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Old     (clay_fraley)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-07-2008, 12:22 PM Reply   
Ok i was just wanting to know what you guys were planning on learning, or accomplishing competition wise or sponser wise?

Ill start.
Mines pretty simple but it probably wont be a simple task but I want to do good on Jr. mens as my first year on the tour and just learn a ton of new stuff and have fun doing it and try not to lose sight on the reason I love to wakeboard. Ive seen people try to take it to serious and they just have no fun. My main goal is not to take it to serious thats most important
Old     (liquidmalibu)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-07-2008, 3:02 PM Reply   
My goal for 2008 was to ride as much as possible. have heaps of fun with the guys on the boat and enjoy wakeboarding.

so far its been going really well. i went out the first five days of the year, learnt a new trick and had so many laughs.

to bad im back at work huh?
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-07-2008, 3:05 PM Reply   
To go bigger, grab longer, shift further, poke harder, and land smoother.
Old     (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-07-2008, 3:07 PM Reply   
To get a tower... I hate my deckboat....

Trick wise I'd like to get every 180 down w2w, Backroll, and any 360. Go to the cable park and have fun for a couple days.
I'd really like to go to the Wakeboard Camp or The Boarding School... I'll probably try and go a week!!! So pumped

If I got a tower I'd probably attempt some raleys so maybe that?
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       01-07-2008, 3:13 PM Reply   
back sevens. plan and simple.
Old     (goatroper222000)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-07-2008, 3:13 PM Reply   
before you go ahead and go to a camp(not that they arent a great thing, because they are and you would learn alot.) check out dave briscoe in winter haven. he is one of the best coaches in the world. thats prolly why they call him "the wakeboard coach". check out his sight for some more info, pics, vids, and such..

my goals for '08 are to get my mexiroll and TS frontroll consistent, tantrum, TS 3 and 5, and like clay said, not forget the reason i wakeboard..the pure love for being out on the water.
Old     (clay_fraley)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-07-2008, 3:23 PM Reply   

Amen, haha. I would like to do that as well!
Old     (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-07-2008, 3:26 PM Reply   
To ride
Old     (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-07-2008, 3:37 PM Reply   
Thanks Josh, I'll check it out. I live in Georgia so this may affect my decision but I"ll take a look at it.
Old     (goatroper222000)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-07-2008, 3:52 PM Reply   
Definately. You can stay there for as long as you want im pretty sure. he has a house that he keeps for people to stay in like a camp. his prices are little bit more expensive but WELL WORTH the extra money.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-07-2008, 3:54 PM Reply   
Since I have no technical ability, that's all I can focus on.

Back 7 Andy??? You're a f-ing pimp.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-07-2008, 3:54 PM Reply   
my goal for 08 is to ride.
Old     (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-07-2008, 4:34 PM Reply   
My goal for 08 is to beat clay at guitar hero.

and to hold my own wakeskating with the big dogs.
Old     (chrishopf)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-07-2008, 5:15 PM Reply   
My goal is to invite a newbie every time I go out. My personal goal for myself is to work real hard on landing everything wrapped like Malinoski. On my plate to learn this year will be TS and HS mobes. Id love to finally stomp a roll2blind too.
Old     (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       01-07-2008, 5:21 PM Reply   
to have a new boat or if i can say my first Wakeboard boat tired of riding behind a Sea-doo BOAT !!! but have fun anyway theres a lot of people that just dream of riding sitting on the bench on the shore so i dont complain !
Old     (vin)      Join Date: May 2007       01-07-2008, 5:25 PM Reply   
to have as much fun as i can
Old     (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-07-2008, 5:45 PM Reply   
I'd like to learn HS FS 3's, get better at grabbing and poking my 180's, take by backroll to revert, and possibly a TS frontroll.
Old     (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-07-2008, 6:16 PM Reply   
To actually ride away with the handle on my three.

