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Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-19-2011, 7:09 AM Reply   
Word, I've heard great things about the Watson. I'm gonna leave it at that because I shouldn't be hijacking this thread. Sorry y'all!
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-19-2011, 10:58 PM Reply   
while this "flex" talk is going I will loop it back to a 2012 board line question.

Is the Hybrid core Shane going to be the only board offered with Shane's name on it for 2012? The video sure made it sound that way.
IF so, we can add one more pro to the growing list of pro riders switching to a flexier board.

the phrase, "you don't see big name pros on flex boards" is losing its volume a little at a time. i like seeing these "hybrid" flex type boards, reminds me of how we see more and more "hybrid" rockers. now if i can just find an opportunity to try one
Old    Ryan P (waketx05)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-20-2011, 1:05 PM Reply   
I don't know the answer to this question but Watson still had his regular core boards along with his hybrid so I'm thinking Shane will still have his. Its a real popular shape and not everyone likes the "flex" type boards.. Just my guess tho.
Old    Joe Burbo (jburbo)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-20-2011, 2:33 PM Reply   
Shane will only have the hybrid board this year. I think its on the LF AU page, but they explain that its the only board he rides
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            08-20-2011, 2:47 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by jburbo View Post
Shane will only have the hybrid board this year. I think its on the LF AU page, but they explain that its the only board he rides
Shane was probably riding it around today at mcCormicks when I was out there. Although I did see him with his 11' bindings.
Old    Henry Gates (captain_vilfo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-20-2011, 3:43 PM Reply   
that blows the shane is only available in flex.. now I have to experiment with other boards when I go for a new set up.

Flex is cool and all but it aint me
Old    Kurtis schell (king_of_the_wake)      Join Date: Nov 2008       08-21-2011, 11:22 AM Reply   
have you heard of the watson setup ? i demoed this board a few weeks ago and fell in love with it instantly is a crazy amazing board. it delivered time and time again and it seems to come out of anything . its wood core gives it lots of flex which transfers to amazing pop of the wake. it is worth every penny
Old    Mike Danis (Nova)      Join Date: Jul 2011       08-21-2011, 12:40 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by king_of_the_wake View Post
have you heard of the watson setup ? I demoed this board a few weeks ago and fell in love with it instantly is a crazy amazing board. It delivered time and time again and it seems to come out of anything . Its wood core gives it lots of flex which transfers to amazing pop of the wake. It is worth every penny
the 2012 hybrid?
Old    Nathan Garrett (nmg73)      Join Date: Sep 2010       08-21-2011, 6:03 PM Reply   
Does anyone know the major differences on the 2012 Ronix One and the 2012 Parks board yet? I know the Parks is a little wider and maybe a tad more rocker? I looked at them both today at Worlds in Indy and couldn't really tell a major difference and the guys working the booth were way to busy at the time to talk too. I had a Viva and sold it the begging of summer to buy a Ibex after riding one, but had a emergency surgery 3 days later and couldn't ride the rest of the summer. So know i am looking at 2012 board and really like the looks of the One, but liked the way the Ibex rode, so just tryin to get some info because i don't really have a place to demo, that i know of.....

Thanks in advance
Old    Billy Boozer (bboozer)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-21-2011, 7:00 PM Reply   
Anyone know anything about the 2012 Hyperlite gear, more specifically the 2012 Murray. Is it going to be a new shape (since they had been changing the shape about every 2 years)? And any pictures? Also anything about year 2 of the system, I saw a few little things about the bindings earlier, but not much about the new years boots.
Old    np3 (ponder86)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-21-2011, 9:32 PM Reply   
The Murray shape is the same. If you have Facebook you can like his page and he has a picture of his 2012 bio board. Boots look good this year.
Old    np3 (ponder86)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-21-2011, 9:34 PM Reply   
Marek has a new shape and they have a new flex board called the Union.
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-22-2011, 7:24 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by CSmith View Post
Hey guys I just picked up a 2012 Hyperlite B-Side which im selling! Check it out! Unopened!
http://wenatchee.craigslist.org/spo/2558997338.html
Damn, how'd you manage that?
Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-22-2011, 8:54 AM Reply   
I don't know that it is true that more pros are riding flex boards. The new shane hybrid is a sandwich construction, but it has less flex than many/most compression molded boards.

