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Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-29-2008, 7:52 PM Reply   
What's been the most lame thing to happen to wakeboarding

my vote - wakeboard pants
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Old    Al - Pal (watson_134_lf)      Join Date: Nov 2007       01-29-2008, 7:52 PM Reply   
what?
no way dude, tell me those arnt recent
Old    Mark (mvl)      Join Date: May 2004       01-29-2008, 7:57 PM Reply   
dude, no way, I rocked the Jet Piolet blues for a while back in the day. even wore them at comps. what a tool I was, but if they fit i'd bust out those bad boys yet today.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-29-2008, 7:59 PM Reply   
I remeber shane wearing those in shafted or something... do you still have them?
Old    Mark (mvl)      Join Date: May 2004       01-29-2008, 8:10 PM Reply   
think i gave mine away...got fat. still have another different type of pair, but way fat still for those. but i'd do it and bring it back.
Old    Ryan Siebring (lostkgb78)      Join Date: Oct 2005       01-29-2008, 8:54 PM Reply   
Classic!
Old    Michael O (2007_x2)      Join Date: May 2007       01-29-2008, 9:13 PM Reply   
i would rock a pair in neon colors
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-29-2008, 9:40 PM Reply   
The Wake Kite

That tower extension slingshot gadget that practicaly yanks you into a raley. Shapiro was in the video.
Old    Josh Weitekamp (da_kamp)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-29-2008, 9:52 PM Reply   
what about wake goggles ?

now those are pretty damn ghey
Old    Bradshaw (dmcguirt23)      Join Date: Aug 2004       01-29-2008, 10:21 PM Reply   
Twin tips. Who ever thought that would catch on? pffft
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-29-2008, 10:30 PM Reply   
I think I'd rather be seen in those wake pants than in a full suit with no boardshorts, but either way I'm going to have to insist all cameras be stowed in their original and upright position!
Old    Scott Dearduff (clearlakescott)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-30-2008, 5:07 AM Reply   
guess it is all a matter of preference because I was going to say wearing shorts over your wet suit. Only in wakeboarding does that happen.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-30-2008, 6:41 AM Reply   
f-f-f-f-f-f-F-F-F-F-FASERS-S-S-S-S-S-s-s-s-s!!!!!!!!

They were supposed to help soften the landing but all they actually did was create a pocket of air around your huge dagger fin and make the board super slippery.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-30-2008, 6:58 AM Reply   
"I think I'd rather be seen in those wake pants than in a full suit with no boardshorts,"

same here
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       01-30-2008, 7:18 AM Reply   
why don't surfers or scuba divers wear shorts over their wetsuit?
Old    Spin2Win (spin2win)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-30-2008, 7:23 AM Reply   
no body sees scuba divers. Scuba divers are so ugly they hide underwater. Surfers do on the spring suits.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-30-2008, 7:26 AM Reply   
They're not wearing a vest. Got to keep it proportional.
Old    Richard (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       01-30-2008, 7:26 AM Reply   
"why don't surfers or scuba divers wear shorts over their wetsuit?"

I think the difference is the life jacket. Since surfers don't wear a vest the full wet suit with no board shorts looks fine. Add a vest to that and it looks like you're not wearing any pants.

All this talk about the need for board shorts over a wetsuit because of not wanting to see anyone's package is a bunch of BS. Why? because I don't think anyone's package is going to show through 3mm neoprene in 55 degree water. Can you say shrinkage?
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       01-30-2008, 7:27 AM Reply   
because scuba divers have a helluva lot more to think about than staring at another diver's package.
Old    RJ (wakedv)      Join Date: May 2007       01-30-2008, 7:51 AM Reply   
shorts over wetsuits, vanity insanity!
Old    John Gardner (roverjohn)      Join Date: Dec 2007       01-30-2008, 7:55 AM Reply   
Q: why don't surfers or scuba divers wear shorts over their wetsuit?

