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Old    Cal Gaddis (wakeboardcal)      Join Date: Nov 2007       11-05-2007, 8:13 PM Reply   
I used to have an 06 Transcend with Transit bindings and it was heavy as sh*t, I have 07 shanes now and want a new lighter board, I'm thinking, Shane, Watson, One, Absolute platinum, or any others, what is a good board out there that isn't too heavy? thanks
Old    tyler (wakinbakin)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-05-2007, 9:43 PM Reply   
The platinum series from CWB claims to be a whole pound lighter than their regular boards. I've ridden the 2007 transcend platinum and loved it. The absolute is going to have considerable more pop than the transcend and the absolute will ride faster than your 06 Transcend. The 2007 Transcend is a new shape and is faster than the old transcend.
Old    Cal Gaddis (wakeboardcal)      Join Date: Nov 2007       11-06-2007, 3:38 PM Reply   
Yeah a pound off would really make a difference, isn't Ronix supposed to make really light boards also?
Old    Jruss (oaboards)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-06-2007, 3:40 PM Reply   
The new gator board is like 5 pounds.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-06-2007, 3:59 PM Reply   
the new O'brien Coda is light as air.
Old    P K (pk1)      Join Date: Oct 2007       11-06-2007, 4:02 PM Reply   
cwb and obrien blow balls!!! fursur!
Old    Caleb Rountree (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       11-06-2007, 4:09 PM Reply   
if you want an extremely light board, get a Dark Core board from Ronix, their offering it in the ONE and the Covin from what im aware of.

they basically found a way to make one of the lightest boards in the industry, and shed its weight even more.


throw in a pair of Ronix Bindings, and you have paradise.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       11-06-2007, 4:12 PM Reply   
Slingshot wakeboards are the lightest thing i personally have ever experienced
Old    Slingshot (flexnwake)      Join Date: Oct 2007       11-06-2007, 4:13 PM Reply   
he is riGHT!
Old    Cal Gaddis (wakeboardcal)      Join Date: Nov 2007       11-08-2007, 10:08 AM Reply   
Does anyone know where I can get a cheap 07 absolute Platinum?
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-08-2007, 10:14 AM Reply   
what size Absolute platinum do you want?
135cm or 141cm?
Old    Dan Smith (dansmith)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-08-2007, 10:16 AM Reply   
Would you consider $289 cheap?

http://boardersmall.com/xcart/product.php?productid=17730&cat=0&page=1

They also have the 135.
Old    Cal Gaddis (wakeboardcal)      Join Date: Nov 2007       11-09-2007, 9:17 AM Reply   
I want a 135 Platinum, Wow that is a great price for $289, why so low? I'm definitely considering buying it. So if it is about 6 pounds how heavy is the Shane or The One?
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       11-09-2007, 10:12 AM Reply   
You won't be disappointed. I've ridden that board for a few years now & love it. Huge pop, decent landings and finless it releases so nicely from the wake. I've got my 07 but it is thrashed from a solid year of riding. Still pops like crazy though.
Old    entrust clothing (entrustclothing)      Join Date: Jul 2005       11-09-2007, 10:39 AM Reply   
slingshot all the way!!!!
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-09-2007, 11:18 AM Reply   
P K (pk1)

you are retarded!
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       11-10-2007, 9:03 AM Reply   
Havnt' had a chance to try out any of O'Brien's new boards they look pretty sweet though. My buddy's got the 05 Natural and he loves it. Real light board.
Old    Shawn Hammond (eargasm)      Join Date: May 2007       11-10-2007, 10:06 AM Reply   
My 141 Cartel is hella light, like paper thin light. But also shocks your nervous system when landing in the flats.
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       11-10-2007, 10:37 AM Reply   
I noticed on my buddy's Natural that it seemed pretty thin, no doubt giving it the light weight. Of all the threads on here trashing broken boards, I've never heard much about O'Brien breaking alot of boards...with most of them being so thin, how are they on durability?
Old    Caleb Rountree (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       11-10-2007, 1:29 PM Reply   
My 08 ONE is lighter than my friend's 135 absoulte platty, you can hold one in each hand and really tell the difference. And Like i said, the Dark core Boards are freakin insane, the lightest board ive ever held, and yes, i have held a slingshot.
Old    scott firman (mucktoerider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       11-10-2007, 10:26 PM Reply   
SUBVI..........stinken light dude. be interesting to see how the Hype and Ronix compare for 08. Not trying to start a war,,,,seriously just wondering what is going to shake down for 08. I heard thte Gator gear shed some weight for 08 too.
Old    scott firman (mucktoerider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       11-11-2007, 6:57 AM Reply   
Murray and sub VI have the same material for core...comparable to the Ronix dark core. SubVI is obviously more money for good reason, Just look at it in person and try it, you will see what I mean. Murray is a sweet shape to. Surprisingly the Murray is cheaper than the Ronix Darkcore boards. Plus can not emphasize this enough...but made here in the U.S.A. To me that is a big plus. Same goes for Slingshot, and CWB highend boards.....made here=better quality.
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       11-11-2007, 8:08 AM Reply   
Wish i could put my 06' Premier on a diet....love it...but could drop a lil bit of weight. The 08's supposed to be WAY lighter.
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       11-11-2007, 8:13 AM Reply   
but my Roam is super light! haha
Old    Kellan Scheiris (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       11-11-2007, 11:48 AM Reply   
The Shane is super light...I love it...anyone tried the Lyman LF board. It looks similar....same weight????
Old    Cal Gaddis (wakeboardcal)      Join Date: Nov 2007       11-23-2007, 8:58 PM Reply   
How many lbs. is the Shane?

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