Of course Joe Umali is absolutely right and there`s no doubt about the fact that it`s necessary to demo before buy. Anyway i tested both boards (the transcend platinum version) and still have to choose between those both boards. It will be a hard decision, because both are excellent concerning pop, landings, weight and handling/ "maneuverability". I `m still stocked and looking forward to ride one of them in 2007. The main difference between these boards i felt while comparing them was that i was going more into the flats with the transcend while the one has a more abrupt pop off the wake which still is controlable though (hope i described it right)
IMO it doesn`t matter which board to choose, both guarantee fun and both satisfy high expextations on properties.