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Old     (icecoaster518)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-22-2009, 11:32 PM Reply   
Was wondering if there has been any major changes between the slingshot boards for the 09 model year. I am pretty set on getting a recoil but am not sure if the 09 is worth spending an extra $100 on when the 08's are on sale. I was also wondering if you guys think the recoil 142 would be big enough for me or if i should go with the response 145( im 6'2" and 210lbs).
Old     (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       06-23-2009, 6:31 AM Reply   
Im about your size less 20 lbs. I rode the recoil 142 for a long time and now have switched to the Response 142. Both are amazing. The 09 recoil's are totally different from the 08's. The response is slightly different. I would go with the 09 stuff.
Old     (wakebums)      Join Date: May 2006       06-23-2009, 6:37 AM Reply   
I ride the 142 and I weigh 250lbs. It rides perfect for me.
Old     (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-23-2009, 8:03 AM Reply   
i havent ridden the new stuff....but i love my 07 recoil
Old     (seth)      Join Date: Sep 2002       06-23-2009, 9:26 AM Reply   
Yeah the 09 Recoil is way different than previous years. Im 6'4 and weigh 200 and ride the 142 Recoil. I would really like to try the 145 Response though. The 09's have a wider stance which is a huge difference for us tall guys.
Old     (anodyne)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-23-2009, 9:43 AM Reply   
I'm surprised you guys aren't riding like 152's... don't you know that riding HUGE boards is the biggest thing in wakeboarding right now??

Old     (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-23-2009, 10:22 AM Reply   
ALL boards have the following changes/additions:


* Dura Base --> The base on the 09 boards is glossy and more durable. The Dura Base will slide better than our other bases.

* HDLW (High Density Light Weight) PVC rails and tips --> The HDLW PVC Rails and tops are made from a very high quality PVC. Its Tunable by smoothing the sharp edge. The more you round it you create more drag on the board. This makes the board ride slower. Also, if you smack the PVC rail, you can repair it with epoxy. You can customize all our boards to ride how you want it to ride.

* Tapperwall --> This not only gives the board a different look, but it makes it ride smoother in the water.

* Binding Inserts --> There are the same number of inserts, but we made the stance wider. Its about 2 inches wider than the 07-08 boards.
The industry changed the 2 hole pattern. The inserts are closer together, so if you have a 09 board by any wake company, older boots will not fit. If you buy 09 Slingshot boots and you have an 08 or older board by any other wake company, we can hook you up with a adapter plate so the boots fit. The Slingshot 4 hole pattern has not changed.

* Fins and fin holes --> The fins have been replaced by a quality G-10 molded fin. Super strong and the screw holes wonít strip out. The screw is a little larger, so if you put them on a 07-08 board, you will have to drill out the hole. The fin holes on all Slingshot Boards are the same spacing.

Remarks about the new changed Recoil specifically:


The Recoil rides different then the 07-08. In my personal opinion I feel it rides smoother. I also really like that the board has a wider stance. The board is stiffer in the center and is more flexy in the tip and tail. The pop is amazing. Itís a different board then the 07-08. I feel the recoil has been perfected, but donít take my opinion on it, go demo it and see what you think of it!

and a pic, again, pointing out some of the changes (in pink, for contrast)

notice also that the corners are shaved which i have heard helps the board roll on edge easier, and i Think sits a tad deeper too.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-23-2009, 10:37 AM Reply   
IF you are getting a recoil GET THE 09.

It is totally worth it.
Old    Slingshot            06-23-2009, 12:50 PM Reply   
09 dude! Big changes from the 08-09 and its worth it! Its not just a graphic upgrade. The board is rad! If you want any info on them, feel free to call me 509-427-4950x0023
Old     (icecoaster518)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-23-2009, 4:58 PM Reply   
ok i think i will get the 09 recoil. But i have a pair of 07 Watsons and with the new inserts will they fit? Also, does having slingshot boots make a big difference in the flex of the board?
Old     (lav)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-23-2009, 5:13 PM Reply   
kyle you going to bring any down to demo?
hope you and nikki can make it down this summer
to ride
srry for the threadjack


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