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Old     (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-01-2007, 8:15 PM Reply   
Here's my stats...210lbs, 5'8", intermediate

I'm looking at maybe getting the Shane 140, Premier 141 or 3DS 143.

Last summer, I was riding a LF Balance 140 and felt that it was a little too small for me especially with the funny tips on them. I did really feel comfortable on this board though, just felt like the land gear was a tad to small for my size...

I was also riding the previous model Byerly 142. That didn't seem to go so well for me. I just couldn't get a good feel for the pop. I pretty much felt awkward riding it.

I had the original Premier 140 and have since regretted ridding myself of it.

What should I get...and why?

(Message edited by lives2wake on February 01, 2007)

(Message edited by lives2wake on February 01, 2007)
Old     (westerdude)      Join Date: Nov 2006       02-01-2007, 8:22 PM Reply   
depends on what type of rider you are... I rode last years premier and i loved it i'm a wake to wake rider that can do basic spins and inverts and the board was perfect for me, one of my buddies rode the 3ds and was a wake to flats raley type of rider that threw everything ot to the flats... also i would say if you get a hyperlite go with last years models because there gonna save you a lot of cash and they are the same board just diff graphics...
Old     (closedtoe)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-01-2007, 8:22 PM Reply   
Get the shane. It is extra wide so it will be more like riding a 142 -143. Its really fast even with a 3 stage rocker. It has cupped side fins and if you find that the board rides too lose you can take the cupped fins off of your balance and put them on the shane. I am going to get an 07 shane soon. I have ridden my friends though and its really sick. Huge pop!
Old     (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-01-2007, 8:30 PM Reply   
I was even thinking of getting the longer Balance...I don't know.

I'm not really a wake to wake rider. I like to charge and go as big as I can.
Old     (closedtoe)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-01-2007, 8:36 PM Reply   
You can def. go into the flats with the shane or 3ds just not the premier.look at the board reviews for the shane. Speed and pop!! I have never had that in a board before thats why im looking forward to getting the shane. look at the reviews. It should help you get some feedback.
Old     (closedtoe)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-01-2007, 8:37 PM Reply
Old     (closedtoe)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-01-2007, 8:41 PM Reply here are the reviews for the premier. I have no clue why people are giving it 5s on speed when it is a very slow board.
Old     (wsrwilliams)      Join Date: Nov 2006       02-01-2007, 9:09 PM Reply   
The new Byerly 142
Old     (7890303)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-01-2007, 9:32 PM Reply   
Check out the new wakeboarding mag, this month has a board buyers guide in it.
Old     (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-01-2007, 11:05 PM Reply   
Are there any suggestions? How about the LF team board?
Old     (curtbernstein)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-02-2007, 12:26 AM Reply   
If you liked that old premier, you'll most likely love the newer premiers... real all around good board. I have a friend that rides one of the newer premier 141's and he is about your size, possiby a few pounds heavier and hes obsessed with it...
Old     (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-06-2007, 10:44 PM Reply   
How about the PS3 141 or the GB Caddy 142?
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-07-2007, 8:14 AM Reply   
"If you liked that old premier, you'll most likely love the newer premiers"

I don't know many people tht feel that way. I admit I haven't ridden one, but I'm told they are a lot slower.

Being that you're a bigger guy, I would select a board that rides faster. Your weight will make any board ride a little deeper. A slow, 3-stage rocker board will probably have a lot of drag for you. I would stick with faster boards.

I transitioned from the original Premier (Era) to a 2003 Absolute. A lot of guys referred to the board back then as the "Premier on steroids" The Absolute did everything a little better without feeling too different. You can find that same shape on a 2004 Absolute, a 2005 Flame, a 2006 Flame and Pure, and the 2007 Kink and Pure.

You might also try the new Transcend which I believe is the best board ever. You might also try to demo the CWB Faction 144.

Also if you like molded fin boards, I would stick with them.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       02-07-2007, 8:38 AM Reply   
Get a 144 O'brien Natural, hard 3 stage rocker and Fast as Hell! The best of boath words.
Old     (faceplanter69)      Join Date: Mar 2006       02-07-2007, 11:55 AM Reply   
Justin I rode the old premier. I think it was the 03. I rode a couple of different boards in 05 and didn't really like them. I bought the 06 CWB absolute platinum and really like it. It does everything that the old premier did only much better. More pop. faster, and softer landings. I'd recommend that one
Old     (nancy)      Join Date: Nov 2006       02-07-2007, 6:34 PM Reply   
You might want to take a look at the 145 state on wakeworld reviews.
Old    alanp            02-07-2007, 7:56 PM Reply   
if you liked the original premier then just buy and era, exact same board except lighter and some cuts on the side.
Old     (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-07-2007, 10:50 PM Reply   
I was thinking of the era too, but lately I've been thinking mostly about the Shane.
I've never considered a CWB..I'll check them out.
Old            02-08-2007, 9:36 AM Reply   
Demo a CWB Absolute, you will be glad you did!!
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-08-2007, 9:38 AM Reply   

The Shane is a drastic change from what you said you liked. Just demo before you buy!
Old     (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-08-2007, 9:43 PM Reply   
Well, unfortunately, I can't demo boards. I don't want to buy new either so, I'll buy off of Ebay.

What boards would you recommend if I liked the old premier 140 and the lf balance 140?

J-Rod, what is so different about the Shane?

I'm just trying to get the best board possible for me - I guess I just have to guess which I will like?
Old     (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-17-2007, 9:33 PM Reply   
How about the Marius 140, the Absolute seems like it might be good too.



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