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Old    jpg (jpg)      Join Date: Jul 2007       01-30-2008, 2:40 PM Reply   
Best board of 08 and why?
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-30-2008, 2:43 PM Reply   
for me, shane 140 - cause i like it
Old    Jerm I. Side (jermiside)      Join Date: Jun 2007       01-30-2008, 2:55 PM Reply   
marius = huge consistant pop, ultra soft landings. trevor hansan rides it...nuff said
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       01-30-2008, 2:59 PM Reply   
For You, the board thats fits your riding style the best.
For me, that would be the CWB Transcend.
Why? because it does everything I like in a board and does it well.
Great speed (not too fast or too slow, big pop, nice soft landings.
I also like the fin extensions that you can dial in for toe side and heel side edging.
If you are lacking skills on your toe side edge, then you can leave the fin extension in and if you are solid on your heel side edge, then you can take the fin extension out, pretty cool design if you ask me!!
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-30-2008, 3:32 PM Reply   
I'm gonna go with the Recoil. Gotta be the 08 though, cause I hate those Bindings.

I also second the Shane though. Not so much the 140 though. I went with the 136.
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-30-2008, 3:34 PM Reply   
oh, and why I like them. I love the pop on the shane, and I believe it's pretty forgiving. As for the Recoil, I haven't rode it much, but I like any company that tries new things. FLEX!!!
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-30-2008, 3:48 PM Reply   
Slingshot Recoil

~Unbelievably Soft landings
~Crazy Pop... that is why it is called slingshot
~Fun to fool around on, doing surface maneuvers of all types
~Butters when you want it and carves really well on command too (this kinda fits into the "fun to fool around on" part)
~Innovational (voters on wakeworld agreed too)
~ made in the U.S.A. "great wood, great foam"



Agreed that the bindings ('07) were in need of some RnD, but i still thought they were great after you got used to the more snowboard style. the 2008 bindings are SOOOOO MUCH better... just got myself a pair in the mail in fact
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-30-2008, 3:52 PM Reply   
ehh, I disliked the 07's so much that I decided to mess with the 08 slingshot bindings.
Old    Ryan Jones (ryanjones)      Join Date: Nov 2007       01-30-2008, 9:54 PM Reply   
Ronix One Dark Core board.... I don't know if it is out yet... I got to ride it while they were testing it at owc.. It is so lightweight, it feels like half the weight of a normal board... I noticed a huge difference in my spinning. You know when you are doing a spin (on axis or off axis) you feel the swing weight of the board dragging... The biggest spin that i can do and ever tried is a 900... When I threw a 900 on the Dark Core board, I felt for the first time like a 1080 was achievable... If you ever see a dark Core board pick it up in one hand and, pick up a different board in your other hand... It's crazy awesome...
Old    Michael O (2007_x2)      Join Date: May 2007       01-30-2008, 11:02 PM Reply   
C-Dub Transcend
Old    Josh Busby (joshbuzz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-30-2008, 11:12 PM Reply   
Hyperlite Tribute with white Murray bindings! I love the pop, hybrid rocker, shape, molded in fins that are enough to hold you in, but not enough to hold you back, Greg Nelson design, nuff said.

Murray bindings are amazing, enough support to keep your ankles on lock, not enough to hold you back. great combo!!
Old    Tony Vercelli (wakekid11)      Join Date: Jul 2003       01-30-2008, 11:15 PM Reply   
i have to go with the watson, granted its the same design for a couple years now, but i just love that board, can't get enough of it
Old    Josh Busby (joshbuzz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-30-2008, 11:17 PM Reply   
Ryan, the sub 6 really light to, wonder how it compares to the Dark Core??
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       01-30-2008, 11:18 PM Reply   
...If I could get CWB to press a Platinum core Faction...
Old    Dave Howell (liquidmalibu)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-30-2008, 11:21 PM Reply   
Shane Shane Shane!...any size
Old    Ryan Jones (ryanjones)      Join Date: Nov 2007       01-30-2008, 11:36 PM Reply   
I don't know how they compare, I haven't had a chance to take the sub 6 out yet... I think the sub 6 board costs like $800 bones though... That would suck on the day it broke...
Old    Josh Busby (joshbuzz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-31-2008, 12:33 AM Reply   
yeah, sub6 costs a pretty penny!!

the dark core one is 600, not cheap either lol
Old    justinh            01-31-2008, 7:08 AM Reply   
As much as I hate to say it. I am riding the Byerly Monarch (PVC Core) and absolutely love it. The sticker price may seem ridiculous, but the performance is too.

