For the month of June, evo hosted a battle in which members of the wakeboard community from across the US and Canada voted for their favorite brand. All the main wakeboard brands participated and found some really creative ways to rally their fans to get out the vote. It was a hard-fought, edge-of-your-seat, nail-biter of a battle. Several brands leapfrogged each other for the lead on multiple occasions, and only 15 votes separated first from second place.
When voting, folks wrote passionate prose to describe why they loved their brand so. The written entries are being judged by the esteemed editors of Transworld Wakeboarding and Alliance Wake and the best entry will be awarded a $1000 evo gift card. Here’s a sample of the props given to the winning brand:
Hyperlite has been one of the longest standing brands in the industry and the athletes they have produced have been some of the top dogs of the sport and most stylish and inspirational riders out there. Their product is always changing for the better and pushing the innovation to the next level. - Clayton, Clermont FL
Off the water, I feel like I am so defined. My life story is known. My personality is fixed. But in truth my brand makes me like superman. I shed my age (36!) for something fitter and hipper. I can be what I want and try to pull the tricks that I want. I can llve the ride. I feel like I have a special relationship with my wakeboard. My Hyperlite brings me so much that I am not on dry land.- Lael, Madison AL
Shaun Murray got me into Hyperlite everything he stands for on and off the water is amazing. He is a great representative for wakeboarding and once I rode his board with the system bindings I will forever be a Hyperlite fan. The system bindings are the best bindings out there and proves Hyperlite is at the leading edge of innovation year after year. – Zach, Lexington CS
If you voted, hang tight – there’s over 700 amazing entries to read. evo will email the winner directly and announce them on Facebook.
Thanks to everyone that made the battle so much fun. See you next year for *ding * *ding* round 2!