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Old     (magellan)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-05-2005, 8:44 AM Reply   
I love originality...

Old    blind5            09-05-2005, 9:02 AM Reply   
and liquid force is the ultamite king of that.
Burton Fish, they also stole the discription.
Burton Subjekt
and who knows what else
Old     (magellan)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-05-2005, 11:57 AM Reply   
HL as well. Look at the new Era and the new Dominant I believe.
Old     (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-05-2005, 12:32 PM Reply   
there is a snowboard w/ the exact same griffin that is on the murray boards
Old     (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-05-2005, 12:33 PM Reply   
graphics aside....the ps3 is an amazing ride
Old    blind5            09-05-2005, 2:41 PM Reply   
it is just a graphic at lease hyperlite isn't doing it with boards and names
Old     (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-05-2005, 7:20 PM Reply   
The most logical answer is that it is the same artist designed both graphics. I have a boogie board that I bought in south padre with the old premier graphics (the samurai) I thought it was a bit weird but couldnt pass it up.
Old     (wallaced)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-06-2005, 12:12 PM Reply   

Why does everyone automatically assume that the wakeboard companies copied the snowboard company? I do believe that the PS3 came out in stores around the same time as the Blunt (maybe even sooner). Apparently we both (Burton and LF) were inspired by the same art style when we created the boards. Burton, LF, Hyperlite, Ride, K2, etc... we all look outside of our industry to see art trends that are happening... sometimes we see the same trend and utilize it simultaneously. It may look like duplication, or copying, but it's really just us liking the same art styles.

As for the claim that we copied the name Fish from Burton... that's not correct. Have you surfed before? There's a style of board called the Fish. It's used be EVERY surfboard brand in the industry. That is where we got the name, and I'm assuming that's where Burton got it. Terje and the guys that designed the Burton Fish, surf, as well... I'm sure there thinking was the same as us. It's all the same... shorter and wider... more surface area, yet quicker turns. We all surf and we all surf on Fish's, so that's where our idea came from. If that's a crime to take a concept from surfing that we all like and put the concept into wakeboarding, than we're guilty... sorry about that.


Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-06-2005, 12:32 PM Reply   
at least liquid force doesn't steal molds, then put their name on the board and say they came up w/ the design.
Old     (wickedride)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-06-2005, 4:10 PM Reply   
who did that hella dirty
Old    blind5            09-06-2005, 7:55 PM Reply   
You mean the squirt?

not steal the molds but the other companies sell them.
Old     (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-06-2005, 9:34 PM Reply   
if you wanna get cheap and talk about copying you may as well say LF, CWB, DU, Obrien, and Gator all stole too....the original was hyperlite if im correct...

(Message edited by shavis on September 06, 2005)
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-06-2005, 9:49 PM Reply   
LF is the OG of wakeboarding. Jimmy and Tony started it all with the skurfer. And on a side note HL took badass molds and turned them in to the premier. They Told Herbie that molded fins could not be done and said it wouldn't work. Now look at all the boards and what they are based on. Herbie never got the respect he should of got. He was also the first with the split lace up bindings. He just didn't have the $$$ to back him and HL ran him over and took advantage.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-06-2005, 11:07 PM Reply   
there's a company out there that stole a design and marketed it as their own. no, the mold wasn't sold to said company.
Old     (lukewtwt)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-07-2005, 7:24 AM Reply   
Skurfer = first production "wakeboard," but really more like an oversized plastic slalom ski that you rode sideways.

Redline = hand-shaped "wakeboards" made by Jimmy Redmond, much like the original HO Hyperlite or a really small version of a modern wakesurfer, made to be ridden with no boots/bindings/straps (like a wakeskate or wakesurfer).

HO Hyperlite = first production (meaning mass produced) neutral bouyancy, compression molded "wakeboard," which is the type of design we all ride today, with the obvious differences of twin tips and other new technology.