And if anything is true the "flex-riders" are riding stiffer boards. The slingshots have evolved from being very soft to just as stiff as any other board line in recent years.

I think if anything will be taken from the "flex-era" it is more the new manufacturing processes than the actual flex itself. The sandwich boards are tough as nails and allow for seamless solid poly edges.
Old    mojo            08-22-2011, 8:57 AM Reply   
I think phalanx will have quality boards, made by integrity. However, I can't imagine there being enough to put orders out on time.
Old    Colton Smith (CSmith)      Join Date: Aug 2011       08-22-2011, 9:28 AM Reply   
I won it at a tournament! Anyone interested PM me or email!
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-22-2011, 9:56 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by skiboarder View Post
I don't know that it is true that more pros are riding flex boards. The new shane hybrid is a sandwich construction, but it has less flex than many/most compression molded boards.

And if anything is true the "flex-riders" are riding stiffer boards. The slingshots have evolved from being very soft to just as stiff as any other board line in recent years.

I think if anything will be taken from the "flex-era" it is more the new manufacturing processes than the actual flex itself. The sandwich boards are tough as nails and allow for seamless solid poly edges.

this is partially what i was aiming at with the comment about "hybrids" popping up more and more. a middle ground is growing just like with rocker types
Old    D C (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       08-23-2011, 4:50 PM Reply   
Just got a pair of the '12 Cells in the mail.........Ronix Warranty still ROCKS, as do these boots!
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Old    Mase (superair502)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-23-2011, 9:21 PM Reply   
Just picked up a pair of 2012 mareks from my local shop they have a few 2012 hyperlite products now and the entire ronix lineup shows up on Thursday. All of which is already for sale. Boatworks 502 477 2628
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-23-2011, 10:38 PM Reply   
I just grabbed up a 2012 LF Trip from EVO. They still show the 2011 model but the new model is shown here....
Old    Mark Griffin (cheesydog)      Join Date: Mar 2009       08-24-2011, 12:55 AM Reply   
A couple from the 2012 LWA Line up
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Old    Mase (superair502)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-24-2011, 12:08 PM Reply   
heres my 2012 mareks!
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Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-24-2011, 1:52 PM Reply   
I just picked up the District Sintered after riding a Quarter Til Midnight (Same shape, but much softer).

The 2012 District combines the best atributes of the Quarter Til (Sintered base) and the 2011 District (more glass). It takes a little more to get it to bend on rails, but the raw pop and the ollies are considerably better.
Old    Tyson Bell (TBell)      Join Date: May 2011       08-25-2011, 9:07 AM Reply   
Word is O'Brien is comin out with a new flex board but with molded in fins instead of the removable ones. I believe its gonna be called the baker and the graphics are rasta (red, yellow, green, for those who don't know). The Player is out of the line and the Clutch will have the same graphics as this year. The natural is moved down and another board comes into the line other then the Baker, which I havent heard much on. The Format, Paradigm, Decade, Skyla, Natural, Valhalla and Clutch are all still in the lineup though. Plus all the boots have their new plate system on them.
Old    wakemark (waketac)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-25-2011, 9:47 AM Reply   
2012 Obrien Nomad bindings on fbook

