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Comments Off on What is Wakeboarding? | Zero To Hero | New Series | Wakeboarding 101

I am delighted to finally get this new series underway. It’s something I have wanted to create for a number of years now, but never put the time or effort into. It’s called Zero To Hero and the concept is to have a documented step by step process of how to wakeboard. From never seeing it, all the way to inverts and spins. It’s essentially my wakeboarding masterclass! New videos will be dropping every Tuesday and Friday and all the videos will be in order. So as we begin the wake season, please join the learning process. I’m excited to see how quickly people can progress. Here’s an idea of some of the tutorials we will see this summer – getting up – crossing the wake – wake jumps – progressive edge – 180s – flips – spins and much much more. Details

Comments Off on I Bought A Cheap 350z | High Mileage and Rusty | My First Jap Car

So I decided to sell my trusty, and reliable golf R after 13 months of ownership and replace it with an old beaten 350z. The 350z was owned by a wakeboarding friend of mine for the last 9 years. It’s a little worse for wear, however I can see a huge amount of potential. Here’s a list of some of the work that will be needed to restore it – Rear Quarter Panels X 2 – New Exhaust – All new suspension – Wheel Refurb – Lights refurb – Full service – probably a lot more….. I’m buzzing to get into something with a huge amount of character, and hopefully I learn a lot along the way. Hope you enjoy the video and thanks for watching. David Details

Comments Off on Free Riding at OWC | Raw Clips | Boat Wakeboarder on Cable

I wasn’t originally planning on making this a video, however, I decided it might be nice for you all to see that often even the pros crash, come off rails early, and miss grabs! I hope you enjoy this short and sweet video. Thanks to @John Haile for filming. David Details

Comments Off on World Champion WakeSurfer – SEAN SILVEIRA | Free Ride | Ri245

Sean Silveira is WakeSurfing World Champion. He has also won the Pro Wakesurfing Tour multiple times. He is not only a Centurion Team Mate of mine, but also a Roswell one. We headed out on his new Ri245 to shoot for Roswell and I decided to get some behind the scenes footage of him free riding. It’s safe to say it’s the BEST WAKE SURFING I HAVE EVER SEEN! He has so much flow and control it’s staggering! I hope you enjoy watching him surf and all the tricks! It definitely show just how insane wake surfing can be! Thanks. David Details

Comments Off on Best kneeboarder in the world! John Haile. Crazy kneeboard tricks

Yeah, John Haile is somewhat of a phenomenon! From flipping off obstacles, to hitting mega rails, he can do it all kneeboarding, and he does it with ease and a smile on his face. We went to his local wake park – OWC, which is one of the most well know cable parks in the world. So many crazy tricks and manoeuvres have been landed here. I’ve been friends with John for years and have wanted to film this video for so long and I’m delighted to finally bring it to YouTube. Make sure to check out his channel @John Haile for more goodness. Thanks so much for watching. Dave 0:00 intro 1:25 kneeboard shoes 1:40 kneeboarding 2:58 flipping 4:46 crazy tricks Details

Comments Off on Learning to Foil in 1 hour – Centurion Ri245

So, I’ve just touched down in Orlando Florida, which is the home of all water sports, particularly wake based. One of my first stops was to my Centurion Boats team-mate, Sean Silveira, who is 4 time PWT champion, one time world champion and also a 6 time flow rider world champion. He took me out on his brand new Ri245. Unfortunately the wind was very strong and so after assessing the conditions we decided to leave the wakeboards and wakesurfs in the car, and go foiling. Sean definitely had to teach me how to foil. I have never foiled before and so it was a steep learning curve. Thankfully Sean was an awesome teacher and got me up – eventually! Despite many crashes, and swallowing half of Florida’s lake water, I really enjoyed it! After that we went for a little bit of exploration around the Clermont chain of lakes. From cliff diving off a large tree (10 metres), to bumping into Matt Manzari, it was a great day out! I hope you enjoy the video, and thanks so much for watching. David Details

Comments Off on Riding Behind The Best Wakeboard Boat in the World | Wakeboarding with JB O’Neill | Centurion Boats

I finally got to get back to the USA wakeboarding, and what’s more I got to ride the new Centurion Ri230 which is the boat that will be towing the IWWF world championships in Italy in July. I headed to California for the 2023 model shoot. We were filming all their new boats and during the day, whilst we were taking a break, we managed to sneak out and ride the ri230. In short, the wake is INSANE! Clean, crisp and very poppy! I will have some more videos coming from the shoot, but for now, a big thanks for watching! David Details

