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Old     (waterdork88)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-23-2011, 11:51 AM Reply   
Old     (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-23-2011, 11:56 AM Reply   
Dude I've been wanting to see that guy ride for ever... thanks man! Mad respect John A+
Old     (jmuthafnp)      Join Date: Feb 2006       03-23-2011, 11:57 AM Reply   
I have seen John ride a few times at OWC and he kills it. I'm hoping I am able to still do tricks and enjoy wakeboarding at his age. Nice job, keep shredding John!!!!
Old     (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-23-2011, 11:58 AM Reply   
Yeah! Sweet. I'm a fan. Keep rockin' it John.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       03-23-2011, 12:03 PM Reply   
Hell yes!!
Old     (scbrips)      Join Date: Mar 2006       03-23-2011, 12:04 PM Reply   
Didn't expect that. Bad Ass!
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       03-23-2011, 12:19 PM Reply   
Honestly that is one of the most inspiring things I have seen posted on here in a long time. Mad respect for that guy!
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-23-2011, 12:29 PM Reply   
Wow! thanks for the props guys. And John I really appreciate you shooting and putting together this video. I'm heading out there in about an hour to take advantage of 1/2 price night.
Old     (captain_vilfo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-23-2011, 12:49 PM Reply   
hahaha no way thats awesome
Old     (trentj6930)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-23-2011, 1:16 PM Reply   
He just looks old, John is actually only 28, he has just had a hard life! Just kidding, that is pretty awesome You give a whole new perspective on living life to the fullest! Keep riding John that was amazing!
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       03-23-2011, 1:47 PM Reply   
John's the man. I've had the pleasure of riding with him. Somewhere I have a picture of he and I putting back a couple of beers on the bench in the parking lot of OWC. I hope I can rip like him when I'm all grown up. :-)

Hope all is well John! Glad to see that you're still ripping.
Old     (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-23-2011, 1:54 PM Reply   
Nice John! I wish I could rip like that!!
Old     (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       03-23-2011, 4:23 PM Reply   
Way to shred the Knar John !
Old     (beretta5spd)      Join Date: Jan 2010       03-23-2011, 4:38 PM Reply   
that is some sick flow ..... referring both to riding and hair!
Old     (Michael)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-23-2011, 5:51 PM Reply   
Man im going to send this to all my damn EX girlfrinds that told me I couldnt ride forever... and then i dumped them.lol
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-23-2011, 5:54 PM Reply   
awesome john! keep it up!
Old     (cheesydog)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-23-2011, 9:18 PM Reply   
Excellent!

How long have you been riding John?
Old     (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       03-23-2011, 10:13 PM Reply   
man John kills it all the time! I only ride at OWC a few times a year but I think every time I go he's there....shredding. awesome!
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-23-2011, 10:27 PM Reply   
Mark, I started on the wakeboard around 1994. I've done trick, barefoot, and slalom since college up until I started wakeboarding. They're all awesome but wakeboarding has been my favorite almost since I started. If surfing can have old dudes, why not wakeboarding?

Hey Jarrod, I saved that pic too.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       03-24-2011, 7:41 AM Reply   
Nice!!! Good times. We need to get back out there.

I must have been really thirsty; never stopped to take my vest off.
Old     (drewproses)      Join Date: Oct 2008       03-24-2011, 10:37 AM Reply   
Hell yea John! Air tricks and all!!!
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-24-2011, 10:45 AM Reply   
Hey john next time i'm in florida i'll hit you up and we can ride OWC.I don't know how old you are.I'm 51 and still hitting it.I'M not as good as you but i have fun.I took some pics of me at mccormicks the first of march and put them on the FIRST SET THIS YEAR THREAD. I'm the only old dude in there.LOL.
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       03-24-2011, 10:48 AM Reply   
>> If surfing can have old dudes, why not wakeboarding?<< AMEN brother......
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-24-2011, 11:24 AM Reply   
Dope... Keep it up, John.
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       03-24-2011, 11:25 AM Reply   
Way to go John! Still killing it. Love the R2R's in the corner.
Old     (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-24-2011, 11:37 AM Reply   
awesome. gotta show my dad this. hopefully it will further my cause to try to convince him to put down the big-easy slalom ski
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-24-2011, 12:03 PM Reply   
Hey Robert, Looking forward to it. I'm 55, so we aren't that far apart. Heading over to check out the "1st set of the year thread" now.

Jeremy... definitely, if your dad has been skiing for years, there is no reason why he can't wakeboard.

I hope pick up the Raley this year. OWC installed a Sesitec cable and I was able to throw a Raley on it. Now I just need to make the transition. But there's a big difference between the 2.0 and the regular cable.
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-25-2011, 8:32 PM Reply   
Good luck on your raley John.Keep on shreddin it up and representing us experienced wakeboarders.LOL
Old     (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       03-25-2011, 9:48 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by waterdork88 View Post
Holy carp that was one of the most impressive vids I've ever seen. That's really inspiring.
Old     (iRIDEWAKES)      Join Date: Feb 2011       03-25-2011, 10:44 PM Reply   
and humbling....Really though I'm very impressed to see that getting old is what you make of it. Sweeeeeet ridin John! Hope to see you at OWC too
Old     (fgcuwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       03-26-2011, 7:39 AM Reply   
Old man rippphhhfffeer! Throw that man some swag!
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       03-30-2011, 8:54 AM Reply   
Hey John, Harley Clifford posted your WW article on his Facebook profile and gave you props. That's pretty damn cool!
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-30-2011, 9:39 AM Reply   
Wow!!! I 'm really feeling the love

I guess I'd better step it up and keep my worthiness.

Time to go make a friend request...

Edit: LOL, he's got too many friends!

Last edited by fly135; 03-30-2011 at 9:44 AM.
Old     (ClutchIndustries)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-30-2011, 10:51 AM Reply   
John, shot ya a private message.
Old     (skull)      Join Date: May 2002       03-30-2011, 3:09 PM Reply   
Props John. I remember looking at your profile pic years ago and giving you props then and now this...... AWESOME. FYI---- I showed your video to both of my kids (2 and 9) last night and my daughter said.... "he looks like an old Grandpa but can rider better than any of our crew" LOL Keep it up man.
Old     (waterdork88)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-30-2011, 5:56 PM Reply   
John Anderson, I'm so stoked that you and so many others like the video. I just got a gopro. Once I figure out how to use it we should do another video shoot. See you around man.

-John Haile
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-31-2011, 9:07 AM Reply   
Hey Rob, I guess the kids can put some pressure on your crew now, LOL. Thanks!

John, any time you want to shoot some more I'm game. I'll try and step it up with some new stuff.

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