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wakeworld 01-23-2004 6:12 PM

Have you seen the two-page ad from Proflight in the latests Wake Boarding magazine? That guy is going BIIIIIIG! I'd suspect some Photoshop work, but check out what the driver's looking at.

blabel 01-23-2004 7:41 PM

I was thinking the same thing. That looks big even for a double up. But the driver is looking up!

west 01-24-2004 2:54 AM

yeah but what about the reef ad?? NICE!!!!

wake2wake103 01-24-2004 5:00 AM

Which mounth December, or Feb

wake2wake103 01-24-2004 5:02 AM

Sorry about the spelling I posted it with out looking over what I wrote

malibususpect 01-24-2004 7:43 AM

daniel its in the march issue, ive seen the same picture somewhere else but i cant remeber where

cdn_wkbrdr 01-24-2004 3:19 PM

The march issuse it out? Hope my stores get it soon, I checked yesterday and they only had a couple feb issues.

dakid 01-24-2004 4:19 PM

Scan and post plz. Thanks.

isler 01-24-2004 5:53 PM

I've heard the March issue is out...I always get it after everybody else. Sucks. Kinda pisses me off... I have shots in there, and people call me up telling me about them and I haven't seen them yet...

ontrider 01-24-2004 6:19 PM

Mike, no kidding huh. I'm always getting mine about 2-3 weeks after everyone else too.

01-25-2004 2:42 AM

I hear ya, Mike and Jonathan.

autotunner69 01-25-2004 11:40 AM

thought I'd throw in my $.02, I like the shot on pages 46-47 of the feb. issue or dec. pg. 63 for MB-B52 boats. Plus I have to throw in the pic on pg. 129(dec issue), for collective development, the chick w/the white top-blue jean shorts(WOW), and Parks Bonifay pg. 169 feb issue. How frickin lucky is this guy...Prowakeboarder and HOT ASS chicks!

deepstructure 01-25-2004 2:36 PM

i hear ya mike - i haven't received mine yet.

whitechocolate 01-25-2004 4:29 PM

Is the Add your talking about with the New Sanger 215 ?

puckinshat 01-26-2004 9:41 AM

I guess i'm retarded or something, but I can't find it in the March issue. What page?

hatepwcs 01-26-2004 9:45 AM

Must be that new Sanger wake.

easyrider 01-26-2004 10:17 AM

Mark neither can I...

wakeworld 01-26-2004 10:25 AM

Pages 36-37

timmy 01-26-2004 10:31 AM

the boat is unweighted, you can tell by how it is riding in the water and the small wake. thus the big air is photoshopped

lzyboy 01-26-2004 10:47 AM

Can someone please SCAN the photo and post it here so we can all check it... my mag still isn' here??? <BR> <BR>thnx

timmy 01-26-2004 10:51 AM

no scanner, sorry

salmon_tacos 01-26-2004 11:06 AM

You don't need a scanner. A digital camera will do the job just fine.

wakeboard_iraq 01-26-2004 11:11 AM

If its the one I am thinking about - they guy is doing a grabbed raley with a byerly board being pulled by a Sanger. <BR> <BR>I looked at it closely yesterday thinking the same thing. In the lower right corner of the pic you can see a little bit of spray from the point where he hit the wake. Now a lot of photo shopping can be done after that. The drivers expression is not one of surprise (which I would be if somebody was going that huge while I was driving). <BR> <BR>In the end though - its a great ad. Look at what we have been talking about: Sanger and Byerly. The ad guy is a genious. He got us talking about it. I hope he gets a good XMAS bonus.

timmy 01-26-2004 11:12 AM

good call, here you go <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/96220.jpg" alt=";kl;jkl;">

kristian 01-26-2004 11:13 AM

yeah, I'd say thats pretty big!

stephan 01-26-2004 11:16 AM

I call shenanigans! That's darn near triple-up height.

stephan 01-26-2004 11:25 AM

I call shenanigans! That's darn near triple-up height.

jzwake 01-26-2004 12:21 PM

It did it's job, it got everyones attention.

01-26-2004 12:25 PM

If it is photoshopped, are we OK with the ethics of altering a picture (with no disclaimer) for the purpose of "dramatic license"?

kristian 01-26-2004 12:35 PM

Well I think its very photoshopped, he would be way further out in the flats if he were going that big. <BR>But (as said) it did get everyones attention <BR> <BR>(Message edited by kristian on January 26, 2004)

wakeguru 01-26-2004 12:41 PM

Shopped. <BR>The guy looks real small...unless he's riding with 120' of rope.

