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Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       08-03-2006, 10:35 PM Reply   
Im looking into buying a Roam, and am wondering before I demo an 06 how much different it is from an 05. Ive seen a lot of sweet deals on some 2005's so whats the difference in riding either, worse better thanks in advance.
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-03-2006, 10:38 PM Reply   
I would like to know too. I have the '05, and I want an '06.
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       08-03-2006, 11:08 PM Reply   
So Thane anything you dislike about the 2005?
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-03-2006, 11:15 PM Reply   
absolutely not.
Old    James Walker (surfkid)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-04-2006, 12:35 AM Reply   
I hadn't ridden in at least a year until i got my roam. its an 05 and tons of fun i love it
Old    Colin Fichman (tidalwake0504)      Join Date: Oct 2004       08-04-2006, 11:45 AM Reply   
Dont get an 06! The 05 is way better. The 06 is too wide, i dont like how it doesnt make you learn to really put it on an edge like the 05 does. The only plus about the 06 is the ABS side wall. Well my 06 just broke anyway, so when hyperlite sends me a board back, i've asked them to send me an 05. They all break. I've had 6 roams now, you just have to send it back to hyperlite, kinda a pain. Trust me dont get an 06. Look at Pat Panakos, he helped design the roam and he really only rides the 05.
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-04-2006, 6:17 PM Reply   
Colin - I think Panakos is usually riding a proto. the top is white so it looks like an '05, but it's most-likely a prototype. That's cool that you like the '05 better though. I have no problem putting the '05 on edge.
Old    Nelly (gnelson)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-04-2006, 11:01 PM Reply   
I have heard there will be at least one maybe more versions of the roam from other company's coming out for 07. Anyone know anything about them?

I've been debating between the 05 and 06 also. There was another recent post about this and it seemed the general consensus was go with the 06.

This is the best deal I have seen on an 05. Has anyone found anything better?
http://cgi.ebay.com/2005-Hyperlite-Roam-E-Core-Wakeboard-144cm-NEW_W0QQitemZ260016162438QQihZ016QQcategoryZ106978 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Old    Robin (robin_holland)      Join Date: May 2006       08-05-2006, 7:39 AM Reply   
@ Colin Fichman: I think the Roam '06 is much better on rails and sliders because of his wide. If you ride it only behind the boat, don't buy some Roam. this board is specially made for the rails kickers and sliders. And my 2006 Roam is great for this stuff! some of my best buy
Old    chris c. (chris_c)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-05-2006, 7:47 AM Reply   
Nelly- in the last issue of WBM Pat Panakos said he was working with Paul O'Brien to put together a roam type board called "the covenant".
Old    Chris (committed)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-05-2006, 9:04 AM Reply   
Wait for the Convenant. Pick up the 05 in the meantime. They are cheap.
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       08-06-2006, 10:52 AM Reply   
i think the 06 is a way better board. it edges way harder and you have to stay all the way on edge to get your pop. if you let off jus a little you will loose all your edge completely.
robin there is nohing wrong with riding a roam wake to wake. its your personal opinion that its only goof for rails and such but in my opinion its good for everything. i wont ride a normal board ever again. i go way bigger on the roam and to me its way more fun because its more chanllenging.Upload
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Old    natter            08-07-2006, 7:17 PM Reply   
I had the 05 for about two months and love it so I bought the 06 and it is way better then the 05 in my opinion. Pay the extra money and get the 06.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-07-2006, 7:36 PM Reply   
I like the 06' a lot better to.
Old    i_ride_that            08-07-2006, 11:26 PM Reply   
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Old    qbanboarder312            08-11-2006, 4:57 PM Reply   
i just got the 06 and if you ride a lot of cable or do a lot of rails you cant go wrong. ive never ridden the 05 but on glassy mornings its a lot of fun
Old    sam burns (ridetilldeath)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-12-2006, 1:44 PM Reply   
ive never used my roam on sliders. but i love riding it on the wake. whether im doing surface tricks or wake tricks. imo its way more fun than my absolute plat.
Old    Mavy (jovedawake)      Join Date: Mar 2006       08-12-2006, 7:38 PM Reply   
I have not ridden either of the two boards, but it is pretty late in the 06 season.

I'm willing to bet that you will start to see some really good deals on the 06 Roams, if not already.
Old    Harris (wakedestroyer)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-13-2006, 6:46 AM Reply   
I bought an 05 roam a couple of months ago and liked it so much I havent ridden my premier since. If you have a smaller wake you can pop way higher once you learn the technique on this board then I ever could on my premier. Ive heard the 06 is better for jumping toeside than the 05 does anyone know if thats true?
Old    Eric Silva (getssum)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-13-2006, 1:59 PM Reply   
All this talk about ROAM's is killing me! My Roam (06) had to go back to the shop for warranty because the inserts were pulling out. Problem is that there are no more replacements and I have to wait for the new ones to be released..

Weak..!!!
Old    Harris (wakedestroyer)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-13-2006, 2:54 PM Reply   
Did they say when they are releasing the new ones? Does any one know if they have a new design for the roam?
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       08-13-2006, 6:28 PM Reply   
Well I got my 2005 Roam and took it out for its virgin ride today, and about 25 minutes into my set i took a soft toeside crash and ripped my binding right out of the board... Hope warranty covers that. Quite a let down for being the first ride.
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Old    Harris (wakedestroyer)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-13-2006, 8:18 PM Reply   
Wow that sucks. Im suprised ive taken some really nasty falls on my roam but instead of the inserts coming out it tore the steel bolt out the plastic cap. which i think was something they designed that way on purpose to save the board. Were you using the plastic thumbscrews that came with it or not?
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       08-13-2006, 8:31 PM Reply   
hte 07 boards will start showing up in the next month and in 2 months the shops should have them all in. if you have a broken one and already have a warranty claim then u should expect to see one before all the shops... hopefully. the o7 model will have a new grafic but the board design and shape will be the same as this years. yes unfortunately the board does not hold up very well but the way the board rides is incredible so having to deal with broken boards is somethin im willing to put up with
Old    Harris (wakedestroyer)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-14-2006, 3:03 PM Reply   
Well I decided to buy an 06 just got back from the local shop. One of my friends there cut me a good deal $160. He also said he just got back from a hyperlite demo where he got to check out the new 07 boards. He said that the roam design is the same as last years. Im interested to see what the covenant board will look like anyone know if theres any pics of that floating around yet?
Old    Jay (jay_g)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-22-2006, 5:07 PM Reply   
I just orderd today, 05 Roam and 05 Era Bindings $199.99 Free Shipping

http://www.grizzly-sports.com/details.php?id=00057&PHPSESSID=cb71505cbb250db870e f3119e204471e
Old    GettingOlder (magellan)      Join Date: Feb 2003       08-22-2006, 5:53 PM Reply   
Someone said CWB has a deck coming out that has a Roam feel but a wake to wake snap..
Any info?
Old    Jay (jay_g)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-25-2006, 9:33 PM Reply   
I got the roam today. lets hope it doesnt break
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-25-2006, 10:44 PM Reply   
I would be more worried about your cranium... Concussion Jay...
Old    Jay (jay_g)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-26-2006, 3:53 PM Reply   
Roam = 2nd cuncussion in chop..........Lets hope not.
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-26-2006, 8:45 PM Reply   
no kidding
Old    norman_rider67            08-26-2006, 9:14 PM Reply   
06 all the way bros

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