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Old     (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: SF Bay Area       08-04-2008, 9:25 AM Reply   
Not sure if you all have seen this, but seen it this weekend and thought Id share.
In case you forgot how big Darin goes, check it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeA-Sys08eg
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-04-2008, 9:32 AM Reply   
Was that speedball off the wake? I never saw the double up rollers. It is fun to watch Shapiro, he has a great aggressive riding style.
Old     (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-04-2008, 9:36 AM Reply   
His riding has definitely improved from the 12 honky days. His style looks a lot better than what people give him credit for.
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       08-04-2008, 9:38 AM Reply   
Wow, that was crazy! The crow he did was HUGE. The Speedball was off the double up.
Old     (flyingdutchman)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-04-2008, 9:51 AM Reply   
OMG that was straight up ridiculous. Awesome vid's as always from shapiro
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       08-04-2008, 9:59 AM Reply   
that was some sweet riding... im diggin the aqua wagon in there... lol that was a CLEAN speedball when i think of the other ones i've seen in other videos as far as the landing goes
Old     (nsolis220)      Join Date: May 2007       08-04-2008, 9:59 AM Reply   
dope he rips hard and has some cool style the boardshorts are def adding to the style
Old     (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-04-2008, 12:35 PM Reply   
Here is another new one:

http://www.wakeboardingmag.com/article.jsp?ID=1000063658
Old    murrayair            08-04-2008, 1:53 PM Reply   
Miguel, how recent is that vid?
Old     (malibususpect)      Join Date: Mar 2003       08-04-2008, 2:01 PM Reply   
he will always be the man
Old     (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: SF Bay Area       08-04-2008, 2:02 PM Reply   
not sure - just saw it for the first time this weekend. Looks like hes riding a LF. So must be pretty recent.
Old     (jbarber3orange)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-04-2008, 2:17 PM Reply   
Correct me if I'm wrong, but on the video that jjakober posted was he rotating the board over the rope on some of those spins? Or am I just seeing things.
Old     (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-04-2008, 2:33 PM Reply   
Yes, over the board. One of them is his Orbital 540 and I think the one at the end is a new one he recently came up with.
Old     (blind)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-04-2008, 2:38 PM Reply   
JMB your not seeing things its called an orbital 5..................I think?
Old     (jbarber3orange)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-04-2008, 2:45 PM Reply   
Unbelievable. It looks like he is really close to catching the rope with the board on that speedball too. Really a great rider that takes tricks to the fullest. I also notice he's riding the lyman 135 in the second vid. Nice
Old     (skatehawk11)      Join Date: May 2008       08-04-2008, 3:04 PM Reply   
how come i could never get my team 134 up in the air that high????
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-04-2008, 3:06 PM Reply   
Looks like his back is doing better, he was charging as hard as ever in the last video. It has always impressed me how much spray and water flies when he edges.
Old     (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       08-04-2008, 3:11 PM Reply   
That vulcan was the biggest trick i have ever seen. The pop he was getting was insane!!
Old     (morgs)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-04-2008, 3:18 PM Reply   
Throwing hammers...straight up!
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       08-04-2008, 3:36 PM Reply   
Thats some crazy shiat right there!!
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-04-2008, 5:50 PM Reply   
Damn, that was massive... In that Russia vid he makes the wake look huge, guess he is a pretty small guy but flying high for sure. Madness.
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-04-2008, 6:51 PM Reply   
30 something and still has mad game, looks like he could compete on the tour right now. I've had the good fortune to see some speedballs in person, impressive.
Old     (riverratboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-04-2008, 7:06 PM Reply   
He has Huge Pop. Thats the advatage to being 5ft tall and buffed. The Wake looks HUGE next to him. Poping him effortlessly and floating everything. still gots it!!!!
Old     (clearywd)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-05-2008, 8:02 PM Reply   
Sweet video. He is a classy guy and he definitely still has it.
Old     (batman)      Join Date: Nov 2001       08-05-2008, 8:52 PM Reply   
Shapiro is like a pit bull on steroids. Strong, smooth, and always a surprise!
Old     (power_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2007       08-05-2008, 8:59 PM Reply   
i found that vid awhile ago and it still makes me crap a brick when i see how clean and big every trick is... i dont know why he doesnt compete anymore?
Old     (mattfla)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-06-2008, 4:01 AM Reply   
Darin has progressed the sport more than anyone in history. He has so much power in his riding.
Old     (rmcronin)      Join Date: Aug 2002       08-06-2008, 8:09 AM Reply   
...and remember he was going that big behind a direct drive in the 90's. In my book, the biggest air rider of all times. It used to kill the other pros how he dominated the pro tour, but could do absolutely anything when freeriding. His rewind spins are total sickness.

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