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loudsubz
07-17-2011, 11:56 AM
I currently have a 142 ronix frontier. I am around 5' 11 and weight 180 lbs. I have had this board for about 4 years now and has served me well, but after trying my brothers Ronix Mana 142 it feels like a new animal. My board is heavy and not as responsive in the water, vs his Mana feels so light and quick on the water. I want something like his Mana (if not another mana myself).

What do you guys suggest? Something quick and light on the water, I guess I am looking at a wider board? What about height is 142 still good for my specs?

501
07-18-2011, 01:52 AM
There are so many great boards in the Ronix line. Have you considered the Phoenix Project?

loudsubz
07-18-2011, 11:20 AM
I am willing to try any brand really, not just Ronix. Problem is we don't have too much selection up here, we usually get Obrien and Hyperlite, maybe some liquid force. If you want something else you need to go out of the way to a specialty shop or order online.

KG's Supra24
07-18-2011, 12:26 PM
Rode my brand new Slinghsot Hooke this weekend and loved it, can't rave enough about it!

I was looking at the SS Hooke, Ronix Pheonix Project, LF Watson Hybrid, LF Harley.

Those are some ideas.

501
07-19-2011, 08:11 PM
Haha, I have rode Ronix Boards, Company boards and am now riding a LF Watson Hybrid. I like the pop of the watson but it is a little loose for me. Don't get me wrong I love the board and it rides great but i wish it was just a bit more locked in.

It is one tough board though, very durable.

RideNH
07-19-2011, 08:30 PM
CWB Marius 141. the Marius is a wide board

cmtaylor777
07-19-2011, 09:19 PM
Love my Slingshot as well. Light, great pop and butter landings.

morgan040
07-21-2011, 09:58 PM
I have never met anyone who has tried a slingshot and didn't love it. It will be hard for me to buy anything different. The board is flexible like a snowboard. Very soft landings and insane amount of pop!

dru1974
07-22-2011, 09:06 AM
Does anyone know anything about the Byerly Monarch?

Hillbilly
07-22-2011, 11:16 AM
I rode a Monarch a couple times back when they first came out. That board was really nice. It had a lot of pop and was nice and light with pretty soft landings. It was just a bit to small for me since I'm 6'2 225.
So I just stayed on my tried and true Marius which I LOVE !!!!

kaneboats
07-22-2011, 11:26 AM
Hillbilly, you're a good sized fella. What do you ride?

kojack
07-22-2011, 01:03 PM
I ride the Ronix Ibex myself. Lots of pop and on the wide side. I also ride my friend Ronix One, He want to get rid of it as he wants a Ibex also. In the 4 boats that usually wake together we have 2 Ibex already and another one coming. They are user friendly board and quite poppy.

loudsubz
07-22-2011, 03:58 PM
I'm gonna try out a liquid force groove. I spoke to a Ronix sales person and they mentioned the Ronix District, but we don't have them locally so I wasn't sure. The groove was priced well and seemed well liked so I will give it a try.

dru1974
07-23-2011, 07:55 PM
Well I ordered a ronix phoenix project with district boots. My wife is grabbing it or me as she is going to San Fran ...459.00 our local guy:shock: wanted over a grand for the setup here.....pisses me off

loudsubz
07-23-2011, 11:31 PM
Well I ordered a ronix phoenix project with district boots. My wife is grabbing it or me as she is going to San Fran ...459.00 our local guy:shock: wanted over a grand for the setup here.....pisses me off

Evo.com has great prices and good shipping with Fedex. I used to buy from boardersmall but after the new management took over their service went downhill.