Professional wakeskaters Brian Grubb (USA) and Dominik Preisner (GER) travelled to the Philippines
to have an epic winch session at one of the most beautiful spots in the world. The famous rice terraces of Banaue
are considered to be the Eighth Wonder of the World and were surely the perfect playground for an unique wakeskate session!
QuestATX Officially Opens To The Public
AUSTIN, Texas - September 19, 2013 - QuestATX, Austin's first and only wakeboard cable park, has announced that the facility is officially open to the public. The cable will be operating six days a week from noon to dark. Set to be one of the most unique cable parks in the United States, QuestATX has completed the first step in their journey towards becoming Austin's first complete action sports destination.
AARON RATHY SIGNS WITH TIGE BOATS
ABILENE, TX- After an intense tour of Tige Boats and testing future products with the Tige R&D Department, Aaron Rathy has jumped to TeamTige’s Global Wakeboarding Team.
"I'm stoked to be joining TeamTige. It feels amazing to ride for a boat company that shares the same passion for wakeboarding," stated Rathy. "Testing new products with Tige was so sick! Massive changes are coming to the industry and I couldn't be more excited to be a part the team."
DEAN SMITH MAKES THE BIG SWITCH TO TEAMTIGE
ABILENE, TX - Tige Boats is excited to announce that Dean Smith has jumped to the TeamTige Global Wakeboarding Team.
"Tige is a fresh company that continues to push their brand in the right direction," stated Dean. "I'm stoked to be working with them from the ground floor on new products and being able to take my tricks to the next level behind their boats!"
Q&A with Earl Ball Owner of QuestATX When are you opening?
That's everyone's favorite question. We are amazed and excited to hear from so many people who are anticipating our opening. As of right now, our expectation is the first week in August and we will have a few preview days before we open. Our plan is to break-in the system and sign-up new season pass holders that week. Check wakeboarder.com for updates.
SETS IN MOTION - A WOMEN'S WAKE FILM - WORLD PREMIERE
July 20, 2013 at Mile High Wakeboarding in Colorado
Amber Wing is one of the most progressive athletes and a dominating force in competitive women's wakeboarding. At the beginning of the year she set out to raise awareness for her sport, encourage women to strive for more and, in turn, inspire future generations of female wakeboarders. The result was the creation of Sets in Motion.
MALIBU BOATS PARTNERS WITH TEXAS SKI RANCH
NEW BRAUNFELS, TX - Malibu Boats, LLC announces a new partnership with Texas Ski Ranch, including on-site boat sales and service for Malibu and Axis Wake Research boats. Texas Malibu joins as the new dealership to provide retail boat sales and service for "TSR" and its customer base, filled with passionate watersports enthusiasts. In addition, Axis Wake has signed long time TSR athlete, Tom Fooshee as their newest pro rider. Tom will proudly be riding behind the 2014 Axis A22 Liquid Force Edition as soon as it is available.
AUSTIN, Texas - June 12, 2013 - QuestATX, Austin's first and only wakeboard cable park, has officially launched and is set to open to the public in July 2013. Rider owned and operated, the 130-acre complex will be a world class wakeboarding facility equipped with a 6-tower Sesitec system, UNIT Parktec rails and a System 2.0. With ambition to be a complete action sports destination while encompassing Austin's 'Keep It Weird' vibe, QuestATX is set to be one of the most unique cable parks in the United States.
Harley Clifford Wins Nautique Wake Games
Orlando, Fla. - Putting an exclamation point on four days of progressive riding across 24 divisions at the Nautique Wake Games presented by Rockstar, Harley Clifford took top honors in the Pro Men's finals, the event's elite division. Nicola Butler also went home a champion, putting in a top notch performance to claim first place in the Pro Women’s division.
Making the most of the G23's huge wake, Harley Clifford boosted his way to first place with a combo of gigantic airs and stylish rail riding. The win gives last year's King of Wake champion an early upper hand in defending his crown. It was also a great day in Orlando for Clifford's fellow Aussie countryman Dean Smith, who used his collection of signature airs to lift his way onto second place.
Pivotal Day 3 for Pros at Nautique Wake Games
Orlando, Fla. — Stakes were high during the third day of competition at the Nautique Wake Games presented by Rockstar, as the world's best men and women wakeboarders battled it out for coveted spots in tomorrow's final day of action. Adding to the excitement, 2013 Wake Games crowns were awarded to amateurs in 13 divisions.
Pitting flawless execution against the world class wake from the G23, Harley Clifford and Phil Soven renewed wakeboarding's greatest rivalry with an exhibition in progressive riding. Clifford, the defending King of Wake champion, used the massive wake to boost a jaw-dropping indy double tantrum to help him win his heat and claim a spot in tomorrow's semifinals. Soven showed he was no slouch in the offseason as well, registering a vintage run that placed him atop his heat and keeps him in contention to win his second consecutive Nautique Wake Games. The quarterfinals also saw an excellent run from wakeboarding icon and longtime Nautique team rider Shawn Watson, who took first place in his heat and looks to be a fan favorite going into the final day of action.
Slingshot / Hand Built in the USA
This video is worth a look. Slingshot has been building boards in the USA and coming out with some really great product. Love to see a wakeboard company that is doing everything they can to stand apart.
Sanger Boats Unveils Partnership with Indmar Marine Engines and All-New Suite of Engines Engineered
Millington, Tenn. (November 15, 2012) - Sanger boats has selected Indmar Marine Engines as their exclusive engine supplier. In response to the exclusive arrangement, Indmar has developed an all-new engine model line that was engineered and custom calibrated to improve the performance of each hull design and model offered by Sanger Boats. This new partnership and engine blend offers Sanger Boats and their customers a significant advantage in performance, reliability and class leading technology over the competition. The all-new suite of custom calibrated engines is now available thru your local Sanger dealer.
Sunday of the World Cup: Austin Hair Daily Blog
Sunday was the final day of the World Cup in Tokyo. There was such incredible riding here today. As the tide gets lower, the tension in the rope gets higher, and handle passing becomes increasingly harder. But that didn’t slow anyone down. At 10 am on the dot the pro women were underway. Angelika Schriber had a killer run, with a roll to blind and a blind judge, that landed her in first place in the womens.
Read the full blog - 2012 World Cup of Wakeboarding
Saturday of the World Cup: Austin Hair Daily Blog
Today was the first official day of the World Cup in Odaiba Bay, Tokyo. The cable park is located almost directly in the city center. The backdrop is amazing; there are giant bridges and buildings everywhere. This cable is unique in the sense that it is on an open bay, so there is a high tide and a low tide. The difference is approximately two meters, or six feet, which is a lot regarding the distance from the cable to the water. Six feet makes a huge difference in what air tricks riders can pull off.
Read the full blog - 2012 World Cup of Wakeboarding
Approximately 25,000 amazed spectators lined the Garrison Channel at the Tampa Convention Center, turning the downtown community into an amphitheater fit for 40 of the world’s top wakeboarders. The three-day event hosted riders from eight different countries and showcased talent in Park, Boat, and Big Air. The camaraderie of the competitors only brought out the best in flips, tricks, and jam-packed action. In the end, a podium of riders would round off the world’s best in wake. Winners Harley Clifford (Boat) and Raphael Derome (Big Air; Park) took home top prizes and bragging rights, with Raphael Derome of Canada sweeping the competition by claiming the overall title.