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Old    Reed Youngblood (ilovelake)      Join Date: Oct 2006       09-24-2007, 4:38 PM Reply   
I want to hear some opinions on the softest landing board out there...is it the Marius? One of the LF boards with "D.I.S.C" (aka watson/axis)? Maybe something really cool that I don't even know about? If anyone's ridden a few of these I could use a little opinionated comparison.
Old    Shon G. (shon_g)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-24-2007, 4:39 PM Reply   
CWB MARIUS
Old    VLX Envy (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-24-2007, 4:43 PM Reply   
FISH
Old    Charley Carvalho (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       09-24-2007, 4:48 PM Reply   
marius or shane are the usual two that pop up in this monthly/weekly discusion. i vote for marius
Old    ryan andrews (drewsnautique94)      Join Date: Nov 2006       09-24-2007, 4:49 PM Reply   
here we go again...................its the murray premier byerly 3ds motive ronic one covin fish trip substance omega team slingshot parks watson axis dine sub6 marius marius plat transcend faction etc etc etc........whats with these dumb ass post constantly on here..you guys that bored?
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-24-2007, 5:05 PM Reply   
The ibex was way softer than the marius
Old    Mike Odenwaelder (hyperlite_boards)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-24-2007, 5:36 PM Reply   
im sure if you ask jerm I side he will say its the marious apparently thats the most amazing board ever created
Old    Dan Vargas (wakemandan)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-25-2007, 12:27 AM Reply   
Might be obvious. I changed from a 133 CWB Zane Shwenk pro model 2000 ; to a 140 Marius '07.

The landings arnt nearly as jolting. The board might be kinda slow in the water though. Im still transitioning to the board. Landing, but not taking the tricks as big.
Old    Mavy (jovedawake)      Join Date: Mar 2006       09-25-2007, 1:15 AM Reply   
liquid force subjekt :-)
Old    Mavy (jovedawake)      Join Date: Mar 2006       09-25-2007, 1:18 AM Reply   
^^^joking.

a lot of people say the fish, marius, and pretty much anything with a v-bottom (or double v).

slingshot has received a lot of praise too
Old    Mike L (wondermike)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-25-2007, 6:34 AM Reply   
i ride an 07 marius all the time and landings are great. However nothing beats a slingshot for landing soft.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-25-2007, 6:40 AM Reply   
The Transcend has been the softest landing board, for me.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-25-2007, 6:47 AM Reply   
The O'brien Natural is like landing on a pillow.
Old    Chuck H. (toesideturtle)      Join Date: Oct 2002       09-25-2007, 7:15 AM Reply   
CWB Transcend or Faction---both have soft landings.
Old    lakeside5_10            09-25-2007, 7:34 AM Reply   
fish
Old    VLX Envy (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-25-2007, 8:15 AM Reply   
The new Shane has the "Fish" design incorporated into the bottom.
Old    Da MOOSE (da_moose)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-25-2007, 1:32 PM Reply   
Does that double-V bottom{Double Con-cave} realy work?WHERE DO YA GET THIS STUFF FROM?
Old    Da MOOSE (da_moose)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-25-2007, 1:35 PM Reply   
Oh ya if you have a stiff board ,when you land,YOUR BOARD WON'T BUCKLE UNDER THE PRESURE.
WHICH IS KNOWN AS PUSHING WATER.
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-25-2007, 3:28 PM Reply   
...AND THAT'S NO BULL!
Old    sealyon.net            09-25-2007, 3:32 PM Reply   
3DS
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-25-2007, 4:46 PM Reply   
Slingshot for sure. I used to think that boards with center spines were all-that when it came to softness of landings, but slingshot's flex technology makes center spines seem obsolete.

Slingshot is relatively new and i doubt everyone here giving suggestions has ridden one... TRUE, i have not ridden many of the boards they are listing, but i just have a hard time believing anything will land softer. Maybe the other aspects of slingshot's ride might not be to your liking, but the landings will over-satisfy your craving for pillowed landings.

P.S. Is there anyone who has ridden a Slingshot who thinks another board is a softer landing????? just curious.}
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-25-2007, 4:50 PM Reply   
Another thing to consider about slingshot--- the '07 binding's foot-beds were not what i would have considered "double thickness" like all the others, BUT, despite a comparatively thinner bed, the landings were still amazingly soft. AND, the 2008 bindings will have thicker foot-beds... or if you prefer to use another company's binding, 2008 slingshot boards will allow this, but at a small sacrifice of flex due to the wider base plate of other companies bindings (the '07's did not)
Old    BIgLaP (biglap)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-25-2007, 4:59 PM Reply   
I ride the '06 Shane.... real soft landing but I heard a lot of good things about the Marius and the Slingshot!!!
Old    Kevin Hoye (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-25-2007, 5:36 PM Reply   
ive ridden a lot of boards and the slingshots land the softest, thats why i just bought one
Old    Jerm I. Side (jermiside)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-25-2007, 11:04 PM Reply   
Marius wins! I can see where a flex board will offer soft landings, but you will sacrifice pop if your technique isnt 100% on point.

