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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles Today, 7:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By skiboarder
I live on the lower San Jacinto River in Houston...

I live on the lower San Jacinto River in Houston and those low-profile speedboats are everywhere, but I have been seeing the same ones and no new ones my whole life so I imagine that most were built...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 11-09-2018, 8:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By skiboarder
Flex is a great option for fun on the water. I'll...

Flex is a great option for fun on the water. I'll take my cable board out for a rip when my body is shot.

1.) Super flexy boards do reduce ollie height. I went from the Ronix Kenetic to the Top...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-01-2018, 8:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,258
Posted By skiboarder
Take the camber boards off the list--especially...

Take the camber boards off the list--especially as an older rider. Even people I know that liked them for a while are happy to switch back to regular rocker lines.

The older I get the bigger and...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-27-2018, 2:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,759
Posted By skiboarder
There are several vests that people have drown...

There are several vests that people have drown in. Years ago I had hook-up with Helium and their vests were super thin. I would wear a small with a medium vest on top. I'm not a CGA or nothing guy,...
Forum: Wakesurfing 09-18-2018, 8:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,699
Posted By skiboarder
From a wakeboarder who has judged a lot of youth...

From a wakeboarder who has judged a lot of youth competitions. Just let it go. Over a long enough time scale, all bad calls balance out--Unless you develop a reputation. Then the bad calls against...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-17-2018, 2:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,051
Posted By skiboarder
Honestly, the whole no pop thing could be...

Honestly, the whole no pop thing could be attributed to a MFG defect. I've definitely gone out on a board that appears 100% fine and felt like I just wasn't get good snap off the wake only for the...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-14-2018, 1:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,594
Posted By skiboarder
Go District, Parks or RXT. Those are super...

Go District, Parks or RXT. Those are super friendly platforms. Even if you go with the One shape the extra $100 will be wasted for the TB unless you really prefer the graphics.

I have nothing...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-12-2018, 8:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,100
Posted By skiboarder
It is a continuous. A major divergence from all...

It is a continuous. A major divergence from all of his previous models.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-11-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,003
Posted By skiboarder
Tyler--Best Boat Felix--Best park/winch ...

Tyler--Best Boat
Felix--Best park/winch
Gunter--Best overall

Tyler's section was my favorite to watch personally, but if I take an objective approach, Gunter wins.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-23-2018, 8:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,904
Posted By skiboarder
I ride a 1" wooden dowel. I've tried a .8 and I...

I ride a 1" wooden dowel. I've tried a .8 and I found that it bruised my fingers and my joints would get sore. Much bigger than 1" and I start to get blisters/callouses because I have to gorilla-grip...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-18-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,395
Posted By skiboarder
I really enjoyed it and was happy to drop $10 in...

I really enjoyed it and was happy to drop $10 in support.

I wish I could do more winching, but I just don't have time. I appreciate all of the hard work that goes into those shots and how...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-11-2018, 8:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,305
Posted By skiboarder
2001 for sure. It may be a little more, but its...

2001 for sure. It may be a little more, but its value will never go down because is has a cult following. You could keep it for 10 years and if you bought right and took care of it get all your money...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-03-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,912
Posted By skiboarder
I'm from Houston. We slang and bang while we grip...

I'm from Houston. We slang and bang while we grip the grain.

No need to wrap it. It will give you plenty of traction without eating up your hands.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-03-2018, 6:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,912
Posted By skiboarder
I honestly ride a 1" oak dowel and have for about...

I honestly ride a 1" oak dowel and have for about 5 years now. I would switch grips on a convertible handle easy 2-3 times a year before. My first wooden handle lasted 4 years and I only discontinued...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-25-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,407
Posted By skiboarder
I like teaching the FS first. You can build off...

I like teaching the FS first. You can build off the foundation of a good FS 180. BS 180s are harder than a FS or BS 360 for most people.
Forum: Trick Tips 06-01-2018, 7:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,528
Posted By skiboarder
Get your shoulders further back on your approach...

Get your shoulders further back on your approach and let the tension kick the board behind you. Right now your are mule kicking a little and pushing the handle down on your way up. You lose a lot of...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 05-18-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,856
Posted By skiboarder
The edge looks like a side-cut because of the...

The edge looks like a side-cut because of the machining. It has parallel rails for about 18" or so no side cut.
141cm Length
43.18cm Width
6.35cm Rocker

Flat base
Carbon Top sheet
Carbon...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 05-18-2018, 9:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,856
Posted By skiboarder
Humanoid Custom: True custom shape and...

Humanoid Custom: True custom shape and construction
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 05-15-2018, 8:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,249
Posted By skiboarder
1" fin on that board is a lot of fin. Good news...

1" fin on that board is a lot of fin. Good news is that you are riding one of the most stable and limitless boards out there. It is a great beginner board yet can still go to the moon strapped to the...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-28-2018, 1:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,034
Posted By skiboarder
I built a clearwater foil. Bakes, who has...

I built a clearwater foil.

Bakes, who has time for that? I could air it out in the flats no problem and the only backflip I ever tried, I barely looped out on. The wake to wakes were fine until...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-28-2018, 8:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,034
Posted By skiboarder
Foiling is cool and I have done it a little. I've...

Foiling is cool and I have done it a little. I've been wakeboarding for 25 seasons and a foil crash ranks in my top ten. My first wake to wake attempt involved me catching an edge with the foil and...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-14-2018, 8:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,117
Posted By skiboarder
I've been a Malibu guy for a long time, worked...

I've been a Malibu guy for a long time, worked with the local dealer on tons of demos and shown the rear facing seats a lot. The rear facing seats only work in the biggest boats, IMO. Anything...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-07-2018, 3:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 40,173
Posted By skiboarder
Your height says 150, your weight says 144. You...

Your height says 150, your weight says 144. You could easily ride both well. My policy is that when I am between sizes, I go up.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 02-27-2018, 8:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,561
Posted By skiboarder
Scott, you need to take your "Political...

Scott, you need to take your "Political correctness at the door" attitude back to the non-wake discussion homeboys. This is wakeboarding. We appreciate good discussion and good vibes. Hijacking a...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 02-26-2018, 2:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,561
Posted By skiboarder
Are you seriously calling out Greg Nelson? Go...

Are you seriously calling out Greg Nelson? Go read a book...or at least read the article Andy posted.
http://unionwakeboarder.com/look-back-greg-nelson/

Super pumped for JB. He has been killing...
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