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Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-05-2005, 9:28 PM Reply   
Porkchops reminded me of some good times from another post. What company would you like to still see here if it never crashed and its team.

I would of liked to see wake tech still be here.
I know LF has WT founders but the team was killer back then. Byerly, Gator, Randy, Greg, Josh Smith, Collin Wright and Brandon Meek.

Ok, I know get lost old school guy. I am off to go watch my hit and mayday VCR tapes yes I said tapes youngsters
Old     (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       12-05-2005, 10:38 PM Reply   
Squid I miss the old Waketech days.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-06-2005, 3:19 AM Reply   
serum
Old     (wes_can_riders)      Join Date: Feb 2004       12-06-2005, 8:01 AM Reply   
thruster
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       12-06-2005, 8:16 AM Reply   
tubelite
Old     (wakespecialty)      Join Date: Feb 2005       12-06-2005, 8:58 AM Reply   
F'ing FULLTILT - Cobe, Weddington, Horrell, Gaytan
Old     (zuka666)      Join Date: Aug 2005       12-06-2005, 9:31 AM Reply   
Squid, the first time I ever got up behind the boat boarding was on a Waketech uni directional with the sandal wraps (14yrs. ago) behind a fully restored 1972 MC Stars & Stripes... Ahhh, thanks for the memories
Old     (erik_c)      Join Date: Jan 2005       12-06-2005, 9:56 AM Reply   
WOHA WHOA WHOA tubelite went under?
Old     (troyl)      Join Date: Feb 2002       12-06-2005, 10:01 AM Reply   
Sound
Old     (westcoastripper)      Join Date: Sep 2005       12-06-2005, 10:05 AM Reply   
moose
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       12-06-2005, 10:25 AM Reply   
I think moose still makes boards now and again
Old     (dococ)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-06-2005, 12:26 PM Reply   
Mutiny of course, Stinger (made some awesome bindings for their time, and also was ahead of their time on rail design), Core
Old     (detonate69)      Join Date: Apr 2001       12-06-2005, 12:39 PM Reply   
Full Tilt, I'm kinda partial though because the Weddington pro model was the first board I ever owned.
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-06-2005, 12:48 PM Reply   
I had a old Iconn 98 or 99 that was sooooo fast, loved that board.
Old     (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       12-06-2005, 12:59 PM Reply   
I am with David on that one. My first board was the 96' FullTilt Cobe. Still got it! Its sittin on the wall at my Houseboat.
Old     (iamnathanhudson)      Join Date: Dec 2002       12-06-2005, 1:14 PM Reply   
****************FULL TILT*******************
Old    bmanİ            12-06-2005, 2:00 PM Reply   
what about neptune.. they had some sweet boards..

first board ever was the surfstyle Sceptor One.. then the Neptune Six..

impala had a ton of rocker..

Old     (wake4fun)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-06-2005, 2:31 PM Reply   
Neptune Vicious Fishes...wow that brings back some memories...directional boards, poly E lines, wake sandals & cga nylon vests.
Old     (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       12-06-2005, 2:44 PM Reply   
The Impala was a sick board!!

So was the WakeTech Byerly, the baby blue one.

And the Old WT Gator flight 69 that looked like a Gatorade bottle was DOPE!!!
Old     (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       12-06-2005, 2:57 PM Reply   
my first board

Old     (troyl)      Join Date: Feb 2002       12-06-2005, 3:06 PM Reply   
Shouldn't the 95 Connely Blade be mentioned here? It seems like that was one of the first Mass market big name brand board that was in all the shops. I know it caught my eye and made me try the sport.
Old     (troyl)      Join Date: Feb 2002       12-06-2005, 3:11 PM Reply   
Didn't a bunch of the surf names like Rusty and Thruster and Santa Cruz try to make/market wakeboards for a while?
I would have bet on one of those making long run in our sport.
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       12-06-2005, 3:17 PM Reply   
my first board.

my second board.

my third board.

I always wanted a connelly blade though. what happened to NBN??

