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jmar 02-08-2008 9:43 PM

I've been using ww for awhile now. This is the first time I've ever posted. I usually just enjoy checking out the post, pics, etc.... This guy Joe seems to give alot of people a hard time! Is it just me or does this guy seem a little bitter, or maybe needs another hobby,12000 posts. Holy Sh** Any help!

trickyboarder08 02-08-2008 9:45 PM


deltawake 02-08-2008 9:49 PM

Joe Umali = one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.

johnsvt 02-08-2008 9:56 PM

I haven't seen many post of Joe being bitter. He seems decent to me and had something to do with a wake video of two.

trickyboarder08 02-08-2008 9:56 PM

and, aren't u being pretty bitter yourself my making this thread?

johnsvt 02-08-2008 9:59 PM

Funny with 12k post usually Joe is a first responder.

socalwakepunk 02-08-2008 10:00 PM

jmarkas = new login for someone here with beef w/Joe?

jmar 02-08-2008 10:02 PM

Brandon, if I come off as bitter-my bad. I think curious is a better word.

marshk344 02-08-2008 10:23 PM

i don't know joe, but i've always pictured him as a pretty cool guy.

wakedad33 02-08-2008 10:36 PM

Joe has his own opinions, you can agree or disagree with him, he really dosen't care. But he is very knowledgeable of our sport and tied into the industry more then most. And a pretty cool guy.

jmar 02-08-2008 10:50 PM

TackleBerry I don't understand

jmv 02-08-2008 11:04 PM

Don't take everything that Joe says to seriously; he's just a funny guy. <BR> <BR>By the way Joe, I couldn't wait for your 21 epic to come out so I got another 210, sorry.

ironj32 02-08-2008 11:13 PM

joe, ur the man! can anyone else say that they have a thread totally dedicated to them?

dakid 02-08-2008 11:14 PM


dakid 02-08-2008 11:17 PM

john, excellent choice!

tigerblp 02-08-2008 11:21 PM

I give Joe two thumbs up <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0>

dakid 02-08-2008 11:26 PM

barrett, don't you ever sleep? <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0>

themxercr85 02-09-2008 12:16 AM

Jmarkas, so you say uve been on here for a while?? thats crazy cause you have nothing in your profile AND it says total posts=3, hhmm maybe your the spectator kind of person. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0>

tyboarder03 02-09-2008 12:20 AM

Twitch-"This is the first time I've ever posted. I usually just enjoy checking out the post, pics, etc."

greatdane 02-09-2008 12:41 AM

Joe is the MVP of wakeworld members.

westsiderippa 02-09-2008 12:56 AM

i love all joe's post's, he will give it to ya straight no sugar coating. and he doesnt mind if you call him out when hes wrong, witch is never, lol. besides that hes a wealth of knolledge when it comes to the industry. thanks joe. <BR> <BR>hey D.W. can we have a wake poll, "is Joe to hard on everyone?" hahaha but good looking out jmar, WORD....

scott_a 02-09-2008 1:01 AM

As odd as this may seem, happy WakeWorld birthday, Joe. <BR> <BR>Old fart. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by scott_a on February 09, 2008)

02-09-2008 1:02 AM

Hes got a cool dog...theres my two cents on this topic haha

tcluv85 02-09-2008 1:09 AM

I have known Joe for many years. Yes back in the day, Joe would get on here and F*** with people for fun, but not in a VERY long time (2+ years?). I can't remember when, but Joe mellowed out quite a bit. <BR> <BR>ip check please???? and feel free to post the match on here.

ponte_06_x2 02-09-2008 1:13 AM

hes just the fastest poster in the west. thats all

stephan 02-09-2008 2:44 AM

Joe is a good cat. One thing that will strike you when you get to know Joe is that despite any crap he may give someone, he views the people on this board as his friends. Take his ish giving with a grain of salt and realize he's a good fella to know, you might run into him someday and find out first hand. Plus, he could probably beat any of us to death with his left hand. You have been warned.

nj_alex 02-09-2008 5:32 AM

Maybe Joe is really Chuck Norris; not Randall.

deuce 02-09-2008 8:09 AM

<blockquote><hr size=0><!-quote-!><font size=1><b>quote:</b></font><p>Maybe Joe is really Chuck Norris; not Randall.<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote> <BR> <BR>Post of the weekend.

djiali 02-09-2008 8:28 AM

jmar = epic!!!!

wakeboardlasvegas 02-09-2008 9:16 AM

so...is Joe an "internet toughguy"?

andy_nintzel 02-09-2008 9:34 AM

JOE IS THE MAN! <BR> <BR>He used to give me a hard time, you have to earn his respect! <BR> <BR>KEEP UP THE AWESOMENESS UMALI!

