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Old     (quickpilot1010)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-30-2007, 5:14 PM Reply   
Out of all the companies who do you think has the best pro wake team judging by competition, style and personality?
Old     (bwog21)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-30-2007, 5:18 PM Reply   
style is hands down the LF team
Old     (oopsds92)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-30-2007, 5:57 PM Reply   
forsure style goes to LF
Old     (sancho)      Join Date: Mar 2006       04-30-2007, 6:31 PM Reply   
Style goes to LF, Personality goes to Hype/Byerly, and comps Ron1x all the way.
Old    murrayair            04-30-2007, 11:29 PM Reply   
I would say Hyperlite or LF has the best overall teams. The two best contest riders are on Ronix, Parks and Danny.
Old     (dooie)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-01-2007, 2:24 AM Reply   
are you talking about board,boats or appeal? because you could have team liquid force,team fox or even team malibu?
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-01-2007, 6:34 AM Reply   
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-01-2007, 6:40 AM Reply   
I would give style to team LF, up and comers to the CWB crew. They seem to get exposure for some younger and more unknown riders.
Old     (lfshane132)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-01-2007, 6:40 AM Reply   
vote number 4 for LFs style..
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       05-01-2007, 6:52 AM Reply   
Now Now, eveybody knows that the O'brien team is the best around!}
Old     (foxrepdc)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-01-2007, 7:25 AM Reply   
The Fox wake team has it covered....talented vets and the best up and comers around.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-01-2007, 7:52 AM Reply   
Hype, O'Brien, and Ronix are all pretty even now for contest ability.

O'Brien: Watkins, Sanders, and Dallas. Daniel and Josh both give Harf and Parks a run for their money. In 2006 they ruled.

Hype: Rusty (Nothing more to say) Also JD, Rathy, and Murray. Shaun has proven that he is still there to win.

Ronix: Harf and Parks. Again...needs no explanation.
Old     (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-01-2007, 7:55 AM Reply   
Shaun Murray brings more to the table than anyone. He may not have been on the poduim alot lately but he is so personable. I think he makes hyperlite's team the best.
Old    wakejjboard12            05-01-2007, 8:08 AM Reply   
i'm with sancho... style LF for sure, Personality HYPE, and comps RONIX
Old     (jusstty)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-01-2007, 8:48 AM Reply   
Ronix for comps, Lf style, Hyperlite/Byerly attitude.
Old     (jman)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-01-2007, 8:50 AM Reply   
There is no one better who best represents the sport than Shaun Murray.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       05-01-2007, 10:10 AM Reply   
Team Hydroslide!

Old     (mcwakerider)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-01-2007, 11:08 AM Reply   
No one mentioning CWB?

Andrew Adkison?
Old     (captain_542)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-01-2007, 3:06 PM Reply   
the Monster team

(Harf, Shane, Watkins, Marquardt, Watson)
Old     (mcwakerider)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-01-2007, 6:46 PM Reply   
Oakley team...

Lyman, Adkison, Rathy, Blodget, Amber Wing, Dallas Friday, Meagan Mcneil
Old     (mike_gilbert)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-01-2007, 7:07 PM Reply   
Old     (sancho)      Join Date: Mar 2006       05-01-2007, 7:11 PM Reply   
ok, ok, lets think this one out if we are speaking of board teams i am sticking with my original. But if its just a team. Style is LF, contest would be Monster, Personality goes to Oakley
Old    xtremebordgurl            05-01-2007, 7:15 PM Reply   
don't forget about Malibu- Grubb, friday, sharpe, lyman, nunn, ... I'm sure I'm missing others
Old     (steve_jones)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-01-2007, 8:03 PM Reply   
Actually, Shaun just took a podium spot. Big props for the old guys!!
Old     (mkrueger313)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-01-2007, 8:09 PM Reply   
my vote goes to hyperlite
Old     (lfshane132)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-01-2007, 8:43 PM Reply   
Bess Marina you missed Randy Harris for malibu. and the wakeboard camps team has style- Ben Greenwood, Keith Lyman, Amber Wing, Bo Burton, Mehgan McNeil, and for wakeskating theres Aaron Reed and Danny Hampson. DVSs team has style too
Old     (arizonarider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-01-2007, 9:05 PM Reply   
my vote goes to hyperlite aswell
Old     (twitch)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-01-2007, 9:27 PM Reply   
Personality... i would have to say hands down CWB...
Old     (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-01-2007, 10:09 PM Reply   
blair what has happened to you lol but seriously....ronix...small team but all have had huge impacts on the industry
Old     (mcwakerider)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-01-2007, 10:10 PM Reply   
if your going to talk about boat companies...

