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  Quote bdanross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: What's Cooler than Wakeboarding
    Posted: Feb/01/2012 at 7:43am
http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/252314/
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  Quote ianbejamin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/01/2012 at 7:45am
yup you're right. THAT is cooler than wakeboarding haha. ridiculous.
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  Quote VermontRider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/01/2012 at 7:46am
Everything?
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  Quote bdanross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/01/2012 at 7:51am
thanks for the embed.
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  Quote letourneau41 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/01/2012 at 8:19am
Wow that's crazy. I'd be worried about Killer Whales or Hypothermia.
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  Quote ianbejamin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/01/2012 at 8:47am
it looks like he has a jacket on? Is that like a dry suit or something? Or does he just never fall haha/
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  Quote Timmay_650 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/01/2012 at 9:25am
Originally posted by ianbejamin

it looks like he has a jacket on? Is that like a dry suit or something? Or does he just never fall haha/

He slides into the water. so he does fall. I would guess it is a suit similar to a fishing boat for Alaska. 
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  Quote not-ewrx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/01/2012 at 9:33am
I wanted to see him hook a fin and face plant it into one.
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/01/2012 at 9:40am
haha that's badass!
i'd never go wakeboarding in those cold waters
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Has more balls than I do, even if his are shriveled up into his nether-regions.


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  Quote HAVEN2135 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/04/2012 at 10:05am
I love that you brought up killer whales.  How many people have ever been attacked by a killer whale outside of sea world
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/04/2012 at 10:14am
That was pretty sweet.  Jibbing and wallriding icebergs, how freakin' cool is that.
 
I love wakeboarding, but you'll never see me in that kind of water for it.  Now surfing the great lakes, that might happen, but that's different.
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  Quote Piranha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/04/2012 at 10:16am
I hate wakeboarding (heavy slams, spray in your eyes, boat exhaust, oil slicks, noise, stupid ass rope, etc)...so, yeah, pretty much everything is better than wakeboarding, imo.
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  Quote a-wow925 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/04/2012 at 11:28am
wow thats sick! taking hits off the glaciers insane!  ya nothing better than this for sure.  although it looks cold as hell. 
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  Quote daanbouman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/04/2012 at 2:40pm
it might have little to do with wakeboarding or snowboarding, but this is cooler than anything:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fO3Rc8q_PMw#t=45s
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  Quote Migoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/04/2012 at 4:58pm
I'm with Piranha mostly... I used to tow on a surfboard in the local river back in the day, so perhaps I don't hate it as much.

Seems pretty wrong to be hauling ass and polluting (to a degree, with oil etc) through such a pristine place with whales polar bears etc.
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  Quote | | | bryman | | | Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/26/2012 at 2:54pm
Originally posted by Sintexo

 
Someone else just sent me that AK wakeboarding video, really visually interesting stuff.  But it kind of misses the point of all the stuff I like about wakeboarding, sunshine, partying on a rad boat with your friends, actually being able to get in the water once in a while . . . . 
 
As far as actual riding -- snowboarding is the best sport in the whole entire world, hands down.
 
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  Quote grapeape2669 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/27/2012 at 6:20am
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Wow that's crazy. I'd be worried about Killer Whales or Hypothermia.
If a killer whale gobbles you up while you're wakeboarding... then it was meant to be.  Just hope that someone was filming it, because it would be the most amazing thing ever.  That was a really cool vid.  Completely unneccessary, but cool nonetheless.
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  Quote letourneau41 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/27/2012 at 6:46am
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Originally posted by letourneau41

Wow that's crazy. I'd be worried about Killer Whales or Hypothermia.

If a killer whale gobbles you up while you're wakeboarding... then it was meant to be.  Just hope that someone was filming it, because it would be the most amazing thing ever.  That was a really cool vid.  Completely unneccessary, but cool nonetheless.


