Tony Iacconi Wakeworld Interview
Friday, 28 October 2011
Tony Iacconi is set for a big summer season here is Australia, we found this little interview on him on the wakeworld site, you can check it out HERE.
Buckworth Banged up
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Andy Buckworth has had a tough season in the US this year, he ruptured his spleen right before the first Dew Tour event which put him out of X Games and the following Dew Tour event, and then knocked him self out attempting a double front just after his return, and at the last stop of the Dew Tour in Las Vegas while he was competing in the Dirt discipline he came off again Knocking himself out and earning himself 7 stitches in the chin.
Always the warrior he came back to finish 12th in Qualifying for dirt with a concussion, he then qualified for the park finals the following day and ended up finishing 11th overall.
Andy will be back in Oz soon to kick back for a bit before getting back on the bike and riding up a storm up down the east coast of Aus, in the meantime check out the latest ad of Andy featured in 20/20
Jetpilot King of Kicker Bli Bli Round One
Monday, 17 October 2011
After a record setting year in 2011, the Australian Liquid Force Rail Series returned to the water for 2011/2012 this past weekend at Suncoast Cable Park in Bli Bli. Blessed with beautiful weather and light breezes the event welcomed new sponsors and new formats to an already action filled calendar. Jet Pilot, Indy Industries, Go Ride,Malibu, Nautique, Obscura, Wake.com.au, Obrien, ML and Phalanx have all become partner sponsors with Liquid Force to extend this series further than ever before with better promotion, increased coverage and more prizes and awards for all.
The series has boasted its fun filled atmosphere with contest formats designed to appeal to all types of riders of all ability levels. The unique nature of competing on the water with up to 10 of your mates at the one time has struck a chord with all riders, from beginners up to the most advanced pros.
The weekend at Bli Bli encompassed 4 separate events. Alongside the traditional Liquid Force Rail Jam that forms the central part of the weekend activities, was the Jet Pilot King of the Kicker where the winner is the single best trick landed from 3 attempts, the Go Ride Flatwater Freaks where the winner is the best 2 cable air tricks performed from 6 attempts and the Indy 2 Tower Challenge where the new Linear Cable System is used to showcase a variety of cable and obstacle maneuvers.
A total of 109 riders took to the water in what proved to be a weekend of fun, action, surprises and more. When “Busty” Dunn led off the Under 13 (yes UNDER 13!) Boys King of the Kicker with a clean heel 900 we knew we were here to see some real riding. He was quickly followed by his competitors with a Whirly, Tantrum to blind and heel 7 as the event showcased what the series has done to the level of riding in the young grom divisions in Australia. Kids schooling, gaping and pressing rails has become commonplace as the level of riding expertise grows yearly. In the Under 17's Cory and Brad Tuenissen went head to head with Cory coming out on top with a toeside 9 with Aaron Gunn splitting the pair with a Back 7. The Pro Mens in the Jetpilot King of Kicker saw Chris Dunn take the win with a front mobe ahead of a determined James Windsor and Greg Wood rounding out the podium
The Pro Mens Rail Jam continued this trend as Jamie Neville and Ethan Agius came straight out of the Under 17 division to claim podium spots in the Pro Men. But neither were good enough to oust established “rail Guru” Mitch Langfield, fresh back from the USA, who gave everyone a lesson in rail riding technique. Bec Gange finished in third in Pro Women's Rail Jam, While Tony Iacconi showed that his new private cable park is paying dividends by taking out the Under 17 Rail Jam ahead of a stellar field In the 2 Tower Challenge the pro skaters also showed us just how far the wakeskating has come in this country with some really impressive lines of flatwater tricks.
But the real strength of this series does not lie with the pros and the huge tricks landed but with the average rider who gets to have a great day out, to ride and compete with his mates and to mingle with some pro riders for a very affordable price tag. Often the largest events and the most hotly contested are the Amateur Mens and Womens as well as the new Amateur skate section. It was great to see long time competitor and supporter Megan Humphries climb on top of the podium in the Amateur Women division.
In the end it was great day out and showcased a lot of different aspects of our industry for all to enjoy. It looks like being another very successful series as it moves on to its next stop in Cairns in 3 weeks time. The series will boast 5 stops in total this season and will award the year end titles of Australian Rail Champions in all divisions.
A full listing of all results is included belowand for more information about the series visit www.liquidforcewake.com.au or the Liquid Force Australia facebook page.
Jetpilot King of Kicker
Monday, 3 October 2011
Jetpilot is proud to announce that for the 2011-12 Liquid Force rail jam series we will be sponsoring the King of Kicker events at every stop, the king of kicker is one of the most exciting events as it puts the spectators up close and personal with the riders, and gives the riders the opportunity to go for that one big trick off the kicker and be crowned the King or Queen of Kicker.
The first stop is October 15 and 16 at the Suncoast cable watersports in Bli Bli and entries close in less than 7 days so be sure to get your entries in if you intend on competing, you can enter on this link. if you are a spectator then make sure you head down to Bli Bli and check out the action as it will feature some of Australia's best riders.
Jetpilot is proud to announce that it is the title sponsor of the King of Kicker series for the 2011-12 liquid force rail jam series, the first event kicks off on the 15th & 16th October at the suncoast cable watersports park at Bli Bli
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Got this from Chris O and BP yesterday......
Welcome to livesimple Volume I, a digital magazine created by Chris O’Shea and Brenton Priestley, two Aussie wakeboarders who, after all, live simple. Volume I, of many more to come, is about photography, art, and the lifestyles of these boys. Check it out for a glance at what these guys do and how they make it that much more unique as freeriders in our sport. Videographer, photographer, and creator of In-Transit, Josh Robinson grew up with the simple boys, Chriso and BP, and has captured some of Melbourne, Australia’s vastly diverse culture on film and shares it with us in this volume.
Chris O’Shea says, “I started taking photos of the travels and wakeboarding missions that we go on at the start of this year and wanted to share what we experienced with the fans. This is a lifestyle that we are grateful and fortunate enough to live. We just hope to inspire people to get out there and wakeboard for the fun of it and to travel and see the world.”
Oh yeah, heads up for a livesimple video coming out soon.
Check it out on livesimple.it.
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