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Old    Russell Lowry (somebuddy)      Join Date: Jun 2009       09-13-2010, 11:34 AM Reply   
You were always a legend in my book, but now it's official! Here's a link to the pics from the Wake Awards. It looks like it was a good time
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-13-2010, 5:59 PM Reply   
it's about time! no disrespect to parks, but how he got it before nellie is beyond me.
Old    Justin Lamoureux (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-13-2010, 7:37 PM Reply   
ditto or is dito
Way to go Greg. My 2nd board was a Double Up. Beauty of a deck.
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-13-2010, 8:55 PM Reply   
Well deserved, congrats Greg.
Old    Train (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       09-13-2010, 9:13 PM Reply   
Originally Posted by dakid View Post
it's about time! no disrespect to parks, but how he got it before nellie is beyond me.
agreed. I do think it had a bit something to do with his little hiatus from the sport though. either way, I am glad he was finally recognized for being the legend he truly is.
Old    mojo            09-13-2010, 11:12 PM Reply   
parks got it because he attacked the sport from every angle and became the worlds most renowned wakeboarder.
Old    Josh (hyperlite)      Join Date: May 2009       09-14-2010, 6:01 AM Reply   
congrats homie
Old    Myke D (breakz77)      Join Date: Mar 2003       09-14-2010, 9:46 AM Reply   
Congrats Nelson!!! As everyone else said it's about time
Old    Forrest (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       09-14-2010, 10:52 AM Reply   
Congrats to G.N.!
Old    Arun Frances (poon)      Join Date: Dec 2001       09-14-2010, 9:15 PM Reply   
Cool to see Nelson getting it this year.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-14-2010, 9:24 PM Reply   
Well deserved Greg, congrats!
Old    Daniel Jarrett (Dj2up10)      Join Date: Aug 2010       09-14-2010, 9:36 PM Reply   
It's hard to find a smoother Indy tantrum....

Congrats Greg!

Oh, and I'm loving my 2010 142 tribute!
Old    SCBrips (scbrips)      Join Date: Mar 2006       09-15-2010, 10:00 AM Reply   
"Had the most fun, definitely watchin' Nelson. He's just the smoothest, sickest rider. Ever." - Randall Harris circa 1998 filming for MayDay.

Nelson has been one of my favorite riders ever since I saw HIT IT! back in '96. He's one of only a handful of riders who truly possess their own style and stand out among everyone else.

Nelson is, without question, a pioneer. For me, one of his greatest accomplishments was Double Up. There was never before a company like Double Up. The company embodied free thinking, focused on making the sport look good and of course having FUN. Just like Greg himself, the company stood out by doing things uniquely.

To anybody that's new to the sport: You need to check out Greg's riding in MayDay ( If a picture is worth a thousand words, at thirty frames per second Nelson's section speaks volumes.
Old    Corey James McKenna (coreym)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-15-2010, 10:05 AM Reply   
Congrats Nelson! You deserve it buddy! There's no one else link you in the industry and I stoked to work with you every day. Glad I could be there to see you get the award and see the whole crowd erupt when they called your name.
Old    wakeyahoo (wakeyahoo)      Join Date: Dec 2008       09-15-2010, 11:37 AM Reply   
Why is it that this is so pointed towards Hyperlite, Ronix had a covenant and all the brands have leather looking snowboard inspired boots (leather on water is ridiculous). And lets not even talk about snowboard graphics being knocked off in our industry (too many to count).
Old    wakeyahoo (wakeyahoo)      Join Date: Dec 2008       09-15-2010, 11:37 AM Reply   
wrong thread I'm sorry
Old    Greg Nelson (greg_nelson)      Join Date: May 2009       09-16-2010, 4:25 PM Reply   
Hey Guys,

Thanks for the kind words, the Legend award was a huge deal for me and receiving it has got me more and more pumped on our sport. All of the current Legends deserve the honor and the order really isn't that important. I'm definitely looking forward to having a couple more of the crew added to the bunch.

Thanks again,



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