Before we get started, we want to thank EVERYONE that reads the Flyboy Wakesurf Boards blog and entered the Flyboy Wakesurf Huge and First Annual Surf Style giveaway, we’ll post the winner either at the end of this article or in a separate post. We’re writing this while the contest is still open for entry, so we don’t know who won the Inland Surfer Flyboy Division James Walker Signature model wakesurf board, yet!
You know that all of the Flyboy Wakesurf boards have utilized the Twinzer/C-5 combination fin pod, since our early development days back in 2007. You’ll most likely remember that we messed around with the FCS Nubster’s as a trailing fin in an experimental Quad back in May of this year. Here’s the link to one of those installation articles on the Flyboy Wakesurf Boards blog, back in late May and a picture from that thread.
So we’ll try to move on to the topic at hand, but we’re almost blushing we are so thrilled to be recognized as the industry leader for technological advances in shape and development by a leading manufacturer who is using some of those ideas in their testing! No greater form of flattery than imitation!
So what we wanted to show you was James Walker riding his Flyboy Wakesurf board and developing yet another new wake surf trick. Principally it’s composed of three revolutions, the first a frontside surface reverse which is a unique wake surf trick unto itself, the other two are components of a wake surf trick the surface 720, or backside rotations, In effect it’s a 1080, but one of the revolutions is frontside and two are backside. Can you even imagine how difficult that is? Principally no one else is doing continuous motion frontside rotations, but to link one frontside and two backside rotations together is probably one of the most difficult wake surf trick combinations to do in the short span of our wakesurf wakes.
Who is the most innovative rider that doesn’t COPY others? James Walker, of course. In his unintimidatable style James Walker combines the most extreme variations of tricks into a new and amazing style all his own.
Ok, we had to do that. James is really good and original, plus we work hard at developing and testing equipment that works perfectly for James’ talents.
So check this short unedited clip out, it’s the last trick at the end. James didn’t land it in this video, but you know he will.
James’ newest creation the 1080 the Hard Way
So close! That’s going to be an amazing trick when James starts nailing that in contest runs. While we touched on fin pods above, now would be a good time to emphasize the importance of the Twinzer/ C-5 combination that we have developed over the course of a number of years. It offers you the best of drive, hold and release when you need it. Also, the canards promote water attachment increasing what we like to call “squirt” or acceleration from a stand still. You’ll really enjoy it and as you can see, James Walker does too!
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