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Old    KG - WakeboardNJ.com (wakescene)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-15-2011, 11:56 AM Reply   
Is there a current offering from Hyperlite that is equivalent to the Belmont?

I thought it was the Temet or Motive? Are one of these still correct?

Thanks
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-15-2011, 12:37 PM Reply   
man.... They haven't made a Belmont in a long time. I doubt there will be anything near equivalent out there. Pretty much everything from the bottom of the line to the top will be better these days. Go try on some new boots. You wont be disappointed.
Old    Tommy I (trio)      Join Date: Jan 2010       06-15-2011, 1:06 PM Reply   
I think the Belmont is the Motive. I rode the Motive for a few months last year. Fun board. I then moved to the new Murray. It's everything I loved about the Motive but way better! If you are looking for the next board after a Motive/Belmont try the new Murray. The board is amazing!
Old    Ben Wilcox (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       06-15-2011, 1:54 PM Reply   
The Belmont was Murray's pro model, so try out the Murray. I've ridden a friend's 09 Murray and its a super fun board.
Old    shaun belmont murray (shaun_murray)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-16-2011, 8:42 PM Reply   
I've had some really great responses from people who have tried or are riding my current shape. Yeah, I've had some different rides over the past 5-6 years, but I feel like I have come back to the consistently, smooth riding board. Nelson and I went to a 3 stage board, but didn't give the bottom a flat spot, so you get the snap off the wake yet smooth landings. If you're gonna get on the water this year, do yourself a favor and give'r a try.
Shaun
Old    KG - WakeboardNJ.com (wakescene)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-17-2011, 9:40 AM Reply   
Thanks all, (Shaun especially)
I have been riding my current board, a 2001 Belmont 140 since I got it in 2002. I tried the 2005 Murray board and felt it was to slow, and the asymmetrical design didn't work so well for me so I went back to 'old reliable. I am pretty convinced the board is tired so I have begun looking for a replacement.

I will take the suggestion to look at the new offering.

KG

PS- Shaun, Alex Kinon says Hi!
Old    John Marshall (JohnM)      Join Date: Apr 2010       06-17-2011, 10:05 AM Reply   
Whoa a post directly from the Murrdog! Awesome.

My board tree looks like this:

1998 Juvi 131
2000 Belmont 134
2003 Belmot DNA 136 (about cried when this one broke)
2004 Temet 138
2007 Murray 142 (something about this shape did not work for me)
2007 Witness (Really Buttery Ride)
2010 Murray Nova 142, Ronix Viva, B-Side 140, Tribute, Marius (all demoes could not fall in love), Vandall 144 (Awesome!)

I am a really big fan of what I describe as a board with low "drag" it's not so much speed, but how smooth it feels gliding through the water.

I think the Viva (with small fins), Witness (finless), B-Side (finless), Tribute all have a pretty similar feeling, gliding ride to Murray's older shapes. I want to try the B-Side 144 and see of that hits the nail on the head since company is donezo.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-17-2011, 10:15 AM Reply   
Sorry.... I was thinking Belmont boots..... I started on the original Belmont and loved it, too.

Try the new shape and let us know what you think.
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-17-2011, 10:54 AM Reply   
The Motive is the same board as your 2001 Belmont. I've been riding a 134 Motive for years on the cable and boat. I recently found a barely used old Belmont 140 on CL for $60 and picked it up for the boat. The Motive was the first board that I stuck with for more than a single season. I find them to be very rugged hitting the sliders. I usually wear then down to the core before I have to toss them.
Old    KG - WakeboardNJ.com (wakescene)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-17-2011, 1:35 PM Reply   
John Marshall,
I totally understand the "low drag" you speak of, I am of the same opinion when it comes to boards. I have ridden many from Ronix, LF, Blindside and HL. But none gave me the feel I of the Belmont. Although, the Colin Wright board from many years back (with the monkey on it) was the closest to the 2001 Belmont. It just wasn't as forgiving on the landings and rough water riding was brutal on the knees.

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