No Wake Zone
No Wake Zone is a wake blog edited by Patrick Wieland.
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"I would give anything to meet Harley! im a massive fan & i think his an amazing wakeboarder! <3"
"Thank you for this post! I can't say that I don't miss motorsports but, it's the things like this that make me want to hope on a plane just to see a single event! I will have to check into some once I get home! http://www.ispymotorsports.com/"
Elizabethtown, Ky. - The top pro wakeboarders on the planet are set to battle it out on the waters of Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, Ky., July 18 & 19, for the fourth stop of the 2009 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour.
Athletes will compete through a series of elimination rounds throughout the event, judged on rail tricks and big-air maneuvers, as they're towed on the water behind the official PWT towboat, the MasterCraft X-Star, at a speed of approximately 25mph.
Athletes competing in Elizabethtown are not only vying for a cash purse, but also for points toward the Pro Tour standings. Points are awarded based on final placement in the event. The highest total points-earner at the end of the five-event season will claim the coveted Pro Tour title and a cash bonus.
With back-to-back Pro Tour stop wins, Canadian ripper Aaron Rathy sits at the top of the Pro Tour standings list and enters Elizabethtown as the top-seeded rider in the contest.
Rathy will look to make it three in a row, with a win in Elizabethtown, but faces a tough field of competitors along the way, including Aussie rookie phenom Harley Clifford, two-time wakeboard world champion Andrew Adkison and Kentucky native Bryan Hutton, who will look to capture his first pro career win, in front of a hometown crowd.
Author: Action Watersports Press Release
July 25th come join us as Action Watersports in Mesa, Arizona kicks off their Grand Opening with a Skooled Wakeboarding Rail Jam. Local pros and guest will be riding demos from 10am to sundown on one of the most unjibbable setups in wakeboarding.
Corrugated pipes and barricades are used as rails, ladders and pallets as up ramps, and chain link fences for wall rides - it's a must see event. Bring the whole family to the new Action Watersports located at 1320 E Broadway in Mesa, Arizona and enjoy the free Skooled Wakeboarding Rail Jam, raffles and prizes.
Bob Soven goes down in history as the youngest rider to stick a 1080. I spent the other day filming with Bob and although He didnt land a 1080 that day He still was killing it. Bob is just one of those riders who is gifted. He spins and looks so comfortable in the air. Bob is a really funny kid also.
"just stuck my first 1080 off the double from the toeside no footage but it was legit" Bob Soven
you can follow Bob Soven here. www.twitter.com/therealbobsoven
photo courtesy of www.Alliancewakeskate.com Photographer: EJ Peterson
We sit down with 2009 Byerly Toe Jam Cable Champ and get the low down on what its like being Bret Little. So check it out and learn a little more about this Texas native.
Q: Who are your sponsors?
Byerly Boards, RockStar Energy Drinks, O'Neill, Rukus Boardshop, Texas Ski Ranch, and Spy.
Q: How long have you been riding for?
About 5 or 6 years now.
Q: Are you one of the converted Wakeboarders to wakeskating? or did you start wakeskating first?
Well I first learned to wakeboard behind a jetski when I was like 12, but I never really got into it, I definitely found my passion in wakeskating.
Q: Whats it like living in and riding in texas?
Its awesome. There are a ton of sick spots, whether you want to ride boat, ski, winch, or whatever. There's also one of the best cable parks in the world, and some of the truest people you'll ever meet to chill and ride with. I haven't been home in a couple months, and I miss it feircly.
Q: Who do you normally ride with at home?
Aaron Reed, Tom Fooshee, Gabe Lucas, Stefan Schwiever, and a bunch of other local shredders. There are so many kids all over the state tearing it up.
Q: Do you have any pre riding rituals you do before going out and riding?
It depends on where I'm at, or what the situation is, but I like to loosen up a little bit if possible. My favorite thing to do is skate a little, maybe shred some mini-ramp, if its not too hot. And maybe one or two other ' rituals.'
Q: Whats it like to be riding for the Legend himself Scott Byerly?
Amazing. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Scott has always been someone I've looked up to, and his dedication to everything is truly inspiring. It still blows my mind everyday that I get to chill and ride with a legend like Scott. I mean, the man is 36 and still learning tricks like wake to wake 360 shuvs. That's epic.
Q: Recently you switched to riding a bilevel, What made you change from the Byerly Concave?
I just wanted to try something different. I've ridden bilevels in the past, and I decided to give ours a shot. Once I was on it for a little bit I found I really liked it, its got good pop and is very predictable. It's a little bigger than what I would like to be riding, but we are reviving the composite concave next year and the new shape is sick, so I might start riding that.
Q: If you had the choice to ride an empty cable all day with the boys or winch a perfect spot with the boys what would you pick?
I may have got my start wakeskating on the cable, but I'll take a perfect winch spot anyday! Most people don't realize how much I like to winch, but I do it as much as or more than I ride cable these days.
Q: What is your favorite trick?
Switch backside 180
Q: Are you working on any new tricks?
Of course, I've got some wild ideas running though this head of mine.
Q: Do you have any big plans for the rest of the summer?
Some much needed time in Texas, and a trip across the pond to Europe. Plus whatever else pops up, maybe a Byerly trip or two.
Colling Harrington and Liquid Force Films brings the action home to you! With huge double ups and tons of girls BroStock was every mans dream. Brostock is an event that we all dream of attending. At least you get to see it all on video and dont have to worry about getting a DUI. So get ready to party and dont worry it really was as fun as the video makes it seem.