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Old    smiley (smknsmly)      Join Date: May 2007       06-12-2008, 7:52 PM Reply   
Ive been riding off and on about 2 years now. I am just getting well rounded riding switch and doing 180s. I started with an old Obrien Custom 142, then bought a Hyperlite Motive. I usually ride the Obrien with new Hyperlite Atlas bindings. The motive just seemed sluggish. I wish the obrien had molded side fins though.

I was thinking about a Watson, but having second thoughts. I would like to go as cheap as possible, but not a huge concern.

What you guys suggest?
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-12-2008, 7:58 PM Reply   
shane 140
Old    what what (snowman89)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-12-2008, 8:27 PM Reply   
Ive been anti cwb forever cuz i thought their bindings were ugly and there graphics were never my favorite but I rode a cwb kink at a wakeboard school and I thought it was one of the best feeling three stage boards ive ridden and its only $280. If you don't like sluggish boards the liquid force trip is amazingly fast and cheap too
Old    Chris (brody)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-12-2008, 8:30 PM Reply   
Defineatly go for the watson. If you take out the center fin it is perfect. Has great pop, soft landings, loose but not too loose, I love mine and it has worked great.
Old    Johnny Zappa (wakefish)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-12-2008, 8:33 PM Reply   
HEARD GOOD THINGS ABOUT GANZALESES BOARD
Old    ryan "john" vu (jmv)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-12-2008, 9:03 PM Reply   
I ride the Watson finless and it feels sooo nice but I'm not that good of a rider.

I heard the Shane makes people better riders. Look at Joe, he was only able to jump one wake now w/ the Shane he can jump two; now that's impressive. J/K Thanks again Joe.
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       06-12-2008, 9:31 PM Reply   
the watson is so rad..... but also check these

lf substance.... the old watson

lf trip..... now has molded fins

they come in great packages.
Old    Jos (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-12-2008, 10:02 PM Reply   
The Watson is an awesome board, with fins it's solid as a rock, without them it's nice and loose. Great pop, and it's no slug either.
Old    Josh Weitekamp (da_kamp)      Join Date: Jan 2008       06-12-2008, 10:17 PM Reply   
GET THE LYMAN !

you obviously want a faster board and the watsons a little on the slow side
Old    smiley (smknsmly)      Join Date: May 2007       06-12-2008, 11:41 PM Reply   
im thinking about a LF fish now...cheap, sounds fun..too many boards to choose from
Old    Goride (goride)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-12-2008, 11:47 PM Reply   
you want something thats loose or sticky?

You want it to sit deep in the water or high?

You want massive verticle buck from a 3 stage or a very predictable softer landing continuous rocker?

Are you a laid back rider or super aggressive?
Old    smiley (smknsmly)      Join Date: May 2007       06-12-2008, 11:55 PM Reply   
I think i would like it loose, and pop similar to a 3 stage. Im a laid back rider. What difference does it make if it sits deeper in the water?
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-13-2008, 4:53 AM Reply   
i'm gonna go ahead and tell you to get the O'Brien Natural or the O'Brien Player. both boards are sick, and are perfect for taking your level of riding up to the next level! plus they are very reasonably priced. they are loose when you want them to be, fast when you put it on edge, and have an awesome amount of pop.

i've owned/ridden a number of different boards in the last year: 08 Lyman, 07 Shane, 07 Ronix One, 07 Ronix Coven, 06 Murray, 07 3DS, 07 Legend, 07 Recoil, 08 Response, 07 Natural, 07 Player. the NATURAL and PLAYER are definitely my favorites! they will fit any style of riding...whether you like to charge the wake and take it out to the flats, or are more easy going and want that vertical air.