To stay injury free.
Old     (clay_fraley)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-07-2008, 7:19 PM Reply   
hahaha, caleb you may have a chance at the wakeskating but no way on the guitar hero!
Old     (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-07-2008, 7:33 PM Reply   

Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       01-07-2008, 7:47 PM Reply   
Clay, I can apprciate your enthusiam to do well and have fun on the Jr men's tour and not take it to serious, but you might want to re-think the not take it to serious part. I can assure you that your competition takes it very serious. Are they getting away from the "just have fun riding" part, maybe but it's the rules of the game at that level. Good luck next year, all the Jr men's guys are very cool to hang with.
Old     (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-07-2008, 7:49 PM Reply   
Get some mobes consistantly, and have a ton of fun doing it. Also want to make it to the Wake Games, Nationals, and Worlds.....and do well.
Old     (clay_fraley)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-07-2008, 7:55 PM Reply   
Randy, I dont mean not take it serious at all. cuz I plan on trying to make a living at this sport but I plan on taking it serious but not to much because I did that one year and I just wasnt having any fun. So Im taking it serious to a point and taking the contest portion serious but have days to go out and free ride not just practice my run over and over and over thats what gets me burnt out. But I see what you are saying and I understand
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       01-07-2008, 8:03 PM Reply   
my goals are to get my 4 year old daughter riding by herself and to get my own boat so i can stop being a boat whore
Old     (wakeboardern1)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-07-2008, 8:14 PM Reply   
Get one of my coworkers jumping the wake, get my sister jumping the wake, get a wakeboard boat (so close on that one... Just need to harass the dad enough), actually ride away from a backroll instead of falling just after landing... learn a raley, learn a 360, start solidly jumping switch, learn grabs. Compete and place in our lake's annual wake comp.

Avoid blowing my knee, cause I strained it last August on a backroll into the flats the first day that I tried them... Still hurts...

Oh yeah, another goal is to get my dad to finally get his new health insurance plan with his new company so that I can get my knee checked out...
Old     (mxflyer281)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-07-2008, 8:17 PM Reply   
Crow Mobe, Whirly, grabbed 5s idk my list is too long lol dream big eh
Old     (hyperliteguy_04)      Join Date: Jun 2007       01-08-2008, 8:15 AM Reply   
hey im a boat whore to sucks i know someday ill change goal is to perfect my surface tricks and get enough air to star doing some good ones
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-08-2008, 8:39 AM Reply   
everything that i can do regular i wanna be able to do it switch...switch 3's(both hs & ts and fs & bs) switch tantrums, switch crows and fronts...i just started workin on switch toe 3's in Dec., and i wanna pick up here in the next few months and get back on it...
Old     (kylielogan)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-08-2008, 1:38 PM Reply   
i'd like to get better on my skate. and since i'm closer to going w2w ts than hs, i'll shoot for that on my board!
Old     (bill_sloan)      Join Date: Nov 2007       01-08-2008, 5:09 PM Reply   
I want to get my fundamentals down better and get at least one two wake 180 down. And not hurt myself.
Old     (lfshane132)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-09-2008, 3:28 PM Reply   
Indy toeside rolls as smooth as Chad Sharpe's double.
Old     (shredsickgnar)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-09-2008, 8:02 PM Reply   
Have fun first off. I've had summers when I haven't had fun wakeboarding and its pretty much retarded.

I wanna do more wrapped spins, do creative tricks, ride with friends and double flip.
Old     (aces6692)      Join Date: Nov 2006       01-09-2008, 8:04 PM Reply   
to get fs 3, tantrum, and get more style
Old     (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-09-2008, 9:06 PM Reply   
Callen, your always gonna be a boat whore!!!

How the hell you been? You should buy my boat.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       01-10-2008, 6:29 AM Reply   

I cannot agree more with Randy on this. This summer I rode with a bunch of pros that are riding on the the tour in pro mens, the were less intense than the Jr. Mens riders. This is no game for the Jr's its serious stuff. I think that they are all aware that they are in a position where if things go correctly they can make a career out of it, if not its on to plan B-. There work ethic is insane, just for example AJ and Alex came out to ride 2 days for the MN tour stop, I bet that each of them took 8 runs the first day and 6 the next. Not your ordinary free riding, learning new tricks and taking a beating, Alex was working on slim 5s and Aj on Whirly 5 and Crow 5, its big business!
Old     (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-10-2008, 6:42 AM Reply   
TS FS 3's
TS Backroll
Old     (apeljax000)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-10-2008, 8:05 AM Reply   
I want to learn a BS 180 and land it blind and dial in my front roll and scarecrow!
Old     (parkgirl)      Join Date: Nov 2001       01-10-2008, 8:25 AM Reply   
I would like to get my Raley back in the bag. (because raleys get all the guys! j/k :-) LOL!)

