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APRIL 2, 2012

GABE LUCAS ADAM ERRINGTON / TONY CARROLL / STUART SHINN

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GABE LUCAS

By Trevor Hansen Gabe is probably one of the most unique riders out there. He rides to the beat of a different drum with a style that is all his own. He has paved the way for the current trend in rail riding. He is all about searching for new and untouched areas to winch and shred. Gabe doesn’t just focus on just one aspect of riding. He embraces all aspects. Whether it be cable, boat, double ups, winch or something that he and his friends made up, Gabe will ride it and shred the hell out of it.  Gabe is a Texan and loves the wake scene in Texas. He has successfully resisted the pressure to relocate to Orlando to pursue his professional wakeboard carreer. He’s one of the few. The decision to stay in Texas has paid off. Gabe has built a huge following there and I think that Texas loves Gabe just as much as Gabe loves Texas.  Being on the CWB team with Gabe is awesome. He is a super fun guy to hang

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out with. Having him on a house boat trip is an exciting experience cause you just never know what he’s going to do. Gabe has been

It’s tough to sum up

LAKE OROVILLE, CA

recognized for his talent on the rails and in natural

Gabe’s style or his per-

SUMMER 2011

winching terrain environments, but he can hit the

sonality into words. He is

wake with the best of ‘em. Just check out some of

a free spirited guy with a

CAMERA: NIKON D3

his riding on the CWB website if you haven’t seen

ton of creativity and drive.

him ride the boat. He might have one of the sickest

He knows why he rides a

looking Pete Roses in the business. One minute

wakeboard and will keep

he will be doing some sick slashes and butter-

doing it his way no matter

ing around on the wake and the next minute he’ll

what the crowd does. For me, that is one of the

hit the double up and do one of the biggest Front

coolest things about Gabe and why he has gained

Mobes you’ve ever seen. 

a lot of respect with riders within our sport.

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ADAM ERRINGTON


Pics from the pocket of Adam Errington.

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ON BOARD

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TONY CARROLL

RED RIVER, SHREVEPORT, LA


“After getting the low-down on

Adam Fields put on some pump-

gives you time in the air with the

the big things to come from Epic

up jams for the first cold set of

board, just that way you want it.

boats and a tour of their new

the day. My favorite part of wake-

The Indy Shifty has always been

factory this past winter, it was

boarding has always been going

one of my favorite grabs. Riding

time to put one of those bad boys

big. It’s something about the

a scenic place like the Red River

to work. To help get motivated to

speed coming into the wake and

made for the perfect

enter the less-than-comfortable

the hang time once you leave it…

photo opp. Cheers to

water, fellow Epic team rider

Nothing else really compares. It

hang time.” — Tony Carroll

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STUART SHINN

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May 27, 1989

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KEITH LIDBERG

BOW LAKE, WA


Under the dark, cold and crisp

I had him get into the water and

ber the temperature. I certainly

air, Bow Lake was kind enough

hold flash while Keith rode. It’s

remember freezing our asses off

to “leave the light on for ya.”

tough to notice, but they both

that night...I know Mikey did. But

After the arrangements came

still have their sweatshirts on in

hey, what can you do? When you

together, me, Keith Lidberg

this photo. Keith is wearing his,

ride in the beautiful Northwest,

and Mike Ennen endured the

but the hoodie kept covering his

wetsuits and sweatshirts are just

dropping temperatures and

face. Mike had his sweatshirt

as important as your

shot into the night. When Mike

scrunched up in his mouth.

wakeboard and rope.

got his photo on a different rail

Whenever I look at photos, for

—Joey Meddock

(and since he was already wet),

some reason I always remem-

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KC Watersports

Tommy’s

25825 Edgemore Rd.

3740 N Sheridan Blvd

Bakes Marine

Paola, KS 66071

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269 Broad St

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12971 Research blvd

4215 Harrsion St.

California Marine Sports

Austin, TX 78750

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1240 Kellogg St.

(512) 258-0733

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Suisun City, CA 94585

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1106 RR 620N

350 South Tustin Ave

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Lakeway, TX 78734

Orange, CA 92866

4215 Harrison St.

(512) 266-1515

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141 Balcones North

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204 Candlewood Lake Rd

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Sporting Edge Ski & Marine

Wiley’s Water Sports

2005 Somersville Rd.

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(888) 5- LAGOON www.carlsbadlagoon.com

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CBK Watersports

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CAMPS / SCHOOLS

The Wakeboard Camp

Texas Ski Ranch

848 W. Osceola St.

6700 North IH 35

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292 Northern Cove Drive

(352) 394-8899

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CABLE PARKS

Rosharon, TX 77583 (281) 431-4444 www.wakenation.com

Littleton, NC 27850 (252) 536-9063

Hydrous Wake Park

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McCormick’s Cable Park

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19022 Orange Ave

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Orlando Watersports Complex

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PO Box 771539 Orlando, FL 32877

Pine Lake Ski School

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Action Water Sports at PLM

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3599 Orchard Lake Rd. West Bloomfield, MI 48324

Scotia Sessions Wakeboard Park

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824 Renfrew Rd

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