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rocketmatt17 07-22-2003 6:12 AM

Hey does anyone ride with out shoes. I have this old wakeboard and we put some grip tape on it, its hella fun. I havent tried any of the new purpose built boards yet but I am wondering if shoes are pretty much a requirement? I seem to get cuts on my leading foot quite often but I dont like the feel of the board with shoes on. It could be that I am an old a$$ beginner But I wonder if eventually I am going to have to get used to the shoes idea.

warlock00 07-22-2003 7:09 AM

I started without shoes riding a foam board, but had to start wearing them when I started trying for W2W's. Seem to be able to stick it a little better

wakeguru 07-22-2003 7:23 AM

Matt, <BR>You're old school. ha ha <BR>I was the same way when I started riding the wakeskate about 3 yrs ago. <BR>Shoes didn't feel right. I banged up my feet all the time going wake to wake and the boys always insisted I try the shoes. <BR>Finally, I gave in and my riding improved drastically not to mention the condition of my feet. One word, cushion. <BR>At first it seems as if you lose the feel for the board, but eventually you'll get used to it and will have more confidence.

rocketmatt17 07-22-2003 8:07 AM

well I guess I will have to give in then, thats good I guess (less loss of blood)What type of skates are you using

warlock00 07-22-2003 9:25 AM

I have a scape 112...wish I would have gone with a concave board though...that is next on my toy list.

wakeguru 07-22-2003 10:32 AM

Get a flat Cassette; great first board and they sell for around $100.00 with either foam or grip tape top. I ride the flat foam top Cassette 41". <BR>It's a whole different ride than the wakeboard w/griptape that you've got.

wblind180 07-23-2003 7:56 PM

I ride the Byler 107 and it is so awesome <BR>

rson 07-23-2003 10:06 PM

I don't ride with shoes...on grip and foam. I like the feel on the board against my feet.

matt123123 07-27-2003 9:48 AM

I ride with no shoes it fells better

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