Slingshot x zuupack. LTD

Slingshot 2022 BuyWake.com x zuupack. LTD 152 Wakeboard

It’s not a myth that apex predators still roam the vast landscapes of Earth, and one pack in particular has been making enough noise to be heard around the globe. Zuupack!!! As they are known in their spiritual form are a dynamic group of young riders running wild since being re-released from their South Florida enclosures following the pandemic of 2020.

Vic Garcia - zuupack.

This isn’t the first time we have caught up with these animals in their natural habitat, so it was only proper for us to drop their first Slingshot x zuupack. 152 LTD Wakeboard.

From Shredtown to SpaceMob, the next generation of young rippers are leaving their mark and the hard work and consistent effort has started to pay off. The crew, Maxx Evan (Cheetah), Luke Holmes (Bear), Jonn Bonet (Snake), Vic Garcia (Mammoth), and Gabe Menendez (Lion) have everything covered when it comes to style, their riding individuality, and they collectively slay anything in their path. Read More >

“I Needed This!” – Wake for Warriors – Lake Allatoona

Connect, Share, Celebrate and Serve.  It's what Wake for Warriors does!
Connect, Share, Celebrate and Serve. It’s what Wake for Warriors does!

“I needed this!”… a phrase heard several times over the weekend here on Lake Allatoona for event #4 of the 2021 Wake for Warriors season.  A sense of deep gratitude came over the water as a reflection of how exciting and confident we all were in cherishing these special moments following the pandemic.  The BuyWake crew joined Dave Deep, founder of WFW, and the rest of the group for another inspiring weekend full of blue skies, lake vibes, and shakas all around!

Veteran and Boat Captain in training Tony Mullis at the helm of the Super Air Nautique G23 pulling a fellow veteran as she surfs
Veteran and Boat Captain in training Tony Mullis at the helm of the Super Air Nautique G23 pulling a fellow veteran as she surfs.

Kicking off the event, the chilly air of Friday morning lifted just as the coffee ran out and the riders started to shed their wetsuits. Boats were stocked with a quiver of wakeboards, wakesurfers and CGA vests provided by the good folks from Hyperlite Wake. For the new-goers, the day as a whole was an introduction to the healing power of water sports, and the more experienced veterans were captivated by a new challenge of foiling. Read More >

Down and Dirty with Dirty Dowdy

It’s been a while since we’ve had any major pro events thanks to the pandemic, and even longer for Mike Dowdy due to his knee injuries over the last few seasons. We thought it was a good time to catch up with Mike and ask him about his new venture, The Wake University (WakeU), and pick his brain about the current state of wake. I hope you enjoy our interview!

JL: Yo, Mike! How has the year been treating you so far?

MD: Justin! Great catching up with you. Our year has been great. Me and my wife, Darriane, are expecting our first baby boy in August! So were extremely excited for him to join us.

JL: Congratulations on the incoming little one! Has your focus towards your future changed with your family in mind? Read More >

New Nautique, Some Golf, Daytona Bike Week and Back

How’s that for a title? Last week I ventured down to Florida with my good friend EBev (OG Hyperlite rep) to participate in some “team building” with our good friends and partners, Nautique. It was without a doubt one of the more fun trips I’ve ever had. Jam packed each day is an understatement.

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

Our trip started with a nice little round of golf at a little hole in the wall golf course called Lake Nona Golf & Country Club a week after it hosted the 2021 Gainbridge LPGA event. NBD. We had a blast from start to finish, as the fairways were pure, the bunkers were visited, and the greens rolled about as fast as it gets. It was awesome to spend the day with such an inspiring group of guys that truly have a passion for their respective brands and know how to unwind and get away from the day-to-day and enjoy a solid round. Well played, boys. Read More >

Checking in With Team Rider, Anna Nikstad

Anna and her 2021 Liquid Force pro model
Anna and her 2021 Liquid Force pro model


JL: What’s up, Anna?! I hope you are staying warm during this crazy Texas winter storm. Have you lost power?

AN: Hey, Justin! Thanks, I currently have like 4 layers of clothes on. I lost power at 2:00 AM about 3 days ago and have been curled up in a ball ever since. Texas doesn’t understand how to snow.

JL: Well, I hope that you’re able to get your power back soon. I understand that it’s a pretty serious situation for everyone in Texas. As far as wakeboarding goes, you’ve been on fire over the last couple of years! You’re on your second year pro model board and boots with Liquid Force, a signature Follow vest, and Sandbox helmet. What does it feel like to look back on all your accomplishments and to be in the place you are now? Read More >

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