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Old     (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-10-2006, 6:54 AM Reply   
Did anyone notice this picture of Parks in the X Games gallery.
Old     (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-10-2006, 6:54 AM Reply   
Upload
Old     (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       08-10-2006, 7:00 AM Reply   
whats wrong with it?
Old     (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-10-2006, 7:13 AM Reply   
He looks a little soft to me.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-10-2006, 7:14 AM Reply   
Actually, he was looking very healthy in Reno.
Old     (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-10-2006, 7:19 AM Reply   
Maybe it is just the picture then. When I first saw the thumbnail in the gallery I was like "who is that guy" it just shooked me a little.
Old     (toby_yeo)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-10-2006, 7:24 AM Reply   
must be good to ride now then
Old     (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-10-2006, 7:25 AM Reply   
OMG. I just saw what I typed" I meant to say "it just shocked me a little" not shooked.
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       08-10-2006, 7:42 AM Reply   
That board looks sweet...but I obviously have no idea how it rides. It likes like the 3DS but with a center spine. What kind of rocker line do we think it has?
Old     (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-10-2006, 7:45 AM Reply   
You can call him soft when you can ride better than him, lol...
Old     (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-10-2006, 8:27 AM Reply   
Oh please, I'm not ripping on Parks. I just thought it was funny. Good grief man get a grip.

Eubanks, I agree that set up Harf and Parks were riding looked sweet. Can't wait to see Ronix it on the shelf.
Old     (wakeboard19)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-10-2006, 8:32 AM Reply   
If he would loose some wieght maybe he could throw another 1080.
Old     (toby_yeo)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-10-2006, 8:35 AM Reply   
hes done one before why would he need to do another?
Old     (ballsdeep)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-10-2006, 8:39 AM Reply   
I heard that the camera adds 50 pounds.
Old     (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-10-2006, 8:39 AM Reply   
Lance, did you see the "lol" after my comment. That means I'm just ribbing you a little. Sorry if you took it wrong...
Old     (foxrepdc)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-10-2006, 8:56 AM Reply   
The camera does add 50 lbs, and so does the absence of dreadlocks! He does look a little heavier, but he has been on his butt healing. He'll burn it off once he's in his normal groove, and grows the dreads back out.....looks funny without them.
Old     (wakeboard19)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-10-2006, 9:21 AM Reply   
Ya toby, since everybody just wants to land a trick once.
Old     (breadbutta)      Join Date: Dec 2003       08-10-2006, 10:18 AM Reply   
Youth is an awesome thing, but it's also temporary. He just has that build and obviously enjoys himself at the dinner table. Until someone else throws the double half-cab he is the man.
I'm 6'4" and when I stood next to him at the Irvine event a couple of years ago he came up to my armpit.
He needs to stop hanging out at the 'pot center'
Old     (melanie_g)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-10-2006, 11:05 AM Reply   
He is looking more and more like his dad.
Old     (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-10-2006, 11:14 AM Reply   
That's some funny $&!%... The funny thing is his dad can still tear it up on some ski's.
Old     (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-10-2006, 11:14 AM Reply   
That's some funny $&!%... The funny thing is his dad can still tear it up on some ski's.
Old     (committed)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-10-2006, 11:31 AM Reply   
Is his dad still good on skis?

Talking about another mans' weight is __ a y.

JK
Old     (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-10-2006, 11:43 AM Reply   
Yeah, Park's Dad is a friend of mine, so _iss Off, JK
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-10-2006, 11:59 AM Reply   
"hes done one before why would he need to do another?"

because once is a fluke!
twice is coincidence...
three times is skill.....
Old     (xstarmeli)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-10-2006, 12:18 PM Reply   
IMO... Nothing wrong with a little softness....
Better than skin and bones!
Old     (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-10-2006, 12:54 PM Reply   
Nothing wrong with a little meat on a women either.
Old    lebeau            08-10-2006, 2:08 PM Reply   
What's the Michelin man doing in a Red Bull helmet?
Old     (wakeboard19)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-10-2006, 2:59 PM Reply   
Thank you C.I.E.
Old     (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       08-10-2006, 3:01 PM Reply   
He actually looks light there. He's been a lot bigger!
Old     (gehennaengine)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-10-2006, 7:05 PM Reply   
What is this? Queer Eye for the Wake Guy?
Old     (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-10-2006, 7:50 PM Reply   
I don't think a single poster on this thread would have the balls to open their mouth (other than your jaw dropping from his free ride abilities ) if they went out for a set on the water with him.

