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Old    team909            05-10-2005, 11:54 AM Reply   
does anyone ever just take there fins off all together and just ride on the rockers?
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-10-2005, 12:21 PM Reply   
YeS,PeOpLe Do It AlL tHe Time. sOmE cAlL iT "rIdInG fInLeSs" AnD oThErS sAy "WiThOuT cEnTeR fInS," bUt NeVeR "rIdIn On RoCkErS."
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-10-2005, 12:43 PM Reply   
Ahh...leave it Joe......

Old    pappasurf            05-10-2005, 1:05 PM Reply   
I ride finless. It was an adjustment at the begining, but I think it helps you learn to stay on edge better.
Old    Stanfield (stanfield)      Join Date: Mar 2004       05-10-2005, 1:15 PM Reply   
i RiDe On A 2x4 WitH nO fInS aTtAcHeD iF tHaT cOuNtS. iT hAs VeRy LiTtLe RoCkEr ThOuGh.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-10-2005, 1:44 PM Reply   
i OnLy SaId It CaUsE pEoPlE wIlL tRiP oN hIm If He SaId "RiDiN oN rOcKeR." sO iN sEnSe, I wAs TrYiNg To HeLp HiM.
Old    Jamie (yooper)      Join Date: Jun 2002       05-10-2005, 1:47 PM Reply   
that's a hell of a lot of effort to write like that, isn't it?
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-10-2005, 1:50 PM Reply   
tOoK mE fOrEvEr!
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-10-2005, 2:18 PM Reply   
HaHaHaHaHaHa YoU GuYs aRe JuSt MeAn!Lol
Old    clubjoeskier            05-10-2005, 2:37 PM Reply   
tHaT's JuSt LiKe UmAlI...aLwAys LoOkIn OuT fOr ThE oThEr Guy
Old    Kevin Bird (kevin_bird)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-10-2005, 2:40 PM Reply   
and you also have a lot of time on your hands to write like. Mike yeah a lot of boards are made with the idea that you can ride them both ways.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-10-2005, 3:01 PM Reply   
i SuRe Do!
Old    Jonathan Blackburn (player)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-10-2005, 3:39 PM Reply   
i love riding finless, took me a while to realize but its really nice that loose feeling on a buttery day
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-10-2005, 3:53 PM Reply   
You want to ride finless???? Try a Roam board. That's about as finless as you can get.
Old    Baron Phillips (phil06140)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-10-2005, 5:52 PM Reply   
i 2nd that evan.
Old    paul (wakeme884)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-10-2005, 6:47 PM Reply   
ok, now im dizzy readin this thread
Old    Shawn Wilson (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       05-10-2005, 8:03 PM Reply   
WaIt A sEc, ThIs ThReAd Is AbUuT rIdInG FiNlEsS?
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       05-10-2005, 8:24 PM Reply   
I used to ride finless on my old board, makes surface spins easy (possible). I've got a LF Trip 143. I don't use the center fins, but like the edge fins.

(Message edited by bigshow on May 10, 2005)
Old    sbvfive            05-10-2005, 9:29 PM Reply   
What are fins??








Just kidding, but I don't think I've used any in 5 years.....all about the edge control. It forces you to be a better rider. It also sometimes forces you to slip out on a landing and break your face, but ahh, you win some you lose some, right??
Old    team909            05-11-2005, 8:19 AM Reply   
ok joe gald your looking out for me? youd have to be a tool to care that much about calling something the right name thats funny man!
Old    leggester            05-11-2005, 8:44 AM Reply   
Oh please nash! you're 21 and still using mixed caps like a teeny bopper?

And you call Joe a tool?

Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-11-2005, 8:57 AM Reply   
actually his brother is 21. i wouldnt doubt our "RoCkEr RiDeR" to be a teeny bopper
Old    team909            05-11-2005, 9:28 AM Reply   
wow you guys are weak! how do you know what teeny boppers write like when your 46(matt) hahaha get bent man!!
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-11-2005, 9:28 AM Reply   
The funny thing is, unless you are all riding boards from 5 years ago or more, then chances are you do have fins on your board, the only difference is that they can't be removed!

