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Old    rdierolf            10-08-2003, 5:25 PM Reply   
just out of curiosity, does any one know how tall the tallest pro wakeboarder was (current or retired)?
Old    doctor octagon (dococ)      Join Date: Mar 2002       10-08-2003, 6:45 PM Reply   
Ryan Seibring is pretty tall, about 6'2" I believe, and there is some new Canadian guy on the scene supposedly riding really powerfully and ripping it up who also is pretty tall.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       10-08-2003, 6:54 PM Reply   
Chris Williams is pretty darn big!
Old    Tim H. (habersham)      Join Date: Jul 2003       10-08-2003, 8:19 PM Reply   
Eric Ruck is pretty tall, I would say 6'2"
Old    xtremebordgurl            10-08-2003, 10:44 PM Reply   
Robin Friday is 6' 2"
Old    xtremebordgurl            10-08-2003, 10:47 PM Reply   
Robin Friday is 6' 2"
Old    Dan Noonan (depswa)      Join Date: Nov 2000       10-09-2003, 12:15 AM Reply   
Mike Schwenne is pretty tall too I believe?
Old    Maestro (maestro)      Join Date: Jun 2001       10-09-2003, 8:00 AM Reply   
Nick Weinaker (sp?) and Brett van den Heuven (sp?) are both around 6'2".
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       10-09-2003, 8:20 AM Reply   
I heard Jeff McKee has sprouted up to be about 6'3" or 6'4".
Old    Dan Noonan (depswa)      Join Date: Nov 2000       10-09-2003, 9:59 AM Reply   
So no more excuses of being too tall then? (I'm only like 5'10" anyway) But damn! Now what's my excuse why I suck?
Old    xtremebordgurl            10-09-2003, 3:25 PM Reply   
No excuses, just charge it and have fun!
Old    Denise (wakeboysmom)      Join Date: Feb 2003       10-09-2003, 4:11 PM Reply   
Bess, I read allot of your post, and was wondering...do you have a crush on Robin Friday?
I wouldn't blame you, he's real easy on the eyes. Saw him at the Texas Ski Ranch in July.
Just an observation...
Old    hlboatsnboards            10-09-2003, 7:20 PM Reply   
whats that aussie's name that is real tall....ummmm, shoot! Hang on, I will think of it! GOT IT!! Shannon Best...wasn't he a tall dooode?

Bill
Old    xtremebordgurl            10-10-2003, 1:55 PM Reply   
Nah, just been working with him with some pics and working on an interview with him for wakeworld, trying to get his name and the cable tour out there as much as possible, along with a new wakeskate mag. I really want to help the industry grow by exposing a lot of the stuff/guys that aren't really being recognised. I've been pushing Robin's name just cause he's the only guy on the tour I know well, I interviewed Dan mavery for a wakeskate mag but other than that.. I'm hoping to meet more of the guys on tour when i transfre down to a school in Ft. Lauderdale (the Arts Institute)when i ride over at the cable in Deerfield. Wakeboarding's my life, and I want to see it get big, I wanna see more cable parks arround the US, I don't want to have to explain what it is to every person I meet. I want to make a difference in the industry. Plus I figure if I can help the cable tour and Robin and all the other guys then it'll help me get my pics circulated and maybe I can make something of it. I've talked to David Cornwall, about taking pics for the cable tour next summer, and its lookin good, but we'll see what happens. If you check out www.cablewakeboardtour.com and check out the canadian stop you'll see my pics there. The quality isn't that good on the website but if you're interested I can send you a CD of all the pics I took at that stop. send an e-mail my way. But ur right, Robin is a good looking guy .
Old    xtremebordgurl            10-10-2003, 1:59 PM Reply   
then again... aren't they all?
Old    xtremebordgurl            10-10-2003, 2:13 PM Reply   
Denise, are you involved at all with the cable tour? just curious...
Old    xtremebordgurl            10-11-2003, 7:39 AM Reply   
Josh Sanders is really tall too
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       10-11-2003, 7:50 AM Reply   
I think Shapiro is about 6'10"
Old    Cliff (cbv)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-11-2003, 7:59 AM Reply   
Heres what I got from the vans comp booklet:
Andrew Adkison - 5/11
Parks n Shane - 5/7 n 5/4
Joel Cahill - 5/9
Brett Eisenhauer - 5/6
Trevor Hansen - 5/8
Danny Harf - 5/8
Chris Law - 5/9
Keith Lyman - 5/9
Cobe Mikacich - 6/1 (tallest of my list)
Shaun Murray - 5/6
Gerry Nunn - 5/5
Eric Ruck - 5/11
Josh Sanders - 5/8
Zane Schwenk - 5/7
Darin Shapiro - 5/4
Chad Sharpe - 5/8
Froggy - 5/2 and counting
Daniel Watkins - 5/11
Shawn Watson - 5/11
Old    xtremebordgurl            10-11-2003, 8:04 AM Reply   
Nice, Cliff where did you get the vans comp book?
Old    Cliff (cbv)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-11-2003, 8:09 AM Reply   
Except Froggy, the book says he is 4/10 but my daughter is 5/1 and he is taller than her now by a couple inches so he must be 5/2 to 5/4 now.


