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Old    Stan Tanner (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-02-2006, 5:44 AM Reply   
I am thinking about getting a new board and the 07 transcend looks interesting. I am currently on a 134 04 absolute. I was looking for opinions on the 07. I am torn between getting a 06 platinum transcend or a 07 regular core cause I don't think the platinums are available yet. I have the shop I usually get my stuff from checking on the 07 availability.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-02-2006, 7:27 AM Reply   
Stan, have you considered the absolute platinum in a 141?
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-02-2006, 12:13 PM Reply   
remember when my idiot ass put the pics of andrew riding it up on a post at the end of June. Man did that suck.
Old    cwbabsolute1080            08-02-2006, 1:07 PM Reply   
Yeah I rode it... very sick board.... a lot faster... still good pop.... overall... Ill be waiting for it next year....

Andy.. i was wondering where those pics went.. what happened
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-02-2006, 2:17 PM Reply   
i got in trouble with CWB, i wasnt even think that when I posted them andrew was riding his new board. I was just really stoked on the pictures. so i got in a little hot water, but its all good now.
Old    Mateo (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       08-02-2006, 3:13 PM Reply   
they made you take them down?

who contacted you cwb or wakeworld?
Old    Scot M Berner (scottyb)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-02-2006, 3:34 PM Reply   
I really really want the 07 transcend, sounds like it will be faster which is something I really want but I cant decide between the plat or reg core.
Old    Stan Tanner (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-02-2006, 3:35 PM Reply   
Thats stupid that you got in trouble. I saw Andrew with his board on Fuel tv at the pro tour stop.

Mike- I think I am going to try the 06 platinum transcend this weekend.

Anyone know which would be a faster board the 134 absolute from 04 or the 06 138 transcend. I weigh about 155. I would like a bit faster board. I am currently riding at like 25mph and would like to slow down a touch. If I don't ride fast I seem to bog down on toeside jumps. I am trying to stick a toe 7 and have a hard time with the handle passes at 25pmh.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       08-02-2006, 3:55 PM Reply   
The 04 Absolute 134 is much faster then the 06 Transcend 138.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-02-2006, 3:58 PM Reply   
Stan, the 05/06 plat is much faster than the 04 in my opinion, some disagree.....still think you should try it.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       08-02-2006, 3:59 PM Reply   
Well Scot the 07 Tanscend wont have a platnium version untill next year, so if you want an 07 Transcend sooner then that you will have to go with the reg core version.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       08-02-2006, 4:11 PM Reply   
Mike I would have to disagee with you on this one.
The 04 Absolute mold is faster then the 05 06 Absolute. When the changed the rocker from 2.45 on the 04 to 2.90 on the 05 06, it slowed the board down a tad. I would still say to Demo the 05 06 Absolute its a great board.
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-02-2006, 7:12 PM Reply   
I am with Jeff. I have rode a few boards in my time. To date the 04 Absolute is the fastest out there. Its a good all around board from inverts to spins it dose it all.
Old    Stan Tanner (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-06-2006, 11:26 AM Reply   
Ok, I rode the 06 transcend platinum. I liked the board alot but it was way slower than my 04 absolute. The board had decent pop, but I was expecting a little more. I had to work really hard to come into the wake. I have a very short cut smooth style and with this board I had to take bigger cuts with it which I didn't care for. The landing were very forgiving and solid.
I plan to demo a 07 transcend this week hopefully it will be a little faster.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       08-06-2006, 11:39 AM Reply   
It will be faster, cause they took out some of the rocker to speed the board up.
Old    (DRA) deltariders.com (sanger215guy)      Join Date: Oct 2004       08-06-2006, 6:24 PM Reply   
I have the 07 trancend and it is sick, Good pop and good landings. I am looking forward to getting some more time on it to feel it out all the way. Compared to my 05 Absolute Plat. it is not much heavier. I can only imagine how light the Plat. version will be.
Old    DRA-Doug (load)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-06-2006, 6:39 PM Reply   
Gary,

Can I try it????
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-06-2006, 9:17 PM Reply   
it was my bad. I had dave williams take them down.
Old    Ridin Dirty (duffy)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-14-2006, 5:49 PM Reply   
I tried out the 07 Transcend this weekend and it was off the chain.The first time I cut into the wake it threw me straight up,I got a nose bleed I was so high.Definately a sweet board.I still want to try the new parks before I buy a new board.Very happy with the Transcend 138..
Old    Nick Farrell (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-14-2006, 8:12 PM Reply   
I saw a few 07 Transcends at a local board shop, but they told me they weren't "supoosed" to be selling them yet so I won't say the name of the shop. The board looks effing sick though! And if you were to throw some 06 zeus on it, it would look so dope.
Old    chavezychavez            08-14-2006, 8:45 PM Reply   
The Plat is supposed to be 1lb lighter, but it feels even more so than that.

