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Old    Jerm I. Side (jermiside)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-09-2008, 8:05 PM Reply   
Just came across this after watching the old Shapiro speedball vid.

Mark Kenney was way ahead of his time. Peace bro!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGZAqnClj4Y
Old    Adam (blindmnkee3)      Join Date: Aug 2001       10-09-2008, 8:23 PM Reply   
Ahh the great WakeTV.

That was some unreal riding coming from 2001-2002. The Indy Tant2blind off the double up at around 3 minutes in was just nasty. Way ahead of his time. Thanks for posting
Old    malibu (malibuboats4)      Join Date: Sep 2008       10-09-2008, 9:00 PM Reply   
how did he die?
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-09-2008, 9:05 PM Reply   
Kenney threw down. He would have pushed the sport so much further if he had been given the opportunity. I know I read somewhere that Mike Ferraro said that he was probably capable of 12's all those years back. Somebody correct me if I am wrong, he had a rare flesh eating bacterial infection.
Old    Stew (aussie_stu)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-09-2008, 10:18 PM Reply   
was a reaction to prescribed drugs

RIP kenney
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-09-2008, 10:58 PM Reply   
Stew's right, my bad. Here is the article. http://www.wakeworld.com/news/2002/kenney16.asp I am not sure where I picked up the bacterial infection idea from.
Old    Justin Lamoureux (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       10-10-2008, 5:55 AM Reply   
Thanks for the post...1080...maybe, I could see why there are claims
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-10-2008, 6:25 AM Reply   
Always a joy to watch that clip, sad day when we lost Kenny! I remember picking up WB Mag and the had a tribute to Mark of him hitting the biggest DU I ever seen. RIP Bro, thanks for pushing the sport!
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-10-2008, 9:23 AM Reply   
love watching that clip! Mark was sick rider for sho! RIP homie!
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-10-2008, 9:30 AM Reply   
a ripper fer sur...
Old    Jarrod Corby (showmedonttellme)      Join Date: Mar 2008       10-10-2008, 9:45 AM Reply   
someone put the clip on waketv or something please!!! youtube is blocked by Big Brother here at work.
Old    Tyler (lseghatch)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-10-2008, 10:07 AM Reply   
Seemed like he had an awsome head on his shoulders too. This is my first time hearing of him and I would've loved to meet the guy. RIP Mark
Old    Forrest (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       10-10-2008, 10:08 AM Reply   
Mark Kenney ripped.....

Jocko (Wake TV) ruled....

Ahhh the glory days of wakeboarding.....
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       10-10-2008, 10:41 AM Reply   
Best rider ever IMO.
RIP Mark.
Old    kyle (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       10-10-2008, 10:56 AM Reply   
Kenney was all time, only the good die young. I wish there was more of his riding to watch on the web. I have definitely seen every clip of his available many many many times. He was so diverse in his riding, far and away the best cable rider, and getting to be if not the best boat rider. I see so much of him in Nick Davies it is scary. What people don't realize is how little boat he has gotten to ride in comparison to the guys he is now riding against. This kid IS the next Mark Kenney (if that is even possible).
Old    kc700            10-10-2008, 11:00 AM Reply   
Wow. I had heard of him but never seen any footage. That was incredible. Every trick is HUGE. It would have been cool to see how much further he could have progressed if he was already at that point years ago.
Old    Dave W (njskier)      Join Date: Jul 2005       10-10-2008, 1:13 PM Reply   
Wow that dude could throw down!
Nice tribute at the end of the video.
Old    Wesley Jenks (xh2o13)      Join Date: Oct 2008       10-10-2008, 2:10 PM Reply   
Mike F. drove the boat when Mark landed two 1080's in a row... Amazing!!! all you pro's out there-watch this video that was 2001 step it up. I got a chance to meet Marks Aussie friend sry bro i'm bad with names, in NC at Adam Feilds Tournament. They have similar style n crazy volcans. My good friend just died and I got to take two sets the afternoon after his service. RIP Chris Caddell and Mark K. I'm going to keep ripping because of guys like you who motivate me to be a better man.
Old    Matt (ncsuuh)      Join Date: Jan 2007       10-11-2008, 8:15 AM Reply   
Was Kenney living up on Lake Gaston? Does any one know?

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