Mitch and Ben,
Thanks for the informative reply. I definitely realize the economic aspect and understand that the majority or riders are starting behind cable nowadays, but once they hit a pro level, they have access to the boats, and in my opinion, should take advantage of that. (At least in the U.S.) If you are a pro putting out web vids, wouldn't one want the world (and potential sponsors) to recognize that he/she can kill it on both cable and boat.
I just feel like sooo many boat riders are pushed to ride cable because of its growing popularity and lower operating costs, but I don't see many true pro "cable riders" trying to ride boat. Just my opinion but it seems back assward to me. I have seen Fooshee kill it on the boat, as well as Raph, and obviously Lidberg can kill it on anything. (including triple kink handrails), but have you ever seen Daniel Grant behind the boat? I dont even think he took part in the boat aspect of Red Bull Wake Open, but yet he was a top competitor for first place overall. I love watching the kid ride anything, but I bet he could destroy it with a new flagship wake boat.
Sorry this was too long