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Old    Toby yeo (toby_yeo)      Join Date: Feb 2006       12-28-2006, 4:18 PM Reply   
come on, lets hear it people.

toby
Old    JONb (jonb)      Join Date: Oct 2003       12-28-2006, 4:23 PM Reply   
Because it is fun. I havent found anything that can compare to being at the lake all day w/a bunch of friends.
Old    Dave W (njskier)      Join Date: Jul 2005       12-28-2006, 4:49 PM Reply   
I was a die-hard slalom skier, but without a course and flat water it got a little boring. Only so much you can do on a slalom ski.

Enter wakeboarding.......no longer is it crowded on the boat (thanks to v-drives) for lots of friends to come along. Always fun watching each other ride, trying that next new trick. Smooth water is still the best, however if it gets rough there's always wake surfing or just rafting-up in a cove somewhere.

Road trips are fun, too. Take all your friends along and try that new lake or waterway. Take some great pics (ride a tube on a short line while someone boards, great action shots!)

Pretty much no limit to the fun you can have wakeboarding. (don't forget wakeskating also)
Old    Erik (nils_lars)      Join Date: Jun 2006       12-28-2006, 6:17 PM Reply   
Ill second that , fun with friends cant be beat
Old    kylie-logan (kylielogan)      Join Date: Apr 2006       12-28-2006, 6:20 PM Reply   
b/c i can't waterski. nah, j/k. it's b/c it doesn't snow here in the summertime. i swear i have adult A.D.D. ... always gotta be doing something.
Old    Tyler Curran (tylerc)      Join Date: Jun 2006       12-28-2006, 6:33 PM Reply   
Because my ass looks great in boardshorts
Old    Chqwakeboarder (chqwakeboarder)      Join Date: May 2006       12-28-2006, 7:39 PM Reply   
B/c there is no feeling in the world comprable to launching of a crisp wake and touching down on glass in the dead of morning.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       12-28-2006, 7:52 PM Reply   
because wakeboarders get all the chicks
Old    Brett Wilson (firedawg)      Join Date: Oct 2006       12-29-2006, 12:08 AM Reply   
Why do i wakeboard? Hmm, There's nothing like being out on the water with family and friends spending a sun-soaked day laughing and having fun. A very close second is hitting the wake, making the perfect launch, legs extended, getting the desired pop, flying out into the flats and hitting the water with the softest of landings. Re-grip the handle only to do it all over again. Meeting new friends here on WW and out on the water is another... Happy New Years to all WW viewers... Thanks Dave for a great site, we all appreciate your hard work and dedication to the sport.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       12-29-2006, 12:32 AM Reply   
When people ask me what's so great about wakeboarding, I always tell them it's because even if you take the wakeboarding out of wakeboarding, you're still left with a day on the water in the sun with great friends. What other sport out there allows you to toss out the main component and still have a blast?
Old    Bryan (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       12-29-2006, 1:09 AM Reply   
why do i wakeboard? well do i even really like it? lets see... i ride in the delta once a week in the dead of winter until i cant even start the boat my hands are so cold. oh ya i would rather make my boat payment then my moregage. i spend countless dollars on gas. havent even sold my 06 v215 and already dreaming up my order for an 07 23lsv. my chick and her friends in my boat half naked. all the boyz sippin cold bud. perfect glass. sticking a clean backside 360 indy. the smile on my face every time i wipe down my boat after a session. seeing whos stereo is loudest. going to the boat shows. reading mags. and my favorite of all wasting countless hours of my life on wakeworld because im afraid i might miss the next heated topic. and you know what, i wouldnt trade it for anything in the world. so i guess i do like wakeboarding. happy new year WW much love from S.C.
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       12-29-2006, 6:02 AM Reply   
Post of the week Tyler.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       12-29-2006, 7:14 AM Reply   
In addition to all the reasons mentioned above, its my "release" from the world. Nothing but the relaxing sound of the board cruising on the water -- and a splash of horsepower -- as I consider my approach and what to do when i'm weightless. mmmm. winter sucks.
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-29-2006, 7:21 AM Reply   
I like to wear speedos and wakeboarding gives me that opportunity.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       12-29-2006, 7:27 AM Reply   
<bluuh> i just puked a little
Old    Byrd (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       12-29-2006, 7:44 AM Reply   
All of the above, but also, Its much more...

