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Old     (phil06140)      Join Date: Jul 2004       04-11-2020, 12:49 PM Reply   
Does anyone know if the old LF Watson Hybrid (2012-2015) is still continued as a new board under a different name?

I've seen the Dose Watson, but I am not a fan of the new binding rails on the pro model LF boards.

Thanks!
Old     (chasemac)      Join Date: Apr 2008       04-12-2020, 5:37 AM Reply   
Whaddup Phil? I'm quite certain that as of 2020, there are NO Watson pro models in the line up. Except for the old "Classic".
The Dose, however, is great. If you're lucky enough to find a 2016 model, it has Hole inserts instead of the track system. Cheers
Old     (scottb7)      Join Date: Oct 2012       04-12-2020, 6:39 AM Reply   
18 boards. last year i was shopping for a new board. so i look on liquid force website. and like now there is 18 ish boards. one can NOT possible read about each board and keep them straight. you can't even just pick a drop down to filter to look at just boat specific or cable.

i kind of feel this thread cause i also used to ride watson old stuff and would like to simply know what is new similar these days. i emailed i complained.

there website is still crap.

i guess you got to call them and hope that the person that answers would have a better tool to sort thru them, but i doubt they will.

stupid company.

i going to bash them every chance i get just because of their damn website.
Old     (paulharenberg)      Join Date: Jul 2007       04-13-2020, 10:49 PM Reply   
Is the FLX similar to the Watson? I thought the Watson hybrid and the FLX came out around the same time and always were a little similar.

You could reach out to LF and see what they say, maybe even social media with the presence there (maybe even Watson himself).
Old     (e_rock32)      Join Date: Oct 2009       04-29-2020, 12:42 AM Reply   
I don't think the FLX rides much like the Watson Hybrid. I came from riding Slingshot Response and Reflex, and the Watson Hybrid was similar with a little more grip and consistency. The FLX was slower, which I didn't like. I wanted to get a Shane Dose, but couldn't find one. The Slingshot Whip seems kind of similar, so I bought that and I have really liked it for boat and cable.
Old     (lfadam)      Join Date: Nov 2008       04-29-2020, 12:48 AM Reply   
Just to chime in ó*I have a Watson Hybrid and recently got the Watson Dose. I like the Hybrid better and was surprised at how different they felt. Definitely in the same species of board, but the Dose has bigger/sharper fins so it's much tighter and for some reason it feels like it rides smaller. I have the 144 and it feels like a 138 to me. Maybe that part is all in my head, but the tightness is definitely real.
Old     (phil06140)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-11-2020, 11:09 AM Reply   
Sorry I posted this question and then ghosted everyone! Ha.

Per Paulís advice I went straight to the source and asked LF if they still had the shape, but under a different name. They said the most similar board would be the RHYME. Like I mentioned in my OP, Iím not really a fan of the 4D /rail system. So unfortunately, most LF boards are off my radar.

Has anyone ridden the Ronix Supreme ATR yet?
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-14-2020, 1:14 AM Reply   
That sucks. Was just browsing for a new LF whip, but guess that won't be happening
Old     (e_rock32)      Join Date: Oct 2009       05-15-2020, 6:13 AM Reply   
Slingshot stopped making the Whip last year. Windsor's board is next most similar in the Slingshot line and I know he used to ride the Watson Hybrid when he rode for Liquid Force. I can't say I have rode one, but my friend told me the Hyperlite Union was designed after the Watson Hybrid. The newer Ronix One also looks pretty similar.
Old     (e_rock32)      Join Date: Oct 2009       05-15-2020, 6:18 AM Reply   
Nevermind on the Hyperlite Union, just looked and they got rid of the fins in 2016. A lot of the best crossover boards seemed to have disappeared.

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