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Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Technique Style - Ryan Lemons

Here the latest video material from Ryan Lemons. The material is not the newest one, but one of the best tech trick flip wakeskate videos.
Check it out!

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Cartrade 24 Masterbattle Video Ready
Andre Solle Wakekillaz Crew

Here is the latest video clip from the amazing wakeskate weekend in Magdeboogie, Germany. Andre Solle member of the Wakekillaz crew is the creator of the video. You can see awesome tricks on the funbox, slider, kicker and flat section. The final was head to head.

You need a pull in freezing cold germany? Check the Wakekillaz shoutbox, the cable in Magdeboogie Cable Island is open if you find 5 persons which want skate.

Check the Wakekillaz homepage for more information.

Volume Wakeskate Issue 6 available

The new video from Volume Wakeskate is available. Here you can find a couple clips with Ben Horan and Reed Hansen. Topic's:

1) The Pro Spotlight go to none other than Nick Taylor.
2) Stop 2 of the Byerly Toe Jam Tour, the Rockstar Cable Jam.

Check the Volume Wakeskate homepage for more information, picture is also from there.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Nike Air Morgan Wake

Nike has anounced a new wakeskate shoe for 2008. It's the same durable Morgan that we've always had, but with closed-cell foam to make it lighter in the water - says Silas Thurman, Team Manager at Nike 6.0.

Information and picture are from Nike 6.0 Website.

Dallas Winch Trip Part I

It's been a long time since you could see video footage from Clint Tompkins. He is the master of rails. A new 4 part video series with Clint Tompkins, Matt Hooker, Bret Little has started. This is the comment from the crew: This is the first of a four part series documenting the Dallas winch trip. Stay tuned for part two next week. Oh, and i never... NEVER... claimed anything. Listen up!
and here is the link.

Stop by alliancewake.com next week for part 2 or check the wakeskatebomb. All information are from alliancewake.com. Picture (Clint Tompkins) is from NoFear website.

Updated La Sewer Website
Homeless Video Trailer

La Sewer Crew has updated their homepage. Topics are:

  • Crooked Murff is Rider Of the Year 2007
  • The Homeless video should be in your hands
  • Which are you? Am? Or pro?
  • Again if your bored. Skateboarding
  • Josh Jansson: Russian Tourist
  • Film and Digital Portfolio
Homeless video trailer is out now, check it out at the alliancewake video site. Josh Jansson told about the release date of the final video: "release dates are bulljive anyways, this isnt fiznackling (Kyle added the fiznackling) Hollywood."
Picture and information are from La Sewer homepage.

Monday, 10 December 2007

Oakley "Push Process"

Oakleys new wakeboard and wakeskate movie "Push Process" is premiering throughout the US. The ones of you that have already watched the trailer will agree with me saying that this is something big coming towards us. George Daniels and Danny Hampson are just two names I wanna mention here.
According to their blog it will be available for purchase anytime soon. Have your eyes open!

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Alliance Wakeskate Magazine 3.5

Finally there's an end to the long wait. AllianceWake just published their 3.5 online wakeskate magazine. So stop by alliancewake.com and enjoy!!!

Wakekillaz New Video
Ripzone German Nationals

Here the latest video from Andre Solle from the Wakekillaz Crew about the "Ripzone Wakeskate German championships" and the "Light Up da Box Battle". Nice work, but the music is not my taste. Check the Wakekillaz homepage for more information.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Ronix Zariel Update

While traveling through the united states I ran into some Ronix sales reps at the texas ski ranch. They had the new bi level wakeskate, the "Zariel 42" with so I couldn't resist taking some pictures. It's a really solid looking skate! Strong wood-composite construction with reshapeable rails. Note the skateboard bushing type of spacers in between the top and bottom board.
Click pictures for actual size...

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Travel - Australia

I go to Australia for the next weeks and sorry I go for surfing and hang loose, not for wakeskating. So no news from me about wakeskating the next weeks. New posts from Dude, next year!

Levelthirthn Wakeskates 2008 Online

The 08 L13 temporary website is up now, you can see the new graphics and shapes, and watch some videos too. New for 2008 all wakeskates have a 3 stage rocker and some a PBT base. Don't forget to check the L13 podcast. Enjoy
Pictures are from L13 homepage.

Devotid Wakeskates 2008 Preview

Here the first picture from the 2008 bi level Onward made by Devotid. Devotid announces 5 new models for 2008. Here are some information about the Onward 2008 model
  • PBT Base
  • 3 stage rocker
  • fiber reinforced wood construction
The Onward comes in two sizes (38" and 40") and will be manufactured in a pneumatic cold press lamination. The skate is high gloss waterproof sealent and H2O waterproof adhesive. The quality and durability of the Union bi level was really good in 2007. Let's hope that the inserts in 2008 are stainless and the quality and durability is the same like 2007. Good job Kevin!

