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Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-25-2005, 9:20 PM Reply   
Most people I ride with or others that have ridden with me know I am a board whore. I can pretty much can ride almost any board and make it look like I can ride it but truly I haven't been one with a board sence I rode a super squirt but there is no way I can ride that board due to the knees. It seems like one board will do all my inverts and then another will spin good but I have yet to find one that will do all of them with out working for it. Anyone else feel this way? Also how long have you stayed on a board till you dial it in. Or am I just tripping again?
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-25-2005, 9:24 PM Reply   
1. no board comes with spins or inverts.

2. if you have to get used to a board, or dial it in like you said, it's not the board for you.

3. i usually know after 2 runs if a board's for me or not.

4. yes, you're trippin' again. quit analyzing so much. you'd be a pro by now if you weren't so analytical.
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-25-2005, 9:45 PM Reply   
joe, maybe you just need to come up here and kick my a$$. Just seems like I am still searching for the board and I can't find it. I am looking for a board that has a clean pop that won't kick you back off the top of the wake and is fast to the wake. Plus a shorter board so it dosn't have drag in the air.
Old     (chas)      Join Date: Feb 2002       09-25-2005, 10:08 PM Reply   
Squid, have you rode a balance?

Oh and by the way, Chris went wake to wake and rode it out today. He kicked butt.
Old     (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-26-2005, 7:32 AM Reply   
Have you tried any of O'Briens boards?

The Valhalla, Demented, Natural and Vice are all great boards that offer different riding characteristics. If you haven't found the right board maybe it's because you haven't tried an O'Brien!!!

Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-26-2005, 10:23 AM Reply   
Squid, you're definitely trippin'. No one I know goes through as many boards as you. I usually give a board a week of riding to determine if I really like it. Usually the first time I ride it I'm really pumped to be riding something new. If that stoke stays, then its a good board for me. If it fades I'll keep looking. I am yet to find any board that I absolutely swear by and wont get off.

So far my tops are:

'05 absolute, '04 substance, '02 premier, and '01 byerly.... Those are the boards that I've liked enough to ride for a full season. Pretty sure I'm going into a second season on the Absolute but this time I'm thinking platinum.
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-26-2005, 10:44 AM Reply   
Even, yep thats what happens I get stoked then it dies. Then I also loose tricks them it sometimes. I do keep going back to a substance but its just a little slow and lands hard. I have heard some good things about the LF team I will give that one a go sometime soon.
Old     (audiopro74)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-26-2005, 10:49 AM Reply   
Anytime you want to let me know and you can try out my team. I know its a little long for you but it should still give you the feel for what one rides like.
Old     (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       09-26-2005, 10:51 AM Reply   
Its hard to find that 1 board! That one that you can't live without. Boards will come and go, but I think that everyone has there one true love. I lost my shot at love. For me it was the '02-03 byerly! I had five of them, it was a sad day in my life when I broke the last one. I have a substance now that I love, but if someone made that mold again I would make the switch. I don't care what company it is.

Whats up Evan!! Oct. 8-9! My Houseboat!!!!! You down??
Old     (ccryder)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-26-2005, 11:21 AM Reply   
You know what board is my love. I just wish it wouldn't kill my knees in the flats. It will be interesting to see what it is like on the 140. If you just keep listening to me Squid, you'll figure it out.
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-26-2005, 11:25 AM Reply   
Jim, I hope one of these days it will all come together. So I can ride like I want to but I know with out felling right on a board it wont happen.
Old     (audiopro74)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-26-2005, 11:56 AM Reply   
Jim speaking of the 140, I didn't forgrt. It's in the front seat of my truck as we speak. Come by and get it.
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-26-2005, 11:58 AM Reply   
Ha,haha I am going to laugh my a$$ if you like it Jim.
Old     (mvda)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-26-2005, 12:51 PM Reply   
Squid, Try the LF Team. It was the first board I really really liked after getting off the Necrasson Super Squirt 128. I still have that Super Squirt if you need to borrow it.
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-26-2005, 1:01 PM Reply   
----Sorry Squid, thread hijack----

Hey BG..... Bad weekend, Billy's bachelor party. Otherwise I'd be down for sure. I'm sure we'll figure out a few weekends we can hook up come winter time. Hey, did you get the last two e-mails I sent you last week? Gimme a call.
Old     (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       09-26-2005, 1:17 PM Reply   
Ya, I sent you one back, you must not have got it. I was out of town last week for work. I will give you a call. Later bro
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-26-2005, 2:07 PM Reply   
haha, Matt thats what I have been afraid of. I still have my old super squirt. Man that baby did mobes like nobodys business. I miss that board but you can't ride it on the big wakes now it crashes right threw them.
Old    dukeboy            09-26-2005, 4:05 PM Reply   
Squid-I think the whole board whore concept for you is what makes you Squid. I've known you for 10+ years and I'm beginning to think that you wouldn't be Squid unless you were whoring around with different boards. Plus, your board whoring, really makes a good conversation piece on WW and the wakeboard community. So, take this weakness and turn it into a strength and apply at wakeboard mag or alliance or something equivalent and be a professional board tester. You have years of experience and you probably have faced every wakeboard disease known to man. You're a seasoned veteran.

(Message edited by dukeboy on September 26, 2005)
Old    natxbrotha            09-26-2005, 4:46 PM Reply   
took me about a month to master my board riding with no fins.... went from a 2002 prodigy to a 2003 billy mckee
Old     (gherk)      Join Date: Aug 2001       09-26-2005, 6:52 PM Reply   
Triping for sure. Listen to Joe!!!!!
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-26-2005, 8:10 PM Reply   
ya paul but you chad, and jim love it when I trip. Chad keeps wanting me to trip on a PS3. Can't wait for the shop to open. Its going to say get it before Squid dose.
Old     (tonis)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-26-2005, 8:14 PM Reply   
Squid- you go through boards like I go through Red Bulls (thats a lot!)


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