My 2012 year... One word. AMAZING! This video doesn't explain the amount of fun I had last year, but it sure does show you that I traveled the whole world to wakeboard! I've always been a boat rider and competing in the USA for the ProTour. I never knew I'd travel to so many places around the world to wakeboard, it's so cool! I'm also meeting new people in every country who share my passion! It's crazy to see how big cable wakeboarding has become in the last 3 years! I use to have to explain what wakeboarding was (like snowboarding behind a boat on water instead of snow) haha. Now I just say "have you heard of wake brothers" they usually say yes. I remember before I hurt myself in 2008 everyone was about boat riding, then I came back a year later and cable was now accepted and air tricks were in! Since 2010 it's all about rails and 2.0. It's so cool to see everything happening. I didn't attended many 2.0 events last year, but this year I would love to! They look so much fun. A huge crowd, riding cable, traveling, and being with friends! I couldn't ask for more! 2012 was awesome for me, I got to go to Thailand in the beginning of the year and ended my year in Abu Dhabi with a huge GO KART race against pretty much the whole cable industry haha. I know lots of my footage is shaky and blurry and not clean landings, but I worked really hard to retrieve these clips from friends. Most of these clips I did not know I had a camera pointed at me, friends happen to be filming me around the world and I decided to take them all and make a little video. So I'm sorry for that. Last year all happened because of my parents, OWC, JOBE, The WWA and because I love wakeboarding! One thing... 2013... More fun, more cables, and more videos! Hope everyone enjoys this video!
FloodLab Crew Highs & Lows 2012
Highlight reel from our 2012 season. Favorite footy mixed in with a bunch of unseen shots, including the crews unfortunate three trips to the ER, including a broken collarbone, a nasty slayshed hand, and my broken leg. Injuries and all, It was still such an awesome year. Huge thanks to our Crew and everyone who has helped us out along the way.
Riders: Kyle "Wedge" Wedgeworth, Brady Webb, Justin Burk, Chris "doc" Dockstader, Nick Storms, Jacob Boma, Nick "Tic Tac" Terry, Matt King
This Time Around: Coming 2/20/13
REPUBL1C WAKEPARK and CWC are proud to announce This Time Around by Patrick Wieland will be dropping online 2/20/13. 9 Riders spend 2 weeks in paradise with full creative control over 2 of the world's greatest cable parks.
Go along for the ride in the Philippines and live the dream with Shredtown, Daniel Grant, James Windsor, Dylan Miller, Olivier Derome, Manu Rupp and Jeff Mckee.
Check back here this Wednesday for the full movie free!
Niels Willemars riding Dutch Down Under
20 year old Niels Willemars moved from Cyprus to the Netherlands to study International Leisure Management.
He sure knows how to manage his own free time: wakeboarding as much as he can!
In this video he's riding at his home cable Down Under Cableway, in the Netherlands. A great cable with some nice Unit obstacles and besides that the 2.0 Teva Blue line and a indoor Wavesurfer!
Since Niels his riding can easily be called sick and he doesn't have any sponsors yet, we thought he deserves a nice edit!
Every spring the Hyperlite Wakeboard crew gets together to ride our new Wakeboards, take some photos and film for videos. It's always a blast, by far the best perk about having a tight Wakeboard team with many unique personalities. Trever Maur, our rising star on the west coast, always brings his camera gear and this is the result of his efforts, featuring Rusty Malinoski, Shaun Murray, Jimmy LaRiche, JD Webb, Brian Grubb, Nick Davies, Jacob Valdez, Scott Stewart, Clayton Underwood, Raimi Merritt, Mike Schwenne and even Trever himself. Notice how excited JD was with his new board, he didnít even bother to remove the QC sticker on the base at first. Rusty and Trever have a magical GoPro set, Raimi stomps a solid off axis 7, Mike and Trever both bend their knees, JD does two flips in one and Stewart almost pays the piper.