I am in the 'getting psyched to ride' mode of the year...the days are getting slightly warmer, the school year has an end in sight, and when I pass the water it doesn't scream 'SHRINKAGE!' like it did for the last couple of months.
So, this means I want a new board. I'm on an '05 3DS, and love its characteristics, but feel I need to change things up in order to get out of my 'learn no-new tricks' funk.
I know I want to try CWB, I know I want a board with pop yet is loose, and I know you will all tell me the Marius or the Transcend. I am restricting this conversation to those two boards, and ONLY the '07 models as I'm cheap and would rather drop 200 vs 400 bones.
I've read all the posts, seen all the 'praise' but not one word of discontent for the '07 Transend. My heart says to get the Marius, because I like continuous rockers, but my hope of a new, innovative ride says the Transcend would be a better option. To those who've ridden these two boards, can you tell me if CWB's statement below should scare me as a continuous rocker fan, or excite me?
"The Transcend has always been a finicky shape reserved for those who are comfortable with their edge and enjoy the hardest wake-to-wake buck out there."
Finally, I'm 6'0, 160, and I ride the 139 3DS. Should I up it to the 142 Transcend? Thanks for your thoughts on these two boards (I don't need the "try the Natural" input, thanks anyway Andy and Jakober