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Old    jojomantor            09-08-2004, 5:55 PM Reply   
what board do u have and does it ride well im lookin for a new board

right now i have an obrien evil twin i love it but its a little out dated and i think i could do a little better with a new board.
Old    wickedwake            09-08-2004, 7:37 PM Reply   
I just got a LF EVO 138 and i love it. It breaks loose very well and is great so far in the chops. Landing is a little rough but i love this board! Great pop and tons of speed. It's good!
Old    jojomantor            09-08-2004, 9:35 PM Reply   
ya i demo'ed a lf and i like them thanx for your input
Old    wake_addict (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-08-2004, 10:18 PM Reply   
2003 Parks 143 DNA

I like it very much
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-08-2004, 10:22 PM Reply   
joey, go to ski world in castro valley and demo the blindside blade.







here's my review of the board.
blindside blade
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-09-2004, 7:40 AM Reply   
03 Parks 143 and 04 Absolute 141. Two very different boards but I like them both.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-09-2004, 7:51 AM Reply   
04 Plat Absolute
04 Plat Prodigy
01 Premier (just hangs on the wall for looks) :-)
Old    mango (mango)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-09-2004, 8:23 AM Reply   
2004 Absolute 141 cause nothing else matters!
Old    Ringo (hymaeringo)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-09-2004, 9:05 AM Reply   
I got a byerly blah blah and am gettin somethin new butdon't know as well. I used to ride a drifter(toofast for my style now), currently ride a byerly(3satge comliments my wake nicely cuz now we have a SAN with a steep wake), but want to transition to a 135 and am looking at a looser ride. molded fins and premiere style ride? someone help me before I get am inexpensive 04 dvnt?
Old    toolfan (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-09-2004, 9:08 AM Reply   
Ringo,
GATOR GONZALES!!!!
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-09-2004, 9:14 AM Reply   
I am currently boardless, but that should change on Saturday. 2005 Absolute & 2005 Zeus, I can't wait to get it. Anyone in So/Cen-cal who wants to try need only take me riding, hint, hint...

I have no shame, I apologize.
Old    Ringo (hymaeringo)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-09-2004, 9:14 AM Reply   
thats been the concensus thus far!
Old    Alex Benetatos (calabria_man)      Join Date: Aug 2004       09-09-2004, 2:15 PM Reply   
04 Hyperlite TFD biolite
with Hyperlite temet bindings
Old    byerly137pro            09-09-2004, 2:30 PM Reply   
I got a 2004 Byerly 137 which was a great cahnge from my old board which was an Icon 134 that was only a continuos, which I only had for the end of last season.
Old    Casper (cas)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-09-2004, 2:36 PM Reply   
03 Belmont 141
02 Belmont

and

04 TFD 136
04 Parks
Old    ALee (aaronlee13)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-09-2004, 2:55 PM Reply   
04 Gator Randy Harris ... great board love it!
Old    Jeigh Krupp (balr54)      Join Date: May 2004       09-09-2004, 3:19 PM Reply   
I ride the same thing and feel the same. I can't wait to check out the '05 though, I just have the feeling it is going to be sick!!
Old    Mark (hiking42)      Join Date: Oct 2002       09-09-2004, 3:22 PM Reply   
04 Premier 141 w/ 03 parks
Old    B Poser (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-09-2004, 3:24 PM Reply   
05 Absolute 141, with 05 Zeus. Nothin better.
Old    walt            09-09-2004, 3:28 PM Reply   
04 Blindside Blade 142
Old    edward            09-09-2004, 3:47 PM Reply   
03 joyride dome 138 w/ new 04 parks (sweet bindings) i love this board it pops great, tracks very well but fins release easily when i want them to, and like in the description smooth or aggressive cuts you can just kinda chill on in and pop a nice w2w or crank it up and out into the flats. spins well too.
Old    04_launch            09-09-2004, 4:15 PM Reply   
04 lf Ballance 139 My favorite board tracks well and releases when it should

04 cwb pure 135 Tracks wells spins easy Lands like landing on cement dont ride this board much.

04 HL temet 138.1 DNA Nice board just a little too loose for my style.
Old    stereor102            09-09-2004, 4:34 PM Reply   
05 preimer 141 with 04 byerly bindings

(Message edited by stereor102 on September 09, 2004)
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-09-2004, 5:01 PM Reply   
04 ricky G
03 PS01 bindings
Old    Chris Waters (gdillyfunk69)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-09-2004, 5:21 PM Reply   
04' & 02' Premier 135's
04' parks Bindings

Also havea motive 134 (slider board)
Old    steve_chavez            09-09-2004, 5:23 PM Reply   
04 O'brien Vision, with Liquid Force Alpha's. Its a great setup, the Vision rides soooooo nice
Old    jojomantor            09-09-2004, 5:35 PM Reply   
yo joe umali do u work at the ski world in castrovalley
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-09-2004, 5:36 PM Reply   
no, i don't.
Old    Ricardo (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       09-09-2004, 5:51 PM Reply   
piece of plywood w/boots nailed to it.
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-09-2004, 7:04 PM Reply   
uh-oh.

