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Old    Nick Haisch (shredsickgnar)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-26-2010, 7:04 PM Reply   
Flex!
Old    rapha (rapha)      Join Date: Dec 2009       04-27-2010, 4:39 AM Reply   
hey jason, why didn't you buy the watson 2010 limited ones? they are the same price, aren't they?
Old    Jason Delmage (delmage171)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-27-2010, 10:22 AM Reply   
yah there the same price, i dunno. I ride boat all the time and cable sometime so i dont need to be to speedy getting my boots on and off. My local boardshop is possbily getting a system 2.0 this spring so I thats why i bought the board.

I figured the older style laces would hold up a bit better, not really sure haha

The boots are super comfy and the lacing takes no time at all!
Old     (shadow7874)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-27-2010, 7:55 PM Reply   
Where do you guys get new laces from? i wanna put some colored ones in my indexs to match my 2010 trip
Old    Joe Pinkston (BigTEX)      Join Date: Feb 2010       04-27-2010, 8:56 PM Reply   
Shoe Store
Old     (RideNorthEast)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-29-2010, 11:32 AM Reply   
2010 Liquid Force Watson Hybrid Guys-
Do any of you guys ride that board exclusively behind the boat? I have been curious to try a hybrid/flex board, but I only ride behind the boat (no rails or sliders/cables).

I have also heard that the 2010 Watson (non-hybrid) is less forgiving and has to be ridden on edge. Can anyone comment on that? I love my 06 watson, but would like to get into a new setup!


Thanks
Old    Andrew Moreton (andrew_moreton)      Join Date: Feb 2003       04-29-2010, 11:52 AM Reply   
ALWake (Luker) is going to be your guy to talk about the Hybrid behind the boat. I think that's his main board behind the boat now.
Old    David (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       04-29-2010, 1:46 PM Reply   
Yeah man... I ride the Hybrid exclusively behind the boat.

My thoughts:
The board is nice and fast... way faster than the old Hype Premier and pretty similar to last years Ronix One (both boards I've ridden in the last two years)
Super fun because its a pretty loose board even with the bolt ons. One of the main reasons I went with this board is because after ACL surgery last year I rode nothing but rails/cable for 4 months (on a Henshaw Press) and when I strapped on a non-flex board it felt way too sticky and honestly kinda boring.
Pop is great and not once have I ever felt like the flex has "absorbed" any of the boot.
The board releases off the wake super early which takes a little getting used to but can be good for certain tricks.
The center of the board is pretty stiff so I honestly haven't really even noticed many of the flex characteristics while riding wake like I did the one or two times I rode my Press on the boat. Occasionally I'll take something a little too deep and tail heavy and the flex will cushion the landing a bit which is great, but other than that it feels like a regular board to me.
I rode Tevin's Hybrid at McCormicks and its super pressy on rails... which is evidence to me how big the difference in stiffness between the center of the board and the tip and tail really are.

Honestly I've had a lot of fun riding it on the boat and I've already stuck a few new tricks with it... not to say that the board is making some life altering difference in my riding or anything, but it absolutely has not hindered me in any way as some flex haters have led us to believe.

Don't go demo one unless you wanna buy it because its mad fun
Old    James Bayliss (hoss33)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-03-2010, 12:40 AM Reply   
Rail Board- 2008 Slingshot Recoil w/ D3 Boots
Boat Board- 2009 Slingshot Recoil w/ Ronix Relik Boots
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Old     (RideNorthEast)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-03-2010, 3:11 AM Reply   
Al Wake.com. Thanks for the response! I might have to pick one up.
Old    Dex Tan (jondextan)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-05-2010, 9:10 AM Reply   
my 2010 Response 145 with D2 bindings and Onset









Old    Zane (ilboarder12)      Join Date: May 2009       05-05-2010, 10:03 AM Reply   
James Bayliss, how do you like using the smaller slingshot 134 for your rail board? the past summer i was hitting some rails on my recoil 142. i'm 5' 11" 190lbs so for boat its great, but it just felt way to big and bulky for rail maneuverability and was thinking bout trying to pick up a smaller slingshot for rails specifically

