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Survival Guide for Wakeboard and Wakeskate Winching - Winching 101

Survival Guide for Winching

From an idea to an epic adventure, there is an extreme amount of preparation that goes into winching. Fortunately for you, I have been down the falls more than a few times and I have been asked to share the ups, downs, and undertows of an epic winching adventure.


Wake The Line 2011
On Saturday June 18th, 2011 the biggest wakeboard and wakeskate event of all times takes place at the legendary stadium pool in Cologne/Germany. The best boat and cable riders of the world battle for the world champion title and $30,000 in prize money. Shawn Watson, Shane Bonifay, Nico von Lerchenfeld und Kevin Henshaw will chase the previous years winner Raph Derome through the gnarliest obstacle setup that UNIT Parktech has ever built. The admission is free for the first 6.000 spectators. Those who dont wanna stand behind closed doors can get a VIP-ticket and receive access to the UNIT Parktech Signature Lounge. In the Lounge area you can get Relentless Energy Drinks and a meal for free. From there you also have the best view of the second gap and the end section. Secure one of the 200 limited tickets now and chill with riders and special guests such as Scott Byerly, Pat Panakos and Parks Bonifay while listening to the beats by Famous Deck Team.

O'Neill Wake The Line 2011 Trailer from UNIT Parktech AG on Vimeo.




Global Rider Search v.2 - Extended to August 15 2010
Atlanta, GA (June 1st, 2010) – Ambush Boarding Co., the world’s most progressive action sports retailer, and BuyWake.com, the only real online wakeboard shop, have teamed up with Liquid Force and Alliance Wakeboard Magazine to offer another chance of a lifetime. In 2004, BuyWake.com brought you the Global Rider Search. The Global Rider Search is back for 2010, and one serious shredder will be rewarded for their riding prowess with a full head-to-toe sponsorship opportunity.




FSU Jam Session with Red Bull
"On Saturday April 10th, Red Bull riders JD Webb and Adam Errington came up to FSU for a Jam session with the nation's #1 Collegiate Wakeboard team. The event took place at a secret location in the middle of the national forest where FSU team members assembled a full scale winch park that included a 36 foot flat bar, 30 foot rainbow, 26 foot fun box, Incline rail, Incline to Flat with a 3 foot gap and an Ollie barrel.


Pro Wakeboarders Heading to Gilley's
DALLAS, TX (January 2010) - On Saturday night, February 6th some top regional and pro wakeboarders will be heading to the infamous Gilley's honky-tonk in Dallas to participate in the 5th Annual Boardshorts, Bulls and Bikini's boat show kick-off party and mechanical bull-riding competition...and your invited to join them!


JAOPRO - Jeff House featured video
JAOPRO recently had a chance to catch up and film with pro rider and Knoxville-native Jeff House on Fort Loudon Lake. Jeff, who drove from O-town to K-town with his Mastercraft X-Star in tow, brought a few friends along for a late October set; additional riders include Jordan Konow, Lee Travis and Drew Kirby. Along with House's unmatched style and effortless riding, keep an eye out for Jeff's first ever switch heel 7 and some true East Tennessee fall colors. Enjoy!


BroStock 2009 Video Recap
The 2009 BroStock event is over. Here is a clip that we created for those that did not make the event.


Arizona Wakeboard Association Stop #2 Video Recap
Last Saturday, May 9th, marked the second stop of the Arizona Wakeboard Association 2009 Rider Series brought to you by Ronix wakeboards and Paradise Watersports.


Red Bull Wake Lab Video - Arizona
Red Bull Wake Lab, the biggest and most innovative wakeboarding event ever devised, splashed down in Tempe Town Lake during the Circle K Tempe Music Festival on April 3rd and 4th. Over two days, more than 25,000 spectators experienced some of the nation's top wakeboarders showing off their best tricks on the "Wake Lab," a one-of-a-kind floating skatepark. Here is some video footage brought to you by Wakeboarder.com. Check out the Red Bull Wake Lab footage from Arizona.


Wake Park Finals Camsur Wakeboard Complex
LucasJProductions brought us back some footage from the 2009 Camsur Wake Park finals. Enjoy.


Camsur Watersports Complex Worlds 2009
Riding from the Camsur watersports complex during the 2009 Cable Worlds event.


Austin Boat Show 2009 - Picture Review
The Austin Boat Show is the largest show in the Central Texas area. We were at the show to snap a few pictures, watch some wakeboard videos, and really just run my mouth.


Daniel Watkins slider park video
Ripcurl team rider Daniel Watkins managed to take time out from his busy schedule and hit up a custom built rail park in Hervey Bay, Queensland (Australia).


Jetpilot team rider Brenton Priestley Slider Video
Check out the video from Andrew Stansfield featuring Brenton Priestley.


Red Bull Wake Lab Video
Orlando, FL - Red Bull Wake Lab marks the next generation of wakeboarding and will break the boundaries of the sport.


Wakeboarder.com Ride On Us Weekend
Gas prices are going up and each weekend it is costing more and more for a day on the water. Wakeboarder.com is going to give you a chance to Ride On Us. One lucky winner is going to get a $500 MC/Visa card to use for a day on the lake.......


CWB and Wakeboarder.com bring you the Diamonds Are Forever Contest
This is a contest for women! The winner gets a trip to Northern California to spend a full day with the Hoffman girls. Learn from the pro's on how to improve your riding skills. Both Raequel and Shawna Hoffman are great riders that are hooked on the sport, have fun on the water and you will enjoy the time with them.


Phoenix Boat Show and Rail Jam with Ian Udell
During the weekend of February 8-10, some of the best wakeboarders in the world descended on the Phoenix, AZ convention center for the annual boat show and rail jam. After both graduating in from the University of Arizona in nearby Tucson, we were certainly excited to get back to the dessert, as we spent many weekends house boating at Lake Bartlett throughout the years.


The Boarding School - Wakeboard Camp Profile
Shaun and Travis partnered over 4 years ago and have been working on refining the art of wakeboard coaching and assembling the best group of coaches on the planet to help you reach and realize your full potential. They have created a comfortable environment to progress your riding while maintaining the most important aspect of wakeboarding...Fun!


5 Wakeboard Exercises You Should Be Performing This Off-Season
For many of us, it is almost time to put away our boards and winterize our boats. Yes, the off-season is here, but just because your opportunities to improve on the water are "on hold" for a few months doesn't mean you can't improve your riding off the water. Include the following 5 exercises twice weekly in your off-season strength and conditioning program to "injury proof" your body and build your base of conditioning for the '08 season.


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