(Message edited by ironj32 on June 13, 2008)
Old    Allen Sasser (bamacpa)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-13-2008, 5:06 AM Reply   
jay nailed it.
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-13-2008, 5:28 AM Reply   
"I wish the obrien had molded side fins though."
^^^^^^
I forgot to mention that both the Player and Natural have 8 molded in fins.
Old    Ozark King (onthewatermo)      Join Date: Jan 2008       06-13-2008, 6:09 AM Reply   
The '07 LF Witness can be gotten for around $200 online and consistently gets good reviews from riders.
Old    phos (phosmann)      Join Date: Jun 2008       06-13-2008, 6:44 AM Reply   
check out the LF substance...great board for a good price
Old    shane mckenna (mckenna)      Join Date: Mar 2008       06-13-2008, 8:12 AM Reply   
iron... why so many boards?? you must spend a mint.
Old    Jeigh Krupp (balr54)      Join Date: May 2004       06-13-2008, 8:16 AM Reply   
"I think i would like it loose, and pop similar to a 3 stage. Im a laid back rider."

I would try the GB Legend. So much more forgiving than the old Harris models. It has great pop and without the unpredictibility with the old model. Landings are soft. It tracks very will but will realease when you want it to. The Ricky G is also a sick board! Just my $.02

My biggest recommendation is to find a shot that will let you demo a couple, that is the best way to avoid buying a board that you don't like. There are so many choices out there and everybody's style is different. You are the only one who knows exactly what you will like!

(Message edited by balr54 on June 13, 2008)
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-13-2008, 8:40 AM Reply   
shane - i should have put "owned and/or ridden". the Lyman, One, and Coven were all boards that i got to demo for a few days a piece...so i got some good riding on them, but didn't like them enough to buy. the Murray is my buddy's board.

(Message edited by ironj32 on June 13, 2008)
Old    Jesse Scheel (j_money)      Join Date: May 2006       06-13-2008, 12:23 PM Reply   
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-2007-Obrien-DEMENTED-141-Wakeboard-Water-ski-Boat_W0QQitemZ310054622677QQihZ021QQcategoryZ47363 QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp16 38Q2em118Q2el1247

doesnt get much cheaper than this and performance is AWESOME!!!!
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-13-2008, 12:43 PM Reply   

quote:

By jay (ironj32) on Friday, June 13, 2008 - 4:53 am:


i've owned/ridden a number of different boards in the last year: 08 Lyman, 07 Shane, 07 Ronix One, 07 Ronix Coven, 06 Murray, 07 3DS, 07 Legend, 07 Recoil, 08 Response, 07 Natural, 07 Player. the NATURAL and PLAYER are definitely my favorites! they will fit any style of riding...whether you like to charge the wake and take it out to the flats, or are more easy going and want that vertical air.





weird...i ride the shane and was wanting to try the natural. my friend who rides the natural and swears by it says i probably won't like it.
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-13-2008, 1:09 PM Reply   
joe - i think you'd like it. i rode the Shane 5 days a week for a month and a half...i loved the board. i ended breaking the thing, and my shop was out of them. so i went and picked up Natural (because my friend swore by it). after 1 set on the Natty i was hooked! if you're friend is nice enough to let you try it out, i would definitely give it a shot. i will say that the Shane would be my next choice behind the Player and Natural.
Old    Simon Irish (burberry03)      Join Date: Dec 2006       06-13-2008, 2:58 PM Reply   
Dude, I would give the WATSON 142 a try that board is AMAZING. I think it would be perfect for you; it is super light and super predictable
Old    smiley (smknsmly)      Join Date: May 2007       06-13-2008, 3:58 PM Reply   
thanks for the suggestions guys..i may check into an obrien natural later on, or go ahead and shed the cash for a watson.

i just picked up a new 06 LF fish on ebay for the low..i think it will be fun to mess with for a while. what do think of the fish?
Old    Goride (goride)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-13-2008, 4:10 PM Reply   
sorry to hijack but does anyone know how the natural rides compared to the 08 murray?
Old    Al - Pal (watson_134_lf)      Join Date: Nov 2007       06-13-2008, 6:48 PM Reply   
if your thinking about watson, id go for the substance......its the board watson rode before his new pro model, and you can get it for like a hundred bucks if you look hard enough......
i love it cuz the molded fins arnt too deep, so it doesnt hold that much when your just riding, but when you edge and land, it has alot of hold.

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