He gives all of us "Chunky" boys someone to look up to.
Old     (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-11-2006, 5:16 AM Reply   
I don't think no one is trying rip on Parks. Take me for example. 2 years ago I weighed 198lbs and I'm 5'-10". I didn't feel like I was big or anything until one of my buddies told me to look out. I saw a picture of me at that weight and was like dang. So today I weigh 170lbs and feel like I'm 20 years old again. No question Parks is one of the best out there, he just looks better at a lighter weight.
Old     (wiscxstar)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-11-2006, 6:37 AM Reply   
Lance calling some guy "soft" is a rip....I know you are trying hard to do damage control, but you were ripping on the guy. Clearly, 5'-10" pushing 200 lbs. could be considered soft, but I doubt Parks is even close to that.

Also the it is strange that you are so concerned with his weight(and how he looks at that weight)...wtf....When I saw that picture I was like nice...Parks is riding again, and that Ronix board looks tight..

You should happy for the guy, he shook of that infection, and is back rippin'...

(Message edited by Wiscxstar on August 11, 2006)
Old     (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-11-2006, 7:04 AM Reply   
well, when I saw that picture I was like nice...Parks likes beer!
Old     (uppledup17)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-11-2006, 7:11 AM Reply   
I am pretty clueless so what happened to Parks that kept him off the water. And if anyone saw the "pool party" video on ESPN 360, as lame as the X-games made wakeboarding sound, if you look at Parks during his quick interview, I would say the guy looks in great shape and will be ripping in no time.
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-11-2006, 7:27 AM Reply   
Did Parks only land the ten eighty once? Or, only on camera once?
Old     (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-11-2006, 7:59 AM Reply   
Nicolet, come on now. Calling Parks soft is not a rip. I actually thought the same thing Bendow thought which was "Parks likes beer". I know Parks has been out for a while nursing injuries. Again, like I said before maybe it just the picture that was taken. Hopefully, Parks is sitting back getting a kick out of this.
Old     (wakeboard19)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-11-2006, 8:08 AM Reply   
Everybody knows parks is good. but everybody knows to be at the best of your ability in an athletic sport you have to be fit. The more fit the better you are.
Old     (lizzyb)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-11-2006, 8:46 AM Reply   
On a side note, am I the only one that noticed the white balance on those X Games pictures is way off?
Old     (wiscxstar)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-11-2006, 9:08 AM Reply   
So, if someone posted a pic of you with your shirt off and people where making comments on a DB like "that guy is soft"...or man that guy likes beer, you wouldn't take that as a negative comment or a rip? Sure. Maybe it was compliment on your ability to eat food or drink beer.

Anyway, I am sure that you didn't mean for it to be harsh, but all and all it was a negative comment...just give the guy a break he fought off a pretty serious illness, which even gave him a limp...he is back riding and seriously does not even look out of shape...
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-11-2006, 9:20 AM Reply   
I believe I read somewhere that he has landed half a dozen 1080 but only 1 recorded??

I'm sure people on here will correct me if I'm wrong.
Old     (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-11-2006, 9:23 AM Reply   
I wish I had that problem to be so popular(wakeboarding for a living, getting a free X Star every year, wondering which girl I would go off next time, traveling the world, getting my beer free, yeah I think I could deal with it.
Old     (wiscxstar)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-11-2006, 9:31 AM Reply   
Well step up your riding, and maybe that can be you...
Old     (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-11-2006, 9:50 AM Reply   
You got that right
Old     (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       08-11-2006, 10:24 AM Reply   
Parks knows whats up! Chicks dig big guys!! Ppl always want six pack abs, but Why have a six pack when you can have a keg!!! Im a big guy! If my shirt was off I may be what you all say is soft! But think about it this way. If I put all that soft stuff behind a punch, my fist will be a lot harder than yours!!
Old     (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-11-2006, 10:28 AM Reply   
so violent......
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-11-2006, 10:30 AM Reply   
Yeah...I don't think I would like to be punched by Brandon...but you're a great boy!
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-11-2006, 10:31 AM Reply   

quote:

The camera does add 50 lbs




so how many cameras are on him? (a la chandler bing)


quote:

am I the only one that noticed the white balance on those X Games pictures is way off?




i doubt it...i'm sure your bf pointed it out to you.


quote:

I believe I read somewhere that he has landed half a dozen 1080 but only 1 recorded??




i'm pretty sure he's only landed 1.
Old     (lizzyb)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-11-2006, 10:36 AM Reply   
Actually, I noticed before talking to my "bf" that the pictures were way off.
:-)
Old     (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       08-11-2006, 10:36 AM Reply   
J-rod, You're a great boy!!! You goin to the DRA?

