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Old     (face_smash)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-20-2005, 11:37 AM Reply   
This is my mum who has been wakeboarding for a few weeks. This is her first time behind my 04 Malibu VLX (she was alittle scared!!) She is curious to know how many other Mums ride???

Old     (skibum69)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-21-2005, 7:36 AM Reply   
My mom has been riding for 4+ years,
Old     (helloboys)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-21-2005, 5:27 PM Reply   
I'm a mom!
Old     (helloboys)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-21-2005, 5:28 PM Reply   
This will be my second season this summer.
Old                03-22-2005, 7:36 AM Reply   
My mom used to ride before she got rheumatoid arthritis. I think she rode for 4 or 5 years. It was always great seeing her out there, and kudos to all the moms and dads who ride!
Old     (face_smash)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-22-2005, 7:47 AM Reply   
Its great you guys are ripping it up!! My mom is simply riding behind the boat and crossing the wake at the moment. desiree, what sort of things are you doing so she has something to aim for???
Old     (face_smash)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-22-2005, 7:49 AM Reply   
Sorry to hear that about your Mom Bonnie!! Tell her the UK says hi and wishes her well!!!

(Message edited by face_smash on March 22, 2005)
Old     (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       03-22-2005, 3:13 PM Reply   
I went riding with a friend last summer and his mom who was 56 (Looked 76) got up on her second try. Rode for about 2 minutes in the crouch position then stood up finally. It was really col to see that
Old     (helloboys)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-22-2005, 9:05 PM Reply   
Danny: I do the wake crossing, surface 180, and I'm currently working on clearing the wake. After that I'll work on invert. It's slow going for me considering everyone else is 10 years younger than I am. But I'm trying. :-)
Old     (face_smash)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-23-2005, 7:16 AM Reply   
It sounds to me that your doing wicked!!! My mom is not that quite advanced, she can do her serface 180, ride switch and just about cross the wake!! She sees, getting any sort of air time as an impossible barrier but when she reads your post, maybe that will change!!
Old     (helloboys)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-23-2005, 2:30 PM Reply   
I've learned to go at a pace that's comfortable for me. That way I limit injuries to a minimum. I also surf whenever I'm not wakeboarding to keep in shape. Just keep getting water time and it gets easier every time. :-)
Old     (nlitworld)      Join Date: Feb 2005       03-23-2005, 5:49 PM Reply   
I wish my mom would go out with the rest of us on the boat, but I think she's scared of the boat. She went out only once, but she didn't like how the bow rised really high and couldn't see when we started out, but also didn't like just putting along in the water. My dad always goes out, because he is the one who does all the driving exept when I pull him skiing or wakeboarding. It's really funny to watch him wakeboard, cause he's pretty sketchy, especially riding my board finless, but it's great to know he likes to participate in the sports I do. I just wish my mom would come hang out for the day too, even if it was just on the dock.
Old     (lchamaschuk)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-28-2005, 9:03 PM Reply   
Here is my mom last year at age 68:

Mom at 68
Old                03-29-2005, 4:22 AM Reply   
^^^^ age 68? Lucky Charms, I think you have the coolest mom EVER! That is so awesome!
Old     (face_smash)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-29-2005, 7:38 AM Reply   
Wow, that is so cool, she looks great also!! Can she do anything back there i.e surface 180 etc or is she more advanced than that??????
Old     (lchamaschuk)      Join Date: Feb 2002       04-10-2005, 1:44 PM Reply   
That was her first time up. I think she got up on the first try too.

My mom is pretty active, she does 30km hikes, lots of biking and walking, dancing, lawn bowling, curling, etc.

The next year (last year, the pic was in 2003) she tried again, but we had forgotten which foot she had forward, and we had her getting up goofy. She was up for a little bit riding goofy a couple times. Then she took a hard fall and her back hurt for weeks. So she has retired :-(
Old                08-29-2005, 9:59 PM Reply   
Im a mom and actually my daughter, who is 5 just got her first board this year! I have been riding for 5 years now and I know a few moms who rock, all kind of boardsports! Ladies gotta stay trim ya know!

(Message edited by superfresh on August 29, 2005)
Old     (melty_1)      Join Date: May 2005       09-22-2005, 8:36 PM Reply   
Wow, it's great to hear all these moms are getting out there and riding!

