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Old     (csaidler)      Join Date: Aug 2010       10-04-2010, 5:51 PM Reply   
So which is it? Just looking for everyones opinions. Pros and cons
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-04-2010, 8:41 PM Reply   
Slingshot - any model

Tough as nails - base slides super smooth and wears very slowly - flex flex flex flex flex - you can tune the edges - sidewalls can be re-worked - lots of snap - low swing weight is great for spinning
Old     (jdwake1)      Join Date: Sep 2007       10-04-2010, 9:33 PM Reply   
Witness grind hands down
Old     (Gears)      Join Date: May 2010       10-05-2010, 3:55 AM Reply   
agree witness, **** boat board though
Old     (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       10-05-2010, 5:50 AM Reply   
Hybrid Watson... channels for edge and sticking landings... flex for gettin steezy
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       10-05-2010, 5:53 AM Reply   
watson hybrid because you can get the OMG shot on big grabs or inverts off the kicker.
Old     (jmuthafnp)      Join Date: Feb 2006       10-05-2010, 5:59 AM Reply   
One that you don't care about since it's gonna get thrashed anyway and the Witness is a great boat board. Gears is HIGH!!!
Old     (ShawnMcNasty)      Join Date: Sep 2010       10-05-2010, 11:05 AM Reply   
I just recently picked up a vibe and I'm in love with it. I think its really an under rated board.
Old     (norbiv)      Join Date: May 2009       10-05-2010, 5:05 PM Reply   
2011 hyperlite process
Old     (daveronix199)      Join Date: Feb 2009       10-05-2010, 7:44 PM Reply   
Watson Hyrbid FoSHOW
Old     (tom_paz)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-05-2010, 8:18 PM Reply   
the hyperlite clash is another solid choice, not super expensive any more, proven cable shape, enduro base, plastic slider-friendly fins. fast, durable, and plenty of edge hold and snap for air tricks out of the corners. just ask norbi, haha!
Old     (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       10-06-2010, 12:13 AM Reply   
putting in a vote for the Ronix Bill and Phoenix. Sintered base feels great on rails and lasts! Solid shapes, "bolt on molded fins" (hate that phrase). They have fins that last, don't get in the way and can be replaced. and most importantly SUPER FUN!!!

