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Old     (boutwell_43)      Join Date: Aug 2008       02-14-2009, 5:47 PM Reply   
I am gonna get me a new board. I ride a LF trip 143, I have been looking at the gator boards. I have it down to two, 142 caddy, and the prospect 141. I like the trip, but would like something a little more free roaming. Any help on this would be great.
Old     (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-14-2009, 6:02 PM Reply   
idk that trip is a classic, id prolly stick with that over the other choices. what do you mean free roaming?
Old     (boutwell_43)      Join Date: Aug 2008       02-14-2009, 6:08 PM Reply   
maybe I said that wrong, I am talking about how aggressive it is. I like it dont get me wrong, but I would like to try something different and maybe not as aggressive.
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-15-2009, 2:41 AM Reply   
take some of the fins off, ie the center fins... try riding it finless
Old     (jammerwakestl)      Join Date: May 2007       02-15-2009, 7:37 AM Reply   
to me the prospect has more "grip" to the water, not nearly as nimble as the trip. the prospect has good snap off the wake as well. try taking the center fin out of the trip and ride the outer cupped fins. I have been riding the trip/team/lyman boards for a while this way.I don't even bother bolting in the center one. this is just my opinion. try it you might like it. Cant go wrong either way
Old     (absoluteboarder)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-15-2009, 9:17 AM Reply   
.....if you want less aggression, are you saying less speed more control?...if so get a board with a bigger rocker(slower ride) and continuous( predictable consistant smooth pop)....which the caddy fits.
Old     (boutwell_43)      Join Date: Aug 2008       02-15-2009, 12:15 PM Reply   
Thanks for the info...Gonna order me a new board, hopefully hitting the water in a couple weeks.
Old     (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       02-16-2009, 1:04 PM Reply   
Lyman might fit the bill well as it was designed after the trip in mind. i have ridden both and thought the lyman was surprisingly loose despite its multiple fins.

as for the gator boards, not so sure what to say as i have not ridden them. the description on the caddy says, "Cupped, full-length center channels give this board more control" which makes me think it might be pretty grippy and not so "roamy" ???

as for "roamy," the (mostly) featureless bottoms of many of the flex boards make them the "roamiest" boards i know of and super fun to ride too. slingshot response, company recruit, humanoid oracle (when it comes out) or even the ROAM ;)

(Message edited by wakerider111 on February 16, 2009)
Old     (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-16-2009, 1:08 PM Reply   
Go for the Prospect 141!
Old     (troylaw)      Join Date: Mar 2008       02-16-2009, 1:32 PM Reply   
Old     (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       02-17-2009, 10:01 PM Reply   
just saw the two gator boards in a shop recently. the prospect has more defined beveled edges on each side of the belly and would be more forgiving and easier to slide around in that respect... at least so i'd imagine


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