Category: LF Team

LF’s Austin Keen wins 40th Annual World Championship of Skimboarding

Laguna Beach, CA – August 29th, 2016 – LF’s Austin Keen battled his way through a competitive bracket of the worlds best athletes and was victorious at the 40th Annual “The Vic” World Championship of Skimboarding. Austin’s win made him the first competitor from the East Coast to win the sport’s most prestigious 40-year running event. “To win The Vic is something that I’ve dreamed about since I was 15-years-old”, said Keen. “It’s right up there with winning the world Title in 2013, and was a personal goal of mine. I’ve been close before and made to the finals in 2014 and 2015, but came up short which makes it that much more special to win this year on the 40th anniversary of the event”. Austin’s name will be memorialized on The Vic’s perpetual trophy along with the sports greats.

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Daniel Takes The Double Win @ Wake The Line!

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All in all, it was the perfect return for “Wake The Line” – a beautiful summer day, a sold out house (10,000 spectators), the biggest UNIT Parktech setup ever built and an insane level of riding.

Despite his head injury while warming up on the dock, Daniel Grant took home the win in both wakeskating and wakeboarding.

Raph & Nico joined Daniel on the podium with 2nd & 3rd in wakeboarding. Congrats boys!

Wakeboard:

1st Daniel Grant THA
2nd Raph Derome CAN
3rd Nico von Leichenfeld GER
Wakeskate:

1st Daniel Grant THA
2nd Austin Pastura USA
3rd Andy Kolb GER
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The Peak

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A sneak Peak into the future of wakeboarding… Introducing the 4D Trek binding with walk liner and Peak featuring the all new FlexTrack

Get it, Guenther?

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There is something refreshing about the unbridled fire that burns in young riders. From the perspective of years inside wakeboarding it can seem naive or even brash, but the fuel that feeds it is pure passion – a love for the sport they’re still learning so much about. That is the case with Guenther Oka, perhaps the best all-around barely-legal rider on the planet. Six months ago Guenther was another 17-year-old kid hopeful of breaking through and legitimately making it. Not making it in terms of slapping stickers on his board and living off the bank of Mom and Dad, but making it by actually making some noise and getting contracts. Last year he dropped a couple videos that turned heads and the rumblings could be heard amongst riders and team managers alike. Guenther was a kid to look out for. Now he’s doing his best to prove those rumblings true and surpass expectations – and he’s doing a damn good job doing it. A wild card entry into this year’s Jamboree, Guenther left Texas with the respect and admiration of all the other riders there. And just before this issue went to print he snagged a victory at FISE in France. We sat down with Guenther just before and after Jamboree, hoping he’d have a good experience at the famed event and provide the unique inside of a kid just starting his career as a pro. What amazed us was not just how passionate Guenther is about wakeboarding, but how poised he is about what it’s going to take to be successful in the future and what might need to be done to keep the sport alive and growing.

Read the full story on Alliance HERE

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