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Old    Justin Lamoureux (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-12-2008, 8:23 AM Reply   
Here's a few pictures that I found from the product photo shoot.
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(Message edited by lives2wake on August 12, 2008)
Old    Justin Lamoureux (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-12-2008, 8:24 AM Reply   
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Old    Josh T (intotheflats)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-13-2008, 8:40 AM Reply   
just wait till you see all of the products. i think that gator is really gonna turn some heads this coming year
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-13-2008, 9:14 AM Reply   
sweet! can't wait to see the new boards.
Old    WD (player138)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-13-2008, 11:12 AM Reply   
I like the pirate ship one a lot(3rd pic, middle board)- the artwork is sweeeeet.
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-13-2008, 1:06 PM Reply   
Anybody riding the 08 Gator? I haven't seen it in person, but from what I have seen, it looked like a great new shape. The picture above of the 09 Gator looks like a pretty simple bottom design.
Old    Josh T (intotheflats)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-14-2008, 7:09 AM Reply   
the Gator board is basically a 3-stage marek, they are made with the dame core. its super light and has huge pop
Old    Roger Hornsby (hoosairboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-14-2008, 7:14 AM Reply   
I love Gator but makes you wonder what is going on with Randall leaving. Is Gator going to make it? You always hear the rumors and with Randall leaving makes you wonder what he knows that would have him leave. He was THE rider for Gator. There really is no top comp riders (top 20) and Randall was the personality along with Gator. Hope there is nothing to it and Gator continues to be the number one indie company.
Old    Soli (nsolis220)      Join Date: May 2007       08-14-2008, 8:03 AM Reply   
roger stop hatin and gossiping Vandall left to own his own company with Compnay wake. theres no money or future for working for someone.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-14-2008, 9:32 AM Reply   
"You always hear the rumors"

Their product line looks pretty good this yr. Lighter bindings is the things this yr, but their boards have caught my attention for the last few years. I want to ride the prospect, but haven't had a chance to get on it. I'm stoked on their gear this yr, i think they'll be fine.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-14-2008, 9:33 AM Reply   
and its not all about comp riding. Rattray, Gerry Nunn, Ricky, they got some riders. I'd much rather watch these guys ride than a 2-pass sequence any day.
Old    HH99 (headhunter)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-14-2008, 10:05 AM Reply   
How have you seen their 09 line?
Old    Josh T (intotheflats)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-14-2008, 12:18 PM Reply   
Here is some of the new stuff that Kyle Rattray was riding at WWA Nationals
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Old    WD (player138)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-14-2008, 12:29 PM Reply   
The boots on Rattray's board are remarkably unpleasant to look at. The board itself isn't bad, but I prefer the graphics on the 08 Prospect... oh well.
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-14-2008, 1:19 PM Reply   
I think Rattray's setup above is pretty sick. The boots look nice and it would be easier to get a feel for the graphics of the board if it wasn't all stickered up.
Old    Ryan P (waketx05)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-15-2008, 1:55 AM Reply   
im ridin a mana right now.. but have been a huge fan of almost every gator board i have ever ridden... and now.. with these new designs... *whips out credit card*.. time to buy!!!
Old    Jruss (oaboards)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-15-2008, 3:57 PM Reply   
I wanna see what the pink boots look like. I think the Gator boots are so sick. Im gettin mine!
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-15-2008, 8:07 PM Reply   
smart move. gator took burtons idea on the speedzone lacing hideaway things for the laces.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-16-2008, 12:31 AM Reply   
Prospect looks good fo sho.

RYAN P, man i'm about to trow down on a gator too main. I can't stand to see any more pics of Colin Ryan boostin it. one of my bro's has a gator harris and I'm always trying to jump on that bad boy.

Balon: we put our laces where we want bro. Ahh. well.. wake bites snow somethimes... what can ya do.
Old    Josh T (intotheflats)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-16-2008, 8:57 AM Reply   
Here is another look at some of the bindings. They have 3 velcro straps and are the easiest bindings to get in and out of ever. The flex on them is amazing too.
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Old    HH99 (headhunter)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-16-2008, 9:27 AM Reply   
Josh T, what board is that, where did you ride it?
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-16-2008, 11:16 AM Reply   
That looks pretty sweet as a combo. What board is that?
Old    Jruss (oaboards)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-16-2008, 12:41 PM Reply   
looks like the harris shape
Old    Mike G (mike_gilbert)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-16-2008, 1:36 PM Reply   
Definetly diggin the look of the new ricky might have to go back to gb after a year on my axis.
Old    Tyler Steeb (tsteeb)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-16-2008, 8:25 PM Reply   
damn all this new stuff looks sick
i might have to spend some of that money i spent all summer working for
ratrays board looks sooooo sick
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-16-2008, 8:39 PM Reply   
those Velcro boots are the best looking boots i have seen for '09 so far IMO!

