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Old     (mikejones)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-10-2010, 3:49 PM Reply   
I'm coming out of a 09 Hyperlite Murray, continuous rocker, nice carving board, decent pop, very easy to get speed into the wake. I've tried the new Murray shape and the 2010 model is much different since they changed to a subtle 3-stage. I struggle to get speed into the wake on this board, I'm cutting out twice as wide as I needed to with the 09 model, and for some reason I'm getting a splash of water right in the face on every jump. Anyway, I don't like it. Further the 2010 boards/boots hyperlite makes now do not allow you to use the widest stance setting. Whatsup with that? Why didn't they accommodate this with the redesigned binding plates and boards?

So I am looking for some insight on the CWB Marius as its also a continuous, wide board, and Ive heard lots of good things about their bindings. I dig the heal locking features, but Ive never ridden any CWB board or bindings, and neither of my local shops have this board to demo. So thinking about ordering online and have some questions...

1 - Why does CWB boards have only 3 binding mounting inserts on the tip and tail, while the inner inserts are 4 holes. Seems like this may limit adjustment.

2 - How wide can you push the bindings on CWB boards? Would it be comparable to the widest setting on an 09 Hyperlite setup?

3 - How does this board release off the wake? Is it predictable, poppy? I'm looking for floaty, arcing pop, not so much aggressive. Guess thats why I prefer a continuous.

4 - CWB bindings are sized, S,M,L etc and the Medium is 8-9, Large is 10-11. I'm a 9.5-10 depending on the shoe/boot. I typically go with the 10 as my foot is kinda wide. Whats the recommendation for me, the Large?

Thanks for the help.


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