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Old    Ryan Zink (zink)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-11-2008, 12:51 PM Reply   
why was he out of wakeboarding
Old    Ben C (dadthedriver)      Join Date: Jul 2004       01-11-2008, 12:55 PM Reply   
Needed to get his priorities straight
Old    Marvin Harville (marvin)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-11-2008, 1:17 PM Reply   
Don't we all
Old    Ryan Zink (zink)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-11-2008, 1:24 PM Reply   
I seen him in High Wake Drifters. he looked about 15,how old is he now?
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-11-2008, 1:44 PM Reply   
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Old    Roger Hornsby (hoosairboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       01-11-2008, 1:59 PM Reply   
wow, 15. It would be interesting to see the differences between the guys who got big pretty young and those who were older before they got a name. I have no empirical data but it seems the ones who got big later are better equipped to handle it with better life skills. Zane, Murray come to mind. There is a pretty big list of those who didn't but I don't want to mention names.

In the long run I bet it is better to not get a big name at a young age. Maybe parents would better serve their kids with that in mind.
Old    Soli (deltaridah)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-11-2008, 2:00 PM Reply   
hey thats the truth sometimes u need to look ur self in the mirror. I saw him at the faction premier he seemed super chill and laid back. i saw him on u tube in a christ for wakeboarding and i usually see him wearing a cross. that may be part of it. I say great for him.
Old    Train (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       01-11-2008, 2:28 PM Reply   
there was a great article in Alliance mag about him a few months back. he touches a bit on why he left, and why he came back. it seems that religion is a big part of his life now. I dont care what brought him back. I am just glad he is back behind the boat again.
I think the Standerd is featuring him in their next issue. (I think they are. dont quote me on that)
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-11-2008, 2:51 PM Reply   
the road is hard on the young guns, I have seen it first hand. Constant Party is tought to handle.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-11-2008, 3:53 PM Reply   
Pretty sure Murray was 17-18 when he signed with Hyperlite. Same with Zane, he was a show skier in his late teens when he picked up Connelly's skiboard.

As for Randall, he just got caught up in a lifestyle that doesn't let go. Tangled with the wrong folks and got hooked on the wrong stuff. Now he's a believer and chillin with God, big upgrade.
Old    benj_t            01-11-2008, 5:03 PM Reply   
on transgression in his interview he talks alot about what happened and why he stopped. im not exactly sure about what had happened cause i cant really remember some stuff he said but yea pretty much what big heavy said... vandall is the best wakeboarder ever, he is definetly my favorite.
Old    Britt Hogland (bhog)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-11-2008, 5:38 PM Reply   
When the pros came to Fort Worth I got to see him ride. He came out to Wakeboard Church we have on thursday nights. After we ride, we tie up and do a devotional. Gator lead the devotional that night. Those guys are super cool. Videos dont show how big THE VANDALL Goes. It is unreal!!!! I hope nothing but good things for those guys.
Old    Dave Howell (liquidmalibu)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-12-2008, 6:54 AM Reply   
The last trick vandall pulls on trangression is killer!
i was expecting something huge, but its just a massive poked out grab (boarderline glide) ... poetic ending to a rad section
Old    benj_t            01-12-2008, 7:38 AM Reply   
yea his part in transgression was the best ive seen
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-12-2008, 9:14 AM Reply   
he loves doing moves that look simple but are actually hard than most nines.
Old    Michele (michelelef)      Join Date: Aug 2005       01-12-2008, 4:23 PM Reply   
In New Jersey at our wakefest he was able to come out and ride...unbelievable!! Then afterward we had a Transgression Premier with Ronn Seidenglanz from Sidewayz. Aside from being an incredible rider, Randall was amazing to talk to. Sick video if you haven't seen it!
Old    benj_t            01-12-2008, 4:25 PM Reply   
yea for sure.

and i read somewhere that he tried a wrapped toeside backside 7 for the first time and pretty much stuck it but he lost the handle as he landed.
Old    Ryan Zink (zink)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-12-2008, 5:51 PM Reply   
whats the difference between best wakeboarder(BONECRUSHER) and best wake rider(THE VANDALL)who's the MAN?
Old    Professor (brhanley)      Join Date: Jun 2001       01-12-2008, 6:20 PM Reply   
Rusty = best at everything on a wakeboard when considered in totality (contests, jibs, rails, freeride, video, etc.); Randall = best at wakeriding, not necessarily contests, rails, etc.
Old    Lachie Mew (lachie_mew)      Join Date: Jul 2007       01-12-2008, 8:36 PM Reply   
i heard somewhere that he stopped because of drugs or something

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