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Old     (cali_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       12-28-2006, 1:29 PM Reply   
Why is it in wakeboarding that we spell it Melan instead of Melon like in skating and snowboarding. This is what i have found, now what do all of you think?
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       12-28-2006, 1:39 PM Reply   
cuz we're real

kidding. its from melancholy. nothing to do with fruit

(Message edited by denverd1 on December 28, 2006)
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       12-28-2006, 1:44 PM Reply   
Yeah, I think you've just seen a lot of misspellings of that particular term. It's misspelled way more often than it's spelled correctly.
Old     (cali_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       12-28-2006, 1:51 PM Reply   
But ok im still lost though. I know it from the word melancholy, but why is it spelled different? I looked everywhere and only in wakeboarding is it spelled with an "A" and not an "O".
Old     (flux)      Join Date: Jun 2003       12-28-2006, 1:59 PM Reply   
Old            12-28-2006, 2:07 PM Reply   
What up Travis? How it be in Cali?
You workin on any new Vids?
Old     (cali_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       12-28-2006, 2:21 PM Reply   
Ya i get that part of the word but honestly check out other sites (beyond wakeboarding). All my co-workers gave me a hard time because thats how i spelled it and when we looked it up we found that only in the wakeboarding world did it spell it with an "A".

my question is which one is right. All the skaters/snowboarders i know spell it melon.

Jeff -

Yo buddy, Cali is cool, just a lil nipply but not too bad. How is it out there? As for videos, im not going to say to much but ya i got some ideas
Old     (flux)      Join Date: Jun 2003       12-28-2006, 2:24 PM Reply   
I only do tindy grabs, both wake and snow, with a tailfish here and there, so I really can't answer properly.
Old            12-28-2006, 2:28 PM Reply   
Its frikin cold out here in Texas, but the shop is kickin A so all is well.
hope you are having a great holiday season.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       12-28-2006, 2:58 PM Reply   
tailfish is THE grab for '07. If you don't grab tailfish you can't ride behind my boat.

nice profile pic flux
Old     (cptoafficiency)      Join Date: May 2006       12-28-2006, 3:49 PM Reply   
I've heard it's "melancholy" spelled long; "melon" spelled for short. No real "reason" for the difference. Where's Electric Snow when you need him/her?
Old     (nj_alex)      Join Date: Aug 2002       12-28-2006, 3:55 PM Reply   
If you're going to grab tailfish you may as well grab smellan too!
Old     (flux)      Join Date: Jun 2003       12-28-2006, 4:32 PM Reply   
Way to be Nacho, ROCK THE TAILFISH, ROCK IT HARD. I may have to get a PA system for the boat to urge riders into bastard grabs. I'd also like to hear people shouting it out when they own it.

Thanks for the compliment.

Nosencholy anyone??
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       12-28-2006, 11:06 PM Reply   
hey flux that pic on ur profile looks like buena vista. yea or nay?
Old     (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       12-29-2006, 2:20 AM Reply   
I've wondered why it's spelled "melon" as well, and I'd love to know the "real" reason (outside of speculation). It is probably due to misspellings from way back when (since the root is "melancholy"). My old skate mags from the late 80s have it spelled "melon" as well. So you know, it's not like it's anything recent.

Her. It's her, by the way.
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       12-29-2006, 2:51 AM Reply   
It's very confusing because everyone knows that "electricsnow" is a boy's name! :-)
Old     (proho)      Join Date: Aug 2005       12-29-2006, 9:43 AM Reply   
ya and there are no girl chefs and a girl shouldnt possibly no so much about skateboarding so e-snow is either male or a robot.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       12-29-2006, 9:45 AM Reply   
- or have +25 year old skate mags
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-29-2006, 10:02 AM Reply   
electricsnow doesn't know the answer? what the heck's goin' on here???

Old     (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       12-29-2006, 1:17 PM Reply   
Joe, I'm so sorry to fail you. :-)
Old     (jhilltn)      Join Date: Jul 2004       01-01-2007, 6:42 PM Reply   
skateboarders can't spell
Old     (maliburider456)      Join Date: Nov 2006       01-01-2007, 7:04 PM Reply   
to my calculations who cares
Old     (fbroen)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-01-2007, 8:05 PM Reply   
And btw, is it "Electric-Snow" or "Electrics-Now"? My girl always claimed "Snow", but I always read it as "Now". I suspect she is right tho, lol.
Old     (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       01-01-2007, 11:04 PM Reply   
I'm gonna go with misspelling.


Short for "melonchollie grab", the Melon Grab is a Backside Air where the legs are twisted so the front knee touches the board while the board is brought up behind the skateboarder. It is not done very much in its standard form, but Mathias Ringstrom does a Lien Melon (frontside version) in nearly every contest run.


Q. Dear Tony,
Whats the difference between a lien air, melon, and bs air? they all look the same for some reason but i can never distinguish one from the other.

A. Backside Airs are the same as Melon Grabs, but you are supposed to straighten your front leg to make it a Melon (short for "Meloncholy" - the original name for the tweak). A Lien Air is a frontside Melon (Melons are backside by default).
Old     (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       01-03-2007, 1:25 AM Reply   
taylor, I do! (care, that is.) So to my calculations...I guess that means that your calculations suck. "OMG, JK!!! LOL, ROFL!!!"

FB, it's electric-snow.


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