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lfrider92 10-17-2008 7:53 PM

i was talking about being stoked about going to ride this weekend. he interupted and said <BR>"wakeboarding is for people who dont have the talent to play real sports" <BR> <BR>the kids i chill with say i should beat his ass. haha

2007_x2 10-17-2008 7:58 PM

lol dont beat his a$$ just challenge him u go play one of his sport and u take him boarding and see who does better!

lfrider92 10-17-2008 8:01 PM

hahahahha. i like that. he plays lacrosse. and im actually like 10 times better at it then he is. i used to play hockey. same basic thing. <BR>and ill back roll over him on a wakeboard :D

wakeslife 10-17-2008 8:20 PM

Who gives a damn. I've though about this all the time, considering almost every one of my friends are all-state athletes for their respective varsity sports. They joke around saying if our school had a wakeboard team, I would run that.

krkx93 10-17-2008 8:49 PM

wut kind of douchey ass <font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font> would say such thing <BR> <BR>he should be on the list for extreme ass beatings <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

misteve 10-17-2008 8:51 PM

^^^ The kind that sux at all sports, including wakeboarding.. <BR> <BR>I would be like.. "Let's go outside and play some basketball, or football, or any sport and I will smoke your a$$"! <BR> <BR>Have a decathalon and see who's a better athlete <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

wakerider111 10-17-2008 9:04 PM

he might be one of those a$$inine people who are all "technical" on the "definition" of a "sport" and say that it "must include two teams simultaneously playing, because only in this way does real competition happen" <BR> <BR>i have heard "sport(s)" defined this way... ummm ok? <font size="-2">i kinda get your idea</font> yea uhh whatever <BR> <BR>I dealt with this kind of comments all through highschool when i tried to get peeps interested in wake. now a lot of the nay sayers wakeboard now hahahahah}

walt 10-17-2008 9:27 PM

Hook him up with one of these while speaking German. <a href="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/4387/636178.html?1224208966" target="_blank">http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/4387/636178.html?1224208966</a> <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

marshk344 10-17-2008 9:38 PM

I play varsity basketball and I would probably say wakeboarding is harder and takes more cajones.

mcclure_kevo 10-18-2008 12:37 AM

i had seven varsity seasons between my sports in highschool and wakeboarding is much harder to be competitive in then football track and feild or wrestling

scooby212 10-18-2008 8:08 AM

"If it were easy, they'd call it wakeboarding"...i can't count how many times i've heard this from slalom skiers..what is their problem??? anybody else catch any flak??

misteve 10-18-2008 8:26 AM

I agree with Walt... <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

balr54 10-18-2008 10:03 AM

Well anybody who wants to challenge that with me, I will see them on the court. Lear, that goes for you too! Lexy my a$$!

knarbar 10-18-2008 10:07 AM

Dude you took it personally??? HE PLAYS LACROSE! hahahahahaha WHO CARES. I could see this comming from a football, basketball, and maybe a soccer player. But Lacrose? For real?

jeff359 10-18-2008 10:53 AM

Like Dave said LACROSE? I didn't even know we played that on the west coast.

themxercr85 10-18-2008 11:01 AM

Dude i get that same thing too, im pretty good at extreme sports, snowboarding, wakeboaring, motox, skating, mtbing, karting, auto racing, all that junk. I play lax as well and its a blast, im the kid that doesnt really touch the ball but fn lights kids up. I dont go for the ball I go for the player and the penalty haha. I play football as well and not a star player but a decent wr and db. <BR> <BR> <BR>Jeff, LAX is getting HUGE on the west coast, slowly though, each year it becomes bigger and bigger, at my school (bellevue high) we are currently trying to get lax to be a school sport instead of a club sport.

hyperlite_boards 10-18-2008 11:24 AM

im pretty good at "real" sports like soccer basketball and baseball but wakeboarding is by far the most relaxing...accept for the injuries

knarbar 10-18-2008 11:27 AM

Hey twitch im not downing the sport and it may be getting bigger but lets just face it bro its not ever gunna be the next NFL or MLB. Its Lacrose. Compare the amount of schools on the west coast that have a football and baseball team to the schools that have lacrose. Huge significance. You kinda put it into terms yourself in your post. "LAX is getting HUGE, slowly though" Once again Im not downing you or the sport just saying that trying to compare wakeboarding to Lacrose is comparing having tea and scrumpits to a Carls Jr. 6 dollar burger hahaha.