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
Old    Colton Smith (CSmith)      Join Date: Aug 2011       08-26-2011, 3:44 PM Reply   
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Hyperli...f#ht_500wt_950
Old    Justin (gotwake133)      Join Date: May 2010       08-26-2011, 5:56 PM Reply   
Loving that trip graphic!!
Old    Audrey (sexyws6mama)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-27-2011, 5:31 AM Reply   
Haven't heard or seen anything on 2012 Ronix Faith Hope Love?
Old    mojo            08-27-2011, 8:09 AM Reply   
Look on buy wake.com. They have faith
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-27-2011, 1:25 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by waketac View Post
2012 Obrien Nomad bindings on fbook

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
do want!
Old    Cody Sunkel (codesters2)      Join Date: Feb 2010       08-28-2011, 11:27 AM Reply   
2012 SS Newton

http://www.alliancewake.com/wake/all...ngshot-newton/
Old    Henry Gates (captain_vilfo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-28-2011, 2:41 PM Reply   
WOW I'm really loving that slingshot newton
Old    J.B. O'Neill (gnarslayer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       08-28-2011, 6:05 PM Reply   
i really feel like obrien did it right for 2012, their stuff is so sickk
Old    Josh B (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-28-2011, 11:20 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnarslayer View Post
i really feel like obrien did it right for 2012, their stuff is so sickk
Agreed. They usually have the best looking stuff, imo.
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-28-2011, 11:41 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by joshugan View Post
Agreed. They usually have the best looking stuff, imo.
Where are the pics? Are they buried in this thread somewhere?
Old    J.B. O'Neill (gnarslayer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       08-28-2011, 11:43 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheHebrewHammer View Post
Where are the pics? Are they buried in this thread somewhere?
i have a bunch of pics, but unfortunately i cant share yet
Old    Kyle P (wakeboard_pittsburgh)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-29-2011, 7:25 AM Reply   
OBrien has been posting a lot of the 2012 stuff on their facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/OBrien...55553614454655
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-29-2011, 11:08 AM Reply   
seems a lot of brands are doing the facebook thing, i think CWB really started something with there early release party on FB thing. just checked Slingshot... BOOM!

YESSS!!
Finally a supportive Velcro boot AND with REPLACEABLE straps
(gona sell my RAD's i think. Love the Rads, but this is got me drooling)

THANK YOU SLINGSHOT
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Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-29-2011, 11:14 AM Reply   
SLINGSHOT FB
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Slings...ke/62240997957
they also added a lace pull thing (on the central laces) on the RADs that some of us were modding this year to loosen laces easier
Old    mojo            08-29-2011, 12:35 PM Reply   
Pretty sure cwb has had the aa boot with replaceable Velcro for a few years
Old    Henry Gates (captain_vilfo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-29-2011, 1:25 PM Reply   
those bindings would be sweet for cable.. although i still think the hyperlite systems are more ideal.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-29-2011, 11:25 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by mojo View Post
Pretty sure cwb has had the aa boot with replaceable Velcro for a few years
they (CWB) made them "replaceable" only just recently for 2011
...BUT... from my understanding they are more "Re-moveable" than replaceable... as in you can remove a strap for a looser feel then "replace it" again later.
don't see CWB selling straps individually like slingshot did for the option boots this year and I remember a thread where someone tried to get individual straps from CWB and there were not really any to be had.

...but hey i might be wrong, if so let me know

I like Slingshot's method of attachment better anyway. they attach to themselves and not to the boot. ALL velcro is replaced each time, not most of it.
but i suppose i am only assuming slingshot will offer true replacements again for these in 2012

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Old    wakemark (waketac)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-30-2011, 7:27 AM Reply   
SS Shredtownboot on alliance:

http://www.alliancewake.com/wake/all...redtown-boots/
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-30-2011, 1:15 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by waketac View Post
at first i was thinking that it was just a different color way, but then looking at it again it has a different tongue, more like the RAD, and it seems like it would have removable liners that the other does not.
IF so, that will be sweeet! (makes sense for shredtown and winching and cables and such) I love being able to take my liners out for drying. but if not, i can always use my boot fans my buddy made me.