A: Three digit IQ's

Wearing shorts over a wetsuit is retarded. If you feel like taking the suit off do you wear another pair of shorts under it?
Old    John Gardner (roverjohn)      Join Date: Dec 2007       01-30-2008, 7:56 AM Reply   
Looking forward to some dope rocking shorts over a drysuit.
Old    John Gardner (roverjohn)      Join Date: Dec 2007       01-30-2008, 7:56 AM Reply   
Hell, Why not shorts over your shorts?
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       01-30-2008, 8:10 AM Reply   
I have worn board shorts over mesh shorts surfing before during a bad case of surf rash. haha
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-30-2008, 8:15 AM Reply   
Why do we grab? Poke? Shift? Ride with style?

Every wakeboarder is concerned with looking good out there. No shorts looks STUPID! That's why.
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-30-2008, 8:23 AM Reply   
you look like a ballerina when you wear a fullsuit and no shorts with a life vest on. it's silly.
Old    John Gardner (roverjohn)      Join Date: Dec 2007       01-30-2008, 8:23 AM Reply   
not on me, I look awesome without shorts.
Old    proho (proho)      Join Date: Aug 2005       01-30-2008, 8:35 AM Reply   
shorts over a full suit is stupid.

are vests really that thick that it makes you look unproportional?? so after your done riding you get into the boat and take off your vest and shorts so you can still be proportional, and put them back on when you want to ride again???
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-30-2008, 8:35 AM Reply   
post some pictures John, let us be the judge of that.

I like the confidence.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       01-30-2008, 8:38 AM Reply   
how come surfers don't want to look super cool and stylish?

ah, the vest thing. so if you don't wear a vest, hypothetically speaking, you don't need shorts?!?

(Message edited by denverd1 on January 30, 2008)
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       01-30-2008, 8:46 AM Reply   
wake pants on your suit anyone?

moving on, i honestly think flex boards are silly. discuss...
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       01-30-2008, 8:54 AM Reply   
Nacho you are right, wake pants to cover up those unsightly wetsuit legs.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-30-2008, 8:56 AM Reply   
tim, get on aim dude. i have a question for you!

as you were.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-30-2008, 9:41 AM Reply   
Are you talking about Roam/Covenant style flex boards, Slingshot/Press type of flex boards or both?
Old    schooledrider (rmcronin)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-30-2008, 9:42 AM Reply   
Back to the topic at hand-trying to make wake bindings look like snowboard bindings.
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-30-2008, 9:49 AM Reply   
I'm a surfer. Boardshorts over a wetsuit is way ghey.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       01-30-2008, 9:52 AM Reply   
slingshot
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-30-2008, 9:57 AM Reply   
Andy, what is the difference between a phaser & a chevron? I thought they both were to try and loosen up the ride by creating turbulence.

Another lame fad that didn't take off (hehe) was the wake sail thing that made your tower like 20 feet tall.

What about honeycomb boards? Gator & Byerly's pro model Flight 69s had a tiny patch of honeycomb in a foam board, because Hyperlite made HC a buzz word.
Old    Soli (deltaridah)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-30-2008, 10:04 AM Reply   
shorts over a wetsuit is a west coast thing!! We just ooze steez.
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       01-30-2008, 10:05 AM Reply   
1. Riding bare chested, no vest...All time #1 gayest trend ever.

2. Bashing raleys, nuclear grabs, etc...

3. Even caring about what other people think is lame...
Old    Jerm I. Side (jermiside)      Join Date: Jun 2007       01-30-2008, 10:39 AM Reply   
the hyperlite "can opener" on byerly boards was a bad trend, or was it a fad? who made that? byerly or the guys that started ronix?
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-30-2008, 10:51 AM Reply   
where do you buy those pants. I would wear them. Maybe not while wakeboarding, but definitely around town.
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-30-2008, 10:54 AM Reply   
nevermind, I just found them. so, how many of these () equals one of these ($)
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-30-2008, 10:55 AM Reply   
I thought the byerly "can opener" thing was cool. I'm thankful that someone tried to change the shape of a wakeboard. At the time, they were beginning to all look the same.

But, I didn't like the way the board rode.

Alright....one of you surfers post up a picture of you wakeboarding with a wetsuit and vest / no shorts. I need a good laugh.