knarbar 10-18-2008 11:28 AM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> I cant believe I just made those comparisons. It must be Saturday morning

fly135 10-18-2008 11:47 AM

<b>"wakeboarding is for people who dont have the talent to play real sports"</b> <BR> <BR>You should have told him... "No, you're thinking of ESPN".

rmcronin 10-18-2008 11:54 AM

that's hilarious. Unfortunately, some of the most talented riders I ride with are kids who don't have much time to ride because of sports that pay for their college scholarships.

sidekicknicholas 10-18-2008 11:59 AM

on the d-bag's side some of theeee most athletic people I have ever met (college football - basketball players) I've met cannot wakeboard to save their life....they try to muscle <font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font> to much and look retarded. <BR> <BR>When I worked at a wakeboard school there was a guy - full ride to Uw-Madison for football - took him like 13 tries to get up, just wouldnt listen to me when I said, DO NOTHING BUT HANG ON..... then his 12 year old sister popped right up. <BR> <BR>I couldn't poke fun because he woulda ripped my head off but thats just how it is... a good wakeboarder is an athlete but 100% opposite of a football/basketball athlete.... two different worlds

longlakerider 10-18-2008 12:51 PM

dave, it is getting a lot bigger though. ecpecially in the north east, my schools ranked like number 3 or something in the nation for lax, and it might just be here but every fall and winter sport is "cross training" for lax, and like 5 kids get d1 dull rides every year

knarbar 10-18-2008 1:52 PM

Thats cool man. I dont know much about it. Its just not nearly as popular where Im at. Especially compared to football, basketball, and baseball so its a bit of a BOLD statement. That was my only point brotha

themxercr85 10-18-2008 6:17 PM

Well yeah its not as big but i think eventually it might be, Im just saying on the west coast its getting a lot bigger as to a few years ago it wasnt even known of. I get what your saying but every year the amount of kids playing increases. Its an awesome sport. I think on the east coast it might get to NHL level i dunno though.

themxercr85 10-18-2008 6:21 PM

Calder what school do you go to?

hymaeringo 10-18-2008 6:22 PM

even fat kids can play lacrosse. I thought field hockey was a chick sport?

hyperlite_boards 10-18-2008 6:38 PM

there are a ton of people that are great at one sport but there are a few who are just natural athletes with raw talent and i think that people like that things just come natural to them...its true that if someone practices any sport and puts enough time an hard work into it they are going to have to be good the same with wakeboarding the only difference is that in wakeboarding it is tough to be great off of the back of just some tiny old boat you need to have some expensive boat with a big wake and nice tower if they plan on going anywhere

briand 10-18-2008 10:11 PM

Ringo, what are you talking about? Fat kids play all sports, especially the more popular ones like football! But thats probably because lacrosse requires much more running than being a lineman. Lacrosse is huge on the East coast so if you aren't on the East Coast you probably just don't fully understand.

gotwake123 10-18-2008 11:09 PM

Ringo your an idiot!!!

xistential 10-19-2008 4:54 AM

"If it were easy, they'd call it wakeboarding"... <BR> <BR>It's normally trick skiers that say that. At the Masters I saw some of them wearing T shirts with that on. Bit rich coming from the gayest sport of them all.

jeff359 10-19-2008 9:58 AM

Wake has always gotten a bum rap from the other water tow sports. And some of it is with reason. Frankly, I've done them all and wake is the easiest to pick up. BUT it is harder to be any good at. <BR> <BR>The fact that it is so easy to get up on a wakeboard, when compaired to a single, trick, or barefoot...Wake will also have that stigma with the others.

eyekahn 10-19-2008 10:11 AM

lacrosse, baseball, football, and basketball are games. Wakeboarding is a sport

hymaeringo 10-19-2008 11:27 AM

Trick skiing is for fat kids too

10-19-2008 11:41 AM

what evs guys, they are all sports, this guy was just ignorant.

hawkeye7708 10-19-2008 1:41 PM

I've observed that macho a-holes have the most trouble when I try to teach them how to wakeboard for the first time.

