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Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-19-2014, 7:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By chrislandy
I used to have to do this in comps 18 years ago...

I used to have to do this in comps 18 years ago but it was mandatory to advertise the event sponsors. Prolly just style now
Forum: Wakesurfing 09-17-2014, 8:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By chrislandy
My best advice is do small trial runs on bits...

My best advice is do small trial runs on bits before going full size, it'll save you a shed load of time and materials
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-16-2014, 1:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,933
Posted By chrislandy
I'm a system's convert now, ridden the 2014 this...

I'm a system's convert now, ridden the 2014 this season and find them really good, the odd thing it that you're feet float but that's about it.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-27-2014, 7:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,076
Posted By chrislandy
As mentioned, I'd be looking at a Mastercraft...

As mentioned, I'd be looking at a Mastercraft Prostar 190 / 205 DD, depending on what is around. The 205 produces a very good wakeboard wake ('96 onwards was the same as the original x-star) and a...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 08-27-2014, 2:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By chrislandy
That's a nice piece of history there, it looks...

That's a nice piece of history there, it looks like the sport has come full circle now though as you could probably surf with that!
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-22-2014, 4:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,175
Posted By chrislandy
If you're willing to older then '96ish...

If you're willing to older then '96ish mastercraft 190/205 is a good bet, small wake a low speed and can be weighted pretty well (the 96 onward 205 was the same hull as the original x-star). I've had...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 08-18-2014, 1:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By chrislandy
I should be getting the feedback pretty soon on...

I should be getting the feedback pretty soon on it as he can't wait to get it wet but it's the same shape as the first one I built, so in the words of the last ride to play with it... "EPIC, I want...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 08-16-2014, 3:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By chrislandy
Just finished another wakeboard

Well, here it is :) 142x44 2.85kg

Base
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5579/14747286650_ce8243024d_c.jpg

Deck
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/14933574102_2f150c07a5_c.jpg

With my new...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 08-14-2014, 4:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,675
Posted By chrislandy
I had the same thing but luckly in the shop :) I...

I had the same thing but luckly in the shop :) I tried the Process boot and within minutes both feet were killing me once tightened up (not even that tight either), then I tried the Webb's but they...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 08-07-2014, 6:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By chrislandy
Vampire boards are supposed to be the dog's...

Vampire boards are supposed to be the dog's danglies, not sure if they have a distributor in the US though
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-31-2014, 6:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,250
Posted By chrislandy
I've had this with French fishermen a number of...

I've had this with French fishermen a number of times on the lake we use, about 12 years ago they were making a big fuss on the lake and one was sat in the middle of the ski zone (about 5km long out...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-30-2014, 3:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,067
Posted By chrislandy
I have first hand experience with this, did my...

I have first hand experience with this, did my back in on the kneeboard 20+ years ago, pushed through the pain with physio and chiropractor, kept wakeboarding, slalom and trick etc and made sure I...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-16-2014, 2:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,214
Posted By chrislandy
I used to be a LF only kind of rider but now...

I used to be a LF only kind of rider but now personally I'd (as mentioned already) look at a Ronix board as they seem to be well built (and a few of my friends have gone away from LF due to boards...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-08-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,587
Posted By chrislandy
As you are in the UK, why not try a Vampire...

As you are in the UK, why not try a Vampire board? - whereabouts are you and where do you ride?
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-08-2014, 2:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,198
Posted By chrislandy
Some of the top guys in the UK ride the Obrien...

Some of the top guys in the UK ride the Obrien Valhalla, Obrien Bruce (I think) and the Ronix One ATR - mainly behind the boat I believe. Not tried any of them myself but the guys that ride the...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-04-2014, 1:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By chrislandy
Well done!! I must talk to my cable park now and...

Well done!! I must talk to my cable park now and try to persuade them to let mine go out on the 2.0!
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-02-2014, 7:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By chrislandy
I have a similar dilemma with mine, my local...

I have a similar dilemma with mine, my local place won't let under 5's ski and under 6's wakeboard as their bones and joints aren't strong enough/still developing. but they will let you go on a ski...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-02-2014, 3:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By chrislandy
I've just gone from a 135 watson to a 142 (that I...

I've just gone from a 135 watson to a 142 (that I built) and the difference was night and day at the cable, much more stable and soft as butter landings. (180lb and 5'8") I'm building a 137 to try...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-02-2014, 4:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,980
Posted By chrislandy
That's back to the lifestyle and marketing thing...

That's back to the lifestyle and marketing thing again though isn't it, I learnt to waterski behind a 14ft picton/fletcher with a 60hp johnson on a muddy river with a 30ft depth change depending on...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 05-30-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,980
Posted By chrislandy
From where I look at it, the boat price thing is...

From where I look at it, the boat price thing is a valid argument, in 2000 the UK the average wage was 18.5k gross ($31k), in 2013 it was 26.5k ($44.5k) so up 40%, an X-Star in 2000 was circa...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 05-16-2014, 3:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,094
Posted By chrislandy
on top of all the advice above, when I've had...

on top of all the advice above, when I've had people not listen or not get the board angle thing I get in the water with them close to shore, float behind them and get them in the right position...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-09-2014, 1:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,454
Posted By chrislandy
Well.. it worked! Not me riding btw though it's...

Well.. it worked! Not me riding btw though it's Ross Phillips, one of the British mens team

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3731/13744799633_3e8888ca18.jpg...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-07-2014, 4:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,454
Posted By chrislandy
Just need to add the fins now so progress to...

Just need to add the fins now so progress to date:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7403/13690707664_eced7d72ac.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2819/13690384853_b2507a4041.jpg

Board is now...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-03-2014, 9:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By chrislandy
The layup changes along the board length, between...

The layup changes along the board length, between 2 and 7 layers on the top and bottom depending on what it's doing (2 at the tips btw), 300 = 10.5oz 375 = 13.2oz

Not ridden yet as it's not quite...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-02-2014, 2:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,454
Posted By chrislandy
Quick update on progress, the foot pad area has...

Quick update on progress, the foot pad area has been bonded on

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/landychris/13534884054" title="2014-03-29 21.36.36 by landychris, on Flickr"><img...
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