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Old    Steve Amestoy (stevev210)      Join Date: Feb 2005       02-05-2016, 7:21 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by lawmaster891 View Post
Well I rode a space blanket demo board yesterday. It was the 137 length but is supposed to have the surface area of a 143. It definitely has a lot more glide speed than the parks board. I ride on the river so I am used to glass water and it was pretty choppy yesterday plus it was my first time back on the water since October so i was pretty rusty. I felt real comfortable on the board though coming from a parks camber board. I noticed this board sends me into the flats a lot easier but that could just be cause im coming in faster with the extra glide speed than I am used to. I may go ahead and pick one of these up it was a fun board. Also, I was on the air core version and its super light.
I currently ride a 2015 144 parks aircore, how would compare the pop of the space blanket to the parks? How much faster does the space blanket feel?
Old    Alex N. (opers13)      Join Date: Feb 2016       02-16-2016, 9:10 AM Reply   
I'm glad I found this post...I'm shopping for a new board & boots and after doing some more research on Parks air core 2, I'm super excited and interested on this board. The soft landings and being easy on the knees is exactly what this 42yr old needs!! I'm going into my third year of wakeboarding, I've been riding an Obrien ACE 142 board..it's an OK board, the bindings got destroyed last year after a fall.

Anyway if you guys have any other info or suggestions it's greatly appreciated. Alex
Old    Brian Jones (Onebadssv)      Join Date: Feb 2016       02-16-2016, 4:26 PM Reply   
If your wanting something with soft landings that cater to the knees but may limit your trick Arsenal look at the slingshot nomad in a 150,155 or even. 160
Old    Alex N. (opers13)      Join Date: Feb 2016       02-16-2016, 5:51 PM Reply   
Hey Brian I saw your thread on the nomad. I will definitely look into it.
Old    Mark (biggator)      Join Date: Jul 2010       02-17-2016, 11:00 AM Reply   
46 with ****ty knees - I've not ridden anything that landed as soft as my bandwagon camber (whatever they call the light/fly core)
Old    Alex N. (opers13)      Join Date: Feb 2016       02-17-2016, 11:05 AM Reply   
I came across the other thread on the SS Nomad and all the posts were positive..so I think riding a 155/160 board is def a possibility.
Old    Brian Jones (Onebadssv)      Join Date: Feb 2016       02-17-2016, 2:00 PM Reply   
One of the owners of the shop where I bought my nomad and Kruz is actually the reason I bought the two boards. He personally rides a nomad a Kruz and a Ronix one and everything he said on the nomad made it a no brainier. He said he gets the biggest air off the nomad due to the length of the board and incline of the wake ramp. He also said he had ridden just about every board made including the camber boards and that it is more forgiving on big air and especially on choppy water.

Just other FYI info. I went back and fourth for weeks between the Kruz and the parks camber board and finally made my decision on the Kruz because so many people complained about the drag speed. I also heard to many people saying it's cool but it's so different that if you get used to riding front foot heavy like it requires that it throws off your balance riding non camber boards.
Old    Tyler Lawmaster (lawmaster891)      Join Date: Oct 2015       02-17-2016, 11:07 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by stevev210 View Post
I currently ride a 2015 144 parks aircore, how would compare the pop of the space blanket to the parks? How much faster does the space blanket feel?
The pop I believe is similar to the parks. I get about the same air I did on the parks board last year but find it much easier to land out in the flats. I believe this is due to the increased glide speed. I feel like it has a ton more glide speed than the parks. My buddy rides last years timebomb and he said the space blanket feels slow. Lol I told him to ride my parks board and he will know what slow really feels like. If you check out my instagram (lawmaster891) I have a couple vids of me on the space blanket as well as vids last year on the parks to compare. I am no pro though. I started trying tantrums my last couple rides of last season and just couldnt get them. My ride last weeekend I did a big tantrum and landed out in the flats my second try. I hope to get some vids of that this weekend. I love the space blanket so far!
Old    Tyler Lawmaster (lawmaster891)      Join Date: Oct 2015       02-17-2016, 11:13 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by Onebadssv View Post
One of the owners of the shop where I bought my nomad and Kruz is actually the reason I bought the two boards. He personally rides a nomad a Kruz and a Ronix one and everything he said on the nomad made it a no brainier. He said he gets the biggest air off the nomad due to the length of the board and incline of the wake ramp. He also said he had ridden just about every board made including the camber boards and that it is more forgiving on big air and especially on choppy water.