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Old    Spencer (spencerwm)      Join Date: Feb 2009       05-05-2010, 10:36 AM Reply   


Stoked on my new Byerly Conspiracy with Hyperlite Audio Boots for behind the boat. The board is sick.
I was interested in the new CWB Vide especially for winching. We will see how it goes. Looks like it will take a beating.
Old    James Bayliss (hoss33)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-05-2010, 3:20 PM Reply   
Zane,

I love it man, im about 5'10 160lbs so it is a bit small behind boat, but it works great for rails or winching! I just like the feel of a small board for rails, it is super quick to sping while getting onto or off of rails, plus these slingshot boards are tough as nails!
Old    etang789 (etang789)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-07-2010, 5:30 PM Reply   
Hey Im also considering either 2010 Watson or 2010 Watson Hybrid or 2010 Lyman. And I only ride exclusively behind the boat. I will be picking up the 2010 Watson CT Binding today to replace my 2008 Shane CT, but will still be using the 2008 Shane board for now.

So have you tried the regular 2010 Watson or Lyman? Any comparisons?

What do you think of the extra weight of the Watson Hybrid?

I have to say the graphics on the Hybrid is awesome!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luker View Post
Yeah man... I ride the Hybrid exclusively behind the boat.

My thoughts:
The board is nice and fast... way faster than the old Hype Premier and pretty similar to last years Ronix One (both boards I've ridden in the last two years)
Super fun because its a pretty loose board even with the bolt ons. One of the main reasons I went with this board is because after ACL surgery last year I rode nothing but rails/cable for 4 months (on a Henshaw Press) and when I strapped on a non-flex board it felt way too sticky and honestly kinda boring.
Pop is great and not once have I ever felt like the flex has "absorbed" any of the boot.
The board releases off the wake super early which takes a little getting used to but can be good for certain tricks.
The center of the board is pretty stiff so I honestly haven't really even noticed many of the flex characteristics while riding wake like I did the one or two times I rode my Press on the boat. Occasionally I'll take something a little too deep and tail heavy and the flex will cushion the landing a bit which is great, but other than that it feels like a regular board to me.
I rode Tevin's Hybrid at McCormicks and its super pressy on rails... which is evidence to me how big the difference in stiffness between the center of the board and the tip and tail really are.

Honestly I've had a lot of fun riding it on the boat and I've already stuck a few new tricks with it... not to say that the board is making some life altering difference in my riding or anything, but it absolutely has not hindered me in any way as some flex haters have led us to believe.

Don't go demo one unless you wanna buy it because its mad fun
Old    Justin Bridges (bridges)      Join Date: May 2010       05-07-2010, 5:50 PM Reply   
09 marek 141 and marek bindings..
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Old    Dex Tan (jondextan)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-08-2010, 3:32 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by bridges View Post
09 marek 141 and marek bindings..
you didn't miss the SubIV?

well i do believe this is a better board...
Old    Erick (dingleberry)      Join Date: Apr 2009       05-08-2010, 7:22 AM Reply   
Mutiny Lemons



Old    Chris Judge (Chris941)      Join Date: May 2010       05-08-2010, 8:20 AM Reply   
Alright, it might not be 2010 gear but whatever. '09 LF Trip and '09 Ronix Franks. I'm a cable guy so I really hope the trip dies so I can get a slingy or something with crazy flex.
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Old    Justin Bridges (bridges)      Join Date: May 2010       05-08-2010, 8:52 AM Reply   
dex tan. who said i got rid of the sub? lol i still got it. didnt wanna sell it so i just kept it, it will be a good back up board haha
Old    Dex Tan (jondextan)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-08-2010, 4:04 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by bridges View Post
dex tan. who said i got rid of the sub? lol i still got it. didnt wanna sell it so i just kept it, it will be a good back up board haha
so which rides better?
Old    Justin Bridges (bridges)      Join Date: May 2010       05-08-2010, 5:07 PM Reply   
lets just say the marek was a REALLY REALLY GOOD INVESTMENT lol
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-08-2010, 5:08 PM Reply   
Erick, sick deck! i tried one out a few times and liked it a lot. have you ever ridden clear grip before? if you havent after a few sets you will not like it. it gets slippery really quick
Old    Erick (dingleberry)      Join Date: Apr 2009       05-09-2010, 7:08 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakemitch View Post
Erick, sick deck! i tried one out a few times and liked it a lot. have you ever ridden clear grip before? if you havent after a few sets you will not like it. it gets slippery really quick
No, I've never tried clear grip yet. There was so much detail on the top that I couldn't bring myself to cover it with black grip. I'll give the clear a tryout and see just how slick it feels. Worst case scenario, I can just pull off the clear and put on the factory-cut black grip.
Old    Joey Bagnaro (boardOK)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-10-2010, 4:48 AM Reply   
2010 Watson Classic
2010 LTD Ultras