Marius wins for soft landings and great pop.
Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       09-26-2007, 12:14 AM Reply   
all boards will land soft if you ride wake to wake
Old    seven (seven20)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-26-2007, 10:42 AM Reply   
dude, you will find on here most poeple think whatever they ride lands the softest. end of story.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-26-2007, 11:38 AM Reply   
Jeremy, I have ridden the Slingshot quite a few times. While I think it can land pretty soft if you land tail heavy or wake to wake. The thing lands like a ton of bricks if you land centered over the board. I like the Slingshot concept and design, I'm just not sold like everyone else. Its a good board for anyone that rides a big wake & has a great progressive edge. If you are still working on fundamentals a Slingshot is a hard board to ride. I think eventually we will see a hybrid that incorporates flex with bottom features, I anxiously await this day.
Old    dale boyd (dizzlestoy)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-26-2007, 12:21 PM Reply   
slingshot...
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-26-2007, 1:08 PM Reply   
Stephan, I personally didnt think centered landings were all that bad, but maybe compared to a marius (never rode) or a shane(never rode either) it might be lacking... i don't know. As for bottom features, i wondered about that too. Apparently one of the reasons for the lack of, is because bottom features like channels and molded in fins will create ridged areas in the board and making a less consistent flex in the thicker areas of the board. I read somewhere in alliance mag. about an article on Slingshot, comparing slingshot to surf boards and how surf boards are relatively featureless on the bottom. I thought it was a good point, but still I remain partially curious about "hybrid" options/ potentials in the future

Jerm, I have heard a few comments about the slingshot being unfriendly to beginners, but what people (1st time learners and up) i PERSONALLY have seen ride the Slingshot have thoroughly enjoyed it(except for maybe one girl who thought it was ok). The slingshot recoil has boosted me higher and further than i have ever gone before. BUT, i have never ridden a marius... though i would like to, mainly because of its unique shape and rocker pattern.
With that said, supposedly it really is bad for those with bad technique. Maybe such a board as slingshot's will help teach riders better technique in the long run. I know it has helped my edging skills a ton, especially toe-side cuts, even with my old board. I'll be honest and say that the slingshot board took me longer to get used to than any other board (about 3 runs), but it has been well worth it.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-28-2007, 11:48 AM Reply   
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Old    BIgLaP (biglap)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-28-2007, 3:12 PM Reply   
Allen, it's about landing in the flat!!!
Old    Michael (arizonarider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-28-2007, 5:24 PM Reply   
I havn't rode a slingshot, but I would think nothing could land softer. Exect maybe a roam or covenant?
Old    nathan lucas (nathan_from_downunder)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-29-2007, 4:16 PM Reply   
i have a shane and have demo a slingshot defnetly the slingshot
Old    Josh (bassmanjoshis)      Join Date: Feb 2005       09-30-2007, 8:59 PM Reply   
to be honest...after i torn my mcl/pcl, i've been 'jedi'd' to go too big to the flats because the boards landed so hard (3ds, state, parks, murray) and then i tried the drive which was better, but now i am riding my marius and i love goin' big now...trying to get as big as i can. It's good on my knees and that helps me to have fun out there.
Old    murrayair            09-30-2007, 9:48 PM Reply   
07 Murray lands pretty soft.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-01-2007, 6:49 AM Reply   
Player and Natural
Old    Slingshot (flexnwake)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-01-2007, 9:34 AM Reply   
Slingshot Recoil 142! Hands down SICKness

Like my Lib Tech.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-01-2007, 10:32 AM Reply   
wow this thread looks exactly like that last 10 threads with this exact same topic it's pretty much personal preference again
Old    Slingshot (flexnwake)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-01-2007, 10:52 AM Reply   
Here are some pics to change it up a bit.

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Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-01-2007, 12:24 PM Reply   
Much better
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-01-2007, 12:39 PM Reply   
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sorry for the pic highjack... hope you dont mind ;)
Old    Slingshot (flexnwake)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-01-2007, 2:26 PM Reply   
HAHAHA no worries that was pretty funny.
Old    Slingshot (flexnwake)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-01-2007, 2:31 PM Reply   
This one is funny too.
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