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Old     (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-14-2009, 2:28 PM Reply   
Hey guys, here is a quick video I slapped together of Colin the other day. Enjoy!
Old     (tinytdubb)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-14-2009, 2:39 PM Reply   

that hoochie to blind is probably one of my fav tricks ever.
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       07-14-2009, 2:39 PM Reply   
Nice vid, thanks for posting.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-14-2009, 2:45 PM Reply   
Ah man, I can't watch it from work.
Old     (j_money)      Join Date: May 2006       07-14-2009, 2:51 PM Reply   
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       07-14-2009, 3:23 PM Reply   
Ryan, nice work as usual. Colin ripping as usual.
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-14-2009, 3:45 PM Reply   
Nice work Ryan! Only 8 more days...keep your fingers crossed for good weather.

That Tanny to Blind was SOLID!
Old     (vlxwakeboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2008       07-14-2009, 4:59 PM Reply   
Nasty. That last Hoochie off the dub was massive. I remember seeing that in still shots before and you couldnt really tell how large that thing was but dammn.
Old     (mossy44)      Join Date: Oct 2001       07-14-2009, 5:29 PM Reply   
yea, it was seriously huge!!!!
Old     (wakeboardlf25)      Join Date: May 2007       07-14-2009, 6:01 PM Reply   
and he saves the puppy out of the gators mouth!
Old     (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-14-2009, 9:49 PM Reply   
I LOVE those shifty fs 1's. So sick!
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       07-15-2009, 5:45 AM Reply   
Thats my Homie!!!!

Jay I got my fingers crossed for Good CLEAN WEATHER for the film trip!
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-15-2009, 5:53 AM Reply   
Colin fricken kills it. That was sweet.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       07-15-2009, 5:56 AM Reply   
You know after watching this again I would like to point something out.

This is exactly what its like to ride with Colin, he goes out lays down some hammers, takes a break for 1 second (in the vid around 1:30) then he's back out. Just when you thought he cuold not get any sicker on his wakeboard, he starts stomping even hard and sick tricks, like the giant double grab 3, Hoochies to Blind, Nines, Sevens, TS BS 5's its crazy!
Old     (focker)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-15-2009, 7:12 AM Reply   
This guy is really really good. Why is he not riding the tour?
Old     (snowboardcorey)      Join Date: Jan 2004       07-15-2009, 7:33 AM Reply   
hell yeah, way to rip it colin!
Old     (eas)      Join Date: Nov 2001       07-15-2009, 8:07 AM Reply   
Dave Williams: How about a Rider Link for this cat? Or did I just miss it? I've always wondered why he's not on tour or riding with those guys in Orlando...he's SO good. Does he have a 9 to 5 or what? If he rode year round with some of those guys pushing the sport...look out!
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-15-2009, 9:35 AM Reply   
I don't like speaking on behalf of people, but I know he doesn't get on here much, so I'll share just a few reasons (that I know of) why Colin doesn't compete. Hopefully he doesn't mind.

He's a family man and a working man - he's married, has 3 year old daughter (who's adorable!), he has a new son on the way...just a few more months, he's a nurse at one of the hospitals in Minneapolis, and he's just starting back-up in school to get his masters (or whatever the equivalent is for nursing stuff).
Old     (madison_boarder)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-15-2009, 9:46 AM Reply   
Hey Colin,

Which organization are you working for in Minneapolis? I work for Epic, wondering if you're using our software. Most of Minnesota,especially the Twin Cities, is on Epic.

Great riding, as always!
Old     (mike2001)      Join Date: Feb 2008       07-15-2009, 9:47 AM Reply   
^^Wonder how good he could be if he was a full time rider. Amazing just doing it part time.
Old     (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-15-2009, 9:52 AM Reply   
Love the double grab. the second grab is held all the way down. nice!
Old     (tjdunklee)      Join Date: Jun 2007       07-15-2009, 10:37 AM Reply   
Colin is amazing as always. Good to see him get some love on WakeWorld. Superb video quality as usual Ryan! Minnesota!
Old     (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-15-2009, 2:05 PM Reply   
Nice video, I watched it a few times. He goes so big and clean.... fun to watch.
Old     (funkyhomosapien)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-15-2009, 2:15 PM Reply   
Thanks for all the kind words. Believe me there isn't a day that goes by I don't think about riding year round. There are a few main reasons I don't ride year round or do the tour. When i was 25 my wife and I found out we were having a child. She is now 3 and hilarious. It is like hanging out with a schizophrenic 3 foot tall person. Always entertaining. That year we were really considering moving south until that happened. Also, I have been working on a degree in anesthesia and will be done nov 2011. A career in anesthesia has always been a goal of mine. I also love a lot of other sports and spend a lot of time riding mountains out west in the winter. On that note, I would like to ride a few comps but working full time it is tough to get the time off. Anyway, I love riding with my crew as I am sure the rest of you do too. Making memories with fam and friends in the boat on a wakeboard. I'm on the boat!
Old     (tuneman)      Join Date: Mar 2002       07-15-2009, 2:16 PM Reply   
Colin is ok...I guess....hee, hee. j/k

The Vault commercial still cracks me up:
Old     (staylefysh)      Join Date: Mar 2009       07-15-2009, 7:58 PM Reply   
Old     (waterdork88)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-15-2009, 10:11 PM Reply   
i cant help but what the doubleup hoochie over and over... the heighth is rediculous
Old     (eas)      Join Date: Nov 2001       07-16-2009, 7:09 AM Reply   
well all I have to say is that your riding and attitude toward family and life are both very admirable....

keep rippin'....and good luck with the anesthesia thing....sounds like you'll be headed to the bank in 2012! peace
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       07-16-2009, 9:16 AM Reply   
Water Dork,

Here's a good story for you.

Colin and I met at a wakeboard contest, like maybe 6-7 years ago. Pre-Babies. Anyway, I rode good, thought I had a chance at taking the $$$, but then Colin Rides and absolutely KILLS IT. Stomps everything Clean and HUGE!!!! Fast forward like 2 days. Colin comes out to ride with me. First pass down the lake, he does a few wake jumps, couple big slayshes. Then Signals me for a Dub. I roll a Meaty kinker Dub, This kid CHARGES into it like no one I have ever seen, BLASTS A HOOCHIE That was enourmous, I am screaming (I am a double up screamer can't help it I get so stoked), then out of NO WHERE IT PULL IT TO BLIND! Stomps it clean like it was no big deal.

This picture below is the same shot as that last Hoochie, Kyle Chattin took the Video and Ryan Taylor was shooting stills.
Old     (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-16-2009, 5:46 PM Reply   
Nice man. I keep wondering about how these guys with real jobs and families find time to get so freakin good.
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-16-2009, 6:31 PM Reply   
He's alright As good as Ryan Taylor's vids are it's hard to appreciate how big he goes from film. I've been lucky enough to see him ride from the boat a few times and the kid goes freaking HUGE!! There is no question he could make serious noise on the tour if he chose to do it. Props Colin for putting your family first. You got to come out and shred some pow with us this winter.

Nice filming and edit work Ryan.
Old     (somebuddy)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-17-2009, 1:48 AM Reply   
If there were more riders with this mentality, the wakeboard world would start getting the respect and recognition that it deserves from other extreme and board sports. Just excelling at something you love while not ignoring your other responsibilities and goals. Mad props man, mad props.

p.s. I love your Hiero reference


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