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 Post subject: Re: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:19 pm 
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Here's a little history about Shannon Best, Lou Wainman and Elliot LeBoe. Elliot Leboe is originally from Corpus Christi Texas. Back in 1999 or 2000 he and Lou Wainman were going to be in Corpus Christi and they invited several pro wakeboarders to learn how to kiteboard. Shannon Best was one of those pro wakeboarders. The only kites available back then were the Wipika 2 line classic kites. There was a featured story in Wakeboarder magazine showing them kiting at Bird Island Basin (it's banned there now) and also in Corpus Christi Bay. Elliot and Lou invited Shannon over to Maui and that is where he really got into it.
Lou and Elliiot were the first ones to use wakeboards when everyone else was using surfboards where they had added straps or tow-in surfboards which already had straps.


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 Post subject: Re: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:25 pm 
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Shannon is for sure a legend too. Dudes a genius on any kind of board. Was awesome in his prime. One of the sports only big guys that kill it.


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 Post subject: Re: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:49 am 
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sijandy wrote:
samsam wrote:
What i am concerned about is that no one from Wainman posted a response yet. I am sure they are following this topic.

Sam


err probably cos they're too busy trying to run a company and making money rather than worrying about what bullshit assumptions a group of keyboard warriors are bickering over on some obscure thread in a internet forum.


Along with every other company, they follow these sites enough to pimp their new gear and videos.

I would guess there is no positive way to frame the founder and namesake of a company quitting, so like most people and companies in this world, will just ignore the conversation hoping it will just go away. Which it probably eventually will.


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 Post subject: Re: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:21 am 
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lakelavonkiter wrote:
Here's a little history about Shannon Best, Lou Wainman and Elliot LeBoe. Elliot Leboe is originally from Corpus Christi Texas. Back in 1999 or 2000 he and Lou Wainman were going to be in Corpus Christi and they invited several pro wakeboarders to learn how to kiteboard. Shannon Best was one of those pro wakeboarders. The only kites available back then were the Wipika 2 line classic kites. There was a featured story in Wakeboarder magazine showing them kiting at Bird Island Basin (it's banned there now) and also in Corpus Christi Bay. Elliot and Lou invited Shannon over to Maui and that is where he really got into it.
Lou and Elliiot were the first ones to use wakeboards when everyone else was using surfboards where they had added straps or tow-in surfboards which already had straps.


I was in Maui back in 2000 when Shannon was learning how to kite. Lou was really on a different level. This was the first year of the Naish AR5 but most of the locals were still on the 2 line Wipikas. Honestly it was about 5 years before I saw kiter as good as Lou Wainman. Woody Harrelson was at KB as well then learning too, It could have be Harrelson Hawaii, just a handle pass away from greatness...lol


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 Post subject: Re: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:24 am 
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seriously guys, we are all making our conclusions about facebook messages that Lou himself had deleted already.
Lou while normally being a really relaxed and laid back dude is known to have a very short temper from time to time and then being capabel of saying and doing things he later regrets.

maybe that was the case...


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