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Old    lee doidge (trippin132)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-05-2008, 6:32 PM Reply   
ignore the prices as its aussie dollars... no new watson mold till american summer next year.
Old    lee doidge (trippin132)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-05-2008, 6:33 PM Reply   

MELISSA in 2009 is a complete new mold and new method of making a wakeboard. It represents Liquid Force's first HYBRID board which is essentially a cross between a conventional wakeboard with channels, grooves and molded fins and a flex style board. Mike Ennen will also have a pro model from this type of design next

MELISSA boots also feature a unique touch in that that every time you land a jump they light up, lights are embedded in the end of the velcro straps and are set off by impact

SHANE is line art graphics only for the 2009 Shane Board. Completely new shape and mold in 2009

(Message edited by trippin132 on August 05, 2008)
Old    Matt (ncsuuh)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-05-2008, 6:34 PM Reply   
Look like air force 1's.
Old    kyle (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       08-05-2008, 7:17 PM Reply   
Old    Jeff C (nautiquerider27)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-05-2008, 7:20 PM Reply   
those shanes are really ugly. why would you make something like that?
Old    JeremeyH (jheado)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-05-2008, 7:20 PM Reply
Old    michael z (absoluteboarder)      Join Date: Aug 2002       08-05-2008, 7:38 PM Reply   
well well well......A flex board with bottom features........slingshot you better start movin!
Old    Kyle Duffy (duffmangt)      Join Date: Jan 2008       08-05-2008, 8:50 PM Reply   
god all that gear is ugly...light up bindings? LA gear style! damn those were cool when i was 5!

sovens board is pretty cool, but his bindings look awful
Old    Jason Podany (jpod)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-05-2008, 9:46 PM Reply   
LF might of been a year behind on this retro fad. hopefully all this ugly retro dies off soon!
Old    Mark (mofreestyle)      Join Date: Jan 2006       08-05-2008, 9:52 PM Reply   
I wonder what newbies will think when they walk into a shop and see this stuff on the wall.
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-05-2008, 10:14 PM Reply   
The light up binding concept is cheesy. Enough said.
Old    Jos (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-05-2008, 10:17 PM Reply   
At least as cheesy as the diamantes on that Obrien board. But I guess some girls like that sort of useless shyte. I remember owning light up shoes, they were cool, for about 5 minutes, when I was 8.
Old    E Johnson (ethan31)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-05-2008, 10:18 PM Reply   
Lol, Light up bindings? WTF?

Just another reason to wakeskate.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-05-2008, 10:22 PM Reply   
yeah...that's a good reason.
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-05-2008, 10:27 PM Reply   
I hate it when Wakeboarding emulates skateboarding or snowboarding, but it's going to happen, like it or not. I like my covin, black in gold will always be cool to me, but if I liked the way the shane rode, i'd rock it even if it looked like clown vomit.
Old    E Johnson (ethan31)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-05-2008, 10:27 PM Reply   
Or because I suck on a wakeboard.
Blaming it on light ups sounds better to me.

(Message edited by ethan31 on August 05, 2008)
Old    JJ (bigjokerinthebox66)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-05-2008, 10:35 PM Reply   
Is 09 the year of the clown shoes or what? They went with blacks and dark colors in 08 and now retro? BOLD
Old    Matt Forrest (wakeboardmatt)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-05-2008, 10:37 PM Reply   
Those shanes look sooooooooo sick!
Old    Nick Schrein (wakeboardern1)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-05-2008, 10:52 PM Reply   
I still stand by my statement that I think that those closed toe Watsons are SICK. Out of all the gear from all the companies, I seem to like the styling of Watson's stuff the most... Minus that goldish vomityish 142 he had for 07...
Old    Wes Fischer (wesley_is_wake)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-06-2008, 4:48 AM Reply   
Who cares what color the bindings are? I thought the ability of the rider mattered more than what his or her board or bindings looked like. And besides, you can't judge a book by it's cover can you?
Old    Alex Klimowsow (liquid_force24)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-06-2008, 5:24 AM Reply   
haha what i think you guys dont get is its the pro riders that choose the graphics!

plus i really dont give a rats about graphics... i want something that rides well and feels good on my feet!... its like women and high heels
Old    Mike K (mike2001)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-06-2008, 5:50 AM Reply   
All the more reason to keep rocking my 2005 jah era and 2006 all black fuse bindings.

