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Old     (xesstar)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-09-2006, 5:15 AM Reply   
I nicked these pics from another website as it was a pain to view them so here they are.
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Old     (xesstar)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-09-2006, 5:20 AM Reply   
The last bindings were the Melissa and this is the Melissa board and Ben Greenwood's new board the witness.
Also the Shane setup and the Watson setup.Upload
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Old     (xesstar)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-09-2006, 5:21 AM Reply   
Watson!Upload
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Old     (xesstar)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-09-2006, 5:26 AM Reply   
The PS3Upload
Old     (xesstar)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-09-2006, 5:31 AM Reply   
Yep I was very bored at work today!
So what do you think? I like that you get the choice of closed or open toes on the top end bindings.
The transits and Sphynx look smoother than ever.
Old     (rockledge)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-09-2006, 5:59 AM Reply   
The white shpynx are straight up FRESH! I want 'em.
Old     (lftaylor)      Join Date: Mar 2006       08-09-2006, 7:50 AM Reply   
John sent you an email but can you post the link to find these pics.
Old     (criswb)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-09-2006, 8:01 AM Reply   
go to www.wake.com.au, you have to join to be able to see the pics, they're in the forum. lftaylor, you can also see the new kids boards and bindings!
Old     (luchog)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-09-2006, 8:17 AM Reply   
oh god, there are closed toe bindings again...
Old     (agfan12)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-09-2006, 8:28 AM Reply   
So, I always thought that the '06 Watsons and Shanes were the same with the exception of one being closed, and one open... Can someone please explain the difference between them for '07 besides color...? Or was I under the wrong impression for '06?
Old     (thirdgear)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-09-2006, 8:31 AM Reply   
Am I the only one that thinks releasing both closed and open-toed models on any sort of bindings might be a little wasteful? It seems that if the closed toe is such an advance in tech, why not just stick with that and not bother pouring money into something that's open-toe as well - or would both styles really sell well enough to merit having them? I guess there seems to be a demand for both, but from the company's standpoint, I would guess that it might not be the most cost-effective way of doing things. All that being said, really digging the designs on everything here - colors look great, can't wait to hear how it all rides.
Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-09-2006, 8:34 AM Reply   
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Watson's bindings are probably way more supportive then the Shanes. Based off of the Transits I would assume.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-09-2006, 8:43 AM Reply   
transits look like they have more forward lean than last year. I think the open and closed to is a good idea. since the idea is a year old, it could be pretty detrimental for them to sell only one version of each binding. and prob not that much more to produce both than one or the other.

Shane's gear got a lot of attention. looks pretty good
Old     (lftaylor)      Join Date: Mar 2006       08-09-2006, 9:08 AM Reply   
Cris-Thanks for help. Stuff looks great.
Old     (magellan)      Join Date: Feb 2003       08-09-2006, 9:08 AM Reply   
It's too bad Shane's such a toolshed.

Boots look good. The Shynx is really nice. Graphics...Watson is a big dissapointment after his 06. I think the 06 was the best graphic ever put on a board.
Shane looks like a board you'd see at Costco.
Ben's board looks like the Team graphics.
As always, their boots look super tech and high end...graphics...not so much.

I think closed toe is soooooo gay for wake. I know some of you like it but wow...
Old     (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       08-09-2006, 11:21 AM Reply   
The shane graphics are hotter than hot. And I like melissa's as well. They remind me of an 80s miami vice type vibe/punk inspired skate graphics (the checkers).

I want to see their wakeskates.
Old     (three6ty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       08-09-2006, 11:23 AM Reply   
looks kind of Blah to me!!! Nothing really stands out.
and Im not a hater. I love LF!!
Old     (iamnathanhudson)      Join Date: Dec 2002       08-09-2006, 12:33 PM Reply   
i still don't get why people are hatin on closed toe bindings. If its not your thing, thats cool, but quotes like this, "I think closed toe is soooooo gay for wake." are just pointless. True everyone has the right to an opinion. But explain your reasoning for thinking so.

ANYWAYS, I like the new graphics on the shane setup. Not so hot on the Watson graphics...i'll keep my 2006. The PS3 graphics are nice. I agree that they could have done something more original with Greenwood's graphics on his board. Seems like some reworked Team graphics.

WHO ELSE HAS NOTICED....that Melissa's board looks identical to the trip. same rounded tip/tail shape, same fin configuration, Speaking of her board, i find it funny that people dog the 80's skateboard style graphics on this past year's premier but LF comes out with a girl board with some 80's skateboard style graphics and it looks hot......LMAO!

