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Old    Nick Kondylas (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       10-05-2008, 1:49 PM Reply   
http://thewakeplace.com/videos/WOTWDavies.html

Why did he have his arm through the handle?

What's the point of doing that besides hurting yourself?
Old    Chris Butler (xistential)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2008, 2:50 PM Reply   
When I originally watched that clip during the week I thought to myself that he had got his arm out just in time. Wonder if he would have got hurt if it was still thru the handle when he fell??
Old    Nick Kondylas (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       10-05-2008, 4:07 PM Reply   
no doubt
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       10-05-2008, 7:49 PM Reply   
That could have been so bad
Old    Luke Johnson (luke_j)      Join Date: Jul 2008       10-05-2008, 8:33 PM Reply   
chris, stuffing an arm thru the handle is super painful. No real way to end well. As for doing a roll to blind with the handle in the crook of your elbow, the reason for doing it is that it's ill as hell. thats why.
Old    AtTheLake (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       10-06-2008, 10:25 AM Reply   
I have accidently fallen and put my arm through a handle on a wrapped BS180 and lets just say I am thankful my right arm is still attached and functioning.

(Message edited by bmartin on October 06, 2008)
Old    WakeShoe (wakeshoe)      Join Date: Jun 2004       10-06-2008, 11:16 AM Reply   
My son was working on a wrapped move also and put his arm thru the handle as he fell. Luckily, the rope snapped rather than his humerus. He tore his biceps muscle and generally screwed up his upper arm. It kept him from boarding for about 4 weeks.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-06-2008, 12:03 PM Reply   
Robby Carter Tore his Bicept in half getting his arm stuck though the handle.
Old    george liddy (georgeliddy)      Join Date: Jun 2008       10-06-2008, 9:03 PM Reply   
The rider is obviously a fool. Having talent does not exclude you from being an imbecile that should be eliminated from the gene pool.

But hey, if he wants to destroy his arm, I guess that's fine with me as long as he doesn't get in my way and he has insurance so our taxes don't t have to pay for his injuries.
Old    Eder Garavito Garavito (spicychalupa69)      Join Date: May 2005       10-06-2008, 9:06 PM Reply   
Haha...ok man....
Old    J (pyrosmurf)      Join Date: Apr 2002       10-06-2008, 10:27 PM Reply   
Theres only one fool in this thread, and it isn't Nick...

(Message edited by pyrosmurf on October 06, 2008)
Old    Will (razorjaw)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-06-2008, 10:58 PM Reply   
To answer the question, at cable sometimes you want to give your hands a break, but you're half a lap away from the obstacle you want to hit. Its not unusual to see people (mostly confident riders) putting their arm through the handle, wrapping it to the opposite hip or even putting the handle between the legs.
Old    Shane (wakebrdrnc)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-07-2008, 7:19 AM Reply   
I am not thinking it is a smart move but man Nick can ride! I will not down him for it. He is just sick.
Old    Chris Butler (xistential)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-07-2008, 8:48 AM Reply   
"as he doesn't get in my way and he has insurance so our taxes don't t have to pay for his injuries."

Yeah?? When does that ever happen?? And how exactly is he going to get in your way? By flying 10 feet over your head maybe.
It might not be the smartest thing to do but he is not a fool.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       10-07-2008, 9:15 AM Reply   
What a douche bag thing to say.
Old    Cason Slaughter (caseman1322)      Join Date: Sep 2007       10-07-2008, 9:24 AM Reply   
show some love bro, anything you do on a wakeboard is dangerous. you have to push the limits to progress the sport. I guess since you never fall your used to people always getting in your way
Old    george liddy (georgeliddy)      Join Date: Jun 2008       10-07-2008, 9:40 AM Reply   
> show some love bro, anything you do on a wakeboard is dangerous.


That's an idiotic statement. That's like saying that you might as well not wear a vest while riding because wakeboarding is already dangerous.
Old    Cason Slaughter (caseman1322)      Join Date: Sep 2007       10-07-2008, 9:50 AM Reply   
wow, how sweet of you to say... I say again, show some love bro, why all the hostility? There's a difference between being stylish and trying new things, and being stupid. Not wearing a vest is stupid, not wearing a helmet when your hitting rails is stupid, putting your head through the rope is stupid. I wouldn't necessarily put what nick davies was doing in the category of stupid. Maybe dangerous but not as you put it

"being an imbecile that should be eliminated from the gene pool."
Old    John Haile (waterdork88)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-07-2008, 7:08 PM Reply   
i think this thread is getting a lil rediculous with namecallings.

i'll just say that nick davies is a rally sick rider, but i dont recommend what he is doing to anyone. even if he werent doing a move, it is very dangerous to fall with your arm in the handle
Old    Nick Kondylas (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       10-07-2008, 7:10 PM Reply   
lol it was just a question, but it seems I have sparked some serious turmoil...
Old    David Christman (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       10-08-2008, 8:07 AM Reply   
haha is everyone freaking out.?? i ride with the handle on my elbow all the time... just not while im jumping. im not thats dump
Old    John Haile (waterdork88)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-08-2008, 2:10 PM Reply   
i'm not freaking out. i just figure, wakeboarding is a sport. to place your arm in the handle for the excuse that you're arm is tired is lame.

and i've seen even pros go down while they're just riding.
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-08-2008, 2:18 PM Reply   
Wow, no wonder the pro's only lurk on here and occasionally post. Some seriously lame monday morning quaterbacking from people who have NO WHERE NEAR the skill, experience or frame of reference as these guys. When I was at O-dub it was extremely common to see guys holding the handle in several places other than their hands. George why don't you, focus on your riding and worry less about what others are doing.
Old    Chris Butler (xistential)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-08-2008, 2:44 PM Reply   
Because they are all getting in George's way. That's why he cannot focus
Old    Cason Slaughter (caseman1322)      Join Date: Sep 2007       10-09-2008, 9:16 AM Reply   
can't we all just get along?
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       10-09-2008, 10:00 AM Reply   
"to place your arm in the handle for the excuse that you're arm is tired is lame."

You're kidding right?
Old    AtTheLake (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       10-09-2008, 11:45 AM Reply   
Personally I think the risk reward just isn't there to ride with your arm through the handle in any situation I can think of. But this is America and if you want to risk potential dismemberment, don't let anyone on here stop you. But the post above is right, I am not a pro and am sure their risk reward thinking is a lot different than mine and is certainly one of the reasons why they get paid to ride and I don't.

Nick you rip.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       10-09-2008, 11:57 AM Reply   
Doesn't everybody place their arm in the handle when they are tired?? I do. That whole cool thing of just putting your wrists on the handle does nothing for me!

Now dangerous is my old man who puts his rear foot from a slalom ski in the handle and then lets go of the handle with his hands. Cool trick but not something I would recommend. haha
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-09-2008, 12:28 PM Reply   
Yea, don't ever go to an old ski show that has been around for 50+ years, you might have a breakdown.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       10-09-2008, 12:34 PM Reply   
Haha! My old man has been doing that since I was little. I used to do it but then I got cool in 1994 and started wakeboarding. haha
Old    Shane Miller (hematoma)      Join Date: Jul 2008       10-09-2008, 1:40 PM Reply   
That music made me want to break my speakers, F-n lame.

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