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Old     (naptownwake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-16-2009, 4:38 PM Reply   
I'm starting to look at new boards, and at 220 lbs, I could definitely go for anything that softens landings.

What do you look for in terms of shape to dictate the softness of landings?
Old     (gunnertom4593)      Join Date: Sep 2008       06-16-2009, 4:45 PM Reply   
Wide boards, fast boards, and ones with big ol' center spines. Both my shane and witness land really soft partly because of their speed and they both have big spines. And at 220 I would suggest the Witness 144, great board.
Old     (onthewatermo)      Join Date: Jan 2008       06-16-2009, 4:48 PM Reply   
Witness +1
Old     (bizz)      Join Date: Jun 2008       06-16-2009, 4:49 PM Reply   

You don't necessarily need to look at bottom details to insure a soft landing. A board built with a foam and wood core will soften your landings considerably. Try out a Company Recruit 143 you will fall in love.

Old     (aliwake)      Join Date: Dec 2006       06-16-2009, 5:24 PM Reply   
Liquid Force Groove. It can be a bit loose, but I've never felt anything softer in terms of landings, and that's the number 1 feature i look for in a board after doing my knee.
Definitely recommend giving it a try. It's really poppy too :-)
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-16-2009, 5:56 PM Reply   
Center spine hekos.... but the best is a flex board.
Slingshot, Company etc etc
Old     (boutwell_43)      Join Date: Aug 2008       06-16-2009, 6:00 PM Reply   
SlingShot Response 145! I am 6ft1 around 210. Crazy soft landings, I love it.
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       06-16-2009, 6:17 PM Reply   
Marek 146. Huge board with a ton of speed, pop and is one of the lightest boards I have ridden
Old     (hayes)      Join Date: Aug 2007       06-16-2009, 6:27 PM Reply   
Go wake to wake instead of into the flats. This is the most important thing for softening landings.
Old    dglow            06-16-2009, 6:37 PM Reply   
140 marius lands soft and great board for us bigger guys
Old     (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       06-16-2009, 6:37 PM Reply   
C-dub Marius, rode a lot of boards and have yet to be on something that lands softer.
Old     (tommmyd)      Join Date: Jan 2009       06-16-2009, 6:39 PM Reply   
Just imagine if you added a huge spine to a flex board... my sine has the softest landings I've ever felt no joke. Could get it custom sized too.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-16-2009, 6:43 PM Reply   
i used to ride a marius and yeah, they land really soft. didn't think there was a softer landing board until i rode the lf shane: bigger pop, faster and softer landings.
Old     (phil_dixon)      Join Date: Dec 2008       06-16-2009, 7:44 PM Reply   
company severance is super soft, def get a flex board
Old     (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-16-2009, 8:29 PM Reply   
LF Shane
CWB Marius, 2009 Transcend, faction
Obrien Natural,
Slingshot's boards
Company Wake's boards
Sine wakebaords
Humanoid Wakeboards (when they release)

personally i recommend something with flex too
Old     (jasonpav)      Join Date: Dec 2008       06-17-2009, 8:06 AM Reply   
It is hard to beat the soft landings of a CWB Marius or Marius Platinum
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       06-17-2009, 8:11 AM Reply   
Marius, the dual spine lands super soft and its nice and wide, great for big riders.
Old     (da_kamp)      Join Date: Jan 2008       06-17-2009, 10:11 PM Reply   
LF Lyman 143 cough cough
Old     (all_board_rider)      Join Date: May 2009       06-17-2009, 10:54 PM Reply   
marius! fo sho, its fast and the double spine shoots that water out from under you nice! although my homie went back to tre transcend plat after riding the 09 marius for just a few other words

"how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? The world may never know"
Old     (reuben)      Join Date: Oct 2008       06-18-2009, 2:26 AM Reply   
The witness lands super soft!!
Old     (g_miller)      Join Date: Dec 2002       06-18-2009, 4:27 AM Reply   
LF Lyman 143 is a great big guy board and lands like a feather. I've also heard great things about the Witness.
Old     (naptownwake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-18-2009, 7:01 AM Reply   
Thanks, all.

Of these boards, which ones are also well suited for edging aggressively? (fast)

(Message edited by naptownwake on June 18, 2009)
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-18-2009, 7:24 AM Reply   
Go to the Ripple and demo some. They've got plenty to try out, and Brad will help you.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-18-2009, 7:42 AM Reply   
Soft and Aggressive =
Slingshot Response
Company ______ (6 fin board)
LF Lyman
Old     (cshell)      Join Date: May 2009       06-18-2009, 9:01 AM Reply   
Company Recruit.... no doubt! Love it!
Old     (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-18-2009, 9:07 AM Reply   
Ridden many boards and nothing has ever come close to the Sine. I would challenge anyone who has ridden one to present another board that lands as soft.
Old     (all_board_rider)      Join Date: May 2009       06-18-2009, 10:00 AM Reply   
2 for 2! the marius! widest board on the market
wider = faster!!!
Old     (wake2wake_66)      Join Date: Nov 2008       06-18-2009, 10:46 AM Reply   
The Marius is slow but it is a really good shape. Wider does not mean faster. If you want a little more speed try the Ronix Arcade by Bill, I rode the Marius last year and went to a 142 Bill over the winter and really like it.
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       06-18-2009, 10:58 AM Reply   
I wouldn't say the Marius is Slow.

Really depends on the rider as well, I have a few riders in my crew that ride the Marius and they would disagree as well with the Marius being slow.

Demo, Demo, Demo!!
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-18-2009, 11:12 AM Reply   
Go here and demo the Lyman, Groove, Watson and Shane. I would also demo a One or another Ronix just to check it out.

You can probably demo a Marius here:


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