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WAKE JOURNAL

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TOM FOOSHEE


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息 2011 Wake Journal & Meddock Photography, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published weekly to iPad速, iPhone速 and iPod touch速 via Wake Journal app every Monday, and online at WakeJournal.com

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ON THE COVER

TOM FOOSHEE

By Keith Lidberg In terms of participants, it’s

of the most cov-

pretty obvious that Wake Parks

eted sponsors you

will take wakeboarding to the

could ever want

next level. However, very few of

to ride for and he

us have actually committed our

does tricks (with

entire wake career to this part of

steez) that no other

the industry.

rider has done or

One such person who has

even attempted.

gone against the grain and

The best part of

committed his path toward

all of his accom-

Wake Park riding is Tom

plishments is that

Fooshee. In a sport that feels

Fooshee has been

like you have to move to Florida

a major inspira-

and ride the Pro Tour to score

tion for a whole

huge sponsorships (and con-

movement in the

sequently a career), Fooshee

sport. Without Tom

stayed rooted in Texas where he

out there traveling

was born and raised and took

the world (show-

the college route.

ing people that you

M C CORMICK’S CABLE PARK

Thanks to a groundbreak-

can have style and have fun at

TAMPA, FL

ing and forward thinking Wake

the same time) Wake Park rid-

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

Park called Texas Ski Ranch,

ing wouldn’t be what it is today.

CAMERA: NIKON D3

Tom didn’t have to leave Texas to

VIDEO

Fooshee will be untouch-

LENS: NIKKOR 300MM ANGLE: FLOATING SEA DOO

ride everyday. TSR quickly took

able for as long as he wants to

notice of Tom’s skill and value.

be. He is easily one of the most

They immediately went to work

talented and uniquely driven

should be an inspiration to any

promoting and supporting him

wakeboarders that have ever

rider who wants to be on that

in a way that no other Wake

been on a board. Best part is, he

next level. He has never taken

Park has done to this day.

is also one of the most humble

himself too seriously and has

athletes you will ever meet. On

never been a follower.

Since the early days of TSR, Fooshee has managed to win

and off the water, you can bet

Tom Fooshee has made it

just about every single contest

Fooshee is having a good time

in this sport on his own terms

he has ever entered. He has

and just sitting back on cruise

and that is something to be

scored major deals with some

control, taking it all in. Fooshee

admired by us all. GET THE APP

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KEVIN HENSHAW

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Grandpa Henshaw LAKE WINONA, FL

Grandpa got a stiff neck after he choked on Viagra, so he rode Henshaw’s board to get his flexibility back. Now, if we could only get him to stop peeing in his pants.

VIDEO

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STEEL LAFFERTY

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Steel Lafferty LAKE MINNEHAHA, FL

Haunting the lakes in Clermont, this little ghost has a pillowcase full of nasty tricks. Boo!

VIDEO

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Danny Harf RADAR LAKE, WA

Warning‌ the tasty treats recorded in DEFY will scare you. 8

VIDEO


Josh Palma LAKE OROVILLE, CA

Thwack! Chopping down the wake with his axe.

VIDEO

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SEQUENCE

HARLEY CLIFFORD

“This trick is a lot easier to do

making it into the flats, you’ll prob-

cut super hard and make sure

when you cut your hardest toward

ably have too much rope tension

you land way out there in the flats,

the wake. If you are just barely

on the landing. You really want to

way past the trough. Secondly,

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Tailgrab Front to Blind BULL SHOALS, AR

VIDEO

you want to make sure you get a

the BS 180, the easier it will be to

of your weight over your toes and

solid grab before before you turn

keep the handle in close to your

your handle locked into your back

backside. The later you turn on

body. You really want to have most

pocket when you land.� — Harley Clifford

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CHAD SHARPE

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Chad Sharpe RADAR LAKE, WA

With the System 2.0 set up on the most insane lake in the world, Kilgus behind the lens, and Harf and friends in front of it, the boys in DEFY will go down in history as one of the best wake films of all time. Sean Kilgus blew the doors off the heli for shots like this of Ronix Team Rider, Chad Sharpe.

