On Deck: David Hanson
Name: David Hanson
Home: Narcoossee, Florida
Years riding: Probably around 3 full-time
Sponsors: Fox Clothing and Oak Wakeskates
Boat, PWC or Winch? All of the above.
Wake or sliders? Probably wake.
Film or photos? Film
Skateboard or wakeboard? Kneeboarding is the future.
Vest or no vest? Vest, helmet, goggles, and shinguards = progression.
TV shows or Movies? Movies, way less commercials.
Metal or rap? No thanks.
Home or away? Home at the Narc.
Inclines or boxes? Boxes
Pool gaps or natural winching? Natural spots are way sicker but often sketchier as well.
Flick or Mob? I'll stick to shuvs
Dave is sick shredder with a kind soul. He’s always down to meet new people to ride with or help a bro out. He always stays positive and tries to have fun, encourages others and never gets upset.
When I first met Davey, he was just getting into wakeskating. Since then, he’s become such a consistent all-around solid rider. He’ll give you a show whether it’s on wake, jet, or rails. He makes sure his tricks are done with his sick, smooth and popped style and he’s getting pretty good at bagging up tricks, including shuv-late flips and lines that come out of nowhere. Not only is he fresh on the water, but he’ll tear up your local skate spot in between classes at UCF. He’s in the process of finishing up editing with partner Keith “Happy Ass” Lant for wakeskate film entitled Esoteric.
Having consistency and determination on his side makes Dave unstoppable. What else can I say? The little bastard has skills. Be sure to check this nice young man out in the future and maybe leave him a Myspace comment (he’s always on and it will make his day).