Longwave wrote:Can anybody compare the Screamer to the RRD Obsession? Both of them seems to be free ride big booster. And why do you prefer the Screamer over the Obsession (if you do)?
I disagree with Dimitry a little. The Obsession is more delta and a lower aspect, but it has quite a deep profile so there is a certain amount of power there as soon as you touch the bar. It is like a nice aggressive wolf on the end of the lines. It wants to bark and tear around, but it knows who is in control (you).
The Screamer is more like a dragon on the end of the lines, much much more aggressive in the gusts, you really feel it dancing around as the wind speed goes up and down. Much more punchy, where the obsession surges forwards the screamer punches forwards.
As for jumping, I ride the obsession on 27m lines, but the stock lines on the screamer felt a lot shorter, so the jumps hard to compare. I think generally it jumps higher, but is harder to dial in. Requires a lighter touch on the bar.
My brother loves the screamer and if I had the opportunity to swap my Obsession for one.... I really don't know. They are have such different personalities, yet end up almost the same.... the obsession feels a lot more like an excited dog that you want to run wild with. The screamer is like a crazy fucking tiger that you cling to with your heart in your mouth. Both just want to launch you up up up... but which do you trust to do a huge dead man?
I also rode an older Ozone Edge, that one I had to nickname "the murder kite" cos every time I rode it, it found a new and interesting way to try to murder me. That jumped very high, I'd like to try it back to back with the screamer.