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ABC’s World of X Games to Showcase First-ever Real Wake Wakeboarding Video Competition

Harley Clifford

Official Press Release via Alliance Wake.

Growing the popular Real Series lineup, the ABC’s World of X Games will air the first-ever Real Wake Driven by MasterCraft video competition this summer, in collaboration with Alliance MultiMedia. The competition will showcase some of the biggest names in wakeboarding today reconnecting the sport with X Games for the first time since 2005.

ESPN X Games and Alliance MultiMedia involved MasterCraft Boats given the company’s long-standing history with X Games and their commitment to supporting competitive wakeboarding and the progression of watersports. Part of a summer-long initiative, Real Wake Driven by MasterCraft will be followed by the MasterCraft Throwdown event on August 8, 2015.

A premier group of athletes were invited to compete in this summer’s Real Wake Driven by MasterCraft competition with professional filmers capturing these riders performing never-before-seen tricks in a wide variety of backdrops ranging from iconic lake locations to urban settings. The eight world-class wakeboarders invited are Harley Clifford, Raph Derome, Chris “Shredtown” Abadie, Aaron Rathy, Rusty Malinoski, Shota Tezuka, Daniel Grant and Mike Dowdy. Similar to other Real Series competitions, these athletes were given the opportunity to choose the filmer they felt was most capable of capturing their vision and own unique style.

Initial footage and behind-the-scenes teaser segments will be posted on XGames.com/RealWake beginning in June, followed by the release of eight individual Real Wake Driven by MasterCraft athlete segments on July 15. Extremely interactive and engaging by design, fans will have a chance to view and vote for their favorite video online. The fan favorite winner will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize.

The Real Wake Driven by MasterCraft competition will culminate in a one-hour World of X Games show produced by Alliance MultiMedia slated to air at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 26 on ABC. The show will feature the top six video segments, behind-the-scenes footage and athlete interviews. The athletes and filmers themselves will then select the top three videos to be awarded gold, silver and bronze X Games medals along with cash prizes.

“I am so excited for Real Wake this year,” said Harley Clifford. “With X Games being the pinnacle of action sports, it’s really going to give me the chance to showcase what I love about wakeboarding and the way I am trying to push the sport, especially having Greg Browning as my filmer and producer!”

World of X Games is a weekly program on ABC which features a variety of X Games and action sports athlete-focused content. Scheduling is subject to change; check local listings for additional details. More information on Real Wake Driven by MasterCraft can be found on xgames.com for fans or on www.espnmediazone.com for members of the media. Follow the X Games on Twitter at http://twitter.com/xgames and join the conversation using #RealWake.

Harley Clifford – The Perfect Score

Before the 2015 Nautique Boats Masters, a perfect score of 100.00 had only been achieved once in professional board sports competition history, and it was in snowboarding.   Shaun White scored a perfect 100.00 in the 2012 Winter X Games half pipe and set the internet on fire with praisers and haters a like.  The question we’re all asking, is a perfect 100.00 something that competing athletes strive for?

Watch below and ask yourself did he score a 100.00 or 99.73?

 

Fast forward to 2015 and check out Harley Clifford’s final run that scored him a perfect 100.00 at the 2015 Nautique Boats Masters.

 

Now understand this…we know the comparison of wakeboarding to snowboarding is a long shot, but without a doubt, Harley Clifford truly deserved a perfect score of 100.00.  If you’re able to link those same tricks together, then you too deserve a perfect score.  Harley Clifford’s perfect score run will forever go into the history books as “the perfect run” and you can’t take that away from him.  So to all you wakeboarders out there that want to get into this sport – start learning double flips.  Seriously the game has changed. Shout out to Chad Hesse, hitting the first ever triple flip in wakeboarding history. 2015 is already a great year for the wakeboarding record books!

 

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Shredtown Jamboree Day 3 | Best Line Park

3rd and final day of the Shredtown Jamboree

As if things couldn’t get any crazier at the Shredtown Jamboree they finally dropped the Best Line video!  Watch our Team Rider Dylan Miller and the crew put together some of the most insane lines with a degree of difficulty that’s off the charts!  This was hands down one of the best rider contest ever done and we can’t wait to get out to Shredtown next year for another Jamboree!

On the 3rd and final day of the Shredtown Jamboree riders overall talents were put to the test for the best 3 trick line event in the main park. The wedge to handrail, the choice of the double rooftop or wedge to pipe step down and finishing up with the culvert to deck kicker. After 4 rounds of 5 the athletes voted Dylan Miller, Daniel Grant, James Windsor and Raph Derome all through to a final round. Check out all the action here and find out who takes the cake in the best line event!

Raph Derome
Dylan Miller
Shredtown Jamboree GroupFinal Group

Shredtown Jamboree Day 2 – Best Trick Land Gap

Shredtown Jamboree – Best Trick Land Gap

WOW – How heavy are some of these hits?  The set up for the land gap isn’t for the average rider that’s for sure.  Checkout the worlds best throwing down at Shredtown.

Day 2 of the Shredtown Jamboree was filled with action as 20 of the best riders in the world took to the land gap for a best trick session pulled by the Sesitec 2.0. The setup was built with countless different line possibilities and the athletes made use of every one imaginable. From transfers to wall drops to flips onto rails, we saw it all on Day 2. Congrats to Dom Hernler who won his peers vote for the Best trick of the session.

Shredtown Jamboree Day 1 – Best Trick Park

Day one of the Shredtown Jamboree – Best Trick Park

How awesome is this set up!  We’ve been seeing photos for days and now we finally have video from the first day of the Shredtown Jamboree.  What do you get when you mix the worlds best rail riders and some of the most unique built features?  We can’t wait to see more!  The Shredtown Jamboree started out with a bang on day 1 as riders had their first sessions in the System 2.0 park getting to know the setup and dialing in their lines. As voted by the athletes, Dom Hernler, James Windsor, Oli Derome and Raph Derome were chosen for the evening showdown as they battled it out for the best trick award.

Feast your eyes on Best Trick Park.

Stay tuned for Day Two of the event and make sure to follow Shredtown, Slingshot, and Us on social media!