By ojmoore, 20-Nov-2013 17:00:00
The other thursday I hooked up with Ck, Lee and Crowhurst to do some winching and get some photos with Eddy and Jake from Hybrid wake mag and Paul Buttle with the help of Lees dad and Will.
We found this little flow of water underneath a couple bridges that had a gap between them which let a nice gap of light through so we filled Daves trailer up with a load of options to make rails out of etc. We put some ideas together and create some things for us to hit and capture some decent photos on.
Heres a link to Hybrids website, article on the winch trip should be out in the next issue.
Check out Paul Buttles work.
By ojmoore, 18-Nov-2013 14:00:00
Part 2 carrys us on the teams trip heading to to Club Wake Park, which is owned by Toby Oliver and based near Bedford.
We made it here in a good amount of time giving us a few hours to have a good ride each and get some good clips on film for this part 2 video. The weather brightened up a little for us that afternoon and because the system 2 park is so well protected by trees it was very flat and the rails were fun to hit! We also met junction23 member, Scotty Broome. Unfortunately he was not able to come to Liverpool but we was glad he was able to meet us on day 2 to get a nice open section in this video along with hammers thrown by Lee, Ck, Toby, Hackers, Toby (Oliver) and myself. Toby also hooked us up with a couple small boat to get some good close shots for some better angles.
Check out the video here!
By ojmoore, 13-Nov-2013 13:00:00
I went on a trip with the rest of the Junction23 crew plus Lee Debuse the other Monday/Tuesday. We started off the trip fresh and cold meeting the crew consisting of CK, Lee, Toby and me at Lees. We then packed Cks car with the gear and got on the road head North to Liverpool Wake Park, home of Tim Woodhead.
Unfortunately shortly into the journey we got slowed down for a while due to traffic on the M25 making us later than we wanted to be at the system 2 park, this only gave us a couple hours to get some filming done. We didnt manage to get done what we wanted so Tim was very kind and let us stay at his pad so we could do some more filming and riding at his wake park to get the footage we wanted in the gloomy/rainy weather before packing up and getting back on the road to for the second stop of the trip on the way back to London being Club Wake Park.
Check out the link from part 1 here!
By ojmoore, 11-Nov-2013 12:39:00
Soon after the cable europeans I flew out to Orlando, Florida to be greeted with smiles from Nick (Taylor) and Travis (Belsito)! Those two let me cruise with them for a week or so till our plans took us seperate ways, to start things off we went to see what was around Surf Expo, meet some people and wonder around looking at the new product for 2014, going to a bar in downtown Orlando for the WaterMonsters premiere of their new video release Human Rocket! We then headed out to Reed (Hansens) place to session Battle Falls to start off a 2 day shoot with ONeill along with long time team riders, Aaron Reed, Scott Byerly and Bret Little. Including Shane Skelton the main man of ONeill wake organising the trip! Here is a link of some of the shots and a short write up on Alliance from photographer, Garrett. http://www.alliancewake.com/skate/oneill-wakeskate-shoot/
The second day we were planning to hit some wake but unfortunately Byerlys boat had a couple of problems so we moved on and went to Pine Creek winch spot, its a nice size drop with a pole jam over it which made a good challenge for us but got a couple hits down it so was worth checking it out. We then went to another spot with a concrete ledge and Nick hit it a few times and got a sick back lip on it before we got busted out causing us to end the trip there.
After the ONeill shoot me, Trav and Nick cruised over to Nicks new homeland of Suwannee Pro spending a day and a night there riding his incredible winch drop in this amazing wood lands! After we drove to Clermont spending a couple days there before heading seperate ways, as Nick got ready for a trip to Japan, Trav heading back home to Anna Maria Island. It was a lot of fun spending time with those guys then I stayed at the Pickett house riding the rails there for a couple days with Tommy, Collinge and those boys before Ben (Horan) came and got me to head over to Groveland and join me onto the Aquarium Can Tour trips!
Once meeting up with everyone at Kyle (Walton) and Joshs (Zentmeyer) house being the wakeskate mag head quarters we skated the home made park and winch the home made drop and ledge before packing and getting the van all ready for carrying the Can Tour on the next morning. The guys on the tour from the previous had already stacked multiple clips from hitting so many different spots and there was many more I got to hit with them on this second week, leading us to many famous winch spots with drops, gaps and ledges I have seen in wakeskate videos. Also getting to ride at Valdosta Wake Compound thanks to Quinn and spending a few days at Bens house riding and filming on the Retention gap which was a lot of fun!
The Can Tour was a blast spending some good time winching with some cool people and getting to do some new things making this trip the best so far! To make it even better after coming out to the states on my own and spending 3 weeks with new friends I went back to Clermont spending 2 more weeks with my girlfriend Sophie (Cordery) and parents riding the ski boat, some more filming and hitting a couple of the cables like OWC and Mccormicks before heading back to England with Sophie! Here is a video from a couple sets on Junction23.net - http://junction23.net/all-skate-1-3/
This trip was incredible and a lot of fun thanks to all the people I hung out with and places I stayed and the places I got to ride!
