April 2008

Shawn Watson
Indy Tantrum
Dubai, U.A.E.


**76 How to Win the Wake Games

Last year’s winning captain, Shaun Murray, opens up his playbook.


78 The Men Who Would Be King
Jeff Barton picks his top five contenders for the 2008 King of Wake.

84 The Road to the King of Wake
How the new Chase for the Crown format will make the King of Wake race closer than ever.

90 The Storyboard: Godspeed
Killer behind-the-scenes photography from Scratch Films’ latest production, Godspeed.


96 Liquid Force Takes on the Middle East
Liquid Force founder Tony Finn lured us to the U.A.E. last fall with promises of a “trip of a lifetime.” You be the judge.

106 Sessions
Danny Hampson’s new switch wake-to-wake shove-it, photographed for the first time.

114 Sunset Sessions
Photographer Jason Lee’s epic silhouette rail session with Danny Harf, Erik Ruck, Collin Harrington and Clay Fletcher.



46 Air Time
Tough decisions made easy.

52 Inbox
A nearly 7-foot-tall rider and why you should never put all your gear in one bag.


56 The Pulse
How to win board shorts for life from Liquid Force. Plus, On Point with Bryan Hutton, The Blanks with Nick Taylor and a First Look at Cobe Mikacich’s new Wakeboard Orlando.

120 Stuff
There’s more limited-edition gear in 2008 than ever, but it’s still hard to get. When and where to find 17 new limited-edition boards, boots and more. Plus, nine new handles and eight new tower speakers.

134 Higher Learning
Go back to surface spins with Shaun Murray and never miss the handle on a 360 again.

144 My Scene
How a single shop gave root to a thriving wake scene in Israel.

162 Last Blast
Bo Burton raises the bar on belly flops.