I just got a replacement for a 2007 hyperlite imperial 140 that was delaminating real bad with very little use. I just opened the box and wow, the artwork on the 2011 bside is not what I was expecting at all... Hyperlight was great in replacing the boat and taking care of me, but if I had known this was what I'd get I might have taken another option...? I had to search this site just to make sure this board wasnt a joke, but while I'm here I'll post a pic for you guys.
Generally I dont really care what the board looks like, as long as it performs how I want it to. But my first impression out of the box was not great, maybe the art will grow on me over time. But this is a bit over the top for me... a kid playing with dynamite? And Asian characters, what do they say??
Props to hyperlite for great customer service. I've been happy with their products and have a bunch of their boards. I guess we'll see how this one rides!