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I'm a rider and wakeboarding pundit from Atlanta, GA. The opinions I express are entirely my own.

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Liquid Force Free For All at Terminus Wake Park Monday, April 28

Liquid Force is invading Terminus Wakepark next Monday for Free For All, a day of FREE riding where you will be able to demo all the latest Liquid Force gear. Be sure to come out anytime between 2pm and 8pm on April 28 and ride with Shawn Watson, Aaron Reed, Gordon Harrison, Chandler Powell and Bob Soven. For more info, visit www.liquidforce.com/F4A

FREE!

Save some time and fill out the waiver now. See you there.

A Young Scott Byerly Wakeboarding at a Massachusetts Demo in 1994

circa 1996This blast from the past provides a rare glimpse of what it was like to be a top tiered pro wakeboarder in 1994. What’s glaringly evident in this video is Byerly’s then-unprecedented surf/skate style. Back in 1994 this was very unique, as wakeboarding’s elite consisted mostly of previously aspiring waterskiiers. Scott Byerly made wakeboarding cool, not the other way around.

Enter Hit It! in 1996.

Fast forward two years later. The twin tip wakeboard was giving riders an entirely new perspective and wakeboarders started experimenting more with extended pylons, weighting, and double ups. Hit It! signified the beginning of wakeboarding’s golden era and solidified Scott’s role as “the godfather“. Yeah, Darin Shapiro could huck two flips around, but he didn’t have that charismatic dissenting style. I’m often asked by skateboarder’s “what makes Byerly a legend?” I often answer their question with another question,”What makes Lance Mountain a legend?” They usually get it after that. Read More >

Team Hyperlite Delivers Wakeboarding at Bethany Creek Resort in Texas

It’s no secret that the Hyperlite Team shines bright behind the boat. Jimmy Lariche, Rusty Malinoski, and JD Webb all have a history of being “the one’s to watch” when it comes time to pile into the G23. In this short edit shot at Bethany Creek Resort in Texas, the boys leverage their boat skills into this 2 min 40 sec heater full of creative wake tricks. One footers, osmosis tricks, and tons of off the wall invert variations make this edit “favorite worthy”.

It's BuyWake Month at Hyperlite

It's Hyperlite Month at BuyWake.com

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Opening Day Party at Terminus Wake Park

May 3, 2014.

Our friends at Terminus Wake Park are planning a big opening day party to kickstart the season and celebrate their first full season in business. This is a milestone for the Atlanta wakeboard scene! Take it from the crew at Terminus:

It’s almost time to open our doors once again and get the cables spinning this season! We would like to welcome you all to our grand opening celebration for Georgia’s first full-size cable wake park on May 3.

Terminus Wake Park is an official partner of the LakePoint Sporting Community and is also their first recreational park to open in 2014! From first-timers to professional athletes–of all watersports disciplines–Terminus Wake Park invites all skill levels to experience one of the largest and most unique cable wake parks in the country. Terminus will be fully operational with both full-size lakes (clockwise and counter clockwise) and their System 2.0 lake running! Read More >

Making a Wakeboard with Scott Bouchard of Byerly and Hyperlite

Scott Bouchard’s name is synonymous with innovation, especially when it comes to wakeboard designs. He is the man behind the first finless Hyperlite Byerly pro model, the radical Hyperlite Byerly design from 2005 that featured four cut-away sections for water channelling, and countless other successful pro model wakeboards. His track record has earned the trust of top-tiered professional wakeboarders like JD Webb and Aaron Rathy, who recently commissioned Scott to R&D their 2014 shapes.

“After seeing Butch’s R&D facility first hand, then having him explain the wakeboard construction process, we could really see how much a Master he is at his craft”, explains BuyWake.com Creative Director, Derek Davis. “Butch probably understands hydrodynamics better than a Scientist.” Read More >