Mastercraft- shane, parks, andrew adkison, rusty... Style, Contests, Personality
Old     (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-02-2007, 5:55 AM Reply   
MasterCraft like he said ^^^
all those riders plus Zane that has more experience and knowledge about the sport than most, gives you a very well rounded and talented team.
Old     (bigjackamo)      Join Date: Aug 2002       05-02-2007, 6:34 AM Reply   
Uhhh Mastercraft???, CC has Murray, Byerly, Harf, Watson, Webb, Soven. No style, no contest or no personality there....
Old     (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-02-2007, 6:40 AM Reply   
Uhhh didnt say anything bad about CC riders there... Phil, just what I thought about MC's team. CC's team riders are all cool guys although Soven is a ****, the rest of the team is top notch.
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       05-02-2007, 8:15 AM Reply   
Fox by far! Harf, Parks, Murray, Rusty, Dallas and the list goes on.
Old    wakejjboard12            05-02-2007, 8:17 AM Reply   
soven rides for malibu
Old     (hoosairboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-02-2007, 8:23 AM Reply   
It would be cool if they had team competition on the tour. Each board company could have 4 or 5 pro men, 1 Jr men and 1 pro woman. Or use your whole A team and take the top 5 scores. Except Pro men should count for more than Jr Men. First place in Jr men should not be as much as first place in Pro Men, so maybe they get 1/2 points.
Old     (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-02-2007, 8:30 AM Reply   
I think a MFG competition would be awesome. Boards or Boats or both would be cool.
Pro and otherwise.
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-02-2007, 8:39 AM Reply   
Kind of like the team challenge back in the day. Didn't WakeMag put that on? I remember it as one of the first "freeride" comps to come around.
Old     (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-02-2007, 8:59 AM Reply   
its hard to match LF's style, with shane's rail technique, lyman's general hugeness, an soven s technical laundry list of tricks.

ive met webb, rathy, and murray and they are all class acts, so hyperlite takes personality,

and Ronix takes the podiums definantly.
Old     (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-02-2007, 9:02 AM Reply   
Maybe WW should put together such an event. What do you say Dave?
Old     (hoosairboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-02-2007, 4:18 PM Reply   
Come on Dave. Let's do it. Let's track the teams for the PWT. Board and boats. A rider can score points for both. Use the same points they get for placement- 100 for 1st, 90 for 2nd, etc. They are listed in the rule book on PWT site. Men only since women are only at 2 stops. Take the top 5 scores for each team. Track each stop and season totals. Think how much fun it would be watching the CWBs agonizing when Hyperlite Team beats them.
Old     (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       05-02-2007, 4:25 PM Reply   
cwb, has a very young team...
Old     (hoosairboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-02-2007, 4:29 PM Reply   
So last week would have looked like this from the final 12 riders

Hyperlite- 310 pts

Liquid Force- 240 points

CWB- 150 points
Hanson- 75

Ronix- 90
Errington-90 points

Just an example. You would go back and take 5 riders scores from each team. Would you count Hair? He rides Hyperlite but I don't think he is on the national team.
Old     (arizonarider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-02-2007, 5:03 PM Reply   
Quote: although Soven is a ****

Just wondering how come a lot of people seem to dislike Phillip Soven. I have only seen him ride so I have never even heard him speak, so just wondering if i missed something.

p.s.: how do you quote someone properly
Old     (lfshane132)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-02-2007, 6:04 PM Reply   
yea please explain to me why you don't like soven...he is my pick for the next person to pull a ten.
Old     (jpk)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-02-2007, 9:31 PM Reply   
Fox Riders co. has the strongest wake team. Murray, Friday, Harf, Malinoski, etc.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       05-02-2007, 10:10 PM Reply   
Double Up 1996!
Old     (teamvaldez)      Join Date: Apr 2003       05-02-2007, 10:39 PM Reply   
Also on the Hyperlite National team,, jacob valdez with 100 more points for HO!