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FOLLOWING D.O.B RESIDES LAKE FOOT FORWARD FOOD SPONSORS SPIN CAR CITY BAR FLIP CANDY HOBBY BOARDSPORT HOTTIE ARTIST BAND MOVIE WEBSITE DRINK COSTUME BEER APP TRICK TREAT PRANK GOLFER REDNECK WAKEBOARDER YOUTUBE VIDEO BBQ WAKESKATER

CLAY FLETCHER May 28, 1983 Orlando, FL Clear Lake CWB Left JetPilot Raw Tuna Peavey OWC BS 5 Performance Ski & Surf El Camino System 2.0 Austin Wake Park Project J&G Mute Mobe Jelly Beans Playing guitar Wakeboarding Marisa Miller Rob Zombie Slayer Devil’s Rejects harley-davidson.com Jack with a splash of ginger Devil on spring break Tap the Rockies, Coors Light Chuck Norris - Bring On The Pain Finger through the zipper or back lip nose Good tunes with good friends The ol’ snake in the toilet gag! Bill Doster - frisbee golf master! David Allan Coe Pat Panakos Golden eagle takes goat off cliff “Moe’s Special” in the hood every Saturday Reed Hansen, Matt Manzari, Stu Shinn or Nick Taylor


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Rusty Malinoski & Kyle Rattray LAKE WINONA, FL

Clermont’s retirement community has two senior citizens that prefer double ups over dominos. 16

VIDEO


Stu Shinn LAKE OROVILLE, CA

Stu’s a sucker for safety, meetings, and wafting houseVIDEO

boat creativity. “Dropping!” GET THE APP

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iTRAVEL

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JOSH TWELKER

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Josh Twelker LAKE OROVILLE, CA

Twiddle me timbers, Twelker can tweak it.

VIDEO

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PANO

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CONWAY


Lake Conway FLORIDA

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HOLGA

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NIKE 6.0 INVASION


Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.

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ABSTRACT

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EPI D. ERMIS MALINOSKI


Epi D. Ermis Malinoski CLERMONT, FL

Boo. What is it about this photo that is super creepy? Stare at it long enough, and those old, beady eyes will burn a hole in your iPad. Take advice from the ol’ man and wear sunscreen kids!

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DIRECTORY

WAKE SHOPS, CAMPS & PARKS

SHOPS

COLORADO

Forest Lake Motor Sports Forest Lake 651-464-3135

ARIZONA

Tommy’s Slalom Shop Denver 800-592-SKIS

www.forestlakemotorsports.com

Century Marine Mesa 480-835-9134

www.gettommys.com

The House St. Paul 651-482-9995

FLORIDA

www.the-house.com

Peter Glenn Ski and Sport Ft Lauderdale 954-467-7872 Altamonte Springs 407-788-3334

MICHIGAN

www.centurymarine.com

Lake Powell Marine Page 888-867-8118 www.lakepowellmarine.com

www.peterglenn.com

MasterCraft Boats of Arizona Phoenix 602-267-1400 www.mastercraftaz.com

Miami Ski Nautiques Miami 305-438-9464

Action Water Sports Fenton 810-629-1342 Hudsonville 616-896-3100 Traverse City 231-943-3434 www.actionwater.com

