Up in Michigan, Devotid Wakeskates has quietly been in a building stage. It’s been a mellow and somewhat secret mission that we are on. Not much can be said for now but current day to day business has not changed. But in the backs of our minds (and lost somewhere in the shop) rest the plans for the future. For now we’re just expanding our facility, family, product line, and dodging the cold weather more.

In this growing stage we have been lucky enough to find our newwest addition to the team. Atlanta native, Russell Brightwell. I met Russ for the first time when he came out to the Union Park/Baja Brawl Winch event last Labor Day weekend in Millington, Michigan. He ended up winning the top prize money with some crazy a$$ Krooks Shuv Out … after seeing that I just remember going “uh okay, give that dude the money!” Before that weekend I had only seen Russell shred on lasewer.com and a few other online web edits. But to see this guy in person was something else. Simply put, he destroys rails. From Nose Grinds to Krooks, but Blunts are the dirty south gangstas favorite!

We have been working with Russ on his new concave shape for the last few months and after we got the “thumbs up” are now offering it on the new www.devotid.com online wake store. We also have some matching shirts in the clothing section sporting the new ATL skyline graphic. So show your southern support for Russ and the rest of the dirty south gangstas by scooping some fresh threads today.

In celebration of Russell’s homecoming we are sending FREE full length videos ( In Its Travels, Beans and Rice, Homeless, and We’re Just Skiing) with all board orders purchased on www.devotid.com this month.