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surfdad 09-14-2008 2:23 PM

We made a whirlwind trip to Orlando to see some of Surf Expo, and I got the chance to see some of the new wakesurf specific offerings. <BR> <BR>We primarily went so that James could 'bro out in TWP booth for the unveiling of his new signature model. <BR> <BR>Expo is a big event - announcement at the MCO - Orlando International Kiosk. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626106.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 2:24 PM

Dennis was kind enough to bring our credentials outside so that we could make it past security. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626109.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 2:29 PM

TWP introduced a few new models at Expo. The James Walker Pro, a skimboard line and also the convert. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626117.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626118.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626119.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 2:31 PM

I thought this was interesting - the artwork is a digital reproduction blown up and the laminated to the board - so you could have your favorite picture on your stick. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626125.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 2:33 PM

Expo is the land of 5" heels and bikini's. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626131.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 2:44 PM

Shred Stixx announced a number of new products. The Hazen Pro, a skimboard and tower racks. The racks can be ordered with surf specific fingers or combo surf and skim. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626144.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626145.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626146.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626147.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 2:46 PM

Jerry in front of the Shred Stixx display. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626153.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 2:48 PM

The Shred Stixx booth was in between the Supreme and Sanger displays. The new Supreme picklefork was featured. This boat looks like it has some potential for wakesurfing. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626161.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626162.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 2:50 PM

The folks at Epic say they have their 23 dialed for surfing. It was good to see a TWP in the rack of the boat in their display. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626172.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 2:55 PM

Inland announced a replacement for their Green Loogey - check the surf'ish swallowtail. I forgot the name of this prototype, but they all raved about it's performace. Their A Frame quad conforguration too. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626188.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626189.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626190.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 2:58 PM

I had heard about the Hyperlite Swell and finally got a chance to see it. Diamond nose and tail skimmer. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626193.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 3:01 PM

Phase 5 and Zap had a huge display - I couldn't get all of the boards they had there in the picture. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626196.jpg" alt="Upload">

notsobueno 09-14-2008 3:05 PM

Awesome. Thanks for posting those.

surfdad 09-14-2008 3:09 PM

Eric Roush and the Surftech folks were there in force. Eric holding a quad fin loaf. I got the chance to talk with Drew of the Santa Cruz operation and he was telling me that they handle 482 unique shapes now, not color combinations actual unique shapes. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626204.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626205.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626206.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 3:13 PM

Endless Break is one of the new kids on the block. They were a significant sponsor of the WWSC and displayed some gorgeous artwork on their boards. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626209.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 3:18 PM

Another new kid on the wakesurf block was Grind Water Sports. For those familiar with wakeboarding - Darin Shapiro was the man in the booth. The video loop included footage of Darin wakesurfing. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626219.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626220.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626221.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 3:22 PM

Obrien had this HUGE softop. It was - I don't know, over 2 inches thick and I remember it as soft top and bottom. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626225.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 3:26 PM

Orlando seems to have some strange building codes. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626229.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626230.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 3:35 PM

Lost had a two story display, I'm guessing over 200 boards there. I loved the artwork on these. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626234.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 09-14-2008 3:51 PM

There were quite a few composite sandwich boards there. World Jungle Surfboards had these sweet looking boards out. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626237.jpg" alt="Upload">

somebodyelse5 09-14-2008 4:49 PM

those lost boards are gnarly! <BR>are they wakesurf specific? cause if they are i want it!

jdjjamesz 09-14-2008 6:34 PM

no, you can only buy the placebo for wakesurfing

ds3 09-14-2008 7:55 PM

Some great stuff. I didn't realize there were that many other wakesurf makers.

lakeside5_10 09-15-2008 5:03 AM

I also had fun at the show meeting Jeff with the family and all the folks at twp , shred stix, epic and so on it was really a great event . Jeff does need to leave his lam sneakers at home.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/crazy.gif" border=0>

surfdad 09-15-2008 5:07 AM

LOL - Those are my favorite sneakers! C'mon you have to admit they have tons of soul (as opposed to sole). <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>It was great to meet up with you too Mark. Keep in touch, my friend.

lsg 09-15-2008 8:46 AM

The lost board is a ocean board but you can get a small one and ride it behind the boat. The model is the round nose fish quad.

jdjjamesz 09-15-2008 9:33 AM

that board is not made for behind the boat ,its desighed for the ocean.you got to remember boards that are desighed for wake surfing are going to work the best,sure you could use it but its not going to work as good .the placebo is part of lost and is desighed for behind the boat,I ride stretch boards now and they make you feel like your surfing,even because your riding a man made wave,it still gives you the flow like an ocean wave.I grew up surfing for 25 years and when I ride the stretch behind the boat it doesnt throw me of when i surf in the ocean,when I ride other boards it kind of throws me of ,But if your josh sleigh,you can do it he surfs his placebo in everything

usostyle 09-15-2008 11:55 AM

Surfdad- Great stuff, thanks for sharing...those buildings look like my 6th grade paper mache projects...interesting?...to each his own.