rockledge 02-09-2008 10:01 AM

Joe is a natural lurker. Up late, multiple browsers open, 4-5 sites at a time, blood shot eyed, watching, waiting . . . for posts about himself. <BR> <BR>To throw you guys off, he posts every now and again. It is an act. He'd rather not be seen. <BR> <BR>Creep . . .

criswb 02-09-2008 10:21 AM

If ur new, joe may seem 'bitter' as you've put it, but in time you will get to understand his humor. Besides i really appreciate that he says things as they are, and not sugar coat them as someone else put it.

wakeviolater 02-09-2008 11:48 AM

i meet joe before, and he was 7 feet tall. My car got blocked in and he picked it up and moved it for me. <BR> <BR>i tried to pay him for the service, but he flew away before i got a chance to. <BR> <BR>great guy.

seattle 02-09-2008 12:23 PM

Joe is my X lover. He was and probably stills is one of the most tender caring men I've ever known. <BR> <BR>I still miss you Joey Bear.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/kiss.gif" border=0>

dansmith 02-09-2008 12:45 PM

I saw a picture of Joe once, but the horizon in the background wasn't level so it was destroyed...

helix_rider 02-09-2008 4:12 PM

Joe simply treats conversations on the board as if they were happening in real life. If you were talking to a guy who said to you, "I think your boat sucks", you'd probably have a word or two with him. Online, people try to get away with stuff they wouldn't normally, and Joe calls them on it. Good for him, I wish more people would.

poon 02-09-2008 5:03 PM

Joe is a meany.

antbug 02-09-2008 5:50 PM

Chase you are so right. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>Joe is.....well damn, he is my best friend!

rnopr8 02-09-2008 7:33 PM

Joe is great....that's the bottom line

slacker 02-09-2008 8:41 PM

I am posting in here just to bump this thread up next to the Sarcasm thread. <BR> <BR>Chase pretty much summed up my thought on this subject . . .

02-10-2008 5:39 AM

Plain and simple, joe transcends time and space with his very existence. <BR>Also , hes the only man who can chase my girlfriend around while snapping strange pictures of her without me punching him. Gotta love joe.

longhornfan 02-10-2008 10:09 AM

Joe's usualy the first guy to respond to any video editing questions I have. Always seemed cool to me. I bet he doesn't even know who I am though. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/sad.gif" ALT=":-(" BORDER=0>

rocketdogg 02-10-2008 10:24 AM

I can personally attest that Joe has been around forever. I think I remember first seeing him back in 96-97 or something. In wakeboard/internet years that is about a lifetime.

radikal 02-10-2008 1:12 PM

i dont know him except for all the post i read from him but one thing is sure : i dont think i will have my own related thread talking about me on WW in my whole life and JOE yes, i think he is now famous, joe are you going to the Grammys tonight ? .... thumbs up !! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>

parkgirl 02-10-2008 6:02 PM

Joe = King of Sarcasm. I love it, makes for a good laugh on a boring day, even when I am the target, which does happen.

nickdakoolkat 02-10-2008 6:06 PM

I don't know Joe, but I just bought the "Chick Flick" and he worked on it, I gotta say it was pretty SIIIICK! I cant believe I slept on buying it for as long as I did.

jmar 02-10-2008 6:11 PM

it sounds like joe has many fans and friends and i bow to all of them.

poser007 02-10-2008 6:22 PM

LOL I just saw this post and read through it. I was laughing the whole way through. A few years ago when I first started boarding and found this site, I knew nothing about wakeboarding, I just knew I loved it. I noticed Joe posted more then most people and tended to be oppiionated which was fine with me. After being on the board a few years now, Joe is probably one of the most knowledgeable guys on this thread. I may not agree with everything he posts but he does have alot more insight on the sport then i do and usually will answer any questions you have about it....Except maybe Joe are you bitter? I think Joe became Bitter when he looked at my profile pic and saw that is was I who was the shizzle dizzle andnot him.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

wakescene 02-10-2008 9:24 PM

Joe Umali <BR>Ladies Man <BR>Man's Man <BR>Man about Wakeboarding

sidekicknicholas 02-10-2008 10:24 PM

he could be my father, my mom says we may never know

sivodd 02-11-2008 12:40 AM

over all nice guy and pretty much tells it like it is. Some people can't handle that. Much respect to you joe. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by sivodd on February 10, 2008)

dcervenka 02-11-2008 3:51 AM

Is Joe that guy who stole Arun's wave at the hook? <BR>Kicked sand in Kyle's face and stole his g-friend? <BR>Gave wakeboard lessons to the Vandal? <BR>Stole AntBug's minivan? <BR>hmmmmm, probably not! <BR> <BR>But he is the guy who.. <BR>is one of the nicest guy you'll ever meet! <BR>has the balls to tell you how it is! <BR>will hook a brotha/sist'a up! <BR>traveled the US filming the top female wakeboarders in the sport! <BR>flew 600 miles at a moments notice to film/edit for pretty much 48 hours straight to help a friend out!