My mom's 68 and rode for the first time this week. Was up on her 2nd try! I think she might be W2W before me, lol!
Old                09-26-2005, 8:22 PM Reply   
Old     (vdubb)      Join Date: Mar 2006       03-04-2006, 5:08 PM Reply   
I'm a new mom and just bought my first board and can't wait to rip it up all summer. Glad to see other moms getting out there.
Old     (dezthecat)      Join Date: Feb 2006       04-11-2006, 8:34 AM Reply   
I'm 40 - been riding 4 years I torn my ACL
July 2005 had surgey Nov 2005 and am hoping to get back out there May 26, 2006 -
We have a 2005 X star and it has been KILLING ME to be the driver for the last 6 months!
I do 180s and 360s on the surface and 180s wake to wake - almost - thats how i torn the ACL loading up too much and landing hard in the flats - rode switch from July to Nov so i really improved - looking forward to the summer!!!!
Old     (ladyboarder)      Join Date: Feb 2001       04-11-2006, 8:49 AM Reply   
And here's some pics of Barbara out tearing it up. I actually think this was the weekend you tore your ACL... or finished it off. You have it down to the day you can go back and ride... awesome!


Oh yeah, for the topic of the thread... my mom rocks because she lets me do all of this crazy stuff and even drives the boat for me sometimes. She's too smart to subject herself to the torture of actually riding though...
Old     (bfa)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-11-2006, 9:21 PM Reply   
I've got a 3 year old and a 1 year old and I've been riding for about 6 years. Haven't gotten out as much as I'd like but we bought a 2005 V-ride this year so I can't wait. Couple more weeks I hope.
Old     (thegirl)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-22-2006, 5:37 PM Reply   
hey - do Grandmas count? I've just learned and my 10-year old grandson just screams to come with me. I gotta get a photo posted.
Old     (wakechic06)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-23-2006, 12:32 AM Reply   
when im a mom, i'll still be riding
Old     (soak_up_the_sun)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-28-2006, 11:34 AM Reply   
Grandma's absolutely do count!
We were out on the boat last weekend when my daughter pointed out to the granddaughters (ages 4 & 5) that they probably have the coolest "gamma" around, that not too many other "gamma's" can wakeboard!
The 5 year old said "yeah, those other gamma's are old!". Gotta love her!
Old     (nhu1978)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-17-2006, 10:24 AM Reply   
i'm a proud mother of 2! natasha 2yrs 3 months old and colin 3 months old. i just went wakeboarding for the first time a few days ago and fell in love. i also skateboard and snowboard! i'm looking for a wakeboard, but don't know what size board to get, can anyone help? thanks.
Old     (litlone873)      Join Date: Jan 2005       09-18-2006, 10:03 AM Reply   
Here's my Mom. She's 57 and tried wakeboarding for the first time last month. She's hooked now!
Old     (thegirl)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-19-2006, 1:28 PM Reply   
Finally, my kids got a photo of me headed out to the flats. No real tricks yet, just having a grand old time. This is out on Indian Lake in Pennsylvania, where it's really getting cold. Next year, it's big air for this Gammaw!
Old     (canada_air)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-21-2006, 3:47 PM Reply   
here is wife 34 mother of 2 Upload
Old     (wakeboardad)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-04-2007, 3:10 PM Reply   
Heres our hero Aunt Becky! (Mother of 2) Miss you, cant wait for you guys to come back!!Upload
Old     (saroberts70)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-05-2007, 8:19 AM Reply   
Hey boardad. Did she stick that top picture trick? Be honest.
Old     (wakeboardad)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-11-2007, 6:17 AM Reply   
NO... but kept trying!!
Old     (wakechick418)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-11-2007, 7:06 AM Reply   
I was at The Boarding School this past fall and met the coolest couple ever, Edwina 68, and Leon 70. They both compete and she can even do a 540 on a wakeskate. What an inspiration!!
Old     (saroberts70)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-13-2007, 5:30 AM Reply   
Boardad. She's got my respect.
Old     (kuz)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-13-2007, 8:41 AM Reply   
My Mom is 76 and can board and slalom. No tricks. But boards when her legs are to tired to get up on the slalom.She also has tried to hydrofoil but can not break her slalom habits. She used to step start off the beach w/slalom until we changed loaction to a rocky beach .
Old     (saroberts70)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-13-2007, 1:18 PM Reply   
Man. I can only hope (if I live to 76) that I'll have the body and the attitude to do this stuff.
Old     (krobmw)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-18-2007, 10:23 AM Reply   
Not a Mom, but just started wakeboarding last summer at the age of 50. Hope to continue till I'm 80
Old     (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-21-2007, 3:03 PM Reply   
My mom is still being trained to drive the boat, but she is getting better and better!

she stays the right distance from the rails and can drive a straight line.

still working on the double up though.

plus shes hella supportive and doesnt freak out if i take nasty falls, like i did last week at this rail jam.
Old     (junebug)      Join Date: May 2006       04-21-2007, 4:05 PM Reply   
my mom's been wakeboarding for a while so she really rocks!!!! i love her!!!!
Old     (ponte_06_x2)      Join Date: Jan 2006       04-21-2007, 11:46 PM Reply   
man these picts are great. keep it up moms.
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       04-22-2007, 1:33 PM Reply   
here's the barefooting mother of 2

she took third at worlds in 06 up in WA


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