Beyond Perception - Raph Derome / Jonathan Ferguson
Raph’s riding throughout “Beyond Perception” was equal parts legit, creative, and progressive. Photo: Yann Roy
Could there be any other choice? Let me answer for you, in case you were really debating. No. If ever there were a case for Raph Derome being named the Most Interesting Wakeboarder in the World, Beyond Perception is it. Can’t you just see him filming a commercial for Red Bull or Liquid Force? “I don’t always wakeboard in the public eye, but when I do I break the Internet.” That’s pretty much what he and Jonathan Ferguson did with Beyond Perception. The 8-minute-41-second video is full of mind-numbingly awesome riding and filming. Both Raph and Jonathan knew they had huge shoes to fill following the success of Raph’s other insane web video, 2012’s Raph. That web video blew minds and set the standard for what a truly killer, progressive web video could be – I’d argue it was the first web video that had a significant impact on the growth and progression of the sport as a whole. With Beyond Perception Raph and Jonathan basically took Raph, cussed at it in French, and went ape-shit on making it awesomer. Yes, I just said awesomer. Other adjectives don’t suffice. Raph’s unparalleled abilities truly shine in Beyond Perception, both off the water with creative ideas and insights into the sport, and on it with jaw-dropping execution of those ideas. There really is only one rider in the sport who can stay relatively isolated for an extended period of time and then come out with a few minutes of video footage that instantly prove he is the best all around rider in the world. That rider is Raph Derome, and he’s done it twice. You better not take two more years for your next one, Raph… Actually, take as much time as you freaking want, it will be more than worth it for the rest of us.
In case you haven’t seen it here it is, but chances are this is probably your 8th time watching it…]]>
Wakeboarding legend’s signature design is available now on both the Wakesetter 22 MXZ & 24 MXZ towboats.
Loudon, TN | December 19, 2014 — Malibu Boats is proud to honor wakeboarding legend and seven-time world champion Phil Soven with his very own signature edition boat, designed by the pro and the team at Malibu. The Soven Signature Edition is available now on the 2015 Wakesetter 22 MXZ and 24 MXZ performance towboats.
With so many season titles under his belt, Soven attributes part of his long-term success to training behind Malibu’s MXZ series, so he was extremely excited to design his own edition. “We spent a lot of time on this project to offer something really cool and a bit different from the rest of the line,” says Soven. “I feel like we’ve created the perfect package.”
> Choice of Black Gel or White Gel scheme
> Choice of Light Interior or Dark Interior scheme
> Unique swimboard styling with Crystal Red Metallic deck
> Crystal Red Metallic Wakesetter and hull-side Malibu decals
> Soven Edition custom graphics
> Soven Edition monogramming on driver’s seat and rear lean-back
THE SOVEN HIT LIST
> Pro Tour championships: 5
> King of Wake championships: 5
> WWA World Series championships: 7
> Total wins in major pro events: 70+
Ask your local dealer about spec’ing a 2015 Wakesetter 22 MXZ or 24 MXZ with the new Soven Signature Edition towboat package—and train for your own championship Soven-style.
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ABOUT MALIBU: Malibu Boats is the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports towboats. Malibu markets the Wakesetter and Response models—as well as the Axis Wake Research brand—through a worldwide dealer network. With some 450 employees and three manufacturing facilities, in California, Tennessee, and Australia, Malibu builds boats to help you live a #lifewithoutlimits on the water. [NASDAQ: MBUU]]]>