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Old    Harrison Grunwald (Blindside_137)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-11-2010, 7:24 AM Reply   
2009 Watson LTD
2008 Ronix One









Old    John (stoked_32)      Join Date: Aug 2007       05-12-2010, 4:54 PM Reply   
my other marius.
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Old    Glenn Smith (ugafan83)      Join Date: May 2010       05-13-2010, 5:58 AM Reply   
My Hyperlite B-Side with 2010 Ronix One Bindings
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Old     (uride2)      Join Date: May 2010       05-16-2010, 7:39 PM Reply   
Slingshot Reflex 2010, Liquid Force Vantage LTD 2009
Hope its good, just set up the board tonight.
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Old    Chance Alex (calexan)      Join Date: Dec 2008       05-17-2010, 8:17 PM Reply   
Dang not only is that a good looking board.... Thats some good looking grass!

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Old    Dex Tan (jondextan)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-18-2010, 2:34 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by uride2 View Post
Slingshot Reflex 2010, Liquid Force Vantage LTD 2009
Hope its good, just set up the board tonight.
i'm sure it's great! just got my 2010 Response last month and i love it! make sure you try riding with the fins off even just once, it's freakin' fun! it's so loose like you're on a wakeskate except more forgiving against the waves and such. congrats!
Old    LEE DANEILS (hyperlite)      Join Date: May 2009       05-18-2010, 4:15 AM Reply   
i heard the subs we breaking easy and thats why they quit makin them.
Old    Jesse Mitchell (jessemitchell)      Join Date: Feb 2009       05-20-2010, 11:19 AM Reply   
dam cuzz i be stylin


Old    Jeremy (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       05-20-2010, 12:21 PM Reply   
Jesse, I just ordered the exact same set-up yesterday (except I got the 143). Have you had the chance to ride it yet? Just looking for some feedback as I wait for my board and bindings to arrive.
Old    Jesse Mitchell (jessemitchell)      Join Date: Feb 2009       05-20-2010, 12:36 PM Reply   
I havent ridden it yet probaly tonight though so I will let you know as soon as I hit the lake. but its super light and bindings fit on there perfectly
Old    Jeremy (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       05-20-2010, 12:47 PM Reply   
Looks like a fun setup. Appreciate any feedback you have, but I guess I should have asked before I bought.

I didn't anticipate buying a new setup this summer, but I broke two pairs of bindings in the past week, so I ventured to buy some new bindings, and wound up getting a board also.
Old    Nick Talsma (wakerider017)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-27-2010, 12:03 PM Reply   
2009 Company Recruit & 2009 Ronix Frank's

Super light setup!
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Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-27-2010, 2:36 PM Reply   
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Old    Jay Smith (snoopy1173)      Join Date: May 2010       05-27-2010, 6:21 PM Reply   
stoke transit kinda looks like the ps3 shape a little bit....not the bottom contours but the tips
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-27-2010, 8:30 PM Reply   
Jay ~~ I had the same question brought up this week, I talked with the owners and sharpers and they say although there is similarity's these were specifically molded for Wakeology.
Old    Mark Griffin (cheesydog)      Join Date: Mar 2009       05-28-2010, 1:40 AM Reply   
Rocking the Watson Hybrid this year with the Mellisa's

Such a sweet setup for the cable
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