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Old    Ringo (hymaeringo)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-02-2005, 11:17 AM Reply   
yes it is another "what board" thread but I really need some help here. time is running out and I can't make up my mind. Charlotte Boat show is this weekend and i'm travelin home to hopefully find a deal on a new deck.

I'm 22, 170 something, 5'9 and a advanced rider. i ride a 137 byerly and want a similar big 3-stage boot but without the sluggish sloweness. I also want a loose board and I would preferably like to get off hyperlite's nutz since i've been ridin there boards for my entire wake history.

Choices narrowed down to basically :substance, Premiere, Absolute, Gonzalez/caddy/harris,era and am open to others. something not too fast nor grippy.

p.s. I ride behind a 210Super with a steep wake.

please help! I would like to be walking into this show knowing what I want and not end up getting a board I don't want just bc I got a deal on it.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-02-2005, 11:38 AM Reply   
I rode a Substance for the first time a couple weeks ago and LOVED it. I normally ride the Absolute. The pop was big like the Absolute but the Sustance did ride slightly tighter which I'm starting to like. The trade off was the Substance felt faster than the Absolute to me. In my experience, both of these boards pop harder and ride faster than the Era. I haven't tried the new Premier, or any GBs.
Old    clay (shaggy)      Join Date: Oct 2004       02-02-2005, 12:09 PM Reply   
My 05' Absolute Plat as great Pop. What does it mean when a board rides tighter?
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-02-2005, 12:22 PM Reply   
"Tighter," Means it wasn't quite as loose.
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-02-2005, 12:34 PM Reply   
J~rod ~ he must be a kid not knowing what tight and loose means

(Message edited by antbug on February 02, 2005)
Old    canada97            02-02-2005, 12:43 PM Reply   
hey i am going to have to say a premier they are great boards good 3 stage rockers and i find it most similaire to riding a snowboard
Old    toolfan (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-02-2005, 12:54 PM Reply   
...think oversteer and understeer.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-02-2005, 12:58 PM Reply   
HAHA! True dat.

Think Mary-Kate & Ashley, and Pamela Anderson
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-02-2005, 1:05 PM Reply   
yeah Pam after Tommmy lee
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-02-2005, 1:08 PM Reply   
i've never heard "premier" and "fast" used in the same sentence when describing that board, especially when comparing it to the era. the era is a pretty slow board, and everyone that's ridden the premier said it's slower than the era.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-02-2005, 1:15 PM Reply   
"everyone that's ridden the premier said it's slower than the era. "

True
Old    Kevin Bird (kevin_bird)      Join Date: Dec 2002       02-02-2005, 1:26 PM Reply   
I think the premier 135 rides like A 137 i think it is a great shape the era is also. It is kind of dificult to ask people you dont know because everyone has a different riding style and also all boards feel different than others. Some say the premier is sluggish and slow others say its not slow and they love it. The fact of the matter is that they are all great boards.
Old    Ringo (hymaeringo)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-02-2005, 3:06 PM Reply   
so substance sounds the way to go. 134 with 05 ultras will be sick
or the new transits
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-02-2005, 3:09 PM Reply   

quote:

Some say the premier is sluggish and slow others say its not slow and they love it. The fact of the matter is that they are all great boards.




most definitely. i hope i didn't give anyone the wrong impression. i wasn't suggesting that the premier is not a good board.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-02-2005, 3:17 PM Reply   
I would go with the 138 if I were you. 134 is tiny for you!
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       02-02-2005, 3:26 PM Reply   
agreed... Go for the 138. I have ridden all the of the boards that you are considering and really like the Substance. Hopefully you will too. Go with the Transits and you'll be riding the same setup as me. They are sick and really easy to get in and out of, especially compared to the ultras.
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-02-2005, 3:38 PM Reply   
Ringo I would try to demo it before you purchase a board what works for others might not work for you, also J-rod and Evan I rode the substance all last year. But now I have been riding the fish you should give it a try. Its faster to the wake than the substance and has a bigger pop. Landings are also soft. Also if you like to spin then you will love it.
Old    ryan26            02-02-2005, 6:21 PM Reply   
get the harris
Old    Chris Waters (gdillyfunk69)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-02-2005, 6:29 PM Reply   
100% youh shoulhd go with 2005 Absolute Platinum... incrdible.... if you love the byerly youh will go crazy for the absolute platy
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       02-02-2005, 8:17 PM Reply   
spam!

Buy an Obrien Player

spam!
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-02-2005, 8:41 PM Reply   
andy, that's not spam. what you're doing is suggesting a board on a thread asking for suggestions.

spam looks a little like this;
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Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-02-2005, 8:41 PM Reply   
Squid: how's the edge hold on the fish? I was checking it out at the show. That thing has no edge at all. It's almost as round as the old HO Skurfer (slight exaggeration of course)! The LF rep said "The fish is a awesome board for spinning, but you wouldn't want to go out and try to learn raleys on it." He too agreed that it lacks edge. I do like the big spine in the center though.
Old    Ringo (hymaeringo)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-06-2005, 3:15 PM Reply   
i got an 04 substance($235) with 05 transits($260)

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