...OOPS, just answered my own question on FB. REMOVEABLE LINERS Check!
i think my dream binding since 2007 is finally coming

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Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-30-2011, 9:28 PM Reply   
Sick vid from Chad with some of the 2012 Ronix gear in action. I must say the Bill combo looks fresh!

http://vimeo.com/28177833
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-30-2011, 11:11 PM Reply   
SS Lyman
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Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-30-2011, 11:26 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheHebrewHammer View Post
Sick vid from Chad with some of the 2012 Ronix gear in action. I must say the Bill combo looks fresh!

http://vimeo.com/28177833
bill combo almost makes me want to think the colors are off on my computer screen. the board and boots explode into your eyes. definitely will be the most stand out combo, liked or not
Old    DJ (Dj2up10)      Join Date: Aug 2010       08-31-2011, 9:09 AM Reply   
Looking at the Slingshot thread, someone beat me to the punch on asking whether the RAD liners will be more durable. I LOVE them, but I had a very short summer riding (literally a dozen or so boat sets in them) and the heel in my right boot is ready to go. They're saying the material is now perfect...so I'm hoping the new liners fit in the 11' shells.

That lyman deck looks amazing....
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-31-2011, 10:08 AM Reply   
That Lyman looks drastically different than the one originally posted on Alliance during his retirement. Less appealing to me now, those tip/tail don't seem necessary.
Old    Mike Danis (Nova)      Join Date: Jul 2011       08-31-2011, 11:24 AM Reply   
Those Bill graphics/boots look amazing to me. The louder the better in my opinion.
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-31-2011, 11:26 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by behindtheboat View Post
That Lyman looks drastically different than the one originally posted on Alliance during his retirement. Less appealing to me now, those tip/tail don't seem necessary.
This pic makes it look short and fat.
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-31-2011, 11:32 AM Reply   
What's with the Rasta getting overplayed out? Watson's Limited was years ago, as was the Rasta trend......
Old    mojo            08-31-2011, 12:21 PM Reply   
that fish tail will actually help keep the board locked on edge. it's one of the only, if not the only, tip/tail design that does anything.
Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-31-2011, 1:52 PM Reply   
Looks better on FB hope to make it to Surf Expo and see it in person.
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-31-2011, 1:55 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by behindtheboat View Post
What's with the Rasta getting overplayed out? Watson's Limited was years ago, as was the Rasta trend......
Ya man, I'm not really a big fan of the Rasta.
Old    Henry Gates (captain_vilfo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-31-2011, 7:40 PM Reply   
if I was 13 and/or pro I would ride that bill set up, it looks so sick.

Its also comforting to know that the pros fall too, even if its on wrapped hs fs indy 7's..
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       08-31-2011, 8:55 PM Reply   
Is it me or does Fooshee's new shape looks like something that would be made by New Schintzel?
Old    Vinny Armentano (VinnyA)      Join Date: Aug 2011       09-01-2011, 3:58 AM Reply   
i love the new watson hybrid graphic, it reminds me of a surfboard. One thing though, is the core in the watson hybrid different than the 3 wood/2 pvc stringer cores of the shane and flx? On the graphic it looks like the wood is where the pvc should be so i was confused.
Old    Mike Danis (Nova)      Join Date: Jul 2011       09-01-2011, 6:41 AM Reply   
Better look at the 2012 Bill
Looks amazing with those orange Frank Boots