Looks like GB will be stealing the Vantage boot lovers from LF that have been crossing their fingers for a closed toe vantage. Not only do they have a closed toe version but it looks a lot more appealing too IMO

good job GB!!! now just make a separate plate to adapt to the 4 hole mounting (slingshot) and you might convince me to give up my D2 boots... if the comfort is at least as good as the LF vantages.

(Message edited by wakerider111 on August 16, 2008)
Old    Brian Zager (skatehawk11)      Join Date: May 2008       08-16-2008, 9:34 PM Reply   
roger, i used to think the same way you did about vandal being gators bread and butter...then i saw transgression, there team is full of talent! Ryan Doyle is a beast!
Old    Forrest (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       08-18-2008, 10:08 AM Reply   
Not sure I dig the vecro... but to each his own.

09 stuff is looking great so far!!
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-18-2008, 12:26 PM Reply   
I think Kyle's boot look sick. And I would actually wear Rattray's boots Vs the Lf stuff thats been poppin up. (haha, I typed poopin up first. how fitting.) Not sure I would let some of the LF gear go in a board rack on my boat. Lookin good.

(Message edited by denverd1 on August 18, 2008)
Old    WSR (62lincoln)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-18-2008, 1:52 PM Reply   
Hey what up this is Ricky G. Its been a minute since I have been on here, I wanted to let everyone know to check out the 2009 GB product when it comes out. Its our best product yet to date. You all know I have to recommend the 09 Ricky G. Board and bindings. The graphics are off the chain and the board rides perfect from beginner to pro like they always have. The bindings are by far the best and the lightest most comfortable of 2009. As far as the photo shown above of my 2009 graphics they are going to be whiter than what it seems to look like in the photo, so make sure you check it out. The reason I have been M.I.A this month and not being at Nationals and The Team Challenge event is I'm on call with my Daughter being born any day now. The Due date is the 28th, but we are hoping for a little bit sooner. I will keep you posted. I wanted to say thank you to everyone that continues to have GB's as well as myself's back. Last but not least to those that have doubt in GB dont worry, we are just as strong and will be fine.

Thanks

Ricky G.
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-19-2008, 9:46 AM Reply   
Ricky congrats on a new daughter thats on the way. I remember when your son was like 3 and your family used to come to the Malibu open back in the day. haha I even remember the stinger days back when we rode in the comps at Lower Castaic.
Man where did the time go.
Old    Kyle Marriott (kyle_m)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-19-2008, 10:17 AM Reply   
congrats ricky on the new daughter
Old    Forrest (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       08-19-2008, 10:19 AM Reply   
OH DANG SON!! Congrats on the soon to be daughter. You going to make it to Worlds (even though you technically didn't qualify??)?

Saw Coopers board at Nats, I kinda like the off-white.... makes it look vintage.
Old    mendo247            08-19-2008, 11:24 AM Reply   
WOW! I have to say this new Gator stuff looks sweet!
Old    kyle rattray (kylerattray)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-19-2008, 12:24 PM Reply   
I'm glad everyone is getting amped about the new line coming out. I've had my new graphic for a few weeks now, and so far people who have seen it in person have really taken to it. Also the Phate boot is whats on my board in the shot thats on this post. The boots are unreal! if i didn't ride for GB i'd still tell everyone their the best boots i've ever ridden! i can't wait for expo to show everyone our line, and hopefully you'll have a chance to see the gear in person! its so sick!
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-19-2008, 12:42 PM Reply   
2009 stuff looks great. I still love my 06 Watson but when I do upgrade, i think i'm going Gator.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-19-2008, 12:43 PM Reply   
Never had a doubt guys. Keep on keepin on. Looking forward to the new gear.

Ricky, congrats on the little one! any more work done to the lincoln?
Kyle, I'll definitely be checkin out the new boots.

thanks for the posts
Old    Bouvs (bouvs)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-19-2008, 2:58 PM Reply   
Kyle, your new setup looks sick man. Them Boots are DIRTY. I would love to demo that setup one of these days. maybe retire this 3DS.
Old    Josh T (intotheflats)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-19-2008, 5:18 PM Reply   
Here is one more shot of some girls stuff. Sorry to keep throwing them up separately.
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Old    HH99 (headhunter)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-20-2008, 5:52 AM Reply   
Where'd you get that photo from?

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