It also appears that everything will be going to the PRO plate this year (except the Ultra). I am not impressed with this year's ultra. I wish that they would come out with a color one so that the heal and toe pieces were like red or blue and the overlay wrap was clear. Spice it up a little ya know?!? It also appears that the transits and sphynx bindings are losing the hardware and going to the stitch and glue system.
-Nate
Old     (damned04)      Join Date: May 2005       08-09-2006, 1:02 PM Reply   
Only 6 months till boat show!!
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-09-2006, 1:21 PM Reply   
Did the Shane have four fins on either end last year, I like the shane graphics and the open toed shanes, and the sphynx bindings look good as always.
Old     (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-09-2006, 4:21 PM Reply   
so you think they will make it to pro shops by 08 ?? :-)

maybe they will send enough to last through june and run out again until 08??

either way this year sucked trying to get a hold of my size LF stuff after june and im bitter..
Old     (toby_yeo)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-09-2006, 4:23 PM Reply   
the 137 ps3 is gana be in red insted of black
Old     (jwr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       08-09-2006, 4:41 PM Reply   
I think the new shane top looks sick, and i bet they will all look better than these pictures do.
Old     (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       08-09-2006, 7:32 PM Reply   
love to see the ultra sucs still in the line up...I love those things
Old     (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       08-10-2006, 6:50 AM Reply   
Did they kill the FISH?
Old     (jovedawake)      Join Date: Mar 2006       08-10-2006, 8:58 AM Reply   
i hope they didn't kill the fish...does anyone know?
Old    awsnow            08-10-2006, 12:17 PM Reply   
More '07 Gear for the children and the ladies...

Amber Wing model..The Jett

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Minx

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The Angel w/ Elements

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Star and Nemesis

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'07 Dallas Friday O'brien Model, Skyla w/ Zenon boots
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(Message edited by awsnow on August 10, 2006)
Old    awsnow            08-10-2006, 12:25 PM Reply   
One more
Diva w/ Fusions
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Old    qbanboarder312            08-11-2006, 4:03 PM Reply   
the graphics on some of 'em are a bit disappointing such as the watson. the new shane board looks so money, looks like it has the same cut as the 06 too. and damn the sphynx are finally back to bad ass. last year's were pretty weak after the 05's were so sweet lookin
Old     (malibu73)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-11-2006, 5:10 PM Reply   
bindings look relly hot, I'm not really liking the graphics to much though.
Old    awsnow            08-11-2006, 6:38 PM Reply   
The 137 PS3 will be red, not black
Old     (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       08-11-2006, 8:25 PM Reply   
As far as I'm concerned, the difference between melissa's board and the premier is that the premier basically used actual images, or slightly tweaked versions of board graphics that were used by vision (the gator spiral, or the psycho man and that whole graphic). Melissa's looks like it was inspired by that era (or that's just what it reminds me of), but I HIGHLY doubt they went out of their way to rip off a steve rocco checker graphic or something like that. It's an original take on an old aesthetic (or again, that's what this year's graphic reminds me of).

On the flip side, I was not a fan of her pro model wakeskate graphic from a couple of years ago, the one that was kind of a tweaked mark gonzales vision graphic (his first pro model). So it does go both ways.

Speaking of wakeskates, where's aaron reed's new 07 model (the one after the LE version)?
Old     (malibu73)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-11-2006, 8:32 PM Reply   
Heres the teamsUpload
Old     (jovedawake)      Join Date: Mar 2006       08-11-2006, 10:56 PM Reply   
where is the 07 Fish??? anyone have any pictures?
Old     (robin_holland)      Join Date: May 2006       08-12-2006, 2:14 AM Reply   
And where is the Substance?
Old     (fbricard)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-12-2006, 9:28 PM Reply   
Substance, Omega, Alphas, Axis (Kevin Henshaw's Pro Model)

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Old     (malibu73)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-13-2006, 11:15 AM Reply   
I love the Axis and substance. Not digging the new alphas though
Old     (drewdown)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-13-2006, 2:37 PM Reply   
When do you start seeing this stuff in stores? I am new to wakeboarding and am not sure whether this stuff comes out now or next year.
Old     (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-13-2006, 8:50 PM Reply   
I'll stick with my 06 Watson, the graphics are way sicker!
Old    chocobeat            08-13-2006, 9:02 PM Reply   
holy cow the axis is a subjekt with extra fins

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