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2007 Hyperlite Imperial 135
Scott "Butch" Bouchard's first creation in the Hyperlite line is geared for a responsive ride with a ton of pop. The Imperial series is the widest board in the line. With an 17.8" waist it was shaped to create maximum pop with minimum swing weight. This added surface area also creates stability. To ensure a quick, responsive ride Butch shaped a tapered sidewall that starts tall at the center of the board then tapers to a sharper step-down rail tip and tail. This blend of soft to sharp sidewall creates lift and pop towards the center of the board and a fast edge toward the ends. Aiding the Imperial in this responsive feel are its cupped molded in fins. The first board with molded fins built with a true 0.5" radius. Finishing up the Imperials technical package is the center beam construction, built to break heavy landings off big airs generated by its explosive pop.
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Reviewer: Jeff A
Absolutely explosive! Will track has hard as you can set the rail, super explosive wake-to-wake pop, very soft landings, amazing swing wieght, and easy to break loose for surface tricks or initalizing spins early. The only downside to this board is its speed on the water. With such a big 3-stage, you can definitely feel the drag, but this is all forgotten about once you send this monster off the wake! Recommended for any rider who wants the most aggressive amazing ride possible!
Reviewer: Wild Stylez
This board is money! The abrubt 3 stage rocker pops you way high and the 18 inch waist on it gives butter landings that can only be described as "pillow-like." Due to the symmetry of the board, it shoots gnarley spray on powerslides as well. This board is sick!
Reviewer: i wakeboard
this board is dope. has good pop, releases a bit late, but still good. the landings were very nice almost like a pillow. the board itself is nice for gettin you soul slides on... great board