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Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       09-14-2005, 10:12 AM Reply   
Just wanted to see how many riders Buy new Wakeboards When the new shapes/Graphics come out every year.
Old    Tings (tings00)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-14-2005, 10:37 AM Reply   
nope, i usually buy every 3 years, i currently have a 04 obrien vision, and plan on upgrading during the closeout sales of 06. I am currently leaning towards a byerly. does anybody have any reccomendations. I want a fast board with lots of pop that lands soft and isnt super squirrley, but doesnt everyone?
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       09-14-2005, 10:50 AM Reply   
I would demo them all and see what you like, but I would recommend demoing a cwb Absolute based on what you are looking for in a board its fast has alot of pop and lands very soft.
Old    derek boyer (toyotafreak)      Join Date: Sep 2003       09-14-2005, 10:56 AM Reply   
Hell ya, check out my new ride. It's got to be state of the art for me - this year's an aggressively-subtle 3-stage irie paint scheme and plastic ginsu skegs!


State of the art!
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-14-2005, 12:33 PM Reply   
Yup, but I buy last years model because I beat them up *bad* on the sliders at OWC. Just picked up a new 04 Motive today from Grizzly Sports for $137 including shipping.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-14-2005, 1:44 PM Reply   
I get a new setup every year. I find that after a year of riding my boards they tend to lose their pop. The cores get worn out and don't snap like they used to. I'm looking forward to trying the CWB Platinum this year to see how it holds up.

Back in the day when I was a poorer soul I would get new bindings one year and a new board the next and alternate like that. I always had the latest something and it worked well. It's definately a luxury to be on the latest & greatest all the time & I feel very fortunate.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-14-2005, 2:19 PM Reply   
Twice a year.... I'm a super board whore and love having something new to play with. Hard to beat the '05 Absolute, so the only excuse I have is to get an '06 Platinum. The new CWB bindings easily justify their purchase, so it looks like a pair of Fuse's are on the way. Anyone want a '05 140 Absolute and '05 L-Zeus'. He, he, he...

If you're on a budget I highly recomend buying used or last years models for a great deal. If your lucky you have friends that ride a lot and go through a lot of product. I always laugh when I go out with my friends and look at the board racks and realize I've owned either the board or the bindings on 3 of the 4 boards on the boat.

Once you start cycling through equipment it usually doesn't cost that much to get something new if you can wait till the fall to buy it. Selling your stuff regularly usually keeps it new enough and in good enough condition that you could e-bay it without any trouble.
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-14-2005, 2:23 PM Reply   
I get a new pair of bindings every year, but I usually don't get a new board every year.

I'm riding a '04 Substance and I probably won't buy a new board until the '06 Watson goes on sale next fall.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-14-2005, 5:32 PM Reply   
im on my third this year and ready to order my fourth absolute plat for the year. Sliders kill em.

www.wakecoupons.com
Old    natxbrotha            09-14-2005, 6:02 PM Reply   
ride it til' it breaks
Old    Trevor (centralcali)      Join Date: Jan 2005       09-14-2005, 6:02 PM Reply   
Evan-
If your serious about selling the Absolute, I may be interested. I've been hearing so much about the Absolute on this site, I wouldn't mind giving it a try. I wouldn't need the bindings though. I just ordered a pair of 06 murrays - we'll see how the whole closed toe deal works out. I live in Stockton and visit Disco every now and then.
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-14-2005, 6:31 PM Reply   
'01 byerly finless
'03 cwb zeus

that should answer your question
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-14-2005, 8:12 PM Reply   
Uh I get a new board every two months or sometimes more than that. I am just a board whore new boards are so fun to try.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-14-2005, 8:16 PM Reply   
every 2 months? why you gotta lie, squid? you buy a new one every 2 weeks!
Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       09-14-2005, 8:19 PM Reply   
2001 LF Helix
2003 LF Subjekt
2005 Hyperlite 3DS

And I thought I was spoiled rotten...but I love looking at the 3 boards hanging up in my garage :-)
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-14-2005, 9:00 PM Reply   
Every other year unless something crazy comes out
Old    natxbrotha            09-14-2005, 9:11 PM Reply   
yah im still rocking this board http://www.wakepics.com/img/17089

and these bindings
http://www.wakepics.com/img/17090



actually i havent rode that setup this season... i finally upgraded to a new 2003 blindside billy mckee and some old busted up zeus bindings.

(Message edited by natxbrotha on September 14, 2005)
Old    dennis engle (deneng)      Join Date: Feb 2005       09-14-2005, 10:43 PM Reply   
Bought 8 this year and 4 sets of bindings. Damn ebay so many killer deals. Those guys at Grizzly sports make it so simple ..
Old    Mark Riley (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-14-2005, 11:05 PM Reply   
now that i pay for it myself i get a new setup every year. i may skip the regular board and just get an 05 roam with my old teams and get the new watson boots or put 05 transits or 05 sphynxs on it.
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-14-2005, 11:15 PM Reply   
I went through six or seven boards this year, broke them all and my current board is on the way out to.

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