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hawkeye7708 05-01-2012 11:52 PM

Randall Harris- No flips... just huge, stylish, dirty spins
 
Randall making wakeboarding look like it should :)

http://vimeo.com/41238870

Marksy 05-02-2012 12:20 AM

Can't seem to view this even when I log in

Permission Denied
Sorry, you do not have permission to watch this private video.

kristian 05-02-2012 1:23 AM

pretty sure he's referring to this: http://www.alliancewake.com/wake/bef...andall-harris/

hawkeye7708 05-02-2012 5:07 AM

Yup! That's the one!!!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Not sure what's up with the link I originally posted, but the right one is up now. Such a great video!

jaybee 05-02-2012 5:28 AM

Sick sick sick!!!!! Pretty sure alliance sets up there videos so they can only be viewed on the alliance site.

hawkeye7708 05-02-2012 5:40 AM

That'd definitely make sense.

mark197 05-02-2012 6:50 AM

His style is so amazing. Definitely one of my favorite riders to watch.

BTW do you think the kid on the dock (1:00) has any clue who he is watching?

Brett_B 05-02-2012 7:19 AM

Awesome video, anybody know the song?

okwakebdr 05-02-2012 7:32 AM

What a cool contest!

waketowake 05-02-2012 9:00 AM

Brett
So Far From Your Weapon
By: The Dead Weather

downfortheride 05-02-2012 1:17 PM

The man just makes it look so easy and fun. Randall Harris is just a joy to watch!

cwb4me 05-02-2012 6:39 PM

Randall is my hero! Go big or go home.

TheHebrewHammer 05-02-2012 7:24 PM

Fully sick, but I don't like OP's title. Inverts are awesome and can be styled out to the max. Especially when Randall is doing them.

Raf1985 05-02-2012 9:12 PM

I like this style better than crazy spin/flip combos that are hard to tell what they are. Flips are cool as hell, but only when you dont have to watch the video twice to see what trick it really was because they were spinning too fast.

travis_briscoe 05-02-2012 9:30 PM

So incredible to watch. I've been fortunate enough to see Randall ride a few times in person, and it is absolutely ridiculous. Also, one of the most down to earth, nice guys to talk to.

As for the title of the thread, I see nothing wrong with it whatsoever- it describes the video perfectly. When I clicked on the thread, I knew exactly what I was getting. Perfect.

jeff_mn 05-03-2012 10:24 AM

1:10

dang

dyost 05-04-2012 11:50 AM

I've never been so impressed by 180s and 360s. That whole set was incredible.

johnny_defacto 05-04-2012 2:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheHebrewHammer (Post 1749037)
Fully sick, but I don't like OP's title. Inverts are awesome and can be styled out to the max. Especially when Randall is doing them.

True, but his title is correct because inverts cannot be "just huge, stylish, dirty spins"

I doubt he is hatting on inverts, just excited to see a set of spins only, i assume?

TheHebrewHammer 05-04-2012 7:22 PM

Ya, the title is fine. I just didn't like that he said this is making wakeboarding look "like it should." In my opinion, wakeboarding "should" have inverts. Not all wakeboarding. Just wakeboarding in general. Whatever.

hawkeye7708 05-05-2012 6:47 AM

Well, to prevent further confusion and ruination people's days wondering about the original intention of a trifling little post title... :-p

I titled this thread and wrote my description in that way because:

1) In that entire set there were no inverts. No hating on inverts... I'm pretty equal opportunity on all wakeboard tricks. It's all in the execution of them!

2) In that entire set, Randall provided us with "huge, stylish, dirty spins". The set was amazing- filled with late spins, grabs, controlled pokes, tweaks and more, oh yeah, and HUGE air.

3) In regards to the description- I personally enjoy watching the long rope, big air, high speed riding style that Randall has. He rides controlled, big, and grabs with extreme accuracy. So, in my eyes- going big, individualized style combined with technical maneuvers executed in complete control is how wakeboarding should look. I've been just as awed by Randall's other videos where he did inverts. Just didn't have any here.

Bill_Dad 05-05-2012 1:06 PM

looks
 
Randall makes it look good for sure, Dean Smith comes to mind who goes huge and makes it look good as well.
Always looks good in slow mo!!!!!!!!! loved the clip !!!!!!

TheHebrewHammer 05-05-2012 6:00 PM

Ya man, now that Lyman's gone, Dean Smith is carrying the torch for a younger generation of big air riders.

benjaminp 05-05-2012 6:20 PM

Funny how nobody calls the Vandall stupid for wearing a t-shirt while he rides...

Awesome video, Randal has style for miles and can make any trick look fantastic.

razorjaw 05-10-2012 1:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by benjaminp (Post 1749709)
Funny how nobody calls the Vandall stupid for wearing a t-shirt while he rides...

Awesome video, Randal has style for miles and can make any trick look fantastic.

Randal is the Chuck Norris of wakeboarding. He doesn't get wet, water gets Vandalled. :D

hawkeye7708 05-11-2012 5:42 AM

^^^ I remember an actual Alliance (I think) contest that had people write in that exact kind of thing for Randall. It was pretty funny

TheHebrewHammer 05-11-2012 7:12 AM

Please can someone find this? Randall is my favorite rider and I would love to read some of these!

kamighazi 05-11-2012 7:53 AM

Randall Harris had an exhibition run off the coast of Japan last year. In hindsight, it wasn't as good an idea as initially thought

(too soon?)

jcfox00 05-11-2012 8:03 AM

^^^^Hahaha Awesome!

TheHebrewHammer 05-11-2012 10:03 AM

:eek:

hawkeye7708 05-11-2012 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheHebrewHammer (Post 1751233)
:eek:

Maybe shoot alliance an email and ask them. Did a quick 'n' dirty Google search, and didn't find it. I remember it though! It was pretty funny stuff. Chuck Norris-esque.

wakeworld 05-14-2012 1:16 PM

"Randall Harris doesn't need to wet down sliders. They see him coming and wet themselves."

That was the winner of our Randall Harris Facts giveaway. See the top ten here: http://www.wakeworld.com/news/featur...5-55-1453.html

TheHebrewHammer 05-14-2012 2:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wakeworld (Post 1751783)
"Randall Harris doesn't need to wet down sliders. They see him coming and wet themselves."

That was the winner of our Randall Harris Facts giveaway. See the top ten here: http://www.wakeworld.com/news/featur...5-55-1453.html

Thanks! That's hilarious because Randall doesn't hit any sliders!

kamighazi 05-15-2012 6:19 AM

awe man. my japan one doesnt sound as original now. But at least i might have been in the top 10!

Those were pretty good.

kamighazi 05-15-2012 6:36 AM

You never see Randall Harris ride any direction but east. This is because earths rotation is about 913.56 mph, and the boat must counter this to dial him in.


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