For the past week I have been hanging out with the Alliance West staff in sunny Cardiff, CA. The surf’s been pretty good, but I only mention that from a non-surfer’s point of view. I am out here to work on the 2007 Gear Guide – the industry’s all-encompassing look at next year’s product.

As many of you know, there are some new companies and new products coming into the worlds of wakeboarding and wakeskating. After going through all of this stuff I have to say that 2007 is going to be a pretty exciting year. Whether it’s a new board shape, redesigned boat, new winch company or new wakeskate shoes, there’s definitely something (actually, lots of things) for everybody out there. So keep your eyes open for the 2007 Alliance Gear Guide to see everything that will be available — the issue will hit shelves in early January.