Just other FYI info. I went back and fourth for weeks between the Kruz and the parks camber board and finally made my decision on the Kruz because so many people complained about the drag speed. I also heard to many people saying it's cool but it's so different that if you get used to riding front foot heavy like it requires that it throws off your balance riding non camber boards.
I agree, I hopped on my buddies timebomb last weekend and it threw me off. I was still able to ride and hit the wake fine. I did catch an edge on a landing unexpectedly being used to the camber. I dont think my balance was terribly thrown off though. I like the cambered boards though. On the cambered boards I don't seem to get hurt near as bad as i had on regular boards, I sprang my mcl last summer and caught an edge to where I was coughing up blood. Not sure if it is because of progression or the board itself though.
Old    Alex N. (opers13)      Join Date: Feb 2016       02-27-2016, 9:02 AM Reply   
purchased a 2015 Nomad 155. saved some money by getting a 2015 model, can't wait to try it. It's a beast of a board for sure
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Old    Brian Jones (Onebadssv)      Join Date: Feb 2016       02-27-2016, 9:53 AM Reply   
Congrats on the purchase in sure you will love it. Post up a review after your first ride. Do you get any bindings to go with it?
Old    Alex N. (opers13)      Join Date: Feb 2016       03-02-2016, 9:01 AM Reply   
15 parks boots..I also just purchased a CWB Reverb in 146. Should be a fun summer and I can't wait to try the new gear.
Old    Casey Jones (CaseyJones)      Join Date: Apr 2016       05-18-2016, 8:52 AM Reply   
I have a 2016 Ronix air core Space Blanket for sell! - I ride the Bill and love it, for some reason thought I should try something new and got the Space Blanket. When I rode it like it was meant to be ridden it was boosty and had nice soft landings, but every time I started to get comfy I would go for something and just eat it! Actually knocked my self out on a 360! So I got the new 2016 Bill and love it! So any one looking for a great deal on a air core space blanket hit me up!
Old     (cdoggy81)      Join Date: May 2016       06-01-2016, 10:40 PM Reply   
I just got in a brand new 2016 Ronix Code 22 (139) as a replacement so as soon as I can sell it I am getting a space blanket or the parks.... :]
Old    Bill Montanye (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-15-2016, 6:08 AM Reply   
I rode parks board yes his actual board at a demo he hosted here last week,

coming off knee surgery I hadn't ridden a wakeboard since November and given my age, rust , first time behind that x23, and stance a bit wide for me,I wouldn't trust my input..

I ride a harley behind boat and a Bill at the park

the parks board was real tight with big fins on it but wasn't slow or fast somewhere in between..i only took one set but it doesn't seem like a hard adjustment from a regular board given some time.. I would like to try once I'm back riding normally, going full speed and with smaller fins..

I might need to relearns some tricks going w2w instead of flats so camber might help that..we shall see..

keep the input coming
Old    Steve Malibu (MystiikVLX)      Join Date: Jul 2014       06-16-2016, 5:58 PM Reply   
I've been riding the William but had the chance to ride the Space Blanket last weekend. It was a fun board. Soft landings is what stood out to me.
Old     (cdoggy81)      Join Date: May 2016       06-17-2016, 7:12 AM Reply   
I am going to demo the space blanket & the parks camber in a few weeks.
Talked to the rep & ever since the first edition 2014 camber boards (parks & bandwagon) they have slowly dialed back the amount of camber every year.
2014 was the biggest camber area so = bigger pop but a slower board.
2015 was a little less on the parks (sheets of paper thick type changes), not sure about bandwagon.
2016 little less on parks & redesigned bandwagon to come up with the space blanket. Much faster board with still a good pop but not as much hit. Overall a better design which is why they went with it all together.
Old    Steve Malibu (MystiikVLX)      Join Date: Jul 2014       06-19-2016, 7:32 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by Onebadssv View Post
One of the owners of the shop where I bought my nomad and Kruz is actually the reason I bought the two boards. He personally rides a nomad a Kruz and a Ronix one and everything he said on the nomad made it a no brainier. He said he gets the biggest air off the nomad due to the length of the board and incline of the wake ramp. He also said he had ridden just about every board made including the camber boards and that it is more forgiving on big air and especially on choppy water.

