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Old     (jrad)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-20-2004, 3:33 PM Reply   
Remember this is to see who has the most style, not who can do the most tricks. I personally think Greg Nelson, Igor Reouett is right there to.
Old     (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       09-20-2004, 4:27 PM Reply   
I'd have to say Jared Couch hands down...

I'd say riders like: Greg Nelson, Colin Wright, Shane Bonifay, Shawn Watson, Shaun Murray and of course the Vandal.

Most stylish crashes goes to Wake World's own Joe Umali.

(Message edited by wakestar8878 on September 20, 2004)
Old     (jman)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-20-2004, 4:32 PM Reply   
I would say Shane Bonifay. His part in Boombox is wicked. He has a real kick butt, don't p me off kinda thing.
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-20-2004, 4:37 PM Reply   
Shawn Watson end of story
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-20-2004, 4:40 PM Reply   
I agree with Stephen. Watson is the king of style. I don't think I've ever seen him doing anything that didn't look cool.

I like Shane and Santori, too.
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-20-2004, 4:41 PM Reply   
Gregg Necrasson, Shawn Watson, & Corey Kraut (RIP)
Old     (dococ)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-20-2004, 5:06 PM Reply   
Style is, by definition, a subjective construct, and therefore defies quantitative measurement. Hence, the question as posed "MOST style" appears to be somewhat self-contradictory and might be better phrased as "BEST style." Just my opinion.

That said, I like the idea of your thread.
As noted in my profile, my top votes go to Byerly, Nelson, Horrell, Harris, and Leslie Kent. Each of these people has developed a completely unique style that is immediately recognizable and was not derivative of others who had come before. There are some others I might be convinced to add, like Necrason and a couple more. Watson has stepped up for the new generation, for sure. Shane has too, certainly in terms of his jibbing style. But it is harder for the younger guys to make their mark as originators, since some of what they are doing is derivative or an extension of what was pioneered by others. But they are doing a nice job. Historically, there are several other west-siders that I believe also deserve credit, some of whom have already been named.
Old     (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-20-2004, 5:08 PM Reply   
randy harris - his double grabs are insane and he takes everything huge. How many people do grabbed bs 720s 10ft high and 10ft into the flats off the double up??? The guy just goes all out and sacrifices everything. To bad he is taking a 'break'.
Old     (wake_eater)      Join Date: May 2003       09-20-2004, 5:43 PM Reply   
shaun murray----the definition of smooth, need i say more?
Old    yearling            09-20-2004, 7:02 PM Reply   
RANDY HARRIS. Hes got the sickest style ever. Hes one of the forefathers and knows how to take it big. You just dont see 720 double grabs that are stylish. When it comes to style randy takes it hands down. I think shaun murray is smooth but he doesnt have a style that really stands out. His tricks seem textbook to me. Theres definetly nothing wrong with that, but when it comes to the "best style" it has to be unlike anybody else.
Old     (jwb)      Join Date: Sep 2003       09-20-2004, 7:22 PM Reply   
greg necrasson
Old     (luchog)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-20-2004, 7:50 PM Reply   
Shaun murray is the man! stylish on and off the water!
Old     (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-20-2004, 8:36 PM Reply   
Randy harris and Shaun murrAY !
Old     (kevin_bird)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-20-2004, 9:27 PM Reply   
keith lidberg and struharik
Old    murrayair            09-20-2004, 9:45 PM Reply   
Wake addict, you took my answers! Murray isn't called "the House of Style" for nothing. I love his slow, smooth style. And the Vandal KILLED it in NBT. When my friends ask me to see some sections on my wakeboard dvd's, the first part I show them is his in that vid.
Old     (hyperlitenrd)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-20-2004, 9:48 PM Reply   
murray and shane
Old     (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-20-2004, 9:59 PM Reply   
The Vandal, Shane Bonify & Keith Lyman are my favourite "style" riders
Old     (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-20-2004, 10:09 PM Reply   
Since there are different styles in wakeboarding here are some that come to mind:

Powerful: Shapiro
Smooth: Greg Nelson, Collin Wright, Mike Schwenne, Billy McKee
Effortless: Shane Bonifay, Watson
Flashy and Original: Necrasson
Overall (combines most of everything): Vandall

Those are my fav's.
Old     (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       09-20-2004, 10:15 PM Reply   
leo check your math on those double ups, I do 10 foot+ high double ups, randy is more like 15+ approaching 20 in natural born thrillaz, and he throws switch hs grab 7s in that section too
Old    upupnaway            09-21-2004, 5:43 AM Reply   
I have to go with Ruck.
He is smooooooth.
Old     (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       09-23-2004, 9:24 PM Reply   
I can't limit this to one person, and the people I mentioned in the "byerly" thread would also cross over to this thread.

However, I do feel like taking the time to conceed that igor reoutt was freaking sick. I love watching him ride in mayday..he just looked so bad on that rounded double up board...in my opinion, that board brought a beautiful asthetic to wakeboarding...greg nelson's melon rolls to revert on that board are a thing of beauty too.
Old    jojomantor            09-23-2004, 9:30 PM Reply   
i personally think wed have to give this one to chad sharpe
Old     (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-24-2004, 6:19 AM Reply   
me
Old     (kybool)      Join Date: Aug 2004       09-24-2004, 10:37 AM Reply   
The vandal, byerly and nelson
Old     (wake_up_11)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-24-2004, 11:26 AM Reply   
Byerly & Randy Harris
Old     (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-24-2004, 11:29 AM Reply   
toolfan all the way
Old     (kybool)      Join Date: Aug 2004       09-24-2004, 11:48 AM Reply   
Good call on Igor too jrad
Old    slidervinny            09-24-2004, 11:51 AM Reply   
tha VANDALL& BYERLY ALL DAY EVERY DAY.
Old     (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-24-2004, 12:26 PM Reply   
Ant Bug knows whats up! Just dont laugh at my helmet and gloves, it hurts my feelings.
Old     (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       09-24-2004, 12:31 PM Reply   
GLOVES!!!!!!!!!


jk - toolfan
Old     (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-24-2004, 12:57 PM Reply   
....yes gloves













j/k
Old    dyonisus            09-25-2004, 9:11 PM Reply   
Shane bonifay has mad style
a friend caught him at wakestock catch a rail and it was so sick i thought I would die when I saw the footage
Old     (gdillyfunk69)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-25-2004, 10:09 PM Reply   
Parks Bonifay totaly kills the rails with tons of style.
Old     (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-27-2004, 12:49 AM Reply   
rob stru. out of all the riders i've watched (at least from vids), he's still the most distinctive.
Old    utlakerider1            09-27-2004, 3:43 PM Reply   
Necrasson's part in boombox is the most stylish riding ever filmed, on any board.
Old    xtreme_marine            09-27-2004, 5:43 PM Reply   
With out a doubt Jared Coouch. I've riden with him from the beginning and its like I got to see him grow up in wakeboarding. He tears it upspot! Laternard!
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-27-2004, 6:27 PM Reply   
Oct/Nov 2004 Alliance, pg 68.

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