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Old     (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-19-2007, 5:55 PM Reply   
By older boards I am thinking anything before 2000. List 3-5.

#1 Obrien Phatty - nothing to this date has a higher waist to tip ratio i don't think. That board was truly OBESE! and it had the most interesting bottom channel design i have seen to date. (anyone know the reason for that design??? I'm guessing to speed it up, but if so, how??) I almost bought it, but chickened out last minute after hearing about it breaking a lot.
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#2 Wake Tech Flight 69 - I've sat on it before (converted to a bench), but never rode the legendary first twin tip.
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#3 Wake Tech Byerly - the original Byerly pro that was plain white and blue. Ive always liked his riding and boards and would like to ride one of the first.
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#4 Neptune Impala - I remember reading alot about the Neptune Impal's impact on the sport
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#5 Any legendary board from some of the original companies that i have never ridden a single board of ex. (Full-Tilt, Blind Side, Double Up, etc.)
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Old     (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-19-2007, 6:05 PM Reply   
the neptune gto, and the byerly above, its a crazy ass ride! wish i hadnt given mine away :-(
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-19-2007, 7:32 PM Reply   
I loved my Kovak X games board, 99 I think, board lock in on edge, super fast. Best board I ever rode, wish I still had it.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-19-2007, 7:37 PM Reply   
2001 bad ass motorhead 135 or a 2001 bad ass blue mantis 141
Old     (1boarder_kevin)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-19-2007, 7:44 PM Reply   
I want my jeff heer board back (1997 maybee). I bought it on saturday at the us open (greenvile, NC) and did my first invert on sunday. I talked to all the pros at the time and parks watched his run on my camcorder. Props to the pros of our sport for being social.
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-19-2007, 7:55 PM Reply   
Kevin, I loved that board also, I bought it from Jeff at the Portland boat show, this thread is bringing back cool memories
Old     (blazer)      Join Date: Feb 2002       09-19-2007, 8:12 PM Reply   
Man this post makes me feel old. I worked at a shop back in the day, so I rode a tonne of the old boards. My favorite were the Wake Tech Byerly's, Mutiny Schmaltz, and Labal had some great rides; the Chubber and the Caddy (I think that's what they called it). The squirt was pretty insane when it first came out too...Connolly wasn't CWB yet...double up was the next big thing...Chase Heavener, Thomas Horrell, Shannon Best, Mike Weddington...yup, I'm getting old.
Old     (fuller313)      Join Date: Oct 2006       09-19-2007, 8:22 PM Reply   
Blazer- I remember all of those guys too. Your making me feel old. I wish I had my 1996 hyperlite honeycomb 142 board. Not only to ride but just to hang on the wall. I learned most of my tricks on that board.
Old     (1boarder_kevin)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-19-2007, 8:34 PM Reply   
Yea, my boards in order where the scurfer, the obrien schredder, obrien double ender, hyperlite jeff heer, hyperlite vero, parks, 3ds. I still remember how the jeff heer board whisled when you cut out into the flats.

If I remember correctly Mike Weddington was a NC/ lake gaston rider which was as local of a rider as I ever had growing up.
Old     (fuller313)      Join Date: Oct 2006       09-19-2007, 8:40 PM Reply   
The shredder was my first board. haha I pulled it out of retirement a couple of years ago and I was not impressed at all.
Old     (blindmnkee3)      Join Date: Aug 2001       09-19-2007, 8:45 PM Reply   
Good thread. Nostalgic (sp?). I've got an old Neptune Impala in the basement. Believe it or not, my wife rode it for 8 years before finally getting a new board this year. And, whatdya know, she says she think she likes the impala better.

1st board I actually paid for was the great Blindside Charley Patterson from 2000. Purple, with the sexy tree woman. That thing was a blast to ride with the little wood fins.


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Old     (1boarder_kevin)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-19-2007, 8:47 PM Reply   
Yea, I was trying 180s with the shredder and eating it pretty bad. I never thought it was the board because shapearo (sp) could land either way with his pointed board. Once I got the double ender, life got easier.
Old     (brettw)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-19-2007, 8:49 PM Reply   
I still like getting on my '80s??? Rampage yellow and blue skurfer every now and again.

It's the only board my wife will ride. I'm still trying to get her to try wakeboarding again. She just never got over the 1st couple of faceplants.

By the way, anyone know where to get some new footstraps for a skurfer?
Old     (islamom)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-19-2007, 9:06 PM Reply   
I'm still riding my '97 Liquid Force Best. I haven't found anything I like better.

I would actually buy a used Impala if I could find one. A friend of mine in college had that board. It was super fast! Back then, I was riding a Connelly Razor. That board was practically flat on the bottom.
Old     (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-19-2007, 9:11 PM Reply   
DU nelson 140, the brown one
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-19-2007, 9:46 PM Reply   
I remember the phatty, I loved it !!! and the original trip.... 6 fins was so gimmicy but awesome
Old     (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       09-19-2007, 10:18 PM Reply   
Bad Ass Mantis 141.

I shoulda bought it,and if I did,I'd still be riding it.

I still ride DU Colin Wright SkullTree.
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-19-2007, 10:32 PM Reply   
the drifter that ricky g used to ride. at the time there was nothing out there that looked sicker both while riding and just the graphix
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Old     (ftd)      Join Date: Apr 2004       09-20-2007, 5:52 AM Reply   
WT Flight 69
Gator/Byerly Pro Models
Neptune Pimp

I still have all these boards and ride them once a year or so (except for the bench ones).