Just other FYI info. I went back and fourth for weeks between the Kruz and the parks camber board and finally made my decision on the Kruz because so many people complained about the drag speed. I also heard to many people saying it's cool but it's so different that if you get used to riding front foot heavy like it requires that it throws off your balance riding non camber boards.
So do you all think you really need to ride with more weighting on the front foot to benefit from camber boards? I noticed when I rode the camber I was pretty back foot heavy so just wondering if I should stick with a more traditional board rather than trying to change riding weighting/style
Old    Tim Williams (Willis)      Join Date: Sep 2012       07-25-2016, 11:02 AM Reply   
Thanks for all the good info on this thread so far. I'm certainly an infrequent poster but a relatively frequent reader (at least during our short boating season here in Upstate NY). I'm overdue for a new board and the camber boards really intrigue me based on the soft landings (I've torn my ACL twice in the last 4 years - not wakeboarding) and the way they put more weight on your front foot. I seem to have a tendency to already put too much weight on my front foot and hit the wake too perpendicularly. I suppose that's from years of skiing or snowboarding.

Anyway, Tyler's comments comparing the Space Blanket to the Parks are very helpful. One thing that stood out to me are his comments about the space blanket having more glide speed but I'm wondering if some of that can be attributed to the Parks he rode not being an air core like the space blanket. Anyone have any experience comparing the two boards with the air core? I don't have any local shops to demo them. I can't justify spending $600 on the space blanket but the '15 Parks air core is reasonable. Not sure if I should go with that or wait until the Space Blanket comes down in the offseason.
Old    Matt Steele (SteeleAxis)      Join Date: Oct 2012       07-25-2016, 11:42 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by Willis View Post
Thanks for all the good info on this thread so far. I'm certainly an infrequent poster but a relatively frequent reader (at least during our short boating season here in Upstate NY). I'm overdue for a new board and the camber boards really intrigue me based on the soft landings (I've torn my ACL twice in the last 4 years - not wakeboarding) and the way they put more weight on your front foot. I seem to have a tendency to already put too much weight on my front foot and hit the wake too perpendicularly. I suppose that's from years of skiing or snowboarding.

Anyway, Tyler's comments comparing the Space Blanket to the Parks are very helpful. One thing that stood out to me are his comments about the space blanket having more glide speed but I'm wondering if some of that can be attributed to the Parks he rode not being an air core like the space blanket. Anyone have any experience comparing the two boards with the air core? I don't have any local shops to demo them. I can't justify spending $600 on the space blanket but the '15 Parks air core is reasonable. Not sure if I should go with that or wait until the Space Blanket comes down in the offseason.
I have a LOT of hours on both Parks and Space Blanket and both are air cores. The main reason the SB has more glide speed is the vertical side walls in my opinion. Really made the board faster. That said, the Parks is a really awesome board and I loved riding it!
Old    Tim Williams (Willis)      Join Date: Sep 2012       07-25-2016, 1:25 PM Reply   
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I have a LOT of hours on both Parks and Space Blanket and both are air cores. The main reason the SB has more glide speed is the vertical side walls in my opinion. Really made the board faster. That said, the Parks is a really awesome board and I loved riding it!
Thanks a lot! Exactly what hat I was looking for. Do you think the pop off the wake is similar between the two? It sounded like the Parks was a bit more of a hard charging board than the Bandwagon. Is that no longer the case compared to the Space Blanket?

Glad to hear you like the Parks a lot as well as I'm itching to get something before the season is over up here. I can certainly wait though if the Space Blanket is the obvious choice over the '15 Parks. Would love to hear any other thoughts comparing the two. Thanks again!
Old    Tim Williams (Willis)      Join Date: Sep 2012       07-25-2016, 1:46 PM Reply   
One other question for those that may have ridden the Parks camber. Looking for recommendations on board length for someone who's 5'7" and 180 lbs (makes me a little sick - having a kid had added a good 15 lbs). I'm sure I could manage just fine with either the 139 (rated for 160+) or the 144 (rated for 170+). My current boards are both pretty long in the tooth - one's (I believe) a 135 that I'm probably too heavy for now but I like how I can control it w/o fins. The other is a 142 that I feel is less maneuverable but certainly lands a bit softer (good for my surgically repaired knee).

Would I be smarter going with the bigger board or would I be fine on the 139. Hard to decide based on my limited experience. I need some wakeboarding friends with gear to try out once in a while...
Old    Matt Steele (SteeleAxis)      Join Date: Oct 2012       07-25-2016, 2:42 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by Willis View Post
Thanks a lot! Exactly what hat I was looking for. Do you think the pop off the wake is similar between the two? It sounded like the Parks was a bit more of a hard charging board than the Bandwagon. Is that no longer the case compared to the Space Blanket?

