Trip is completely different than the substance and the Team was the original Trip shape. When LF brought the Trip back a few years back the only change they made to the Team shape was to mold in the formly removable fins and boom you have the new and improved Trip. I rode the team for many years and switched to the Trip when it came out because it was essentially the same board. I broke my Trip and bought the Lyman and in my honest opinion, they ride identical, except that the Lyman has a little more snap of the wake with controllable release points via fin placement and a hair softer landings due to the bottom shape.
I would still be riding one today, Team or Trip, if LF had not come out with the Witness, which is my favorite shape of all time. The only downside to the 2011 Trip is the graphic, personally I think the 2010's look a lot better, but the graphic on the Trip is true to the heritage of the board. It is one of the best and probably the longest lasting shapes in wake today besides the Motiv, which is Murray's pro model from like 2004. The best part about it, it's half the cost of the Lyman. You can buy it with decent LF bindings for $299 retail and still have an awesome board. Hope this helps.
Last edited by jmuthafnp; 08-24-2010 at 11:57 AM.