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Old    Kyle Kontor (TWCA21Wake)      Join Date: Aug 2011       04-25-2012, 3:49 PM Reply   
I am thinking about getting the 2011 Liquid Force Harley. Im 5'11 160 and probably gunna go with the 139. I ride boat 100% of the time and looking for some super pop. I am just wandering if anyone has any reviews on this board, or what things you like or didn't like about it. Also if anyone know any good deals where to get one that would be a awesome help.
Old    Miguel (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-25-2012, 4:44 PM Reply   
too small for you. get a bigger size
Old    Michael ImObersteg (Michael)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-25-2012, 4:45 PM Reply   
The problem is they dont offer a 143 in the Harley 2012
Old    Logan Downer (logan)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-25-2012, 4:45 PM Reply   
check reviews on wakeworld there should be some.

(biting my tongue on the kent sports stuff right now....)
Old    Joe M (FreeRider209)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-25-2012, 5:30 PM Reply   
I took the Harley 143 out a couple months ago. It was one f the funnest boards I have ever ridden. A lot of pop and super consistent. It definitely doesn't have a mind of its own so it gives you the freedom to charge hard into the wake. Really soft landings too.
Old    Michael ImObersteg (Michael)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-25-2012, 5:48 PM Reply   
I owned a 143 harley for a month or so... Great board, actually my favorite I have ever ridden. It reminded me of a faster Watson classic.
Old    Travis (gotwake133)      Join Date: May 2010       04-25-2012, 6:09 PM Reply   
I am 5'11 and 165, I rode the 139 and really, really liked it. Super fast board, and the landings were amazingly soft!! Tons of pop off the wake, and overall an awesome board!!

And LF does offer it in a 143, But it would probably be a tad big, I felt perfectly fine on the 139.
Old    Kyle Kontor (TWCA21Wake)      Join Date: Aug 2011       04-25-2012, 7:43 PM Reply   
Cool. Thats exactly what i wanted to hear. Im gunna pull the trigger on one....now i just gotta sell my old one....2009 Hyperlite marek with Ronix Reliks
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       04-25-2012, 9:01 PM Reply   
No, 139 is definitely not too small. That's the size for you. The midrange. The 143 is the biggest size they make. I'd recommend it for people who weigh 175lbs+
Old     (RideGull)      Join Date: Apr 2012       04-25-2012, 9:07 PM Reply   
im also 5'11'' and 155. i ride a 2011 harley 135. i had a ronix ibex 139 last year and i like the smaller board that im on this year more. you should go 135/139. 143 is too big. so between those two sizes is just personal preference
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            04-25-2012, 9:32 PM Reply   
139. Im the same size and have a 138 and 139 n watson boards. Harley used to ride the watson classic so I was told he got alot of his ideas from that board.
Old    Bevan (stxr_racer)      Join Date: Jun 2006       04-26-2012, 3:33 AM Reply   
I've riden Ronix, hyperlite, cwb and control wakeboards and I found the Harley was by far the best! Riding wise it edged extremely well and realeased off the wake perfect! 139 will be a good size. It's super poppy and over all a great board!
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-26-2012, 5:32 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael View Post
The problem is they dont offer a 143 in the Harley 2012
Sure they do, that's what I'm riding right now.





TWCA21Wake, the board is pretty rad. Forgiving and lots of pop (of course a lot has to do with your edge and how you ride up the wake). I don't think you'll be dissapointed.
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Old    John (stoked_32)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-26-2012, 9:05 AM Reply   
Harley is a great board. Compared to your marek, it's going to feel really loose due to the fins being out so wide. Not to say it doesn't track well, but it is definately on the looser end of the spectrum. It's going to feel heavier than your current setup as well. Although it's not the softest landing board out there, it'll feel like a pillow in comparision. Finally the last major difference that you'll notice is that it'll have a more consistent pop. I think it's because all liquidforce boards seems to have a more continuous rail. Look at both board from the side and you'll see what I'm talking about. I'd say both are hard hitting boards that kick later, but it's not as abrupt on the harley.

I never progressed very quickly on the marek due to the fact that edge catches hurt way more and the kick off the wake was too abrupt. However I did go massive on all my tricks on that board. The harley for me was a much more consistent board, and I've learned the majority of my inverts on it. I think it's a good fit for you coming from a marek and you're really going to enjoy it.
Old    Kyle Kontor (TWCA21Wake)      Join Date: Aug 2011       04-26-2012, 2:53 PM Reply   
Thats perfect...i actully prefer the more loose feeling and not being so locked down into the water
Old    Michael ImObersteg (Michael)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-26-2012, 3:41 PM Reply   
They only offer the 143 in the grind base

http://www.liquidforce.com/wakeboards-harley.html
Old    Travis (gotwake133)      Join Date: May 2010       04-26-2012, 8:40 PM Reply   
It may not be on their website, but Im fairly confident they make a 143 in the non grind base.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            04-26-2012, 8:48 PM Reply   
That board pictured above thts 143 is the Grind version
Old    Michael ImObersteg (Michael)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-27-2012, 9:11 AM Reply   
They dont make it anymore.. After I broke my Harley I got a watson 143, it was a good trade.
Old    Ryan (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-01-2012, 8:44 AM Reply   
They do/did make a 2012 Harley 143 without the grind base. I owned it. If its not on the website maybe they are OOS it I'm sure you can find one at your local shop but for the OP I'd also recommend the 139.
Old    Adam Van Dyke (lfadam)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-01-2012, 9:01 AM Reply   
definitely still make the Harley 143 in non-grind base. I ride one
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Old    Michael ImObersteg (Michael)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-01-2012, 9:31 AM Reply   
Thats trippy, I wonder if they just didnt put it on line by accident?
Old    Michael ImObersteg (Michael)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-01-2012, 9:35 AM Reply   
I really want that board again. I had it, broke it and couldn't find another. Now my Watson is breaking, so I know what im going to get.
Old    Liva (rex789)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-01-2012, 10:44 PM Reply   
How's the Lyman compare to the Harley? I've been riding the Harley for a couple years and absolutely love it, it sounds like a similar ride...
Old    Adam Van Dyke (lfadam)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-01-2012, 11:01 PM Reply   
The Lyman and Harley are somewhat similar (I used to ride the Lyman before switching to the Harley).