Just playin fellas.
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-30-2008, 11:00 AM Reply   
one british pound is about 2 american dollars, so basically take the price in times 2 to get $.

also, to all the wakeboard pant haters, these bad boys are straight gangster

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Old    WakePowell Chris (epic1)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-30-2008, 11:26 AM Reply   
three digit iq's... funny
that frame on the recent shane, I think, is lame in my oppinion.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-30-2008, 11:29 AM Reply   
Big Heavy

There is a HUGE difference between a Phaser and a Chevron. The Idea of the Phaser was to cushion on impact, The Delta base on the 07/08 O'brien line is the same concept they use on the base of off-shore racing boats. It creates a channel of air through the base of the board to create less friction and there fore speed the board up, not make it looser. Go ride and Natural and check it out for yourself, it has to one if not "the" fastest 3-stage board on the market.
Old    Chris Phelps (cpizzle)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-30-2008, 11:38 AM Reply   
So gangsters wear those pants? Really.
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-30-2008, 11:38 AM Reply   
sarcasm.

though they are dangerously close to mc hammer's parachute pant style....
Old    Nick Farrell (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       01-30-2008, 11:42 AM Reply   
wearing a wetsuite with no shorts is no big deal.....if you got supa swag underneath to show off
Old    K.B.C.            01-30-2008, 11:48 AM Reply   
pickle fork wakeboats

sorry MC guys, had to do it
Old    Seth Pangle (sethenol)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-30-2008, 11:48 AM Reply   
hahaha I thought I was the lamest thing to happen to wakeboarding.
Old    Stanfield (stanfield)      Join Date: Mar 2004       01-30-2008, 12:00 PM Reply   
$20k stereo systems and stripper poles in wakeboard boats.
Old    Josh Busby (joshbuzz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-30-2008, 12:22 PM Reply   
"pickle fork wakeboats "

It's whatever. we can put a couple more people up there because of it, and it's unique without being over the top. just look at all the imitators since we came out with it!!

Tige, MB, even Chaperal lol.
Old    Josh Busby (joshbuzz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-30-2008, 12:23 PM Reply   
at least you're an MC owner makin fun of it lol. At least we can make fun of ourselves!
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       01-30-2008, 12:26 PM Reply   
The word "steeze".
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-30-2008, 12:34 PM Reply   
"Go ride and Natural and check it out for yourself."

Or the 08 Valhalla.
Old    Richard (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       01-30-2008, 12:39 PM Reply   
Not so much wakeboarding, but more so the look of some of today's wakeboarders.....trucker hats worn at an angle and white framed sunglasses.

Sorry, but these are one of those things that 5 years from now those who dig that style now will look back and ask themselves WTF was I thinking?

Kind of like I do when I look at college pictures from 20 years ago and ask myself WTF was I thinking wearing Z. Cavaricci jeans

(Message edited by nauty on January 30, 2008)
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-30-2008, 12:57 PM Reply   
Yea, that frame on the 06 shane. It was really Lame. I don't understand why they would have done something like that. That they stopped that after 1 year.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-30-2008, 12:59 PM Reply   

quote:

trucker hats worn at an angle and white framed sunglasses.




wow, where do you live that they're still doing that?




cavaricci jeans
Old    Richard (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       01-30-2008, 1:02 PM Reply   
"wow, where do you live that they're still doing that?"

There were plenty to be seen at the Ft.Worth Boat Show a couple weekends ago. I'm sure there will be just as many at the Dallas show this weekend.
Old    kyle (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       01-30-2008, 1:02 PM Reply   
When I surf, i never wear boardshorts over my wetsuit, spring or full. You feel much freer out their with no baggies on. When I wakeboard, I will throw boardshorts over my spring suit, but im in south florida and luckily never really have to worry about wearing one
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-30-2008, 1:24 PM Reply   
Thanks Andy, I'd try one if they were in a store, but no such luck. Way back when I bought my LF Free 135. Tony Finn sold it to us at the boat show, he explained their diamond phasers as speeding up the board and clearly Tony emphasized how diamonds are way cooler than round dimples. I bought it, hook line and diamond phaser. I think Tony could sell drugs to the Pope.

