At a time where videos were becoming standardized with similar tricks, editing styles and swapping big name riders on the box cover, our team decided to step back from the traditional approach of media saturation. Hanging somewhat low from seasonal videos, they waited for a double DVD that would live up to its confidant title.
They decided to make a movie that makes a difference – the right way, the long way, the hard way. Through three cadaver surgeries, several other round-trip tickets to the hospital and many sleepless nights chasing the elusive “missing hammer,” our team finished a movie that sums up why they got into wakeboarding and wakeskating – each in their own way with distinct personalities.
They all felt the pressure and motivation as their friends and teammates’ tricks were being captured on a daily basis. This movie wasn’t Hyperlite’s idea. It was their vision and ultimately their challenge to exceed their goals. From October of 2003 until September of 2005 they all have been riding for spirit, camaraderie and the challenge of a “team movie.” Hyperlite proudly presents the work of 11 riders and 23 months:
Executive Producer: Jack Blodgett
Associate Producers: Chad Sharpe, Danny Harf, Parks Bonifay, Erik Ruck, Shaun Murray, George Daniels, Brandon Thomas, Brian Grubb, Scott Byerly and special guests JD Webb and Aaron Rathy.
Assistant Editor: Joey Northrup, Mark Shonka
16mm film courtesy of Sean Kilgus and Joey Northrup
What: Counterfeit This world premiere
Where: Universal Cineplex at Citywalk in Orlando, Florida
When: September 14 at 8 p.m.