The Lyman was a rocket ship and had my favorite feel of any board I have ridden. Loose while flat, but held an edge great when you laid on it (with good technique) and released easily. Just felt awesome carving on that thing, like a Porsche 911 of the water. Pop was good, but not as good as the Harley. Landings are comparable-both good.
The Harley on the other hand, feels a little tighter while not on edge, but similar on edge. They changed the fin design ever so slightly from 2011 to 2012 and it made it feel more like the Lyman in edging. A great improvement in my opinion (They went with a slightly larger fin, but slid it all the way to the tip/tail instead of in a half inch or so). The Harley has huge pop and feels great wake to wake. You can see why Harley rides the way he does (massive wake to wake pop), his board fits him.

Both are great boards. The Lyman was more of a edging/carving-feel dream machine, while the Harley is more of a powerhouse. The Harley still feels good on edge, but it's forte is wake to wake pop. It is hard to beat for that style of riding.

In short, If you are moving from a Lyman to a Harley, you will notice a slightly more locked in feeling while neutral...similar feel on edge, slightly wider feel overall, and more pop.
Old    John (stoked_32)      Join Date: Aug 2007       05-02-2012, 10:39 AM Reply   
I agree with Adam. I rode the Lyman for a little while. The main difference is that on the Harley, you can really feel that straight up wake to wake kick. The Lyman is faster, but you wont notice the hit at the wake as much.
Old    Logan Downer (logan)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-02-2012, 1:00 PM Reply   
It's funny how so many people say don't ride bigger boards or that board is too big, the bigger boards have a bigger rocker line in them, I've always ridden big boards. I'm on a 144 right now and I'm not a big dude at all. I rode two different 142s before this, bigger boards are way more fun!
Old    Liva (rex789)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-02-2012, 1:16 PM Reply   
Word, thanks for the info. Nice attention to detail Adam. Lemme ask you, I'm 5' 7'' at 140, and I grew up on a 128 and moved to the Lyman 134 a few years ago. I love the feel of this size because I can just toss it around, and it doesn't feel too small at all.

What are the changes / differences between this years and last years Harley??

If I go with the new Harley, I'd like to go with the 135 again, but the 139 really isn't too much bigger. What do you guys think? TIA
Old    Logan Downer (logan)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-02-2012, 1:42 PM Reply   
wider mid section and a tad more rocker on the 139, for me that translates into more pop and softer landings. Go with the 139.
Old    Liva (rex789)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-02-2012, 2:07 PM Reply   
What's changed from last years model and this years model?
Old    Logan Downer (logan)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-02-2012, 5:28 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by rex789 View Post
What's changed from last years model and this years model?
nothing, just graphics. Gotta love the innovation over at LF.

Last edited by logan; 05-02-2012 at 5:35 PM. Reason: correction
Old    Liva (rex789)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-04-2012, 11:30 AM Reply   
lol cool, I just bought a leftover 2011 for $280. DOPE!
Old    newc048            05-04-2012, 11:42 AM Reply   
^^board and boot combo? Care to pm me where you got that price?
Old    Justin (newmy79)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-04-2012, 11:48 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by newc048 View Post
^^board and boot combo? Care to pm me where you got that price?
Ah me as well??
Old    Liva (rex789)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-04-2012, 1:04 PM Reply   
I got it off RDC Shop for $280, but it was the last one. The lowest I can find right now is $320.

I found one on eBay last night at a shop in Point Pleasant NJ for $260, but literally right as I signed on to get it, someone else beat me to it! It happened in the matter of a minute, I couldn't believe it!

I also got a pair of left over 2011 Ronix Cell's for $200 on eBay from a shop in Texas!

There's a couple 2012's on eBay right now from a shop in Georgia going for- buy it now- $360
Old    Tim (dezul)      Join Date: Jul 2012       08-18-2012, 9:16 AM Reply   
It looks like multiple vendors have been discounting the 2012 versions this week on ebay. I picked one up for $340 with ultra fast shipping. I ordered on Wednesday and received on Friday from Jersey to Tenn. I seen that a couple of vendors are selling them for $300 now on ebay. Snag it up while you can.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            08-18-2012, 9:57 AM Reply   
I think his 2012 looks better than the '13 imo
Old    Brandon Zubke (bzubke1)      Join Date: Feb 2010       08-18-2012, 10:08 AM Reply   
Has anyone had problems with their 2012 harley boards breaking? My brother has had a 2011 for well over a year with no problems. I've broken 2 2012 harley's in the last 2 months.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            08-18-2012, 10:52 AM Reply   
I thought the '12 & '11 is exact same board different graphics??
Old    Brandon Zubke (bzubke1)      Join Date: Feb 2010       08-19-2012, 10:47 PM Reply   
It is the exact same board, just thought it was weird that i've broken 2 boards in less than 3 months and was curious if it was a common problem.
Old     (Anaru)      Join Date: Jan 2012       08-19-2012, 11:49 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by bzubke1 View Post
Has anyone had problems with their 2012 harley boards breaking? My brother has had a 2011 for well over a year with no problems. I've broken 2 2012 harley's in the last 2 months.
My mate has broken 2 tex's and a Harley. He is riding a watson hybrid now.

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