Simple here guys... What would you all be doing if you had a chase boat every time you rode and a crew watching your every move...? I am sure that would sway some of your opinions on wearing a vest. Remember what a pro does is not the same as what WE are all doing during our riding time!
Hey C.I.E if you hold the 2nd most WW posts ever, wouldn't that make you the guy that wasted more time than everyone except for one other person on this site? Now who has a lot of time on their hands? I do think we have beat the vest thing to death though.
Rod, you're damn right I'm embarrassed. We're sullying the name of one of the best representatives/rolemodels in our sport based on one video...even though it's the only time I've EVER seen him ride without a vest...even though his explanation behind it is pretty sound. If trying to defend Sharpe from the Wakeworld nannies makes me "hysterical", I guess I am. I'll defend a person's rights until I'm blue in the face, even if I don't agree with their actions. Plus, Chad is on the short list of wakeboarders I wouldn't mind kids looking up to, but this thread has made him out to be another reckless idiot.