Devotid also makes OEM products in 2008. Kevin says: We also started a new division last year here that is working on some OEM manufacturing for other labels. We've been building boards for other people that want small runs of about 25 to whatever quantities with there own ideas, shapes and graphics. Low minimums and unlimited shape/ material options. We also offer to new start up companies complete branding (marketing.) clothing, stickers, dealer brochures, banners you name it, all in house in our printing shop. you can design it we make it. The idea was to give some new creative companies out there the chance to turn the ideas into a reality. and all from one place.

For more information check the Devotid Homepage from time to time. Pictures are from the Devotid photobucket account.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Wakeskate Podcasts

In iTunes you can find some wakeskate related podcasts. The latest one is from Levelthirtn wakeskates. Here a list of available podcast:

Stomped Wakekast: Stomped Wakekast is a show about everything wake. Each week we dive into current content about whats happening in wakeboarding and wakeskating. From profiles, contests, film shoots, trick tips, roadtrips, spot chekcs, and much more we've got you covered.

Levelthirtn: Levelthirtn Wakeskates presents a collection of videos for your enjoyment. The Videos portray riders, riding, and everything in between.

Hyperlite: Check out Scott Byerly and the Byerly team rip up on the latest Byerly wakeskates and wakeboards.

Liquid Force Films:
Welcome to the Liquid Force Films Podcast, where you can see bits and pieces of everything related to the latest film projects by Justin Stephens ... Thanks a ton for interest and support.

Picture on top is from Christoph Leib, check his Blog. Look for Podcasts in the iTunes Music Store or check the websites.

Oak Wakeskates on YouTube

Oak wakeskates has announced an account on YouTube. At the moment you can find videos from following riders there:
  • Ben Horan (wakeskate and skateboard)
  • Jesse Landry
  • Kirby
  • Ryan Farrell
Check this YouTube account for more information.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Liquid Force 2008 complete line

The season 2008 has started in Australia. There you can buy the complete Liquid Force wakeskate line at your favorite dealer. Click on the picture to see all details. For more information browse through the Full Tilt online retailer or check the Liquid Force homepage in near future.

Wakeskater have fun in Australia!

You need ideas for a winch? iWinch!

You need ideas for the frame of a winch or you are not sure about the color or something other? Check iWinchGlobal! There you can see a large list with pictures and information of winches from all over the world. Picture is from iWinchGlobal. Last but not least check the video section.

Friday, 12 October 2007

O'Neill wakeskate vests 2008

Next summer, O'Neill will come up to the market with two new wakeskate vests. The most popular and reworked Gooru and the Checkmate with it´s waferlike design and side zipper with neopren cover. Here's a picture from Nick Taylor wearing the Checkmate vest from ws.com. The other picture is from http://www.oneill-w.ru/.

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Integrity board tech info

Now that the new CNC has arrived at integrity’s new production facility the door to a bright variety of new projects is pushed open. Via wakeskating.com Erich has given a brief outlook on what’s to come and what’s to expect.
First of all they are working on the improvement of the 41 model or rather a new 41 version. It’ll gain a little more weight “Integrity's 08 line up will be a pound to 1.5lbs. or so heavier... Some where around 9-10 lbs.” get some steeper concave and some higher kicktails. Furthermore the center/weight combination was improved to make the new integrity boards even more subtle wapons for excessive spin- and flip-tricks.
The 39,5 will be replaced by a board, sized to fit the needs of integ team riders Nick Taylor and Ryan Lemons. It’s scheduled for march release.
Other projects are the “GREEN” deck with 100% recyclable materials (“(hemp) fibers substituting the fiberglass”) and boards with Bamboo/composite cores. The bamboo one will be heavier than the other boards and is thus suited for the guys that like a denser feel in their skates.
Besides new shapes and materials, Erich is also working on different production processes and techniques to improve the response and snap of the board.
For further info about what’s to come go ahead and check this thread on wakeskating.com.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

NeverRide Winch

The first picture of the new small NeverRide winch has been released on wakeskating.ch. Patrick from ws.ch wrote the following about NeverRide and their new winches:
This year did not take place any in Europe without NeverRide. The Company from Switzerland, which builds Towing Devices as precisely and reliably as Swiss clocks, are always locally. After the ISPO in Munich, where in co-operation with Reef and New Schnitzel took place a exibition, during Interboot in Friedsrichshafen was NeverRide again on place, and shows in co-operation with the water cable park Pfullendorf, what is the future of winching. Wakeskating and Wakeboarding on the highest level, and the new “small” NeverRide Winch “Winchmaster DeLuxe” live in action ...

