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Hyperlite Welcomes | Nick Kamper

Posted on December 18th, 2012 by | posted in Announcements, General, Industry Press Releases, Media, Riders

“Nick is a great addition to our team. As an athlete and coach, Nick inspires with both his level of riding and with his ability to teach others. Our partnership at OWC has allowed us to get to know Nick and we’re excited to have him on our team.” –Greg Nelson, Hyperlite Wakeboards

Hyperlite is the longest-standing brand in the wakeboarding industry. Based in Snoqualmie, WA, Hyperlite has been a pioneer in the wake industry for over 20 years. The company produces revolutionary wake products that are the result of thousands of hours of research and development from an innovative team of shapers, riders and manufacturers.

2013 King Of Wake Schedule

Posted on December 17th, 2012 by | posted in Announcements, Contests, Events, General, Industry Press Releases, Media

Three New Venues Featured on 2013 King of Wake Schedule

2013 King of Wake Schedule
April 25-28 Orlando, Fla. Nautique Wake Games Orlando Watersports Complex

May 18 Acworth, Ga. MasterCraft PWT Stop #1 Dallas LandingPark

June 1 Mooresville, NC. MasterCraft PWT Stop #2 Lake Norman

June 29 Mossdale, Ca. MasterCraft PWT Stop #3 Mossdale Quarry Lakes

July 13 Monroe, Wash. MasterCraft PWT Stop #4 Lake Tye

July 25-28 West Chester, Oh. Nautique WWA Nationals Voice of America Park

Aug. 15-18 Pleasant Prairie, Wi. Rockstar WWA Worlds Prairie Springs Park Presented by Supra

Aug. 24 Grand Rapids, Mi. MasterCraft PWT Stop #5 Millennium Park

The Ultimate Wakesurf Wake

Posted on August 17th, 2009 by | posted in General, Media, Riders, Wakesurfing

Wakesurfing 60 foot Boat from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

What do you get when you combine 60 feet of diesel powered yacht, 1 wave runner and 2 wakesurf boards? You get the ultimate wakesurf experience! Posted by Chad Sharpe, this video details Sharpe and some of his Ronix buddies slashing it up behind the perfect wakesurfing machine.

Prepare to be jealous of a should high wake that can be surfed both sides simultaneously. And of course you can’t stop and start a boat that big, so that’s why you have a wave runner on tow-in duty to make sure the ride lasts forever.

Check it out after the break, just realize that you’ll be disappointed the next time you go out in your v-drive with 2,000lbs. of ballast.

Zane Schwenk Honored As A Legend Of Wakeboarding

Posted on February 3rd, 2009 by | posted in General, Media, Riders

Zane Schwenk CWB Mastercraft Pro Wakeboarder
Sure, his hair may have a little too much product in it for his age, maybe he did wear gloves a few years too long, and of course there’s no getting past the picture above, but you have to admit Zane Schwenk is legend in the sport of wakeboarding, and an all-around great guy.

The powers that be tend to agree, which is why they honored him with as a Legend of Wake at the 2008 Wake Awards last fall. The equivalent of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy’s, the Legend of Wake recognition highlights important people in the industry that have committed their career towards representing wakeboarding. Zane is exactly the kind of ambassador wakeboarding needs, and is a great public face for our sport.

Check out the video after the jump.

Supra Boats Pulls the Wraps Off Their 2009 Website

Posted on October 7th, 2008 by | posted in Boats, General, Industry Press Releases, Media

After releasing the details on their new for 2009 Launch 21V wakeboard boat, Supra has pulled the wraps off their new website for next year, which features specs, images, and video of their entirely v-drive model lineup for 2009.

In addition to a rich media experience, which includes video clips of Supra’s pro team talking about each boat’s features, the new website also includes a boat building tool that allows you to customize and price all of Supra’s models.

Supra continues to improve not only their product, but also their marketing and promotions, creating an even more attractive experience for potential Supra owners. If you’ve been thinking about a new boat and Supra is on your list, head over to www.supraboats.com for more information.

You can read the official press release below the fold.

