Coverage of the Monster Energy and Alliance Wakeboard Triple Crown hosted by TSR, Winching with the SHREDVOLUTION crew, Quick instructional with Lana Merkley, and a gnarly crash section.... Music by: Daft Punk deadmau5, jacks mannequin, and phoenix. Hosted by Jade Whirley.
Winch Footy New Braunfels TX
This past weekend we headed down to south Texas to do some more winching. We found a really nice spot that had a good concrete slab for us to session. We spent most of the day swimming against the flood waters current, but still had a blast. Our final stop of the day was the famous Shredtown wall ride. Good times on that thing. Definetly have some respect for those guys. Thanks to Jade Whirley and Lana Merkley with Phun Promotions for coming out and helping.
Early season sets with Wakeboarder.com.
We got together with some out of town talent to see how they liked checking out what Texas has to offer. They hit up the cable at TSR, took a few sets on Lake Austin and headed out with a winch to hit up some awesome spots. Check out what they got into. Also, watch out for Jade Whirley, the guy has got some talent. More to come.....
The Boneyard Winch Session
Filmed at a Secret Winch Spot in Texas by Ross Skrudland.
Directed/Edited/CG Effects/Color: Ross Skrudland
Wakeboarder.com/Wakeskating.com Rooftop rail at the winch park
Well here it is! Wakeboarder.com's and Wakeskate.com's first rail. We built a 64ft rooftop rail with about a 30ft land gap. We had some rough weather to deal with but an allstar crew of builders down for the cause. We got the rooftop knocked out and took turns taking a couple of hits on it. This is just a preview of the rails to come as well as the riding to be seen. Special thanks to Rob Chapman and his family, Billy Garcia, Tara, Ross Skrudland, and Captain Rick.
Texas State Park Winch Trip
So after a long night of Google Earth searching, I convinced Ed to take the day off yet again... We packed up all our gear and set out for another day of winching. We got to the state park and started hiking to check out the sites. After an extensive setup process and many suggestions from some spectators, we set up and gapped one of the two waterfalls. To end the day, Ed stumbled across some corrugated piping that just so happened to be the perfect size for a quick hit across a land gap. Definitely had a blast and thanks to all the people who pitched in to make this possible. Stay tuned for part two, we had to leave due to night fall... So going to have to go back to give it a try.
MLK Winch Session - Austin, TX
What better way to celebrate some time off after the Austin boat show then to hit up some winching spots in Austin. We loaded up the winch and headed out to find some spots. We found an area that had a pretty good land gap and decided to give it a try. After that, we stumbled across a creek that had some huge rocks and a nice little natural rail. Not a bad way to spend a Monday afternoon.
Day on the Water with Mitch Bergsma and Justin Worrell
Day on the Water with Mitch Bergsma and Justin Worrell. 68 degrees with a 30% chance of rain is not really the best way to start the day but nothing was going to stop these riders from taking a few sets. Mitch is a local Austin rider that has always impressed Wakeboarder.com with his riding. Justin has just relocated from Arkansas and works at Central Texas Malibu and Boardstop. Justin will be responsible for taking the new Austin Texas Boardstop location to the same level of Boardstop.com. If you need any wakeboard advice Justin is the one you need to see. I'd like to thank Rob and his family at CTWS and the riders for putting up with the weather conditions and making it such a great day.
Parks Bonifay Documentary - DVD
It took 27 years, locations all over the world and the last half a decade in production...but the Parks Bonifay Documentary is finally here. This tale of a man, his unconventional youth and unbelievable adulthood, flirting with disaster and challenging life, the triumphs of winning everything in sight, and tribulations of incomprehensible injury, the considerable fun and the unexpected pain and the pressure all add up to one thing: his movie.