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NOVEMBER 12, 2012

STEEL LAFFERTY TOM FOOSHEE / JOSH TWELKER / RICKY GONZALEZ

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ON THE COVER By Silas Thurman When you think Steel Lafferty, a D I G I TA L M AGA Z I N E www.WakeJournal.com Published every Monday, March - November.

lot comes to mind. Double ups, amazing spins, pop. He’s one of the most talented riders on the water today yet “old” would never come up. Although Steel

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is very young in his wakeboard

journey for a long time. I’ve been with Nike for just around nine years now and Steel


STEEL LAFFERTY

LAKE BARTON, FL OCTOBER 16, 2012 CAMERA: NIKON D3

Lafferty, the youngest member

Rusty, Harley, and Phil really

of our team, is the only other

makes a statement on Steel as a

rider that can say he has been

competitive rider.

around since the beginning.

The thing that really sparks

importance of a good grabbed

That puts Steel at being

for me however when I think

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sponsored at some level since

of Steel is his free riding and

right direction.

he was 11 or 12. Steel has put

his potential there to move

Steel’s outlook on wakeboarding

himself in a great position for

wakeboarding forward and into

is one that should be valued.

a future in wake. He moved

more of a mainstream action

He has a great passion for the

very well from Jr. Pro men into

sport. Wakeboarding still being

competition side of this sport

Pro men which has proven to

in its infancy of the Action Sports

and does well, yet when he is at

be a very tough move for many

world, it’s going to take guys

home, he’s pushing himself to

riders. Finishing this year’s

like Steel who are doing giant

land new tricks and make this

pro tour in fourth place behind

1080s, back 9s, yet still know the

sport look better.

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water. Having an injuring really makes me appreciate what I was able to do everyday. Rehab on the knee is going really well. Can’t wait to come back stronger next year!” —Josh Twelker

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