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Old     (norbiv)      Join Date: May 2009       04-10-2010, 4:51 AM Reply   
He's definitely incredible.


its been too long since the last harley vid.
but after seeing all the heat he got.
I had to do it.
and now that he s back in orlando it was easy and great to tag along for a quick set and shoot it up!


from Norbi Vasko on Vimeo.

Old     (TelepromptedAnthems)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-10-2010, 7:02 AM Reply   
Wow. This kid has the most unf**kwithable bag of tricks I think I've ever seen. Nice, Norbi.
Old     (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       04-10-2010, 7:21 AM Reply   
Man his hair DOES look good. Almost as good as his riding. Just throwing down, all the time.
Old     (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-10-2010, 8:50 AM Reply   
Indy T2B at 2:40 and 2:50 was insane. Made me say "wow" out loud to myself.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-10-2010, 8:55 AM Reply   
wowza. Absolutely amazing
Old     (alevitt)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-10-2010, 9:25 AM Reply   
This is seriously insane. I don't even know what to say: this coming from a guy who's seen A LOT of wakeboarding in his life. The tech but then the huge t2tb and crow mobe. I saw this video for the first time last night @ midnight and I think I've watched it 15 times already.
Old     (alevitt)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-10-2010, 9:29 AM Reply   
...and with a sinus infection! NBD.
Old     (captain_vilfo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-10-2010, 9:30 AM Reply   
Kid spins literally like a frikin top. That was some of the best riding I've ever seen there, his 4 nines he has down and the backroll bs 5 are INSANE! thanks for posting this video up!
Old     (cbkaboom)      Join Date: Jun 2008       04-10-2010, 10:57 AM Reply   
words cannot quite describe the display that was just put on...maybe one day I'll be able to make heel 7's and kgb 5's look like childs play too!

...but I doubt it
Old     (funkyhomosapien)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-10-2010, 11:39 AM Reply   
that was unbelievable. Should be an amazing contest year if that is the level of riding expected. Once again props on your amazing riding.
Old     (boardOK)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-10-2010, 11:52 AM Reply   
switch KGB 5 is nuts among everything else he does.
Old     (brhanley)      Join Date: Jun 2001       04-10-2010, 1:14 PM Reply   
gnarly harley is right. wow...
Old     (irishrider92)      Join Date: Jun 2009       04-10-2010, 2:10 PM Reply   
sick!
Old     (supernatural)      Join Date: Jan 2008       04-10-2010, 3:09 PM Reply   
Switch KGB 5, Mobey Dick 5, Back mobe 5, Blind Pete, Whirley 7 and everything else all in one set! Harley is looking unstopable. I watched him take a set a couple weeks ago in Orlando and he only fell twice. Started the set with a toe 9, then Sw toe 9, KGB 5, then Sw KGB 5 all on lock, crazy consistant.
Old     (austin_the_wakeboard_man)      Join Date: Jun 2008       04-10-2010, 4:33 PM Reply   
has harley started trying 1080s yet i bet he could get one easy
Old     (waterdork88)      Join Date: Aug 2005       04-10-2010, 10:41 PM Reply   
kgb 5 AND switch kgb 5!!! does anyone else remember when getting just one kgb 5 around was a big deal? oh wait... it still is
Old     (norbiv)      Join Date: May 2009       04-11-2010, 11:16 AM Reply   
he was going for a 10 on that double up but just didnt quite get it. Ill try to film it asap tho ;]
hes def beyond this world lol
Old     (wakecrzy2000)      Join Date: Apr 2004       04-11-2010, 4:13 PM Reply   
biggest tantrum 2 blind I have ever seen, so sick!
Old     (kyle_L)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-11-2010, 5:33 PM Reply   
Harley is being very irresponsible not wearing boardshorts in this vid. How is he supposed to float if he takes a bad fall!?!
Old     (jason95gt)      Join Date: May 2006       04-11-2010, 7:34 PM Reply   
That tantrum to blind was HUGE. I think it was bigger than Lyman's from a couple years ago. KGB 5's were sweet too. That fall at the end was a good way to end the video and look very bizarre. Nice filming like always Norbi!
Old     (TimboSlice)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-11-2010, 7:56 PM Reply   
norbi, was that behind an xstar? i could tell that it was a mastercraft but am wondering if it might be the x25?
Old     (mofreestyle)      Join Date: Jan 2006       04-11-2010, 8:37 PM Reply   
Tim- Every X-25 I've seen, which is only a few so far, have a walkthrough on the sundeck. The vinyl pattern is different than that as well so I'm guessing that's an xstar.
Old     (supernatural)      Join Date: Jan 2008       04-11-2010, 9:26 PM Reply   
It was on Lake Holden for sure, so it was either his or Nicola's xstar
Old     (woawake)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-11-2010, 10:09 PM Reply   
Is Harley the best "WAKE" rider in the world? It seems like the only thing he is missing is a massive spin like a 1080 or 1260.
Old     (bmr82)      Join Date: Jul 2008       04-12-2010, 4:52 AM Reply   
Kid pops so huge. Amazing!
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-12-2010, 6:59 PM Reply   
i thought that was a front to blind...not a tantrum to blind
Old     (norbiv)      Join Date: May 2009       04-13-2010, 6:08 AM Reply   
it was a front to blind. thats what harley said
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       04-13-2010, 6:53 AM Reply   
WHAT? Blete pete, 9s, kgb 5, mobe dick 5....wow!
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       04-13-2010, 6:55 AM Reply   
Didn't look like an X-star wake. Although, I guess if you get the wake to roll over like that if you tried.
Old     (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       04-13-2010, 7:48 AM Reply   
Incredible video. Those extra 180's on every trick look sick!
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       04-13-2010, 8:11 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by jason95gt View Post
That tantrum to blind was HUGE. I think it was bigger than Lyman's from a couple years ago. KGB 5's were sweet too. That fall at the end was a good way to end the video and look very bizarre. Nice filming like always Norbi!
That was a front to Blind! MAD MAD PROPS ON THAT HARLEY!!!! Bringing it back Shaprio Style!!!! Hell yeah!!!!!!

