The time has come for all of us wake enthusiasts to get our minds blown from watching the worlds best wakeboarders. The Shredtown Jamboree is a invite only event held at the Shredtown ranch near Dallas, TX. Our BuyWake Team Riders Andrew, Davis, and Chris are arguably the most talented winch and park riders in the game today, and the obstacles they build are legendary to say the lease. Inviting the worlds most talented park riders just so happened to include some of our other Team Riders; Dylan Miller, Quinn Silvernale, Blake Bishop, Wesley Mark Jacobsen, and Felix Georgii. Yup, that’s eight total BuyWake/Ambush riders in a 15-rider invite. The odds were good that one of our boys would come out on top. This year it was Quinn who took home the Best Line Award! The surprise award of the night was most certainly the “Dad Cam” award that our boy Cole Vanthof won. Cole kept the boys in his sights day and night with his sick zooms and night vision. Being a badass wakeboarder is OK, but…if you also have video skills to go along with it, you’re basically a game-changer. Steffen Vollert is a master at both wake and video and put together one of the coolest videos ever! Sit back with a cold one and watch all action go down!
Watch the behind the scenes Dad Cam video that Cole produced:
Here are a few of our favorite images from legendary photographer *Bear:
BP with Just the Tip
WMJ with Mad Style
Cole Getting Angles
Swamp Thing Quinn
Can’t wait for next year! What will they think of next?
So we’ve all seen a few different variations of the double flip by now right? I personally love seeing the stuff off of the double up because the amplitude is typically way higher than that of a simple wake to wake. Don’t get it twisted thought….wake to wake behind these new Nautique G Series can flat out be ridiculously huge. Now doubles off the kicker at the cable park have been going down for quite some time, but this new variation may take top honors. Watch Max Van Helvoort land this mute double cork 1080 flawlessly. Hailing from Holland and now living in Orlando,FL (wakeboard heaven supposedly) Max set the internet on fire today and we are stoked to see this trick go down…and this good looking.
The United States of America’s very own son of Michigan…The “Dirty” Mike Dowdy just topped the podium and grabbed 1st place at the Pro Wake Tour in Texas this past weekend! Mike put together a super solid run as we knew he had it in him! Take a peek at his run and and we can’t wait to see him back on the podium more this year!
Harley is starting off 2016 exactly how he wanted. Winning. The level of tricks going down between him, Mike Dowdy, Dean Smith and others is astonishing. This year’s Nautique Wake Open at Orlando Watersports Complex featured a packed crowd of onlookers and the best wakeboarders and wakeskaters in the world. Legend JD Webb even through down and proved that he still has what it take stop be on the podium.
BRADLEE RUTLEDGE recently caught up with Blake Bishop to talk about his new Slingshot LTD wakeboard and what he plans on doing with his summer riding. Check it out!
How did you find out about your first collab board with slingshot and Buywake?
Derek Davis from Ambush/BuyWake called me while I was in Australia and told me on my 18th birthday. It’s probably the best birthday present I have ever gotten, haha. I can’t thank BuyWake and Slingshot enough for making a board with my name on it.
What’s your favorite part about the board?
The color way and graphic we’re a perfect combination and the Shredtown base is my favorite. The Shredtwon base is so good and different than the rest of the boards so combining my favorite base and shape made for everything I could ask for in a board. Also, Windsor is one of my best friends so to have my name on his board shape that I usually ride was super cool. I was staying with Windsor in Australia at the time I found out so it was super cool.
What are your plans for the summer?
Jamboree is at the end of this month and I got an invite to it so I am super hyped on that. It’s the best rail contest in America all year so that will be fun. Then I am going to Fise right after that in France and then hopefully spend some time in Europe after the contest. There are so many good cable parks over there I want to hit. I also have the #BTownCompound which is my private System 2.0 that I have been working on building new stuff at which will be fun to ride and shoot on when I am home. The VWC crew is also working on The Coalition Movie so I am working on filming my first full part which will be out at the end of the season. It’s going to be a busy summer riding in contest and shooting but it’ll be fun.
Any new things happening at your park?
So much stuff is happening at my park right now. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have been up to this winter building and completely re-desiging the park. I wan’t to try and keep it a secret until we can film and put out legit video and photos from the park.
Favorite trick to do on the wall right now?
I think toe side back 5 into the wall is my favorite right now. Or switch back lip on the top has been fun lately. The possibilities are really endless and it helps you become more comfortable on other rails and winching hitting a wall like that. Nose grab Front three is a fun one too that I have been doing a lot lately.
Remember to sign up to try and win 1 of 10 of Blake Bishop’s new collab board with BuyWake and Slingshot. Only 4 boards remain so make sure you act fast!