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  • Zap

    17 8.95%
  • Victoria

    24 12.63%
  • Exile

    84 44.21%
  • Sol

    1 0.53%
  • Roush

    16 8.42%
  • Slotstik

    8 4.21%
  • Concept

    9 4.74%
  • Grape

    9 4.74%
  • Syndrome

    6 3.16%
  • Square

    16 8.42%
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    Default The End All: Board Rating Thread

    I've seen countless threads on "what board is better", or "what should I buy", etc, etc. I'm not sure if this type of thread has been done yet, but I figured it would be the easiest way to solve the question.

    Please pick your "wave riding" board of choice in this poll. I could not fit Nemo, Maui, Cabal, etc. If we need to, I'll create a secondary thread for manufacturers left out of the mix.

    Hopefully this thread helps noobs and/or board shoppers, make a decision on their purchase.

    P.S. If needs be, someone may want to create a similar thread for flatland skimboards
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    good idea

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    im torn between two.. i own one of each and like em both.
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    This is just going to make it a popularity contest.
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    This has been tried before. Its not going to do any good because its not stickied (and half the time people dont even read the stickies). by the end of the weekend this will be on page 2, no one will see it, and we'll be back to the thread-a-day on "which board do you prefer."


    and thats besides the fact that its biased. Unless you have rode every board on the list youre just going to say what you ride (for all you know another board could ride 10 fold better). Or youll say your favorite board between two boards youve rode. And even then you have a problem. I rode a Zap wedge and an Exile carbon...i would say the exile is better...but thats because the wedge was a lower end board.


    ok im done with analysis











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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbum
    This has been tried before. Its not going to do any good because its not stickied (and half the time people dont even read the stickies). by the end of the weekend this will be on page 2, no one will see it, and we'll be back to the thread-a-day on "which board do you prefer."


    and thats besides the fact that its biased. Unless you have rode every board on the list youre just going to say what you ride (for all you know another board could ride 10 fold better). Or youll say your favorite board between two boards youve rode. And even then you have a problem. I rode a Zap wedge and an Exile carbon...i would say the exile is better...but thats because the wedge was a lower end board.


    ok im done with analysis











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    Completely understandable. I'll take the time to make sure it stays on the front. Referring to your statement in bold, isn't that inevitable, for the kids who ask opinions on board buying? Won't they get the same rehashed biased opinions of the people who only ride 1 or 2 boards? My point in starting this is to show what the majority of people ride. That may or may not help persuade someone to make a purchase or try a product out. Popularity contest or not, it's going to be factual as far as what the majority of the SOMB members are riding. Feel me?
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    haha...yea i guess that does make some sense...good point.

    Most people in those threads just say what they ride...ive always thought its not good to answer unless youve riden both...usually tell them to go and try both out and pick the one they like.
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    I've tried Zap, Vic, Exile, Slotstik & Concept. Like Exile the most.
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    I think this is a good step for the forums here. These are the most populated forums for skimming online, so i think that a more serious and informative tone should be taken for them in order to make them a better part of the sport thats just coming into the public's eyes.
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    io dont think everyone should be complaining how it will be biast..if everyone chose the board that they were riding that would actually be interesting because the poll would actually show how popular each board is which is actually interesting because it could help the company see how many boards they actually have out and im curious to see which board is the most popular.
    the one factor is that i know everyone that rides does not have a somb name.
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    i said atually alot..im not a good writer but hopefully u get my point
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    wow exiles in the lead, what a surprise

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    yea i agree with the "what you ride is what you say" comment. but it kinda states the truth for you as a rider though. think about it, you ride the board you ride because you ride it the best. i ve ridden every factory board and the board that rides me the best is the man made hand shaped board someone made for me, but it kinda is the same shape and measurements of a zap pro but its stronger and can hold more weight then the zap,even though its the same shape and size it also has sharper rails.... i personally think that exiles are almost worthless to a novice and slight intermediate skimmer cause if you cant one step your not going anywhere there too light so you pretty much have to be all in one motion to get good rides. now when it comes to just doing a quick slash or wrap or shuv then you can basically do it on any of these boards. also what you guys get are machined pressed boards that are exactly the same. i would like to hear what the pros say that have ridden for at least two to three different boards per each company. cause they consistently try different boards and they keep the ones they like and give back the ones they dont. but pretty cool topic....

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    It's kind of biased because most people only have 1 or 2 boards so the most known is going to win.

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    To my point earlier (to Beachbum) won't that happen anyways if someone ask the SOMB members for advice? I.E. If Exile leads this poll, it would be obvious to someone just coming on here, that it's the most popular board. Doesn't mean it's the best. It just means that is what the majority of our members are riding. To each their own.
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    forgot to mention, as a Message Board that originated from the Exile owner, I'd hope they take the win. So it will be interesting to see the results.
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    yeah this is a real nailbiter

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    exile ftw
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    exile ftl
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    i went with the trusty boomhower
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    just got a square yesterday. i like it the most out of what ive ridden for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrillhouse
    It just means that is what the majority of our members are riding. To each their own.
    This is what the poll question should be then. Otherwise it's sort of misleading. Just my opinion.
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    It's just gonna end up with Exile dominating.
    Not saying that it's a bad thing, I voted for Exile...
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    exile is kicking asss

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    Exile is winning because it's a kickass company w/ a kickass image & kickass riders that ride kickass boards. I was gay for exile long before I ever even touched one.

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    i thing exile as a company is sick. i just like the way my concept rides better then my hybrid, but i might try a proshape just because i think by looking at it that i would like that shape. I also like the way my zap hugo rides but who to choose who to choose
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    only five people ride vic on here?
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    my "wave riding" board of choice varies depending on conditions and wave shape.
    so even though i "ride" a zap, i vary the model and size on conditions.

    there are some high end model zaps that i don't like riding. even the same model in a different size makes a huge difference to me. but they work well for others. then there's the lesser pro model that on certain shape waves kicks ass. naked pro ftw

    so i don't think there can be one board and i still say, it's not the board, it's the rider.
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    a phase five

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    What!? Exiles winning by a landslide!? No...

    I voted Exile btw.

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    holy shit.
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    Im just shocked at the amount of votes for Vic... I mean I figured thered be some competition.

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    yeah I'm pretty surprised at the lack of vic and zap votes

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    seriously
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    who was the one who liked the Sol ha?
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