As you say, it is "off the chain".
Old    Stan Tanner (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-14-2006, 8:54 PM Reply   
I rode the 07 transcend 138 this past weekend about 6 times. I like the board alot. I am going to buy it. Good timing on this thread coming back up cause I was going to search for it and give my update.

The board is way faster than the 06 transcend. I didn't feel like it was bogging down at all like the 06 did. The pop was as good as the 06. I don't think that the pop is mind blowing or anything. I would say it actually rides alot like my absolute does. I rode it without the extension fins for most of the weekend. It was a little looser on the landings than I am use to without the extensions on. I took a couple of hard falls which I usually don't take. One was a toe 3 that buttered around on me and I caught a front edge. Didn't come out of the binding but I was wishing I did.

With the extensions on it felt much more stable on the landings. I am use to a pretty tight board, I ride the absolute with the center fin. Unfortunately where I ride it is usually choppy and I need the extra tracking. The landings are soft with the board. It releases of the wake nicely. Overall I was very happy with it and just need to get a few more sets in on it.

I did also test the PS3 and was very close to buying it. I only rode it once but had a great ride on it. I am looking forward to riding it again.

Here are a few pics from the weekend with the transcend. A little indy stiffy and backroll action plus a roll to revert sequence.




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Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-14-2006, 9:13 PM Reply   
I was actually looking at that board also, I ride the 06 Murray, great board just seems a little slow/sluggish when on edge, maybe cause the rocker.

(Message edited by ghostrider_2 on August 14, 2006)
Old    Ridin Dirty (duffy)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-15-2006, 10:14 AM Reply   
I've been riding the Byerly 137 and recently tried the Transcend. I was surprised that the Transcend was not to loose. It felt very good. I have been wanting to ride a different set up and I think I have found one. Now I just have to decide on the factions or the Zeus.
Old    Byrd (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-15-2006, 11:31 AM Reply   
Here is Duffy on one this weekend....Upload
Old    Zane Schwenk (zaneschwenk)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-15-2006, 2:13 PM Reply   
Duffy....get the Transcend you'll be very happy...glad to have met you sorry I could be around to ride with you and Barry! Next time we'll hit up my X Star wake!!!
Old    Scot M Berner (scottyb)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-15-2006, 3:42 PM Reply   
Stan please come ride with us or gordon, I really want to try the 07 transcend if thats cool with you. I currently ride the 05 but really want the longer 07 version.
Old    Stan Tanner (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-15-2006, 3:49 PM Reply   
Zane- you should get CWB to make another size absolute. I really wanted something a little bigger than the 134 that I was riding and the new 135 wasn't big enough, but I also didn't want to jump to the 141 range. That is why I choose the 138 transcend. I really enjoyed the absolute shape I have been riding for the past 3 seasons.

Scott- If you are going to be at the midwest get together at Murphy's place in Sept I will have the board with me there I am sure and you are welcome to try it out. Otherwise you can come out my way to ride with Brooke and I. The next couple of weeks are pretty busy for me and I don't know if I will have time to get down to janesville to ride.

Stan
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       08-15-2006, 3:56 PM Reply   
Insane Zane is in the house.
I love it when the pros stop in to wakeworld.
Duffy Get the Zeus.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-15-2006, 4:18 PM Reply   
"Zane- you should get CWB to make another size absolute."

I agree. I fit perfect on a 140/141. But when I'm working the booth at shows, I wish we had something in the middle to offer. I'm not one to recommend a board that is too big or too small.
Old    Ridin Dirty (duffy)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-15-2006, 4:39 PM Reply   
Yea Zane thanks for the demos I really appreciate it. Thanks to Byrd for posting my pics. I know Byrd I need to wait 2 more seconds before I throw my Tantrum that one is real low.

Duffy...
Old    B Poser (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-15-2006, 6:24 PM Reply   
I'll be trying out the Transcend tomorrow. I've been riding the Absolute since it was introduced and think its the best board on the market. I have heard the Transcend is similar on the water.

Zane-- what the hell....not out here for waterski nationals huh? Your really missing out. Were gonna get some hookers for Justin and Doug, maybe even a donkey and a midget too. Talk with you soon.
Old    Chuck H. (toesideturtle)      Join Date: Oct 2002       08-17-2006, 1:27 PM Reply   
Rode the Transcend 138 this morning and had a blast!!! I liked it better finless for sure! The board is faster than the current model. Pop is good, nice landings, holds an edge well. I rode the Absolute 141 platinum last year--this year the 142 platinum Transcend--I think the 2007 is more of a blend of these two boards. If you get a chance, give it a spin. I hope to ride it again tomorrow---can't wait for the platinums to arrive!!
Old    Scot M Berner (scottyb)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-17-2006, 3:52 PM Reply   
I will try to hook up with ya at Murphy's shindig, but I am not absolutely positive I can make that, sooo maybe sometime I will try and make it out to okauchee.

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