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2009 Ronix Vault 144
Redefining the versatility of board shapes for toe/heelside demands. When you are riding heelside your body is facing the boat with natural balance. While riding toeside your shoulders are facing the boat and your hips are crossed up. Toeside is an unnatural position without as much effective edge in the water. Every aspect of the rocker line, sidecut and variable rails of the Vault is designed for maximum edge hold on your toeside, while still giving you freedom to break free on your heelside.
Riding Sylte - A series of boards that understand your body is working against the boat on a toeside edge - with additionalgrip for added stability. A floatier ride and a quicker release on your heelside.
Its got a nice feel to it for carving up the glass, and pops well. My biggest complaint is the bottom of the board. When you land in the flats you really feel it. They claim the board lands with more forward momentum, so they didnt need to concave the bottom, but it lands a whole lot harder than any other board I have ridden. I was looking to move up to an Ibex, but notice it has a flat bottom as well. This is a good progression board, or great for someone who doesn't care about their knees when they get older. I dont know what I would recommend instead though, I love ronix, but will hold off on a new board until they add some concaves back into the bottom to break the water on re-entry.