To see pictures click here or go directly to the neverride homepage or wakeskating.ch.

Monday, 8 October 2007

German Wakeskate Videos

First (above) is from Andy Kolb (Kolbinator) at Texas Ski Ranch - sick footage with gazelle, 540shuv with backside bodyvarial (backside biggerspin), varialflip, ...

The second one is a first short trailer about the Ripzone german wakeskate nationals from the Wakekillaz Crew out of Magdeboogie. Special thanks go to Andre Solle for shooting and video editing. Check this link for the video (attention video size is approx. 23MByte, but good quality).

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Byerly Toe Jam finals footy

After waiting for quite a while someone finally put up the videos of the 4th and last byerly toe jam this year. All videos (cable, winch, rails, boat) have really nice editing and good quality.So turn on, sit back and enjoy!

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

New WakeSkates 08 released

New WakeSkates released pictures and informations on their 2008 skates on www.newwakeskates.com
The collection of all wooden skates are to be on sale, with quite inexpensive prices! All models are under 200 bucks.

New has a great reputation of making good crafted deks with a solid quality. The 08 decks are supposed to even top that:
"the prices are just a wake up call to the industry. the boards are even better than before! we will be comming out with more graphics soon. and pics. wakeskating isn't a cheap sport so we are trying to help you get on the water. im also stoked to say that andrew did his own graphics. " Mike Barret on wakeskating.com

New still has its custom boards with all kinds of styles and combinations possible. Check it out!

see you at the lake!

Monday, 1 October 2007

Gatorboards Wakeskates 2008 Preview

Here the first pics of the new wakeskate line from Gatorboards. On top you can see the channels of the Doylce skate. They do look kind of deep. The Doylce will also be a foam topped jobby, and it will not have attachable fins. It's just a molded fin on each end and then the channels. The Doyle's concave is very deep like the Byerly Legacy, but the transition through the kicktails is smoother. Here the picture from the button

Last but not least a picture from the new Deuce Pop with Matt Manzari. All pictures are from wakeskating.com. For more information check this threat.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Byerly Toe Jam Stop 4 Rail Jam,
Winch Jam and Cable Finals

16 of the world’s best wakeskaters challenged each other September 20-21 2007 in the rail park at The Projects in Bithlo, Florida during the final event of the 2007 Toe Jam wakeskate series, The Byerly Toe Jam, presented by O’Neill. Final run of the winner Ben Horan included switch and regular boardslide big spins, as well as a kickflip, varial flip and a solid kickflip off the flat rail. Here the last two rounds:

1. Ben Horan
2. Nick Taylor

Round 3

1. Brian Grubb
2. Ben Horan

1. Nick Taylor
2. Brandon Thomas

Round 2

1. Nick Taylor
2. Brett Little

1. Ben Horan
2. Clint Tompkins

1. Brian Grubb
2. Reed Hansen

1. Brandon Thomas
2. Steven Campbell

Ben Horan said "Going against Clint Tompkins was the most difficult time I ever had wakeskating. He’s a very, very good wakeskater". But it was also a good time for Clint Tompkins he won the winch jam at byerly toe jam.

Here the result and a picture from the amazing setup (box with 6-7 feet drop, ledge each side):

Winch Jam (8-man, 1-hour jam format Final)
1. Clint Tompkins
2. Brett Little
3. Ben Horan
3. James Balzer
Steven Campbell
Aaron Reed
Nick Taylor
Danny Hampson

On September 22 was the cable final at Orlando Watersports Complex. Conditions were perfect, glassy water. The level overall was good and Reed Hansen was amazing. His final run included a kickflip, varial flip, frontside flip, 360 flip and a double kickflip. Reed Hansen said: "If you told me to go back out there and do that again, there's no way I could."

Here the result from cable final:

1. Reed Hansen
2. Brett Little
Brian Grubb
3. Ben Kaiser

Picture from Rodrigo Donoso or from TAD (ws.com). Check the links for more pictures and information:

Boot Final article
Toe Jam Cable Finals threat
Toe Jam Picture threat
Toe Jam Winch Final threat

Day One
Day Two
Day Three

Wakeskating Spain

Wakeskating rules Europe. After Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, France, and Italy, Spain now has a online community related to wakeskating too.
Check wakeskating.es for the latest news out of Spain.

Wakeskating in Vienna, Austria, Red Bull

Dennis Knasiak aka The Machine traveled through Vienna Austria with two wakeboarders, a winch and skateboard obstacles from September 16.-17. 2007. For all german readers check this article at the Red Bull homepage.
Picture is from Red Bull Austria homepage.

