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Old    sean mckenna (marbles)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-14-2008, 6:33 PM Reply   
I have been on a Blindside 142 and love everything about it. The way it tracks, the pop, everything. I need a new board and was hoping someone might know of a new board with the same type of response. Anyone???
Old    VLX Envy (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-14-2008, 6:58 PM Reply   
A blindside what?
Old    Josh Weitekamp (da_kamp)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-14-2008, 7:08 PM Reply   
some of the newer Liquid Force boards ride really well, same with a few of the CWB's, course it also depends on what your price range is. Just look around theres a lot of reviews out there, i'd reccomend the lyman with the extra fins, but i haven't ridden mine yet.
Old    sean mckenna (marbles)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-15-2008, 7:45 PM Reply   
It's a 142 endorsed by Brian Francis and Brett V. It's a little older but tracks great with only two one inch fins on each end..
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-17-2008, 4:16 PM Reply   
The info you gave still seems vague as to which exact board you have... tell us what the shape is (is it flat on the tips and tails or is it kind of forked or otherwise shaped) what picture graphic does it have) or better yet you can look under the board reviews and find it then we might be able to give a better opinion in comparison to the specs of your existing board

blindside board review here:
http://www.wakeworld.com/getcompany.asp?companyid=8&type=1



i am guessing you have a Legacy (a.k.a. stingray in older years), a session, or possibly the blindside blade with the skull on it (also known as the wolf i think in the last year reported on the review guide)????
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-17-2008, 4:17 PM Reply   
multiple fins on the board? or just one on each end?

take a pic if you can if you are still having trouble and post it here
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-17-2008, 4:18 PM Reply   
what cwb bindings do you have by the way... if you don't mind me askin'?
Old    Shon G. (shon_g)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-17-2008, 4:29 PM Reply   
CWB marius 140 or Transcend 138 or 142. Both would be great boards for you.
Old    sean mckenna (marbles)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-18-2008, 5:44 AM Reply   
It's the Blindsise Blade.
Thanks for all the responses.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-18-2008, 9:40 AM Reply   
From what i have heard that is an awesome board, Joe Umali has had some things to say about it... i personally have never ridden it. Hopefully he will pop in here and give you a personal opinion since he has ridden it.

well... if you wanted to go with something designed similarly then I would get something with the features described for the blade such as:
1. a hybrid three-stage rocker such as "blended rocker" "progressive threestage" "progressive continuous" and other such phrases. basicaly a rocker line that mimics both continuous and threestage.
2. sharp and or cupped rails at the tip and tail of the board
3. multiple fins and or molded in fins
4. center beam or other bottom features for soft landing
5. around 140 cm in length (this is easy to find in any board shape though)

shon g mentioned the transcend
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard8.asp?ProductID=3413
from the description it seems to have similar features for each of the 4 descriptions

he mentioned the Marius
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard9.asp?ProductID=3942
also this has many matching similarities, but the rocker type is more "continuous" but curves more on the sides than the middle which is how the blindside wolf is described (same as your board) so it sounds like a likely candidate too. Also many people testify of its soft landings.

adding to the list is
CWB ABSOLUTE
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard8.asp?ProductID=3408

Gator Board's Gonzales http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard9.asp?ProductID=4175
if you are REALLY wanting A LOT of Traction and bite then this one might be too loose...

Hyperlite B-Side http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard9.asp?ProductID=4223
This one fits the same descriptions especially the rocker shape ("blended") but may also be laking on a SUPREME SUPER BITING traction

Hyperlite Murray http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard9.asp?ProductID=4220
a little on the pricy side and with a one-of-a-kind-unique blended rocker. might be lacking on the tracking and super soft landings.

Hyperlite Tribute http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard9.asp?ProductID=4234
This board has a KEY feature down to keen detail (which i did not point out on your blindside blade) similar to yours which is the curved rails/fins on the tip and tail. The fins are very long and are a sure winner on tracking, but nothing is mentioned about soft landings, nevertheless it is a progressive continuous rocker, which mimics the 3-stage but is softer than 3-stage generally

Liquid Force Lyman
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard9.asp?ProductID=3989
FOUR fins--> another winner for tracking. Seems it fits other criteria too

Liquid Force Witness
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard9.asp?ProductID=4017

Obrien Valhala
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard9.asp?ProductID=4321
using the "crook" fins will surely hold you down. other features are close resemblances

Obrien Vice
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard9.asp?ProductID=4324
similar to valhala above

Ronix Covin
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard9.asp?ProductID=3901
more of a continuous rocker but mimics the threestage rocker similar as your current board

Ronix frontier
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard9.asp?ProductID=3909





F.Y.I. I have Never ridden ANY of these boards personally, i simply recommended them based on simple research. get some opinions about ones that interest you and try to demo if at all possible. Sorry if i gave you too many choices. its simply a nearly exhaustive list of what i thought was similar to your board from each of the major companies.
From personal experience the only board I could recommend is the slingshot recoilhttp://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard9.asp?ProductID=4204
it is not a "hybrid rocker" but the flex of the board changes so much of the boards performance as compared to other boards that the rocker could possibly be considered "hybrid." I think it may lack your flavor of tracking too. Flex boards are relatively new and increasing in popularity. if you get a chance test one out to see if it is something you would enjoy. Personally i don't think i will ride anything other than a flex board such as slingshot again.
Old    Justin Fisher (fisha_sweet)      Join Date: Nov 2007       01-18-2008, 10:06 AM Reply   
you want my ronix covin 143 for only 150$ plus shipp
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-18-2008, 10:47 AM Reply   
there is a currnt discussion about the LF lyman here if your interested in that board
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/1/534131.html?1200673647
Old    Josh Busby (joshbuzz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-18-2008, 11:06 AM Reply   
I'll second that Hyperlite Tribute! new shape for the team in 08, I've been out on it a couple times and I love it! It's got two molded in, and one removable on each side of course, and it's got the center beam, it is a hybrid rocker, with awesome pop and amazing speed, the teeth at the ends really bite when you carve, and give you a hard steady cut, it won't break the bank!

I'm also a fan of the Ricky Gonzales by Gator boards!!

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