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Superlative widowmaker

Authors: Flyboy Wakesurf

We wanted to show everyone a few things. The first is a back big…one of the favored tricks by the powers that be. If it contains a body varial and a shuv above the lip it’s amazing! Yawn. Not that the trick isn’t great, but give us a break, there are like 4 variations and after you’ve seen those done 85 times, it’s boring.

A quick picture of what poorly designed board owners/shapers call a hybrid (translation: my board sucks so we’ll call yours a hybrid) Maybe that’s the definition, a hybrid doesn’t suck out loud?

Superlative widowmaker

Ok back on task! Do you remember when we posted up this crazy short edit of a back big? We shortened it to JUST the trick for this purpose, here it is:

For our mobile enabled friends, here is that a link to that shortest edit video, in case the embed above didn’t work for you.

Now the actual meat of the trick times out at about 6/10′s of a second. It’s crazy short. This is the sort of trick that riders are being forced to perform to be competitive, it’s what’s being heralded as the end all in surf style divisions…super old school skate tricks from the 80′s. Now you have to understand that a competitive wakesurf run is about 2 minutes, plus or minus. If a rider doesn’t fall, they can, on average, crank out 15 tricks in the entire run. So in a fairly average competitive run, there is about 9 seconds of actual tricks and the rest, the extra 111 seconds is pumping and fading back, or doing nothing at all.

Did you catch that? 9 seconds overall. That’s what the powers that be have created, 9 seconds of riding and 111 seconds of NOTHING! Do you want to know why outsiders look at our sport and walk away shaking their heads? Beacuse it’s 93% NOTHING!!!!! It’s like watching folks play chess by snail mail! What’s worse, mind you, is that the 7% that’s ISN’T nothing is the same crap that every other person in that division is doing. ALL THE SAME damn thing.

Somewhere along the line the concept became we should stuff MORE of the same boring crap in there. Boring + boring still equals boring. Boring squared is still freakin’ boring as all hell!

All the same tricks, all the same format, all the same boring is the current start of the art in competitive wakesurfing.

So here is a trick we are calling a Superlative Widowmaker. It’s an air 3 to a surface 10.

For our mobile enabled friends, here is that a link to that Superlative Widowmaker video, in case the embed above didn’t work for you.

Did you notice something there? That’s all backside rotations, one in the air and the rest on the surface, but it’s also about 10 seconds of trick. That’s MORE than the current state of the art RUN!!!! It also uses the entire length of the pocket, front to back. Current state of the art is 1 iteration and the end. Then nothing to fade back, or maybe a slash 15 times. It’s like folks got stuck in a wakeboard contest and determined wakesurfing had to be exactly the same! Make it one thing only because wakeboarders do it that way! Dear God folks, set aside that closed mind and look at what we have available! Get out of the way of trying to manipulate specific results and allow riders to be creative. Don’t force everyone to do what some YAHOO! deems is the superlative and never, ever, EVER create anything new!

That’s the way you want to ride isn’t it? Forget the out-of-touch powers that be, stuck in some time warp and in a different sport! You want to use the entire wake, you want to be able to air, and rotate and do ancient skate tricks.

You need the flexibility and the throw-off-the-shackles-that-bind design of the Flyboy. For the way YOU want to ride, not how those YAHOOS! want to dictate that you ride. Ridiculously tight turns and spins. Crank out 4 in the length of your wake. We’ve also shown you mutiple frontside rotations. Change it up! Airs, surface rotations, shuvs anything you want AND MORE than is being dictated as superlative.

Thanks so much for following along, we really appreciate it!

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Old school air

Authors: Flyboy Wakesurf

We’re still slammed at work, so here are a few pictures of James Walker on his Flyboy doing some old school grabbed airs and a short snippet of a grabbed air.

Old school air

Here is that short snippet of James Walker landing an old school air.

For our mobile enabled friends, here is a link to that short snippet of video of James Walker on his Flyboy landing an old school grabbed air, if the embed above didn’t work.

One more frame grab from a video, with James doing just a ridiculous stale fish, tail whip aerial.

Old school air

It’s funny, we’ve read folks talk about “hybrid” boards, because they aren’t stupidly slow “surf” style with 8″ of rocker!!!  You know the kind, they look like the rocker was taken from a child’s rocking horse. The kind that you can barely do a 360 on, let alone a 1080. The kind that suck the very life out of you when you ride them.

Hybrid, really is a euphemism for: my surf style board SUCKS OUT LOUD and yours doesn’t, so I’ll call yours a hybrid.

You don’t need stupid slow rocker to do airs or a gazillion huge ass fins either.

What YOU need is a flyboy (Oh! and be sure to shop at the Flyboy Store). So you can do ridiculous aerials like James does above, plus the painfully old skate influenced above the lip shuv tricks that the powers that be are so infatuated with, or the far more progressive air and surface rotation combinations that allow you to use the entire wake. You need this board so that you can ride the way YOU want to. Oh and BTW, we have a great little sequence for you tomorrow, so tune back in.

Thanks so much for following along, we really appreciate it.

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Fresh Wakesurf Clip feat. Chris Wolter http://vimeo.com/91682932

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Were looking at having a great summer! Cheers, from Inland Surfer.

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Work!

Authors: Flyboy Wakesurf

We are super busy for the next week with our day jobs! We’ll share a short little clip from a GoPro video that we were obviously struggling with the proper placement!

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Here is that little snippet of James Walker airing out his Flyboy

For our mobile enabled friends here is a link to that GoPro video of James Walker doing an air on his Flyboy.

Thanks so much for following along and your understanding during the next couple of days.

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