(Message edited by ttrigo on December 06, 2005)
Old     (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       12-06-2005, 4:50 PM Reply   
Here's an old one we still ride it regularly without bindings.

thryst top
bottom
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       12-06-2005, 5:06 PM Reply   
Missing Neptune (rode the Abyss at Dean Lavelle's), Full Tilt (Cobe's stuff was sick), Wake Tech, more recently BlindSide (have a Session mounted in the garage) & Double Up (Nelson really had a good thing when he owned it)

Anyone remember Insane? Core? How about Millenium (only ever seen on of these in person)
Old     (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       12-06-2005, 5:14 PM Reply   
Nirve?
Old     (partydock17)      Join Date: Apr 2004       12-06-2005, 5:55 PM Reply   
Blindside-DoubleUp

Danny T.
WWW. OKC Board Shop .COM
Old     (westcoastripper)      Join Date: Sep 2005       12-06-2005, 5:59 PM Reply   
who ever made wakeboard pants
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-06-2005, 6:19 PM Reply   
Shane & Andrea Gaytan were sporting them in 96, 97
Old     (wakespecialty)      Join Date: Feb 2005       12-06-2005, 8:35 PM Reply   
Oh Christy you little she-devil you! The Vicious Fishes, green or purple? - Pool Balls anyone? Tie-dyed? Scepter One. Yeah, got a little love for Neptune. Jeff Heer with mohawk, McCaffray with the "Florida Sucks" t-shirt in the mag set off quite a storm.
Old     (wakespecialty)      Join Date: Feb 2005       12-06-2005, 8:40 PM Reply   
Surf Alley anyone? Who was the glass guy in AZ that would glass a scorpion in his boards? Anyone gay enough to have a trick board and a "slalom" board? AAAAHHHHHH Ken Bernard - CLOWN! Can you believe there was actually a slalom event?
Old     (norcalmalibu)      Join Date: Jun 2004       12-06-2005, 8:51 PM Reply   
now that would be something that id want to see a picture of, a scorpion glassed into boards.
Old     (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       12-07-2005, 8:47 AM Reply   
Aka Shane- Jetpilot made them, Murray used to sport them too. I still got a pair, My lil bro sports them sometimes, I think they look sick.

(Message edited by bigpapaf1f on December 07, 2005)
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       12-07-2005, 9:02 AM Reply   
Anyone remember Labal? That was Chad Sharpe's first company... one of their boards also had the sickest graphic ever!!

I miss Origin, I loved my Weddington Pro. How about Insane, you guys remember that guy that did the double S-Bends? Wacky...

Here's that Labal.
Old     (wake4fun)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-07-2005, 9:31 AM Reply   
Wake Specialty ~ The green one and the sad thing is...I don't even remember what we did with it.
Old     (da_moose)      Join Date: Feb 2004       12-07-2005, 1:04 PM Reply   
Moose is still making boards the NEW factory open 6 months ago with out partners.100% all MOOSE
YA NO PARTNERS
Old     (jro)      Join Date: Sep 2002       12-07-2005, 2:16 PM Reply   
Anyone remember the K2 Woody and Cherry? Wake Tech had the same board at the time too it was called the Fatty or something like that.
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       12-07-2005, 2:36 PM Reply   
Moose, I think that Thruster above stole your shape back in '88. I think you might have a legal claim to all their profits since then. Hmm I wonder why their shapes changed... clearly yours are still shredding the gnar.
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       12-07-2005, 2:37 PM Reply   
Stephan,
Old     (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       12-08-2005, 4:14 PM Reply   
This is pretty much the best thread ever!

So many of these companies were sick...

Rusty and thruster did make boards...thruster is one of the original companies, for sure, and made some really interesting boards. Here's a sweet ad I found...

and rusty made boards as well.

Finally, cunning, I actually have a k2 woody (and a few other boards mentioned). I think the wake tech you're talking about is the big daddy. That thing had a spanking nose so you could 180 to "fakie nose slide" (or switch tail, whatever) like greg nelson. He ALWAYS looked sick on that woody...always.

As for my favorite companies..sound was one...I was recently thinking how ill fulltilt would have been, had they stuck around. Also thruster, mainly when erich schmaltz and the old school snowboarders rode them...serum was bad ass, I always wanted one of those boards...soulbound boots--I love them, joe umali hates them (hee hee-jk joe, lol, lmao, rofl, etc, etc, etc. seriously though, just kidding.)