La Sewer - Online Mag

La Sewer is an online wakeskate mag like the Alliance wakeskate issue but to me it's a completly different approach. Take a look here and build your own opinion. For the Surf Expo 2007 they printed a real paper promo issue. The first hardcopy issue should be out in January 2008.
They don't have a fancy forum on their homepage for you to express your opinion but you can go to La Sewer's myspace and tell them how much you hate or love La Sewer.

Monday, 24 September 2007

Limited Edition Byerly 3 Toe Jam Shoe

Performance, Reef and Scott teamed up to design an ultra limited run of shoes for the finals of his 2007 Byerly Toe Jam Series. These Byerly 3 Mid's are the design you will see in Spring 2008, but not in this color as these are ultra exclusive and only 100 pair will be made for sale! So come and get them before they are gone! Check Perfski for more information.

Friday, 21 September 2007

Byerly Toe Jam Stop 4 Projects - Day One

Here is the first link to an article related to the first day of Byerly Toe Jam Stop 4 at Projects. Check this website:

* Boat finals and winch qualification

For the next days schedule check the Byerly Toe Jam page. Thanks wakeskating.com

Not What Cha' Think - Video Teaser

Here the facts about Not What Cha'Think video from Oregon Trail Trash (O.T.T.) Productions:

1. This will officially be the longest wakeskate movie ever made to date. The past few days I have been going through footage with Zak and as it looks right now the movie will be about an hour long! Although nothing is official till the final draft. I believe it came to something like 1800 GByte of footage that was actually logged!

2. This is not going to be your typical wakeskate movie, not all of the riders have full parts but there is footage of over 20 different riders from all over! I'll make a little list just for fun to give you an idea of how much is going to go into this movie, If I leave your name out or spell your name wrong please forgive me, this is what I can pull off the top of my head.

David Hanson
Steve Cambell
Drew Danielo
Ben Kaiser
Zach Snyder
Cody Miller
Reed Hanson
Matt Manzari
Kyle Hymas
Chase Gregory
Steff Walmsley

Gabe Paulson
Russell Young
Spencer Ellis
Joe Poitars
Keith Lidberg
Ryan Doyle
Aaron Gore
Chris Barcellos
Matt Veslik
Ryan Potter
Andrew Belzer

Keaton Bowlby
Reed Watson
Ben Horan
Kyle Walton
Brandon Rau
Pete Ward
Bret Little
Brett Jackson
Greg Waters
Zak Stone "obviously"

Check this threat on ws.com for more information or go direct to the official homepage of O.T.T. Production.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Ripzone German Nationals Results

The 2nd wakeskate nationals presented by Ripzone are done at Cable Island in Magdeboogie. Here are the results:

1. Hoffmann, Tine
2. Gündel, Katja
3. Bregar, Marina
1. Bausch, Michelle
2. Süss, Johanna

Junior men
1. Kissmann, Jan
2. Lacherbauer, Franz
3. Süss, Lukas

1. Ghoniem, Tarik
2. Preisner, Dominik
3. Hecht, Marco

1. Solle, Andre
2. Mühlhauser, Norbert
3. Alex, Harry

1. Andy Kolb
2. Reinhardt, Sandro
3. Grabsky, Jan

and a short list of the best tricks:

flat water
: varial kickflip, biggerspin, gazelle, kickflip, huge bs bigs
box: fs bigspin on bs shuv out, bs 360 shuv on bs shuv out, fs big out
flat (57 feet long): nosepress to bs 180 out, tailpress and nosepress to bs or fs 270 shuv out
kicker: bs360, fs540, tantrum board to board tranfer

Many thanks to all local sponsors Dates, Eisenherz, Brillen Kunze, Rock'n'Roll Skateshop, Autohaus Weber, Küchenchef, and especially thank to Ripzone Europe. For more pics look here:
Pics in this article are from Sebastian Weithaup, thanks.

New Video Teaser

A lot of new videos are announced online one from levelthirtn wakeskates from Canada another one from some wakeskater which traveled through Florida. But also a very different video teaser where you can see that all is limitied by our skills and not by our wakeskates is too find. Look here:
Picture is from Levelthirtn homepage. Check this threat on ws.com for more information about Gnarcotics and the Levelthrin homepage for the Durf wakeskate video.

Oak Design 2008

Happy Tree Friends meets Oak Wakeskates. Here are the first pictures of the new Oak wakeskate design 2008. The shape of the skates is in development at the moment. The complete line will be ready in one or two month. Pics are from the official Oak homepage. Check in there for more information.
And last but not least a picture of the skate bumbs from Oak wakeskates.Picture above from ws.com check news from Surf Expo.

Monday, 17 September 2007

Alliance wakeskatemag 3.4 out

Finally there's and end to the long wait. AllianceWake just published their 3.4 online wakeskate magazine. So stop by alliancewake.com and enjoy!!!