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Old    Mike Snyder (rem_pss308)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-03-2008, 7:11 PM Reply   
Decribe what wakeboarding is to you.


To me its a lifestyle like no other. Its a way of life, that everything else revolves around.( clothes, shoes, attitude,)
the only thing close would be a surfer on the beach. ( no Beach where Im at though )
Old    Kiley Hughes (mrboston187)      Join Date: Jul 2008       10-03-2008, 8:37 PM Reply   
Wakeboarding is the Bee's Knees.
Old    Team Neptunes (audiopro74)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-03-2008, 9:03 PM Reply   
Freedom from the stress of daily life, comrodory, friendship, happiness,pushing personal goals, and nature. With a lifestyle that non boaters cannot comprehend mixed in.
Old    Nick in the TC (nick_in_ssp)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-03-2008, 9:11 PM Reply   
What, there's a different way of life?
Old    J-Rome B (hypripper)      Join Date: May 2002       10-03-2008, 9:21 PM Reply   
Its just fun!
Old    Shawn (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-03-2008, 10:09 PM Reply   
Wakeboarding is great. But it's nothing like what skydiving was to me. I always looked up wanting to go again no matter where I was. Once you've tasted flight, you'll yearn for it forever.
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       10-04-2008, 9:55 AM Reply   
Wakeboarding is an addiction.

Hello my name is Jon and I have a problem.
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-04-2008, 9:29 PM Reply   
Wakeboarding is not a crime.
Wakeboarders are friends, not criminals.

(Message edited by rnopr8 on October 04, 2008)
Old    A-Pac (klp_what)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-05-2008, 12:33 AM Reply   
Water is not soft, I have the hospital bills prove it.
Old    what what (snowman89)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-05-2008, 6:44 AM Reply   
Fun :-)
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-05-2008, 11:41 AM Reply   
Inspirational?

Wakeboarding will bring you to a point where water elevates life, water time motivates sustance, it pulls you through the weekdays, towards the weekends, so you may have some slim chance of making it to the lake for that one set, to get you through the upcoming week, your board allows you to glide on nature's very soul.
Old    Nick Kondylas (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       10-05-2008, 1:44 PM Reply   
lol this is deep.
Old    Al - Pal (watson_134_lf)      Join Date: Nov 2007       10-05-2008, 5:49 PM Reply   
you can run into a wakeboarder, doesnt matter who, where, when, how, but you'll instantly be friends
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       10-05-2008, 6:39 PM Reply   
I am living proof of Alex's point haha
Old    Josh Wells (goatroper222000)      Join Date: Dec 2006       10-05-2008, 6:46 PM Reply   
wakeboarding is waking up at 7 00 in the morning just to get in that one set when the water is complete butter and you can see your reflection in the water below you as you carve out for that first trick, you hit that wake as hard as you can and fly above the fog on the surface of the water and bone out the biggest method you can possibly muster only to land and do it all over again.

hows that? :-)
Old    Mike Snyder (rem_pss308)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-07-2008, 4:04 PM Reply   
Good one Trevor. That is what I was looking for.

Keep them coming.
Old    Train (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       10-07-2008, 4:16 PM Reply   
"wakeboarding is waking up at 7 00 in the morning just to get in that one set"

you got it easy. try getting up at 4:30 for the same reasons.
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       10-07-2008, 4:25 PM Reply   
Wakeboarding is spraying down jet skiers that are wrecking YOUR water...


Old    A-Pac (klp_what)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-07-2008, 4:39 PM Reply   
hahahha, that is what i was looking for.
Old    Bill Knudson (drknute3)      Join Date: Sep 2008       10-08-2008, 5:40 AM Reply   
If admitting you have a problem is half the cure, I'd rather stay in denial...
Old    jb (rico80)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-08-2008, 6:39 AM Reply   
Wakeboarding stands for something. To all those people cruising down the freeway in their metal coffins, we show them that the human spirit is still alive.
Old    Cason Slaughter (caseman1322)      Join Date: Sep 2007       10-08-2008, 7:38 AM Reply   
"you know I can't live in a cage, Utah!"
Old    Greg (silvermustang35)      Join Date: Jul 2008       10-08-2008, 7:43 AM Reply   
Trevor..I thought that sounded pretty familiar..parts of it...then I realized its what they say in the trailer to refraction lol...Nice...or bad for me that i've watched it that many times to remember it that well...
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       10-08-2008, 9:03 AM Reply   
Posted before. Found this a few years ago.

Wakeboarding is:

Floating in the lake at 11 pm asking "Who's up next?"
Watching your best friend land a trick for the first time and making him come in the boat so you can go learn it real quick.
Making a pact with your buddies the night before you go ride to all try a Raley, and then having to hold up your end of the bargain.
Having a coffee table in your living room made out of a wakeboard.
The expression on someone's face as they get up for the first time.
The smell of an outboard engine.

Running a victory lap in the boat in perfectly calm water around your buddy that just landed an invert he had been working on forever.
Filling up the fat sacs at my buddy's house with his water hose to save time.
Keeping a calendar on the wall of every time you ride and noticing that you only missed 3 days within 3 months.
Concussions.
Having to cut bindings off of your friends' foot due to a bad fall.
Hopping around the living room in your board and bindings.
Riding almost 12 hours a day, then coming home and watching wakeboarding videos.
The sun stabbing your shoulders cause you have been out every day that week.

Teaching someone from a tube that is tied 10 feet in front of them.
Watching your buddy take crash after crash on Raleys, but still getting back up for more.
Driving the boat all day even though you can't ride.
Someone that you have never seen before in your life recognizing the Hyperlite symbol on your hat and striking up an hour-long conversation.
Riding doubles.
The rivers, lakes, bayous and ditches we have all ridden in.
Landing an invert on your first attempt.
Having a wakeboard banner on the wall in your house.
Having all 4 board racks full on your boat and still have boards on the floor.
Mosquitoes. ( at the slew)
The latest Wakeboard Magazine.
Wakeboarding one weekend, snowboarding the following and wakeboarding the next.
Blood all over your brand new white handle.
Hand signals.
And the list goes on and on. But, there is one simple point that I am trying to express. To some, wakeboarding is a sport, but to others, it is a lifestyle. There are tons of riders that come and go, and then there are riders that are involved no matter what the consequences.
As riders, we are loyal to the wakeboarding. We defend it when it is attacked, we embrace it each time we are out on the boat and we support it by hosting tourneys, clinics and demos. We want to spread the stoke of wakeboarding to all, but, at the same time, we keep some things secret so we can enjoy it in our selfish ways. We support the companies that deliver wakeboarding to our doorstep and we curse those that try to take it away from us. We get upset when we have an off day on the water, yet we continue to come back for more. And, we continue to push ourselves to the mental and physical limits that are involved with wakeboarding each and every day.
So, if you ever get the chance, ask yourself what wakeboarding is to you and really put some thought into it. To me, wakeboarding is not just a sport, but it is a lifestyle. It is my lifestyle.
Old    UncleJessie (unclejessie)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-08-2008, 9:14 AM Reply   
Wakeboarding is an addiction...

1. I crave it after 3 days of not having it.
2. I am 100% satisfied after doing it... well, only if it was a good set
3. I get depressed when I can't do it.
4. I get mad and jealous when my friends are doing it and I am not.
5. Sometimes I skip work to do it(i.e. loose out on making money, only to spend it on gas)
6. I think about riding all week long between riding days

... the list goes on and on...

-Uj

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