Oh...FRESH WATER TRACTION. That's an important one.

and last but not least, the original double up. There was nothing like it, and there's been nothing like it since. greg had something special about him and that was made apparant with that company...I've got some of my best wakeboarding memories from that double up experience.

oh wait, one more would have to be neptune, ca. 1995-1997. Sweet team, sweet visual imagery, sweet...coffee and long ass shorts. The original NWesters from neptune personified that northwest style and I love that...NBN...music cds...

wake specialty, are you thinking of stuart barton? I don't recall if he was from arizona, but there's a video with him riding behind the cable that was in AZ, and his custom board company was called barton wakeboards or something like that.


(Message edited by electricsnow on December 08, 2005)
Old     (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       12-08-2005, 4:27 PM Reply   
Damn that is a SICK @$$ pic(in the Thruster ad.) Can't do grabs like that anymore!!!
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       12-08-2005, 4:29 PM Reply   
Here's a list of 30 defunct companies to choose from and there are a lot missing from this list. It's amazing how many have come and gone in just 15 years or so.

http://www.wakeworld.com/BoardGuide/Other.asp
Old     (wake4fun)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-08-2005, 4:36 PM Reply   
Iccon...forgot about that one. Iccon Best board...
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       12-08-2005, 4:38 PM Reply   
How on earth could we have gotten this far without mentioning Bad Ass? Top of the list, thanks David.
Old    freerider4            12-08-2005, 5:29 PM Reply   
I loved my bad ass bindings I used to think I was so cool when I was 12 and had those things on my board.
Old    low_key_wake            12-08-2005, 5:42 PM Reply   
huh huh, you said thruster.
Old     (stepintoliquid)      Join Date: Sep 2005       12-08-2005, 7:33 PM Reply   
Fulltilt, Blind Side, and wake tech for sure, who didnt have a flight 69? Is double up down and out yet?
Old     (chris_c)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-08-2005, 8:07 PM Reply   
yup. double up and blindside are dead. to bad
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-08-2005, 9:20 PM Reply   
Chris, DU and Blindside are not dead. 06 they are in AU now. http://wake.com.au/modules.php?name=Boards&id=428&year=2006
Old     (alindquist)      Join Date: Mar 2004       12-09-2005, 5:21 AM Reply   
My first Board...



Wake Tech ruled
Old     (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       12-09-2005, 7:53 AM Reply   
Thats the one I was talkin about!!! I Love that board!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I still had my old Flight 69, I would still ride it! The only thing that sucks is that one, and mine where both 133, I don't think it would work for me anymore.(If you have seen me you know what I am talkin about!)
Old     (da_moose)      Join Date: Feb 2004       12-09-2005, 11:07 AM Reply   
BIG H. Thruster came to me in 88 did some shapes for them ,and thay DID NOT PAY.
So we started are own wakeboard company
"Doc Grinder" if you have the first 2 or 3 mags from W.B.M. you would see our ad.
if you notice MOOSE is not on Dave's list
Old     (partydock17)      Join Date: Apr 2004       12-09-2005, 11:32 AM Reply   
Hey AARON, I have that board autographed by Gator hanging up here at the board shop!

Danny T.
WWW. OKC Board Shop .COM
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       12-09-2005, 12:33 PM Reply   
Moose, i'd like to get a demo on one of your boards. i'm don in so-cal all the time (my dad lives in Newport) and I ride at Canyon & Elsinore fairly regularly. Maybe next summer you can come out to one of Canyon Lake's tournaments or demos. I'll be at all those and seriously I'm down to shred. let me know how we can hook it up!

