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Old    leftcoastpunk            06-30-2003, 10:02 PM Reply   
Now that hyperlite has canceled the drifter, Ive been wondering which boards are going to be similar. I like the quickness and how it holds on cuts. Im going to be demoing some boards this week and would like to get some ideas on which boards to demo. Thanks for your input.
Old    Tiffanator (ladyboarder)      Join Date: Feb 2001       07-01-2003, 8:05 AM Reply   
Hi Michael, the TFD is what took the place of the Drifer/Project. It would probably ride similar, I don't know though.
Try out the Absolute or Inferno from CWB. They are both fast boards. With the fin the Absolute tracks well and edges fast, take the fin out and its pretty loose. I rode one and absolutely love it.
Old    brianthomas            07-01-2003, 11:50 AM Reply   
The absolute doesn't edge that fast and is not a very quick board. It has a large three stage rocker to provide insane pop, and the speed suffers. It is pretty slow on edge, you really have to dig.
Old    leftcoastpunk            07-02-2003, 4:05 PM Reply   
thanks for your input guys, I will have to demo those boards next time I go out.
Old    Mike Dick (seedickride)      Join Date: Jan 2001       07-02-2003, 6:44 PM Reply   
You should give the Blindside Assassin a try. It's fast and tracks really well, too. The Blindside Long Board Series 134 and 139 would be another option if you don't like the graphics of the Assassin. They're the same board with different graphics, but are cheaper.

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Old    bigj514            07-02-2003, 7:34 PM Reply   
check out a hyperlite premier.... they're really stable while allowing you to cut hard and get great pop off the lip. just my opinion
Old    leftcoastpunk            07-04-2003, 12:56 AM Reply   
I actually used to have a premier and I was truely disapointed with it. It rode really squirly and in my opinion the pop wasnt consistant. Im not a fan of the 3stage rocker. Thanks for your input. Are most of the boards starting to go to a 3stage?? I personally feel more comfortable on a continous rocker. thanks again.
Old    vandal            07-04-2003, 2:11 PM Reply   
If you have access to them, give the Gator Boards Sinister 137 a try. I find it to be very responsive, fast and have really solid pop.

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