It is so much lighter and snappier/stiffer that it feels like a big board on the water, but flicks like a small board in the air.

I think the new high-end cores are great and adjusted they are far less than the old honeycomb. They were 700+ in the mid 90's.
Old    Andrew (yager97)      Join Date: Feb 2007       01-31-2008, 7:54 AM Reply   
anyone ride the lf witness? I ride the substance, love the ride, hate the landings. 5'10", 180 lbs, any suggestions for a board?
Old    Dhtige Hill (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-31-2008, 8:37 AM Reply   
axis not only is it great to ride but its the best looking board out there.
Old    Tom Donohue (waketherainbow)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-31-2008, 11:36 AM Reply   
andrew, I feel the same way about the substanse. I am going to get the LF Watson this season. It is a little looser than the Substance when not on edge, faster, lands a lot softer, and overall a better board. IMO
Old    Dhtige Hill (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-31-2008, 12:30 PM Reply   
tom i have an 07 watson love it but just got a deal on an 07 axis dont buy the watson till you try the axis
Old    Andrew (yager97)      Join Date: Feb 2007       01-31-2008, 1:31 PM Reply   
Tom,
Take the center fins off the substance it rides real loose, thats how I ride it forgot to mention that. Love the loose feeling it has. How does the axis ride? it doesnt even come with center fins does it?
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-31-2008, 1:53 PM Reply   
na 4 molds...i gotta 07 axis 143 for sale if ya'll are lookin for one...they were tough to come by for a little bit

(Message edited by romes on January 31, 2008)
Old    murrayair            01-31-2008, 1:57 PM Reply   
I'll be pretty excited to try the new Murray. It'll be interesting to see what it feels like with the dual rocker.
Old    Andrew (yager97)      Join Date: Feb 2007       01-31-2008, 2:09 PM Reply   
Thanks romes but im not sure what im going to ride yet for next year. either the axis or witness.
Old    Chad (cfd313)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-31-2008, 2:40 PM Reply   
I'm interested...has anybody rode the b-side yet. What do they think?
Old    scott firman (mucktoerider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-01-2008, 6:23 AM Reply   
o8 MURRAY with MURRAY BOOTS. The boots and board are awesome. The design and ride is like no other on the market. I can't explain exactly the feel of the board...just sum it up as..."it's awesome. It edge's perfectly, pops you huge, super light board, very cushy ride,it has tons of speed, very clean ramping the wake and landing the wake....I think the concavity at the tip and tail have a lot to do with that. IT IS A MUST RIDE BOARD FOR 08. Once you ride it, you will quickly see what I am talking about. Look at Hyperlite website or Wakeboarding Magazine has a nice shot of the bottom contours that illustrate it's uniqueness over all other boards. The Byerly Monarch and the Tribute are very nice boards as well. Not to put all the focus on Hyperlite....but they have some amazing new boards for 08...that the ride is so different but so predictable. they are just awesome. My wife is going to be on the Syn this year...which is the Tribute...just jazzed for a girl.
Old    kevin (neffro)      Join Date: Jul 2005       02-01-2008, 8:42 AM Reply   
I'm taking my b-side out today for the first time.
I'll post later with my thoughts
Old    Tom Donohue (waketherainbow)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-01-2008, 10:42 AM Reply   
I already do ride the Substance without the center fin in, and I do like the way it rides. The only thing I don't like are the landings. I would like to demo the Axis and other boards. Does anyone know of a place to demo around Eugene (besides AWS in Portland)
Old    jpg (jpg)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-01-2008, 7:53 PM Reply   
how about the new "Gator" (Gator boards) "Ibex" "Covin csv1","Mana"(Ronix)or the Redesigned "Era" (Hyperlite).
Has any one rode or checkout any of these boards?
Old    benj_t            02-02-2008, 11:02 AM Reply   
the new lyman. its the sickest ever. i ride it with the 08 shanes
Old    WakeViolater (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       02-02-2008, 11:12 AM Reply   
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This is the best board Ive been on in a long time. New shape for 08.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       02-02-2008, 5:52 PM Reply   
the new gator is like the byerly monarch, murray, sub6, etc. They are all new construction materials and EXPEN$IVE... soo very few people have ridden them. i might dare say that gator boards still doesnt hold the same amount of ground in the wake market as hyperlite... but i also dare say that gator boards is getting there and may even one day surpass by chance. seems Gator boards has made leaps and bounds the past year or so.

