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2008 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: Matt Acker
I have to say based on the description of this board and the reviews I was pumped to get it and ride it, but it has disappointed me. Tracking is poor and I have yet to find that pop everyone is talking about.
Reviewer: Scott Kasoff
The Imperial 140 does two things very well... It has a huge pop off the wake and lands very soft due the the wide mid section. It does not track or hold an edge as well as other boards especially if you lean hard into the edge, it will break loose a little. Spins can be executed ok for a heavy board. Summary-great pops and landings.. thats it.
Reviewer: Mike Sofo
I got this board three weeks ago. It was between this and the Murray. I choose this because of the lower price. I have not been disappointed. It is very wide but pretty light compared to my other boards. The pop is very consistent and the landings are the smoothest. I have had multiple people ride this board and they all rode better. It spins easily and is very easy to recover if you don’t rotate all the way through. I highly recommend you give this a try!!!
Reviewer: dan lee
i loved the 07 imp is this the same board?is biolite something new?hyperlite your lack of info is anything but helpfull. howaboat some demensions?how heavy is this board?it seems that you say its dif from 07 if so how and howaboat some demo’s anyone with half a brain wants to ride before they buy.my 07imp f#@#kin rocks it gets my fat ass way up there and lands like butter Ive’ got a 14 inch plate bolted to my femer and several screws but landing the 07 imp is soo butter my only complant is the 07 imp is way heavy, give me some dimensions and wieght of this new board.if anyone feels the same way aboat demos please say something.perf ski &surf (orlando fl )have been the best company ive ever worked with they will let you demo even if hyperlite wont.