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Old     (dezthecat)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-31-2006, 11:57 AM Reply   
I ride at average ability. I am looking for the loosest board available (not the Roam). Due to my age and injuries I will not be doing any inverts but would like to become an accomplished surface rider. Presently, I ride an '03 Belmont with the center fins removed. I also own a 133 Fish which I ride with factory fins. I also have a Temet which I ride totally finless. I just purchased an '06 Absolute Platinum which I ride finless. I am disappointed that the Absolute still is not loose enough. The reviews I've read indicate that the Transcend is very loose in the neutral position, but grips really well when on edge. Can anyone help me choose a board that is VERY loose while riding neutral, but has good hold when on edge for charging the wake. Someone suggested the O'Brien Natural. I have a Roam on order but I want an everyday board that is very loose but locks down well on edge. How about the Valhalla?
Thanks in advance. Please respond on this site. I am using someone's computer.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-31-2006, 12:21 PM Reply   
A finless Marius is pretty damn loose. Also, a finless Transcend (pre 2007). Definitely a lot looser than an Absolute
Old     (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       07-31-2006, 12:28 PM Reply   
If you can find one, a 2003-2004 Double Up Nelson is pretty loose. You can spin surface 3's with little effort.
Old     (yooper)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-31-2006, 12:37 PM Reply   
So you have 4 boards right now, and one on order? And you are now looking for a 6th? Am I following you so far?
Old     (dezthecat)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-31-2006, 12:47 PM Reply   
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       07-31-2006, 12:49 PM Reply   
My Motive 134 is very loose wrt surface spins. I have the center fin removed and the molded fins allow the board to slide very easily. Here's a short video of it. At about 1:35, 1:43, and 2:05 on the timeline you can see that I surface spin the board. I used to ride a Premiere w/o center fin and it didn't slide as easily. Also you can see the center finless Motive locks in an edge just fine as I have no problem launching air rolls with it.
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       07-31-2006, 1:10 PM Reply   
does anyone ride the transcend (05/06) without fins???
Old     (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       07-31-2006, 1:33 PM Reply   
Gotta agree with John (as usual) I love the loose feeling of the Motive. I ride mine with the 1' fins but I've ridden it with none and the board was ultra slick on the water.
Old     (team_o)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-31-2006, 1:36 PM Reply   
Barbara - give the O'Brien Vice 131 a try - it's pretty loose even with the Crook fins - but take them off and it is super mellow and buttery...way looser than the Natural!

(Message edited by team_o on July 31, 2006)
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       07-31-2006, 1:48 PM Reply   
I don't understand why not the Roam? You want the loosest right? Then get the Roam and don't worry that its wood. You can still edge and do tricks. Just look for a board with no bottom features and take off any fins. Like a Park with no fins, or a Transcend with no fins. Not how they were designed but will be more loose than a molded fin board like the Absolute (anyone could have told you that).
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-31-2006, 1:51 PM Reply   
John, you're killin it! Is that recent footage?
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       07-31-2006, 2:38 PM Reply   
Hey J-Rod thanx, That was last year after they put up the Curve Rail Funbox (They call it Nessie). That's why there were so many shots of me hitting it.

I've slowed down a quite a bit this year. Got married and started learning to play guitar, so my wakeboarding has suffered. It's like riding a bicycle though. Doing all the same stuff, just not adding anything new.

Went to the park yesterday but didn't get to ride. A rope got tangled in the motor tower right as I was driving up and broke the speed sensor. Hopefully it's fixed now.
Old     (iamnathanhudson)      Join Date: Dec 2002       07-31-2006, 2:39 PM Reply   
Liquid Force Omega finless....super loose!!!! Thats what I rode before my watson.
Old     (kempogoju_ross)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-31-2006, 3:28 PM Reply   
I have a gator harris 142 and a motive 144.....the gator is loose with out center fin....I feel the motive would also be decent if you take the fin out......check out gator boards harris its a 3 stage board but completely smooth flat spot....I think you would really like it......I plan to trade or buy a byelry as the gator is too loose for my taste and
Old     (bummerkit)      Join Date: Apr 2003       07-31-2006, 5:37 PM Reply   
my subjekt is pretty loose.

(Message edited by bummerkit on July 31, 2006)
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       07-31-2006, 5:39 PM Reply   
why not a roam. i can edge jus fine and its unarguably the loosest board out there
Old    jayp            07-31-2006, 7:28 PM Reply   
The Liquid Force Litmus is a loose board. With or without the center fin. Of course much looser without.

(Message edited by jayp on July 31, 2006)
Old     (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-31-2006, 9:16 PM Reply   
Yeah dude you will love your roam if loose is what you want. I have had mine for like a month now and absolutely love it! I can do surface 360's so easily its rediculous, but you can also throw it on edge and really get some great pop for aerial tricks.
Old     (jay_j)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-31-2006, 9:59 PM Reply   
I agree with j-rod, the marius is really loose with no fins.

Get a roam. They're super loose, and plus they make you a better rider, as far as edging technique.
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-31-2006, 11:22 PM Reply   
My trip with no fins is quite loose...
Old     (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       08-01-2006, 7:57 AM Reply   
If you already have a Belmont switching to a Motive wouldn't make much of a difference. I'm not sure which year models are the same, but the Motive is pretty much made from the old Belmont mold. Perhaps the fin configurations are different, but the board shape is pretty much the same.
Old     (dreambig)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-01-2006, 12:52 PM Reply   
Dude i thought this post said Loosest Broad. Damn. I was looking for some referral poon. What a disapointment
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       08-01-2006, 1:03 PM Reply   
Marius no fins = Loose.
Old     (driving)      Join Date: Jan 2003       08-01-2006, 4:59 PM Reply   
Murray finless
Old     (malibu_monkey)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-02-2006, 11:05 AM Reply   
LF Search/Finless. It's hella loose w/no fins, but EXTREMELY fun for surface tricks. It's an older board, so you would have to find a used 1.
Old     (kempogoju_ross)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-06-2006, 8:11 PM Reply   
Here it is!!!!!! and its for
Old     (bdaddy)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-07-2006, 10:30 AM Reply   
I ride an ’03 Shapiro. I think O’Brien is calling it the edge currently. Three removable fins nose and tail and no molded fins. You can make that board as loose as you want it to be. But I just got a ’05 roam for $99 on eBay and that board is wicked fun. Talk about bang for the buck!! I bought it from Grizzly sports…really great company. I live close to them but I had the board in hand 2 days after I paid for it so I have to give them props here. If you snowboard at all, riding the roam will be way fun and cake to get the hang of.


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