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Old    drewsky24            02-02-2005, 10:04 AM Reply   
has anyone here tried riding the roam, i you have can you tell me how it rides, thanks
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-03-2005, 4:17 AM Reply   
If you hit alot of sliders, they're alot of fun.
Old    nwegene            02-03-2005, 10:27 AM Reply   
is the board worth riding behind a boat
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-03-2005, 4:57 PM Reply   
it would be fun behind the boat. Not worth being your only board.
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-03-2005, 5:29 PM Reply   
i havent ridin a normal board since i picked up the roam. i can do all my tricks on it plus i learned a few more tech tricks right away once i started riding it. its a very loose board, feels like snowboarding.
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       02-03-2005, 5:36 PM Reply   
interesting.

Jason - I saw the vid on wakepics that SB made, you and Tyler Killingsworth. Smooth. Nice vid.
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-03-2005, 6:09 PM Reply   
yeah interesting. I find all the flex doesn't have that same sort of pop. I was riding one today on that new slider at OWC, and its just so much fun. I want to get one to ride behind smaller wakes and sliders. but I still like having that bit more support from a traditional wakeboard when I'm hitting kickers or riding a big wake.
Old    drewsky24            02-03-2005, 6:14 PM Reply   
i want to get one soon because im gonna start riding alot of sliders at ski rixen.
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-03-2005, 6:16 PM Reply   
Jason, were you riding that parks finless? I couldn't really tell. Post some vid of you on the roam, I'm sure we'd all like to see it.
Old    canadian_shred (wes_can_riders)      Join Date: Feb 2004       02-03-2005, 7:22 PM Reply   
I just bought a 144 cant wait to ride it
Old    Bob Bartelt (boardstyle)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-03-2005, 8:54 PM Reply   
I just purchased the 139 but I'm in Minnesota so I will be spending a lot of quality time looking at it for a while yet. But hopefully its everything I'm hoping.
Old    murrayair            02-03-2005, 9:27 PM Reply   
Kristian- you said the roam doesnt have the same sort of pop. How so? Is it less of a pop? Just wondering.
Old    penny4urthots            02-04-2005, 12:28 AM Reply   
If you are lookin to figure size you will want to add around 4 cm to your normal size of wakebaord you ride.

Ex: I ride a LF Balance 140cm so I would want to ride a 144cm HYPERLITE Roam.

Trust me on this, you'll be glad once you get used to it. Roams are fun boards to ride...try it
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-04-2005, 5:02 AM Reply   
Mark- I'm sure you'd get the same height, but its a big flexy board so it feels pretty differant.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-04-2005, 6:27 AM Reply   
Kristian: Jason does ride the Parks board fineless.

I heard Josh Storrer was trying TS 9s on the Roam yesterday. Between him and Callen, it sounds like once you get used to it, you can make it do anything.
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-04-2005, 5:08 PM Reply   
sounds like you're right there J-Rod. I could be just a point of getting used to it.

On the point of the roam, what type of warranty does it have? Does it cover slider use?

(Message edited by kristian on February 04, 2005)
Old    trickskisrock            02-07-2005, 3:56 PM Reply   
I rode the Roam for the first time this weekend. So much fun. Super loose and flexible for playing around behind the boat. It took a little bit of getting used to the landings because the board would really accelerate on the landings, but not bad once you got used to it. I rode the 139 and think I'd like the 144 better. The 139 just didn't have enough nose and tail to really flex. I don't think, I'd use the Roam as my only board (unless maybe you only ride delta glass), but it makes a real fun second board to have around.
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-12-2005, 10:43 PM Reply   
yea man i havent ridden a board with fins for a long time. i took the fins off my parks at the beggining of the year last year. got the idea from josh storrer actually. once the roam came out i was stoked though. it did take a couple rides to get used to it, jus like any new board, but its a killer ride. i dont have any vid of me on the roam quite yet. should have some sick stuff in the next month though. keep an eye on wakepics for vid by SB.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-12-2005, 10:53 PM Reply   
damn that is sick. I also saw the vid of Storrer on the roam. awesome. I want that loose feel. I ride a TFD and I'd be crazy to take the fins off of that thing! I might go to the .8s though..
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-13-2005, 5:03 AM Reply   
Cool Jason, I'll keep and eye out
Old    michaelvinczii            02-14-2005, 8:40 AM Reply   
ive got teh 39 roam and its super fun, takes a few to get used to but damn its FUN. the board doesnt give the same pop as regular boards cause it has so much flex it absorbes some of it i think, but i could still do most of my stuff on it, although i didnt try a raley or hoochie. ive only rode it once and it was behind the boat, so im looking forward to trying it out on some sliders at teh OWC soon.
Old    drewsky24            02-15-2005, 2:16 PM Reply   
i cant wait to get a roam, im pretty light so im probaly gonna get the 139
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-16-2005, 6:04 PM Reply   
i ride the 44. went to that from the parks 38. it deffinately has a different pop. i wouldnt say it has less, pop though, except for raley tricks. u have to olley off the wake like you would on a snowboard or skateboard off a jump. it gives u more of a straight up kick.
Old    airwarrior04 (airwarrior04)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-25-2005, 4:55 PM Reply   
Im 5'7-9" and 160-165 lbs what should i get a 139 or 144?

Late-
Zach
Old    Mike Souza (ridn9high)      Join Date: Feb 2004       03-26-2005, 4:48 PM Reply   
Zach,
139
Old    airwarrior04 (airwarrior04)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-26-2005, 5:23 PM Reply   
Ok For Shure!
Thanks Mike!
Have a safe trip and HAVE FUN in oaklahoma(sp?) See yah in the summer!
Peace-
Zach

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