King of Wake Series to Use Two New Rails at 2012 Events
Orlando, Fla.** —** Wakeboarding is a sport built on constant progression. And in 2012, the sport’s elite professional circuit, the King of Wake series, will look to take wakeboarding to the next level with addition of two new rails. Series organizer World Sports & Marketing announced today its partnership with UNIT Parktech, who will construct two uniquely designed floating apparatus that will be used during competition at all eight stops of the King of Wake’s 2012 season.
“We’re stoked to be working with UNIT Parktech on this project,” said tournament director Chris Bischoff. “UNIT has designed some of the world’s most innovative rails, and now they’re helping our riders push the limits of the sport. Fans and riders will both be pumped on these new rails.”
UNIT Parktech is fabrication company that specializes in custom-built apparatus for both snow and water sports. The German-based manufacturer will create both a 65-foot Pipe rail and a 70 ft. Funbox.
Both plastic welded HDPE rails were developed by wakeboarders and approved by wakeboard associations.
“The goal was to design a rail that is safe and approachable from both sides,” said UNIT Parktech’s Pat Panakos. “Thanks to our high manufacturing standard, the UNIT Parktech HDPE rails are strong enough even with the massive boat wake.”
Both apparatus will be unveiled at the King of Wake’s 2012 season-opening event on April 11-14 in Orlando, Fla.