www.miamiskinautique.com

CALIFORNIA Sporting Edge Antioch 925-754-8800

MONTANA MasterCraft of Orlando Orlando 407-851-1965 www.mastercraftorlando.com

www.bigskyboards.com

www.thesportingedge.com

Castaic Boat and Marine Castaic 661-257-4140

Big Sky Board Sports Helena 406-442-0676

Performance Ski and Surf Orlando 407-859-7544 OWC 407-816-6766

NEW JERSEY

www.castaicboats.com

www.perfski.com

Island Surf & Sail Brant Beach 609-494-5553

Surf and Skate Fair Oaks 916-721-5000

GEORGIA

www.islandsurf-sail.com

www.surfandskate.com

Peter Glenn Ski and Sport Atlanta 404-257-1706

Surf & Offshore Point Pleasant Beach 800-442-6754

California Correct Craft Norco 951-479-9640

www.peterglenn.com

www.soswakeboard.com

www.californiacorrectcraft.com

Ambush Board Company Kennesaw 770-420-9111

NORTH CAROLINA

Larson Marine Rancho Cordova 916-635-8755

www.buywake.com

Icywaves Surf Shop Cornelius 704-895-7873

www.larsonmarine.com

HAWAII

www.icywavessurfshop.com

Wakesports Unlimited San Diego 858-277-5757 Orange County 714-363-WAKE

Kauai Waterski and Surf Co Kapaa 808-822-3574

Overton’s Greenville 252-355-5783 Raleigh 919-850-9754

www.wakesportsunlimited.com

The Liquid Playground San Jose 707-864-4007 www.theliquidplayground.com

kauaiwaterskisurfandkayak.com

www.overtons.com

MINNESOTA Midwest MasterCraft Crystal 763-533-9666 www.waterskis.com

TEXAS Sail & Ski Center Austin 512-258-0733 www.sailandski.com

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Tap any web address to see that company’s website

Texas MasterCraft Fort Worth 817-589-7547

Evo Seattle 866-386-1590

www.texasmastercraft.com

www.evo.com

LTS Dean Lavelle’s Wakeboard School Pompano Beach 954-520-0620 www.wakeboard-school.com

Buxton Marine Sales Lewisville 972-436-7412

Wiley’s Seattle 206-762-1300

www.buxtonmarine.com

www.wileyski.com

Riptank Boardshop Lubbock 806-799-8265

Active Water Sports Toledo 360-864-4137

www.thewakeacademy.com

www.aws-online.com

Adam Fields Wakeboard School Littleton 252-536-9063

WISCONSIN

www.adamswakeboardschool.com

Fort Fremont Marine Fremont 920-446-3220

CABLE PARKS

www.fortfremontmarine.com

KC Watersports Overland Park 913-783-4300

BS The Board Shop Lake Geneva 262-248-1703

www.kcwatersports.com

www.bswake.com

McCormick’s Cable Park Seffner 813-681-4441

www.riptank.com

Warming Hut Ski & Board Richardson 972-234-6088 www.warminghut.com

OREGON Active Water Sports Beaverton 800-832-7547 Oregon City 503-650-5991 www.aws-online.com

The Wake Academy Moorestown 856-296-0146

CAMPS

www.skimccormick.com

UTAH

The Wakeboard Camp Clermont 352-394-8899

Orlando Watersports Complex Orlando 407-251-3100

Milosport Orem 801-426-4300

www.wakeboardcamp.com

www.orlandowatersports.com

www.milosport.com

Hansen’s World Wakeboard Center Groveland 352-429-3574

Placid Wake Park Allendale, MI 616-892-WAKE

Marine Products Salt Lake City 801-973-4017 Sandy 801-553-8332

www.placidwakepark.com

www.worldwakeboardcenter.com

www.marine-products.com

Bonifay’s Boarding House Lake Alfred 863-956-0360

WASHINGTON

www.bonifay.net

Adrenaline Watersports Bellevue 425-746-9253

Ride The Spot Orlando 407-405-1801

www.wakeboarddeals.com

www.ridethespot.net

Bake’s Board and Ski Issaquah 425-392-8595

The Projects Orlando 407-491-7312

www.bakesonline.com

www.theprojectscamp.com

Seattle Water Sports Kenmore 425-481-2754

The Boarding School Orlando 407-273-5920

www.seattlewatersports.com

www.theboardingschool.com

Projects Cable Park Orlando 407-491-7312 www.theprojectscamp.com

Texas Ski Ranch New Braunfels 830-627-2843 www.texasskiranch.com

Wake Nation Fairfield 513-887-9253 www.wakenation.com

Want to see your shop listed in the Wake Journal directory?

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Stay classy.

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