Top Failures of 2010
All year long we’ve brought you nothing but the coolest happenings in wakeboarding, but there are times when things don’t always go according to plan, and for those time we …
Failure of the year #1 – Chad Sharpe takes out the Unit quarter pipe at The Projects and spoils the fun for the rest of Orlando. Unfortunately he also took himself out in the process with a shoulder injury that kept him off the water for a month or two following.
Failure of the Year #2 – Soaring with Aerial Supremacy.
Failure of the Year #3 – Naming an unbelievably legit and progressive wakeskating video “Washed Up Before We Were Has Beens.”
Failure of the year # 4 – Gabe Lucas meets a tree branch face to face in a “natural jib” gone bad. It happened late in the season while shooting on the Guadalupe River for CWB’s new video project Committed. Gabe described the feeling being similar to a “Bruce Lee Roundhouse kick to the face.” Committed will be premiering in the spring of 2011 so hold your horses on this one…Trust us its worth the wait for this clip alone.
Failure of the Year # 5 – Shredtown test dummy Davis Griffin prematurely ends his season at an Oklahoma winch spot, fracturing his tibia, fibula, and femur as well as tearing his ACL, MCL, and calf muscle. Basically everything that could have gone wrong did, and then he had to ride home in the backseat of the car for like 10 hours before seeing a doctor. Brutal. Get well soon Davy!
Failure of the Year # 6 – Associate editor Jeff McKee nearly turns one Nick Jones into two during a doubles session on Lake Pickett. Riding On a longer line and shooting follow cam, They got about 4 solid clips before Nick Scooped up Jeff’s line and proceeded to spin, wrapping himself up in the rope before crashing. The rope pulled tight and if it weren’t for his arm getting in the way, thing could have been FAR worse…
Failure of the Year # 7 – The Backpack Cam.
Failure of the Year # 8– The WWA tweets “The Boner Crusher” when referring to Rusty Malinoski during a PWT event. The incident was chalked up to predictive texting, but even then, why is your phone predicting the word “boner?”
– These are just a Few of Alliance’s favorite failures in 2010. Think we missed something? Feel free to post your favorites below…