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Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-01-2012, 11:52 PM Reply   
Randall making wakeboarding look like it should

http://vimeo.com/41238870
Old    Steve Marks (Marksy)      Join Date: Feb 2012       05-02-2012, 12:20 AM Reply   
Can't seem to view this even when I log in

Permission Denied
Sorry, you do not have permission to watch this private video.
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       05-02-2012, 1:23 AM Reply   
pretty sure he's referring to this: http://www.alliancewake.com/wake/bef...andall-harris/
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-02-2012, 5:07 AM Reply   
Yup! That's the one!!!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Not sure what's up with the link I originally posted, but the right one is up now. Such a great video!
Old    DeeCee (jaybee)      Join Date: Aug 2007       05-02-2012, 5:28 AM Reply   
Sick sick sick!!!!! Pretty sure alliance sets up there videos so they can only be viewed on the alliance site.
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-02-2012, 5:40 AM Reply   
That'd definitely make sense.
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       05-02-2012, 6:50 AM Reply   
His style is so amazing. Definitely one of my favorite riders to watch.

BTW do you think the kid on the dock (1:00) has any clue who he is watching?

Last edited by mark197; 05-02-2012 at 6:50 AM. Reason: .
Old    Brett B. (Brett_B)      Join Date: Sep 2010       05-02-2012, 7:19 AM Reply   
Awesome video, anybody know the song?
Old    Preston (okwakebdr)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-02-2012, 7:32 AM Reply   
What a cool contest!
Old    Parker Frost (waketowake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-02-2012, 9:00 AM Reply   
Brett
So Far From Your Weapon
By: The Dead Weather
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-02-2012, 1:17 PM Reply   
The man just makes it look so easy and fun. Randall Harris is just a joy to watch!
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-02-2012, 6:39 PM Reply   
Randall is my hero! Go big or go home.
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       05-02-2012, 7:24 PM Reply   
Fully sick, but I don't like OP's title. Inverts are awesome and can be styled out to the max. Especially when Randall is doing them.
Old    Raf (Raf1985)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-02-2012, 9:12 PM Reply   
I like this style better than crazy spin/flip combos that are hard to tell what they are. Flips are cool as hell, but only when you dont have to watch the video twice to see what trick it really was because they were spinning too fast.
Old    Travis Briscoe (travis_briscoe)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-02-2012, 9:30 PM Reply   
So incredible to watch. I've been fortunate enough to see Randall ride a few times in person, and it is absolutely ridiculous. Also, one of the most down to earth, nice guys to talk to.

As for the title of the thread, I see nothing wrong with it whatsoever- it describes the video perfectly. When I clicked on the thread, I knew exactly what I was getting. Perfect.
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-03-2012, 10:24 AM Reply   
1:10

dang
Old    Dustin Yost (dyost)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-04-2012, 11:50 AM Reply   
I've never been so impressed by 180s and 360s. That whole set was incredible.
Old    Johnny (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-04-2012, 2:57 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheHebrewHammer View Post
Fully sick, but I don't like OP's title. Inverts are awesome and can be styled out to the max. Especially when Randall is doing them.
True, but his title is correct because inverts cannot be "just huge, stylish, dirty spins"

I doubt he is hatting on inverts, just excited to see a set of spins only, i assume?
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       05-04-2012, 7:22 PM Reply   
Ya, the title is fine. I just didn't like that he said this is making wakeboarding look "like it should." In my opinion, wakeboarding "should" have inverts. Not all wakeboarding. Just wakeboarding in general. Whatever.
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-05-2012, 6:47 AM Reply   
Well, to prevent further confusion and ruination people's days wondering about the original intention of a trifling little post title... :-p

I titled this thread and wrote my description in that way because:

1) In that entire set there were no inverts. No hating on inverts... I'm pretty equal opportunity on all wakeboard tricks. It's all in the execution of them!

2) In that entire set, Randall provided us with "huge, stylish, dirty spins". The set was amazing- filled with late spins, grabs, controlled pokes, tweaks and more, oh yeah, and HUGE air.

3) In regards to the description- I personally enjoy watching the long rope, big air, high speed riding style that Randall has. He rides controlled, big, and grabs with extreme accuracy. So, in my eyes- going big, individualized style combined with technical maneuvers executed in complete control is how wakeboarding should look. I've been just as awed by Randall's other videos where he did inverts. Just didn't have any here.
Old    Bill (Bill_Dad)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-05-2012, 1:06 PM Reply   
Randall makes it look good for sure, Dean Smith comes to mind who goes huge and makes it look good as well.
Always looks good in slow mo!!!!!!!!! loved the clip !!!!!!
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       05-05-2012, 6:00 PM Reply   
Ya man, now that Lyman's gone, Dean Smith is carrying the torch for a younger generation of big air riders.
Old    Ben Wilcox (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-05-2012, 6:20 PM Reply   
Funny how nobody calls the Vandall stupid for wearing a t-shirt while he rides...

Awesome video, Randal has style for miles and can make any trick look fantastic.
Old    Will (razorjaw)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-10-2012, 1:44 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by benjaminp View Post
Funny how nobody calls the Vandall stupid for wearing a t-shirt while he rides...

Awesome video, Randal has style for miles and can make any trick look fantastic.
Randal is the Chuck Norris of wakeboarding. He doesn't get wet, water gets Vandalled.
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-11-2012, 5:42 AM Reply   
^^^ I remember an actual Alliance (I think) contest that had people write in that exact kind of thing for Randall. It was pretty funny
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       05-11-2012, 7:12 AM Reply   
Please can someone find this? Randall is my favorite rider and I would love to read some of these!
Old    Ben (kamighazi)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-11-2012, 7:53 AM Reply   
Randall Harris had an exhibition run off the coast of Japan last year. In hindsight, it wasn't as good an idea as initially thought

(too soon?)

Last edited by kamighazi; 05-11-2012 at 7:56 AM. Reason: spelling
Old    Joe (jcfox00)      Join Date: Mar 2009       05-11-2012, 8:03 AM Reply   
^^^^Hahaha Awesome!
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       05-11-2012, 10:03 AM Reply   
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-11-2012, 12:10 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheHebrewHammer View Post
Maybe shoot alliance an email and ask them. Did a quick 'n' dirty Google search, and didn't find it. I remember it though! It was pretty funny stuff. Chuck Norris-esque.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       05-14-2012, 1:16 PM Reply   
"Randall Harris doesn't need to wet down sliders. They see him coming and wet themselves."

That was the winner of our Randall Harris Facts giveaway. See the top ten here: http://www.wakeworld.com/news/featur...5-55-1453.html
Old     (TheHebrewHammer)      Join Date: Jun 2011       05-14-2012, 2:04 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakeworld View Post
"Randall Harris doesn't need to wet down sliders. They see him coming and wet themselves."

That was the winner of our Randall Harris Facts giveaway. See the top ten here: http://www.wakeworld.com/news/featur...5-55-1453.html
Thanks! That's hilarious because Randall doesn't hit any sliders!
Old    Ben (kamighazi)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-15-2012, 6:19 AM Reply   
awe man. my japan one doesnt sound as original now. But at least i might have been in the top 10!

Those were pretty good.
Old    Ben (kamighazi)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-15-2012, 6:36 AM Reply   
You never see Randall Harris ride any direction but east. This is because earths rotation is about 913.56 mph, and the boat must counter this to dial him in.

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