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Old     (kmcginty)      Join Date: Sep 2005       09-20-2007, 11:29 AM Reply   
I always wanted to ride that honeycomb 69 gator board. I would have done anything to have these boards

old hyperlite shapiro (purple flames-couldnt find pic)

hyperlite lavelle

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Old     (wake4fun)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-20-2007, 11:39 AM Reply   
SL Viscous fishes, LF Squirt, HY Shapiro or Perez, Iccon Best, Hyperlite Juvi-those are some memories.
Old     (ftd)      Join Date: Apr 2004       09-20-2007, 12:37 PM Reply   
Reading these posts gave me something to do at work. I dragged out a stash of old WB broucheres.
Hyperlite '96 '97 '98
WakeTech '95-'97
Double Up and Neptune '98
Blind Side '96 '97
Full Tilt '97
Connelly '96 or '97 (dually and blade runner on cover)

Stuff like Murray in his jet suit, Andy Lazarus, Sarah Cline, real young R. Harris & T. Horrell, etc.
Old     (meathead65)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-20-2007, 12:56 PM Reply   
Don't forget all the old Thruster stuff......
Old     (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-20-2007, 12:57 PM Reply   
This one, Double Up Nelson 138, is hanging in my son's room...
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Maybe one day I'll take it out of retirement
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       09-20-2007, 1:13 PM Reply   
I still have my Super Squirt. I always think about taking it out for a spin, but I am afraid I am going to snap it.
Old     (hal2814)      Join Date: Feb 2006       09-20-2007, 2:03 PM Reply   
When I first started riding it was the summer of 97. In the offseason my friend and I scoured this site to see what boards were coming up for 08. I really wanted the Full Tilt Mega Man. He had his eye on another Full Tilt. I never bought mine and he got a great deal on a Weddington so he never got his either. I'd still love to get my hands on a Mega Man.

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Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       09-21-2007, 11:01 AM Reply   
OH MAN the Chase board!! That would be one to add to my collection.

I still have my Flight 69 & try to ride it once a year or so....

Other old boards I would like to ride....
Weddington (not sure the year)
Thruster Cash Cow
Neptune (maybe it was the Impala...but it had this crazy turned up nose & tail)
Old     (jason_ssr)      Join Date: Apr 2001       09-21-2007, 11:33 AM Reply   
The Phatty was awesome!! I also learned my first tricks on that blue and white Byerly. Any of you guys remember the old Millenium boards? Now THATS oldschool!!
Old     (lil_braswell)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-21-2007, 11:38 AM Reply   
I had a Mega man board back in the day as well. Also, it would be cool to get back on the obrien double ender. The phatty was an obvious choice too. Wow, the memories
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       09-21-2007, 11:39 AM Reply   
"Neptune (maybe it was the Impala...but it had this crazy turned up nose & tail)"

I dont think you are talking about the Impala. I used to ride a yellow neptune that had a turned up nose and tail. cant remember the name of it though. I rented it a few times, back when I was demoing a lot of boards.
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-21-2007, 11:40 AM Reply   
How about the Liquid Force Squirt? I always wanted to ride one but never got the chance. Seeing Gator ride that board in Mayday made me a believer! His tantrum and HS 5 off the double up were insane.
Old     (jason_ssr)      Join Date: Apr 2001       09-21-2007, 11:53 AM Reply   
My lil bro had a Squirt and loved it! Oh, and Eubanks, you just about ran me over at Corner Bakery without even seeing me, LOL!
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-21-2007, 1:00 PM Reply   
Seriously?? Hahaha! Thanks for saying hello Dude! I must have had blinders on...I mean who almost runs over a 6'6" person and doesn't see them?!
Old     (blindmnkee3)      Join Date: Aug 2001       09-22-2007, 12:58 PM Reply   
Thomas, was it the Neptune Six? Thats the board I learned on. The edges were pretty much rounded off and the tip/tail was slightly turned up from what I remeber. Great learner board back in the day
Old     (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-22-2007, 1:09 PM Reply   
it was the neptune six and bill mccaffrey(sorry sp?)tore it up on one!
Old     (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-22-2007, 10:38 PM Reply   
I picked up a skurfer at a garage sale a while back for 5 bucks. Though I've yet to take it for a ride, I have to say the hot pink is a nice touch.



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Old     (geogilbert)      Join Date: May 2007       09-23-2007, 1:38 AM Reply   
Man I would love to find one of those skurfer Blasts or the Yellow one.

I remember telling all my friends "Skurfing is lame, why do that when you can kneeboard. It is just a fad, I am gonna ride my Obrian Magic..." Course I also had a Betamax player.
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       09-25-2007, 12:21 PM Reply   
Adam - I think it was the "Six". I know I have an old picture of me on it somewhere. I need to find it.
I do wish I had my old Skurfer. I tossed it in the trash, after I broke one of the straps.
Old    murrayair            09-25-2007, 12:35 PM Reply   
What was the board that Murray rode in detention? I've wanted to try that one forever because Detention was the movie that introduced me to wakeboarding.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-25-2007, 12:41 PM Reply   
Here's a video of me back in the 90's riding a Phatty. After I retired the Phatty it hung on my wall as a decoration. It had the meditating elephant that looked like he was smoking a joint. Different from the one in Jeremy's pics.

http://john.panelmagic.com/w800kbps.mpg

I used to have a MegaMan but never got into it. A buddy of mine got one of Weddington's prototypes and I loved it. So I picked up the first retail one I found and it didn't feel the same.

My first board was a Connelly Bladerunner. It was a surf shape but compression molded. I landed my first 360 on it. My first real board was a Fly135, hence my internet name. I don't know how I ever rode that board. It was way too small. But I landed my first invert on it.

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