I ride the 2006 CWB Lotus 131 with Torq hinge bindings... I absolutely love it! I can only tell you my opinion about it, but in the end it's your decision. You take or not take peoples suggestions and go with it. There are so many great wakeboarding companies out there, just go to your local shop and demo a board you like. Good luck and keep us posted on which setup you end up getting!