For as much as this stuff costs, I would give a rats about the graphics and care what color the bindings are.
Old    TS (kcrider)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-06-2008, 6:18 AM Reply   
Have you seen the new press and Mike Ennen's new board. They look ALOT better then what is posted here. I got to see the 09 catalog. Not everything in 09 is quite as crazy as these. Plus the witness and ps3 comes with the grind base!!
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-06-2008, 10:51 AM Reply   
wes... how can you say it doesnt matter what the stuff looks like? you are a consumer.... buy what you like not what they tell you to like.
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-11-2008, 9:55 AM Reply   
I don't know if this has been posted somewhere else:

but Collin has a Pro Model!? I read it in an interview but seeing it is great. Def the board I'm most interested in! They are keeping the PS3 and adding a new one? Consolidation is the theme of the times right now, surprised they will keep it.
Old    John (stoked_32)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-11-2008, 10:07 AM Reply   
didn't the same thing happen last year about this time with the '08 gear? ... from what I can remember.. the '08 gear looked pretty terrible in photos until people saw what it looked like in person...
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-11-2008, 1:45 PM Reply   
LF bindings are the best I have ever tried. Can't believe they could make them 40% lighter dang! The baseplates are great.

Man I HATE 80s colorings.

Womens stuff please please please please PLEASE stop making hearts and flowers and pink crap everywhere. The girls deservce more hardcore and respectable products than that. The Melissa isn't too not bad though and they ride incredible.
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-11-2008, 4:37 PM Reply   
I'd Rock The Melissa before the shane for sure.
Old    lee doidge (trippin132)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-11-2008, 5:42 PM Reply   
some more photos for you guys.. .again all aussie dollars...
Old    Brian Zager (skatehawk11)      Join Date: May 2008       08-11-2008, 5:59 PM Reply   
did they reshape the axis or the witness for 09?
Old    lee doidge (trippin132)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-11-2008, 6:07 PM Reply   
dont think so...
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-11-2008, 7:02 PM Reply   
looks like there will not be a closed toe vantage?... a little surprised actually, especially with the number of people who have been crossing their fingers on it
Old    Garret Schmidt (garret_s)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-11-2008, 7:22 PM Reply   
those shanes look redunkulous. Can't wait to see the board...
Old    Henry Gates (captain_vilfo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-11-2008, 7:23 PM Reply   
not gonna lie that lyman has to be one of the coolest graphics i have ever seen on a board
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-11-2008, 7:30 PM Reply   
The Lyman looks sweet. I was hoping Harrington's model would have some similarities to the Fish which he rode a pretty good bit a few years back. I guess we'll see when the real board comes out. I am glad he got his own board because that guy rips.
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-11-2008, 7:35 PM Reply   
I'm flipping through the new WBM as I catch up on wakeworld. I just noticed a pic on pg. 88 of Shane rocking his new setup. It makes a little more sense when put together, but with the colors, it would be hard to mix and match those bindings on a different board. It is a sweet pic though.
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-11-2008, 8:16 PM Reply   
Stephen, I've heard rumors of a fish shape for this year, for me, its gonna be ONE vs. Viva vs. [New Fish]. I really like the Axis Graphic, but the coolest graphic ever [IMO] has to be either Lyman's J-Star Graphic or The ['07] Covin.
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-11-2008, 8:22 PM Reply   
I rode the Faction this year and a Fish last year. I wanted to stay committed to one board this year and I love the Faction and I have said several times that I probably want replace it, but a new Fish could really make me think about that. I haven't had any sets on my Fish this year, but I am thinking I am going to take a set on it this coming weekend, it is such a great shape.
Old    Josh Weitekamp (da_kamp)      Join Date: Jan 2008       08-12-2008, 12:17 AM Reply   
wow, that lyman design is dope, makes mine look like crap

the vantages look ugly now, and so do most of the other designs.

