Editor's Note: Twenty-two years ago, when the October issue of the magazine hit stands, wakeboarding was at a crossroads of sorts. On one hand, you had the first generation of pros and the water ski brands that started the sport, and on the other you had the next generation: younger riders who saw wakeboarding as something entirely its own, rather than an offshoot of water skiing. The cover of that issue featured on of more vocal leaders of the new generation: Chase Heavener. Chase, his friends, and a handful of other young pros thought "pro wakeboarding" was a bit too stiff, a bit too straight-laced, and definitely not a board sport. With the creation of the very tongue-in-cheek "New Crew," they started making some noise (in big ways) and ultimately had a huge impact on the evolution of wakeboarding as we know it. They pushed a style of riding and an attitude about the sport that emphasized personal expression and style, as opposed to just landing tricks. They rode longer lines, widened their stances, and treated wakeboarding like a board sport. Looking back, it's funny to see just how the feather ruffling from this group of friends pushed the sport forward. Of course, Horrell, Staker, Heavener and others mentioned in the article (like Randy Harris), went on to have immeasurable impacts on wakeboarding. Horrell with wakeskating, Heavener and Staker with filmmaking, and Randy with becoming Randall and riding like nobody else.