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jarrod 03-12-2013 10:59 AM

Dowdy is coming up fast
 
http://www.alliancewake.com/wake/tea...y-makes-moves/

Word on the street is Dowdy has three different wake to wake double inverts. You get to see a couple of them (cut off) in this teaser. One of them looks to be a double backroll to blind. Although I'm not sure that's the best name for it. If he can land them on tour, he'll give Harley a solid run for his money.

Go Mike!

wakedaveup 03-12-2013 11:10 AM

Dang the last double looked awesome. Should be an interesting tour this year.

brhanley 03-12-2013 11:12 AM

Wow, Dude has some serious ups. Looks like he grabbed both doubles and double grabbed the last one. Sick.

davez71 03-12-2013 11:14 AM

MY GOD.. That last double had a 360 in the first rotation.. WOW

kyle_L 03-12-2013 11:21 AM

the last double had a roll to blind in the first rotation, not 360 but it honestly looks like he is about to take it too KGB, unreal

ryanw209 03-12-2013 11:31 AM

Ya Jarrod your right on the money. HS Backroll to blind with another backroll. May as well start calling it the "Dowdy Dirty Double" ha. If anyone is still saying the G23 isn't a game changer just look at what is going down lately. Crazy! KGB double is next!

Goonz 03-12-2013 11:58 AM

Good! Harley could use some good competition.

steezyshots 03-12-2013 1:05 PM

With all those doubles on lock, he should try making a method look good. with that being said, the doubles looked really cool

lfadam 03-12-2013 1:31 PM

Seriously? The method police? What is wrong with that nasty glided out method? Is it because it's not the same as Randall Harris' or Trever Maur's method? I mean really...it's a trick that is designed for you to put your own flair on it, which is what the Method enthusiasts love...unless its not their preferred flair. Then "that rider doesn't know how to do a PROPER method."

jarrod 03-12-2013 1:40 PM

I thought it was sick looking

Andrew14 03-12-2013 1:43 PM

This kid is straight up from another planet - I don't even know what some of that was........this is going to be an awesome year for the tour!

steezyshots 03-12-2013 2:09 PM

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Originally Posted by lfadam (Post 1811038)
Seriously? The method police? What is wrong with that nasty glided out method? Is it because it's not the same as Randall Harris' or Trever Maur's method? I mean really...it's a trick that is designed for you to put your own flair on it, which is what the Method enthusiasts love...unless its not their preferred flair. Then "that rider doesn't know how to do a PROPER method."

If you really want to get into it, it was grabbed wrong, and floated out the back

What a method is supposed to look like
http://www.alliancewake.com/wake/the...ethod-contest/

jarrod 03-12-2013 2:22 PM

It was a method glide though.

And Dowdy's looks just like R. Derome's, which took third place in that contest you posted.

wakebordr11 03-12-2013 3:29 PM

WOW... want to see that last double

lfadam 03-12-2013 5:03 PM

jarrod, thank you.

Riley, you are proving my point...

"What a method is supposed to look like"...according to you? Are you now a part of Alliance's Grand Wakeboard Council that decides what is cool and what isn't?

"....floated out the back" what's wrong with that?

If any of you can't tell, it drives me insane when people (including Alliance) try to tell people how to wakeboard. There is no right or wrong way. Sure we can scoff at board slaps and low tricks with sketchy landings, for example, but who is anyone to say the way one rider pokes a grab is "wrong" and the way another grabs is "right?" Ridiculous. These critics are the same people that hate when people like Phil Soven do textbook tricks with no grab and tell them to "put some style on it and make it their own." Then they make it their own but not to the critics' liking so they declare it "wrong."

eman 03-12-2013 7:32 PM

Method looked good to me. Grabbed between the legs, did the shifty and poked the bag leg. I don't see anything wrong with floating it a bit. It was Greenwood-esque. Are we going to now suggest that BG does them wrong? To my eye the floated out the back version is more consistent with the way its done on a skate or snow half pipe. I say that because if you watch Terje Haakonsen or Tony Hawk do a method air, they're able to get a lot more extension of the upper torso than what you see on a flat wakeboard method ala Jeff Mckee or Mike Ennen - don't get me wrong, they both have great methods, but I bet Mike Ennen's looks a little different and more extended on snow. It's just different on a wakeboard because of the whole line tension and handle issues to deal with. You don't have freedom to do it the way you would on a skate or snow board, unless of course you're a boss like Colin Harrington and you can grab with the handle in hand. Either way, this kid seems to be bringing the goods and has nowhere to go but up. Wish him well.

johnny_defacto 03-12-2013 10:35 PM

so stoked to see the rest tomorrow. That last double was insane... grabbed with style. Doubles almost always look so rushed (except harleys indy double tantrum) but Mike is making them look really good. This years tour should be a great one.

Goonz 03-13-2013 4:32 AM

Here it is: http://www.alliancewake.com/wake/mik...y-makes-moves/

ironj32 03-13-2013 4:33 AM

The full film.

http://www.alliancewake.com/wake/mik...y-makes-moves/

VinnyA 03-13-2013 5:03 AM

Just wow. Haven't been this stoked since the Crow 9 video

captain_vilfo 03-13-2013 5:17 AM

can someone tell me where the hell this kid came from? holy crap!

captain_vilfo 03-13-2013 5:18 AM

makes me proud to be a boat rider lol

wakebordr11 03-13-2013 6:23 AM

Wow, now that's some steeeeeeezz

jtiblier123 03-13-2013 6:36 AM

Dowdy will win

sidekicknicholas 03-13-2013 6:54 AM

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Wow, now that's some steeeeeeezz
Agreed.

