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Old    Adam Irmscher (nautiques210)      Join Date: Dec 2008       04-10-2009, 7:24 PM Reply   
http://www.alliancewake.com/video_details_extreme.php?id=4652

Ok is it just me or near the end of this "Rewritten Teaser" is Brandon Thomas on a bi-leval skate? You can see it really good when he is hitting a rail and the camera is looking right at the board.
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       04-10-2009, 7:56 PM Reply   
yeah...I noticed that as well.

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Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-11-2009, 12:18 AM Reply   
its probably just like the byerly bilevel. and i just saw one of those yesterday and .....
Old    patch mahoney (wswb4lfe)      Join Date: Jan 2009       04-11-2009, 8:20 AM Reply   
Yeah he is on a byerly i talked to scott and he said brandon rode his skate a lot
Old    Adam Irmscher (nautiques210)      Join Date: Dec 2008       04-11-2009, 5:29 PM Reply   
Ok i was curious because the byerly isnt blue so i maybe thought it was gonna be brandons new pro model
Old    patch mahoney (wswb4lfe)      Join Date: Jan 2009       04-11-2009, 8:54 PM Reply   
yup
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-14-2009, 5:24 PM Reply   
Wow, Byerly giving back to hyperlite, i guess you could say... not that he wasn't before or anything.

the 2009 vinyl is the same blueish color so... i guess that explains the color hahaha
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-14-2009, 5:51 PM Reply   
Jeremy, byerly and hyperlite are the same company. they are on the same order sheet and all that. its just a line of products. its all HO
Old    David Brown (2tat2ed)      Join Date: Feb 2010       02-23-2010, 10:33 AM Reply   
yes that is a hyperlite. that is the new vinyl. its basicly the same shape as the byerly blend.
Old    Deepcove (deepcove)      Join Date: Mar 2004       02-23-2010, 8:30 PM Reply   
The new bi level vinyl is nothing like the Byerly Blend. The Vinyl has a wood top deck with tons of snap, the bottom deck is is very similar to the vinyl. Again this is a completely different ride and shape vs. the Blend.
Old    Derry (wakelab)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-06-2010, 9:46 PM Reply   
I concurr with 'Deep" ^...Vinyl has a different bottom. i have Scott's Bi-lvl and it seems looser to me, which i like. They are pretty similar but definately different bottom decks & pretty much the same size/shape, but with different channels in the nose/tail. I personally like Scotts skate. Demo both if you can, otherwise, in my opinion, if you like a looser feel on the water, then Scotts, a grippier feel, Brandons. Hope that helps...
Old    Andrew Masi (AndrewMassive)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-15-2010, 10:10 AM Reply   
Has anyone ever rode one? I haven't really heard any news on either board, good or bad.
Old    Epic Schmidt (epicTWR)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-21-2010, 1:26 PM Reply   
last summer i started out riding the Byerly Blend, loved the board. I then jumped onto the Hyperlite Vinyl once it came into the shop. i personally didnt feel any difference in the two boards. ive heard the only thing they changed in the two boards is the B.T's has 2 extra little channels in it. and yes B.T was riding the Blend with a special Hyperlite graphic on it. both boards are pretty rad. just pretty big, and a little on the heavy side.

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