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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

Radar lake: Where history is made.

Posted on December 3rd, 2012 by | posted in General, Media

Near Seattle Washington, Lake O’Brien, sits nestled in a scenic stretch of cascading hills and giant green fir trees. You may know it better as Radar Lake. Many have sat on the shores and witnessed wakeboarding history being made. Since 2007 the Ronix wakeboarding team has called the property home. Herb’s home overlooked the water and he was the man behind it’s magic.

Check Out Ronix Eight.3 Ballast

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.

New And Improved Photo Galleries Offer Numerous Upgrades

Posted on October 13th, 2008 by | posted in Announcements, General, Media

Click the image above to view the galleries

We spent the weekend implementing a completely new version of the WakeORIGIN Photo Galleries to make browsing wakeboarding related pictures easier for our readers. Many aspects look similar, but underneath is a new engine to make viewing the galleries faster and more convenience. We also added some new features to the mix, including the most requested upgrade, high-resolution images.

Here are the major improvements we made:

  • High Resolution Images: We now offer the option to view the high resolution version of each image where it’s available.
  • Paginated Browsing: Instead of loading all of the galleries at once, now only 10 are loaded at a time. That means the page loads a lot faster so you can start looking at wakeboarding pictures sooner.
  • Better Navigation: New navigation makes it easier to browse through the photos in an album in order.
  • Related Post Link: If the gallery you’re viewing is related to a specific post on the site, a link will appear in the top right corner so you can get all of the information about content the of the gallery.

Start browsing through the new WakeORIGIN.com Photo Galleries now, and let us know what you think.

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.

Ronix Rider Megan Ethell Is The Best Wakeboarder You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted on October 1st, 2008 by | posted in General, Media, Riders

There’s a reason you’ve probably never heard of Megan Ethell; she’s only 11 years old. Just because she can’t drive legally, isn’t even in middle school yet, and her Ronix Krush Wakeboard is almost as tall as she is, doesn’t mean she can’t rip on a wakeboard.

Ethell is sponsored by Ronix Wakeboards and can be found regularly at OWC putting on a show and teaching the boys a thing or two.

Check out the video after the jump to see exactly what the next generation of wakeboarding is going to look like. Just keep in mind that she has a few more years to grow up, which is only going to make her a better rider.

Supra’s Brand New 2009 Launch 21V Wakeboard Boat Gets Detailed

Posted on September 27th, 2008 by | posted in Boats, General, Media

Supra has rolled out their 2009 product line and in addition to some tweaks (mostly minor), they’ve added a new model for the new year. The Launch 21V fills the space between the 20V and the 22V nicely, and at 21′ 4″ long and 99″, it packs a lot of interior space.

Supra has also made a handful of incremental upgrades to all of the boats in their line-up for ’09, including:

  • Lower dash for more visibility which includes Zero Off compatible
  • Electric adjustable multisport trimtab wakeplate
  • Titan Spinner board racks
  • New ballast pumps with automatic shutoffs
  • New Gravity Games package
  • New Worlds Package
Additional, the Launch 20, Supra’s last remaining direct drive model has been dropped for ’09, making Supra the first major manufacturer to transition completely to a wakeboard/multi-sport focus.

Gallery: 2009 Supra Launch 21V
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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.