Several people have made MAJOR contributions to technology that has put our sport where it is today. Herbie Fletcher had awesome designs, and when Hyperlite "borrowed" one of them for the original Premier, that was dirty. The poetic justice is that Hyperlite changed Herbie's design for the worst before bringing it to production, so the original BadAss 135 rides MUCH better.
Old     (lukewtwt)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-07-2005, 7:28 AM Reply   
We would all be better off if the chants of "Gimmick!" and "Thief!" would subside and people could try whatever they are interested in, and decide for themselves, without others trying to put down one company or another for one reason or another.
Old     (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-07-2005, 7:34 AM Reply   
alll i am saying is the 1st "wakeboard" was HL...
Old     (whirlynuke02)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-07-2005, 8:42 AM Reply   
the only thing i dont like is how jstar/jobe took the premier mold, highback boots, byerly boots and who knows what else from hyperlite (dvnt,insight and lyman boots). For some reason that just annoys me that they can just change the colors, put their name on it and sell it, but i guess thats just business for ya.
Old     (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       09-07-2005, 8:46 AM Reply   
You do realize that Hyperlite and Jobe are owned by the same parent company...right?
Old     (rootc)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-07-2005, 8:58 AM Reply   
Not only owned by the same parent company, but they are manufactured in the same building with the same people doing the work using the same machines and the same tools. Hyperlite = Jobe.
Old     (magellan)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-07-2005, 9:00 AM Reply   
Jobe is in Costco now. Thats awesome. Lyman has to be stoked.
Old     (hymaeringo)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-07-2005, 11:16 AM Reply   
the wakeboard market is relatively small and space at the top is hard to come by. sorry but LF is all about function and innovation through rider driven trial and error. I highly doubt that byerly was supportive of what they did to one of the most evolved and proven boards in the HL lineup. they fixed it till it broke IMO and that alone is a representation that HL is about #'s instead of actual performance. It the trend that I continually gather from HL over the years is "who cares how it rides as long as it outsells the competition." do you really think parks or byerly even like their boards?!? prolly not as long as they sell they will continue to strap it to their feet and endorse.
Old     (dococ)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-07-2005, 12:26 PM Reply   
Whirlynuke, that profile pic is awesome!
But I gotta say it pisses me off when GMC copies a Chevy truck, slaps their own name on there and sells it for a profit. Just feels wrong to me, but hey, that's business!
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-07-2005, 12:29 PM Reply   
apparently, luke's the only one that knows i wasn't talking about hype and jobe.
Old     (kybool)      Join Date: Aug 2004       09-07-2005, 12:59 PM Reply   
so who are talking about then Joe? c'mon give us the dirt.
Old     (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-07-2005, 4:59 PM Reply   
ringo do you realize what you just said.....and yes i do think parks and byerly like theyr boards...the byerly is still highly evolved and one hell of an advanced board...same w/ the parks....all wb company build theyr boards through trial and error...and if HL boards didnt function people wouldnt buy them.....i own both an LF and HL and they are both amazing....
Old     (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-07-2005, 5:00 PM Reply   
didnt LF rip off the original skurfer????
Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-07-2005, 5:15 PM Reply   
Old     (dococ)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-07-2005, 5:16 PM Reply   
Old     (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       09-07-2005, 5:27 PM Reply   
Kellan - Sometimes I wonder about the things you say. Do some research before you type.

Tony Finn co-founder of Liquid Force and Wake Tech, was also the founder of Skurfer.
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-07-2005, 7:29 PM Reply   
Ya I also wonder if It was Wake Tech or HL that came out with the first production board. I know they are very close. I also know Wake Tech was way ahead of HL back in the day. LF is still ahead of HL in makeing new products.
Old     (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-07-2005, 8:52 PM Reply   
it was a question but i know looked it up....i thought because the original skurfer company was called skurfer....what i didnt know was that Tony Finn ran that company.....that is why i asked...
Old    jayp            09-07-2005, 10:19 PM Reply   
What's the big deal about the graphics being similar? The first thing I thought was that there was perhaps some collaberation. Perhaps the same person did the graphics. I don't know. Graphics don't make the board ride any different.

And the PS3 is too good of a board to worry about graphics.

(Message edited by jayp on September 07, 2005)
Old     (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-07-2005, 10:45 PM Reply   
jayp: nuff said....
Old    wakebmxer            09-08-2005, 6:10 PM Reply   
so who ripped off who Joe?
Old     (brinks)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-09-2005, 8:27 PM Reply   
I think Joe is talking about an old thruster shape
Old     (premierwake136)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-10-2005, 7:40 AM Reply   
has any one used the burton blunt because im thinking about getting one
i ride mostly park and some backcountry
Old     (bmfb)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-10-2005, 7:56 AM Reply   
the blunt is basically a dumbed down version of the dominant. not as stiff but still pops good, feels comfortable switch, and pretty stable landings. feels good on rails and such. i've only ridden park with it, so don't know about the deep. guess this is snowboard thread material.
Old     (premierwake136)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-10-2005, 8:28 AM Reply   
yeah thanks cuz im eather getting the blunt or the dominant but my friend has used a dominant in deep snow and he said it sucked
Old    vcamper            09-10-2005, 10:09 AM Reply   
Joe are you talking about GB and the Ricky G shape?


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