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Old     (jondextan)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-08-2010, 7:31 PM Reply   
can you help me in choosing between the Gator Legend 145 and the Gonzalez 143 boards for cable riding only? i am 33yrs old, 6'2 and 240lbs but still quite athletic. i know that the Legend is a little bit longer while the Gonzalez has a wider middle and wider tips. i also noticed that the Gonzalez has tip to tip rails on the bottom surface of the board while the Legend has a flat smooth bottom surface.

i would want one of the two boards that would be best for kickers, sliders, surface tricks, edging and surface raileys riding on cable and flat landings (all the time). no wake to wake here. i have tried looking for reference on the web but mostly it's opinions from riding behind the boat. your opinions on which would be faster, edges better, lands softer, anything -- would really help.

i know i'd rather get a slingshot response 145 or something else but where i'm from these are the biggest locally available boards that i like as of this moment. thanks!
Old     (centexshred)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-08-2010, 7:33 PM Reply   
Whatever you do .... Do not a Gator

Go with company
Old     (ClutchIndustries)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-08-2010, 7:55 PM Reply   
The Gongelez has TONS OF POP. My roomate had one, rode it often, It would do just fine on the cable and awesome behind the boat.
Old     (jondextan)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-08-2010, 8:03 PM Reply   
thanks centexshred, but there are no Company boards available here as of the moment, maybe when the new Vandall board gets released in the market?

clutch, thanks for input, appreciate it. that's +1 for the Gonza.
Old     (boutwell_43)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-09-2010, 8:29 AM Reply   
I ride a Sling Shot recoil, but the SS response was rated the top one for cable according to alliance wake.Might be something to check out. Active wake has some good prices...Good Luck
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-09-2010, 9:11 AM Reply   
+1 Slingshot (recoil or reflex)

Tough as nails, super smooth on rails, tons of pop/snap off kickers with the flex.... awesome boards.... just make sure you get an 09 or newer - they have a different base than 07/08.

I have an 09 Recoil that has never been ridden if you are interested
Old     (phalanxoperations)      Join Date: Jan 2010       03-09-2010, 4:43 PM Reply   
Dex, not sure if you heard about Phalanx Wake, but Ricky Gonzalez is our Pro rider / Co-owner...We are super close to releasing our boards. Ricky helped shape and dial in the flex pattern on these. So if you liked Rick's old Pro model and your bound for Cables we may be an option. It similar construction to CO & SS, but using higher end materials. Check us as well as you can e-mail me at
Old     (jondextan)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-09-2010, 5:04 PM Reply   
hi Ray, ofcourse i've heard about Phalanx, i'm sure everybody's excited to see your board on the racks. thing is, i don't know if your boards will get here in the Philippines as soon as it's available in the US, it usually take a lot of time. i need another board right away as the Pure 141 i'm using has delaminated already.

anyways, i'm definitely keeping your board as an option in the future, seems like the cable riding is progressing into flex boards. good luck!
Old     (jondextan)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-10-2010, 4:34 PM Reply   
i was browsing the Slingshot website early this morning and saw them offering a good deal for their older boards and bindings. i just couldn't resist not resisting and found myself ordering the 09 Response 145 with 08 D2 bindings for $350 including shipping. kinda excited to see what the hype about slingshot is all about, and how a flex board rides. i'll have to wait for six weeks though (via forwarder) before it gets to where i live, so in the mean time i think i'll get the Gonza 143 and sell it or something when the SS arrives. I just don't know if the D2 bindings would be better than my Watsons though.
Old     (jondextan)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-11-2010, 2:44 PM Reply   
got an email from Bryan T. of Slingshot saying that they've ran out of 2009 Response 145 in stock and upgraded my order with the 2010 Response 145 board for a $100 more. i think it's still a sweet deal. So far, customer service's is better than expected.
Old     (timmo)      Join Date: Nov 2009       03-15-2010, 2:12 AM Reply   
So $450 for a 2010 board with bindings??? That's a steal! 2010 Board is listed at $429 alone isn't it!? Europe (& UK specifically!) needs more SS!!!


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