Rumors surrounding this possibility have been circulating for a while now. These rumors have now been confirmed by the man, himself. After nearly a decade as a top pro in the sport, Lyman is walking away from one dream in favor of pursing another. As I understand it, this decision is rooted in Lyman’s desire to accomplish as much as he possibly can in life (rather than Lyman falling out of love with his job as a pro wakeboarder…or anything like that) coupled with a realization that, if there ever was a perfect time for him to join up, it’s now.
As is typically the case, I was a little late to the party when it came to finding out about Wake Compound, the new subversive “it” site designed specifically for riders.
What drew me to the site initially is BuyWake.com’s resident Matthew McConaughey look-alike Jeff Langley’s 1 Hit Wonder. Langley, whom we at BuyWake.com affectionately refer to as “Surf Ninja”, has really been coming up as of late…and we’re all hyped to see him involved with something like Wake Compound. The site also features recent 1 Hit Wonders from Tony Carroll, Derek Grasman, and Phil Soven.
Possibly my favorite feature on Wake Compound is Add+Onz, where two riders are paired against each other in a sort of “draw the line” format…where one rider starts off with a trick and the second rider has to repeat that trick and add another one. The first rider to blow it loses.