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focker 10-04-2007 11:00 AM

I feel like I've asked a lot of nostalgic questions around here lately so I'll keep the trend going. Does anyone here remember Christy Smith? This is actually someone's user name on here which reminded me of her. This chick was doing hs handle pass mobes in competitions back in the late 90's/early 2000. I actually googled her name and found her on top of the "1998 Pro Water Ski and Wakeboarding Tour Standings". Never really knew to much about her but remember seeing her on ESPN years ago and thinking it was crazy she was doing hs handlepass mobes (which to my knowledge no girls are even doing today, much less in a comp). Anybody know why she disappeared?

jjakober 10-04-2007 11:08 AM

I remember her, she rode for O'Brien and she was good! <BR> <BR>Don't know what happened to her though.

pimp131 10-04-2007 11:29 AM

From what I have heard she decided to take on the family path, and has started a family. Kinda hard to do Hs handle pass mobes while you are 9months pregnant.

romes 10-04-2007 11:38 AM

but i would pay to see that....

wakemetoday 10-04-2007 12:04 PM

Yes, she was the first female to do a mobius in competition. EXCELLENT RIDER!!! She would help judge the Arkansas INT riders when she wasn't training but, like Alessandro said, she took the the family path. I would say anyone who was wakeboarding in the late 90's and early 2000's knew the Smith family. They are some of the nicest people you'll ever be fortunate enough to meet.

ryan_shima1 10-04-2007 1:09 PM

I will second what Ronnie said, the Smith's are some of the nicest people around. Christy was super cool, glad to hear she's doing well. <BR> <BR>David, I think it's a different Christy Smith that has the username on WW.

board2death 10-04-2007 1:14 PM

Doesn't she live at Canyon Lake and involved with CLWC?

nauty_tique 10-04-2007 1:43 PM

Sounds like a, "Where are they now" story for Mr. Williams!

bmartin 10-04-2007 3:05 PM

I was transplanted to Arkansas about 3 years ago and hear stories of her awesomeness. Apparently she and Jeremy Baker were the bomb on our lake when they rode out there...Jeremy still is when he rides.

wake4fun 10-04-2007 3:50 PM

I met her years ago at a wakeboard contest my kids rode in. She is a very nice girl and my kids thought it was cool we had the same name. She was hanging out and cheering on the group of competitors from Arkansas.

big_brandon 10-04-2007 7:40 PM

Christy Smith and Robert Southworth rock!!!!!!!

jon_a 10-04-2007 10:39 PM

I see Christy every year at the boat show with her family. She sort of keeps quiet but still checks out all the new product. I've met her once and she seems like a very nice person.

teamvaldez 10-05-2007 7:38 AM

Oh my gosh, another person that loves Robert southworth. What the heck is going on with that kid. He had such talent as a kid and a great attitude.

wazzy 10-05-2007 10:53 AM

What about Sam Owens???

clay_fraley 10-06-2007 5:19 PM

Haha, the last time I saw Christy and Robert was forever ago, she was supposed to come out and help me on some more mobes a few months ago but something came up. But yea Christy as far as I know still live here in Arkansas but not sure about robert

fropappy 10-08-2007 10:01 PM

I saw Christy at the Boat Show in Little Rock this past Spring. She seemed a little embarrassed that I recognized her. She was enjoying the show with her family. <BR>I used to ride with a group at Monroe back when Robert Southworth was just a kid. I wonder how many inverts he mastered before he was 4 feet tall? <BR>Haha.

fropappy 10-08-2007 10:02 PM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/509656.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Even at this size he could already kick my butt... <BR> <BR>(Message edited by fropappy on October 08, 2007)

mcfly 10-09-2007 9:05 AM

Glad to see Robert and Christy's name pop back up on the forum. Those were the days! <BR> <BR>Marty McFly <BR><a href="http://waterskiboatsdallas.blogspot.com" target="_blank">http://waterskiboatsdallas.blogspot.com</a>

pearsonville 10-09-2007 9:20 AM

No one commented on Sam Owens... she was going big like the guys along time ago... I think she had some knee problems... but who doesn't riding at that level. Hello Marty.

mcfly 10-10-2007 8:32 AM

Aloha, Joe! I hope all is well! <BR> <BR>Marty McFly <BR><a href="http://waterskiboatsdallas.blogspot.com" target="_blank">http://waterskiboatsdallas.blogspot.com</a>

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