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Old     (goride)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-11-2009, 7:39 PM Reply   
Has anyone been on the decade? if so can you compare it to the natural?

also, has anyone ridden the obrien decade bindings?

Old     (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       03-11-2009, 8:16 PM Reply   
I have a Decade but will get to try it for the first time in a couple of weeks. I was suppose to have gone to Mead last month but got cancelled because of the weather. I'm excited to give it a go!

Don't know yet about the bindings.
Old     (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       03-12-2009, 7:19 AM Reply   
I am now riding the Decade after riding the Natural for 4 years. To me, the Decade has more upward pop then the Natural, yet it is still very fast making it easy to get out into the flats. It also seemed to land softer then the Natural. The Decade is a little looser then the Natural.

I have ridden a preproduction pair and they are pretty nice. Very little flex in the plates, good heel hold down, light, and pretty stiff.
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-12-2009, 8:41 AM Reply   
JJakober, can you compare it to the Player?
Old     (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       03-12-2009, 9:14 PM Reply   

I can tell you that I was never a fan of the Player! It was one of the first 3 stage boards I had ever ridden and it just seemed so slow and unforgiving. After trying the Player the year it came out(2003) I chose to ride the Suspect. The following year the Demented came out and I never gave the Player another thought. 3 years later when the Natural came out I wasn't expecting to like it because it was 3 stage, but after one set on it I knew it was the board for me(thank you Delta base).

Now the Decade takes the Natural to the next level.
Old     (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       03-12-2009, 9:47 PM Reply   
where did you buy it? the only places that i see having it right now are all international shops/stores
Old     (luke_j)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-12-2009, 10:01 PM Reply   
Last time I was at performance I saw a few there!
Old     (wakeborder5)      Join Date: Jun 2002       03-13-2009, 7:37 AM Reply   
Ya, I was at Performance yesterday and they got them
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-13-2009, 8:07 AM Reply   
Thanks J,
I do love the Natural myself, but I just kept breaking it and the store ran out them. Nintzel let me tryout one of his Players and ever since I've been digging it. I'm pretty stoked to give the Decade a go!
Old     (goride)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-13-2009, 9:15 AM Reply   
i have a decade with the impact base on order with the decade bindings.

I figure if i dont like the bindings ill just sell them and pick up some ronix reliks.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       03-13-2009, 12:10 PM Reply   
Gordie You will TOTALLY Dig the Natural Bindings.
Old     (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-15-2009, 8:45 PM Reply   
kool pair of vids i found here
Old     (brass_monkey)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-17-2009, 6:08 AM Reply   
I have been riding the Decade 139 and Decade binders for some time now, and I must say, I am very impressed. The stability through the wake is similar to the Natural, but the speed it carries is unreal. Edge to Edge responsiveness is a little slower than the natural due to the rolled edge, but definitely picks up plenty of speed into the wake. The board finless is plenty grippy for me, so I have not tried it with the fins on. If anyone has ridden it with the fins, let me know what you think.

The Decade Bindings are super comfortable and do not break down. I have been riding the same setup since September and I haven't noticed the bindings loosening up at all. When I first got them, I let the binders sit in the sun for about 3-4 hours until they were nice an warm before sticking them on my feet. They seemed to pack out just enough to give me a snug but not overly loose feel.

If you like a stiffer boot, try the vice, but I am content with the decade for sure.


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