solo 02-11-2008 10:25 AM

Sometimes I just want to strangle the guy! But he's my buddy!

fly135 02-11-2008 11:59 AM

Maybe Joe just made a new account so he could get everyone to give him some love.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/kiss.gif" border=0>

mnwakerider 02-11-2008 3:00 PM

I remember when Joe told me once "you're not new here, you should have seen this comming..." after a response to a nonsense post. <BR> <BR>I thought to myself - I finally made it! Umali recoginizes my screenname! YAAAA!!!!! <BR>My life has been downhill ever since...<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

timmy 02-11-2008 3:06 PM

he is just a wild and crazy guy!

luchog 02-11-2008 3:07 PM


deltagrubber 02-11-2008 4:24 PM

fly135 beat me to it!!! <BR>Jmarkas = j. Umali or his past alter ego "jumalian"....

dakid 02-11-2008 5:04 PM

we've just witnessed ultimate gayness from a couple people accusing me of starting this. <BR> <BR>i have the support of my friends, whether they post in here or not. you really think i'm so insecure that i would start this? i've been posting here for years. i think i've earned my keep. <BR> <BR>actually, to clear this up, why not ask dave to post the original poster's IP address? and maybe compare it with other current users since we know it's an alias and compare it with mine.

wakeboardnut 02-11-2008 6:03 PM

do it! we want justice!!

jmar 02-11-2008 6:56 PM

deltagrubber and fly135 its pretty obvious from all the posts that there is alot of love for joe with or without this post. joe u i never meant to offend, its clear i didn't understand your style, my bad.

liquidmalibu 02-11-2008 9:43 PM

haha, Chase is going for the kill!

waterdork88 02-11-2008 9:53 PM

chuck norris wears joe umali pajamas

misfits1981 02-11-2008 11:53 PM

Joe, I don't have the attention span to read everything here...are you at the LA boat show?

fly135 02-12-2008 9:26 AM

Humor is dead on WW.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/sad.gif" border=0>

raequelhoffman 02-12-2008 10:06 AM

Andrea's right, "king of sarcasm" seems like a good description for him on wakeworld. Other qualities about him include being a really good photographer, filmer/video editor, worker, rider(style to the extreme), friend, family man, dog trainer for his cutest dog Moby and comedian<IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

slacker 02-12-2008 12:09 PM

rae <BR> <BR>did you put a smiley on the end of your post as an indication that your entire post was sarcastic or just the "comedian" part? <BR> <BR>If it was the former, I feel sorry for Joe. That would pretty much ruin his legacy. The comedian part I understand . . . (no smiley for vagueness purposes)

buzz_grande 02-12-2008 1:38 PM

Raequel, <BR> <BR>You hit it on the head. Great photographer/video man, etc. Been on my boat(awesome rider) and always welcome back. A bit of sarcasm never hurt. Everyone just take a chill pill. Joe is a great guy! <BR> <BR>Joe, now that I kissed your butt, when am I going to get to detail your rides? <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0>

solo 02-12-2008 1:45 PM

Everyone needs to stop kissing Umali's arse!

lizzyb 02-12-2008 1:59 PM

I think this is awesome. An entire thread devoted to kissing someone's ass. <BR> <BR>As much as it pains me to admit it.. I really like Joe. He has a great heart and was one of a handful of people invited to our wedding for this very reason.

dakid 02-12-2008 4:38 PM

buzz, my truck desperately needs a detail after going through snowstorms and such. unfortunately, i'm unemployed at the moment, so $$$ for detailing my truck's not high on the priority list. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>rae, you forgot "kick ass team manager!" <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0>

dakid 02-12-2008 4:39 PM

KRIS, nah, not at the l.a. boat show. was there on saturday though.

solo 02-12-2008 4:57 PM

Damn Asian Camera Guys!

dcervenka 02-12-2008 5:07 PM

Joe is Asian? on his mySpace profile it states that he's White, 6' 5", athletic build, and 275 lbs..

02-12-2008 6:28 PM

Your right dave, joes body is like a large steel factory...unstoppable. The first time heard about this camera toting, sarcastic 275 pound asian madman, all i could think was "can you even imagine how hard this guy parties?"

leigh 02-12-2008 8:20 PM

Joe Umali for President!!

agfan12 02-12-2008 8:27 PM

Dammit I miss living in SoCal and riding with the other peeps in this thread! <BR> <BR>P.S. I miss Joe and Frankie. And Moby. And Ollie.

rnopr8 02-13-2008 1:10 AM

Buzz!!!! How ya doin?????? Didn't see you at a tourney last year!!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/sad.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>But Joe was there!!! <BR> <BR>(Message edited by rnopr8 on February 13, 2008)

hoosairboy 02-13-2008 5:03 AM

Don't mess with Joe on this site. He has his own posse and they know how to find you. I made that mistake once and now I have no job and am homeless. Some say he is The Godfather of wakeboarding.

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