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Old    Joe Gunter (MNRIDER)      Join Date: Aug 2011       08-24-2011, 2:09 PM Reply   
If you spin 5 and below, and not o/a is it possible to look cool with out a grab?
Old    Zach Winch (hypride135)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-24-2011, 2:34 PM Reply   
on axis spins look cooler than o/a anyway. I think it's possible even though a grab always helps!
Old    Dan (hco)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-24-2011, 2:49 PM Reply   
depends on if you spin like a gymnast or not. gotta keep those knees tucked.
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-24-2011, 2:58 PM Reply   
just remember that "cool" is all in the eyes of the beholder. do what feels good to you and what makes you have fun.
Old    Ben Wilcox (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       08-24-2011, 3:20 PM Reply   
^This. Do lowered trucks look cool? Are European imports cooler than American muscle? Is red cooler than blue?
Old    Mark Griffin (cheesydog)      Join Date: Mar 2009       08-24-2011, 9:22 PM Reply   
Its all subjective but grabbing demonstrates control and mastery over a trick. Thats why essentially a grabbed trick always looks better.

Having said that there are things you can do to make an ungrabbed trick look stylish. Stall it out as long as possible, poke it, shifty. Again these things show how comfortable a rider is with the trick, which is what makes it look better.
Old    Bryce (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       08-24-2011, 10:59 PM Reply   
a 3 without a grab is not even legit... i dont allow them behind my boat...
Old    readyaimfire            08-25-2011, 2:02 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by brycejb328 View Post
a 3 without a grab is not even legit... i dont allow them behind my boat...
Sounds like a fun boat to ride behind. What do you do, bust out a knife and cut the rope? Loosen up bro, it's supposed to be fun. I could care less if someone grabs or doesn't. As long as they are having fun that's the most important thing.
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-25-2011, 3:11 AM Reply   
^^^Tommy, he's just being faceitous^^^
Old    Jeff Seidenstricker (flydenrict)      Join Date: Nov 2009       08-25-2011, 7:18 AM Reply   
Keeping both hands on the handle for 180s is a good way to add style!
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-25-2011, 9:50 AM Reply   
Who cares as long as you are having fun!
Old    Jamie Corvin (Bumpass1)      Join Date: Oct 2010       08-25-2011, 11:02 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by readyaimfire View Post
Sounds like a fun boat to ride behind. What do you do, bust out a knife and cut the rope?
Classic. That made me laugh
Old    Jay Smith (snoopy1173)      Join Date: May 2010       08-25-2011, 11:02 AM Reply   
i dont care grabs or not but i always thought landing wrapped on spins looked cool. Like toeside frontside 3's or 7's. Or heelside backside 180's, 540's. Theres certain spins where landing wrapped has always looked cool to me.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-25-2011, 11:05 AM Reply   
The coolest spins I've ever seen are OA non-grabbed spins by Parks. 12 honkeys had a bunch of spins where he would "fake grab" and they looked so awesome.

Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-25-2011, 11:09 AM Reply   
^ by the way - best part in a movie ever.... Parks was so far ahead of his time
Old    J. Bob (joebob)      Join Date: Jan 2011       08-25-2011, 11:11 AM Reply   
What about the angry pirate grab, the michael jackson, or the fashon air? Do those count?
Old    readyaimfire            08-25-2011, 12:15 PM Reply   
Im all for grabbing your board if u can, but I'm not gonna call someone a kook for not having the skill or flexibility to make it happen yet. No one comes out of the womb grabbing spins.
Old    Zach Winch (hypride135)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-25-2011, 12:38 PM Reply   
wow! I see where randall got his motivation from to go sooo huge!
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-25-2011, 2:04 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by sidekicknicholas View Post
^ by the way - best part in a movie ever.... Parks was so far ahead of his time
+1 I so prefer this style of angry aggressive riding to the water ballet that is in vogue now. Not disrespecting the super tech riding of today's pro's, just stating my preference of what I would rather watch.
Old    Adam Van Dyke (lfadam)      Join Date: Nov 2008       08-25-2011, 2:17 PM Reply   
The reentry BS 5 at 2:50 still blows my mind.
Old    WakeboardSTL (jmuthafnp)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-25-2011, 5:12 PM Reply   
Here's a Heel Front 3 by me without a grab. I think it looks pretty good, you be the judge:

http://wakeboardstl.com/2011/08/shree-edit-episode-12/

That's the cool thing about wakeboarding, you make it how you want and do things how you like.
Old    Delta Force (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       08-25-2011, 10:37 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by hypride135 View Post
wow! I see where randall got his motivation from to go sooo huge!
Not saying PB didn't or doesn't motivate Randall but those guys have been going that big forever, they're similar age if I'm not mistaken and basically grew up on the protour back in the day together. That being said, those old movies are still the best in my mind.

Question though... what board pops harder, parks IBEX, or his free motion continuous rockered (probably 2.2-2.5" of rocker) from back in the day... amazing really once again what those guys did with smaller wakes 'lesser' boards. I know I'll be forever humbled.

Sorry for the thread jack. I like to grab everything I can but I still say its cool whether you grab or not.
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       08-26-2011, 12:13 AM Reply   
You watch that section, and I have to say, he was putting it on the line on almost half those tricks. Double flips on double ups. Everything he did was big. You have to admit that a fair share of the more recent video sections don't have that kind of amplitude in their riding. I also agree with the previous poster about prefering to watch this kind of video section.
Old    readyaimfire            08-26-2011, 1:14 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by jmuthafnp View Post
Here's a Heel Front 3 by me without a grab. I think it looks pretty good, you be the judge:

http://wakeboardstl.com/2011/08/shree-edit-episode-12/

That's the cool thing about wakeboarding, you make it how you want and do things how you like.
I think this looks good cuz u spin with your board not ahed of it, and your knees are tucked.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-26-2011, 2:33 PM Reply   
Gawd I love Parks' section in 12 HOnkeys. Just amazing. The boards look so old school now. The Sliders are just hood and little. But the Riding, still on a different level. The dubs are SO meaty!
Old    Audrey (sexyws6mama)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-27-2011, 5:32 AM Reply   
IMO clean on axis spins look the best.

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