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Old     (columbiatch)      Join Date: Oct 2002       12-02-2003, 7:40 PM Reply   
They just showed a pretty sweet show on the history channel which went through the history of the wakeboard. The started from the Skurfer the construction processes they used to use. It was a new episode of Boys' Toys on at 10pm Eastern. Very cool to see wakeboarding get as much time on an extreme show as surfing and skateboarding.
Old    xtremebordgurl            12-02-2003, 8:10 PM Reply   
NICE!!!! Do u know if it will be on again?!?!? That sounds awesome!
Old    MIKE O (batman)      Join Date: Nov 2001       12-02-2003, 9:21 PM Reply   
Saw that, it was pretty interesting! Just shows how far this sport has progressed in the last fifteen years! Maybe everybody will ease up a bit on expectations! NOT!
Old    Mark Anderson (puckinshat)      Join Date: Sep 2003       12-02-2003, 10:11 PM Reply   
I checked it out, it's on on 50 min, 2am eastern. Hope its good enought to stay up until 2 central.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       12-03-2003, 12:11 AM Reply   
I just watched it. It's a pretty cool show with great segments on the history of surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and wakeboarding. I was stoked on the wakeboarding segment with interviews with Tony Finn and Jimmy Redmon. It must be pretty current because it's at their new offices.

I noticed that no credit was really given for the first compression molded board and they said that most of today's boards are made of graphite composite or aluminum honeycomb.

The show will air again on Saturday, 12/6 at 5:00 PM ET.
Old    xtremebordgurl            12-03-2003, 12:23 AM Reply   
Nice!!! I can't wait to see it! Will it be on the History Channel again? If not what Channel will it be?
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       12-03-2003, 12:36 AM Reply   
Yup, History Channel.
Old    skurfer666 (skurfer666)      Join Date: Jun 2002       12-03-2003, 5:49 AM Reply   
I thought that most boards are foam core and they use wood cores as well. Do companies still use honeycomb cores??
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       12-03-2003, 9:13 AM Reply   
That's why I mentioned it. Nobody uses honeycomb or graphite any more as far as I know.
Old    skurfer666 (skurfer666)      Join Date: Jun 2002       12-03-2003, 10:28 AM Reply   
hmmmmm, i guess LF is at the top of their game then, ahead of the industry so to speak
Old    GD (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-03-2003, 10:32 AM Reply   
Just Tivo Season Passed the Show. Love Tivo.
Old    Christopher Stack (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       12-03-2003, 1:00 PM Reply   
so is the name of show boys toys? because there's no show called that under the show listing on the history channel site - but there are episodes of a show called that on their schedule. in addition, there's a show called tactical to practical that has episodes called boys toys...
Old    Patrick (patrick)      Join Date: Apr 2003       12-04-2003, 8:44 AM Reply   
Looks like Boys Toys is the name of the show and Extreme Gadgets is the episode.
Old    Christopher Stack (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       12-04-2003, 9:20 AM Reply   
and actually, the listing says:

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Next Airing: Saturday, Dec 6 @ 5pm ET/PT

Join us for an exploration of the technological innovations that have made extreme sports a reality. The world's best extreme athletes, designers, manufacturers, and engineers explain and demonstrate why the gadgets, gear, and technology of these sports have captured the public's imagination and revolutionized the sporting industry. Sports covered include surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, in-line skating, street luge, wakeboarding, sport climbing, BMX biking, and sky surfing. TV G




so don't go looking for it at 2p on the west coast!
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       12-04-2003, 11:12 AM Reply   
Something ain't right then cuz my local listing (west coast) say it will be on at 2:00 PM on Saturday.
Old    Christopher Stack (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       12-04-2003, 11:23 AM Reply   
ah, well i was just looking at the historychannel's site, not my local cable listings...

http://www.historychannel.com/global/listings/listings.jsp?fromDate=6&fromMonth=11&fromYear=103& NetwCode=THC&View=

although this listing does have "Tactical to Practical (Boys' Toys: #10)" at 2pm - were you perhaps seeing that?

i just checked my local listings and it also shows it for 5p.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       12-04-2003, 12:53 PM Reply   
No, I had the right show. However, I was looking at my DirecTV (Pacific Time Zone) listings. It looks like it's different on cable (2:00 PM). That sucks. Damn, this gets confusing.
Old    xtremebordgurl            12-06-2003, 11:19 AM Reply   
Just a quick reminder, thats only 3 short hours away!
Old    xtremebordgurl            12-06-2003, 3:20 PM Reply   
whoa, they had a lot of segments from Metronome, pretty cool show though, I liked the surf and mountain board segments.
Old    woody (bwood)      Join Date: Jul 2003       12-06-2003, 3:48 PM Reply   
Way too short.

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