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2004 Hyperlite TFD 142
A lively ride with a fast rocker line and deep angled fins puts time on your side. The quick edge transfers and a stable overall feel work well for different abilities, water conditions and riding styles. The TFD series is becoming one of our most universal shapes.
Chad Sharpe has always pushed his boards to the limit and wanted a board that will return just as hard, whether it is on rails or off the double up. Last year he redesigned this edgy style with a new carver using angled fins - Born was the techest deck of them all.
The TFD series has as much response as the rider can initiate. Similar to the Parks series, we added 6-degree angled fins for the mellow initiation of a turn that finishes hard all the way up the wake. The TFD also started a new style of rocker line. Without sacrificing speed, we put a subtle kink in the tip/tail. This curve is faster than any Hyperlite 3-stage board up the wake and has more snap than other styles of continuous arced boards.2.8" Abrupt Continuous Rocker - The speed you would expect along with a slightly higher explosivenessStep Down Rail - A moderate rail makes the board sit slightly lower on the waterWide Tip/Tail Profile - Rolls over smooth, stands up higher over the wake for a greater kickDeep Center Beam - Helps push out water on landings for super soft landings, even for riders that land more centeredFour 1.1" A-Wing Machined Aluminum Fins - Designed for a quick reaction time and a strong overall edge hold6-Degree Angled Fins - Creates a smooth turn with a stronger bite once on rail
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Reviewer: Andrew Wormsbecker
I rode chad’s old model the Project 142 for 2 years, but i really did not enjoy the ride of the TFD at all. It felt sketchy and poppped weird, and slipped out on landings leading to a lot of buttchecking. I really don’t like the angled fins, prefer them straight and small for a loose feel but not so sketchy and then suddenly grippy.
Reviewer: Bill Rehm
Love it. This board can be ridden easy or hard. A beginner could enjoy riding it and a pro could make it sing. Landings are nice and smooth, even flat.
Reviewer: Philip Kuebler
Rode a Parks all last year, yet felt it was always missing a little something. This board solves it! The transitions, speed, tracking and landings are exacly were I want them. I would highly recommend this board.
Reviewer: D B
I have ridden most of hyperlite’s new ’04s and this is the best board I have ever ridden. Very fast, smooth, huge pop off the wake, and crazy soft landings. To be honest, you can’t go wrong with any of Hyperlite’s new boards, but this one, in my opinion, is a cut above the rest.
Reviewer: Brian Wood
I rode this board for the first time a few days ago, and I love it. It has all the best things that my old Project 142 had, like speed and tracking. This board gives a much bigger pop than the project, but the pop is still just as smooth. It is also little bit looser on the water than the project, but only when you want it to be. The landings are super soft, completing the full package. This board is a great improvement on an old design.
Reviewer: Aaron Woodfield
I rode this board this weekend and I am buying one this week. Very fast and aggressive when on edge but still very loose when you wnt it to be. Good consistent pop. The one I rode had .7 fins and was truly unreal. I have Byerly and have ridden a Premeir,Parks, & Temet and this is without a doubt the best board for me.