There are not many people who can say they have been in competitive wakeboarding since the early days and are still at the top of their game. One athlete has maintained his position at the forefront of an ever changing sport, and while many others have come & gone and left their mark, they could never take away focus from the established professionalism of Mr Dan Nott. Predominantly a boat rider, Dan spends most of his time in Spain with his better half Robbie Rendo and an X2 on a big glassy lake. It’s easy to see that this guy is living the dream.
While it is all well and good to be sunning it up in private, far away from the queue’s and distractions of the cable parks and ski clubs, it would be very easy for him to miss out on a lot, particularly trends within tricks and new movements that dominate the competitive scene. For Dan this doesn’t seem to be a problem. Years of training and an unprecedented commitment to the sport allow Dan to keep up, and ahead of others, even on cables which is an area he doesn’t class himself as a contender. Despite what he may say, 3rd place at the prestigious cable contest, Red Bull’s Harbour Reach last month as well as winning the Biggest Trick award, is a testament to his ability no matter what is put in front of him.
So for our first Pro Spotlight feature, we took Dan away from the boat and threw him into the cable parks around London to see what he could come up with on the rails and kickers, and as you could probably guess – he killed it.
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