I am curious about the gator too, especially that new fancy fin system. Is there a video of it somewhere? or better pics that show its movements???
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-02-2008, 6:35 PM Reply   
best board of 06,07 and 08- roam. no fancy pansy stuff.
Old    Cason Slaughter (caseman1322)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-04-2008, 11:33 AM Reply   
There's a lot of buss about the new LF LYMAN. super fast and easy to ride. I love it
Old    Robot (bobert)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-04-2008, 1:00 PM Reply   
Shane 140. It just makes tricks and air easy.
Old    Chris Phelps (cpizzle)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-11-2008, 2:00 PM Reply   
Just picked up at Byerly Monarch and bindings at the LA Boat Show and tried it yesterday. I was previously riding a '05 Premier which I loved. The Monarch is unbelievably light and rides similier to the Premier but rolls onto edge smoother, is faster and more pop. !
Old    Jamie Barrow (jamienz)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-11-2008, 2:28 PM Reply   
LYMAN 139.

Best Board

EVER!
Old    Ryan P (waketx05)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-13-2008, 12:43 PM Reply   
i rode the 08 gator caddy...... its always been high up in my fav boards list... mellow turn.. loose wen you want it to be holds wen you want it to.. and it breaks off landing like a champ...
Old    Ryan P (waketx05)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-13-2008, 12:47 PM Reply   
is the lyman predictable... i havent got a chance to ride it yet...
Old    Chuck H. (toesideturtle)      Join Date: Oct 2002       02-13-2008, 6:53 PM Reply   
Whatever board you ride and have fun on is the BEST board!!!!!!!!!!1 For me it is the CWB Faction--consistent board with lots of pop and soft landings(for us old farts).
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       02-13-2008, 6:55 PM Reply   
^^^^^^^^^^^^ he knows what he's talkin about ^^^^^^^^

Its whatever board you prefer.
Old    Nick Farrell (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       02-13-2008, 10:19 PM Reply   
Im still on my 06 watson, but I want a slingshot to ride as a second board to go along with my roam...I like to switch it up so never get board.
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       02-13-2008, 10:27 PM Reply   
CWB Absolute
Old    Brian Flick (ai_rider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-14-2008, 6:57 AM Reply   
Still on the 06 Watson, don't really have a need to change yet. Definitely need a new surf board however!
Old    Brodie Chaboya (brodie_chaboya)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-14-2008, 11:55 AM Reply   
Byerly Monarch is the probably the best board I have ever been on, and I have ridden every Byerly shape since his first Hyperlite back in 01-02? The tribute is my second favorite.
Old    mitchell (mitch35)      Join Date: Dec 2007       02-14-2008, 12:03 PM Reply   
if you go to Gatorboards.com they have links that goes to each rider and what they ride and FULL details about their boards...from each dimension and the whole detail behind it, its kind of a good idea and great pictures of all the boards.
Old    Johnathan (wakerider900)      Join Date: Nov 2005       02-14-2008, 12:11 PM Reply   
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