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Old    Tre (tre)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-11-2017, 8:21 AM Reply   
I've been riding a 2009 CWB Transcend and it has been the best board I've owned by far. I've ridden the heck out of it and it is finally falling apart and time for a new one. I picked up a Hyperlite Kruz and so far I don't like the board. While it handles well and landings are soft, I don't get anywhere close to the amount of pop I got with the CWB Transcend. I've had to adjust my riding style on the Kruz to put more weight on my front foot as I hit the wake. This gets me about 80% of the pop I can get on the Transcend but really throws off my balance in the air. I'm thinking this is happening because the Kruz is a continuous rocker and the Transcend was a "subtle 3 stage" rocker. I'm thinking about the Ronix One to replace my brand new Kruz but have head the Ronix One lands very hard and I typically like lots of straight up pop but I still go out into the flats. Anything else I should look at? Do you think I'm not getting the pop I normally get because of the continuous rocker on the Kruz or is my technique somehow off? That said, I've been consistently getting massive pop on my Transcend for the last 7 seasons. I've been wakeboarding for nearly 20 years but I'm by no means an expert.

Last edited by tre; 10-11-2017 at 8:24 AM.
Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-11-2017, 8:46 AM Reply   
The transcend is slow--super slow. You aren't going to find a board that lets your feel like your are taking a raley cut, but still only go straight up. I would try slowing the boat speed, shortening your rope and bending your knees more.

When the Transcend was designed guys were still riding 25mph at 85ft. Riders today are riding 22 at 75--boards are built around that now.
Old    Jeffrey Blanchard (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       10-11-2017, 1:14 PM Reply   
I'm on the CWB Mode and it's the first continuous board that I've really liked. It's so wide that it kicks like a 3 stage, it's worth trying if you came from a subtle 3 stage. I always promote the try before you buy if it's an option. I tried the Dowdy and that board slapped me around like a beginner, when I hooked it up it was amazing but I struggled so much with getting a consistent pop, I was eating off axis falls for breakfast lunch and dinner.
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       10-11-2017, 5:14 PM Reply   
What you want is ahumanoid with 3” of continuous rocker... why not get both

I’ve actually experienced this. A slow 3 stage board lets you cheat weight over your back foot. You’ll learn to adjust a bit though

Last edited by simplej; 10-11-2017 at 5:17 PM.
Old    Alberto Vanossi (Alby)      Join Date: Oct 2017       Yesterday, 2:31 PM Reply   
Have a go with the H/L Shaun Murray 2017 (or the 2018, same shape). I had a go 3 weeks ago and...WOW... super soft on landings, huge pop and very forgivable!
See the specs, 3 stage subtle rocker as you've been used, very light!
I'm going to place the order for the 2018 model, still haven't decided if 139 or 144 (I'm 5'8" - 165).
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       Today, 7:16 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by skiboarder View Post
The transcend is slow--super slow. You aren't going to find a board that lets your feel like your are taking a raley cut, but still only go straight up. I would try slowing the boat speed, shortening your rope and bending your knees more.

When the Transcend was designed guys were still riding 25mph at 85ft. Riders today are riding 22 at 75--boards are built around that now.
That is a great point and one I never considered. I would imagine that going back to shorter ropes and slower speeds has impacted board design. That's interesting.

I also used to love the Transcend and I struggled for a while to find another board that made me feel at home.

Try the CWB Reverb. For me it pops like the transcend, while still being fast with little friction on the water. The tip and tail aren't super wide (just like the transcend) and it has the perfect amount of bite with the fins removed. Everyone I know that tries it, ends up riding one. IMO it's by far the best CWB board in the line.

Last edited by jarrod; Today at 7:17 AM. Reason: typo

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