The Byerly booth is just a few steps away from the Alliance booth, so I headed over to check out what the crew has crackin' for '09.

The lineup features a new wakeboard series, a new boot, and a new bi-level wakeskate. So it's easy to see some serious R&D has gone on at the Godfather's compound. As usual with anything Byerly related, the graphics are works of art. And as usual with George Daniels, he's still a funny dude (who would like everyone to know that he drove a lot for the filming of Danny Hampson's section in Volume 7, which took top honors for best wakeskate video section at last night's awards).