Cover: Brian Francis goes big on Bartlett Reservoir in Arizona, boosting off his meaty MasterCraft X-Star wake.
Photo: Mike Isler
70 ON FIRE
How the best riders in the West took over Arizona’s Bartlett Reservoir for the hottest riding anywhere
78 THE SCHOOL OF WAKE
Forget scholarships, exams and classes. For a growing number of students, nothing overrides the need to ride.
84 THE CABLE WAY
An influx of new riders and new moves have helped cable riding progress immensely over the past three years. Here are more than 100 photos that prove it.
A sequence of Phillip Basino that’ll have you running to pick up Encore.
32 AIR TIME
Class in session
38 IN BOX
The proper way to dress for prom, Thomas Horrell on relationships, and not the first WBM bedroom mural we’ve seen.
52 THE PULSE
Two-story beer bongs, 300 people at a pool gap christening and getting arrested at your own fundraiser. And that’s just one story.
Danny Harf and Daniel Watkins give us an early inside look at their ’06 rides. Plus a new board designed to win titles and land 1080s.
116 HIGHER LEARNING
How to add extra ups to your ollies. Plus, a throttle grip that can help you achieve perfect speed.
126 REGIONAL REPORT
Final results from the U.S. cable tour.
153 LAST BLAST
Pain, upside down.