2020 Hyperlite Cable Board Review
Chris O'Shea from Welcome Wake & Snow is here to show us the Top 3 2020 Hyperlite Cable Boards
Cody Hesse is a Valdosta Wake Compound native, he's spent more time riding there than any other wake park. This experience has provided Cody a chance to ride almost every board out there and the Codyak is his vision. Selecting his favorite features and working with Aaron Stumpf to ensure the best construction possible, this is by far his favorite shape ever. Cody describes his new board saying "I shaped a simple, easy to ride board for everyone, like a standard shape with a narrow profile and thin as can be." Hyperlite in convinced you'll enjoy this free feeling, forgiving & festive new shape.
Alex Aulbach, building on his European signature model and passion for snowboarding, is happy to introduce his new shape, The Pleasure. This new Cable Collective shape isn't just for her or his pleasure, it's for all and was inspired by those top to bottom endless runs on the mountain, one of Alex's favorite pleasure points. The Pleasure delivers a speedy feel on the water and its Narrow Profile also makes transferring energy edge to edge a cinch. Our Fully Machined Wood Core distributes a consistent flex from tip to tail which is the key factor for Alex's Pleasure.
Flexy and forgiving ride, the perfect serving for your cable & winch adventures.
Inspired by Hyperlite's winch master Trever Maur, the Dipstick was created for first timers to the cable and those who abuse multiple boards in a season. The full wood E-Core will flex on rails and pop off the water with ease. With an ABS Tip & Tail Protector the Dipstick can take the hits dished out on the cable or while winching an urban setting. Our Sintered Enduro Base is the same quality Hyperlite's entire Cable Collective is known for. Trever designed the tip and tail shape to increase ollie power and lock in on presses.
Hello Everybody! Thanks for checking me at WelcomeWake.com.au. I'm Chris O'Shea, today we're gonna take a look at the top three Hyperlite cable boards, so top 3 boards, we just sort of picked three boards that kind of across the range in price so you got your HL Pleasure, Codyak and the Dipstick. The Pleasure is coming in at $899, $799 for the Codyak and $699 for the Dipstick.
So the Codyak is a new one to the line, it's Cody Hesse pro model this year has some really cool features-- Sintered Base. So this is their high end sintered base it's gonna be really good on rails and gonna be able to just take you know that fuse of just hitting features all day long. And then the other thing it's got is a Beveled Edge here.
So the edge is actually lifting up a bit on this board which is just going to stop you from hanging up and then also give you the rolls the edge is gonna be nice like-- edge, edge-- give you that surfboard feel a little bit like that. And then on the sidewall, you've got skateboard wheel material in here so that's gonna absorb impact really really durable, Wood Core and then also the board has sort of like a medium flex to it, in my opinion, but it's really thought to probably tell here, maybe, if I do that or that until like the board is thinner through the nose sections and then it gets thicker like there's more meat through the board through here.
So what that's doing is give you a board steep between the feet but then flexing more out in the nose and tail so your tails going to flex but this is stay nice and steep between the feet and give you that snap. And then also boards that are stiffer between the feet, generally, seem to curve better. So you can like get it on edge and just feel more stable than a different board, flexing heaps in between the feet, your feet are going to be going up and down and that's gonna affect the edge when you try to like get a nice edge. So just quick look at Cody, you will probably go through all of these boards in like detail a lot more in some other product reviews.
And then we've got the Pleasure here, Alex Aulbach, this is his pro model this year. Now something about this board that you'll notice is it's quite thin. This is probably one of-- One of thinner wakeboards on the market. Comes with their high-end sintered base, $899, this one has some channels through here which is just between the feet there so that's going to give you that lock in edge. Also go to Bevel, so not going to hang up on rails gonna be easy free also going to get that nice roll edge to edge, skateboard wheel material there, Medium Flex.
One thing that this board has that the Cody doesn't have, is it has a scoop in the nose here. So nice scoop through the nose, what that's gonna do is that's gonna allow you to lock into rails but the big thing with this board is because it's narrow it's gonna be really quick edge to edge. But with that narrow quickness what you want to focus on is getting the right size board. So for this board make sure that you size up because there's less surface area because it's narrower so if you normally ride like a 144 go to the 148. Board comes in a 144, a 148 and 152. If you have any questions about sizing or anything hit us up we're always available on email or phone or you know through the website. So that's the Pleasure, really really slick sort of shiny finish looks great this year and then you got the Dipstick which is $699. Really good price point. Really dirt graphic.
This is what Trevor Maur been riding on the cable. This board has quite a lot of rocker. Any one of the simple board that people can buy cheaper so then they can thrash it while they're winching and hitting concrete features and different things like that. So the board at the bottom, this there's no edge that there's no like lift it up side it's just plain but you still get your sintered base. It's made to last.
Probably the softest flexing board sort of out of these three I would say. And yeah just a plain Jane sort a sick looking board that's gonna be you know on the water and you're gonna be able to just trash it basically.
So that's the that's the top three boards that I would say to look out for the cable for Hyperlite this year and yeah looking pretty dope!