10-19-2008 2:50 PM

Every single water skier that has given me the "if it were easy, they'd call it wakeboarding" comment are ego-driven jerks that just can't come to terms with wakeboarding taking waterskiing's place as the most popular water sport. My cousin was a professional waterskiier for a long time and she thinks wakeboarding is great. She loves to take people out on her boat who have never been on the water before.

nickdakoolkat 10-19-2008 3:25 PM

I stopped playing baseball so i could wakeboard....after high school, I could have played baseball at my JC but it would have required me to play baseball all summer long basically....and I figured Im not gonna go pro so <font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font> I'll give up baseball and just wakeboard...plus wakeboarding is the only sport where you can relax and drink beers with girls in bikinis while your doing it haha

hyperlite_boards 10-19-2008 5:04 PM

some people are just not built for wakeboarding but they are built for their sport(s) i am 6 ft 5 and im not a very good wakeboarder but i am pretty good at the sports i do play...you guys try having "some buff guy" teach you how to play their sport and they will be frustrated as well

goatroper222000 10-19-2008 5:05 PM

star quarterback at my school givs me this crap all the time...i keep tellin him to cmon out then but he has yet to show...he isnt really even that good..just thinks he is..our school has played a couple of joke teams the past few weeks and dominated...then they got they're panties all in a wod and want to try to play a real school and......got shut down...it kinda made me laugh tho...

longlakerider 10-19-2008 5:31 PM

twitch, i got to darien high school in darien, ct

themxercr85 10-19-2008 8:20 PM

darien isnt even ranked I dont think...

squirrel_hunter 10-19-2008 8:37 PM

wakeboarding is at the bottom of the extreme sports chain, not to mention it was kicked out of xgames

tahoeguy7 10-20-2008 6:11 AM

To me, wakeboarding is infinitely more fun than any mainstream sport. I was in the same boat as Nick, and I sure as heck wasn't giving up wakeboarding for more baseball.

jward10 10-20-2008 7:25 AM

Been reading this post for a while and thought I would chime in. David I noticed you are 16 and I thought you could use some advice on the situation from me (a 30 yr old). Alright here is how this shakes down. A very small percentage of athletes of mainstream sports play at the college level, and even less at the pro level. With that being said the glory days will be over before you know it. So just keep riding and getting better. After college you will still have a boat full of half naked girls to impress and he will be at home holding his balls looking for someone to play with. On a side note. Here in the southeast most athletes in high school tend to pick on people in the band. Well think about that, most of them grow up to be musicians. Even the ugliest guitar players in the world have women all over them. In short, he may have a point now, but your sport will have you impressing girls and having a blast years after the glory days of high school and college sports are over.

themxercr85 10-20-2008 7:56 AM

well put JDUB

wakex2wake 10-20-2008 8:15 AM

atta boy JDUB... well stated... don't peak in HS (a lot of "athletes" do... it's trivial and there is way too much better stuff to get into afterward... college and post is when it's fun... you get to do more of what you want w/ a lot more money... shake the haters and ride

reconabe 10-20-2008 8:33 AM

Great advice JDUB, I wish someone had given me that advice when I was 16, especially about the half naked girls!!

10-20-2008 10:32 AM

Yeah in all honesty, when you get to university it doesn't matter anyways. everyone does their own thing and has fun doing it. just keep doing what you love.

knarbar 10-20-2008 10:42 AM

Ringo- "Trick skiing is for fat kids too" <BR> <BR>WTF???????? Did I miss something <BR> <BR>Kyle- "Wakeboarding was kicked out of the Xgames" <BR> <BR>Its not the only sport kicked out of the Xgames so to say its at the bottom of the chain isnt true. It was kicked out because it couldnt be held ON SITE. Not because it wasnt a desirable sport thats why they had a RAIL JAM ON SITE.

squirrel_hunter 10-20-2008 7:10 PM

Nice coverup story, if makes you feel better

slob02 10-21-2008 9:35 AM

I played them all growing up......Even baseball in college. Wakeboarding and Motor Cross are by far the most physically demanding.

hyperlite_boards 10-21-2008 9:44 AM

I guess you are right now that i think about it wakeboarding for 2 hours is much harder than playing basketball for 2 hours

wakeviolater 10-21-2008 10:26 AM

i sure as heck cant do any kind of sports (unless your group poker into sports). playing fetch with my dog is tough enough, let alone trying to throw some ball through a metal ring or something crazy like that.

waterdork88 10-21-2008 10:47 AM

bottom of the chain? <BR> <BR>look at where skimboarding, flowboarding, mountainboarding, streetboarding, snowskating, and inline are. just to name a few

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