Bec Goes Under the Knife

Bec

Did you ever wonder how you would cope with a major injury physically, mentally and financially? Have you worried about how you would manage?

It has always been in the back of my mind. Every time I heard of a wakeboarder sustaining a major injury, I felt for them and I wondered how I would perform in the same situation. Then there is this sensation when the fear becomes reality and, in my case, the reality set in when I landed wrong off a kicker two years ago and twisted my knee. Although the knee swelled up, I was still walking and after a week or so I was riding again.

Dean Smith provides free ambulance ridesBut I was worried. I was worried it was something more serious and the fear of being out of action made me bury my thoughts. I tried not to act on it thinking if I kept strong and fit it would go away. Nevertheless, I decided to have an MRI at the end of the season and guess what? It revealed a partial tear of my ACL. They stated it was from a previous injury. I thought, “If I’ve been riding for six months and it hasn’t bothered me, it can’t be too bad.”

I continued riding for two years without any worries until a crash at the Masters in May kick-started a string of events that would ultimately take me out for the rest of the year. After the incident in Pine Mountain, Georgia, I decided to rest and strengthen the knee. However, an MRI revealed a tear in my meniscus and a large chondral [articular cartilage injury].

To read more, see the story on Wakeworld HERE

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James Gray & His Guiness World Record

James Gray & his World Record. from LJP on Vimeo.

One of my close friends recently broke the Guinness World Records for the longest time on a wakeboard (at a staggering 7 hours, 4 minutes and 27 seconds), all to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
This is his story…

Take a look and share this with your friends and family to raise as much awareness as possible.

James’ JustGiving page can be found at justgiving.com/James-Gray26

Wörth The Shot

Wörth The Shot from The Cable on Vimeo.

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“We created an environment that was worth to shoot on. With a great setup and great riders, this video is worth your time.“ – Nico

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Starring Kevin Henshaw · Yanneck Konda · Brenton Priestley · Nico von Lerchenfeld
Severin van der Meer · Miles Töller · Alex Aulbach

Supported by monsterenergy.com · oneill.com · sesitec.com

Shot on location at wakelake.eu, Wörth a.d. Isar

Filmed and edited by Steffen Vollert

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