Later,
jjakober
Old    team909            05-11-2005, 9:42 AM Reply   
why is that funny! anyone know what this guy is talking about?
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-11-2005, 9:44 AM Reply   
no, where are the fins
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-11-2005, 9:49 AM Reply   
i guess he's talking about molded fins. still makes no sense. I can the fins off my 04 tfd! what you think about that!!! go ahead, break me off some more not-thought-out wake philosophy...
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-11-2005, 10:05 AM Reply   
As I stated: "chances are you do have fins on your board", note the "Chances are" part, yes there are boards out there without any molded in fins, but the majority of the boards made today have some sort of molded in fins on them. Sounds pretty thought out to me, but what do I know, Iíve only been wakeboarding since 1991. I guess I should leave this kind of discussion to the experts!

Out,
jjakober
Old    Matt (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       05-11-2005, 10:09 AM Reply   
One of these days you will act your age Joe.
Old    Professor (brhanley)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-11-2005, 10:28 AM Reply   
I think what jjakober meant, which happens to be what I was thinking as well, is that a lot of people say they ride "finless" when they are really riding with molded in fins, thereby giving them better traction even without the center fin than many of the boards from back in the day.

For example, I've ridden various forms of the Premier for the last 2.5 years. I've almost never had the center fin in except rare circumstances. That board gives me way more edge hold and is way more stable w/ just the molded in fins than my old Double Up Boards w/ the center fin in. I know this for sure because my Premier just broke and I was forced to go back to the old DU w/ 1.5 inch fins. Sketchy!

I think its "funny" too...seeing people claim "finless" when they have so many "fins", "channels", etc. running under their boards to provide tracking and stability. But, then again, I'm somewhat of an old-timer too (since '90 or '91 too). We must have strange senses of humor..
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-11-2005, 10:57 AM Reply   
jjakober - would you say that you're "RiDiN oN rOcKeRs"? You're old school. have you heard this expression?
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-11-2005, 11:06 AM Reply   
Nope, never heard it before!!
Old    team909            05-11-2005, 11:08 AM Reply   
i cant bealieve this thread has made this much controversy ridin on the rockers is just what me and my buddies call it when we go finless is it that big of a deal?
Old    team909            05-11-2005, 11:14 AM Reply   
hey jjakober nice profile i like you quote(pretty gay man) nice pic too im sure thats you isnt it?
Old    leggester            05-11-2005, 11:25 AM Reply   
Hehehe, My KIDS are teeny boppers!
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-11-2005, 11:26 AM Reply   
pierce, and one of these days, you won't take everything on the net so seriously.
Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-11-2005, 11:35 AM Reply   
Team909,

Thanks, I like your quote also, and I have plenty of scars to prove it!

Last time I checked, that was me in my profile pic and if you look closely you can see that I am "RiDiN On RoCkErS" on my Demented.

Have a nice day,
jjakober
Old    team909            05-11-2005, 11:49 AM Reply   
i will have a nice day! thanks for the info im glad to hear youve got scars that must make you cool or it means u suck im going with u suck

peace Wanker

team909
Old    doctor octagon (dococ)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-11-2005, 12:57 PM Reply   
I'm not feeling much peace.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-11-2005, 1:09 PM Reply   
Hey 909.... You're soft. Cappin on people on the internet is lame. Grow up, take a joke and make what you are talking about clear to other people. I've never heard of "riding on rockers" before, but there are a ton of people here that could give opinions on riding finless.

You want to bash people?..... Go to wakeboarder.com or somewhere children hang out.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-11-2005, 1:12 PM Reply   

quote:

You want to bash people?..... Go to wakeboarder.com or somewhere children hang out.




it's not nice to bash on wb.com when what you accuse wb.com of having, ww has the same things...people are just older here.
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-11-2005, 2:10 PM Reply   
yeah Joe we know your age... 38 going on 12
Old    leggester            05-11-2005, 2:42 PM Reply   
Well, I'll say you do get called more on WB.

Especially if you're are out of line.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-11-2005, 4:37 PM Reply   
Just saying; take it somewhere else......
Old    Ryan Preston (prestone)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-11-2005, 6:27 PM Reply   
do u think ur cool to ride without fins what is the advantage of it, not having as much traction and slipping out i prefer not to ride on them rockers
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-11-2005, 6:59 PM Reply   
With Evan..Take it to wb.com

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