Well I have to put this claim out there, Harley is hands down the best wakeboarder in the world right now. I cannot believe he got so much sicker over the winter! WOW!! That KGD 5, MASSIVE Nose 9 off the Dud, Whirly 7 like it was nothing! GOOD LORD!
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       04-13-2010, 9:04 AM Reply   
...and he make the Crow 5 actually look good.
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       04-13-2010, 9:22 AM Reply   
That could have just been the best riding video section of all time. Absolutely insane. He just might be the best wake rider we have ever seen...and that is saying a lot.
Old     (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       04-13-2010, 9:59 AM Reply   
I agree Eubanks.... probably the best riding in an edit I've ever seen.
Old     (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-13-2010, 11:13 AM Reply   
Daaaannnggg!!! That made my lunch break!
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       04-13-2010, 2:25 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by jarrod View Post
...and he make the Crow 5 actually look good.


NO KIDDING!!! I love how he finishes the trick so early and brings it WAY up, that is why I think it looks so clean!
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-13-2010, 2:53 PM Reply   
Yup.... Basically mindblowing. I'm sure there are other riders watching this MF'ing him right now. Ha, ha, ha.

Nice, Harley. Killing it.

Looked like a massive X-Star wake to me. Meaty.
Old     (blowhole)      Join Date: Nov 2009       04-13-2010, 2:54 PM Reply   
whirly 7 thats insane
Old     (captain_vilfo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-13-2010, 3:35 PM Reply   
I find it really funny you see all these wake companies go out and spend good money on making videos and put a lot of time and energy into making great sections, and this kid goes out with the help of Norbi and just throws down the most insane 3 minutes of riding I've ever seen. I'm not knocking all the sweet videos that are out now but this section seems to have it all for me, and was made with no weird angles, no stupid animations, and great tricks.
Old     (jonori)      Join Date: Oct 2001       04-13-2010, 4:05 PM Reply   
That has to be the best short video I have ever seen. Great job!
Old     (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-13-2010, 7:17 PM Reply   
That was sick, great riding.
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-13-2010, 7:29 PM Reply   
henry, thats why there are less videos now. people prefer quantity over quality. i love norbi's videos but i get so pumped on a professional video with great footage, locations, and vibes.
Old     (mvanhove)      Join Date: Nov 2009       04-13-2010, 8:27 PM Reply   
This video just makes me want to go out and ride everytime I watch it!
To bad it's still to cold here in Canada...
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-14-2010, 6:07 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakemitch View Post
henry, thats why there are less videos now. people prefer quantity over quality. i love norbi's videos but i get so pumped on a professional video with great footage, locations, and vibes.
and $30 price tags
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-14-2010, 8:16 AM Reply   
A-Dub, it costs money to fuel the helicopters and chase boats, take trips, and support riders. I really hope the full length video doesnt die. I see wake videos as more than just tricks, its a piece of art.
Old     (norbiv)      Join Date: May 2009       04-14-2010, 8:26 AM Reply   
thats the plan
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-14-2010, 9:31 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakemitch View Post
A-Dub, it costs money to fuel the helicopters and chase boats, take trips, and support riders. I really hope the full length video doesnt die. I see wake videos as more than just tricks, its a piece of art.
I get it, I was just adding to the points of a full length video, and why online snippets may also be so popular.

