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Old     (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-29-2006, 10:42 AM Reply   
Hadnt seen anything on this yet so:,0,1971511.story?coll=orl-home-promo
Old     (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-29-2006, 10:43 AM Reply   
70' jump - sorry, to many numbers here at work...
Old     (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-29-2006, 11:22 AM Reply   
Daaaamn, Can't wait for video of that
Old     (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       09-29-2006, 11:52 AM Reply   
I think the best thing about this feat is that it will be on stunt junkies on discovery. Alot of people will see our sport that have not seen it before. Sounds like the mayor is pretty cool too.

Good luck. I dont even want to think about what coming up short and hitting the landing ramp would look like.
Old     (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       09-29-2006, 1:05 PM Reply   
Also the mayor of Orlando is declaring Sept 30th JD Webb day and giving him a key to the city.
Old     (joeshmoe)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-29-2006, 1:23 PM Reply   
yah, this is what wakeboarding is all about
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-29-2006, 1:37 PM Reply   

Landing on that down ramp is going to be tough, but over/under shooting that could be nasty.

I think this is good for our sport.
Old     (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-29-2006, 3:03 PM Reply   
Gotta agree, I look forward to the video.
Old     (jcv)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-29-2006, 4:04 PM Reply   
I have to think it will be almost identical to the set-up that Danny and Rusty hit in Butter Effect...which is to saw, awesome (especially with a fountain in the middle). The biggest problem JD will have is going too far; it will be almost impossible to undershoot the landing if it's similar to the Butter Effect gap.
Old     (otiswunguy)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-29-2006, 4:07 PM Reply   
35 ft up. ouch. I guess its just like hitting a 70 ft gap on a snowboard though. I can't wait to see it.
Old     (hoosairboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-30-2006, 5:57 AM Reply   
I think this will definitely help wakeboarding get TV exposure. It may not be "what wakeboarding is all about" but this isn't about that. Wakeboarding is all about just going out and doing what you can and having fun.

Then there is the professional and entertainment side. That affects about 30 riders out there (0.1% ?) . This is the kind of thing that bring TV and exposure to that part of the sport. I still believe wakeboarding comps on TV can be successful if produced right. Can you imagine having 35' gaps at comps. Dangerous but definitely increases entertainment value and viewers. GO JD and bring home some bacon.
Old     (phantom5815)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-30-2006, 6:44 AM Reply   
Don't know if any of you have seen Lake Eola, it looks much more like a big pond.
It will give wakeboarding bad exposure if he doesn't make it.
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-30-2006, 7:14 AM Reply   
Nice, but not enough pics for a two page article...
Old     (jdizzle)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-30-2006, 9:27 PM Reply   
just to clear things up the gap was 65ft and the boat was going 28mph. Phantom how would this be bad exposure for the sport?
Old     (nate138)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-30-2006, 9:51 PM Reply   
How long was the rope?
Old     (jdizzle)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-30-2006, 10:09 PM Reply   
The rope was 125ft long
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       09-30-2006, 10:14 PM Reply   
I really don't see how any exposure for wakeboarding, in any environment, could be bad for the sport.

More power to ya JD, can't wait to see it.
Old     (kingskrew)      Join Date: May 2004       09-30-2006, 10:28 PM Reply   
Rider: JD Webb
Photo: Glass Lake
Old     (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-30-2006, 11:15 PM Reply   
Way to go JD. Look forward to seeing it on Stunt Junkies.

Welcome to WW also. Nice to know the big names are lurking and posting every now and then.
Old     (morgs)      Join Date: Nov 2005       10-01-2006, 1:41 AM Reply   
Props gotta out mate - thats totally sick! You have to have big stones to hit something that big.

Congrats JD!
Old     (c4avalanchen)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-01-2006, 6:07 AM Reply   
Pretty sick JD, what was pulling you?

(Message edited by c4avalanchen on October 01, 2006)
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       10-01-2006, 7:08 AM Reply   
Hey JD, what was on your back? Looks like you had a parachute ready or something, haha.
Old     (phantom5815)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-01-2006, 7:35 AM Reply   
There's a video of the jump:,0,2544559.story?coll=orl-home-headlines
Old     (otiswunguy)      Join Date: Apr 2002       10-01-2006, 9:21 AM Reply   
That was sick, I am looking forward to seeing it on stunt junkies.

(Message edited by otiswunguy on October 01, 2006)
Old    atom_ant            10-01-2006, 10:47 AM Reply   
When does it air on tv?
Old     (wakeboardnut)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-01-2006, 11:29 AM Reply   
nice vid, that was awesome JD, congrats!
Old     (fullonsalesgrp)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-01-2006, 12:52 PM Reply   
JD this is Rick From Omen Skates
Congrats man that was sick looks like you could have cleared the center if they could of figured out something with the rope.
I look forward to watching it on TV.
Old     (tantrum20)      Join Date: Nov 2001       10-01-2006, 4:25 PM Reply   
damn, that's too bad I can't save that on my CPU... way to go JD...
Old     (morgs)      Join Date: Nov 2005       10-02-2006, 8:52 AM Reply   
I was sent this today from a friend...not only does it put the jump in another prospective; I really like the caption at the bottom...

Again, awesome stuff JD!

Old     (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       10-02-2006, 9:03 AM Reply   
Ditto what Paul Morgan said - "big stones" dude! Awesome!
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       10-02-2006, 10:17 AM Reply   
That was sick!!!
Old     (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-02-2006, 11:36 AM Reply   
Way to go JD !!! Polk County riders have NUTS !!
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       10-02-2006, 3:41 PM Reply   
Wow, that is freakin' crazy!! Absolutely huge! Nicely done JD and thanks for tuning in and giving us the lowdown!
Old     (buy_hyperlite)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-05-2006, 4:59 PM Reply   
JD is the man... enough said
Old     (marvin)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-05-2006, 7:22 PM Reply   
Guess JD stopped the talk about bad exposure huh?
Awesome!!! Hey are you coming up to Knoxville and riding again this winter?
Old     (captain_542)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-05-2006, 7:51 PM Reply   
how many times did he do it? one picture has the fountain water on and one has the fountain water off. If once wasnt crazy enough he did it again???!?! insane in the webbrain. ha
Old     (tings00)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-06-2006, 7:28 AM Reply   
just think if he was on a ronix, he would have got it his first try and probably would have 1080'd as well.
Old     (buy_hyperlite)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-06-2006, 3:03 PM Reply   
I think he did it 3 times
Old     (sb1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-12-2006, 2:24 PM Reply   
big brass cojones...nicely done my good man.

Im looking forward to seeing the show.


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