Kinda suprised that there hasn't been an '09 ronix thread yet considering the interest in the viva and baseplate for the bindings. Stuff's lokin cool and they already updated thier website with all the new product.
The boots have a closer bolt pattern to help prevent any flexing and the bottom of the plates have been cut out. this made the boots way lighter and makes the board fell like it's part of your feet vs standing on top of it.
didn't ride the arcade, but the Viva is a good riding board. It was just a little loose....but I ride with fins and some people don't so... I thought it was very responsive,tracked well on edge and fast.
I am looking towards the Viva. Loved everything about the Covin except for the kick. Wish it had a little more of a kick to it at the wake. Was just too smooth for me. Never could set up my trick because I could never get consistent on when I was leaving the wake as that board released so smooth. Didn't lack pop, but just wanted a little more kick at the top of the wake as that tells me in my mind when to initiate my tricks. Seems like they made that rocker a little more agressive. Can't wait to check that and their 09 Cells out.
I am Riding the Gator Prospect with the Cells now.