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2005 CWB Transcend 142
The Transcend is the culmination of time and dedication from the group. The CWB team riders, the R & D engineers and myself (Andrew Adkison). What has transcended from our efforts is a board that performs phenomenally. The best part of the Transcend's ride is that it pops from the center of your gravity, which allows for an amazingly controllable release off the wake. There is always talk of good pop but the Transcend allows for a consistent, controllable center of gravity release.
Spinning: One noticeable feature of the Transcend's pop from your center of gravity is on spins. I've noticed even simple 3's feel more fluid because the Transcend releases from my center of gravity. There is less adjusting to the right axis before I initiate a spin. It provides a consistent, predictable pop.Speed: The speed of a board is very important. If a board is too fast or too slow you lose a level of comfort on the approach. With the Transcend, I've found a comfortable speed that allows me to be in control of my board throughout my approach and release.Edging: Edging on a wakeboard is control. Riding the Transcend, I can put my board on edge as much as I need to and still release at the right time into a consistent, controllable center of gravity pop. I want a board that holds it's edge/control into the wake and releases from the top of the wake at the right time. With the Transcend, I have found that.Fins: One of the factors in the control you have on edge and still being able to maintain the release are the fins. The fins are mounted to a step down mount that extends below the rocker line. Because of where the fin is mounted, below the rocker line, we were able to put the right length of fin to give traction when needed without sacrificing the control of the release.
The predictability of the pop from your center of gravity, the speed, the fins and edging all lead to a noticeable smooth landing. The control, the pop, the soft landings are the fun of wakeboarding.
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Reviewer: Daniel Pope
My board was stolen of my porch and my buddy that owns a shop made me a great deal on this board. I am glad my Byerly was stolen, this board has scarry pop and soft landings.
Reviewer: mark grijalva
When I first rode this board I was really nervous. Once I rode it I loved every minute of it. I got alot of pop off the wake but I had a little trouble keeping it under me when I tried spins
Reviewer: Gene Williams
I definately gets you up off the wake, and seems to spin you fast5 on inverts. The only big complaint is that it tracks so slow that you feel like you are almost not going fast enough. Of course I am like 220lbs. It also is a little slippery on landings.
Reviewer: Adam S.
This board is just way to loose, and on spin tricks u slip out so easily. Because of the 3-stage the landings are kind of hard on your knees. I recamend the liquid force team 143.
Reviewer: Jarett Atkins
This board rockets off the water, more important the landing in the flats is with ease. The rocker on this board takes all the pressure off the knees. I havn’t taken off any sliders and i plan never to. I have a slider board and im fine with it.
Reviewer: T Chavez
The Transcend (if you didnt already know) has something like 3.10" of rocker, but is a subtle three-stage, so it doesn’t just toss your A in the air as the Parks does. The transition is totally smooth, but when you go up, you go UP! Landings (when I wasn’t casing the wake) we like butta, warm butta at that - just so nice. This board slides out with no problem, but the second you put it on edge it locks in. It has no molded in fins, but includes some very small 0.5" (my estimate) shaped fins that basically emulate a molded in as they were designed to fit the contours of this board. Once on edge the board was not the fastest (see 3.1" rocker!), but I am sure after a few sets this will not be a problem - you just need to be used to the slower speed - this is quite unlike the Parks, but it does allow for better takeoffs without that "tossed" feeling. The board overall felt very light on my feet, allowing for super easy ollies, grabs, and I am sure spins (didn’t attempt).
Another two thumbs up board according to me! For all you that might look at the Parks as some mystical wonder of pop, you really, and I mean really should demo this board. I promise you, you will be yet another CWB convert!
Reviewer: Chris Rising
All I have to say is Oh my God. I have been riding an absolute PT and got a chance to ride this board the other day. I was a little unsure about it being narrower than a normal 142 board. Then I cut at the wake and felt like I was not going to come down. It was insane. I cant wait until I get he 138 on the self at work so I can buy a board my size and get a better rotation/
Reviewer: Dan Urbain
This board as an amasing pop and it always land sweet even way out into the flat. It’s exactly the good compromise between the loosness and edge hold we want, with the 4 0,6 inches fins and 3,3 inches of rocker. The only point is maybe the weight over 7 pounds