No but seriously, I need to stop being a chicken with it!
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       01-10-2008, 9:04 AM Reply   
Was going to hold my tounge, but have to say this. As far as taking it seriously like Randy and Andy suggest, I disagree completely. AJ had all sorts of pressure on him to ride better, all for the sake of competition, since he was like 12, just starting to ride. I think it got to the point to where he ws not having much fun any more. He took a bit of a break, came back had his best year last year, the year that he said screw it, started to ride for himself. AJ now hangs out with Ricky and Randall, 2 other guys who do not focus on intense competition, rather pushing themselves just for the desire to ride, and have fun.

I have seen alot of cases of burnout. Riders who have been pushed way too hard either by themselves, parents, coaches, all with the sole purpose of winning. More often than not, the rider burns out, quits because something that was once fun and expressive, turned into something with so much intense pressure that it was no longer fun. If it's not much fun, what's the point anyway? Enjoy the competitions, but do it for yourself, how well you can ride, not how to beat the next guy. Push yourself, not for the win, but for the rush of the ride.

(Message edited by socalwakepunk on January 10, 2008)
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       01-10-2008, 9:27 AM Reply   
Everytihng Tackleberry says is true as well as what Randy and I said. I have seen more parents hurt sports for the kids than help them. But a lot of these JRs are really hungery to ride with the big boys.

Ride for fun, if its not fun go do something else.
Old     (mammoth)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-10-2008, 9:51 AM Reply   
To not get a concussion that limits me to flagging for a few weeks!
Old     (ldebbold)      Join Date: Jun 2006       01-10-2008, 9:53 AM Reply   
Hey Jeff, well said. I can't ride for beans but I've had so much fun trying and just hanging with my kids and their friends on our boat. Wakeboarding has been a blast of fresh air in my life the last two years. My personal goals for the year are just to keep trying to improve at my glacial pace and enjoy my new Rebel XTi.
Old     (deltariderscom)      Join Date: May 2007       01-10-2008, 10:15 AM Reply   
4 inverts and 3 spins, (Indy Tantrum, backroll, scarecrow, TS FR, HS 3, TS 3, HS BS 3)
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       01-10-2008, 10:15 AM Reply   
Hey Les. Going back to WCC this year (session 2), Geri and Coops going back too. Are we going to see you there?
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       01-10-2008, 10:23 AM Reply   
Oh ya, goals are to have hella lot of fun, and get Dana pumped out there (kid is going off on the tramp). If it works out, like to add some style, consistancy, another invert or 2 also.
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-10-2008, 10:30 AM Reply   
I really want to grab my Roll to Revert Mute, and take it big into the flats. I'd like to get HS & TS Off axis spins. Definitely also thinking about trying a Batwing too. Grab my TS Backroll, and take it to revert ala Benny G.
Old     (parkgirl)      Join Date: Nov 2001       01-10-2008, 10:42 AM Reply   
eewww, too!
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-10-2008, 10:59 AM Reply   
hey andrea...we'll drag Ry out one day this spring and we'll learn it from him...have you seen his batwing? HUGE that's all i can say

i got LIT up a few times tryin them last summer

(Message edited by romes on January 10, 2008)
Old     (parkgirl)      Join Date: Nov 2001       01-10-2008, 11:14 AM Reply   
cool. sounds good! Haven't seen Ryan's but seen Bud's, and Scott throws a pretty mean one too.
Old     (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       01-10-2008, 11:20 AM Reply   
Get a promotion to Senior Photog.
Get a cover shot.
Publish over 35 pages this season.
Ride more than Umali!
Old     (shon_g)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-10-2008, 11:23 AM Reply   
Back 5's, dial in my TS 7 and HS 5's. And also what J-Rod said!!
Old     (lake_side)      Join Date: Jan 2004       01-10-2008, 11:26 AM Reply   
I would like to be able to afford gas so I can ride atleast once a week.
Old     (shon_g)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-10-2008, 11:54 AM Reply   
Word to that TY!!
Old     (ldebbold)      Join Date: Jun 2006       01-10-2008, 2:20 PM Reply   
Jeff, I'd love to go back to WCC, but the old bones resist and I missed having my buds with me. For some reason, as stoked as they are on the sport they are pretty shy about the pressure they feel riding in front of pros. We hooked up with Brodie Chaboya on a day at Sonoma this summer and except for impossible blown out conditions we had fun. The crew wants to get him out on our boat again, so I'm hopeful for that to happen. Most important thing to me is keeping it fun, so I don't push.
Old     (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       01-10-2008, 2:52 PM Reply   
Well in 06 I got hurt towards the end of the season in 07 I got hurt at the beginning of the season so for the 08 season my I'm gonna try and stay injury free for the entire season :-)
Old     (rmcronin)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-10-2008, 3:19 PM Reply   
Oil prices to go back to $50/barrel.
Old     (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       01-10-2008, 7:14 PM Reply   
god that's the truth . . . not to hijack but what octane do you guys run in your boats ?
Old     (wake_passion)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-10-2008, 7:32 PM Reply   