That's true. I would hope that it would be Planet Earth, because that's a slow mo shot I'd like to see.
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  Quote bdanross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/27/2012 at 7:13am
I would say that i also prefer snowboarding but its not a bad thing in the absence of snow. the best part of wakeboarding (grilling, chilling on the beach) is the worst part of snowboarding. Like the beach at A basin when the season is wrapping up still fun but just kinda sucks. here is another cool wakeboarding vid.
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  Quote imurdaddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/28/2013 at 9:18am
alot of stuff snowboarding is one
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  Quote ctoma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/28/2013 at 9:29am
^ And reviving dead threads... 3/27/12 to today?
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/28/2013 at 9:41am
Originally posted by HAVEN2135

I love that you brought up killer whales.  How many people have ever been attacked by a killer whale outside of sea world

pretty sure the count is at zero or at least fatal attack.
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  Quote cds4288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/28/2013 at 9:47am
wake boarding is the shit! seem like there were a lot of hater on this thread. all board sports are just as bad ass. I wakeboard in the summer, snowboard in the winter, and skateboard all throughout the year. liking winter or summer board sports doesn't mean you have to hate the other.
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  Quote heinz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/28/2013 at 1:51pm
dat wakeboarding video. everyone makes it seem so easy. until i go out there.. and its like.. :*( 
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  Quote mj2delmenico Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/28/2013 at 3:19pm
All board sports are sick, wakeboarding is a close second behind snowboarding only because of the amount of terrain you can cover on a snowboard
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  Quote belleayre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/28/2013 at 3:34pm
Originally posted by mj2delmenico

All board sports are sick, wakeboarding is a close second behind snowboarding only because of the amount of terrain you can cover on a snowboard

You can cover more terrain kiteboarding as long as there is wind...
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  Quote bdanross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/28/2013 at 6:09pm
i enjoyed this trailer. forgot about this thread. glad its still snowboarding season. when ill the snow is gone ill be ready for this again. 


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  Quote bdanross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/28/2013 at 6:11pm
ugh for some reason its not embedding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=P6OmfFPHQo8&NR=1

EDIT: Im on chrome that must me why. i left everything in there. its been a while since embedding. since march 27th i guess
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  Quote chillwill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/28/2013 at 6:22pm
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ugh for some reason its not embedding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=P6OmfFPHQo8&NR=1




To get the link to embed use only the number/letter code in the link ---->  P6OmfFPHQo8&NR=1

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  Quote Backside10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/29/2013 at 2:25pm
Glad this thread was revived, that's pretty awesome, never thought I'd see natural wake features but I guess ice does the trick.  ...and it's got to be a dry suit, he looks way to cozy for it not to be.
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  Quote smoothrider5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/29/2013 at 6:14pm
some cool videos on this thread, wake boarding in the summer ain't that bad if you ask me. I prefer a snowy mountain, but when that is lacking, this is a great alternative!
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  Quote mj2delmenico Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/29/2013 at 10:33pm
Originally posted by belleayre

Originally posted by mj2delmenico

All board sports are sick, wakeboarding is a close second behind snowboarding only because of the amount of terrain you can cover on a snowboard

You can cover more terrain kiteboarding as long as there is wind...

Sorry I should have worded that better, I meant more varied terrain
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  Quote diviesti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/30/2013 at 9:17am

Glad this thread was ressurected from the dead, pretty cool video. Missed it the first time around. I can't imagine how many close calls that doods had with icebergs laying 6" under the surface.

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  Quote bdanross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2013 at 10:36am
some more cool ice wakeboarding

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  Quote Blur510 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/28/2013 at 5:34am
cool videos, my friends have been  wakeboarding every summer, I have no real desire to try it. 
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  Quote Von44 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/28/2013 at 6:14am
^At least try it once. Wakeboarding is pretty fun but I prefer the mountain snow.
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  Quote bdanross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/28/2013 at 8:43am
definitely try it if you have the chance. Not as much freedom as snowboarding. The falls will be harder at first because you have to go a minimum speed. However, try it over longboarding if you want to stay healthy... I personally have had more injuries longboarding than any other board sport. 
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