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Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       03-05-2009, 8:17 AM Reply   
Just a thought... I was watching a few videos in between class today, and started thinking, "Why don't riders grab their boards in the air over rails, or if they ollie off the end of the rail?" Then I realized I don't think I've seen it in any video at all. It doesn't seem to be a question of air, or timing at least from what I've seen. Has this been deemed unstylish at some point that I'm not aware of? I think it'd be pretty cool. Just a thought.
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-05-2009, 8:31 AM Reply   
One of the Shredtown dudes (think it's Adams) grabs while on the rail. Video is on their blog.
Old     (kellen)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-05-2009, 8:43 AM Reply   
I'm not a great spinner so I always grab out of a rail and or 180 out.
Everyone always just makes fun of me for grabing...
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       03-05-2009, 8:44 AM Reply   
I think it's one of those things where the powers of wake boarding looked at it and said "snow and skateboarders don't and neither should we." Personally I'm okay with that, the quickest way to make a rail hit look unstylish is to bend down and grab. There is just too much going on. Smooth and controlled is what makes a good rail sesh.
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-05-2009, 8:57 AM Reply   
Old     (waterdork88)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-05-2009, 9:03 AM Reply   
I think the most stylish moves are the ones that noone else does, even if it is as easy as grabs off a rail.
Old     (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-05-2009, 10:16 AM Reply   
Lame-o. You should be pressing enough on a rail to look steezy without a grab. To me they just looked forced... possibly if your are gapping something big but otherwise its kinda like wearing gloves :-)
Old     (dnp33)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-05-2009, 10:20 AM Reply   
luker said it best.
Old     (mbsteez)      Join Date: May 2005       03-05-2009, 10:33 AM Reply   
if you wanna do a grab, just hit the wake!
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       03-05-2009, 10:45 AM Reply   
I wouldn't big big on the grabbing of a board WHILE ON RAIL, but I was thinking on something like an /--\ (A-Frame) rail, if the gap over the top was aired out, i think a boardslide up, indy with a backside 180 to back boardslide down would look pretty sweet. Luker was right with the press though on a rail, nothing better.
Old     (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-05-2009, 11:22 AM Reply   
do whatever makes you happy, wakeboarding shouldnt be about rules. Grab what you want. And snowboarders do grab spins off of boxes that have big drops off the other side. A method grab while gapping an a big a frame would be sick i think!
Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-05-2009, 11:50 AM Reply   
Nice big A-Frame gap with a stalefish over the gap.... sweet.
Old     (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       03-05-2009, 1:46 PM Reply   
i grab while gapping and even while sliding. been doing it for years...
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       03-05-2009, 2:50 PM Reply   
Like wearing Gloves, hahahahahahahahahaha.
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       03-05-2009, 3:50 PM Reply   
or WakePants?
Old     (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-05-2009, 5:55 PM Reply   
Ive totally rocked pants over a wetsuit in winter, looked a hell of a lot better than boardshorts...flame on! The best I saw was this real good ol boy that I had ridden with a few times and he rocked his was awesome!!!
Old     (snowman89)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-05-2009, 6:28 PM Reply   
I think it would look sick off one those incline rails that just drop off. That shred town dude that grabbed while on the rail also grabbed while bonking the pole too i'm pretty sure. Granted It probably won't look cool of a flat rail where you would have to hop off but on an incline rail where you launch off it could look good I bet.
Old     (liquidmalibu)      Join Date: Sep 2007       03-05-2009, 6:29 PM Reply   
you'd need a big gap for it to look stylish.

grabbing off the end or from a little step up would look way to rushed.

but yeah, i agree that a grabbed backside 180 would look sick from one side of the a-frame to the other
Old     (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       03-06-2009, 10:17 AM Reply   


not the best form on these...but its fun to do...another element of "danger" with the risk of losing skin or fingers...haha!
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       03-06-2009, 12:00 PM Reply   
ha! solid!
Old     (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       03-06-2009, 12:08 PM Reply   
I forgot that I named it "the norton"...because some people think its kinda gay.

haha! all love matt!
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-06-2009, 12:11 PM Reply   
I am thinking more along the lines of an A-Frame Frontboard to Frontboard gap with a Method grab...Steezy fo sho.
Old     (ajcsurf)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-06-2009, 7:45 PM Reply   
When someone brought up grabbing while on the rail I instantly thought of you Al, good stuff.
Old     (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       03-06-2009, 8:08 PM Reply   
Should not happen
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-06-2009, 8:19 PM Reply   
The Norton...HAHAHHA
Old     (reuben)      Join Date: Oct 2008       03-07-2009, 5:07 AM Reply   
If your in the air above a rail,box what ever than it definately adds style but on the rail is kinda like doing a fashion air,fun to do but wont win u any points with the ladies!!
Plus the constipated position that u have to get into to grab on a rail just isnt that appealing imo,but like someone already said,if your havin fun than thats what it is all about eh.
Old     (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-07-2009, 6:23 AM Reply   
are you kidding me, fashion airs are like raleys for the ladies. I get asked to do it over and over. Its cheezy as hell but really fun and i think the ladies see that
Old     (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-07-2009, 7:32 AM Reply   
Our boat rules are that your set ends the minute you pull a fashion or a roast beef. The rules only apply to riders over the age of 10 but you better believe we will stop the boat right in the middle of your set for pullin some sh*t like that :-)
Old     (waterdork88)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-10-2009, 5:23 PM Reply   
looky looky :23 :-)
Old     (hyule)      Join Date: Nov 2006       03-11-2009, 7:51 AM Reply   
what about a roast beef pete, luker?
Old     (lyle)      Join Date: May 2004       03-12-2009, 9:38 AM Reply   
luker, whats your beef with a roast beef?
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       03-12-2009, 10:39 AM Reply   
Hey now, the Roat Beef can be a sweet grab in my opinion. I like em. Next step is taking that top picture to a FS 180.


Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       03-12-2009, 10:42 AM Reply   

That was a nice catch in that trailer!!! Exactly what I was talking about when I started this thread. Style+Extra difficulty!
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       03-12-2009, 12:26 PM Reply   
Roast Beefs ARE SICK when you if you turn them into a Roastbeef Glide.

Ben Axell (hawkeye7708),

Skip the Roastbeef with the board up in your face, Grab Mute INstead and take it to 180!
Old     (waterdork88)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-12-2009, 2:06 PM Reply   
thanks ben

and andy i was thinking the same thing with the roastbeef glide, doesnt ben greenwood do that same move in counterfeit this... so nice
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       03-12-2009, 2:08 PM Reply   
Andy, I've tried doing Mutes 180's into the flats before, but never tried putting the board up that way and grabbing mute... I'll have to give that a try... I guess I'm alot more comfortable holding onto that handle with my left going up like that... hmm.. although mute like that would put it in prime time for the 180. Good call. It'd look pretty sweet. You just added another trick to the 09 List haha


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