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awlang 01-16-2004 8:48 AM

Anyone have any new info about The Gate? Likes? Dislikes? Cheapest prices? Etc...?

typhoon 01-16-2004 8:50 AM

i am not sure but definately check out the kampus swing. it is outstanding.

typhoon 01-16-2004 8:55 AM

sorry. in know that was not answering your question. did not meant to derail your thread

jonb 01-16-2004 4:16 PM

from what i hear it rides a lot smaller than it is. so if you like a bigger skate dont get it

wakeskate247 01-16-2004 6:58 PM

yea i got the gate last august and its really nice, it says its a 114 but thats with the kicktails, so the rail lenght is much shorter, im guessing around 95cm's. tracks well with fin, i ride without a fin easyer for shuv-its and surface spins. the extra kicktail is ingenious and i think its the greatest thing to hit wakeskating yet, snaps outta the water really easy. Only disadvantage is the kicktails arent wide wide enough and when i land on them water catches my toes and pulls my back foot off.

awlang 01-17-2004 7:08 AM

I have alot of trouble jumping the wake and doing ollies. I have a Platinum 114. Would the Gate help me with those because of the kick-tails?

electricsnow 01-17-2004 1:05 PM

Adam, ultimately it's practice that will help you with your ollies and wake jumps. I learned how to do all of the basics (wake jumps, shoves, ollies, etc) on a flat deck, and the first kickflips were done on flats (in fact, some of the popular tricks nowadays were done on cutdown wakeboards). Needless to say, there isn't a magical board that will make any of these things easier--it's all about practice.

wakeskate247 01-17-2004 8:54 PM

Right on electricsnow, i learned everything on hyperlite scape 112, and once you know how to do the trick then upgrading to different boards can add to your style and have small improvements on the technical side, but everything is practice and you should fully just stick with it and remember that its supposed to be fun not a chore to wakeskate, some of the best riders ive seen dont do the best tricks but have the most fun.

warlock00 01-19-2004 8:59 AM

I think it is harder to land W2Ws on the gate rather than the scape. Once you get use to riding the gate it is nice, but there is a learning curve or at least there was for me.

motoxxx02 01-19-2004 9:02 PM

I got a question ? what is a gate ?

wakeguru 01-20-2004 8:47 AM

Check it out Cody. Notice how the tail and nose flip up. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.wakeworld.com/Skates/getboard5.asp?ProductID=2108" target="_blank">http://www.wakeworld.com/Skates/getboard5.asp?ProductID=2108</a> <BR> <BR>

motoxxx02 01-20-2004 4:17 PM

oh... thats pretty bad, thanks i wasnt sure what u guys were talking about

otiswunguy 01-31-2004 10:33 PM

cody b said it, toe drag on landings. it rides good but not as consistant as my cassette. also had the front kicktail bury itself on a few landings. there is a flat spot at the start of the kicktails that plows water.

xtremebordgurl 02-03-2004 10:50 PM

does the concave really add much to your guys' riding? cause I have a flat deack right now an I luv it, but I think in a couple months it'll be worn out. Shoul I upgrade to a concave deck? Is it worth the extra dollars?

kristian 02-04-2004 12:17 AM

I'd say upgrade. Concave's are really nice to ride.

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