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gpd005 09-06-2013 11:01 AM

anyone kneeboard?
 
I'll be honest, i suck on a wakeboard. i can get up cross the wake heel and toe side and when i'm feeling really frisky i will attempt to jump the wake and on a very rare day i even land it. But i love to kneeboard. I know this is an old school thing to do but i was just curious how many other people are busting out the kneeboards and still riding them? It seems like we see a lot of people still doing it but there is very little talk about it online like there is with wake boards. just curious.

MBofTexas 09-06-2013 12:47 PM

We kneeboard, I'm 42 my kids are 10 and 6(boys). It is a good platform to start kids on to build confidence and stability on the water. Both are on wakeboards now and I am the only one on kneeboard, but I kill it.

tuneman 09-06-2013 1:27 PM

There's actually been a resurgence in kneeboarding the last couple of years. New technology, like the O'Brien Sozo and Everett Super Seat, has taken the sport to another level. I ride for O'Brien and they've got some great products coming out. KneeboardWorld.com is a great place for tips and such.

iShredSAN 09-06-2013 2:16 PM

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Originally Posted by gpd005 (Post 1843470)
I'll be honest, i suck on a wakeboard. i can get up cross the wake heel and toe side and when i'm feeling really frisky i will attempt to jump the wake and on a very rare day i even land it.

Practice practice and more practice! It takes hours and hours of riding to get better but thats the addicting part. The more comfortable you become, the easier things get. Seeing the progression summer after summer is whats awesome! And ya tearing it up on a kneeboard every once in a while is always a good time... especially after a few beers

joeshmoe 09-06-2013 4:11 PM

Yah, I suck at wakeboarding too, but its still better than kneeboarding

Ttime41 09-06-2013 4:45 PM

For me kneeboarding has always been to wakeboarding what inline skating was to skateboarding. Yeah, some people might be doing inverts and raleys, but in the end they're still riding a kneeboard

davedidonato90 09-06-2013 6:35 PM

We usually take out the kneeboards after a few beers, or if we didn't have the best day of boarding. Nothing like "knee brawling" (riding doubles on kneedboards and try to spray and make your opponent fall - any means necessary) to cap off a long day. I still prefer wakeboarding but kneeboarding is a blast! So fun and easy. And I agree, great way for kids to get the feel of edging and build confidence!

robertstone9 09-06-2013 7:47 PM

just sold mine couple months ago took up to much room in the boat but would still get on one given the chance

Reez 09-13-2013 5:27 AM

grew up kneeboarding before wakeboarding really came on in like 1997. I don't understand how it isn't extremely painful for adults. My knees kill me in that position!

sidekicknicholas 09-13-2013 6:40 AM

A few years back was cleaning out the garage and found my old one.... figured I would give it a whirl and it was actually kind of fun because of how easy it was.

... the old days (when I was like 10) I didn't do much more than surface tricks, but was able to do lots of different flips, wake to wake 3s and 5s, mobes, raleys, and whips around the boat (so fun). I always rode on a SHORT line though, like 50 ft at 18 mph. I wanted a big wake that was straight up and down, my knees and back couldn't handle landing in the flats.

... a few pics from a few years back
...even did a dock start
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The around the boat whip
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...392_5943_n.jpg

wakeandsnow27 09-13-2013 3:22 PM

In my less mature days I was banned when answering on this topic. :)

joeshmoe 09-13-2013 4:48 PM

Ty, did you say something like this is definitely the gayest thread and how it should Not be in the wakeboarding discussion?

tomk 09-15-2013 6:22 PM

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joeshmoe, post a pic of you wakeboarding, do you boost this high?

simplej 09-15-2013 6:45 PM

Damn Jo shmoe are you gonna take that?? From a kneeboarder???

Jmaxymek 09-15-2013 8:48 PM

At least it's not fruit booting?

My closest friend and riding partner happens to be a kneeboarder, and respect to him and all you guys. I'd never be able to put my body through that...

rrkyle 09-15-2013 9:33 PM

I normally do not participate but..

Not sure why all the hate for kneeboarders here. A lot of us go bigger than most of the little doosh nozzles hiding behind the keyboard saying its "gay" or whatever. No reason to hate. Just a different sport.

Most people also haven't seen any "good" kneeboarders so they have a skewed opinion.

Check us out!
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FLv_GkQJc6g

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Rb4mGqUeQ


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Kwclark 11-24-2013 7:32 PM

Knee boarding is what wakeboarders have to do for eternity when they are condemmed to hell.:mad:

phathom 11-25-2013 12:26 AM

I picked one up at the thrift shop along with a broken keyboard and a sweet blanket. Only 99 Cents!

Ttime41 11-25-2013 4:03 AM

^ go back and listen to the lyrics. I don't think you're gonna want to use that blanket... Anyways, I don't care if you're doing 1260's on a kneeboard, you're still no better than that kid riding a ripstick at the skatepark

phathom 11-25-2013 8:33 AM

The blanket was sweet.
It was the leopard mink that smelled like R. Kelly's sheets.

skiboarder 11-25-2013 8:42 AM

M2's Slogan used to be, "Ride'm all". I liked that!

Sunday Fundays at the 2.0 you are required to take a lap "on something else" before you get to strap on a wakeboard. Keeboard, Boomboxes (two skate board decks with wake bindings), The chair (wakeboard, stool, kneeboard strap) and the mini slolam (longboard skateboard deck with a old school wakeboard fin and slalom bindings) are a few of the favorites. If you make a turn or land something off the kicker you win. You don't actually win anything, but you get a million points and a lot of high-fives.

83Starsnstripes 11-25-2013 9:06 AM

If I ever make it to Louisiana I want to ride with those dudes. Looks like nothing but fun in that Fall Fly video. Keep it up.

wazzy 11-25-2013 9:49 AM

Check out Frankie P...... http://www.frankiepanno.com/

homedawg678 12-01-2013 12:05 PM

can this thread just get deleted or moved to the kneeboard section?

nautiboy614 12-02-2013 9:14 AM

We have a kneeboarder on our shop team, here's a vid from a couple years ago, enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6U_BiJXHg8

captain_vilfo 12-02-2013 9:24 AM

didnt know so many people were this good on their knees


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