2019 is right around the corner and then there are only three(ish) chillier months to power through until our little island starts to perk up around April time. The lakes will still be a bit cold but with the days getting longer and warmer, people that haven’t braved (or fled) the winter riding, come out of the woodwork… and what will you be riding?
I got my new stick back in October at the Watersports World Dealer Days. (Actually I took a few boards out for a spin, its always good to get the vibes of other rides). So I am on the 2019 Hyperlite Scandal with Defacto Bindings. And it is a sick setup.
The board is from the same mould as the Wishbone, but the flex has been tailored to suit a womans riding. The graphics are the best they’ve ever been! This is the third year for this board: the first year it was fresh and glossy, last year was a bit more punky, and cruising into 2019 it is super super chic. Just look at it! Business on top, party on the base.
It rides as smooth as butter over the park toys, gets great pop off kickers and holds a solid edge for air tricks, if you’re into that kinda thing.
All round great womens specific board that I am stoked to be riding for the third year in a row! #iridehyperlite
Now onto the bindings… the Defactos. Deeeee-fac-toooooooos. Defacto000s. These are ridiculously comfortable, they have a walk-in liner (GREAT for winter!!) and are supportive but super flexible. They have a duel lace system and strap to keep you snug. They are from the mens binding line, but go down to a womens UK size 5. A great binding all round. AND, bonus, they look amazing on the Scandal.