Monday, October 29, 2007

2008 Ronix Zariel Wakeskate

"2008 Ronix Zariel Wakeskate

Zariel Wakeskate
The heavy weight guardian of the water is coming in at over 13 lbs. Reed Hansen needed a stockier skate for the board control he was looking for on the water and leaving it. Ronix spent the last two seasons designing the first ever compression molded wood wakeskate – for the buoyancy of your favorite wood deck, and the durability of that wakeboard you have had in the garage since 97’. This bi-level shape creates a consistent, quicker swing weight than a traditional skate.

* Concave - starts in the center of the board and then tapers out the ends for a more controllable flip

* Rocker – hybrid style rocker that isn’t too explosive and inconsistent off the wake, instead more glide speed from this arc

* Compression molding – the most durable wood skate out there

* 2 Zariel .8” wakeskate specific fins

* Reed Hansen designed and endorsed "

Sunday, October 28, 2007

L13 '08 Temporary Site Up

"We have been busy developing our 2008 line up and finally ready for production. Sometime before Xmas we will be selling our products on various online shops. Keep checking back for this info. We will try to have this up and running soon.

The weather here in Toronto is starting to get cool. Snowboard season is coming but L13 is hard at work this year in FL with testing 09 design and shooting video with some of the L13 riders who live in FL during the winter season.

Also, all our decks come with 0.6fins and wither in EVA foam top or Grip.

Loads more stuff coming soon."

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Varial Heel Flip

Posted by Iamjesse on

"Been trying to load up a bigger video i had been working on but i just dont have the patience to have it load and it always turns out really shitty quality on you tube so i am just posting this for now.

Hope the quality isnt too shitt.

The first one defiantly spun alot better but i landed the second with a lil sketch...."

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

popShuv End-of-Summer Video Contest

"The Wakeskating Community website,, announces its End-of-Summer Video Contest. Riders will have a chance to win prizes by DVS Wake, Scene One Productions, Volume Wakeskate Videos and The Standerd. To enter, simply upload your videos to popShuv's video section. When enough entries have been received, a panel of celebrity judges, including riders and industry professionals, will be picking the top three. All winners will receive a prize package which includes the DVDs "NARLA", "Esoteric" and "Volume Issue 5." The three lucky winners will also be receiving issue 1.3 of The Standerd, stickers, and a Tshirt from popShuv.

For more information and to enter, visit the contest page at"

Saturday, October 20, 2007

O'Neill Team Shoot

"I recently got a chance to kick it with the O'Neill team as they shot for their new ad campaign. A little slayshing, a few high fives, thats a solid day."

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Standerd Announces Book 1.3 and a Fourth-Consecutive Photographer of the Year Trophy

"October 2, 2007, Orlando, Florida - Raising the bar once again, The Standerd Quarterly unveiled their
third issue of the year in artistic fashion on September 22, 2007. The City Arts Factory, located in
downtown Orlando, hosted nearly 350 art-thirsty attendees to view all 70 gallery prints from current and
past issues of The Standerd. Each of the oversized photos, including those featured in book 1.3, were
signed by the photographer, framed, and hung on the wall in an exclusive gallery showing.

“The response to this issue was insane! The people who attended the release party were stoked on the
venue and the whole aura of the party. Everybody had plenty of space to view the art, the food was
awesome, the wine and cheese was a hit, and we sold quite a few prints,” stated Joey Meddock, co-founder
of The Standerd. “It couldn’t have gone any smoother!”

Book 1.3 is 120-pages of the action, lifestyle and stories in wake. The current issue features hundreds of
photos, a 20-page profile on Greg Nelson, an “Inside the Intracoastal” story written by the riders
themselves, and Pipe Dreams, a unique look at the wake. Also, other short stories include writing from
photographer Bryan Soderlind, The Standerd co-founder Josh Letchworth, rider Nick Ennen, and historic
past world champion, Eric Perez.

Art Director James Krawczyk noted, “The whole vibe of this issue is different from our past issues. Our
subscribers are really going to like the artistic influences Book 1.3 incorporates.” Pro rider Mike Ennen
donated his drawing skills by creating an original piece of art that is inserted into each subscriber’s
polybag. Fellow contributing artists Nicholas Schrunk and Roman V. Rusinov each played a creative role
in the design and layout of the Peripheral Vision and Out Of Context sections. “The appreciation and
respect we have for all these contributing artists is huge,” Krawczyk mentioned.

On the Friday of Surf Expo weekend, The Standerd’s own Joey Meddock was awarded the 2007 Wake
Awards Photographer of the Year, presented by Wakeboarding Magazine. Fellow co-founder of The
Standerd, and past 3-time Photographer of the Year Josh Letchworth said, “I couldn’t be more stoked for
him to win this award. Passing the torch to one of our own photographers is a great honor and huge
momentum booster for The Standerd. I’m happy we placed one and two once again. It was the icing on the
cake to a great Surf Expo weekend!”

Also gaining momentum is This daily photo-blog site features a new photo from
the current issue and the behind-the-lens story. One image per day is released until the next issue arrives. It
provides a new home for reader feedback and a direct connection to the photographer or author.
Book 1.3 is available now from and at local water sports retailers. This third issue
was made possible through support from subscribers, Liquid Force, Malibu Boats, and CWB Board Co.

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