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Old    star_star            12-23-2008, 8:58 AM Reply   
I have ridden neither of these boards. I have read the company write-ups and the Wakeworld boards reviews but still want some first-hand experiences. All i hear is that the Transcend for 08 is a killer board. Fewer people have ridden the Byerly Monarch but it appears to be something i would be interested in trying. I am a fair rider at best and either board is going to be WAY beyond my ability level but still i would like a fun board that will make my time on the water more enjoyable even if i am just doing very basic stuff. If anybody can describe the pros and cons of these two boards I would be grateful and it would go a long way in helping me determine which board i want to try next. There are zero board shops in my area so i am going about this blindly. Thanks and Merry Christmas to all of you riders out there.
Old    Luke Johnson (luke_j)      Join Date: Jul 2008       12-23-2008, 9:03 AM Reply   
Monarch all the way. Longer lasting, snappier, lighter. Better
Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       12-23-2008, 9:05 AM Reply   
I have the Transcend and love it. I have not ridden the Monarch so can't speak to its characteristics. Because I'm cheap, I would go Transcend (cause you can find one for <$200), and next time you buy, go Monarch if you don't love the Transcend. My bet...you'll stick with whichever one you buy, so why not make it easy on your wallet? :-)
Old    jonklein            12-23-2008, 9:22 AM Reply   
The Monarch is so sick! One of the best boards i have ever rode.. Crazy pop and soft landings.. Plus, Its a Bylery!
Old    Jason Pavik (jasonpav)      Join Date: Dec 2008       12-23-2008, 9:33 AM Reply   
I haven't ridden the monarch so i cant talk about it. For the transcend though, I have never heard of anyone in anyway say they were disappointed with buying this board.
Old    EMS (esako)      Join Date: Jan 2008       12-23-2008, 9:38 AM Reply   
I have ridden both. My friend has a CWB transcend and I ride a Byerly Monarch. The Transcend pops well however i feel that is has hard landings in the flats. The transcend feels really stiff when riding. The Monarch has incredible pop and has super soft landings. With the little bit of flex in the Monarch it really snaps off the wake. The Monarch releases fast off the top of the wake. I would go with the monarch. The monarch has a lifetime warranty which is a huge bonus in my books. I saw that this place had the 08 Monarch cheaper.
http://www.waterskis.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=byerly&Search.x=0&Search. y=0
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       12-23-2008, 10:02 AM Reply   
at 650, I wouldn't exactly call that a steal.

I ride a transcend - great board. I like the landings on it. Good speed, not too slow or fast. Nice rocker, nice release. Solid board.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       12-23-2008, 10:08 AM Reply   
I ride the Transcend as well, board kicks a$$.
Old    KP (kellen)      Join Date: Jan 2007       12-23-2008, 10:09 AM Reply   
I ride the 09 monarch right now its badass its fast tones of pop and I haven't broken it yet! I have been riding the marius for 3 years and loved it but the monarchis the sickest board I have ridden... Cwb is a great company and a lot of people love that board its just not my style.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-23-2008, 10:34 AM Reply   
+1 monarch
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       12-23-2008, 11:09 AM Reply   
I like the Transcend, I have a hard time picturing a better board. Good edge, good pop and incredibly predictable. The new '09 lands a little softer than the '08 as they extended the center spine to the tip and supposedly it's a little faster. Either way I love mine.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       12-23-2008, 11:10 AM Reply   
I haven't ridden the Monarch, but have heard great things about it.

The Transcend, is the best board I've ever ridden, though. Tons of pop and I think it lands very smooth. I love the Platinum core, too. Very snappy. Personally I like the feel of a stiff board off the wake, though. I can't complain about anything that board does which is rare. Usually I don't like at least one aspect of a board, but I ride around it because I like the other attributes, but that's not the case with the Transcend. I love that board and can't wait to get my '09.
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       12-23-2008, 11:16 AM Reply   
Monarch for sure!
Old    Brodie Chaboya (brodie_chaboya)      Join Date: Apr 2006       12-23-2008, 12:36 PM Reply   
Monarch
Old    Ewing (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       12-23-2008, 1:27 PM Reply   
Monarch...softer landings than a T-scend
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       12-23-2008, 3:31 PM Reply   
monarch all the way...super fast and tons of pop. i havent ridden a board that is equally as fast and has as much pop
Old    Derik Heikoop (wakecourage)      Join Date: Aug 2008       12-24-2008, 9:14 AM Reply   
Transcend
Old    Steve - O (misteve)      Join Date: Aug 2007       12-24-2008, 9:27 AM Reply   
I'd like to try a Monarch, I have a Transcend Platty and love it

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