Hows this for a fad? Grabs. I mean if Kovak had his way no one would be grabbing. Thanks god that fad stuck.
Old    Josh B (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-30-2008, 1:29 PM Reply   
Board shorts over wetsuits is a very lame trend. Most people laugh at the people doing it now and everyone will be laughing in 5 years.

But ya'll who do it can keep preaching about hating the bulge, skinny legs, or whatever. (I love hearing the silly excuses you guys have for it! )

Steeze was lame from the beginning.

OG was lame from the beginning.
Old    Nickbot (nickbot)      Join Date: Feb 2007       01-30-2008, 1:46 PM Reply   
if i don't wear boardshorts over my wetsuit, the driver can't concentrate due to staring at my handsome bulge...it's a safety issue for me...
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       01-30-2008, 1:46 PM Reply   
Some of the biggest violators of fads are boat graphics. They seem to jump on the fad too late and wait to long to move on to the next fad.
Old    Jerm I. Side (jermiside)      Join Date: Jun 2007       01-30-2008, 1:59 PM Reply   
can opener hyperlite i guess was a fad since no other company copied it to make it a trend. i can see the cool factor for makeing the board look diff from anything else. it just didn't seem really to improve anything.

the current pro rider mustache trend...wtf?
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-30-2008, 1:59 PM Reply   
"Most people laugh at the people doing it now"

Based on the posts to this thread alone, I would you're way off.

I predict the opposite in 5 years.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       01-30-2008, 2:05 PM Reply   
Richard - I agree. The New Era hats with the bill completely straight and the huge oversized glasses. It looks like Flava Flav!

I also don't get why people starting buying skater shoes when they start wakeboarding...and they have never skated in their life. To each his own but it seems strange to me!
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-30-2008, 2:10 PM Reply   
What about the obrien copy cat of the byerly board????? or is no one calling it a copy???

a yer or so or less after byerly's board came out the crook fin boards from obrien came out and are still going strong
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-30-2008, 2:12 PM Reply   
while on the byerly topic.... what about the "byerly hook"?... I mean it is AWESOME when byerly does it but far from awesome when someone else imitates it.


... i am kinda quoting retrospect...
Old    David Miller (otown_dave)      Join Date: Dec 2007       01-30-2008, 2:22 PM Reply   
quote "if i don't wear boardshorts over my wetsuit, the driver can't concentrate due to staring at my handsome bulge...it's a safety issue for me..." quote.

But I bet U and him have fun when you get back into the boat....
Old    Train (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       01-30-2008, 2:34 PM Reply   
"$20k stereo systems and stripper poles in wakeboard boats."

yep. lame. nothing wrong with strippers, but I would rather watch them in the safety of a dark room, and the aroma of peach perfume in the air.
Old    Michael (arizonarider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-30-2008, 2:59 PM Reply   
When its a really cold day and i'm wearing a spring suit with boardshorts over I feel like a badass cause people think i'm just wearing a heater top lol
Old    david (dnp33)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-30-2008, 3:23 PM Reply   
byerly never had crooks...

imo board shorts over short wetsuits is cool. over long ones? it looks rediculous.
Old    Dave Howell (liquidmalibu)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-30-2008, 3:46 PM Reply   
How funny was the throw back contest in Pre-Pop. haha, Shane had his long boardies, Byerly had a Hawiian Shirt. Horrell ended up riding with one binding... Murray had his Mayday gloves on.

No trends are bad, at least once its been tried and has been unsuccessful we can all move on to progressing this sport. I'd rather they try the can opener early and get it out the way... we all know it aint coming back!
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       01-30-2008, 5:24 PM Reply   
sorry in advance to my friends that rock them but helmets while not hitting rails
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       01-30-2008, 5:41 PM Reply   
How about the whole spinning on the rail thing? I dont really like the 1080 across the rail. Now if your transferring or exiting/entering its all good. But while sliding? Press that shizz out yo!!!
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       01-30-2008, 6:01 PM Reply   
yea ill agree with that matt.... unless your doing it undercarraige style where you pass the handle between your legs
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       01-30-2008, 6:14 PM Reply   
Did anyone mention gloves yet?

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