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kyle_L 03-27-2010 7:20 PM

Rathy the best all around rider??
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from his new site, and i had not seen this video yet, but he is getting some super tech flats tricks and that rail work was just a mind blower.

norbiv 03-27-2010 7:54 PM

Yeah Dude, Rath is definitely an all around G

kristian 03-28-2010 2:51 PM

Thats a tough call. You gotta also consider Nick Davies, Tom Fooshee and Kieth Lidberg. The 4 of them are probably the best all round shredders in the world.

Sly_Park_Mark 03-28-2010 4:02 PM

Agreed. I would have a hard time choosing between any one of them individually.

waterdork88 03-28-2010 8:08 PM

If we are talking about ever!!!

my list would be
1. Parks Bonifay
2. Nick Davies
3. Aaron Rathy

All with very different styles and though they are very well talented all around. They still have their strengths with different aspects of the sport. Not to take anything away from Rathy because the guys is a truly insane rider in all aspects. Sick video!!! :)

stephan 03-28-2010 11:01 PM

Then you consider Rathy's skills on the wakeskate and his case for all around best ripper gets pretty strong, the man is not terrible at this waterdancing thing...

spearing 03-29-2010 12:11 PM

"BEST ALL AROUND RIDER" what is the critiria for a "BEST ALL AROUND RIDER"?

I guess with my limited Knowledge, I would say Rathy is the best all around rider.

waterdork88 03-29-2010 8:17 PM

I was thinking strictly wakeboarding cable and wakeboarding boat... but if we throw wakeskating in there...

1. Aaron Rathy
2. Scott Byerly
3. ummm... maybe Aaron Reed

lfadam 03-29-2010 9:36 PM

Sick video. He is riding out of his mind lately. Boat riding I think him or Harley is the best right now, hes a monster on the rails, got real good cable skills, good wakeskater...all around hoss. Id give him best all around rider RIGHT NOW, not sure about ever...you got Kenney, Fooshee, Parks, Byerly, Davies, Harf, etc.

behindtheboat 03-30-2010 6:13 AM

IMO, no one will ever reach Parks' level/status, so it's never really a question for best ever, I always go with it referring to right now, and Rathy seems to be taking it at the moment

buffalow 03-30-2010 11:44 AM

That is ridiculous riding! To be a legend you have to stand the test of time and change the sport. He is on his way for sure.

andy_nintzel 03-30-2010 12:26 PM

This is easy, Park or Murdog!

cheesydog 03-30-2010 8:16 PM

Davies has already reached Parks status for cable I feel personally. The guy does things no one else can do and has superhuman consistency. Still I would love to see him concentrate more on boat.

Rathy/Clifford on top of boat now for sure, although I personally prefer Rathy's style. Rathy is good on cable, but probably needs a bit more riding time on the cable to challenge the big guns at cable riding. Whereas Davies has won a couple world series stops behind boat.

Considering that I say Davies is the best all around rider in terms of Cable/Boat.Rails right now. Fooshee not far behind.

kwipp 03-31-2010 11:09 AM

Id say hes easily up there in the top 5. So broad and so many different variations to really put it in any order.

hyperlite 05-18-2010 4:21 AM

I agree......too many factors and sub catagories to drop all them in.

wake77 05-18-2010 4:33 AM

Rathy kills it. He really caught my attention in Push Process. Time will tell, but he is definitely inching up the all-time greats list.

I'm just not sure we'll ever see another rider progress the sport like Parks has. His section in 12 Honkeys is mind-blowing.

cwb4me 05-18-2010 4:37 AM

i'd say he's easily the best rider of everyone who posted on this thread myself included. lets not judge lets just enjoy an artist at work.he's a top shelf rider.

gene3x 05-18-2010 8:06 AM

I cannot believe nobody has thrown out Adkinson. Have you seen him ride cable? He is always at the top of the list in consistancy on boat boat and cable and has been for years, not just the last two. Not much film of him riding cable out there but he definately is better than Rathy at cable air tricks.

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