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2004 Hyperlite Premier 130
When Danny Harf was asked what he wanted to do with his new shape, the answer was more aggressive and explosive. A series designed for the next generation of wakeboarding is the connection between different riding styles and rocker lines for the water's ups and downs.
Back in 2001, we shaped a board that combined the explosiveness and rail-ride style of Byerly's line with the freeride fell of Murray's - Born was the Premier. After winning X Games back-to-back year and understanding characteristic of his deck, for 2004 he decided to make some changes.
Danny made his new ride 1.25" wider in the tip/tail for the extra snap off the kicker without sacrificing edge-to-edge response. The Premier now has deeper molded-in fins that are 3" longer. As we went to a wider profile, the new, bigger fins maintain the Premier-style edge into the wake with moderately fast speed. We removed the full-length tunnel in the bottom of this new board for quicker release and more control on rails.