Join us for a free video premier of “The Debut.” Kick your season off right hanging out with other wake enthusiasts like yourself! Pro Rider, Kevin Henshaw will be hanging out all night signing autographs.
Where: Living Room Theater (all ages until)
When: Thursday May 1st 5-8pm
What: Wakeboard Video Premier
Print this Poster for a chance to win an exclusive after party invite. Kevin and the AWS crew will be touring Portland via Limo. You know you want to be a part of that!
1: Print the poster
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3: Post that pic on your Instagram and/or Facebook. Just make sure you hashtag > #thedebutAWS
|Merced, CA April 18th, 2014; Centurion Boats is proud to announce a new partnership with BabeShredder, an all female rider and lifestyle company. BabeShredder is a brand that was designed to strengthen the female wake community and showcase the skill and passion they have in wakeboarding, wake skating, wake surfing and all board sports and promote the tremendous advances women have made.
BabeShredder’s Peace Love & Shred competition will be the first ever all-female cable wakeboarding competition in Arizona. The competition will begin at 5:30PM on May 3rd at Wakeboard Island Cable Park, part of the BlueWater Resort and Casino located in Parker, Arizona. Centurion Boats will have the Enzo FX44 onsite for off-cable boat demos with wakeboarding, wakeskate and wake surfing sessions provided by Century Marine of Phoenix.
Ash Hannig, BabeShredder President, said, “Having Centurion’s commitment to women of wakeboarding and wakeskating is huge. A major boat company stepping up to sponsor our annual Peace, Love & Shred event is exactly what women of wake need.”
The competition includes two divisions, beginner and advanced cable. The event is designed to expose new riders to cable riding and the competition experience. All participants will receive a gift bag upon registration, and the top three winners in each division will win cash prizes. A raffle drawing and social hour will follow the award ceremony at the Rivers Edge Cantina. All participants are encouraged to arrive early to the event for a discounted practice time between regular park hours, 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Todd Gaughan, Centurion Vice-President of Marketing said, “We are stoked to work with Ash on this project. The BabeShredder team has been with us on multiple catalog shoots and cable exhibitions at the Centurion Boats sponsored Wakeboard Island at the BlueWater Resort & Casino. We are happy to reciprocate the support. All female wake events allow for growth in a safe, fun and pressure-free environment.”
Centurion Boats Professional Wakeboarder Melissa Marquardt will be in attendance offering coaching and guidance for all participants. Melissa, an X-Games and Triple Crown medalist is a seasoned expert in both behind the boat and cable, including obstacles. “Growing wakeboarding and focusing of women is my favorite. I can’t wait to throw down on the cable with all the girls.”, added Melissa.
Limited ride slots are available, so pre-registering is recommended and can be done at https://babeshredder.webconnex.com/competition. The cost for participation is $30.00 for each athlete. The boat demos are free, and the entire family and crew are welcome.
For hotel accommodations contact the BlueWater Resort & Casino at bluewaterfun.com or 928-669-7000.
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About Centurion: Centurion Boats Enzo FX22 is the professional wakeboarding boat of choice of Brostock and World Champion wakeboarder Adam Fields as well as X-Games and Triple Crown medalist Melissa Marquardt. Centurion built the first wake sports specific towboat in 1995, the Centurion Wave; this was also the first wake boat to introduce an onboard ballast system, now an industry standard. Centurion remains top-of-the-class in wake technology with the revolutionary CATS wake enhancement system and RAMFILL, the largest capacity ballast system without the use of pumps or delay. For more information please contact Centurion Boats at 209-384-0255 or visit www.centurionboats.com.
Real estate is prime on Mt. Shred
Beauty is in the Eye of the Shredder
I’m writing this article from high on top of Mt. Shred, deep in the innermost radical galaxy. As you can see the inhabitants of this planet take advantage of any opportunity to ride: there is something for everyone and it is my belief everyone should try them all at least once… or twice. Not all of us have four distinct seasons or live close to the coast, but it’s important to make the best of what you have and to keep an open mind to everything.
I first tried wakeboarding when I was about 14 or 15. My aunt and uncle were really into watersports and were kind enough to take me and my brothers out from time to time. I wasn’t the biggest fan until my cousin bought a wakeskate. From there I was hooked. I grew up skateboarding and snowboarding, so wakeskating wasn’t extremely challenging at first, but it was something different that I will never forget trying. While learning simple pop-shuvs and 180s I felt a connection from things I knew how to do on a skateboard. It was completely different but also similar to what I loved. I did all I could do to wakeskate in Ohio throughout the warm season and made the best of the remaining colder months skateboarding and snowboarding. Almost immediately after high school I moved to Florida and realized I wanted to spend most of my time wakeskating. Six years ago I was watching Sfumato and Volume videos hundreds of times, wondering how Nick Taylor could flip his board so many different ways with ease. Now I’m blessed with wakeskating, friends, and being able to run a board company with my brothers. You never know what will happen or where you’ll end up by trying new things.
Yes, it’s great to be really good at one thing, but is it more important to be well rounded and have different skills? Anything done over and over can become repetitious and boring. There are plenty ways of mixing it up on a winch trip or just doing different activities throughout a normal week at home. Lately more times than not I’ve found myself learning something different on my wakeskate by taking a week or two off and only skateboarding, or relaxing and making art. Even other things like mountain biking, building stuff, making music, or just letting your body heal can be a good way to recharge and keep your riding fresh. If your normal way of riding is limited to only the boat, cable, or PWC it’s nice to have other sports that complement each other. Bouncing back and forth may or may not help your riding, but it certainly can’t hurt.
Participating in any water sport is a privilege that some of us take for granted. Sometimes we do anything we can to get in the water, so why not involve someone who isn’t as fortunate or someone who has never tried? Do something different and change up your crew. If you can’t remember the first time you got up on a wakeboard you may have taken too many slams and should try wakeskating. For most it’s an amazing experience that many will never get the chance to try. I’m grateful that my aunt and uncle included me and my brothers on their boat back in the day. And all the support my dad and family have given me is invaluable. Any watersport is somewhat of a team effort, so it makes sense to work as a team.
Lastly, I’m gonna stray off topic a little but want to talk about how important it is to stay positive. Trying different things can be one way to get your mind off that trick that you somehow cannot grasp. I’ll admit I’m not the best at keeping my cool, but lately I’ve been trying to stay focused on the funny/not-so-serious side of what we do. When you’re out there winching, trying something over and over, please try not to make a scene and destroy all your gear on someone’s private property.
1. The neighbors might call the cops because they think you’re dying from yelling profanities
2. Your friend driving the winch and buddy filming will not get to hit the spot
3. You’re weirding them out and the only good footage they’re getting is you smashing your board
4. Getting pissed isn’t healthy and if you’re filming your “sponsor-me” edit you might want to rethink your goals
So don’t get stuck on being pissed because you couldn’t get that one trick. Remember that you started wakeskating or wakeboarding because you enjoyed it. When you look at some of wakeskating’s coolest footage you see kids flipping their oversized skateboards down a drainage ditch right next to a sewer runoff. Yes, to some of us this is BA, but some people think this is completely absurd and gross… and when it comes down to it, it sorta is! Try something different, stay positive, bring a new face out to the water, and have fun.
Most importantly, shred everything
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