I figured once double inverts started to becoming the norm they would look awful, but man-o-man that was pretty.

andy_nintzel 03-13-2013 7:21 AM

HOLY CRAP! THAT IS AMAZING. Hands down one of the SICKEST Tricks I have ever seen!!!

wakedaveup 03-13-2013 7:40 AM

Absolutely that was so legit! That wake was mackin too

migs 03-13-2013 8:11 AM

Boom

skiboarder 03-13-2013 8:35 AM

Coming up!? No, I'd say he is there.

lfadam 03-13-2013 8:39 AM

That is insanity. What is he gonna call that? Not really a Double r2b, but no other name really works. The fact he grabs it late is nuts!

I love his super off axis double grab HS 7 too. Crazy looking trick that noone else does

wakeboardern1 03-13-2013 8:49 AM

Between Harley, Phil and Dowdy, this year's KoW is going to be insane. Maybe it finally will be something other than the Harley and Phil show.

johnny_defacto 03-13-2013 9:35 AM

Just WOW! That's all I can say right now.... except for this: Dear Nautique, I have a boat length limit I have to adhere to, so can you please make a G21? Oh, I also have no desire to pay $90+ for a wakeboat, so if you could make it for $60-65 with a trailer, I would appreciate it.

migs 03-13-2013 9:47 AM

That wake is Freakin ridiculous

wakebordr11 03-13-2013 1:43 PM

That wake is scary huge... I've ridden a G23 and that one looks downright ANGRY

VTWakeboard 03-13-2013 4:07 PM

Respect...Not much more to say than that.

Andrew14 03-13-2013 6:53 PM

Anyone know how this G was weighted in this vid? I'd imagine is pretty ballasted up over stock.....wake is stoooooopid big.

eubanks01 03-13-2013 8:13 PM

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Wow. This angle just makes the wake look ridiculous. I would love to take a cut at that thing.

ironj32 03-14-2013 4:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Andrew14 (Post 1811334)
Anyone know how this G was weighted in this vid? I'd imagine is pretty ballasted up over stock.....wake is stoooooopid big.

Friend that works at Nautique says that Dowdy does 750's in the rear tanks and 1200 up front.

Nordicron 03-14-2013 5:17 AM

Wow wow wow! After seeing this vid I can't imagine all the g23 haters having anything bad to say about it's wake now. I've heard many trying to say the G wake is just big but had no lip or pop to it. Looked like it has crazy crazy pop to it in this vid!

wakebordr11 03-14-2013 5:29 AM

All depends how you ride, Ron. Its a huge wake but it is a big waiting game. Average Joe won't go higher on a G23. Average intermediate to advanced rider won't go that much higher on a G unless they ride it all the time IMO...

I wonder if anyone has "maxed out" a G yet 2700 on top of a 2850 stock system for sure is insane, but people with 5k in old Xstars so it doesn't sound unbelievable that the G could take more having more freeboard, huge engine etc.

ironj32 03-14-2013 6:16 AM

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Originally Posted by wakebordr11 (Post 1811370)
I wonder if anyone has "maxed out" a G yet 2700 on top of a 2850 stock system for sure is insane, but people with 5k in old Xstars so it doesn't sound unbelievable that the G could take more having more freeboard, huge engine etc.

I've maxed out my G23 w/ the 450 (pretty much the same setup that Dowdy is riding). I know Murray and another guy at Nautique spent a day or two playing with the ballast setup last winter using the XS550 engine, and they thought that the sweet spot is what myself, Dowdy and others are currently riding. I do know that a few of the pro's ride with another 750 on the rear floor and a 750 up near the driver. I have no experience with that much weight, so cannot comment on what it's like (the 450hp engine can't handle that much ballast). However, I do have the XS550 arriving in a week or two and once the ice is gone you can rest assured that I'll be out there trying to find, what I think, is the best setup for me.

migs 03-14-2013 7:56 AM

^^cant wait to see those pics Jay

captain_542 03-14-2013 8:15 AM

Here's the still from the double whatchamacallit
 
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this is crazy.

ridemarktwain 03-14-2013 8:22 AM

Would love to see a hammer down raley off that!

captain_vilfo 03-14-2013 8:26 AM

jesus christ no wonder he can throw doubles that wake is up to his knee caps!

migs 03-14-2013 9:16 AM

#truemonsterwake
#waisthigh

03-14-2013 10:21 AM

I can tell you as an intermediate rider myself, you do go much bigger, within one session, behind a G. I think the biggest thing is that you are riding slower, and for a guy like me, that gives me the confidence to still attack the wake. I definatly felt like I had much more time in the air to complete tricks, grab, etc.

Obviously if you are a "I saw the fins" wakeboarder, the G wake sacked out might not be right.

juniorhawk 03-14-2013 10:59 AM

I haven't seen riding that technical or impressive in very long time.

What is that thing in 2:20 even called?
http://www.alliancewake.com/wake/mik...y-makes-moves/

When I can't name a trick I know it's bananas.
Heelside double grab stalefish mobe double backroll?
Something like that? Holy s**t.
EDIT: ok I see the other thread now. it's not a mobe then but holy bananas there is a lot going on in that trick.

It's kind of funny to see ads for the 210 in G23 drool threads. It's a great boat but I see it and go ..heh...

wakebordr11 03-14-2013 11:07 AM

When will we see a double mobe wake to wake? I'd like to see a double mobe 7. That would be wild!

chattwake 03-14-2013 11:14 AM

Kid can rip! Good lord.

solo 03-14-2013 12:40 PM

A double roll to blind is quite impressive indeed....


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