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Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-15-2007, 10:46 PM Reply   
Old     (oaboards)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-15-2007, 10:54 PM Reply   
Dude that board is going to be so sick!!!!!! I am getting the new 08 as soon as it comes out. I think its in like a month.
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       08-15-2007, 11:10 PM Reply   
Get the smaller fins. The thing rides incredibly locked in with the stock skegs.
Old     (brutto_76)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-16-2007, 1:54 AM Reply   
Joe, I am very interested in how that rides compared to your Shane.

My son just bought a Shane and I tried it yesterday so the comparison would be v helpful. Many thanks in advance.
Old     (vlxray)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-16-2007, 4:53 AM Reply   
Big Heavy is right on about the fins. I switched mine to the 0.75" fins and its perfect. It locks in really well on edge but its super easy to break loose and slide around on. I love the setup.
Old     (oaboards)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-16-2007, 8:18 AM Reply   
Should I do the .75 for the 142 or keep the normal ones? You know since it a bigger board?
Old     (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-16-2007, 8:23 AM Reply   
Those boots look like you could stroll around in them???
Old    mendo247            08-16-2007, 8:25 AM Reply   
Looks nice, interested to see how you like it..
Old     (tcluv85)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-16-2007, 9:10 AM Reply   
My demo is scheduled for August 25th. Can't wait.
Old     (cdtex14)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-16-2007, 9:12 AM Reply   
I love mine. It will take a couple of sets to get used to it.
Old     (woohoo)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-16-2007, 9:21 AM Reply   
Does the board have any molded in fins, or just the 4 bolt ons?
Old     (entrustclothing)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-16-2007, 9:26 AM Reply   
just the 4 bolt ones, and i agree the .75" are much nicer! i ride the response 137 with the smaller fins and it rocks!
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       08-16-2007, 9:37 AM Reply   
It is going to be SUPER SICK
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-16-2007, 3:58 PM Reply   
Agree w/ smaller fins.

Joe, try the response too!
Old     (ethan31)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-16-2007, 4:15 PM Reply   
Wow, those pics make it look nice as hell.

New board for next year....i think so!!
Old     (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-18-2007, 9:21 AM Reply   
Joe!!! how'd it go!!!
Old     (jmv)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-18-2007, 9:49 AM Reply   
What's your verdict on it, Joe? Everybody is eagerly waiting for your opinion.
Old     (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       08-18-2007, 10:01 AM Reply   
I'll bet the color scheme freaked eveyone in the boat out, and they ordered him to "Put it away!" I really want to try the board, but my word...let's get something that isn't the color of pea soup.
Old     (brutto_76)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-19-2007, 10:56 AM Reply   
You tried it yet Joe?
Old     (brutto_76)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-24-2007, 3:21 PM Reply   
Just checking back to see what the word is Joe.
Old     (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-28-2007, 11:51 AM Reply   
Either he started a new post and i missed where it was (if so point me the right direction) OR he is loving it so much he has not come back in long enough to post anything ;)
Old     (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-28-2007, 6:01 PM Reply   
joe, don't go lazy on us
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-29-2007, 5:11 AM Reply   
Awww was hoping to read what Joe thought about it :-) I love that friggin board.
Old    wiz            08-29-2007, 5:03 PM Reply   
that board is the total shizznit! i've ridden everything & it blows the fins off the rest.
Old     (brutto_76)      Join Date: Feb 2005       09-05-2007, 9:53 AM Reply   
Hi Joe, I would still love to hear about how your slingshot rides compared with your Shane. If you are keeping quiet because your views are negative and you prefer not to post them in public, please PM me. Many thanks.

(Message edited by brutto_76 on September 05, 2007)
Old     (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       09-05-2007, 10:39 AM Reply   
I can't believe none of you have gotten a chance to ride one of these yet. I've ridden the recoil a few times and was not a fan. I heard it was fast but after riding it considered it slow, although I do ride a natural so coming off that anything is slow. It landed incredibly hard. Apparently youíre supposed to land tail heavy for ultra soft landings, I was not aware of this until after I had rode it. The pop is weird, itís really springing, but I couldnít get half the air that I would get riding my board. Iím not saying that the board sucks; Iím just saying that itís something that you definitely have to get used to. I have some friends that ride it and absolutely love it. I wasnít a fan and I would be willing to bet that Joe wonít like it right away coming from the Shane. I thinks itís one of those things that if you put the time in to learn how to properly use it, youíll love it
Old     (brutto_76)      Join Date: Feb 2005       09-05-2007, 11:49 AM Reply   
I wish we could get a chance to ride them. I'm in the UK and there are none around. Slingshot do have a distributor here for kiteboards but they are not very helpful when it comes to wakeboards.

The comments re pop and hard landings are very interesting. I'm looking for big pop and soft landings. I'd better stick with the Shane.
Old    wiz            09-05-2007, 6:42 PM Reply   
i totally disagree with benjamin. i have the recoil setup & have never rode a board with more pop or softer landings. the pop is suprisingly consistant since it flexes quite a bit. my previous board was a marius for soft landings. the recoil makes it feel like an old byerly. if u take a couple of sessions & can properly use a progressive edge this board will absolutely launch you.
Old     (billyjodonjimbo)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-05-2007, 7:44 PM Reply   
I got a chance to ride the recoil. At first I didn't like it all. It was popping really weird and I wasn't popping very high.

However, my subjekt finally broke the other day and I had to go back to the slingshot mainly because I didn't have anything else to ride.

After the thrid time out I absolutley love it. If you cut with a progressive edge it will pop you pretty good. It is fairly loose and the landings are soft. Plus you can do crazy pressed out butters. It is way sick!!
Old     (mhsb1029)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-05-2007, 9:18 PM Reply   
I would have to say that there is not a chance in hell that you could consider the landings on this board to be "hard"; however, to each their own. I just purchased a recoil 142 after riding the 138 and the 137 response. I am coming from an 04 Marius 142. You do not have to land tail heavy for this board to land soft; you can land where ever you want.

I have nothing to gain from posting this info, but I truly believe that this type of flex board is the next step in wakeboards. I am just a 24 year old math teacher who was sick and tired of getting my A#$ kicked by hard landings out in the flats.


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