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Old     (redsupralaunch)      Join Date: Aug 2002       04-26-2009, 3:17 PM Reply   
I was really excited to see 3 competitors throw down S-Bends at Board-UP. I have not seen them in a long time but I think they are so stylish compared to just a glide.

Who got to name that trick?
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-26-2009, 3:43 PM Reply   
S-bend was invented by Shannon Best back in the day. I'd say it was in '96 or so.
Old     (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-26-2009, 4:10 PM Reply   

soo... "S" possibly paying dues to "S"hannon?

change two letters on "Bend" and you can make "Best"

Old     (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       04-26-2009, 4:19 PM Reply   
Jeremy, yes for the S part and no for the bend part.
Old     (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-26-2009, 4:24 PM Reply   
Old     (rmack)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-26-2009, 4:30 PM Reply   
I was told by Gerry Nunn, that it is called the "s" bend because.... (and don't hold me to the story because it's been a while)

The "S" stand for the rear of a toilet bowl where it s's into the main drain. And if you didn't land the trick that you were in deep Sh-t or not landing it would be the same as getting flushed.

Again it's been a while, but you get the general idea
Old     (roughrivermike)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-26-2009, 5:18 PM Reply   
I thought it must have been invented by someone from South Bend Indiana. Go Irish!!!!
Old     (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       04-26-2009, 8:15 PM Reply   
Let me guess one of the S-bends was from Jeff Weatherall?

How did Jeff & Brad Smeele go?
Old     (wsfkusel)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-27-2009, 11:23 AM Reply   
I heard the same thing. That part of the toliet is called a S-bend, and if you donīt make it, it will suck you down like a toilet. Actually, I think that was a wakeboarding trivia question a couple of years ago at the other wakeboard site.
Old     (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       04-27-2009, 12:50 PM Reply   
I heard that Adam Fields won!! I bet he came out with a Vulcan!
Old     (lostkgb78)      Join Date: Oct 2005       04-27-2009, 2:03 PM Reply   
I believe the S-Bend is from an Australian toilet but could be wrong.

Best invented it in 95

Maybe Best can step away from his rock star kite life and comment...
Old     (wsfkusel)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-27-2009, 2:26 PM Reply   
Didnīt Shapiro do it first and then named it for Shannon?
Old     (razorjaw)      Join Date: Jan 2003       04-28-2009, 3:22 AM Reply   
Yep. In Australia the back part of the toilet is called an s-bend. And knowing the Australian sense of humour, Rmack's probably right.
Old     (redsupralaunch)      Join Date: Aug 2002       04-28-2009, 5:54 PM Reply

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