fel n froggy
Old    Cliff (cbv)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-11-2003, 8:11 AM Reply   
I got the booklet at the compitition last weekend. (actually I took it from my daughter to get the stats for this thread - dont tell her)
Old    root (rootc)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-13-2003, 10:51 AM Reply   
Shapiro might be 5'4" with 3 inch heels on. Not that it matters when you can throw down like Darin.
Old    Maestro (maestro)      Join Date: Jun 2001       10-13-2003, 2:12 PM Reply   
Yeah, those heights aren't too accurate I don't think. I know Lyman's taller than 5'9 and Harf's taller than 5'8... I really don't think Parks is 5'7 either after meeting him in Cleveland... Oh well though...
Old    Melanie G (melanie_g)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-13-2003, 2:24 PM Reply   
Parks and Shane aren't that short, I'm 5'6 and Shane is taller than me. Parks is like 5'10, he's alot taller than me.
Old    stinkey            10-13-2003, 3:09 PM Reply   
I thought Danny was 6'0
Old    maverick_gear            10-13-2003, 11:30 PM Reply   
naw parks is like 5'8-5'9 cause im at eye level when were standin tall shane might be 5'10.. darin is shorter than froggy but has more muscles than ruck watson and murray put together.. i am pretty sure keith is like 5'11 same with weinracker(AKA Ma WINGMAN) who's tallest is definetly a tough one... i bet chase would say he is but he would come up with some weird way of measuring himself like top to bottom and around the middle or somethin:-)
Old    rdierolf            10-14-2003, 6:59 AM Reply   
hmm i think scott byerly is around 6'0. they have a lot of heights at www.wakeboardingmag.com
Old    Denise (wakeboysmom)      Join Date: Feb 2003       10-14-2003, 8:15 AM Reply   
No way Parks is 5'10, I'm 5'10 met him at the 1st VTC stop in Ft. Worth, I'm at least 5 inches taller than he. Shane is slightly taller than Parks.
Hi Bess, no I'm not involved with the cable tour. I love to watch though. My son wake boards and doesn't do much cable. We have a "membership" to TSR and try to make it to all the events.

(Message edited by wakeboysmom on October 14, 2003)
Old    BoRed (sdboardr99)      Join Date: Aug 2001       10-14-2003, 11:50 AM Reply   
At Worlds, Darin and Froggy were standing back to back to see who was taller. I think Froggy has Darin by about 1/2 inch or so for now.

Old    Christopher Stack (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       10-14-2003, 12:37 PM Reply   
ya there's no way parks or shane is anywhere near 5'10".
Old    maverick_gear            10-14-2003, 2:36 PM Reply   
hmm... your probly right. i'll call shane tonight and ask him how tall they both are and settle it...
Old    tfdhyprider            10-16-2003, 7:53 PM Reply   
ricky gonzales hes like 6/1 or so. hes pretty tall too
Old    xtremebordgurl            10-17-2003, 10:48 AM Reply   
I think it was the 03 buyers guide.. yeah the 03 buyer's guide in Wakeboarding Mag has all their heights I think.. I dunno I can't remember I left that issue at home but I remember they did a bunch of short bios of alot of the riders and if I remember correctly I think they gave their height/weight, stance, etc.
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       10-17-2003, 8:54 PM Reply   
Nick and Julz are like 6'1"-6'2". Cobe is at least that tall. I'm 6'0" and this picture shows Parks just a few inches shy (I'd say about 5'10"), and Ruck taller than me.


Danny Harf is over 6', so is Chad Sharp. Of all the pro riders I have met in person (almost all of them), Ryan Siebring is by far the tallest.
Old    Christopher Stack (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       10-17-2003, 11:59 PM Reply   
wow jeff you look totally different with hair!
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       10-18-2003, 12:30 PM Reply   
Don't I?

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