July 23rd, 2012 by garrettcortese

Raph cleaning up again

The best cable park riders in the world converged at the brand new Hexagon Wake Park in North Carolina this past weekend to battle it out for stop no. 2 of the Monster Energy Wake Park Triple Crown series. Park riding is progressing at an incredible pace and the riding formats for the different divisions at the Triple Crown stops makes for one of the most action-packed, progressive contests to watch.

As the riders moved from the semifinals to the final round the level of riding got crazier and crazier. Moves like backside 9s, mute half cab double rolls, and even frontside and backside 1080’s were all going down. The obstacles only division was a jam style format, where all the riders are on the water at once. So needless to say keeping up with the action was nearly impossible. Anywhere you looked on the course at any given time there was a rider stomping something.

When it was all said and done a couple common names were once again at the top of the podiums. Raph Derome continued his park-riding perfection this year by taking home the obstacles only division. In the Pro Men division (which features air tricks as well as obstacles) Daniel Grant once again proved that just because he’s 14 doesn’t mean he’s not a serious threat anytime he’s on the water. Grant also took the top spot in the wakeskate division. The kid really is ridiculously good at riding a board sideways over water.

Stay tuned to alliancewake.com for video coverage from the second Wake Park Triple Crown stop at Hexagon Wake Park.

3 Responses to “Wake Park Triple Crown at Hexagon Recap”

  1. Eli Says:

    I love that Tom can podium in wakeskate.

  2. Steven Says:

    Wish they had more than 3 guys competing in wakeskate… Pretty easy to podium there LOL I guess everybody is on the wakeskate tour

  3. Berns Says:

    Does anyone know why this event wasnt covered live and why no pro woman featured?This is the monster triple crown series held in america right? I heard that only 1800 USD prize money was given for coming first in pro mens. Maybe that’s the reason why so few riders attended this event.Sounds to me that more needs to be done to push this sport. Thanks alliancewake for posting a video of this comp.


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