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Old    Doug (sactoshreder)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-11-2010, 3:04 PM Reply   
I have been riding an 08 faction board with 08 faction boots since 2008 and want to change it up this year. All these flex boards have really caught my eye and it just makes sense to me.
I was thinking about the CWB Vibe with Answers, but am now thinking otherwise.
I like how smooth off the wake the faction is but I am wanting somthing faster on the water. Also the boots were ok. I want a boot with support, but at the same time plenty of flex for poking out grabs.

What would you guys recommend in a flex board for a board like that?

Thanks
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-11-2010, 3:14 PM Reply   
I haven't been on the Vibe but I feel you would like the slingshot reponse... and for boots check out the PB FLOYDS.... they have the inner ankle harness that gives you a ton of ankle support but the shell of the boot is fairly soft... you get good support as well as flex in the boot.
Old    Ben Wilcox (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-11-2010, 4:29 PM Reply   
I haven't ridden any CWB, but coming from an 08 Ibex, I had a blast on my buddy's Company Severance with 09 LF Shanes. The boots were really soft, I popped super high (higher than my Ibex possibly), and it felt pretty swift on the water. So without any reference to what you are on right now, I say give flex a shot for sure, and if you dont like it, sell it on ebay for a little less than retail and try again.
Old    CWB Board Co. (thedoubleupkid)      Join Date: May 2008       03-11-2010, 4:59 PM Reply   
Doug - if you are out of Sac, I'd recommend going down to the Cal Expo Boat Show. There will be a bunch of riders that can give you a first person perspective on the Vibe. If you are looking for a board that can really "do it all" wake AND rail - I think you will be stoked on the Vibe.



See for yourself first hand. Thanks - Casey
Old    Brent Boucher (supernatural)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-11-2010, 5:01 PM Reply   
I agree with Nick, Slingshot Response is a fast flex board and the PB Floyds would be the boot you described. Can you demo? It took me one set to be completely hooked on flex but I have heard a few people say that it wasnt for them so its always wise to demo if possible.
Old    Dex Tan (jondextan)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-11-2010, 7:47 PM Reply   
I too have been caught up in the Flex hype, thanks to everybody else here! LOL!

my 2010 Response 145 is on it's way (w/ D2 bindings).
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-12-2010, 7:41 AM Reply   
Nick are you sponsored by Slingshot? You push them as hard as Nintzel pushes O Brien.


+1 for Slingshot. Dope boards it seems. I want to rides yours this year Nick.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-12-2010, 8:05 AM Reply   
Haha, I wish....I just love their product and company as a whole. It honestly changed how much fun I have riding by like 10x, just want to share the love.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-12-2010, 12:01 PM Reply   
....but if slingshot is looking for an under-skilled rider... I'm your guy. wink wink.
Old    Doug (sactoshreder)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-12-2010, 3:54 PM Reply   
Yeah, I have been think about the Response. I just havent heard much about the 2010 Slingshot boots.
Old    Brent Boucher (supernatural)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-12-2010, 10:36 PM Reply   
hope to see the 2010 boots soon. I keep hearing spring but no set date.
Old    Dex Tan (jondextan)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-12-2010, 10:44 PM Reply   
could they be anything close to the Co. Vandall boots? i kinda liked how it's shaped.
Old    Greg (elbastardo)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-13-2010, 9:03 AM Reply   
Anyone have experience with Company vs Slingshot boots? I assume the Company boots will fit on Slingshot boards. The rivets that hold the laces on my SS Driver boots have rusted out and busted off--looking for a new pair of boots without metal rivets.

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