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Old     (focker)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-04-2007, 10:00 AM Reply   
I feel like I've asked a lot of nostalgic questions around here lately so I'll keep the trend going. Does anyone here remember Christy Smith? This is actually someone's user name on here which reminded me of her. This chick was doing hs handle pass mobes in competitions back in the late 90's/early 2000. I actually googled her name and found her on top of the "1998 Pro Water Ski and Wakeboarding Tour Standings". Never really knew to much about her but remember seeing her on ESPN years ago and thinking it was crazy she was doing hs handlepass mobes (which to my knowledge no girls are even doing today, much less in a comp). Anybody know why she disappeared?
Old     (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       10-04-2007, 10:08 AM Reply   
I remember her, she rode for O'Brien and she was good!

Don't know what happened to her though.
Old     (pimp131)      Join Date: Aug 2003       10-04-2007, 10:29 AM Reply   
From what I have heard she decided to take on the family path, and has started a family. Kinda hard to do Hs handle pass mobes while you are 9months pregnant.
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-04-2007, 10:38 AM Reply   
but i would pay to see that....
Old     (wakemetoday)      Join Date: Mar 2006       10-04-2007, 11:04 AM Reply   
Yes, she was the first female to do a mobius in competition. EXCELLENT RIDER!!! She would help judge the Arkansas INT riders when she wasn't training but, like Alessandro said, she took the the family path. I would say anyone who was wakeboarding in the late 90's and early 2000's knew the Smith family. They are some of the nicest people you'll ever be fortunate enough to meet.
Old     (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002 Location: Layton, Utah       10-04-2007, 12:09 PM Reply   
I will second what Ronnie said, the Smith's are some of the nicest people around. Christy was super cool, glad to hear she's doing well.

David, I think it's a different Christy Smith that has the username on WW.
Old     (board2death)      Join Date: Apr 2006       10-04-2007, 12:14 PM Reply   
Doesn't she live at Canyon Lake and involved with CLWC?
Old     (nauty_tique)      Join Date: Nov 2005       10-04-2007, 12:43 PM Reply   
Sounds like a, "Where are they now" story for Mr. Williams!
Old     (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       10-04-2007, 2:05 PM Reply   
I was transplanted to Arkansas about 3 years ago and hear stories of her awesomeness. Apparently she and Jeremy Baker were the bomb on our lake when they rode out there...Jeremy still is when he rides.
Old     (wake4fun)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-04-2007, 2:50 PM Reply   
I met her years ago at a wakeboard contest my kids rode in. She is a very nice girl and my kids thought it was cool we had the same name. She was hanging out and cheering on the group of competitors from Arkansas.
Old     (big_brandon)      Join Date: Dec 2005       10-04-2007, 6:40 PM Reply   
Christy Smith and Robert Southworth rock!!!!!!!
Old     (jon_a)      Join Date: Feb 2003       10-04-2007, 9:39 PM Reply   
I see Christy every year at the boat show with her family. She sort of keeps quiet but still checks out all the new product. I've met her once and she seems like a very nice person.
Old     (teamvaldez)      Join Date: Apr 2003       10-05-2007, 6:38 AM Reply   
Oh my gosh, another person that loves Robert southworth. What the heck is going on with that kid. He had such talent as a kid and a great attitude.
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       10-05-2007, 9:53 AM Reply   
What about Sam Owens???
Old     (clay_fraley)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-06-2007, 4:19 PM Reply   
Haha, the last time I saw Christy and Robert was forever ago, she was supposed to come out and help me on some more mobes a few months ago but something came up. But yea Christy as far as I know still live here in Arkansas but not sure about robert
Old     (fropappy)      Join Date: Feb 2002       10-08-2007, 9:01 PM Reply   
I saw Christy at the Boat Show in Little Rock this past Spring. She seemed a little embarrassed that I recognized her. She was enjoying the show with her family.
I used to ride with a group at Monroe back when Robert Southworth was just a kid. I wonder how many inverts he mastered before he was 4 feet tall?
Old     (fropappy)      Join Date: Feb 2002       10-08-2007, 9:02 PM Reply   

Even at this size he could already kick my butt...

(Message edited by fropappy on October 08, 2007)
Old     (mcfly)      Join Date: Jan 2002       10-09-2007, 8:05 AM Reply   
Glad to see Robert and Christy's name pop back up on the forum. Those were the days!

Marty McFly
Old     (pearsonville)      Join Date: Feb 2002       10-09-2007, 8:20 AM Reply   
No one commented on Sam Owens... she was going big like the guys along time ago... I think she had some knee problems... but who doesn't riding at that level. Hello Marty.
Old     (mcfly)      Join Date: Jan 2002       10-10-2007, 7:32 AM Reply   
Aloha, Joe! I hope all is well!

Marty McFly


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