01-26-2004 12:55 PM

I don't know either way, but, if the guy was just doing a standard HS jump, it only looks like he would only be about 8 ft in the air. I don't think it is out of the question. I've seen people go that big before. Then if that is a wide angle lens, it would not really be field flattened very well, adding to the effect.

bill 01-26-2004 1:55 PM

id say it could be real pic but has to be off a dup or t-up for sure..maybe its two real pics one of rider and one of the boat photoshopped together for dramatic effect so its not fake just not shot on the same jump<IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>for real thought hers an oldy but goody which most of you may have seen back in 99 i think of murray off the dup..thats real and huge <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/96258.jpg" alt="murray going big">

01-27-2004 12:31 PM

Well, I'm not! <BR> <BR>I hate carrying on a conversation with myself. <BR> <BR>Well don't do it, then. <BR> <BR>OK.

deepstructure 01-27-2004 12:52 PM

aren't pics altered all the time for advertisements w/o any disclaimers? or would you say it's only necessary if the intent is to appear as reality? <BR> <BR>it's a slippery slope - and isn't an idea inherit in your question that we should be able to trust advertisers? i know it's not a strictly caveat emptor market, but still...

01-27-2004 1:24 PM

I have seen people go that big before, so photoshopping isn't out of the question. BUT, the only people that go that big are Parks and Murray. And he is obviously neither. But, as has been said several times, the ad did its job qutie well.

isler 01-27-2004 6:42 PM

Christopher, <BR> <BR>Many MANY advertisements (in general...outside of the wakeboard world) are altered or "touched up". As for wakeboard advertisements, not many at all are altered or faked. However, there's no need to disclose any changes to the public...though it would be nice if they did. <BR> <BR>For editorial usage, however, pictures are not altered. That's an extremely important ethical rule. If it's a "news" or photo-feature image, you can't change the content other than basic brightness, cropping, and color correction. <BR> <BR>If you want to get to the bottom of it, find out who the photographer is, and just ask him/her.

skier86 01-30-2004 2:12 PM

im pretty sure that this photo was altered, check out this very similar pic on wakeboarder.com. i think that the pic on wakeboarder.com was the original and the magazine was altered <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/96989.jpg" alt="">

jarrod 01-30-2004 2:32 PM

Either that is NOT the same picture, or there were more alterations made besides the height of the rider. Look at the way the schrubs line up in the background. The scenery is the exact same but the bushes don't line up the same on this one.

timmy 01-30-2004 3:04 PM

the bushes do line up they are just stretched vertically.

wakeair 01-30-2004 3:49 PM

What do you mean stretched vertically? I don't think the bushes line up. Look at the apparently photoshopped pic and notice how that there are 2 bushes the fit inside the tower. Now look at the wakeboarder.com photo. Only one bush. Look at the riders right leg also. It looks to be stretched or tweaked out further than in the other photo. Also, the handle seems to be slightly further to the left (of the rider).If you think about it, these are not the same photos, but they are of the same trick, same jump. I think The WBM photo was shot slightly later, maybe a half-second later because the boat would have moved foward (past the second bush) and would make the rider position change further into the trick. However, this would not make the rider fly 10 feet higher! The one in the magazine is definately altered height wise.

rkg 01-30-2004 3:52 PM

I would say two totally separate shots. Look at the passenger in the boat.

bill 01-30-2004 4:00 PM

Keith is correct two pictures that appear the same but shot at different times..there are definitly passengers in the second one and none in the first one.. <BR> <BR>who knows and i actually am not bothered by it because ive seen riders go that big and we all know that buying that tower is not going to improve our riding and make us go that big <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>hey the pic did its job and is not so far fetched that it is a fraud... <BR> <BR>good job by Proflight but i dont need a tower at this time <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>

wakeair 01-30-2004 4:01 PM

Dude in the scanned photo you cant see the chick or the guy, but in the magazine you can, in the same position as the wakeboarder.com photo.

easyrider 01-30-2004 5:41 PM

maybe off a kicker? just my $.02

alan_bogdanoff 01-30-2004 8:38 PM

Either that is some creative editing or his rope is super short? <BR>I think? <BR>But my guesse it was shot at the Delta, and things can get big there. Who know's? <BR>Maybe it's time to buy a Sanger?

ontrider 01-30-2004 9:28 PM

Oh, it is definitely real... <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> <BR>check the two pics overlayed <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/97036.jpg" alt="">

cdn_wkbrdr 01-31-2004 11:08 AM

Yeah even the rider looks different. Look at his legs.

