August 22nd, 2010 by garrettcortese

Washed Up Before We Were Has Beens

Who says you need an extravagant budget and fancy red carpet to have a successful premiere for a wake video these days? The guys at Obscura don’t, and their launch of the team video titled “Washed Up Before We Were Has Beens” went off last night in downtown Orlando. Friends, family, uber-pros, minor league pros, media, complete randoms, and even James “Bubba” Stewart all packed into the theater space to check out wakeskating action from the likes of semi-washed up veterans Danny Hampson and Aaron Reed, to not-very-washed-up young guns Grant Roberts and Travis Doran, plus a whole list of other shredders. The vibe was poppin’, drinks were flowin’, and everybody (plus the few mothers in attendance) had a great time.

The video was filmed and edited entirely by Danny and Aaron, with the help of some friends along the way, but the quality of the final product did not come off nearly as “homemade” as other videos of years past. It was apparent Danny, Aaron and crew spent many long, hard hours over the last couple years making sure everything in the video was just as they wanted it. Judging by the reaction of the crowd throughout the premiere, they definitely did it right. The video was full of great shots, awesome music, insanely unique locations and winch spots, and of course, some of the most legit wakeskating the industry has to offer.

Congrats to Aaron, Danny and the rest of the Obscura crew on a job well done. Be sure to look for a copy of “Washed Up Before We Were Has Beens” soon — if you’re a wakeskater or even just a fan of wakeskating, this is a video you won’t want to miss out on. Don’t let the title (or this article) fool you, all of these guys are far from washed up. This video easily proves that and will actually leave you wanting for more.

James Bubba Stewart and Eric Sorby

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