Welcome to the Old School section of the site. Since
the sport is extremely young, there have been many changes over the past
few years. Pay close attention to the boards, the riders, the clothes and
the terms that used to be used. I have no problem in saying the sport has
definitely changed for the better. If you have anything to add, send me
This is the oldest pic I've ever seen of a boarder. This pic
appeared in the 1982 issue of Spray Magazine.
Check out the cool board that Scott Byerly used to rip on.
Check out the ad for Wake Board Magazine that appeared in the
March 1993 issue of WaterSki Magazine. In case you can't read what
it says, it says "Wake Board Magazine. The word in Kneeboarding and
Skiboarding...for kneeboarders and skiboarders only."
Can Eric Perez ever rip! He's riding the old Hyperlite Pro.
This board was the first compression moulded board and it rocked the market.
Had one myself. Last I heard Perez was still with Wake Tech.
This board makes me laugh. I guess it was a good idea at the
time though. It's a board that can be used as a kneeboard and a wakeboard.
Here's Eric Perez teaching some Europeans how to board. This
pic appeared in the July 1993 issue of WaterSki Magazine.
Check out that board! This pic appeared in the Readers Photos
section of the December 1995 issue of Wake Board Magazine. The rider
is Tom Vertrees of Sacramento Delta, CA.
Believe it or not, this is Jeff Heer. He rode for Neptune before
moving to Hyperlite. This pic appeared as part of the Bare Wetsuits add
in the August 1994 issue of Wake Board Magazine.
Check out Mike Weddington riding for Hyperlite on the cover
of the December 1995 issue of Wake Board Magazine.
Wake Tech ad that revolutionized
the wakeboard market. (April 1995 Wake Board Magazine)
Connelly ad featuring Zane Schwenk,
Jeremy Kovak, Shannon Best and Shannon Starling. (April 1995 issue of Wake