wakeair 01-31-2004 1:20 PM

I still think its photoshopped. Are you going to take photos of a different rider with the boat in the exact same place and same distance from shore? The rider has the same board and looks to have the same boardshorts. I think it's the same jump but he is photoshopped up to where he is higher and since he is further out it is just a later shot. Just bring the higer "rider" down to where he is level with the other "rider" and it might make sense that it's the same trick, just photoshopped higher up. But it does look real in the ad because the rope angles up to his position and......I dont know...what ever.

tfdhyprider 01-31-2004 1:40 PM

yeah the guy would still be looking up in the boat. Even if it isn't that big he would still be lookin up.

ontrider 01-31-2004 2:34 PM

Chris D. - exactly! the boats in the exact same spot!

graphik 02-02-2004 6:08 AM

Speaking from the point of view as someone who has done this for a living.... the image I'm positive is re-worked. How many times have you seen a regular shot of a raley? Lots right? Well, for the purposes of an ad, they need to stand out, they need to make you impresed, and hopefully impressed enough to remember the name of the tower when you go to purchase one. In the name of successful advertising, it's all about the impact.

jake_hint 02-02-2004 6:01 PM

there is a passenger in the wbm ad you just cant see it in that reposted pic bc of the glare

guido 02-03-2004 1:34 PM

I say it could be photoshopped, but at the same time I've been in the boat with guys that pull s$%t like that. I've also seen/heard their boards break on the landings. Next time you're all at the delta find BIG Mike "Mac"millen and talk him into pulling one of those board breakers It'll look just like that. Remember also that a raley or hoochie always look bigger cause the rider is stretched upward. Whatever...Peace

pierce_bronkite 02-04-2004 6:40 AM

Ha ha, man you have to love how everything posted on here is put under a microscope and heavily analyzed...nothing can slip through on here! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

wakeair 02-04-2004 4:09 PM

Well the fact that the boat is in the exact same spot should speak for itself...

whitechocolate 02-04-2004 4:16 PM

Hey I was at the boat show and In the Pro flight, booth. I over heard the Pro Flight people laughing at the fact that we were discussing this add here on Wakeworld, They know we are discussing it, I haven't read all the above post's but if it was real Im sure they had a chance to chime in and say so. So Ill say it "ITS FAKE"

liquidforce7 02-04-2004 4:25 PM

When I look at the overlay picture it looks as if the second posted picture was taken a second before the first posted picture. That would explain the amount of bushes you see under the tower because the boat moved 4 or 5 feet, and also the rider got a few more feet in the air and had time to bend his legs. However the passenger thing is the only issue. Maybe he/she was ducking in the first picture or hidden behind the tower. Im no expert but to me it looks as if they are 2 different pictures taken by the same camera seconds apart from each other.

jarrod 02-05-2004 6:29 AM

Chris. The boat is not in the same spot. Look at how the bushes line up in the tower. I think Todd is right.

wakeair 02-05-2004 3:40 PM

Todd- Exactly. But, You can't see the passengers in the scanned WBM ad as in the wakeboarder.com pic, so it looks like there are no passengers in the WBM ad when there really are, in the same spot. <BR>J-Rod- Did you read my other 2 posts? I explained why the boat is NEARLY in the exact same spot. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by wakeair on February 05, 2004)

wakesk8wannabe 02-05-2004 5:29 PM

definatly altured. I could tell without the comparison, the rope takes like a 45 degree angle at the crease

wakesk8wannabe 02-05-2004 5:33 PM

it looks like the guy is doing a different trick in the two picts, take a close look.

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wakesk8wannabe 02-05-2004 5:38 PM

how do u get an image on here?

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wakesk8wannabe 02-05-2004 5:48 PM

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wakeair 02-06-2004 8:43 PM

ugh_ It's the same trick. Did you read and notice the boat is nearly in the exact same spot in the pic and exact same spot from shore? Does anybody know what I'm talking about? <BR>Does anyone tweak their graps? The pick on the right is him pushing his right leg out..."tweaking" or adding style to his grab. The pic on the left is when he is bringing his leg back in to get ready to land.....that's what I think

salmon_tacos 02-06-2004 9:02 PM

Chris D, <BR> <BR>You've got it right. The odds of those shots not being two in the same sequence are probably worse than a billion to one. I think the magazine pic MAY have been photoshopped a little because of the extremely high trajectory shown by the sequence but I can't really be sure just from that pic of the magazine because of the distortion from the curved pages.

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