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.
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.
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.
^ 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.
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.
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.