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Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 11-28-2014, 7:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By chrislandy
Typically, the police are now investigating and...

Typically, the police are now investigating and trying to get the driver for speeding and dangerous driving!

Even though they've hidden the plates it can't be that hard to find out who owns a...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-31-2014, 6:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,240
Posted By chrislandy
They use radar to check your speed so no going...

They use radar to check your speed so no going over the limit!

The limit was apparently introduced to "restore the natural tranquility of the lake" but basically by doing that they have screwed...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-22-2014, 5:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By chrislandy
"back in the day" (mid 90's) we had to fill out a...

"back in the day" (mid 90's) we had to fill out a full trick run list including what you intended to do on the double-up! It was a rollover from trick skiing but had "style" and "how big" points...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-29-2014, 9:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,223
Posted By chrislandy
My boat has 2326.2 hours on it and is still going...

My boat has 2326.2 hours on it and is still going strong, but it is a '96
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-23-2014, 8:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,167
Posted By chrislandy
I haven't found that, I meant they float when you...

I haven't found that, I meant they float when you detach yourself from the board and have to swim. (I don't use the pads though)
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-19-2014, 8:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,776
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, 9:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
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, 2:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,167
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, 8:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
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, 3:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,451
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, 5:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,663
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, 2:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,417
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, 4:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,417
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, 5:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,969
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, 7:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,074
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, 7:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,593
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, 4:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,404
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, 3:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
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 07-09-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,472
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, 3:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,352
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, 2:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
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, 8:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
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, 4:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
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, 5:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,645
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, 11:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,645
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...
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