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Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-23-2006, 6:54 PM Reply   
Who knows whats different on this board from the 06, or more so from the 05? I actually never got a chance to ride the 06.

I generally prefer the 03 absolute/06 pure shape.....but CWB didnt have any left for me so I know have one of the "reinforced" absolutes on the way, anyone know how this board rides and how much heavier the reinforced boards are?
Old     (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-23-2006, 8:15 PM Reply   
the 06 bottom shape and characteristics are the same as the 05 ..the only difference is the top sheet was carved out a bit more ,most noticeably on the tip and tail which may have reduced the swing weight a bit but i didnt notive the difference between the two..
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-23-2006, 8:31 PM Reply   
I have the 07 headed my way, any difference from the 06?
Old     (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-24-2006, 6:31 PM Reply   
I saw one today in person at worlds and cant see any difference except colors/graphics ..

hope the new reinforced one holds up better for you :-)
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-24-2006, 6:52 PM Reply   
Old     (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-24-2006, 7:39 PM Reply   
the top of the ends are shaped a little different, but the bottom is the same as the 05 & 06. BTW, I'm glad you are giving CWB another chance...
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       09-26-2006, 2:15 PM Reply   
All they changed is the top shape for more strength.
Sounds like CWB is making it right Mike! Enjoy your new and improved Absolute.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-26-2006, 2:25 PM Reply   
i thought you were done w/ cwb?
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-26-2006, 2:28 PM Reply   
Its like make up sex Joe, even when its wrong its right ya know?
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-26-2006, 2:30 PM Reply   
hahaha! make-up sex is always good!
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-26-2006, 2:59 PM Reply   
^^^^^^ amen!

I was talking to the rep and he said they had done some more work with the layup of the glass. Basically they were adding more directional glass near the tip/tail to get it to rebound like crazy. Should tweak the pop a little but other than that the boards are identical. There was a subtle outline change from 05 to 06 as well as the top deck changes but for this year they are identical. I feel the rails are thinner on the 06/07 than the 05 too but thats just me.
Old     (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-26-2006, 3:29 PM Reply   
I would say about a pound maybe a pound and a half.
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-26-2006, 3:38 PM Reply   
^ heavier?
Old     (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-26-2006, 3:48 PM Reply   
If they are adding more glass wouldn't you think so?
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-26-2006, 3:49 PM Reply   
Yeah, it's a fair amount heavier, but Allen thought it popped harder when he first got his. It is significantly stronger. You may/maynot even notice the difference when you're riding.

As far as the regular '06 to '07 (non-reinforced) I couldn't tell the difference in the way they ride, though what Stephen said is right. They are tweaking the flex pattern of the boards for '07


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