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2002 Hyperlite Byerly 142
Some new innovation, and an even more explosive pop. Scott’s new seriescontinues to push the limits of rail riding shapes. Designed for riderslooking for the right amount of finesse on the water and bucking abilityoff the water. If only this board came stock with the Byerly style.
I have always tried to create my own sriders out there pull tricks that I invented, and a lot of boards havefeatures that Scott Bouchard and I thought up. From cupped rails,molded-in fins, 3-stage rocker, vented channels to step down rails, I havealways tried to push board designs. I have already come up with a coupleof different shapes with Hyperlite that had their own traits.
For this year we combined it all into one, and of course Bouchard and Iadded some new innovation. This new series has the feel of my rail rideshapes, but with a detachable center fin you can still get all the gripyou need. We went to a deeper and thinner profiled outer molded-in finand I think it just makes the board track purer. Hyperlite also reducedthe amount of sidecut by widening the tip/tail profile .25". The biggestdifference was we added a molded-in center beam. My boards have always hada solid snap off the wake, now they just land a lot softer because thebeam helps push the water away on landings.
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Reviewer: Gregg Jumpman
This is a excellent big guy board! The board likes to be on edge with great acceleration. It has explosive pop off the wake and landings in the flats are stable and smooth. It seems to have good balance for spinning. If your’re looking for a board that you can go big on this could be the one.
Reviewer: Todd Armstrong
This board is sick. I was on a 2000 Byerly 139 finless and this board is much better. If you ride a byerly, byerly finless, or a premier, this is the next step. The board feels like a combo of all three. The board has huge cupped rails for the tracking, a center keel to split the water for softer landings, and much more. The best feature is that it can be riden with or with out fins depending on water. This board is the best board I have ever rode, and I have rod it all. A true 10 out of 10
Reviewer: Jesse Scheel
This board straight BUCKS!!! It is super light and pops hard, really hard, landings are tough, feels like its landing on rocks, jars my body sometimes but the pop is definately there and if you like to spin this is pry the best board ever for it. Not the fastest and you do have to have a good amount of experience to control it but it is a VERY fun ride!!!!
Reviewer: Peter Spinniken
the godfather says this board is good.
Reviewer: I heart parks
I love this board. Lots of pop, and very forgiving on landings. Plus, parks rides this board in the free4all video, you know it’s good!
Reviewer: Brian Benjamin
Its good wake 2 wake and has lots of pop. Landings and spins are hard but it is THE PERFECT SLIDER BOARD. best slider board ever!
Reviewer: steven schnaare
IM IN LOVE! I ride without fins and its perfect! Soft on landing, tracks awesome, spins sweet, pop well you know, and its just a killer board overall! Im never going to switch boards!
Reviewer: ty breezie
I dont mean to be rude, but this board really bites. I gave the sliders a three only because it gave me a chance to cause damage to the wierd graphic on the bottum. Anyone who would buy this board is tragicly scewed.
Reviewer: Donavan Hurst
This board rocks! I bought off right out of the Hyperlite factory never having tried it out. I was amazed. This board board holds like no other. The board is a little big for my taste, so I opted for a 2003 136 DNA.
Reviewer: Chuck Daymude
Overall a decent board for a big guy. Be ready to go more up vs out on your airs. It’s a slower board overall especially for a big rider so you have to ride faster boat speeds to compensate which takes some getting used to. It’s great finless and fun to do surface tricks on and will lock in on an edge pretty well too. Just be ready to go up vs out. It cost me a blown ACL and full knee reconstruction due to my going higher up than farther out. It sticks/stalls if you land on the flat spot and can cost you. It did me..
Reviewer: Rick Kamperman
I’m 6’4’’ 240. I love this board. I’ts got incredible pop. Tracks like a posessed Diablo. Fast as you want it to be. Took it to OWC and it got tore up. if you weigh 240 and you slide on anything with out wheels it’s coming apart. Very happy with it.
Reviewer: Nick Harvey
POP! POP! POP! This board is huge. Its slower in the water than other boards but the pop makes up. It is tight in the water and doesn’t break loose easy enough. Its a great board with great tracking. Anyone who likes to go big without much effort this is your board.
Reviewer: kyle radovich
Reviewer: Nick Romanelli
The new byerly is much better than the 2000 model i just replaced....One thing i noticed was how the board was lighter even though i got a bigger size, it had even more pop and it landed much softer than the old one. This board is awesome i recomend it to all
Reviewer: Jeff Schwartz
I wasn’t terribly impressed with this board, except for the POP. It pops amazingly well. Aside from that, it’s too loose for my tastes, and isn’t a whole lot faster on edge than my current board (Premier 140). I didn’t find the landings particluarly soft either.
Reviewer: Stu Hert
This board is one you have to try. Planning on buying a new board tyhis season, I went to OWC to take some of the current models for a test drive. I had the Project in mind, because I like to have some extra grip on big cuts, but it took nary a second on the Byerly to fall in love with it. The ride it produces is unreal, even without the optional center fin it holds an edge far better than most boards I have ridden in my day. Additionally, if you are usaed to continuos rocker, then you owe it to yourself to try a board wityh three stage rocker, it could give you that extra edge you are looking for. Rides beautifully. Sharp looking graphics too.
Reviewer: david k
this board is sick. you might want to try it finless though, it almost tracks too good with those tiny 1.2" fins. go buy this board now.
Reviewer: Chris Powell
I love the board finless. If you want pop this is the board. My friend tried the board out first and he went from not coming close on a front flip on his old board to landing on his face from over rotating on this board. Nice and loose with a lot of pop and edge hold in cuts.
Reviewer: Mark Limbeck
I have both the 137 & 142 from 2001 so I expected the same sort of ride. Not at all. I tend to ride on the rail, and this board just would’nt do it for me. It felt exactly lie a continous rocker board with big fins. When cutting hard on the rails, it wanted to slip out and was very slow to hook up. This board is also VERY sticky! My 2001 142 with 2" fins is looser than this one even with its fins off. Landings were fairly soft and spins were about the same as last years model. If you liked the 2001 version of this board you probably won’t like this years.
Reviewer: Stuart Bunton
What a big difference to the last Byerly model which was twitchy and landed like a brick . I still rode it as it was the best popping board I’d ever ridden . The new one has sacraficed a little of the pop for a huge improvement in stability . The board still feels slightly sluggish into the wake compared to other boards , but I think that is because of the huge amount of rocker . You don’t need that much speed anyway to make the thing fly . I feel that it’s a little too sticky with the fins in , I now ride it "finless" and I have never slipped out even on the hardest cuts to the wake . Overall , I think it’s going to be hard to find a big guys board that improves on this .
Reviewer: Andrew Rush
the best board i have ever rider great pop explosive cut into the wake i dont think you will be able to find another bard as good as this one u will be hiting sliders like its your job and that you are damn good at it so buy this board asap