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Old     (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-28-2007, 8:36 PM Reply   
So this is just to see who the alltime best wakeboarder is, and please, don't lie.

So say you have a new "friend" that has never heard of wakeboarding, but thinks its the stupidest, weakest, worst, whatever... sport, you can show them three clips from any movies of any ONE rider [no multiple rider scenes], what movie and riders would it be? [pick three] and also choose one picture of one rider doin a trick that would rep wakeboardin good to this "friend".

I'll go first;

1] Kieth Lyman; The Butter Effect
2] Danny Harf; Boombox
3] Parks Bonifay; Free 4 All

Danny Harf; Alliance Wake; Huge Inverted Crail
Old    murrayair            05-28-2007, 11:50 PM Reply   
"So this is just to see who the alltime best wakeboarder is"

Alltime best? That's a pretty subjective title. There really isn't one "all time best" wakeboarder. That being said, your 3 choices above would all make my list. Those are all awesome video sections. Great editing, great music, great riding.
Old     (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-29-2007, 12:00 AM Reply   
1] Randy Harris - NBT
2] Parks - 12 Honkeys
3] Rusty - Bent Felix
4] Benny G - Butter Effect
Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-29-2007, 12:26 AM Reply   
Not chiming in on the real thread but to 'Darren Yearsley' I would like to ask if you've seen The Truth yet... Only because I think Greenwood has the most amazing section in that video pretty much because of the trashcan on the tube. That was AMAZING!
Old     (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-29-2007, 12:35 AM Reply   
Yes I have the truth, yes it is phat. Pretty much a toss up between that, butter, bent and MySide, all Benny's sections are awesome.
Old     (ynot)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-29-2007, 1:23 AM Reply   
1] Randy- NTB
2] Chad- Bent Felix
3} Kieth- Butter Effect
Old     (toby_yeo)      Join Date: Feb 2006       05-29-2007, 4:14 AM Reply   
Kinda off topic but just found this, thought it was pretty cool
Old     (liquid_force24)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-29-2007, 5:29 AM Reply   
1. Daniel Pyne - Statement
2. Tom Fooshee - Statement 1.5
3. Nick Davies - Statement 1.5
Old     (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-29-2007, 6:19 AM Reply   
1-keith lyman- updog
2-kyle alberts-updog

i really can't think of a 3rd favorite... those guys are amAzing
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-29-2007, 6:52 AM Reply   
Here are a few more videos that are worth watching since we are talking about favorite riders, one of mine being Sean Obrien:

As far as my list of three:
1)Any clip of the Vandall, but if I have to choose NBT
2)Any clip of Lyman
3)Any clip of Necrason (the fact that they have to film the guy from a helicopter says something about how big he goes)
I think that will give just about anybody an idea of what is possible on a wakeboard. After they get into it, I try to point out the intricacies of each rider and their style.
Old     (swami)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-29-2007, 7:04 AM Reply   
I gotta say
Garcia and Fooshee. Great riders, great buds.

That's my definition of "favorite rider"

Favorite Rider and Best Rider aren't the same thing.
Old     (smylie)      Join Date: Jun 2002       05-29-2007, 7:18 AM Reply   
shaun murray
Old     (closedtoe)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-29-2007, 7:26 AM Reply

This guy does a Railey over a malibu with a tower
Old     (foxrepdc)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-29-2007, 7:40 AM Reply   
Dallas Friday - Chick Flick

(Message edited by FoxrepDC on May 29, 2007)
Old     (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-29-2007, 7:42 AM Reply   
The "Level 10 Gymnast"
Old    wakejjboard12            05-29-2007, 8:13 AM Reply   
Murray- Counterfeit This
Chad- Bent Felix
Darf- F4A
Old     (jusstty)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-29-2007, 8:15 AM Reply   
Parks and Greenwood
Old     (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-29-2007, 8:21 AM Reply   
Murray and parks. I don't know what videos though. I think that they are the best two wakeboarders so far.
Old    110outlet            05-30-2007, 9:26 PM Reply   
JD webb, Ike and Kevin Henshaw, after meeting all 3 and hanging out with all three at Wakestock in Toronto the last 2 yrs. All super nice guys and willing to chat, and accepting beer that i buy them is usually a great way to start a conversation.
Old     (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-30-2007, 11:14 PM Reply   
Parks-shafted...I WIN
Old     (lseghatch)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-31-2007, 9:07 AM Reply   
Keith Lyman hands down.
Old     (clay_fraley)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-31-2007, 9:19 AM Reply   
My top three:

