Mike Z - Looks like you got a good thing goin too! I bumped into some guys with a Launch, maybe like a 93-95 or so I wanna say? Not sure. A bit older than yours I would guess. Then there's the ol' man with the brand new 24v on my river OMG...Nothing but good times so far with the Sup'!
I do like the IS Skim, although it is on the small side. It is fast and rides the wave well. The sweet spot on the board is a bit small and it is a bit slippery. I was thinking of trying a slightly larger fin.
Breaking it loose is effortless. I can spin 3's with the handle, both on the wave and in the flats. 3's w/o the handle I'm just digging my tip in when I am like 270 degrees around. Pretty fun. Also trying 180's and half-cabs with the handle while slashin the wake. Floater-to-180-out with handle is fun.
But at the same time it requires a pretty large wave to keep me goin and I'm only 165. I was out yesterday with only two girls in boat plus my ballast (~800lbs in rear + 680lbs in a rear port side sac) and I couldn't really catch it. Real windy though too. Dumb weather I should be out right now grrrrrrrr....
I rode the 08 broadcast and it's pretty tough to compare since they are so different. The broadcast is kinda slippery already I bet if it had no fins or smaller fins you could 360 it. Maybe...
I do like the IS and if I could try the Blue Lake I certainly would. It is different construction and a much faster board.
Don - Thanks for checkin it out! I've been lurking the MN3 thread and it looks like you've got your wave down too. I really really wanna hit your wakeboard wake one time.
I just can't get mine dialed quite right...How much weight do you run? Do you have any threads of your own where you post your pics? I enjoy keeping a 'pic diary' thread.