Posts Tagged ‘Wakeboard’

Grandmother Of Wakeboard Update

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

This is an amazing update from a blog post we did a while back featuring Linda Brown herself.

http://www.boardjoy.com/blog/2010/03/grandmother-of-wakeboard/

Hi I’m Linda Brown Guinness Oldest Wakeboard Competiter in the World. It has been five year’s and I would like to post a update on my Wakeboad status for the last five year’s. Still going at it with a little interruption of Mono for the last 6 months and clean up surgery on a knee replacement from my wonderful knee Doc at age 68. My plan is to be back in action next Summer and ready to Rock it again. In two year’s if everything goes well I plan to up my record to 70 year’s of age “God willing” Here are some pictures through the year’s leading up to where I’m as of Nov 2013.

Notable competition results:

Common Wealth Of Virginia Games 1st Place Women’s Open

Indian Point S.M.L. Women’s Open 2nd Place

Cable Parks Spread The Wakeboarding Fever

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Wakeboarding is a fast growing sport. These days, thousands of kiteboarders are turning their stoke to an extreme brother, when the wind’s not helping. But, are there so many similarities between the two sports?

 

Actually, yes. Wakeboarding exploded in the 90’s when wakeboard clinics and cable parks started to open all over the world. You don’t need a motor boat anymore if you want to go wakeboarding. The wake enthusiasts have also developed several disciplines. There’s wakeboarding, wakeskating, wakesurfing and a few other younger brothers. 

Aaron Hadlow testing out his wakeboarding skills

Aaron Hadlow testing out his wakeboarding skills

Inspired by water skiing, surfing and snowboarding this thrilling sport has many tricks, moves and maneuvers that reminds us of kiteboarding. Wakeboarders jump, grab rails and slide through obstacles. The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation rules the sport, but there’s an independent competition too: the WWA Wakeboard World Series.

 

There are many industry brands working with wakeboarders and kiteboarders. Liquid Force is betting hard in wakeboarding and even sponsors its own tour and riders. Wakeboarders can put an incredible spectator-friendly show and if the tickets are sold media crews appear too.

 

In 2006, more than 25,000 people attended the 4th Cable Wakeboard World Championships in Linz, Austria. Every year, more than two million US citizens older than six years have tried wakeboarding, at least once. The average wakeboarder is male and is aged 16-30 years old. Being towed is not as easy as it seems. If you’re curious, try it in one of the more than 150 cable parks installed all over the world. USA and Germany have 50% of the cableway share. Expect to pay between 20 and 50 dollars for one hour of pleasure. It’s cheaper than owning a boat.

 

Aaron Hadlow, one of the biggest names in kiteboarding, is a frequent wakeboarder. The British rider has even launched a wakestyle pro board model. Source: SurferToday

Awesome Wakeboarding Tricks

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

 

This video will surely pump you up and want to make you get out and hit the water. These are some of the best wakeboarding tricks I have ever seen and when watching them being expertly executed with an awesome soundtrack… well you know what I’m getting at. Anyway, enjoy these truly incredible wakeboarding tricks and let me know if you have any similar videos of cool tricks. If so, I’d like to feature them on BoardJoy.

Top 10 Wakeboarding Tricks

Monday, January 31st, 2011

 

If you love to wakeboard then you will love watching these amazing wakeboarding tricks performed by some of the best in the biz. Watch Keith Lyman, Shane Bonifay and Danny Harf perform some of the most difficult maneuvers on a wakeboard including the first ever 1260!

Big Air Wakeboarding

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

 

Great amateur footage showing off some pretty cool wakeboarding moves including some really big air jumps as well as some not so pretty crashes. I always love watching these raw videos taken by boarding enthusiasts. They all seem to capture the raw feeling of the sport and it really shows. I never tried wakeboarding myself in earnest and after seeing this video I think I’ll stick with my skateboard instead. Enjoy.

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