you can't go too wrong with any of the above choices. Make sure you do get something durable though. Jib base is a must!
Old     (kyle_L)      Join Date: Mar 2010       10-06-2010, 2:56 AM Reply   
the two most popular boards are definitely the witness grind and the Watson hybrid. Stay away from sling**** so you don't have to keep buying boards as they have the tendency to snap like twigs
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       10-06-2010, 5:23 AM Reply   
Most popular board out at our cable is the Vibe.
The vibe holds up really well on the obstacles as well.
Old     (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       10-06-2010, 6:31 AM Reply   
I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with Kyle. The board I rode for cable all summer, a 2010 Slingshot Response, had been used solidly since February in Australia, all through the summer at our local 2.0 park, Boarderpass, and a couple times at a semi-local wakeboard camp on their rail lake. The original owner retired it at the end of the summer due to several deep gouges from screwheads. I put some 5 minute epoxy on these gouges and proceeded to ride it hard several more times with no further abuse taken. I love Slinghsots for cable.
Old     (Dustfarter)      Join Date: Jun 2010       10-06-2010, 1:58 PM Reply   
I liked the way it rode but it took me exactly 3 hours on the cable to snap a brand new Witness grind. It was disappointing to say the least.
Old     (e_rock32)      Join Date: Oct 2009       10-06-2010, 2:16 PM Reply   
Don't expect to do many presses with the Watson Hybrid or Witness Grind, they're good for kickers but they feel heavy and sluggish on the rails to me. I use Slingshots on everything without the fins, the slipperiness just takes a little getting used to. Slingshots will hold up well as long as your not running the nose into posts.
Old     (csaidler)      Join Date: Aug 2010       10-06-2010, 3:01 PM Reply   
Just want to throw this in. The witness grind(fooshee's board) can't be that bad. It's TSR's rental slider board. I'm sure if it lacked quality they'd go to a more dependable board.
Old     (hyperlite)      Join Date: May 2009       10-07-2010, 3:49 AM Reply   
im really curious about the witness for like to try that and just for s's and g's the vandall as well.
Old     (brian_young)      Join Date: Dec 2003       10-07-2010, 6:36 PM Reply   
I snapped a Witness Grind too, not that it couldn't happen to any board. I've been on a CWB Vibe since. Fun durable board for the park.
Old     (razorjaw)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-19-2010, 1:01 AM Reply   
LF Shane is my new cable board. Loving the air tricks.
Old     (delphidelatorre)      Join Date: Jun 2010       10-19-2010, 8:22 PM Reply   
all the way VIBE
Old     (hyperlite)      Join Date: May 2009       10-20-2010, 4:17 AM Reply   
how does that ride? what about the new hl vigalante?
Old     (radmattyd)      Join Date: Feb 2010       10-20-2010, 9:36 AM Reply   
Vibe is awesome. 1 inch thick ABS plastic all the way around the edge of the board. Flat bottom (w/o fins) and just enough FLEX that is perfect for presses.
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       10-20-2010, 9:52 AM Reply   
I like my 2010 Vibe and am stoked to see that all they did was make it even more durable for 2011. Take the fins off and it is a sick rail board, flexible but not too flexible. It gives good resistance for presses.
Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       10-20-2010, 1:22 PM Reply   
one that you don't mind pounding the tar out of on the rails, kickers, etc- they do a number on the bottoms of boards.
Old     (alexranz123)      Join Date: Aug 2010       10-20-2010, 6:36 PM Reply   
witness all the way
Old     (hyperlite)      Join Date: May 2009       10-21-2010, 4:38 AM Reply   
what about the new hl vigalante?
Old     (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       10-21-2010, 10:06 AM Reply   
So we've reached a consensus that there is no single best board for cable and we can stop making threads like this?
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       10-21-2010, 2:19 PM Reply   
You can get new Motives for as low as $100 on eBay and they are as tough as nails. I wear mine down to the core on sliders. Old design but perfect for the cable.
Old     (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       10-22-2010, 12:13 AM Reply   
John: Between you and Anthony you got to have the biggest stock piles of Motives.
Old     (csaidler)      Join Date: Aug 2010       10-22-2010, 8:09 AM Reply   
Sorry Ben if the title was misleading. Wasn't looking for one single best board just seeing what ppls opinions where and the reason behind them. That's why I was asking for the pros and cons to each particular board. Personally I like the Watson hybrid but, I wanted to see what other boards ppl liked.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       10-22-2010, 8:54 AM Reply   
LOL, how true. I've got 3 134 Motives right now. That's after tossing out 2 that I wore out. Last year I picked up a 140 Belmont for $60 in perfect cond. It was the year before they renamed it to the Motive (pretty old). I decided to switch to the 140 behind the boat and use the 134s for the cable. I'm about to toss my current 134 cable board and pull a new one out of reserve. My current one is worn to the core and the edges are cracking from the slider impacts.

I'm sure it's not the best design, but there has to be a reason they're still around. I'd guess it's the oldest design in current production and probably the longest running design of any board. I was never happy with a board for more than one season before I hooked up with the Motive.
Old     (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       10-22-2010, 9:55 AM Reply   
Oh it sure is a timeless shape. I have one (2000 Belmont 134) hanging on my wall in fact. Its simple and such a smooth ride.
Old     (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       10-22-2010, 10:01 AM Reply   
Clayton, the search feature will accomplish a similar result.
Old     (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       10-22-2010, 10:18 AM Reply   
I went and rode TSR for the first time in about a year a few weeks ago. Haven't been riding due to a back injury, and shouldn't have, but did anyway. I don't have a board so I just used whatever rental they had. It was the Fooshee's board, the Witness? Anyway, it was awesome! Tracking is really important and it did that well. It had more pop than I was used to so I was kind of stalling out on a few air tricks, but I got used to it. Anyway, it's a fun profile pic is of me riding it.
Old     (csaidler)      Join Date: Aug 2010       10-22-2010, 11:01 AM Reply   
"Clayton, the search feature will accomplish a similar result. "

Well then let me apologize for your decision to click on this particular thread out of all the ones you could have. UUUhhhhh let me think here..... next time you should not click on this thread or one like it if you would rather not read "these types" of threads.
Thank you
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       10-22-2010, 11:05 AM Reply   
benjaminp wants his click back.
Old     (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       10-22-2010, 12:59 PM Reply   
Ya. I do.
Old     (razorjaw)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-23-2010, 3:49 AM Reply   
Poor Ben. It must suck that other people want to talk about boards ALL the time.


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