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2006 J-Star Empire 142
Rusty Malinoski is the new guy on the block and he has a lot to prove. His first pro model shows what he is all about. Straight up solid performance without a bunch of bull. The fastest shape in our line for 2006 has all the guts you would expect in his board. Rusty worked hard on creating a balanced weapon to attack the wake.
He wanted a board that hooked on rail like no other, was super fast with a lot of rocker and still landed smoothly; he wanted a lot and he got it. The result is a floaty, free-ride like feel that provides incredible pop off the wake yet still retains lots of stability. The aluminum fins that accompany this board will allow for a strong smooth turn in and quicker release. These unique 6 angled fins along the bottom make for aggressive carving into the wake. This makes the Empire a board that is very fast and responsive; yet lands like butter. Rustys pro model is a extremely balanced shape that can be used with ease by riders of all levels.
Sliders are good as long as you take the razor sharp aluminum fins out, but w/o the fins the board is far too loose.
Faster than I expected.
Also tracks pretty stinking good for the fin and rocker set-up that it has...