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Old    Vinny Armentano (VinnyA)      Join Date: Aug 2011       09-03-2011, 5:20 AM Reply   
http://vimeo.com/28177833 on chad sharpes vimeo he has some of the 2012 catalog shoot fails, you can see the new stuff and i must say the new phoenix looks sweet
Old    vision (bobenglish)      Join Date: Mar 2008       09-03-2011, 10:14 AM Reply   
Is the bottom of the O'Brien Paradigm smooth/featureless except for the bolt on fins?
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       09-03-2011, 12:29 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobenglish View Post
Is the bottom of the O'Brien Paradigm smooth/featureless except for the bolt on fins?
Yes.
Old    vision (bobenglish)      Join Date: Mar 2008       09-03-2011, 2:04 PM Reply   
Thanks! Can not always tell from photos.
Old    Ben Wilcox (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       09-03-2011, 2:32 PM Reply   
So far 2012 graphics are making me cry. That Bill hurts my eyes.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            09-03-2011, 3:41 PM Reply   
I have a 12' watson classic coming this week and a pair of Shane 12' bindings coming in shortly after once theyre n stock.
Old    Rob (fifty)      Join Date: Aug 2011       09-03-2011, 4:27 PM Reply   
just got my 2012 RONIX ONE (142) and 2012 ONE boots.... looks so good!!
My son also got to open his 2012 VISION he is pumped to go ride tomorrow!
Old    Justin (gotwake133)      Join Date: May 2010       09-03-2011, 9:16 PM Reply   
The Bill with Frank Boots is gonna look awesome!!
The Watson Classic w/ Shanes will be some sweet setup too!
Cant wait to see everything in person at Expo
Old    Mike Danis (Nova)      Join Date: Jul 2011       09-04-2011, 5:06 AM Reply   
With the exception of the Bill + Frank, I find all the graphics released so far extremely disapointing
Old    Vinny Armentano (VinnyA)      Join Date: Aug 2011       09-04-2011, 5:44 AM Reply   
I like the rasta look of the shane hybrid/boots from last year alot more than this years blue/black....but they said they added the new chasis, the 2 degreee cant and stuff, Are these really worth buying the new stuff do you think? Or should i just stick witht hte original plan and get the sweet looking stuff from last year?
Old    Audrey (sexyws6mama)      Join Date: Mar 2008       09-04-2011, 6:49 AM Reply   
Disappointed in graphics for 2012 Faith Hope Love. Not diggin this board. Bindings are okay cause they are white! I'll stick with my 2010 FHL setup until I figure out what I want next.



Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       09-04-2011, 6:24 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nova View Post
With the exception of the Bill + Frank, I find all the graphics released so far extremely disapointing
Word
Old    Simon (greenmoose)      Join Date: Aug 2009       09-06-2011, 1:25 AM Reply   
jstar boards will be called jobe next year. http://www.jobesports.com/EN/News/La...e_online_/604/
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-06-2011, 10:53 AM Reply   
is it just me or does it look like the new marek board (as seen on wakeboarding mag cover and face book) has a narrow spine down the center kinda like the ol' hyperlite cruiser had?
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            09-08-2011, 8:06 AM Reply   
Slingshots new cable specific board "The Whip"



Slingshots other boards


CWB bindings
Old    E G (broke_folk)      Join Date: Sep 2010       09-08-2011, 9:00 AM Reply   
DB9MariusTrancendFaction
VibePureKinkAbsolute

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Old    Broc Schall (bschall)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-08-2011, 1:35 PM Reply   


Idk if anyones posted this.. 2012 slingshot hooke.
My friend is actually selling it if anyone is interested.. its in the bay area
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Old    Simon (greenmoose)      Join Date: Aug 2009       09-09-2011, 1:30 AM Reply   
http://www.wsj.pointofsports.eu/2012...2012_72dpi.pdf

obrien stuff... boots are fancy ... everything else a bit disappointing
Old    mojo            09-11-2011, 1:02 PM Reply   
alliancewake has tons of pics from all the brands right now.
Old    Rob (fifty)      Join Date: Aug 2011       09-11-2011, 4:18 PM Reply   
been riding my 2012 RONIX one for the last 2 weeks. have to say it is the **** fellows. no tip drag up the wake and has a real soft landing. ++++ for this new design
Old    Henry Gates (captain_vilfo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-11-2011, 7:55 PM Reply   
The new watson graphics are so cool looking..

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