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Old    Christopher Stack (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-23-2005, 4:32 PM Reply   
in tuesday's outdoor section of the los angeles times there was an article on skimboarding and it's long-awaited rise in popularity. in the article they discussed it's cross-over appeal:


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The crossover bodes well for skimming making a leap out of its California and Florida hubs. Waves and oceans are not required; most skimming is done on flat water. Skimming is showing up inland, on lakes and rivers in places like Scottsdale, Ariz., and St. George, Utah, and boaters are using skimboards for freeboarding on wakes, in which riders let go of the tow rope and surf the wave.




so now you can wakeboard, wakeskate, wakesurf and freeboard?
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-23-2005, 4:44 PM Reply   
Sounds to me like they are describing Wakesurfing. I hear you can do it on the Victoria style foam skimboards.

A lot of the new wakesurf boards are shaped like skimboards.
Old    Kellan Scheiris (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-24-2005, 12:39 AM Reply   
i could be crazy but was there ever a victoria skimboard in an issue of WBM?
Old    CIREboardshorts.com (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-24-2005, 10:52 AM Reply   
Yes, they use the Victoria Skimboards for wakesurfing. If you have ever seen coverage on the Wakesurfing Championships, I think a majority of those guys use something like a skimboard to wakesurf. The skimboard allows you to do more "tricks", likes shuvs and arials.
Old    Kellan Scheiris (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-24-2005, 11:12 AM Reply   
ok i thought so...

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