and if you look at harringtons shape it looks very similar on the bottom to the lyman/axis but with a 5 fin setup ? I'm not suprised considering he rode the @#%$ out of the axis this year

EDIT: WHOA AND LOOKING BACK ! the top of the lyman is different now ! that groove on near the edges extends all the way up now

(Message edited by da_kamp on August 11, 2008)
Old    Georgi Petrov (georgi)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-12-2008, 5:41 AM Reply   
I like the new Alpha and Watson... definitely one of those will be on my feet next year...
Old    travis moye (driving)      Join Date: Jan 2003       08-12-2008, 6:07 AM Reply   
I rode with Lyman the other day, and his board looks awesome in person as well. It has a really cool raised logo in the center, that they are potentially going to make stickers, belt buckles, etc. out of.
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-12-2008, 6:28 AM Reply   
is the shane going to have the grind in all sizes? I assume if the PS3 does the shane would as well...
Old    Justin Lamoureux (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-12-2008, 9:08 AM Reply   
Love the PS3...sick graphix.
The Harrinton graphics remind of the the old Rhythm series:

I'd like to see the Press graphics.
Old    benj_t            08-12-2008, 10:48 AM Reply   
is the alpha a higher level boot this year?
Old    Chris (brody)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-12-2008, 12:37 PM Reply   
Those alphas look sick, and so is the lyman graphics... might have to get a new setup next year.
Old    Jack Hinkes (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       08-12-2008, 3:21 PM Reply   
when does this gear come out?
Old    jpg (jpg)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-12-2008, 6:46 PM Reply   
Lets see the new watson
Old    Nick Schrein (wakeboardern1)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-12-2008, 7:28 PM Reply   
Exactly jpg. That's what I've been waiting for...

I actually like this year's Lyman graphics more than those...
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-12-2008, 7:37 PM Reply   
In another post, someone said that the Watson will only have new graphics initially and then they will release a new shape in April or May. Can anybody confirm this?
Old    Kyle Duffy (duffmangt)      Join Date: Jan 2008       08-12-2008, 9:31 PM Reply   
so are the alphas getting upgraded and the index's taking their place as the lower end bindings? also ive heard a couple of times theres going to be more velcro bindings! hope theyre not just rumors
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-12-2008, 9:41 PM Reply   
The Alphas and the Watsons are definitely nice looking boots. I wonder if the Transits are getting a re-design. I have worn those in the past and they are a great binding.
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-12-2008, 9:44 PM Reply   
The velcro domain is the low end boot and then the alpha is the next step up. The aplha has one lace this year. The transit has been redesigned too.

Every boot is different in some way.
Old    Georgi Petrov (georgi)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-13-2008, 8:58 AM Reply   
One lace on the Alphas is a step down IMHO. But I think I could custom upgrade them to two-lace by myself.
Old    kyle (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       08-13-2008, 10:34 AM Reply   
Does anyone not else think the resemblance of the Watson's to the Atlas' is a little too close? The Atlas' dominated the closed toe binding market this year, just a thought to ponder where LF's are definitely not as popular as they were in 07.
Old    Luke Johnson (luke_j)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-13-2008, 2:45 PM Reply   
kyle, you obviously haven't been around OWC much this season. LF bindings are everywhere, especially watson's shane's and vantages. And their grind base boards were very popular. We sell probably 3 to 1 watsons over atlases at my shop
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-13-2008, 2:51 PM Reply   
from what i understand, lf bindings are the top sellers for the past 2-3 years.
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-13-2008, 4:17 PM Reply   
"lf bindings are the top sellers for the past 2-3 years."

where do you get info like that? I've hardly seen anyone riding the Atlas though.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-13-2008, 4:31 PM Reply   


By Trevor (hawk7) on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 3:17 pm:

"lf bindings are the top sellers for the past 2-3 years."

where do you get info like that? I've hardly seen anyone riding the Atlas though.

a bunch of shop owners/employees all over the country that i'm friends with. but don't take my word for it...i'm often wrong.
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-13-2008, 4:35 PM Reply   
Hold it.....