I also am partial to the Quiksilver team of Ben Greenwood, Colin Harrington, Jeff House and Jacob Valdez, and the newest member, Vandall, pretty good team!!
Old     (hoosairboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-03-2007, 5:29 AM Reply   
I meant Hair wasn't on A team not national. I only included pros cause we were talking about pro tour and only pros ride there. Jacob did smoke the boy's division.

I also made a mistake in the calculations. Bonifay, Watson and Webb only scored 51 points for 9th place, I gave them 6th place points. That gives Hyperlite 291 and LF 202. Watkins scored 75 for OBrien.
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Old     (teamvaldez)      Join Date: Apr 2003       05-03-2007, 8:24 AM Reply   
sorry roger, I was still on the wake games scores, my bad!!
Old     (ssteele013)      Join Date: Feb 2006       05-03-2007, 8:29 AM Reply   
Car Ramrod.. For Sure
Old     (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-03-2007, 11:08 AM Reply   
Hyperlite's up and comers are going to be amazing with Valdez and Jimmy LaRiche. Jimmy next to Rusty just might be the most talented rider on hyperlite's team. On the cable side of things, Hyperlite just picked up Marc Schuster (local Rixen Rider) and he is arguably one of the best cable riders in the world right now and is only 17. Remember folks, Rixen is where Jimmy learned all of his skills, and once Marc starts getting behnid a boat, Hyperlite is going to have another unbeatable boat rider. Adam Errington is going to be Ronix's star. The cable is going to bring out a new flock of awesome riders because the kids become so diverse, they have no switch or regular. I got serious into the cable my freshman year in college when i was away from home and had no boat to ride behind down here in south florida and have watched all of these kids develop into amazing wakeboarders. The crazy thing is that these young kids have only been riding for 3 or 4 years and got as good as they have. If i remember correctly, Jimmy rode his first Jr. mens contest only 6 months after riding boat. Everyone should check out They have some awesome cable and boat vids of these kids and you guys will really be amazed!!
Old     (hoosairboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-03-2007, 4:12 PM Reply   
I thought Jimmy road with Ferarro?
Old     (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-03-2007, 8:50 PM Reply   
he does, but he is from west palm, ferraro on the weekends
Old     (lostkgb78)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-03-2007, 10:42 PM Reply   
Hey Billy,
If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all.

"choose to be optimistic, it feels better." - Dali Lama
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       05-04-2007, 8:27 AM Reply   
I dont know about that, Jimmy LaRiche being behind Rusty in the second spot, when you have Murray and J.D. on the Hype team as well.
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-04-2007, 12:24 PM Reply   
Jeff, I was thinking the same thing, but I have to say Jimmy was scary good at Wake Games last week.
Old     (hoosairboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-04-2007, 1:44 PM Reply   
That was a little over the top but that just a little home cookin.
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       05-05-2007, 7:11 AM Reply   
I hear you Randy, Jimmy can ride, no doubt about that.
Old     (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-07-2007, 7:47 AM Reply   
Compared to the other riders, Soven is very cocky and big headed in my opinion. Although he is very talented.
Old     (easyrider)      Join Date: Oct 2003       05-07-2007, 9:07 AM Reply   
Old     (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-10-2007, 3:27 PM Reply   
Ryan needs to set the crack pipe down this thread is great.
Old     (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-10-2007, 3:27 PM Reply   
although that is a great picture to post on a bad thread.
Old     (teamvaldez)      Join Date: Apr 2003       05-10-2007, 4:37 PM Reply   
Yea, I snatched it for myself to pull out when needed.
Old     (easyrider)      Join Date: Oct 2003       05-10-2007, 5:22 PM Reply   
thats the only reason i posted it, i just stole it myself and HAD to post it somewhere! i love it!
Old     (wakeboarder843)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-10-2007, 9:09 PM Reply   
My vote is for Fox and Mastercraft


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