the severance is where its at. so much fun behind the boat. ive been told i ride a few others boards better then mine. but i just have so much more fun on my severance then the others.
joe is going to kill me after i say this one...
but i rode a shane yesterday for the first time. which was my first traditional board ive ridden in quite some time. and ive found that riding my severance made me kind of lazy. i found it much easier to roll over on edge to clear the wake, where with the shane i had to concentrate on edging so i wouldnt case it.
with the severance it took 3 sets or so to get used to. but after i got used to it, i loved it. i would recomend it.
not sure if rails or kickers in your area. but its awesome on those to. i ride my lyman for winching normally. and i took a fall off a kicker in 3 inches of water on my severance where the edge went straight into the ground right before i flipped over it. and not even a scratch on it. my lyman i would have been pulling the can of epoxy back out! durability and construction is aweome.
my dad rides the recruit, and its a fun board to. but the way i like riding, you have to take the fin set up they give you and throw it out the window. put 2 of the small fins company has on each end and its money. (they sell the recruit with 2 big on the outer, and 1 small in the center, use 2 of the fins for the center of the board on each end and leave the middle with nothing.. if that made any sense). but anyways, i take a set on it every now and then, i find it slightly stiffer, and i have to edge a little differently, but when you figure that one out. not taking it into the flats is a problem! just so easy and fun with that one.