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WAKE JOURNAL

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DANNY HAMPSON


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CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Riley Bangerter - rileybangerter.blogspot.com

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

DANNY HAMPSON wakeskating. It’s hard to believe that the fourteen-year-old kid I met on a Monday morning at The Wakeboard Camp is still blowing the door of that cage wide open, and still flying higher than ever. Danny has never “caged” himself into being any one sort of rider. Over the last ten years, wakeskating has taken many turns and changed its perception of what the future will hold more times than I can count. Boat, PWC, Cable, Winch, flip tricks, rails. Through it all, Danny has maintained an uncanny grasp on all aspects of the sport, never losing sight of his end goal, to have fun on the water. Put a handle in his hands and he’s home. As an overall ambassador for the sport, there is no one better, and I couldn’t be more proud to call him my friend, my best man, and my business partner. “Only love can cage you,” has become more than a tattoo or even a personal VIDEO

motto for Dan. In all aspects of his life he remains free to fly high and

BULL SHOALS, AR

By Aaron Reed

JUNE 29, 2011

The black, line art tattoo of a bird cage

that comes his way. His unconven-

CAMERA: NIKON D3

on Danny Hampson’s rib cage says

tional approach to both life and riding

it all. “Only Love,” are the two words

have made him an iconic figure in our

inscribed below the door of the cage

sport, whose wakeskating seems to

which Hampson refuses to close. No

be emulated more day to day. We’re

matter what he does in life, he will

all just trying to be a little more like

not to be restricted to the status quo,

Dan. Crack open that cage and fly

and nowhere has that been more

high, just like Hampson.

LENS: NIKKOR 300MM ANGLE: CHASE BOAT

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JIMMY TRASK

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Jimmy Trask LAKE OROVILLE, CA

Always available to lend a hand or just ready for anything, Trask is that guy on a team trip. He’ll be up early and ready, whether it’s driving the chase boat or slayshing his face off. Knowing how to get a good photo is a huge skill that not all wakeboarders have.

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Brian Grubb NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

No stranger to big drops and insane winch spots, Grubb handles this one with ease.

VIDEO

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Keith Lidberg SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WA

Can you believe this shot was kicked around the mags and never printed? Me either! Now, home at last in the pages of Wake Journal.

VIDEO

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Mike Ennen SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WA

VIDEO

Seconds after Mikey landed this Melon way

boat, just barely past the spray line coming off

out into the flats, his brother Nick (shooting

his board and super fortunate to stay dry. Salt

video in the back of our chase boat) got a

water and electronics, particularly cameras,

huge salty soaking. I was in the bow of the

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SEQUENCE

KEVIN HENSHAW

Wall ride 180 to switch nose press 180 out LAKE WINONA, FL

For the wall ride, you should edge

wall. Once you ollie up, keep your

of the rail, pivot your back foot while

hard at it. Start in the middle of

shoulders more forward than

pulling your handle to your back

the wake and cut when you are

usual and keep your eyes on the

hip. This will turn your board switch

almost parallel to the front of the

top of the rail. When you are on top

where you’ll want to put all your

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wait on the nose of the board and

back, where you’ll switch hands.

because when you get to the end

start pressing. Your handle should

When you get that handle you can

of the wall you can use your board

be close to your body making it

start spinning out the 180. I like to

to pop out like a nollie, spinning the

easy to push it to the middle of your

hang on all wrapped up in the rope

180 at the last second. — Kevin Henshaw

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Josh Twelker LAKE OROVILLE, CA

If you’ve never seen Twelker ride, you’re going to want to. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Wake Journal is predicting a future Rider Of The Year or Readers Poll top ten.

VIDEO

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JOSH TWELKER

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FOLLOWING

BEN HORAN


D.O.B

October 8, 1987

RESIDES

Nahunta, GA

LAKE

My retention pond

SPONSORS

Nike Remote VonZipper Ridiculous Winches

FOOT FORWARD

Right foot back

FOOD

Thai

DRINK

Arizona Tea

PULL

Winch, Sea-Doo

BEER

Two Hearted Ale

SPIN

Status quo, Pic of matchstick me

CAR

Chevy Colorado

CITY

New York City

BAR

They are all the same

BBQ

Texas winch trip BBQ for sure

HOBBY

Skateboarding

BOARDSPORT

Into surfing a bit now

HOTTIE

Zooey Deschanel

APP

Instagram (benihoran)

WAKEBOARDER

Kevin Henshaw

WAKESKATER

Hook daddy Matt Hooker

WEBSITE

wesubsist.com

ARTIST

Tyler Mangus

BAND

My Morning Jacket

PRO TEAM

Not too many team things I’m into

MAGAZINE

The Skateboard Mag

SHOE

Nike 6.0 Leshot and Braata

MOVIE

Drive

FLIP

Flip-flip-flipadelphia

SK8 TRICK

A good old kick flip is always fun

MUSTACHE

Aaron Reed was the first good stache I saw

ISLAND

The Island

PET PEAVE

Bitchers

Sea-Doo wesubsist.com

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Andrew Adkison LAKE TELLICO, TN

Under the bridge, between the wakes, nothing but net.

VIDEO

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Shaun Murray LAKE WHIPPOORWILL, FL

When’s the last time you saw a Surface Roll published? Probably never. Only the Murr-man could pull this off

VIDEO

and still make it look cool.

SHAUN MURRAY

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iTRAVEL

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Josh Palma LAKE OROVILLE, CA

No bald eagle nests were disturbed in the making of this photo, however, there was one freshwater shark sighting.

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PANO

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TIME ON THE WATER


LAKE LOUISE, FL

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HOLGA

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MASTERING THE CRAFT


Vonore, TN

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ABSTRACT

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CLOSING FALL


You can hang this very image on your own wall! Email sales@wakejournal.com for inquires about prints or various sized canvases.

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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

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

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

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

The Projects Orlando 407-491-7312

Wake Nation Fairfield 513-887-9253 Houston, TX 281-431-4444

www.bakesonline.com

www.theprojectscamp.com

www.wakenation.com

Seattle Water Sports Kenmore 425-481-2754

The Boarding School Orlando 407-273-5920

www.seattlewatersports.com

www.theboardingschool.com

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Zane Schwenk LAKE TELLICO, TN VIDEO


Wake Journal, Issue 49