After spending a few months sitting back and keeping an eye on who's riding was inspiring, Team Manager Steve Bates made a phone call to Florida's Stuart Shinn to see if there was interest in being the face and rider behind the new skate side of the brand. Bates explains, "we had not focused much attention on the wakeskate market. We then sat through the Wake Awards at Surf Expo and were blown away at the footage for wakeskate best trick. It would make anyone inspired to grab a skate and start getting skinned up on some grip tape. Master shaper Doug Cannon. Cannon says, "It is a new design, unlike anything else on the water, and keeps the price tag in an area that makes it accessible for all." Cannon continues, "I've always had some skate ideas; it's been awesome working with Stu and we are looking forward to the next creation we can design."