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Procrastinators Corner, WakeBoard / 05.08.2015

I know, the title is a horrible pun. All bad puns aside. Japan's own Shota Tezuka returns home with Redbull and a trusty photographer to capture some sick footage. It's quite perfect the way Mt. Fuji just sits nicely in the background. Having spent a good chunk of his younger riding days on that lake, it sure looks like home for the young champ. Showtime, which is Shota's nickname, has been wakeboarding since the second grade. He became Japans youngest pro wakeboarder at the age of...

Procrastinators Corner, Snowboard, WakeBoard / 30.07.2015

Owen Pick. A soldier who served in Afghanistan back in 2010 had his leg blown off at 18 years old from an IED blast. He debated for nearly a year about what to do with his leg. Finally reaching the conclusion to amputate below the knee. [caption width="800" align="alignnone"] photo from redbull.com/uk[/caption] I first learned about Owen after looking into this past Monday's post about the Redbull Harbour Reach Event. There are a lot of roads Pick could've taken after the procedure. He...

Procrastinators Corner, WakeBoard / 29.07.2015

Looks like our friends across the pond are starting to embrace wakeboarding. The Plastic Playground Competition is now the largest wakeboard event in the UK. Every year it's been growing bigger and better. This year solidified itself as a premiere show. Featuring big name riders, the Ministry of Sound along with loads of other activities such as boat demos, bbq's and so on. The event held at the Liquid Leisure Wakepark in London had been steady in growth. Next year will also have...

Procrastinators Corner, WakeBoard / 27.07.2015

Our friends across the pond had a lovely treat this weekend. Redbull held it's 5th annual Harbour Reach Contest in London. Held at Liverpool's Albert Dock, onlookers were treated with sick views of big air and Big Ben in the distant background. Photo from Pausedmotion.com This contest brought big names such as Parks Bonafay to judge, James Windsor the two time Harbour Reach Champion to defend his title and more. This was a free event to attend for people lucky enough living on that side of...

Procrastinators Corner, WakeBoard / 22.07.2015

Winchelroute The Redbull team is bringing us on another epic journey. This time all around Austria with Dominik Hernler, a winch, photographer and a small crew. Dom really went above and beyond to find unexplored wakeboarding spots. With the trailer showing some pretty gnarly shots. I just had to find more on this edit. The cinematography and music that pairs together like peanut butter and jelly. So sweet and smooth. If it were up to me, I would've titled it The Art of Winch. ...

Procrastinators Corner, Tips and Tricks, WakeBoard / 16.07.2015

Hyperlite and wakeboard legend Shaun Murray team up to showcase Hyperlite's Baseline Board for 2015. While the board is great for beginners and intermediate riders. Shaun Murray's input on the design helps newbies feel more confident and comfortable with riding utilizing his "less is more" philosophy. To encourage new riders Shaun put together a quick and simple tutorial on how to do a few quick tricks. This is about as close to a personal professional lesson without actually being there in person. ...