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Valdosta Wake Compound – Yardsale

What a Weekend!

 

We just returned from arguably the best pro wake contest we’ve ever been to: the Slingshot sponsored event properly titled Yardsale held at Valdosta Wake Compound.

This invitation only event was run on a Sesitec System 2.0 course set up unlike anything we’ve ever seen!  With one day of practice and three full days of Best Line, Best Feature, and Best Trick, there was no lack of bangers.  Our close friend Jeff Mathis took some incredible images that we wanted to share.  Watch the video now!


Peep these two hits from our Instagram:

@oliderome dialing it in proper 👌 @valdostawakecompound @slingshotwake @followwake #vwcyardsale Read More >

Young Guns – Blake Bishop & Victor Salmon at Thai Wake Park

Words and video edit by Steffen Vollert

Almost 2 years ago I went to Bangkok to shoot a online part with Victor Salmon, but only a day before I arrived to Thai Wake Park Victor injured his ankle and the whole project was put on hold.

Earlier this year, on my way back home from Australia, I thought it would be a good idea to stop in Bangkok for a week to meet up with him again and finally make it happen.
Luckily Blake Bishop was around at that time too so I was confident to bang out an incredible, next level edit with Slingshot’s Young guns.

With high expectations we started our 5 days of shooting and I was blown away by both of their riding. The first “warmup“ session with Victor on the pipes ( around 2:40 ) was just incredible; almost every shot was a first try. You can tell that he knows his home cable like no one else and his skill on this very technical setup has progressed a lot since I saw him the last time.  With his style, Blake brought in the perfect mix. He is one of the most stylish riders I know of and re-viewing his shots after the long days was a great pleasure. His tricks on the double kink rail and the following Indy roll to blind starting around 1:00 were by far my favorite. Read More >

UNTAMED UnCut – Blake Bishop

Untamed UnCut

Blake Bishop and Cole Vanthof teamed up with us and Ambush Board Co. to produce a unique video that showcases Blake and his unique style.  The entire project only took a month.  They found unique winch spots that no one has hit before.  And…of course, Blake was destroying his home park in between winch missions.  The final UNTAMED video has yielded over 26,000 views and this new UNCUT edit with never-before-seen clips is sure to generate the same kind of buzz.

WATCH NOW

2016 Shredtown Jamboree Video

It Goes Down at Shredtown

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! Read More >

Catching up with Blake Bishop

 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!

Blake Bishop LTD

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. Read More >

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