Comments Off on Lunar Wake Park Review – Spain, 2022

As you may have seen in some of my recent videos, I’ve been cable wakeboarding in the South of Spain at Lunar Wake Park. I decided to review the cable so that anyone looking to travel to this wake park can have some insight. This video covers all the key aspects: Details

Comments Off on How to hit a big kicker! Wakeboarding Tutorial

So on day two of my trip to Lunar wakepark, I realised that unless you’re super advanced, you probably don’t know how to go over big ramps/kickers. I noticed Tim was struggling a little with getting the line, pop and landing perfect as the kickers in our home park are smaller. So after teaching him I decided to make an instructional video. Details

Comments Off on My first Wakeboard Session of 2022 – feeling rusty!

We’re back!!! Finally back on the water after almost two full month! I flew to Lunar Wake Park in the south of Spain to get some ‘warm weather riding’ in. It’s a new cable that opened in 2020 and I’ve been wanting to go ride there since I first saw some photos! Whilst I felt very rusty on my wakeboard, it did feel amazing to be out on the water and hitting some obstacles! My fitness levels were a little disappointing but nothing a whole lot of wakeboarding can’t fix. Hope you enjoy the video. David Details

Comments Off on Backroll – Wakeboarding Tips & Tricks
Backroll tips wakeboarding

This video is a comprehensive tutorial on how to do a backroll in wakeboarding. Generally speaking, a backroll is one of the first inverts/flips people learn on a wakeboard, the other is a tantrum. In this video we break the trick down into four parts: Details

Comments Off on Best Wake Park in the World?
21 February 2022

Best Wake Park in the World?

OWC is without a doubt the World’s most iconic wake park. On any given day you will bump into multiple pro riders. Whether it’s Parks, Shaun Murray or Harley Clifford, they’ve all been there and all competed there! This video is a review of the wake park, discussing everything from pricing, the obstacles, and the atmosphere to the conditions. I hope you learn a bit about the cable in this video which will hopefully then make your decision to travel to Orlando Watersports Complex a little easier. A huge thank you for watching. David Details

Comments Off on Wake to Wake Wakeboarding – How to – Secret Hacks

One of the most popular tricks when learning to wakeboarding is a Wake To Wake. This is where you jump from one side of the wake to the other. It’s not an easy trick and takes a lot of practice. In this video I talk about: 1. The approach. 2. The Take Off 3. The Air. 4. How to Land it. I also discuss some secret hacks to help you learn it a little more easily and safely. I hope it helps you learn your wake to wake, and if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments. Thanks for watching. David Details

Comments Off on Small Wake Wakeboarding!
28 January 2022

Small Wake Wakeboarding!

Whilst in Orlando, Florida I went to Lake Holden to meet up with my friend John Dreiling. He is mostly known for his incredible wake park riding skills. He often does some crazy gaps which break the internet and go viral. All this said, lately he has been riding the boat and doing a damn good job of it. He purchased a house on the lake, and it came with a free ski boat from the 1990s. He has added a pylon and is pushing and changing the way people are wakeboarding on the boat. I hope you enjoy the video. David Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding at OWC, Orlando, Florida

A wakeboarder can’t visit Florida without going to Orlando Watersports complex for a session. OWC is one of the most historical and important cable parks there has ever been. On any given day, there are tons of pro wakeboarders hanging out there. A big part of the reason for that is because Orlando is a hub for pro wakeboarding, but also because the park is pretty good too. In this video I go for a ride, get some GoPro and slo-mo shots going off the kickers. Hopefully you enjoy the video and thanks for watching. David Details

Comments Off on Renault Clio Track Car | First Drive | Engine Conversion from Megane RS | Meglio | Mondello Park

So this week I’m mixing it up a bit from the usual wakeboarding content as two two friends and I recently purchased this 2007 Renault Clio 197 Cup, with a Megane RS engine and running gear swap. I’ve always loved spending days on the track and so having two friends to go in on a proper car with is amazing. The car is roughly 280bhp (the boost is very limited) and also has a fully set up suspension. It’s fully stripped out, has bucket seats and a roll cage. The car impressed me so much, running the correct PSI on semi-slick tyres gave it so much traction and the slicks were a different story altogether. Looking forward to getting back to Mondello Park soon to go for another days racing. I hope you enjoy this different style video, and thanks for watching. David Details

