Brett Eisenhauer

April 2, 2000

Brett Eisenhauer has literally exploded onto the contest scene this year, powering into the wakes and going about as big as anyone on the Pro Tour. His giant S-bends and whirlybirds are what the crowds come to see, and he always delivers. While the 21-year-old Aussie’s riding style is pure power, off the water he’s about as easygoing as they come. Here’s the lowdown:

What’s the weird name of that town you’re from: Wugga or something?
Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia.

How long have you been riding?
Two years.


Do you own a barbi?
Not here in the States.

You strike me as kind of a blue-collar guy. Any truth to that?
I played rugby league football in Australia for four years at a fairly high level. And I did an apprenticeship to become a builder. But right now I’m just into wake-boarding.

Tell me about the new board you tried recently.
I went out for a spin on Shannon’s new board yesterday, and it totally changed my riding style. Lots of guys were giving me s*** because I rode such a short rope, and I wanted to lengthen it, but it never worked out for me. But I got on the new board and I immediately let the rope out, like, 10 feet and stuck a bunch of big 5s, which I had never done before. It’s, like, a whole new thing for me. I’m really excited about it, because I think it’s what the judges want to see on tour this year – variety.


So what are your views on the new tour rules?
In some ways I like them a lot. If the water conditions are bad, you don’t have to throw the trick that you wrote down, which is good. It depends on your mood, really, and keeping a good, clean run.

Who do you think’s gonna win this year?
Darin, I think. But Ryan Siebring can be really good when he gets it all together.

Do you see a day when you win it?
You wouldn’t compete at such a high level unless you aim to be the best, right? I think there’s a chance.


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