First I wanna say that it is awesome to see that you are a wakeboarder 4 Christ that is tight man not many guys can admit that like you do!!! My goal is to get through this winter wonderland without going crazy waiting to get on the water again. Hahaha Keep the faith alive bud!!!
Old     (laptom)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-11-2008, 7:44 AM Reply   
Enjoy the time spend on the water!!
Old     (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: SF Bay Area       01-11-2008, 7:49 AM Reply   
08 Super Air 220.
Old     (clay_fraley)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-13-2008, 6:39 PM Reply   
Jeremy-thanks alot man! It helps to hear that sometimes!

Tackleberry and andy
I see both sides and I think people usually decied wich route to take, and I think that Im going to start off the season just having fun and have a goal of learning a new trick everytime I go out, and maybe I will start getting more serious about it as the season goes on Im just scared of getting burnt out because i dont want to be tired of wakeboarding, haha
Old     (nvboarder)      Join Date: Nov 2005       01-13-2008, 7:24 PM Reply   
To go out and try a new trick and ride hard everytime I go out, and not just ride around and jump the wake for 30 minutes. Enjoy the sun, water and friends.
Old     (forwaken)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-13-2008, 8:32 PM Reply   
not break!......
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       01-13-2008, 9:24 PM Reply   
go Bigger, grab longer, tweak more, and try not to bust my boots and board again lol. 2 or three new tricks for the bag would be nice
Old     (da_kamp)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-13-2008, 11:04 PM Reply   
get more consistant at holding my grabs out into the flats.

get better at switch

land that damn bs 180 without catching that insane edge afterwards.

and FS 3
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-13-2008, 11:59 PM Reply   
Les....we will miss goal is to do my personal best at Nationals in the new Women's Masters Division...and to land a 3.
Old     (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       01-14-2008, 9:59 AM Reply   
finally stick a toe front - I was so close last fall I could taste it.

finally stick a ts fs 3 - again, so close I want to cry

switch heel backroll - tried one at the end of the season, totally do-able

toeside backroll to revert or not I was getting close and then backed off of these after a hard fall or two.

I don't usually play this game but I am determined to land those 4 this season. And, hopefully early on to motivate myself for the second half.
Old     (roberts9)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-14-2008, 1:29 PM Reply   
My goal is to land some 360's and to get more consistent on Backrolls and Tantrums.
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-14-2008, 1:57 PM Reply   
For 08 - Not stick the boat on the bottom any more, it's a pretty lame end to the day.

Land some inverts and try some 3s, get wake to wake jumps and 180s consistent. Work on riding switch and surface tricks. Get my sounds cranking again. Ride more often, maybe get a trampoline and/or an indo board. Try not to break anything...
Old     (burberry03)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-14-2008, 2:15 PM Reply   
not to slap the jewels on a wipeout ever again!
Old     (marvin)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-14-2008, 5:51 PM Reply   
HS FS 360's consistent again.
Grab backside 180's.
Front roll and scarecrow.
Old     (clay_fraley)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-14-2008, 8:34 PM Reply   
Oh and another one is that Im goint to try not to break a single board or pair of bindings this year....but seeing as how I lost count of how many I did last year its going to be hard, haha
Old     (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-14-2008, 8:45 PM Reply   
i think you hit around $3,000 clay
Old     (clay_fraley)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-14-2008, 8:56 PM Reply   
hahahaha, thank you diamond lakes and CWB for saving my wallet from drought!
Old     (da_kamp)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-14-2008, 8:58 PM Reply   
Simon, that is very unlikly dude ;)

after 9 years i still do at least once or twice each day i'm out riding.


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