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Wakeboard History with Eddie Beverly

Wakeboard History 101

A Phone Interview with Eddie Beverly

Eddie Beverly has been our Hyperlite rep since day one.  We have grown our business and our friendship together over the years, all the while listening to him tell some of the funniest and most captivating and informative stories.  The one thing we want you all to know is that Eddie is the truth.  This guy was and is a part of wakeboarding history, having been there when the first wakeboard was made and when the term “wakeboard” was coined.  Eddie has been committed to growing the sport since its birth, and has played a key role in developing the Hyperlite brand.  Can you imagine the things he has seen while traveling with the legends Parks Bonifay and Scott Byerly?  Dude is a legend…surrounded by legends.  Eddie has been doing Hyperlite for 30 years.  He is most likely more physically fit then you, and has a way better tan.  We want to share with you a few of his stories, and not so much in a podcast format, but in what a typical phone conversation would be like.  There are a few gems in this 18+ minute conversation…so pay close attention.  I could have let him talk for hours on end, but I’m thinking about making a few more of these in the future with even better, funnier stories.  Eddie is in Seattle right now checking out the 2017 Hyperlite line, and I can’t wait for him to get back and get us some sneak peaks of the goods! Read More >

2015 Wake Preview

Well, wake season is winding down.

It’s almost time to fold up your boardshorts for the summer and start searching for that hoody you tucked away in the depths of your closet back in April.  It’s the normal progression, right?  WRONG!  All the new 2015 gear just landed and it’s time to squeeze everything you possibly can out of your season and stay out there!!  You’re in your prime, you’ve been practicing all season long, why not treat yourself to something new and finish your season on a freakin’ high note?

Here’s the lowdown on some of the HOT ITEMS for 2015 – and you can get them NOW at BuyWake.com!

Wakeboards – New Board Shapes for 2015 Read More >

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 >

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 >

The Wakeskate Tour – Episode 1 “Byerly Toe Jam”

The Wakeskate Tour is an organization that brings the most progressive wakeskating and riding spots to the public. This web series will bring you an up-close look at all the action from the 2013 Tour.

“An event like this is so unique because it’s not (organized by) a giant industry, it’s the riders doing what they want to do” – Matt Manzari.

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