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Veteran’s Day | Keith Lyman: United We Ride!

Today is a special day for us at BuyWake.com. Not only does today have numerical significance (11/11/11) but it also is Veteran’s day. On this day we honor the 24.9 million military veterans in the United States and the 1.5 million active duty troops.

It is no secret that long-time BuyWake.com pro rider Keith Lyman retired from wakeboarding last Spring to pursue a career in the Armed Forces. Keith’s last contribution to his fans is the 2012 Slingshot Lyman, a kind of tribute designed to carry on Keith’s legacy in wakeboarding and Slingshots progression of wakeboard technology. Keith is known for his overly-aggressive style of riding that he ultimately built his wakeboard career on. That is exactly what his board is designed to accommodate. Read More >

2012 Miss Reef Calender Shoot

In the past, Reef sandals have been to wakeboarding what Vans shoes are to skateboarding; sole mates. Reef has been around to support the sport and its athletes since the very beginning. One image that sticks out in my mind is when Scott Byerly won the worlds in 1993 with a huge “Reef Brazil” sticker on his board. Scott still rides for Reef if that tells you anything.

So, every year when Reef releases their new “Miss Reef Calendar”, wakeboarders everywhere drop what they are doing to thumb through the pages. Here’s a bit about what this tradition means to Reef.

“The Miss Reef Calendar is an annual tradition that sets out to capture the essence of the Reef Brand; exotic beach locations, mesmerizing women and truly iconic Reef imagery that has been treasured by the surfing community for the past 25 years.” Read More >

Happy Halloween from BuyWake.com!

In the spirit of Halloween, here’s a video of  Ambush/BuyWake.com team rider Chase Andrews…I mean Clark Kent flying through the air (cape intact). Who knew Batman & Superman had batwing’s to switch on lock? Not me.

http://vimeo.com/31241104

Chase has been on the Ambush/BuyWake.com team for almost ten years now. He rides on Lake Lanier and stays busy filming with his company Remedy Films. Follow them on twitter @RemedyFilms.

“Josh Palma’s Passion” Video

It seems that everyone has a soft spot for Josh Palma. There’s really not a bitter bone in the guys body. Josh is a product of the first Buywake.com Global Rider Search, which earned Josh priceless exposure and a handful of sponsorships back in 2004. This is what Josh had to say to Alliance Wakeboard Mag about winning the contest:

“Winning it was really pretty shocking. I’d shot that video with my roommate during my sophomore year of college. It was super last minute and sort of on the whim, so I wasn’t expecting much, but when I got a call from Chuck Morrow (owner of Ambush/Buywake.com) one afternoon I was completely shocked….really, it’s probably the most important thing that’s ever happened for me in my career, because it really is what started my career in the professional sense.” – via AllianceWake Read More >

Team Rider Jeff Langley Keeps Blowing Up!

Rome Georgia native and Buywake.com pro rider Jeff Langley has been making a big name for himself lately. With moves like this it’s easy to see why. Jeff charges hard with a smooth style that’s gained him the attention of a couple big industry sponsors. We can’t wait to see more from Jeff.  Keep in touch with Jeff on twitter @jslangley.

Check out this mute double halfcab roll…who said that double rolls had to look hucked?

Photo via Wakeboard Mag of Australia & Chris Oshea