By ojmoore, 03-Sep-2013 10:20:00
I am now Ranked No.1 in the IWWF World Rankings!!! So Happy!
Check out the list of rankings on cablewakeboard.net
Thanks to everyone for the support!
By ojmoore, 02-Sep-2013 15:47:00
The Cable Europeans this year was hosted by Fagersta cable park in Sweden and it turned out to be the best europeans I have been to! With Team GB starting out meeting at Heathrow airport really early on Sunday morning 25th August, we then flew out to Stockholm then a 2 to 3 hour coach journey to Fagersta where the sun was shining. Everyone was excited and looking forward to going to somewhere different and ride the new left foot forward cable.
The turn out of riders was good with lots of wakeboarders and wakeskaters in all categories from a lot of different countries! The level of riding was insane with groms in board and skate stomping such tech tricks which definitely made it entertaining for the crowds on the dock and bank to watch. Team Great Britain rode really well with good placements from everyone getting us the team silver overall!
For me, I did pretty well qualifying first putting me in the final then it came down to the 6 man final, we had 2 runs each and unfortunately I fell first trick in my first run putting some tense pressure on me but I felt I just needed to cool off with a dip in the lake then I thankfully stuck my second run nice and clean. This put me into first place then it came down to Moritz Thieles final run which he stepped it up so it was incredibly tense on the dock waiting for the results, the judges took a few minutes to make a final decision and as that buzzer went with me staying in first place, it was a massive relief becoming the 2013 cable european champ!!
I really enjoyed the europeans in Sweden this year and well done to all the riders! Thanks to IWWF, BWSW, the whole British Team, Clare, CK, Ralph, my sponsors and my Parents!!
By ojmoore, 22-Aug-2013 11:00:00
This past week we had the last British Waterski & Wakeboard development camp at JB waterski before the Team heads out to sweden on Sunday for the cable Europeans. With top coaching on the water from CK, great off water training with Kev and the planning and organisation of these camps thanks to Richie. The comp consisted of three days monday to friday private training on the water through each day with exercises and warm up stretching and warming down after riding.
Thanks again BWSW for these camps!!
Also check out the website of JB cable park at jbski.com
By ojmoore, 10-Aug-2013 13:01:00
The most recent british federation cable wake camp I went to was down South west at Sibleyback in Cornwall, SW cable park. Was a nice long drive to Siblyback taking around 4 or so hours and as we got closer and closer to the site, the roads got small and narrower so it was quite odd as we also thought we were lost but made it there fine following the satnav, but it made it even trickier with all the rain and fog covering the roads. The wind was blowing and the rain was chucking so it was quite eventful putting up the tents and setting up but pretty funny! We headed there in the sunday with the bad weather and that lasted through to monday also, but after that the rain started to mellow down and the windy was still there but calmed down the last day or 2. So riding wise on the left foot forward cable was good fun and a nice change going clockwise round the cable hitting the obstacles and riding with everyone, also all the exercising and stretches exercises etc Kev got us doing was good to learn and push are limits.
It was fun to be camping in the van and having that camping feel and vibe for the few days we were down there for the camp, we made the most of it and had a laugh whilst developing are skills on and off the water.
I look forward to the last one at JBSki before the team heads out to Sweden for the cable europeans, thanks again to the British Waterski & Wakeboard Federation for putting on these camp with the team of Richie, Kevin and CK and thanks to Clare and Andy Cordery for looking after us over those few days, plus SW wakeboarding cable park for hosting the camp!
By ojmoore, 03-Aug-2013 12:00:00
Here is a new video I put together while I havent been able to ride properly of some spare clips I have from trips throughout this year such as Turkey, my trip to the states and some general riding and filming back at home. We made it into 1.2 of an all skate edit for Junction23!
Go check it out on Junction23.net and thewakeskatemag.com
By ojmoore, 01-Aug-2013 23:00:00
British Waterski & Wakeboard had brought a training team together to make these development training camps for the cable wake team, also the boat side and the waterskiing side. So with most of the under 21 squad we headed to boxend with Richie the organiser, Kevin the strength and conditions coach and CK the on water wakeboard coach to help out all the riders at different cable parks to improve the riding and overall able and fitness of us riders. The weather wasnt the greatest during this camp with some clouds and rain but we still managed to have everyone shredding hard, learning new tricks and learning how to develop fitness in the best way possible.
Everyone came away with a new trick or learning how to improve fitness or stretching, warming up, warming down etc, so it was a great success. Thanks to the BWSW for these camps and to Richie, Kevin and CK! I look forward to the next one in Cornwall on a left foot forward cable in preperation for the cable europeans in Sweden.
Also check out British waterski & Wakeboard on twitter and instagram.
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