1) Lyman - The Truth
2) Murray - All or Nothing
3) Gerry Nunn - 12 Honkeys

I have a million more faves, most of which are of Lyman or Ben Greenwood but these are the first three that came to mind
Old     (eas)      Join Date: Nov 2001       05-31-2007, 9:30 AM Reply   
I'm not sure I have a top three....haven't seen too many of the new vids...but if you were going to introduce someone to wakeboarding (or show someone for the first time), Randall's section in NBT is my choice....the music...and the simplicity of the absolute hugeness at which he rides in that section are sick. I think some of the vids show such technical work that it's hard for the unfamiliar to appreciate...they always tell me that all the tricks look the same. Anyone else get this from newbies?
Old     (eas)      Join Date: Nov 2001       05-31-2007, 9:31 AM Reply   
sorry...having said that...I like watching Lyman right now. he's going so big...
Old     (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-31-2007, 10:11 AM Reply   
1) Randy Harris
2) The Vandall
3) Randall the Vandall
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       05-31-2007, 11:30 AM Reply   
1.)Colin Ryan
2.)Jade WHirly
3.)Randall Harris

sorry I have to give props to my crew first.
Old     (dmcguirt23)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-31-2007, 5:39 PM Reply   
That Hansel is so hot right now!...

and Sean Obrien, Randy Harris, and Murray.
Old     (dfxr58)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-31-2007, 6:44 PM Reply   
if i am not mistaken, there is a section of byerly at the end of retrospect that is kind of a short history of wakeboarding. for the history aspect, i would have to put that as number one. so here it goes:

1.) byerly's final section in retrospect; gotta know the history
2.) randy in thrillaz; self explanitory
3.) murray in counterfit this; the man has a passion for wakeboarding and shows it when he rides

as for a picture, i would probably want to show them a still shot of randy going huge off the double up in thrillaz. the sport takes balls.
Old     (fulltilt429)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-31-2007, 6:44 PM Reply   
If "my friend" has never boarded and thinks its lame... Id have to go with...

1)Murray - Detention
Old     (chqwakeboarder)      Join Date: May 2006       05-31-2007, 7:07 PM Reply   
parks pre-acl tear
Old     (zuka666)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-31-2007, 7:21 PM Reply   
Mayday - The only video I ever owned...

Necreson (sp) - Because he taught me the elephant and also to go big or go home!

Gator - Not only does his first model still sit in East Brookfield for $59.99(Boat storage place)but it's got 2" of dust on the whip...

Colin Wright & Sara (I can't remember her last name)for keepin it real!

And the whole Mayday crew...I think Murray was on the vid doin' a stiffy 360 to the tune of "Stop as we drop this bomb, blow up this place like
another Vietnam"!

Murray's board "Stone Face" aka Belmont, was the third board I ever bought but never snapped and still ride the sliders with.

Sick sick sick............Ohhh the memories
Old     (zuka666)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-31-2007, 7:25 PM Reply   
Bonifay's and Shiparo, Nunn..Lavelle!
Anything old school...Nothing new school, although those young whipper snappers can ride like sonavabitches...Let's see em' do it behind an outboard without the weight or flyhigh's
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       05-31-2007, 7:33 PM Reply   
Let's see the "old school" guys do it behind an outboard as well!

I'd bet they've been spoiled by modern wakes at this point as well.
Old     (zuka666)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-31-2007, 7:40 PM Reply   
Rich your tough...I just hope they come out with a pre-Wake a thon vid staring (me) one of these days.

Just pick a boat that can get my 140LB a$$ out of the water

Not only that we'll film it in Nov. with my crew!!

(Message edited by zuka666 on May 31, 2007)

(Message edited by zuka666 on May 31, 2007)
Old     (wakeboard19)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-31-2007, 8:33 PM Reply   
Parks-best rider of all time
Vandal- best rider to watch.
End of story
Old     (zuka666)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-31-2007, 8:44 PM Reply   
David Williams has the pull to make a vid that has the U.S.of A's sickest riders doing a segment of "No Wake Zone"(JZ)2007. Anti-up and create it with the most creative of boats, I think I started a new trend.


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