Congratulations Danny Harf, On Landing The First 1260 In History

Posted on September 25th, 2008 by | posted in General, Media, Riders

Danny Harf, the wonder boy from team Ronix has added another industry first to his long list of accomplishments; this time becoming the first rider ever to land a 1260. Armed with a monster wake and his Ronix DHV1 Wakeboard, Harf added another 180 degrees of rotation, for a full 3 and half spins.

In what was perhaps the best kept wakeboarding secret of all-time, Harf swore everyone that witnessed his historic move to secrecy to ensure no one would spill the beans before the Best of Wake Awards Ceremony this past weekend. The result of the successful ninja mission was a mind blowing unveiling that had more than a few riders (especially Rusty Malinoski, who believed he had the award cinched) visibly upset. Of course once the shock wore off, they were just as excited as Danny, showing how close the riders at the top are, even when pushing each other to land new moves.

Congratulations Danny, enjoy being the first rider in history to land a 1260; although someone will inevitably land a 1340, no one can take that away from you!

Hit the jump to see the video playback of Danny Harf’s 1260 at the Best of Wake Awards.

Correct Craft Launches New Website Featuring 2009 Nautique Boats

Posted on September 24th, 2008 by | posted in Boats, General, Media

Correct Craft has pulled the wraps off their new updated website for next year, which features their line of 2009 Nautique boats. The overall layout of the site is the same as last year’s version, with minor updates to accommodate new options for exploring each boat, and the technology and features that make them special.

The biggest changes to the 2009 model line include the brand new 216V crossover and the strangely styled Flight Control Tower 3. Designed for multi-sport performance, the 216V features plenty of space in it’s 21′ 6″ chassis, along with built-in ballast for wakeboarding performance. Unfortunately it also features the same disjointed, segmented and confusing interior that all of Nautique’s new models have showcased lately.

Check out the rest of the details regarding the new website and a brief overview of the changes for 2009 after the jump.

WetRope Brings Social Networking To Wakeboarding

Posted on September 11th, 2008 by | posted in General, Media

Just in case Facebook and MySpace didn’t offer enough social networking options, a new company by the name of LifeFitter, has announced their new social skill numbing site, WetRope. Details are sparse, but it appears the aim of the project is to allow a way for wakeboarders throughout the US (sorry everyone else) to find other riders in their area. Different from the giants that are Facebook and MySpace, this site appears to put a focus on actually interacting with people you connect with, and not just endlessly poking each other back-and-forth.

The site is getting ready for a private Beta right now, and if you give away some of your personal information, you can even score a free shirt for taking part in their trial period. Release is set for sometime towards the end of this year, so stay tuned for more on this wakeboarder-uniting site.

Northwest Wakeboard Invitational Official Recap and Photos

Posted on August 5th, 2008 by | posted in General, Media

Thomas Olson landed a toeside 900 in the finals to WIN his first BAKES NWI title against defending 2 time Champion Bret V. Everyone who showed up to watch the NWI witnessed a passing of the torch between these long time friends from Gig Harbor. Many folks know that Bret V has been a mentor and significant influence in Thomas Olson’s wake career to this point. The 4th Annual BAKES NWI had the teacher give way to the protege’ in the closest finals decision the event has ever seen…

The official recap and links to event photo galleries are posted after the jump

Media Courtesy of [ WakeboardNorthwest.com ]

The Mystery That is Company Wake Continues

Posted on June 5th, 2008 by | posted in Gear, General, Media

Company Wake Promo Video

The wakeboard industry has seen a number of substantial changes in the last few years. From the purchase of nearly every major manufacturer by Bob Archer, to the emergence of new companies like Ronix Wake, it’s safe to say things have been in transition.

And now, although there has been relative stability through the last couple of seasons, there is another new player on the horizon, this time in the form of Company Wake. Although details are thin, and they’ve chosen to take a decidedly cryptic approach to marketing, some information is starting to leak out. What we know at this point is that the company is the brain-child of Justin Stephens, a veteran of the industry. With Surf Expo ’08 set as their public unveiling, we can expect to see quite a bit more from this young company.

Until then, check out the viralish video they’ve released for more teasing and not much information after the jump.