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Old    Kameron Porter (seminolepride991)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-03-2008, 9:18 PM Reply   
dont freak, hopefully this wont start a war over magazines. for christmas my parents said they would get me a subscription to either alliance or wakeboard mag..i dont really kno much about either becaues ive only been ridin for about 6 months. what would you pick
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-03-2008, 9:20 PM Reply   
alliance
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-03-2008, 9:23 PM Reply   
I'd go with Alliance as well although I subscribe to both myself...
Old    alan owen (owenitall)      Join Date: Jun 2007       01-03-2008, 10:18 PM Reply   
i subscribe to both and i like alliance better. it has more articles with the riders and it seems like it just has more substance.

i think wakeboard mag does have better gear reviews though, but it seems like it is mostly ads.
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       01-04-2008, 12:05 AM Reply   
Alliance.
Old    Caleb Rountree (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-04-2008, 1:01 AM Reply   
Alliance, for sure, they are the best.
Old    walt            01-04-2008, 6:40 AM Reply   
You can't go wrong with either one.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       01-04-2008, 8:13 AM Reply   
Go with both if you can but if not just get whichever one is cheaper they're both great
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       01-04-2008, 8:52 AM Reply   
Alliance
Old    David Eggen (dave23)      Join Date: Nov 2006       01-04-2008, 9:51 AM Reply   
The Standerd ftmfw! Not a whole lot of articles, but a ton of pictures.
Old    Train (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       01-04-2008, 9:59 AM Reply   
I agree with david. I know it was not listed as an option, but I would take the Standerd over either of the other ones. I am letting my subscription to alliance run out, and am only getting the Standerd now. well worth the limited amount of issues over the course of a year.
Old    Kameron Porter (seminolepride991)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-04-2008, 9:25 PM Reply   
id kinda like to have some articles lol
Old    Scooter (czap)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-04-2008, 11:48 PM Reply   
Just get all 3! Definetly cant go wrong there
Old    Josh B (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-04-2008, 11:58 PM Reply   
Alliance is more fun and interesting.

But they try to brainwash you more than WBM does.
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       01-05-2008, 10:36 AM Reply   
to me it seems that wakeboarding mag is a catalogue now with a few reviews here and there. kinda went a little too corporate. for example they had a jean review. who really cares to read a review about jeans.
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-05-2008, 10:58 AM Reply   
Get Alliance for more reading content and the Standerd for awesome photos and a couple in-depth well put together articles each issue.
Old    mike (lostmypassword)      Join Date: Dec 2007       01-05-2008, 11:03 AM Reply   
WBM has been pathetic for years.
The gear reviews are all paid advertisements- Classing a Gekko in with the X-1, wakesetter, Nautique, X-2...... C'mon. Maybe I would consider thier opinions as semi-valid if they were not so transparently being paid for opinions.
There is hardly any real content anymore.

I do not care what music the pros listen to. I do not care what cars they drive. I do not care what shades they wear, what clothes they wear, or the board shorts they choose. It has never crossed my mind to care about what energy drink they prefer this week.
I want to know what tricks they are working on, and how they expect to advance the sport.

Sorry bout the rant. Bottom line- if you don't mind a 4-1 advertisement to content ratio, go for WBM.
Personally, I can recreate the WBM experience right here on this very site. I can read a wakeboarding thread, click on 4 of the advertisement banners at the top of the page, and then go to the next thread and repeat.
Old    Clarissa Cervantes (squanta)      Join Date: Dec 2007       01-05-2008, 1:46 PM Reply   
alliance, it has much more content.
Old    gabe (flying_fro)      Join Date: Aug 2005       01-05-2008, 4:02 PM Reply   
Definately Alliance!!! they have an awesome website too www.alliancewake.com
Old    Kameron Porter (seminolepride991)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-05-2008, 4:42 PM Reply   
well from the looks of it alliance is what im lookin for thanks guys
Old    tylyn tapawingo (inty399)      Join Date: May 2007       01-05-2008, 6:15 PM Reply   
THE STANDARD or if you cant get that go with alliance
Old    zach fullwiler (zachfullwiler)      Join Date: Dec 2007       01-07-2008, 10:38 AM Reply   
alliance by far

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