Comments Off on O’Brien Watersports Photo Shoot – behind the scenes- Wakeboarding

It’s been a while since I met up with the O’Brien Watersports crew to do photo/video shoots. So, we headed out to O’Brien’s base, and one of my favourite wakeboarding lakes, Freedom Wake Park, in Orlando Florida, to ride and film. Here are a few behind the scenes shots I filmed on the day. It was really cool to see Weston rip it up on the WakeSurf too! I hope you enjoy this rather short video, and thanks so much for watching! David Details

Comments Off on Cable Park Review Mexico – Mayan Watersports Complex, Cancun

Welcome to a new series on my YouTube channel where I travel the world testing out new cable parks and seeing what they’re all about, how they are to ride and the rough cost of going to them. In this video we cover everything from: – Cost of Wakeboarding there – Cable Conditions – Obstacles – WakePark Condition – Restaurant – Who it’s suitable for Best Hotel I stayed in Value for money wise (I tried three or 4 different ones)- https://www.hotelcasadelpuertobymij.c… Hopefully you enjoy my little review and if you did, thanks so much for watching. David Details

Comments Off on First ride on the Centurion V22 – Boat Wakeboarding big wake

It finally happened! I’m back in the USA and reunited with a big juicy wake! Yes it was rainy, yes it was windy and yes my riding was terrible, but all those factors aside, it felt glorious!! I’m so glad to be back in Orlando wakeboarding on some big wakes and beginning my comeback tour! A big thanks to Taylor McCullough for having me out to wakeboard behind her stunning boat! From now on I’ll be uploading a new video every Sunday at 5pm Irish time so make sure to stay tuned for them! David Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding in Mexico – POV Video!

After a couple of days wakeboarding in Mexico at Mayan WakePark, my body has gotten a little sore, so I decided to do a few POV laps filmed on my GoPro. Link to T-Shirt you can win https://bay6ix.com/collections/lads-a… The first few are just some fun hits, but then I decided to would be cool to see if you would guess the tricks I’m doing. There are 6 tricks and the first person to guess them all correctly wins a lads & lassies T. Thanks so much for watching and I hope you enjoy the video. David Details

Comments Off on The Flip DockStart – The most difficult trick in wakeboarding

The front flip dock start on the wakeboard has always been challenging for me!!! I bumped into a guy at the cable here who has only been riding for three months and could do it, so naturally I had to crack into it and give them a go! I hope you enjoy the video. David Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding in Mexico!
12 November 2021

Wakeboarding in Mexico!

Finally!! I’ve managed to go on my first international wakeboarding trip in about a year and a half. Link to vote https://www.wakeboardingmag.com/2021-… I’ve come to Mexico to ride the cable (Mayan Wake Park). I haven’t been here in many years and I’ve never ridden the cable, I’m super excited to see how the obstacles and cable are. Day one was super fun, however I think my body will hurt tomorrow. The return of regular videos starts now as I’m spending 10 days here and then 10 days in Orlando, Florida riding too. I hope you enjoy these new videos. Thank you for watching. David Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding Trick Names Explained – Raley, Whirlybird, Tantrum & Scarecrow

One of the most difficult parts of wakeboarding is actually understanding the tricks. They all have funky names and can be confusing. In this video I take the time to break down some of the easier tricks and their terminology: – Heelside – Toeside – Switch – 180 – 360 – Frontside – Backside – Backroll – Frontroll – Tantrum – Whirly – Scarecrow – Raley – Batwing. Hopefully his video helps you to understand the tricks. Thanks for watching. David Details

Comments Off on Diving deep with Grant Korgan

Grant Korgan is an amazing guy who has had quite the life journey. He has overcome a very serious spinal injury that paralyzed him from the waist down. With all of obstacles in life that has been thrown at Grant, he has always remained positive! 🙏 Check out this podcast to hear Grant’s full story. If you are interested in further interviews check out the Centurion YouTube channel on this link: https://www.youtube.com/c/CenturionBoats1976/videos Details

Comments Off on Wakeboarding – top tips for riding in the wind!

So if you’re like me, the chances are you don’t always have the best conditions to go for a wakeboard set. It can be windy and rainy. If so, here are a number of tips to help: Details