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Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       07-15-2014, 5:48 PM Reply   
It's been 10 years since he's competed on the Pro Tour, but he's back and definitely competing. He's also run into some legal issues the last few years, but has gotten through it and is looking forward. I know you all have lots of questions for Darin, so I'm going to leave it up to you to question him. What would you ask him?

Last edited by wakeworld; 07-18-2014 at 12:05 PM.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-15-2014, 5:57 PM Reply   
How does it feel to whip up on those young bucks?
Old    Corey Shidler (CRS_mi)      Join Date: Jul 2011       07-15-2014, 6:30 PM Reply   
When is the Ronix Shapiro board coming out?
Old    CIREboardshorts.com (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       07-15-2014, 8:16 PM Reply   
How does his training regimen compare now at 40 to when he was 20?
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       07-15-2014, 9:26 PM Reply   
How has the wake community received his return after his troubles? In a positive, negative or mixed way? How he feels about the new PWT format? And where does he see wakeboarding as an industry in 5 years?
Old    Aric Brabec (aricsx15)      Join Date: Jan 2014       07-15-2014, 10:00 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by tn_rider View Post
How has the wake community received his return after his troubles? In a positive, negative or mixed way? How he feels about the new PWT format? And where does he see wakeboarding as an industry in 5 years?
My question exactly
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-15-2014, 11:45 PM Reply   
What inspired him to make a comeback? How does he deal with pain (if any) he may experience from riding now that he's older? (still younger than me dang it!)
Old    Mark (biggator)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-16-2014, 6:05 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by markj View Post
What inspired him to make a comeback? How does he deal with pain (if any) he may experience from riding now that he's older? (still younger than me dang it!)
hmmm.. could easily be misconstrued.
"-)
Old    Aaron (crow210)      Join Date: Mar 2014       07-16-2014, 7:02 AM Reply   
Will you, or have you, considered doing a full contest run of raley based tricks?
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-16-2014, 8:02 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by biggator View Post
hmmm.. could easily be misconstrued.
"-)
Lol. Didn't mean it that way but, I guess It could be...
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       07-16-2014, 1:16 PM Reply   
How many tricks are you doing today, that no one else on the planet is doing? And what are they.

How soon until we can see a new edit with a Speedball, I heard that you are still doing them on the regular.

We all heard about the infamous attempts a a triple front, did you get close and is that something that might get attempted again with the size of the new wakes.

When you walked away from the sport, did you still follow what was happening in wakeboard. If not, why not, if so, what do you think of the current state of wake?
Old    Dan (hco)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-16-2014, 1:59 PM Reply   
If he doesn't have a boat sponsor yet...... What's his all time favorite boat/weight setup?
Old    Billy Boozer (bboozer)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-16-2014, 7:04 PM Reply   
Would he compete in the old school contest on the old boards behind the old boats and small wakes next year.... I remember when he used to kill it back in the day on directional boards with sandal bindings. And many of today's pros would have a hard time doing much of anything on the equipment that started the industry. As far as I am concerned he will always be one of the GREATS in this sport (regardless of the consequences of his legal issues). Can't wait to see more of his riding.
Old    Will (razorjaw)      Join Date: Jan 2003       07-16-2014, 9:43 PM Reply   
What are your thoughts on sliders in the boat comps? Do they have their place or do you think they take focus away from the wakeboarding?

Why do you think we haven't seen the rotational progression of raley based tricks as opposed to the other inverts (eg. we're lucky to see a 313 or sbend behind boat but seeing crowmobe 9's)

Do you prefer boots with greater flexibility or stiffness? Why?

Last edited by razorjaw; 07-16-2014 at 9:44 PM. Reason: Forgot s-bend
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-16-2014, 11:32 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by hco View Post
If he doesn't have a boat sponsor yet...... What's his all time favorite boat/weight setup?
Good question that probably won't get answered. Why risk a future potential sponsor?
Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       07-17-2014, 6:57 AM Reply   
I really like the training at 40 vs 20 question. And where in the heck is a proper video section of your current riding?
Old     (newwhit)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-17-2014, 7:16 AM Reply   
We me at the Utah boat show in 2010. Do you remember me?
Old    Eric Scott (phillywakeboarder)      Join Date: Sep 2008       07-17-2014, 12:19 PM Reply   
To prepare for this interview, did you read the questions submitted on WakeWorld?
Old     (Focker4)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-18-2014, 11:17 AM Reply   
How much money would it take to get you and Jeremy Kovak to ride doubles and throw tandem boner flips off the 2up?
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       07-18-2014, 12:09 PM Reply   
I need to apologize to Darin for that original post. I meant to say he "has gotten through it and is looking forward", but I somehow typed "hasn't" instead of "had." Obviously, a very unfortunate typo. Darin has told me he has been finished with the legal issues for some time now and has been completely exonerated. Again, so sorry!
Old    Josh B (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-18-2014, 1:48 PM Reply   
What are your favorite/most exciting/most meaningful moments or memories of your career thus far? (Not counting marriage, kids or friendships)

What have been the biggest surprises to you in the direction wakeboarding has gone?

Will you please compete at the Brostock double up contest next year?
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-18-2014, 4:17 PM Reply   
With his longtime experience in the Wake industry, where does he see wake going? What is the next big thing that will push wake to another level?
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       07-21-2014, 6:59 PM Reply   
What did you miss most about your time away from wakeboarding?
Old    Tim (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       07-23-2014, 10:52 AM Reply   
Is this a new hobby or are you getting back into the business as a career?
Old    Drew McMillen (xmcmillenx)      Join Date: May 2006       08-30-2014, 5:57 PM Reply   
is this interview happening?
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       09-02-2014, 4:28 PM Reply   
Yes, just waiting on a few more answers. Should be here soon.
Old    Detox (bass10after)      Join Date: Feb 2010       09-03-2014, 1:28 PM Reply   
Been a Shapiro fan for a long time, happy to see you riding and what an great video to show what led up to putting the board back on. With all the attention of the legal issues and how you were portrayed in the news can you elaborate on that situation at all and if so whats the story from your side of things? ( i've seen lots of wake questions but after reading lots of opinions and attacks on his character- that i don't agree with- I think it would be good to hear the flipside.)

Last edited by bass10after; 09-03-2014 at 1:32 PM.
Old    Alex Yermolenko (alexair)      Join Date: Oct 2008       09-03-2014, 2:22 PM Reply   
What about music? Still composing?
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-03-2014, 11:58 PM Reply   
Injury prevention strategy?
Old    Vinny Armentano (VinnyA)      Join Date: Aug 2011       09-04-2014, 4:31 AM Reply   
Did you follow wake in your absence? If no, were there any unexpected changes to the industry you found upon your return? Did you find them pleasant or unpleasant?
How does the current state of wake differ from what you thought it would be before you stopped competing?

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