Glad to hear you like the Parks a lot as well as I'm itching to get something before the season is over up here. I can certainly wait though if the Space Blanket is the obvious choice over the '15 Parks. Would love to hear any other thoughts comparing the two. Thanks again!
The answer to all is 'yes' haha! The Parks is more aggressive than the Bandwagon, but with the greater speed and for me larger surface area on the Space Blanket I am getting a lot more pop. If you want to IM I can help more,but short answer if I were you I'd get a last year model Parks 139 Air Core (wide board so will probably have similar surface area to that 142 you were on) and rock it for awhile and get feel for riding camber. Then later you can get new Space Blanket or keep rocking a Parks.
Old    Tim Williams (Willis)      Join Date: Sep 2012       07-25-2016, 2:58 PM Reply   
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The answer to all is 'yes' haha! The Parks is more aggressive than the Bandwagon, but with the greater speed and for me larger surface area on the Space Blanket I am getting a lot more pop. If you want to IM I can help more,but short answer if I were you I'd get a last year model Parks 139 Air Core (wide board so will probably have similar surface area to that 142 you were on) and rock it for awhile and get feel for riding camber. Then later you can get new Space Blanket or keep rocking a Parks.
Thanks again Matt. Very helpful. Might take you up on the PM if I have more questions. You've got me leaning towards the Space Blanket but but might just be worth picking up the Parks so I can get something this year without having to fork over $600.
Old     (cdoggy81)      Join Date: May 2016       Yesterday, 11:01 AM Reply   
Good post here recently as I am in the same boat.... 2015 bandwagon, 2015 parks or 2016 space blanket. I just haven't had the time to demo them yet hopefully I will pull the trigger on one of them in the next 2-3 weeks!
Old    Tim Williams (Willis)      Join Date: Sep 2012       Yesterday, 7:01 PM Reply   
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Good post here recently as I am in the same boat.... 2015 bandwagon, 2015 parks or 2016 space blanket. I just haven't had the time to demo them yet hopefully I will pull the trigger on one of them in the next 2-3 weeks!
Well it didn't take long for me. I don't have the luxury of any local shops to demo a board at, but today someone listed a 137 and a 141 Space Blanket air core (brand new) for $490 (+ $20 shipping). I made an offer (I probably shouldn't disclose the amount but it was over $400) and he accepted it. It's got to ship from CA or NY so I doubt I'll have it by this weekend like I'm hoping but I'm certainly excited to get it.

Thanks again to all that have contributed to this thread so far. I keep checking back hoping for more impressions of the camber boards so keep them coming. The guy on eBay listed another 137 after I bought the one so other sizes are still available. I'm a proponent of supporting the local shops, but my closest Ronix dealer is over 90 minutes away and when I called them there was 'nobody available who knew anything about wakeboards' and they took my number to call back but never did.
Old    Matt Steele (SteeleAxis)      Join Date: Oct 2012       Yesterday, 8:12 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by Willis View Post
Well it didn't take long for me. I don't have the luxury of any local shops to demo a board at, but today someone listed a 137 and a 141 Space Blanket air core (brand new) for $490 (+ $20 shipping). I made an offer (I probably shouldn't disclose the amount but it was over $400) and he accepted it. It's got to ship from CA or NY so I doubt I'll have it by this weekend like I'm hoping but I'm certainly excited to get it.

Thanks again to all that have contributed to this thread so far. I keep checking back hoping for more impressions of the camber boards so keep them coming. The guy on eBay listed another 137 after I bought the one so other sizes are still available. I'm a proponent of supporting the local shops, but my closest Ronix dealer is over 90 minutes away and when I called them there was 'nobody available who knew anything about wakeboards' and they took my number to call back but never did.
Stoked man, let me know how you like it! Out on Shasta lake right now riding and shooting with mine!

Old     (cdoggy81)      Join Date: May 2016       Yesterday, 11:26 PM Reply   
Nice! I think I saw that same board on evilBay but I was still to cheap to stop $490 LoL

Tell us how you like it when you ride that bad boy
Old    Tim Williams (Willis)      Join Date: Sep 2012       Today, 5:53 AM Reply   
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Stoked man, let me know how you like it! Out on Shasta lake right now riding and shooting with mine!

That's awesome. Thanks so much for the input and I'll let you know what I think of it. Definitely going to be a nice upgrade from what I'm used to. Hopefully the transition to camber goes quickly - I think it will for me. Before I knew anything about camber and rocker I upgraded from an old camber snowboard to a new (what I assumed would be awesome) Burton rocker board. Took me a couple of years of feeling like I'd gotten lousy at snowboarding (I ski more often) and some forum reading to realize that rocker was the reason my edge was washing out at high speeds. Switched to Batalleon board with camber and their "triple base technology" based on a lot of forum reviews and I love it. That design seems to share a lot in common with the Space Blanket.

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