Rusty Malinoski. Wakeboarding's working man. Trudging out to the coalmines (the buttery lake) to take eight-hour-long, Rockstar-fueled sets, stopping only to switch out boards as he tears through them. Not really. It would be easy to write this tattooed Canadian contender off as a four-set-a-day wakeboarding machine with a mind only for competition, but Malinoski's much more than that. First off, there's a genuine jokester in the man, as well as plenty of passion and ambition for things beyond the wake. We had a bit of fun with this interview, so if you think he's joking, he probably is. Except for the part about taking four sets a day, that part's real. Find out more here.