Joe Umali admits to being often wrong (^^^look up^^^)


Trevor admits to liking an O'Brien product in this thread:

all in the same day!

What is this world coming to???

Just having a little fun fellas

It's a slow day at work!

(Message edited by jjakober on August 13, 2008)
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-13-2008, 4:39 PM Reply   
oh shut up jakober...or i'll kick you w/ my clown boots! (when i get 'em )
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-13-2008, 4:50 PM Reply   
Cant wait!

Maybe at NWWF #6??
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-13-2008, 4:59 PM Reply   
I admitted To liking the ['07] Coda also. The ['07] Vice Still puts a question mark on my face though...
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-13-2008, 5:07 PM Reply   
jakober, maybe! i really wanted to go this year. i wanted to film the event, riding and shenanigans and offer a dvd to those that would wanna buy one. i'd sell 'em cheap so people wouldn't think i was trying to get rich off 'em. maybe you and the nwhc can all pitch in to fly me up, pay for my food, lodging, drinks, pulls, etc.
Old    lee doidge (trippin132)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-13-2008, 5:12 PM Reply   
Old     (parker07)      Join Date: Jan 2008       08-14-2008, 5:42 PM Reply   
2009 Watson

Old    lee doidge (trippin132)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-14-2008, 6:09 PM Reply   
also some new LF cores will be available in a few months:

A super lightweight supercharged Lyman, only 5.5 lbs, (regular weight is 7.5-8 lbs) made with clear resin so you can see through to the center

In fact this is just a heads up - ALL top end pro model LF boards will come in a FLY version - Watson, S4, Lyman and Shane

We hope to see these December/January

Catalogue price on these bad boys be $999 blank

oh yeah, the watson is new graphics only. no new mold till may next year...
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-14-2008, 9:55 PM Reply   
"FLY" core ehh? Ronix, Hyp, and LF all battling for the lightest core... ya i know, it is no new battle really...
and what does "FLY" stand for? (just guessing that it is an acronym, maybe i am wrong?)
Old    WakesetterLSV (closedtoe)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-15-2008, 8:59 AM Reply   
Anyone know what sort of stiffness the Soven bindngs should be? obviously nobody has them yet, but does anyone know what bindings he wore before he got these.
Old    wakejjboard12            08-15-2008, 9:07 AM Reply   
is the riot harrington's shape with girl graphics?
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-15-2008, 2:32 PM Reply   
WakesetterLSV, in one of the 09 gear posts, somebody said that they velcro on the Soven's could be adjusted up and down to allow for more or less flex. Not sure if that is true and it's hard to tell from the picture.
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-15-2008, 2:48 PM Reply   
soven wore transits for a long time. then i'm pretty sure he was rockin the watson close toes for a bit..
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-15-2008, 3:35 PM Reply   
wakesetterLSV, the Soven is rated as the stiffest boot in the line for 09.
Old (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-15-2008, 6:40 PM Reply   
Looks like LF took a page out of Drew Brophy's book on the Trip board.
Old    A Calabrese (chihuahua_chick)      Join Date: Aug 2008       08-15-2008, 8:20 PM Reply   
Not too keen on the girl graphics for Ambers board. . .
Old    Cris (criswb)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-16-2008, 2:58 AM Reply   
Those Jett graphics are UGLY! What is wrong with these people??? They just keep making it uglier! I'm glad I've kept my 07

And the riot seems to be the old melissa, which would be the same as the Trip.

I just can't get over how ugly the jett graphics are for this year... blech!
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-16-2008, 8:43 AM Reply   
did shane just change his sizes or did he redo the board? i know he did away with the cupped fins...booo...but if he kept the same shape that would be SICK
Old    lee doidge (trippin132)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-17-2008, 10:21 PM Reply   
shane is a brand new mold...


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