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4 65604 Wed October 29, 2003
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100% of reviewers $310.00 4.3

Board Specifications:
Length: 143 cm
Mid width: 17"
Tip width: 10.6"
Rocker height: 2.8"
Rocker type: Abrupt 3-Stage
Stance options: 19-25"
Fin configuration: Four 1.3" A-Wing
Skill level: Advanced
Construction: Biolite core
MSRP: $440.00
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  • Manufacturer's Description:
    Designed for riders looking for firm transitions into the wake and our most explosive 3-stage pop. The Parks series rides so different than any other hyperlite board because of its strong characteristics on and off the water. Ready to conquer any challengers.

    Parks Features:

  • 2.6"/2.7"/2.8" 3-Stage Rocker - our most explosive rocker line. (Rocker variance reflects 133cm/138cm/143cm)
  • Deep Step Down Rail - the deepest Hyperlite step down rail. Adds to aggressive overall style.
  • Wide Tip/Tail Profile - rolls over smooth. Stands up higher through the wake.
  • Deepest Center Beam - super smooth landings even with a 3-stage kick.
  • Four 1.3" A-Wing Machined Aluminum Fins - designed for a quick reaction time and a stronger overall edge hold.
  • 11 Degree Angled Fins - create a smooth turn with a stronger bite once on a rail.
  • Keywords: Parks Biolite 143


    Registered: April 2003
    Posts: 14
    Review Date: Wed May 28, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $385.00 | Rating: 5 

    Pros: good pop, tracks well, soft landings
    Cons: heavy board, needs smaller fins

    I started riding the Parks at the end of last season, and after a couple of times out I fell in love with it. It has great pop off the wake and tracks like no other. I prefer to ride it with either 1.1 or 0.7 inch fins, which make the board ride a lot better in my opinion. It has super soft landings and sweet graphics. It is a larger and heavier board, which makes it difficult for beginner riders to spin. However, proper edging and body control can correct this.

    Registered: February 2003
    Posts: 38
    Review Date: Wed May 28, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 4 

    Pros: Fast, Soft Landing, Pop
    Cons: Fin size, Size/Weight

    Fast. The only thing which could be said about this board from the first ride. This board is like a slalom ski in those respects, but still has great pop, but, in my mind, very controllable pop. I only rode it with stock fins, it felt like it sat too deep in the water, and was WAY locked in, maybe smaller fins could be beneficial. Also this is a BIG board, and rides like one, big and (relatively) heavy, i'm 6'3" and 180-190 and usually ride a byerly 142, and would consider the 138 for sure, but thats just preference.

    All in all, a fast board, sits deep in water, locked in like on train tracks (fins could rememdy), would suit the bigger riders more with good, controllable pop.
    Pat McCarthy

    Registered: January 2003
    Posts: 3223
    Review Date: Thu May 29, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 3 

    Pros: Very innovative, fast
    Cons: Takes some adjustment

    The Parks board is one of the most innovative boards of 2003. It was definitely a fun experience to ride. However, it does take some getting used to by the rider since it is so different. People either tend to love it or hate it depending on your riding style.

    Personally, it wasn't my type of board as I like something slower in the water. I like to edge slow and when I edge with my normal style I build up more speed than I preferred. However, some of my friends who are more aggressive in their edging loved the Parks.

    The bottom line is that you should try it a few times before purchasing, but it might be the perfect board for you.

    Registered: October 2003
    Posts: 399
    Review Date: Wed October 29, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $235.00 | Rating: 5 

    Pros: Ginsu Slicer, Spine Smashing Pop
    Cons: Little loose without fins, Little tight with

    My old board was an '02 Motive 140. Let's just say that I expected more out of the Parks, and got every bit. I'm 5'11" 215lbs, and the board seems to fit me pretty well. I kinda wish I could check out a 138 (maybe I'll get a DNA in '04). Even though the board felt huge at first, it only took a ride or two to get used to. I'd been having problems clearing the wake with the Motive, but as soon as I got used to the board (and one hellofa nosebleed faceplant later) I cleared the wake by four feet doing the same thing I was doing on the Motive!

    Once you've figured out the edges, this board slices the water as much as you can put pressure on the line. (The water makes a pretty unique sound when you're edging).

    Watch out for faceplants first time out (my friends heard my face slap the water)! This board is different than anything I've ever ridden before. Take the time to figure it out, and you'll be amazed at the difference!

    I'd say unless you're 6'4" 220lbs, take a good look at the 138. I'm just used to riding bigger boards.

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