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Old     (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-10-2006, 5:30 PM Reply   
All this talk about parks, danny and rusty landing the 1080...why no more talk about Mark's supposed landings? Let's hear all the rumors and FACTS if you got 'um. I'll start:

Regular heelside 1080's, Rumors say he landed 10 or so...
Old     (c640947)      Join Date: Jan 2005       11-10-2006, 6:10 PM Reply   
get one on video and I'm sure people will be a talking
Old     (isler)      Join Date: Apr 2003       11-10-2006, 6:32 PM Reply   
To my knowledge, nobody ever caught one on video or in photos, and sadly Mark passed away in 2002... so I don't think there will be any future videos appearing.
Old    muckno_rider            11-10-2006, 6:33 PM Reply   
Andrew, I don't think there will be video of Mark Kenny's 1080's cause I think he's the guy that died some time back from an allergic reaction to medication he was taking for a wakeboarding injury.
I think he landed some 1080's though. I'm not sure but I think thats the guy.
Old     (projectely4)      Join Date: Apr 2003       11-10-2006, 6:53 PM Reply   
well i think they would have got one on video if he landed multiple ones.
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       11-10-2006, 7:58 PM Reply   
Most of the other stuff I have seen of him on video is just as impressive so these's little doubt in my mind he was landing them regularly!
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-10-2006, 8:23 PM Reply   
Here is some video for those unfamiliar;It-s-All-Good-quot;_wakeboarding-photos.html?medid=13516
I think it is concievable that he landed a few 10's or at least one. Does anybody know who was around when he landed them?
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       11-10-2006, 9:00 PM Reply   
I think he was coached by Mike Farro in Orlando and remember reading something from Mike a while back about him landing some.
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       11-10-2006, 9:07 PM Reply   
Yeah, it was Farraro that said Mark had landed some while he was coaching him. Very credible I think.
Old     (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       11-10-2006, 10:58 PM Reply   
Mike Farraro actually said he landed 2 in one pass (one at each end of the lake). One was regular, the other switch. Very credible I think.
Old    murrayair            11-11-2006, 1:09 AM Reply   
If anyone could do it, it would be him.
Old     (mcook77)      Join Date: Feb 2004       11-11-2006, 4:41 AM Reply   
Here's the correct link to Stephen's post above.
Old     (iamnathanhudson)      Join Date: Dec 2002       11-11-2006, 6:43 AM Reply   
That video was made by my friend Jay who Mark used to stay with. He rode on Harris Lake quite a bit. I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of meeting him and hanging out with him when he rolled up to lake gaston. Mark was a SICK SICK SICK rider!!!! He was WAY ahead of his time. In the first photo...Jay is at the bottom and of course you can definitely spot Mark to the right. The other pictures show just how big Mark went. The hoochie was at the Gravity Games that he won prior to his passing. He cracked his ribs there and that led to the reaction to the medicine. The mobe shows how big he went off just a regular wake (no double up)
RIP Mark!

Old    K.B.C.            11-11-2006, 8:20 AM Reply   
wow, HUGE
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       11-11-2006, 9:13 AM Reply   
Thanks for posting that shot of the backmobe, Chris is always talking about that sequence of Mark but that's the first time I've actually seen that picture!

That is huge for that trick.
Old     (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       11-11-2006, 10:06 AM Reply   
It looks like he hit a double up!! Mark was the best rider.....period.
Old     (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       11-11-2006, 11:18 AM Reply   
It was cool to watch Mark ride in that video. His time was cut way too short.
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       11-11-2006, 11:29 AM Reply   
"Mark was the best rider.....period."

"His time was cut way too short."

Tell it, my Bruthaz!!!!

Now, find your copies of Monkey on a String, FF to the 2nd to last section and say "Whoooaaahhhh!!!!"

(Message edited by socalwakepunk on November 11, 2006)
Old     (doubleup_dan)      Join Date: Oct 2006       11-11-2006, 4:58 PM Reply   
my mate was driving for him in the uk when he landed one switch toeside....

he told me that when we was in new zeland he was just missing the last handle pass on a 1260 thogh i never saw either with my own eyes

but i have seen him do triple s-bends on the cable on a normal line and blind 7 with ease (remeber this was 2001!!)
RIP mate
Old     (cwbpure)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-12-2006, 5:58 AM Reply   
apparently marks parents have footage of his 1080s.. there is no doubt in my mind that he has landed a bag of them.. regular or switch..
Old     (dmac)      Join Date: Jul 2003       11-12-2006, 8:51 PM Reply   
..I dont want to start anything, but I've heard a rumor that someone somewhere has footage of his 10's but dosn't really know what they are worth.
Old     (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       11-12-2006, 9:04 PM Reply   

I use to watch that part over, and over, again... I couldn't believe my eyes. Anytime my friends would ask about wakeboarding, I'd pop in the DVD, and say, "Check this out!"

As old as that is, it's still insanely BIG... Pretty impresive. I wish he was still around.

Old     (tings00)      Join Date: Aug 2005       11-13-2006, 9:42 AM Reply   
who did mark ride for, which board was his? that vid is sick.
Old     (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       11-13-2006, 9:48 AM Reply   
he rode for hyperlite way back when, and then he rode for cwb.

