If you ever find yourself at the Whistler Skate Park, you're almost guaranteed to seeing local grom, Truth Smith, ripping uniques lines and stomping tricks. Check out his 2017 summer edit below.
Brenton Priestley returns to X Games Real Wake to defend his gold medal from 2016. Brenton and filmer Trevor Bashir put in some serious work this spring hitting up new winch spots all around Central Florida. Check out their completed edit below and click HERE to vote for Brenton's video for the People's Choice award.
A relative newcomer to the wake scene, Anna Nikstad stepped into the spotlight by winning one of the five wildcard spots at the 2017 Yard Sale in April. As the only woman in the contest, she held her own against the best men’s riders in the world. Since then she’s gone on to win the Langenfeld Open and the U.S. National Wake Park Championships and place 2nd at Plastic Playgrounds in the U.K. and at F.I.S.E. in Montpellier, France. Anna lives in Texas, but spends the majority of her time travelling the globe competing, training or filming.
“We’re very stoked to add Anna to our pro team. Anna’s riding is super strong and she’s really pushing her progression. I think it’s great that overall we have more girls representing Sandbox for both summer and winter sports. The girls are bringing design influence to the table and helping us elevate our women’s product.” —Kevin Sansalone - Sandbox Founder
“I heard of Anna over the last couple years but never actually saw her ride until The Yard Sale at Valdosta Wake Compound this spring. Her riding speaks for itself; there are tons of girls killing it these days and she's definitely one of the top gunners. Stoked to have her on the Sandbox team!”—Dylan Miller - Sandbox Pro Team Rider
“When it comes helmets with a great fit and a trendy look, I choose Sandbox. I’m so happy to be a part of the team.”—Anna Nikstad
Anna’s other sponsors include:
Follow Wake / Konex / Liquid Force
It’s been a hell of a season so far in 2017 for Mr. Aaron Gunn. He’s stood at the top of countless podiums, left several oversized checks in the airports due to excess baggage fees, designed his new 2018 pro model wakeboard with Slingshot and more. This spring Steffen Vollert had the chance to catch up with Aaron at his home park, Cables Wake Park Penrith, as he prepared for his summer travels to events like the Yard Sale, Munich Mash, Plastic Playgrounds and more. Also check out the video interview from the 2018 Slingshot product shoot in Venice, Italy to see how the road has treated him, how he was feeling, etc.... To say he’s been busy is an understatement…
Follow the crew as they make their first trip for the full length Formats film. Kick off the first episode with Dylan Miller, Nick Dorsey, Taylor Hanley, and their arrival to Cables Wake Park. Along with some exploring and winching shenanigans.
Film & Edit: Taylor Hanley
Thanks: Aaron Gunn, Jascha Wonka, Courtney Angus, Clayton Dunn, Donny Baker, & Ryan Walsh
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