Like Henry said though, maybe all the exotic locations and heli shots aren't needed if the riding is good, and up to date. The first DEFY trailer I saw had more shots of the helicopter itself than any riding. It's cool and major scale, and I hope it doesn't die either, I'll still buy them, but to do heli type shots just because is starting to become the norm
Old     (kyle_L)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-14-2010, 5:47 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by captain_vilfo View Post
I find it really funny you see all these wake companies go out and spend good money on making videos and put a lot of time and energy into making great sections, and this kid goes out with the help of Norbi and just throws down the most insane 3 minutes of riding I've ever seen. I'm not knocking all the sweet videos that are out now but this section seems to have it all for me, and was made with no weird angles, no stupid animations, and great tricks.
i can tell you that norbi isn't using a camera that you just pick up at best buy, so money definitely still goes into making sick videos.
Old     (norbiv)      Join Date: May 2009       04-15-2010, 11:29 AM Reply   
Yeah Kyle's right.
Ive been making movies for a few years now and over the years I obviously had to keep evolve with my filming and my equipment.
It all depends on how long you've been in the industry, how long do you want to stay a part of it, what your goals are and who's your audience you're trying to reach. I'm just putting the pieces together and I'm trying to always get the latest and best coverage of the latest gnarlieness out there.
so far Im loving it and I cant wait to see where it takes me.
I cant stress it enough how happy and fortunate I am to be where I am and just thinking back to all the places I got to visit because of what I love.
puts a smile on my face everytime.
Love it !
Old     (blaine4oh5)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-15-2010, 11:32 AM Reply   
sounds like your living the dream then.
Old     (norbiv)      Join Date: May 2009       04-15-2010, 3:42 PM Reply   
tell me about it. Im a lucky S.O.B. fo sho
Old     (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       04-15-2010, 5:52 PM Reply   
Pry a dumb question, but any way I can put this on my ipod?
Old     (norbiv)      Join Date: May 2009       04-16-2010, 7:32 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by dirwoody View Post
Pry a dumb question, but any way I can put this on my ipod?
not unless you download it and convert it to whatever format your ipod needs. Ill go ahead and make it available for download on vimeo for a while so you can grab it. just right click on the link and save as or download as. just let me know when you got it so I know.
Old     (wakesurfer08)      Join Date: Sep 2008       04-16-2010, 11:30 AM Reply   
Awesome!!
Old     (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-16-2010, 11:48 AM Reply   
That wake was one of the biggest I have seen. You know it is slammed when it completely washes on one side and it does not even affect the tricks. Definately bigger than a tournament wake. VERY entertaining.
Old     (norbiv)      Join Date: May 2009       04-16-2010, 11:49 AM Reply   
sorry Darin couldnt wait any longer. have a good day everyone
Old     (norbiv)      Join Date: May 2009       04-16-2010, 11:50 AM Reply   
yeah Gene, Harley has a unique way of changing up the speed of the boat to make the wake bigger. he also does that in contest im pretty sure
Old     (mvanhove)      Join Date: Nov 2009       04-17-2010, 2:03 PM Reply   
Is he riding a 134? Or is it just the 134 colors on a bigger board?
Old     (canadian_waterboy)      Join Date: Apr 2008       04-17-2010, 10:24 PM Reply   
Sure looks like the 134 to me.
Old     (norbiv)      Join Date: May 2009       04-18-2010, 9:33 AM Reply   
cause it is
Old     (bogartsomeday)      Join Date: Mar 2009       04-18-2010, 12:17 PM Reply   
NICE! Harley straight kills it! and someone finally put Shiny Toy Guns in a vid, i dig!!! Norbi what camera are you filming with???
Old     (norbiv)      Join Date: May 2009       04-19-2010, 3:04 PM Reply   
thanks. yeya and theres going to be a new vid coming soon too! I shot this one with my Sony Ex1R
Old     (bogartsomeday)      Join Date: Mar 2009       04-19-2010, 6:51 PM Reply   
alright sick dude! thanks!
Old     (norbiv)      Join Date: May 2009       04-21-2010, 12:54 PM Reply   
I posted a new Thread about the video but since I already mentioned it here,
Here it is!
Gnarley Harley Part2!

from Norbi Vasko on Vimeo.


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