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Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       03-10-2009, 11:47 AM Reply   
Going with some buddies to rip the flowriders tomorrow. Has anyone ever tried a wakeskate at the flowrider? I was going to bring one with me but figured I would ask first so I dont look like a idiot if I show up with it.
Old     (greeeetz)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-10-2009, 11:48 AM Reply   
They won't let you - you have to sign an insurance wavier to ride it, and bringing your own board would breach that policy.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       03-10-2009, 11:56 AM Reply   
But will it work? That is the question. I have been there before and we have and in with the people who run the joint.
Old     (detonate69)      Join Date: Apr 2001       03-10-2009, 12:06 PM Reply   
So just how rich do you think I'd have to be to have my own private Flowrider? Hmmmm.
Old     (greeeetz)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-10-2009, 12:25 PM Reply   
I heard that the base cost of one is just under $1 Million.....
Old     (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-10-2009, 12:40 PM Reply   
Flowrider = A $H|T LOAD OF $$$$$$
Old     (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-10-2009, 12:50 PM Reply   
In terms of physics, I am 90% sure you could do it. You might not even need to attach a rope to the bottom. You might not be able to carve super hard (I am not sure how much water flows over one of those things), and falling would probably suck a little more than falling into a lake/river/pool etc., but it would be doable.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-10-2009, 12:53 PM Reply   
I think it would work but it would be a lot worse than the boards they provide... any sort of reg/molded fin I think would hang up in a second.... maybe like an old Cassette one would be okay.... but turnig would be terrible since the ends are sooooo blunt and square, you need the curve of the tail to get it to track
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       03-10-2009, 1:18 PM Reply   
good point nick.
Old     (mike2001)      Join Date: Feb 2008       03-10-2009, 1:43 PM Reply   
Watch out for the board when you fall off and get kicked back up to the top of it.
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-10-2009, 1:58 PM Reply   
i dont think it will work. there is too much rocker in a wakeskate. also the flowrider boards have an assymetrical rocker similar to a skim board were the tail is almost flat so it is fast enough. the flowrider boards are also narrow and taper quite a bit at the tips so you can go edge to edge the flex also helps. a wakeskate would be really hard to edge on a flowrider because the width would not allow it to roll over.

just use the flowrider boards they are so uch fun and they dont limit you. but the first hour will definitely kick your butt.
Old     (infantryman2oo2)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-10-2009, 6:17 PM Reply   
it's exactly 800,000 for a flowrider after install. However you still have to have a foundation, a building, the water bill and electrical. Average total cost before operating expensense is 1 million. Just incase you were interested. i looked into it once and realized there was no way i was getting one EVER
Old     (clearlakescott)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-10-2009, 8:14 PM Reply   
there is a kid at the flow rider here that is sponsored by them and he wakeskates it all the time
Old     (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       03-10-2009, 9:07 PM Reply   
Nintzel?!?! When are you going? I haven't ridden that thing in over a year. SOO much fun though. Whatever you do though, if you fall and find yourself still standing DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT try to run forward towards the jets. You will find your self flat on your face and popping your shoulder in and out of its socket and out of riding for a few weeks. Worst part is that it was two days before I headed up north for that Push Process shoot. Holding a camera up was a chore!
Old     (lachie_mew)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-11-2009, 1:08 AM Reply   
not wakeskating but still pretty damn cool and crazy.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       03-11-2009, 5:42 AM Reply   
Yo Taylor we are rolling out tomorrow I will call you about roll!
Old     (joeshmoe)      Join Date: Jan 2003       03-16-2009, 5:48 AM Reply   
I have seen modified wakeskates on the flowrider, all bottom edges rounded and no fins, with a smooth flat bottom. They probably work better than the company board made for the flowrider. They best boards to ride are the hand made fiberglass boards that they make up in the wisconsin dells, they also use the hand made fiberglass boards at kalihari in sandusky,oh.


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