Thats how I roll Al!!
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-11-2006, 10:40 AM Reply   
No DRA. I'm going to pick up my truck tonight. Probably won't get home till 1AM. Then I have to put my dirtbike back together and head for a b-day party, then I'm going to Tahoe.
Old     (uga33)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-11-2006, 11:41 AM Reply   
Bigpappa, big things come in small packages. So watch it.
Old     (xstarmeli)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-11-2006, 2:30 PM Reply   
"Parks knows whats up! Chicks dig big guys!!"


Yeah!
Old    wakebmxer            08-11-2006, 2:45 PM Reply   
Little guys have "littleman" complexes so they rip on bigger guys to make themselves feel better. Let the persons riding do the talking....... But I do wish I had a six pack and not a pony keg at my waist. But I can ride.....and so can Parks
Old     (bdaddy)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-11-2006, 2:53 PM Reply   
He might be able to lose 15lbs. or so but he isn't so big that it will affect his riding. It's not like he is sporting man boobs or anything. Actually, it looks like he just got done eating lunch with a beer and he's letting it hang a little.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-12-2006, 7:09 AM Reply   

quote:

i'm pretty sure he's only landed 1.




Are you sure or "pretty sure"???


I believe a few months ago you didn't even know he got one recorded till Steve showed you a little video thingy.

Anybody know for sure and not "PRETTY SURE"??
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-12-2006, 9:30 AM Reply   
i guess you never forget anything. it was simply a brainfart dude. i'm pretty damn positive you're very familiar with them.
Old     (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       08-12-2006, 10:03 AM Reply   
Let's not start the Big Ed Vs. Umali pissing match again! Well ok.......
Old     (gina_h)      Join Date: Jan 2006       08-12-2006, 10:20 AM Reply   
I saw Parks in Reno and he looked like he was in great shape, just saw him on weekly update for the interview for XGames and he looked great again and when I saw the picture of him with his board, all I could feel was happy that he was riding again after all of his surgeries.
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       08-12-2006, 10:32 AM Reply   
I hope he comes back and kicks a$$. Any rider that goes through all the injuries and surgeries that Parks has had and still comes back to ride is alright in my book. To me thats some serious dedication.
Old     (wiscxstar)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-12-2006, 10:37 AM Reply   
I am "pretty sure" there was an interview where Parks said that he has landed a couple of them...I'll try to dig it up.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-12-2006, 10:45 AM Reply   
jeff, it's not like he's got a lot to fall back on. just kidding man.

nicolet, post that article up if/when you find it.
Old     (poon)      Join Date: Dec 2001       08-12-2006, 12:09 PM Reply   
If anyone gets a chance, read the latest interview of Parks in the new Alliance. Parks mentions that his goal was to get to ride the X-Games pool jam... looks like he achieved his goal. Gotta give him props.
Old     (rmcronin)      Join Date: Aug 2002       08-12-2006, 12:47 PM Reply   
Some of you sound like high school girls! THE lamest thread ever. The best part about being a guy is not caring about how you look and still being able to pull in the trim.
Old     (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-12-2006, 2:02 PM Reply   
parks is a fat kid.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-12-2006, 8:47 PM Reply   
Sorry Joe if you took my last comment personal,I was simply having fun.

Brainfarts??ME???Are you kidding me??


I do got "pretty" good memory tho!
Old     (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       08-13-2006, 4:05 PM Reply   
I'm with joe on this--I'm nearly certain he's only landed one 1080.

Anyway, just to say this, I'm psyched to see parks is riding again. I myself had a serious knee injury that included an acl avulsion (where you tear your acl out of your tibia), a meniscus that was torn in two places, a second surgery to remove three separate layers of scar tissue, and then THAT became infected. I also lost weight and I became pretty depressed after that. To come back and ride is a really good thing and I wish him the best of luck. Who really gives a damn if he's fat or not, so long as he's healthy, because I think he still has a lot to offer wakeboarding. HOLLA!
Old     (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-13-2006, 6:13 PM Reply   
I wonder how you all would feel if there was a similar "flattering" picture of Emily Copeland or Amber Wing...I mean if they still ripped but were more than a hundred twenty pounds would you be as generous with them as you are with Parks? FWIW I think Parks could kick our butts on the water whatever condition he is in!
Old    chocobeat            08-13-2006, 6:18 PM Reply   
anyone have that vid of the 1080??
Old     (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       08-14-2006, 11:19 AM Reply   
zack, I don't think parks' 1080 is on video. I'm pretty sure it was only captured as a black and white photo sequence.
Old     (tsteeb)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-14-2006, 11:23 AM Reply   
a chubby parks is better than no parks at all. He can still ride better than most people even if he is packin a few extra pounds
Old     (key_daddy)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-14-2006, 1:04 PM Reply   
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