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Old     (pdxviperguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-25-2006, 10:32 PM Reply   
So I just can't make up my mind which one to keep. I love the 138 because of it's easy spin ability and how quick it feels. The landings in the flats are killer on the 138 however. I am about 5'10" and 195 pounds (athletic build) and the slap down on landings is tough. The 142 lands a ton softer but definately feels bigger and seems a bit harder to release from the water. It's basically just thinking about turning switch with the 138 and actually making the move with a little bit of effort on the 142. What are everyones thoughts. The watson whether it's a 138 or 142 is a killer board expecially combined with the SANTE wake.
Old     (aden_g)      Join Date: Mar 2006       09-25-2006, 10:43 PM Reply   
You want us to tell you which board you will like?

Go with the bigger one. Trust me?????
Old     (pdxviperguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-25-2006, 10:46 PM Reply   
I figured someone had gone through the same debate. Smaller is always nice for spins and stuff like that but their is no question the extra 4 CM makes a difference off the wake and in landings as it's slightly fatter as well.
Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-26-2006, 9:24 AM Reply   
I think you should go with what feels right and that would be the 142.
Old     (fredrik_of_sweden)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-26-2006, 9:50 AM Reply   
I just tryied the watson 138 and i like it as hell. I'm going to buy one. I ride a LF balance 139 now and i would never go up to a 142. But we probably don't have the same size. But i just dont't feel smooth riding a 142
Old     (pdxviperguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-26-2006, 2:10 PM Reply   
is it that a bigger board just does not feel as smooth or is it that it's the added length that makes it ride different. I just can't wrap my mind around 4 cm making that big a difference.
Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-26-2006, 4:38 PM Reply   
Try ridding both boards at 3-4 mph slower and you'll feel a huge difference.
Old     (pdxviperguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-27-2006, 12:38 AM Reply   
what is the 3-4 mph slower going to do for me?
Old     (anodyne)      Join Date: Feb 2006       09-27-2006, 1:04 AM Reply   
wear you out faster and be less fun.
Old     (adamcarta)      Join Date: Nov 2005       09-27-2006, 5:04 AM Reply   
I'll buy the 142 if you want to sell it.

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