The challenge of the sport, the feeling of landing that trick for the first time, the look on your friend's faces in the boat when you just did something stylish and/or big, the escape from the world around me, and last but not least, it makes this 37 year old body feel like a kid again....
Old    kevin mcginty (kmcginty)      Join Date: Sep 2005       12-29-2006, 9:18 AM Reply   
because gas money is burning a hole in my pocket
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       12-29-2006, 9:19 AM Reply   
Because if I didn't wakeboard, it would make the 2-3 trips to wakeworld everyday kind of weird and unexplained. I am with Dave, even if you took the wakeboarding away, it would still be a great day on the water with friends. A good day on the water lets me clear my head.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       12-29-2006, 9:29 AM Reply   
Dave I agree but snowboarding could be fun if we only build a snowman.
Old    Kraig Kaiser (kraig)      Join Date: Dec 2002       12-29-2006, 10:04 AM Reply   
Because I have to piss my money away somewhere!!


No, really it's because in this sport women wear less!!
Old    Kevin Denbroeder (stepintoliquid)      Join Date: Sep 2005       12-29-2006, 10:35 AM Reply   
Im with Ian, its for the chicks!!


Nothin is better than a day out on the water with friends and family.
Old    Arun Frances (poon)      Join Date: Dec 2001       12-29-2006, 12:45 PM Reply   
I don't really wakeboard much anymore, but when I was riding a lot, it was for fun.
Old    Brian White (eustace)      Join Date: Nov 2002       12-29-2006, 1:58 PM Reply   
Yeah itís the lifestyle thing
Old    Ron (dcranium)      Join Date: Mar 2006       12-29-2006, 6:35 PM Reply   
Because single/slalom skiing was too damn tiring for an old geezer like me! I can ride for about 10X longer than skiing. And no matter what, being out on the boat beats the heck out of the time I used to spend on the golf course. (friends/family like boarding more than golf.)
Old    Jamie Lokken (wakechic06)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-29-2006, 8:59 PM Reply   
Why NOT wakeboard is the question
Old    Trace (woundedknee)      Join Date: Apr 2002       12-29-2006, 11:04 PM Reply   
I tried it, got hooked, now I just can't stop.
And I definitely agree with Byrd too.
Old    Red C5 (peterc4)      Join Date: Aug 2005       12-30-2006, 1:46 PM Reply   
Becuase my wife and kids won't let me sell the boat so I may as well do it.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       12-30-2006, 3:48 PM Reply   
Its one of the few sports where everyone can enjoy it too. You can't bring family and friends to a skatepark or MX park and expect them to enjoy it as much as you. Snowboarding comes close, but everyone is seperated from each other.
Old    Ridin Dirty (duffy)      Join Date: Feb 2006       12-31-2006, 7:48 AM Reply   
Because the voices in my head tell me to....
Old    Jeremy Freeman (bucnoles)      Join Date: Jul 2005       12-31-2006, 9:13 AM Reply   
So I can hang out with The Sarge.
Old    Lizrd (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       12-31-2006, 3:47 PM Reply   
I wakeboard for the guys.
Old     (midwesty)      Join Date: Aug 2003       12-31-2006, 4:38 PM Reply   
Ten Hut!
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-01-2007, 4:18 PM Reply   
Just feeling The Pull of the Boat! And buttering the wake!
Old    Dante (hal2814)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-02-2007, 7:41 AM Reply   
It's a good workout that's actually fun. The only other sport I enjoy this much that gives me a good workout is racquetball but that requires a proper court and a similarly skilled opponent. It's something non-participants enjoy and the boat requirement makes it easy to do other things while out there (fish, ski, just enjoy the lake, or even tube :-) ).
Old    Dan Lennox (woohoo)      Join Date: Jun 2006       01-02-2007, 9:54 AM Reply   
Why do I wakeboard? I do it because it's the best release from stress of normal life. Your with friends and family, and you can go out there and just not worry about anything besides that feeling of riding on perfect butter.
Old    Pottsy (pottsy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-02-2007, 10:07 AM Reply   
because there is so much you can do with it. It never gets boring. Theres always something new you can do with it and it relaxes me.
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-02-2007, 10:39 AM Reply   
It's the only exercise I want to do that will keep me fit.
Old    Danny Laird (dhands88)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-02-2007, 2:22 PM Reply   
Cant beat boat full of girls and your there just to drink beer. I always gotta be the guy who has to go bigger than everone else, just how i role. oh yeah then you get the chickeees.
Old    Josh Wells (goatroper222000)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-02-2007, 5:57 PM Reply   
because theres nothing like beating everyone else out on the water only too find your riding perfect water thats slick as glass and the feeling you get when you hit the wake and know it was perfect and you get the biggest air of your life and the feeling of landing that one trick that you've been workin on forever. theres also that look on spectators faces, you know, when you go really big and they give you that face like you just ran over their dog w/ a lawn mower. lol. Its just the best. Go Big or Go Home.
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-03-2007, 11:39 AM Reply   
Cuz skiing aint cool no more.
Old    WakePowell Chris (epic1)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-03-2007, 1:21 PM Reply   
its my anti drug

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