deevious wrote:Apart from smaller fins, a different design and better footstraps, I don't think there'll be much difference
Modifications being minor. Compare it to the difference of a face lift and a model change in the automotive industry.
If you can get the '11 for the same price, you should for sure go for it though.
It's higher value if you decide to sell it in the not too distant future and has better equipment. The smaller fins should make it more skatey.
All of the above is good info!
I noticed that the Thorn is more skatey, but I didn't know they changed the fins on the momentum too. I must admit my run on the new momentum was a little short. I fell for the 136 thorn, so we had a little thing going pretty fast..
I think it felt very similar. I mean if I compare a new board to an old board and everything else is the same the new board will have more spring in it
Pop good on either 10 and 11...but you've got to know I really suck unhooked...I'm getting back to it this year tho..my back is better..
The new foot straps it took a little time to get used to on the thorn..I really don't mean that in a bad way, it was just a new timing on jumps.....but it does feel more accurate if you know what I mean. Last years ones were very soft, which can be good...especially for cruising, but I think the new ones will be more responsive.
The foot straps are harder, but they do soften up. I think they were changed due to the initial pushback from their team...this is pure speculation tho...but you saw a lot of pics with new boards and older straps last year...I think primarily that was because of the accuracy you get from harder pads. On the pads I could go either way. After a short while on the new pads, they felt comfy. If you don't like them I am sure there are older ones floating around for super cheap. As mentioned above resale on the newer board is way higher. I would lean that way...but then again...
The board itself is super nice in either version.