Not too long ago I took out my LF Free (oatmeal color) out for a set. it was really fun. I'm gonna put some good fins on it & my zeus' and see how radical I can get. I think the boots might hang over the edges...
Old     (melanie)      Join Date: Apr 2001       12-09-2005, 1:38 PM Reply   
These boards are all so jurassic. And here I thought my 1st board, the Honeycomb Juvi with the Transformer graphic and 3" fins was old.
Old     (stepintoliquid)      Join Date: Sep 2005       12-09-2005, 2:37 PM Reply   
My first board was from HO, not even Hyperlite yet. It was big, heavy, and directional. Bought it from Mark Norwell. Its crazy how far boards have come in a little over a decade.
Old    freerider4            12-09-2005, 2:45 PM Reply   
aaron do you still have that board? I would be willing to buy it.
Old     (alindquist)      Join Date: Mar 2004       12-09-2005, 3:44 PM Reply   
Matt, It's hanging on the wall in my garage, It's pretty beat up and holds a bit of sentimental value but $$$ talks...

Danny, that's sweet!! I would love to get mine signed, maybe next time I'm in Naples I'll see if I can track him down. Gator Boards is in Naples right?
Old     (three6ty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       12-09-2005, 4:23 PM Reply   
MUTINY '''

CONCRETE BINDINGS
Old     (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       12-09-2005, 4:28 PM Reply   
Concrete still make boots don't they?

http://www.concrete-inl.com/
Old    low_key_wake            12-09-2005, 4:59 PM Reply   
I wanted a flight 69 sooooo bad,
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-09-2005, 6:15 PM Reply   
Oh ya man how could I of forgot SURFLIGHT wakeboards the only true board that was 4.5lbs.
Also the first honeycomb boards.
Old     (partydock17)      Join Date: Apr 2004       12-10-2005, 9:07 AM Reply   
AARON,

They moved their offices to 16750 Link Ct., Fort Myers, Fl 33912.


Heres my Gator Pro thats hanging on the ceiling.

I think its really wierd that there are only a handfull of wakeboarders here in Oklhoma that even know who Gator is, or who have even heard of Gator. I was really hoping they would bring their bus here.


Danny T.
WWW. OKC Board Shop .COM
Old     (partydock17)      Join Date: Apr 2004       12-10-2005, 9:10 AM Reply   
AARON,

They moved their offices to 16750 Link Ct., Fort Myers, Fl 33912.


Heres my Gator Pro thats hanging on the ceiling.

I think its really wierd that there are only a handfull of wakeboarders here in Oklhoma that even know who Gator is, or who have even heard of Gator. I was really hoping they would bring their bus here.


Danny T.
WWW. OKC Board Shop .COM

Old     (alindquist)      Join Date: Mar 2004       12-10-2005, 3:57 PM Reply   
Sweet, my parents live in Ft. Myers, Next time I'm down there I'm going to swing by and see if I can get him to sign it...

Does yours have the honeycomb core? I was told they didn't make very many of these because they got in trouble with Gatorade, and there is even fewer of the honeycomb ones... Maybe I'm wrong...
Old     (electricsnow)      Join Date: May 2002       12-13-2005, 3:38 AM Reply   
I want to say that the gatorade graphic was only made with their higher end, light weight core. (I can't say if it's pure honeycomb or not, but I believe the byerly pro model was made of the same materials. I own both boards and they both have that honeycomb logo on it.) WT did get in trouble for that graphic, and the production of those boards was very limited...I believe tony finn was able to swindle 1000 boards with that gatorade logo.

I don't know that they were able to produce many of the t-shirts. when they came out, I special ordered some t's through overtons and I got this other freaking gator shirt instead of the gatorade logo (I can only presume that they were not allowed to make that shirt for the public, or again, they were VERY limited).
Old    carlottavaldez            12-21-2005, 3:02 AM Reply   
You can still get a sick battail from those guys. I rolled in there like 6 months ago and was shocked. Molded fin 3 stage with no BullShiz. Balsa core, rides solid. Those guys are the last privatly owned mfg around. mad respect. Anybody know anything about flex pattern?
Old     (hyperlite1622)      Join Date: Aug 2005       12-21-2005, 8:19 PM Reply   
oh ya the old school waketechs are the coolest i still ride mine every once in awhile
Old     (hyperlite1622)      Join Date: Aug 2005       12-21-2005, 8:19 PM Reply   
oh ya the old school waketechs are the coolest i still ride mine every once in awhile

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