The 2014 Element has parallel rails, with a huge tail block and lower rocker. This translates into a freestyle board that rips upwind and has tons of pop for tricks.
2014 Element Tech Specs:
-133 x 41
-136 x 41.5
-139 x 42
- Flat Rocker
- Stiff Flex
- Wood Core
- Includes Liquid Force Fusion Strap Kit
What we like:
The Element is back in the LF line for a second year and this year is is significantly thinner and lighter than last year's board. The Element has a relatively low rocker and flat bottom shape. This was designed for maximum edge control and unmatched upwind performance. The huge tail block gives you heaps of pop when you hook the board up wind for a boost or wake style trick.
What we don't like:
The Element can feel stiff if you are not riding hard and fast. The channel in the tip helps in chop but this board does have a rougher performance ride. With a stiff and flat board you need to give up that Cadillac smooth ride like you find in the LFX
Why you want the 2014 Element:
If you like doing wakestyle, freestyle and kite loops, the Element is an excellent choice. It is a lot easier to ride than most freestyle comp boards, so it will be a good choice if your riding ability level is not quite there.