And that mobe is ridiculous. he was definitely a breath of fresh air, that's for sure...
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       11-13-2006, 9:50 AM Reply   
isn't that a switch back mobe?
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       11-13-2006, 10:04 AM Reply   
I remember at the Irvine Tour stop (a few weeks before he passed) they announced Mark Kenney off the dock. I said, "Dad watch this guy. I want to ride like this". We proceeded to drop our jaws and watch as Mark obliterated the field. Huge switch mobe into the flats (something tells me the above sequence is into the flats just the PS job made it wake to wake, he has too much of an edge to go wake to wake) and just crazy tech tricks. Somehow they gave the day to Erik Ruck, I talked about that day with Andrew Adkison two years ago at the LA Boat Show, he freaked out on how Mark should have won and how amazing his riding was. I swear to God I cried when I heard he died. Never knew him, met him for 2 seconds but was incredibly inspired by his riding and attitude. RIP Mark Kenney. And props for landing the FIRST 1080!!!

(Message edited by stephan on November 13, 2006)
Old     (toby_yeo)      Join Date: Feb 2006       11-13-2006, 10:25 AM Reply   
mark kenny is my insperation.
Old     (tings00)      Join Date: Aug 2005       11-13-2006, 11:08 AM Reply   
so did he have his own board at hyperlite or cwb
Old     (reid808)      Join Date: Mar 2005       11-13-2006, 11:38 AM Reply   
Mark rode for us at RNR Surf & Ski (Hawaii) for just over a year. He was an amazing rider. I always said that he would be World Champion one day. Its a shame that we are no longer blessed. Some of the home video's that I have would blow your mind. He had the art of "Loading the Line" down to a science. Mike Ferraro and Paul O'Brien were the first to showcase Mark's remarkable talent. He will go down in history as my "All Time" favorite rider to watch.


Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       11-13-2006, 11:44 AM Reply   
B Tingey, he was a Hyperlite rider for like two weeks, slept through a Final and as I recall got fired pretty quick. He rode for CWB for much longer and was riding the original Absolute. He was a youngin and did not have his own deck, he would have though. Wasn't he 18 or 19 when he passed?
Old     (mcook77)      Join Date: Feb 2004       11-13-2006, 5:58 PM Reply   
He was 19 when he passed away.
Old     (seven20)      Join Date: Feb 2003       11-13-2006, 6:41 PM Reply   
I'm not going to get into the did mark kenney land a 1080 argument, but the FIRST 1080? I definately don't think so..Parks landed it in '99, and I don't think kenney was doing them then if ever
Old     (wsrwilliams)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-13-2006, 8:13 PM Reply   
Mark told me he landed 9 of them before he passed on. I never saw video but he landed all of his 1080's over a short period so for sure I bet he would be landing 1260's no problem by now.
Old     (johnm_ttu)      Join Date: Jul 2005       11-13-2006, 9:16 PM Reply   
Mark Kenny's riding can also be seen in Type ADD. If you have ever watched this video it really gives you an idea of the kind of energy and enthusiasm he put into his riding. Just wish I could have seen him ride in person.
Old     (c640947)      Join Date: Jan 2005       11-14-2006, 11:13 AM Reply   
my appologies - i did not make the connection to the name. wish he had gotten one on video.
Old     (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       11-14-2006, 7:28 PM Reply   
i don't know why everyone always needs video proof. what if there wasn't a video camera out the day rusty, danny or parks stuck their's? PEOPLE WOULD STILL BELIEVE IT. If you have seen him ride, there is no reason to doubt he landed a 10 PLUS he was a cable rider which if you haven't noticed (jimmy lariche, adam errington) it makes you a very good spinner, and you learn to land blind as easily as landing regular. I BELIEVE he landed multiple 10s before his passing
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-15-2006, 7:37 AM Reply   
Did Mark throw his 10's on the old Absolute shape that he rode?
Old     (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       11-18-2006, 5:26 PM Reply   
A pleasure to watch as he was just coming into consistency and his prime. Rest in peace brother.
Old     (wakedave)      Join Date: Oct 2003       12-07-2006, 12:11 AM Reply   
I put together some time back a short video section of Mark Kenny back in 2000 when he was riding with Parks. You can see it :

He was definitely an amazing rider, both on boat and cable.... RIP
Old            12-07-2006, 9:45 AM Reply   
The kid killed it, way,way ahead of his time.
R.I.P Mark.
There is no doubt in my mind he landed a 1080, more then once.
Old     (damienk)      Join Date: May 2002       12-07-2006, 6:04 PM Reply   
The trick I saw Mark pull that left my jaw hanging on the floor was...I don't know what he called it but I will describe it. It would start out as a massive S-Bend, when he was completely inverted he would then grab the board method, come out of the s-bend holding a perfect hoochie...then right before he landed would turn it to Vulcan. I realize this trick may not be "core" enough for some but it was insane...if someone has a video of this trick I would love to see it again.
Old     (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002 Location: Layton, Utah       12-07-2006, 9:58 PM Reply   
Damien, I think he called that the bee sting? Definitely a sweet trick.


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