usostyle 09-15-2008 11:57 AM

BTW-I flunked 6th grade because of those paper mache projects <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0>

surfdad 09-15-2008 3:43 PM

LOL - too funny. I can remember making some "structure" out of sugar cubes and while taking it to school deciding it would be a GOOD IDEA to eat a few of the cubes, enroute. For those not familar with this sort of choice: Not only does Elmers white glue that has dried NOT taste good with sugar, but you get marked down for gaping holes in your sugar cube buildings! TEACHERS! Go figure. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>That one upside down building is Wonder Works - they have all kinds of cool things for kids (of all ages). Flight simulators, earth quake simulators, roller coaster simulators. That area of Orlando is so family friendly, you could spend weeks doing Sea World, Disney, Wet 'n Wild, etc.

tonyv420 09-15-2008 4:33 PM

Yo surfdad, doesn't James have some of his old shoes he can give you? We all can start up a fund for you if you need. LOL Those velcro lawnmowers shoes have got to go. Just kidding, love the pics, thanks!!

surfdad 09-15-2008 4:51 PM

I love my shoes! AND I can scare small unruly children with them - see that stain right there little boy? Don't make me show you how that got there! (Evil laugh). I have so much resin on them that the velcro doesn't always stay attached. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>I can't believe you guys! Those are classic glasser/shaper shoes. They are almost part of my identity. What is that line from Napoleon Dynamite? Chicks dig a guy with skills and NOTHING says skills like resin and carbon bits encase shoes! <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

jujube 09-15-2008 6:52 PM

Check out Tige's Surf Expo booth - sweet ride <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.tigeowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8177" target="_blank">http://www.tigeowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8177</a> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/626600.jpg" alt="Upload">

tonyv420 09-16-2008 11:15 AM

Great response Surfdad, put a big smile on my face,considering I just found out my 18 year old son is in jail for next 24hrs.(misdemeanor charge of possesion) dang pot smokin kid!!! Hope he learned his lesson. I need to Surf!!!!

surfdad 09-16-2008 11:37 AM

Oh man anthony that has to be the hardest part about parenting, watching when our kids make poor choices. I'm sure that the jail time will have an appropriate impact and he's learned a valuable lesson. <BR> <BR>Hope you get to surf 'bro!

tonyv420 09-17-2008 10:33 AM

Thanks surfdad, you dont know how much I appreciate the support ! thats why I like this forum, Surfers are sooo nice!! And yes I am going out today after work, cant wait!! been learning 3's with the rope, hopefully I can pull one out today, thanks again.

wakesurf_ohio 09-17-2008 6:05 PM

Thank you for all of the pictures <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>We have been limited to dial up and haven't been able to load them all until tonight <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>Any background on grind watersports? looks like an interesting design

surfdad 09-17-2008 6:34 PM

Oh no! The dreaded dial up! I don't have anything more on Grind. The booth had all sorts of behind the boat "toys" tubes and the like. I don't believe any wakeboards, but they did have the three wakesurfers you see here. Also I remember seeing a waterproof iPod case. <BR> <BR>Darin Shapiro was in the booth and he seemed to be selling the product, not just 'bro'ing out. I got the impression that this was his business. He also had this chick with a TON of cleavage and a skirt that looked like the size of a potholder...sheesh. eeerrrr, not that I was LOOKING or anything like that, mind you. Mark Sher was telling me about it. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>The boards looked like a polyu blank - pretty standard construction.

wakesurf_ohio 09-17-2008 7:51 PM

Yes, Ike caused some havoc on ohio with the winds.. some parts still have no power from sunday! however that did not stop us from surfing, whitecaps and all! <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/627412.jpg" alt="Upload">

bigshow 09-17-2008 8:11 PM

I see that you rode both Saturday and Sunday<IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

wakesurf_ohio 09-17-2008 8:38 PM

indeed i did <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> made up for not going to expo! haha

outlawsurfcraft 09-29-2008 11:04 AM

Hey surfdad, What did you think of the paint jobs on the shredd stixx? The photos you took looked pretty good.

surfdad 09-29-2008 11:37 AM

Is that your work outlaw?! I really liked the splatter paint on both the Hazen and Jerry's skimmer. My camera didn't show the Hazen model that well, but the fade from the tail forward is sweet. <BR> <BR>How do you do that splatter effect without leaving lumps?

lakeside5_10 09-30-2008 8:44 AM

who is going to the january show ??

outlawsurfcraft 10-01-2008 6:01 PM

Yea, actually my wife did the skim board, I did the hazen. Hers turned out way better than mine did I think. As for the splatter, just practice, years of it.

hawaj 10-02-2008 3:30 PM

Darin and his sticks on video <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR><a href="http://thewakeplace.com/videos/EXPOGrind.html" target="_blank">http://thewakeplace.com/videos/EXPOGrind.html</a>

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