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Old    Steve Amestoy (stevev210)      Join Date: Feb 2005       09-23-2005, 6:36 PM Reply   
Just wondering if anyone rocks the HL State,Good or bad reviews.
Old    Andrew (drewsy)      Join Date: Mar 2003       09-23-2005, 7:52 PM Reply   
I love mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old    (DRA) deltariders.com (sanger215guy)      Join Date: Oct 2004       09-23-2005, 7:58 PM Reply   
I got one. Like it but the absolute plat. is a far superior board. Demo mine when you come up.
Old    Blake Hughes (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       09-23-2005, 8:21 PM Reply   
Nope, sure don't... I do have an Era... It's pretty sweet .

-Blake
Old    sparky68            09-23-2005, 10:05 PM Reply   
I love mine. Got the 145 to help soften the landing. I can't really say anything about the toeside technology they say it has. But I thinks it's a great board.
Old    Kellan Scheiris (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-24-2005, 12:45 AM Reply   
honestly i thought it was an average board...better than my first....i didnt really find toeside to be that much different...
Old    Rick Kitzmiller (rkitz44)      Join Date: Sep 2005       09-26-2005, 3:30 PM Reply   
I got the 145. The toeside does have more grip if it's set up the right way. Toeside is the logo side. You can see it visually also. The fin is deeper. It's a great board for starting out and has plenty of performance to grow and ride even when your skill increases. Supposed to be the same rocker line as Premier. But I demo'd the 141 DNA premier and got a lot more pop, though the premier is a lot more slippery. It's a good starter board that can still perform. I will probablly go to the premier, but will hang on to the state for a second board and for friends without boards to learn and ride. If your beginner to intermediate it's a great board for the price. I recomend it. Also if your a bigger rider the 145 size is great. I'm 6'4 270 and even at speeds as low as 15 mph I don't sink and can turn the board around on the surface.
Old    Mike Coleman (hyperlite1622)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-26-2005, 7:44 PM Reply   
ya i got the 140 STATE and it is absolutley amazing becuz i had an old CWB dually zr before this but i thik it is much smoother and rides comfortably and you can swithc real easliy
Old    tea_boy            09-27-2005, 7:01 AM Reply   
Have the 140 state, but replaced the stock fins for .7. The original set-up just seemed to drag and feel slow, but then without the fins, things speed up and it's a little to skippy for my riding, so have gone with .7 and it feels spot on.
Old    Rick Kitzmiller (rkitz44)      Join Date: Sep 2005       09-27-2005, 7:17 AM Reply   
I went with the .7 on my State also. It's a good tip.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-27-2005, 8:08 AM Reply   
It's OK. I rode it when it first came out. At that point I was riding a '04 Premier. It rode pretty good, again, no word on the TS thing. It seemed to ride pretty normal to me. For what it's worth, I liked the Premier better. Thought it was smoother and had more pop. If you are interested in the State I would check out the Era. BTW, in my opinion, the only way to ride the State is without the center fin. Otherwise it releases very poorly. That said, I'm really talking if you are a intermediate or higher level rider looking for the most performance.
Old    obsurfer            09-27-2005, 9:32 AM Reply   
I bought the 140 because I felt so rusty this season. Everyone I have loaned it to says its the the easiest board to ride. I have great luck with all my first timers. I like to take my first runs on it.Its harder to slide this board toe or heelside.
Nice not to having to switch the boots for gooofy or regular riders.
Old    depoint50ae (depoint50ae)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-27-2005, 10:22 AM Reply   
I have the 140. I love the board. I actually have a stronger TS edge than HS for some reason. The bindings suck but accomodate multiple shoe sizes. I am going to get new bindings and keep the board. (side note I have only boarded on this board and a HO soul 5 140)
Old    Rick Kitzmiller (rkitz44)      Join Date: Sep 2005       09-27-2005, 10:29 AM Reply   
I upgraded the bindings pretty quickly even though I just started. The size range is to wide on the adjustables, mine came with the Spins and I flew out on minor spills even with a size 13 foot. I went with the 3DS because I liked the stiffness and because they seem similer to my Slalom bindings I was used to getting in and out of. I have to have an epic crash to come out now.
Old    depoint50ae (depoint50ae)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-27-2005, 1:06 PM Reply   
What size are you 3DS bindings?
Old    Rick Kitzmiller (rkitz44)      Join Date: Sep 2005       09-27-2005, 1:49 PM Reply   
I got the XL's

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