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Old    D C (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       02-14-2009, 3:18 PM Reply   
Looking at these 2 boards, Been riding an 07 marius and love it, have heard great things about both of them and was contemplating a switch - Thoughts?

And for reference, I ride finless and either new board would be an 09.
Thanks!
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-14-2009, 3:55 PM Reply   
Having ridden both extensively I shall dive in with some knowledge. I rode the Absolute for 3 years and little has changed. I've been on the new Transcend since October. I rode each "finless" without extensions etc.

Absolute
This board can be characterized as quick and poppy. The rails are extremely thin which let you set this board on edge with ease, its not the fastest board but can definitely get after it. The board has a huge vertical pop and lands pretty soft.

Transcend
This board is similar to the Absolute but does things differently. The board is definitely faster on the water but not as quick rail to rail. The board has a big vertical pop but is more controlled than the Absolute, it also lands a lot softer.

Of the two I am definitely hooked on the Transcend, it does everything well. I really like how it releases off the water. Between the two coming from an 07 Marius I think you'd have an easier transition to the Transcend. I will say, folks that liked the 07 Marius such as yourself, really like the new shape Marius. A little easier rail to rail and from what I've heard, overall better in all ways. As always demo demo demo!
Old    Ben C (dadthedriver)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-14-2009, 4:03 PM Reply   
I would say Transcend. Tony was the most hard core Marius rider since its debut. He has now switched to the 09 Transcend and loves it.
Old    Bill Montanye (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-14-2009, 4:07 PM Reply   
^^^ agreed accept these boards are slower then a lot of other brands because of the big three stage rockers .Im now on the trancend last two seasons after three seasons on the absolute.I like that they are lighter tne most boards and snap off the wake greta and land soft.IMO that makes up for them being a litle slow.

I havent been on either 09 but i agree and have the same experience as heavy on them both and i heard the 09 is faster(awesome!).

i ride the paltinum versions and i break one every year but get a new one fast from cwb or a proshop and have an 09 replacement coming this week for my 138 Platinum transcend.
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       02-14-2009, 4:13 PM Reply   
If only they made a Platinum core Faction...
Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       02-22-2009, 11:45 AM Reply   
To anyone wanting a Transcend...take a look at this ebay auction...new in plastic, under $100 before shipping. I'd buy it except I already have this exact board.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270346273458&ssPageNam e=ADME:B:WNA:US:1123
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       02-22-2009, 2:46 PM Reply   
Transcend
Old    star_star            02-23-2009, 11:35 AM Reply   
transcend seems to ride much looser to me. absolute appears to have as much vertical pop but isn't as much fun on the surface for me. i am not a big-time rider and can't do anything but go wake to wake but i do like to play around on the surface and the transcend appears to me to be much more loose and soesn't seem to have as much "drag" or resistance when riding flat. imo, the absolute requires more effort to ride than the transcend.
Old    Spin2Win (spin2win)      Join Date: Mar 2006       02-23-2009, 9:47 PM Reply   
Transcend

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