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cyclonecj 11-28-2004 6:43 PM

<a href="http://www.mckeesurf.com/brucemckee/skurf.htm" target="_blank">http://www.mckeesurf.com/brucemckee/skurf.htm</a> <BR> <BR>They got ripped off by us ugly Americans. Pretty interesting how they get no credit but obviously started the whole thing.

dakid 11-28-2004 7:43 PM

who cares who started it? i like it now...that's all that matters to me.

snoobs 11-28-2004 8:11 PM

Aussies, ah, we're both the same country, just one of us talks funny!

cam 11-29-2004 4:22 AM

luke wulf sliding on a wakesnake just last week <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/201130.jpg" alt="">

wakeguru 11-29-2004 7:21 AM

What the heck is that dude above riding? <BR> <BR>McKee may have been the first to invent or ride a skurfer type board, but I'm not sold on the USA stole his ideas pitch. He said himself it's difficult to launch new products in Australia. <BR> <BR>He said the Kiwi on Aiken Products logo (Skurfer manufacturer) "explains the connection" and that his idea was basically stolen...that doesn't prove anything in my mind. <BR> <BR>If what he said about Neil whoever taking his fiberglass prototype to Herb O'brien and then basically "shutting" the door on him is true - that's not cool, but who's to say O'brien wasn't also working on some prototypes at that time? <BR> <BR>I'm sure there are lots of situations where someone has an idea and then the product comes to be in another part of the country or world without their involvement. <BR> <BR>We used to stand up on our kneeboards before wakeboards were invented and we even rode skimboards behind the boat, but I'm not claiming to have invented wakeskating. <BR> <BR>Anyways, I'll give credit to him for being a pioneer in the sport regardless.

mango 11-29-2004 8:11 AM

DMC discovered wakeboarding. we all know that! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/blush.gif" border=0>

tribal 11-29-2004 8:54 AM

Here's another link to back that up <BR><a href="http://www.stokecity.ca/skurfing_history.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.stokecity.ca/skurfing_history.shtml</a>

wakeguru 11-29-2004 12:45 PM

That's the same article...I guess you didn't read em'... <BR> <BR>Joe may have expressed the popular opinion here on this one. I thought it was interesting.

wakeguru 11-29-2004 12:54 PM

Anyways, now I know what a "wakesnake" is (I read wakeskate originally). Looks like he needs to shave that fin down a hair - maybe that's what he's doing on that rail. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>

cyclonecj 11-29-2004 3:30 PM

Those Aussie boards are exactly like the Skurfers that Tony Finn was hucking a couple of years later, down to the shape of that huge fin. <BR> <BR>I don't really care either, but I thought it was interesting and I'm bored so I thought I'd post it and stir the pot!

cam 11-29-2004 8:37 PM

craig omeara and luke wulf last year <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/201191.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/201192.jpg" alt="">

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