions...

took it out on saturday for the first time. It's a nice fast ride, although not as crazy as the S4 I'd ridden the...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-03-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
So, ordered the whip yesterday, hope to try it...

So, ordered the whip yesterday, hope to try it out next weekend. I will try to get back here and give my thoughts, although I'm not very technical or even that good, so won't be able to say much more...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-01-2013, 1:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
Thanks for that. I always land tail heavy (poor...

Thanks for that. I always land tail heavy (poor technique).

I take it that, even as the stiffest board, it still flexes noticeably more than a regular board like my Ronix Mana?

Just a little...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-01-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
I literally can't wait!

I literally can't wait!
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-01-2013, 9:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
Wow, Tim, that's all the encouragment I need!...

Wow, Tim, that's all the encouragment I need! Unless I hear a good reason otherwise, it's going to be a 2012 whip coming my way by Monday!
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-01-2013, 8:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
Yeah, all that is pushing me towards the whip. I...

Yeah, all that is pushing me towards the whip. I can get a 2012 model, and it's black, so matches my ronix bindings :-)
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-01-2013, 8:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
By the way, demoing SS boards is nearly...

By the way, demoing SS boards is nearly impossible in the uk. Only place that does it is miles north of me, and is only a cable park. I'm forced to take a gamble.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-01-2013, 8:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
Yes the new lyman has talk of a new base -...

Yes the new lyman has talk of a new base - "Aerospace influenced channels and core fins" (!). Makes it sound like they are giving it the same treatment as the 2012/13 whip base - which is more...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-01-2013, 7:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
thanks andrew. bloody hell though - you make it...

thanks andrew. bloody hell though - you make it sound like we're collecting our pensions!! I'm only 33! :-)

when you got the Lyman, was that because it was one of the first ballastic boards, or...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-01-2013, 6:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
It's not mine unfortunately, but I certainly felt...

It's not mine unfortunately, but I certainly felt it was quite similar to the cwb faze that I did start on.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-01-2013, 6:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By Richardd
Time for a new board - slingshot?

Hi all,

I'm a keen boat rider (but not that good - w2w 180s etc). I have not progressed much in the last cople of years, partly becuase of having 2 children, but also because I failed to get on...
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