26 of the world’s best wakeskaters challenged Saturday for the wake event qualifier at the Rockstar Wake Jam in Wasaga Beach, Canada for stop number three of the Toe Jam Wakeskate Tour.
Danny Hampson, Nick Taylor and Brian Grubb posted the top scores of the day in decent water conditions behind the Air Nautique 210. Hampson had a stellar first pass including a wake-to-wake frontside big spin and wake-to-wake switch shove. Taylor surprised everyone when he almost landed a wrapped toeside backside nosegrab 360, a trick that has never been landed before, to cap off his clean two passes. “First one I’ve ever tried,” said Taylor, who was intending to do a wrapped toeside backside nosegrab 180. “I just got flung in the air and it came around.” It’s likely Taylor will be able to land that move in the future. Grubb also landed two clean and stylish passes and is looking forward to Saturday’s main event. “Today was real fun, I just wanted to keep riding.”
The top 16 riders qualified for the Wake Final on Saturday. Friday’s action consists of a bonus Rail Park Event, to be pulled by the Sea-Doo Wake Edition PWC.
Supporting this leg of the tour is presenting sponsor Rockstar Energy Drink, plus O’Neill, Nike 6.0, Oakley, Gator Boards, Correct Craft, Sea-Doo, Coors Light, Samsung, Zune, Duprex, and Canadian media partner, SBC. Reef/Moxie and the Musoka Militia are serving as event producers to help deliver the highest attended wakeskate event in history.
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Rail Park Final
Friday, August 22, 2008