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2007 Hyperlite Imperial 140
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 18" 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: Brad Rice
Super quick and tight for a board with such fat center section. I’ve demo’d several other brands before picking the Imp. Bad news is my base delaminated during the off season and the Imperial is discontinued. Good news is Hyperlite dealer ’The Shop’ gave me a Murray no charge and no questions. Thanks Ricky.
Reviewer: adam Cooney
This board is a great all around board, holds a great edge, and has monster pop. learned all my spins on this board. love it.
Reviewer: John Doe
This board has very soft landings to handle the wonderfull awesome pop that it produces. If you are a wake to wake rider give this board a chance. Don’t judge this book by it’s cover.
Reviewer: NUGS ARNT DRUGS
UNBELIEVABLE AIR PLENTY OF TIME TO ENJOY THE AERIAL VIEW AND THEN SPOT YOUR LANDING,PHENOMENAL TRACKING YOU CAN FEEL THE CORNERS OF THIS BOARD HOLD TENACIOUSLY AS YOU THROW A BACK ROLL AND SAVE YOUR ASS ON SKETCHY LANDINGS ,PILLOW-SOFT LANDINGS,THE THINNER 10.2"TAIL AND 18"CENTER FORCE THE TIP OF BOARD TO RIDE HIGH UP EVEN A HIP HIGH WAKE LAUNCHING YOU STRAIGHT UP WITHOUT SMASHING THROUGH THE WAKE ITSELF.UNLIKE THE 140 MARIUS &141 VICE.NICE JOB "BUTCH" THE IMP.140 HAS LIGHT SWING WIEGHT BUT ON THE SCALE THIS BOARD COULD STAND TO LOSE A FEW POUNDS.MUCH LIKE OPRAH.