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Old    Christopher Petersen (christopher)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-01-2007, 4:32 PM Reply   
Well I was over at a buddies house and he was telling me of a cousin or cousin's cousin that was a really good wakeskater. Well he said they we're riding behind a X-Star and that he was throwing back flips and tantrums on a wakeskate and landing them. I just sat there and nodded and seemed amazed. My question is are there any pros out here that are throwing inverts and landing them? It seems to me from my limited skating ability that it would be a very difficult trick to do and land. I'm just curious to see if there is anyone out there that is doing them. I'm a little skeptical of the story.
Old    cosmocat (treycleaton)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-01-2007, 6:54 PM Reply   
Ask them this serious question....Know anything about physics? That would not be possible w/o the board attached in some way, which would not be skating.
Old    Christopher Petersen (christopher)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-01-2007, 8:11 PM Reply   
I did but he tried to tell me that he was grabbing it and letting go right before he landed. That is what made me question it. It would be extremely difficult to reach down and grab the skate and start the rotation at the same time. I'm calling BS but I would like to know if ANYONE can do them?
Old     (kampus96)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-04-2007, 1:45 AM Reply   
i guess if u cut in holding the board it wuld work.but ide rather see a lipslide than a flip.keep skating skating and boarding boarding.
Old    jsimpson7 (jsimpson7)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-06-2007, 4:55 AM Reply   
it is totally possible. it is the same principle as skateboarding.
Old    Josh Wells (goatroper222000)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-06-2007, 6:38 AM Reply   
I dont wkskt but i did see ryan sheckler do a backflip a couple years ago on the Dew Tour.
Old     (ticktock)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-07-2007, 10:06 PM Reply   
its definitely possible but really difficult. there is one guy doin tantrum dock starts with a wakeskate
Old    Brett B. (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-08-2007, 2:35 PM Reply   
thats what we call a shawkboard!
Old    Rebecca Poulos (wakesk8wannabe)      Join Date: Oct 2003       08-09-2007, 2:56 AM Reply   
it's definitively possible. you can do flips on a skateboard. i've taken physics. either you would have to grab the board, or there would have to be a decent amount of friction to get it going. so while extremely difficult, the laws of physics would permit it.
Old    Josh Wells (goatroper222000)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-09-2007, 7:33 AM Reply   
Although Sheckler can flip a skateboard,

Chuck Norris is the only one who can do inverts on a wakeskate.
Old     (bensk8in)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-09-2007, 3:50 PM Reply   
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Old     (bensk8in)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-09-2007, 3:52 PM Reply   
Sorry that didnt work, here is the only backroll on a wakeskate that i have ever seen.

http://www.mywake.tv/viewVideo.php?video_id=213&title=Wakeskate_Back_Fl ip&vpkey=98a37c0f09
Old    Josh Wells (goatroper222000)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-09-2007, 4:05 PM Reply   
Yes..but this is the only REAL invert that can be done on a wakeskate.

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Old    chad goings (chad_wick88)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-21-2007, 10:25 AM Reply   
gator roper your getting pretty good a those cartoons. keep up the good work
Old    Josh Wells (goatroper222000)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-26-2007, 4:01 PM Reply   
Lol...its a good way to make fun of things.
Old    Caleb Rountree (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-26-2007, 6:16 PM Reply   
The only person who has done a true invert is brandon thomas, he did one riding cable off a kicker a few years ago
Old    Josh Wells (goatroper222000)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-28-2007, 5:28 PM Reply   
NO,NO,NO...you must be mistakin..(see above posts)
Old    Robin (robin_holland)      Join Date: May 2006       09-06-2007, 1:00 PM Reply   
http://www.wakeskating.nl/cpg135/albums/userpics/10001/dennis.jpg
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-06-2007, 1:46 PM Reply   
Invert on a skate, huh? You kids should just stick to wakeboarding.
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-06-2007, 6:12 PM Reply   
Just seems like inverts are for snowboards and wakeboards if you try to impersonate wakeboarding on a wakeskate... then whats the point really. Aren't they two different sports?

Robin- That's cool and all... but it looks hideous compared to a big tantrum on a board.
Old    Robin (robin_holland)      Join Date: May 2006       09-12-2007, 10:36 AM Reply   
Yes I agree with you, but I think he earns respect because he slide with one board over the kicker, than trows the Tantrum and landed it on another board who was already in his hand. And that is really sick haha
Old     (kampus96)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-12-2007, 9:10 PM Reply   
wow.quite possibly the gayest thing ive seen.whose up for a raley?
Old     (ticktock)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-18-2007, 8:56 PM Reply   
yeah they are two different sports. but by that logic...everytime you spin on a wakeskate you are impersonating wakeboarding or skateboarding. but a backflip that is done on wakeboards and skateboards should not be done on a wakeskate?

props to brandon
Old    chriscut            09-23-2007, 10:43 PM Reply   
grant: hahaha
Old    Collin (kornhouse)      Join Date: May 2007       11-03-2007, 8:20 PM Reply   
brandom thomas did a backroll off a kicker at o dub a few years ago
Old    Collin (kornhouse)      Join Date: May 2007       11-03-2007, 8:20 PM Reply   
brandon*^^^^
Old    John Avent (wakeskateal)      Join Date: Dec 2005       11-17-2007, 9:18 AM Reply   
brandon thomas jumped off one wakeskate with another in his hand and did a backflip...one of the stupidest tricks ever done on a wakeskate, even he doesnt claim it..the day somone does a invert is the day ill quite wakeskating and go back to wakeboarding..scratch that.. ill start waterskiing

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