I currently ride a 2001 byerly 'finless' 139cm. I am 6'4, and around 260lb. I absolutely love the way this board rides. I was actually riding a 2003 parks 143, and bought this as a slider board. However, the parks eventually delaminated, and it took months to get it back from HL in which case the 'fix' didn't really fix the board. During this time I rode on the byerly and decided I prefered the mellow fluid riding feel on from the board, with the strong edges and the 3 stage pop. I will mention that I have ridden the '04 absolute a couple times, did not like it. It felt real edgy and skittish. I am willing to consider any manufacturer, Also an '03 or '04 board is fine too, as I am not set on paying exorbitant prices for a new board.
Also, the only reason I am considering getting a new board is because I want something bigger, for softer landings.
What do you recommend?
(Message edited by timmy on April 18, 2005)