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b1364c
06-28-2011, 12:04 PM
Right now i have a 2004 cwb absolute platinum 134 and something about its just not doin it for me. I think i outgrew it or something as ive gained probably like 40 lbs since i got it. I want a really aggressive board with a lot of pop and im really leaning towards buying the new ronix ibex 139. does anyone own the ibex that can tell me how they like it?

KnoxX2
06-28-2011, 12:15 PM
What is your HT and WT.?

b1364c
06-28-2011, 12:22 PM
6' 160 lbs

b1364c
06-28-2011, 12:27 PM
obviously i want a board with good everything but above all else im looking for one with as much pop as i can find for roughly around 400$

KnoxX2
06-28-2011, 02:27 PM
I would look at the CWB Pure in a 138. Board has great pop and a spine for landing.

76S&S
06-28-2011, 02:43 PM
I rode an Ibex a couple of years ago, and it just wasn't for me. If I landed with too much weight on my front foot it just wanted to stop. Great pop though. Anywhere you can try before you buy?

b1364c
06-28-2011, 03:49 PM
No theres not... I just went ahead and ordered the hyperlite murray bio i feel like that a safe bet for a great board. From what i'm seeing on reviews and discussions ronix boards are really hit or miss so i decided to wing it since hyperlites have such a great rep. I'm hoping to have the board by this weekend to use and i really don't want to go through a big process of returning a bunch of boards till i find the absolute perfect one so hopefully this works out.

UrbantuxTN
06-29-2011, 07:22 AM
I use a 137 Slingshot Response. It took some getting used to but it rides great.

76S&S
06-29-2011, 09:30 AM
You'll love the murray. I ride the same board and have been extremely please with it.

BWB-745-
06-29-2011, 12:10 PM
I use a 137 Slingshot Response. It took some getting used to but it rides great.


What is your opinion of a flex board behind the boat? I never ride cable but I'm considering getting a SS. Some say that a flex board doesn't pop as well as a traditional board does, while others swear by them and say it just taking some adjustments. Is it still as fast as a non-flex or does the flex slow you down on a hard cut?




Sorry for the treadjack, let us know how the new board rides!

DemolitionMan
07-14-2011, 09:31 PM
Just got my new ronix board in today.

-V-
07-14-2011, 09:34 PM
what about a guy that is 6'2" 230lbs?

DemolitionMan
07-15-2011, 03:22 PM
what about a guy that is 6'2" 230lbs?

A 144 board

76S&S
07-15-2011, 05:08 PM
what about a guy that is 6'2" 230lbs?

Most models have a length that will suit you. Something in the 142 to 146 range should work. Keep in mind width and rocker as well.

-V-
07-15-2011, 05:15 PM
how do i know if "width and rocker" are sutable for me? I have been using cheap boards to learn with, and now i am going to start learning to do tricks. As of right now the only thing i can do is get up and go side to side, cutting hard to the sides of the boat.

76S&S
07-15-2011, 05:52 PM
how do i know if "width and rocker" are sutable for me? I have been using cheap boards to learn with, and now i am going to start learning to do tricks. As of right now the only thing i can do is get up and go side to side, cutting hard to the sides of the boat.

Most manufacture sites will give a breakdown of each board and size. They typically have a "sizing" chart that will give you a good idea.

Example: XXX wakeboard, size 144, for 175 lbs and up...

For reference, I'm 6'2", 210 and ride a 145 Hyperlite Murray.

draegerd
07-26-2011, 01:27 PM
I love my ibex.. the edges are really sharp though and I cut my hand just about every time I ride.. nothing bad.. just like a bunch of paper cuts haha. I just wish I'd have bought the relik boots instead of the ones. but oh well. still great all around

madman
07-27-2011, 11:31 AM
I have been using a very cheap hyperlite since I started riding last august. At the begining of this season two of my friends bought their own boards. One is over 6' and 240lbs and he got a 146 ronix one with relik boots, the other guy is about 6' and 180lbs he has a 139 ronix ibex with relik boots. They let me ride their boards whenever I want, but both of them have bigger feet than I do so the boot don't fit me that well. The ibex works great for surface tricks and has great pop and the ronix one is the fastest board I have ridden. I am 5' 10" and 185lbs. So, I went and picked up a 142 ronix one and a set of last years cell boots in my size last week and after 2 days on the lake this weekend I can tell you that I love this board. I have always been able to clear the wakes with good air and do 180's on my heel-side but with this board I end up out in the flats if I cut hard, and I have never been able to clear the wakes on my toe-side until now. This board is going to make a better rider out of me for sure.

my 2 cents, Kevin

Eagle
08-01-2011, 02:13 AM
I switched from an Absolute Platinum to a Marius Platinum two years ago and love the Marius. Of the six regulars in my crew, four are on Marius, one Transcend, and one Ronix.

SteveO
08-01-2011, 08:15 PM
I love my HyperLite Marek. The abrupt continuous rocker has great pop. Demo several boards as they all ride different and find one that is the best fit for your riding style.

b1364c
08-08-2011, 01:21 PM
so i tried out the new hyperlite murray 137 i ended up getting and its awesome. the landings are like butter even if you fall just short of clearing the wake which used to SUCK on my old board. the difference between this board and my old cwb asolute 134 that ive had since 2003 is astounding; its better in every way. people are always saying dont blame the board if you're riding bad but the improvement i made in my riding was unbelievable after only one day on this new board.