Old    jojomantor            09-09-2004, 7:06 PM Reply   
that is a sweeet ass board!!!!!!!!!!
Old    walt            09-09-2004, 7:11 PM Reply   
Nice set up Thane.
Old    daverock            09-09-2004, 8:17 PM Reply   
138 Substance with Transits. Beautiful..
Old    optionryder420            09-09-2004, 9:19 PM Reply   
All you people and your new boards...
I have a 01 Obrien option... and 01 hyperlite highbacks.
Old    Nick Swan (goinbigg17)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-09-2004, 10:13 PM Reply   
hyperlite state 140, or you can wait and get the 145
Old    brian desatnik (fidelis)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-10-2004, 6:19 AM Reply   
i have an 04' balance with transits..its a nice set up..i also have the 04 byerly with temet bindings that rides pretty good too go an 02 subjekt thats a real loose board and i have the trip thats a nice board i can take that way out in the flats but all the others are 3 stage and the byerly has a nice amount of kick to it. the balance is a real slippery board. but i've had the parks and the premier and i think im stickin with the byerly
Old    Kevin (blackhash)      Join Date: Sep 2003       09-10-2004, 7:31 AM Reply   
from what i understand CWB destroyed the 05 absolute so if you go CWB get the transcend. I also heard chad sharpe is an idiot and ruinned the TFD with the 3ds....and i dont like the subjekt. Go with the Obrien Player
Old    Richard (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-10-2004, 8:28 AM Reply   
I have an '01 Byerly 137, the kind that came with the massive 2" center fin. I bought it used for $100. The edges on the tips were splitting and flaking off.

I used fiberglass filler to repair the edges. Now they're as good as new. I got rid of the old style Cleaver fin and drilled some new holes in the board to accomodate the newer 3 screw fins.

I took some Byerly 1.2 P wings and ground them down on the top side (the side that touches the board) until they were cupped enough to fit the curvature of the older style boards. I took these fins from 1.2 down to 0.8 to fit the looser style of riding that I like. It took a few trips from the garage to the water and back before I got the fins just right. Not too sticky, not too loose.

This may sound like a ghetto style set up, but I can tell you this is the best board I've ever ridden. I originally bought it as a guest board, but ended up liking it so much that I sold by brand new double up because I hardly ever rode it.

With a little creativity you can find some really good deals out there on older boards if you're willing to take the chance on modifying them.
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-10-2004, 11:06 AM Reply   
Richard - I've always said that shape was the best Byerly shape. They went downhill after that year. I've ridden that board and I liked it a lot.
Old    sk8joe01            09-10-2004, 11:20 AM Reply   
i ride the obrien vision, its a 140 sliderbase, rides really nice, good consitant pop, awsome landings. my only gripe is that i used to ride the premier and i liked that it was loser when not on edge. i snowboard so i like the feel of a prety loose board, i think i'm gonna try to get .9" fins instead of the 1.1" that came on it. i used to ride the premier, its to small now and my little brother rides it, it is also a very nice board, i liked how the premier was looser in the water (ridden w/o center fin)




keep in mind that when ppl tell you about there boards, bindings make a prety big difference. at least thats what i've found. for example, i recently got RFC bones for my bindings (being old liquid force with the thin plate) and it changed the whole feel of my ride, luckly for the beter
Old    toolfan (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-10-2004, 11:30 AM Reply   
Nice ride Thane. I wasnt into the cramped hand praying thing.



05 G & 04 Ultras
Old    ALee (aaronlee13)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-10-2004, 12:14 PM Reply   
Thane and toolfan... sick boards... very nice!
Old    Carson (wake_boarder49)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-10-2004, 7:53 PM Reply   
i have a super old 96 obrien full nelson and it was free so and i have no money and i have 04 obrien links
Old    Chuck J (wake_eater)      Join Date: May 2003       09-11-2004, 7:24 PM Reply   
i have a 03 belmont, 03 balance, and just rode my new 04 parks for the first time today. man, that board is as different as night from day compared to my belmont!! hehe!! i love the belmont, but wanted more pop. i love the pop of the parks, but need a few more runs to get a good feel for it.
Old    Laci (tcluv85)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-11-2004, 8:41 PM Reply   
2004 Blindside Flower 134 (Assassin Model with a Flowers design) and an old 2000 Hyperlite Mikala 137. I love both.

Not sure what I am going to get next year....I think I want one that I can ride finless for working on surface tricks.

2004 Blindside Flower 2000 Hyperlite Mikala 137

(Message edited by tcluv85 on September 11, 2004)
Old    airwarrior04 (airwarrior04)      Join Date: Aug 2004       09-12-2004, 5:46 PM Reply   
04 era 135 and 04 parks sick bindings
Old    Ryan Newcomb (jnewcom)      Join Date: Mar 2003       09-12-2004, 8:09 PM Reply   
04 Byerly
03 CWB ZEUS

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