Sports dynasties are nothing new. The New York Yankees ruled baseball from for over 4 decades. In the 44 seasons from 1921 to 1964, the Yankees appeared in 29 World Series and won 20 of them. The Boston Celtics won 8 consecutive NBA Championships from 1959-1966 and added 3 more championships in 1957, 1968, and 1969 respectively. The Montreal Canadiens owned the NHL from the 1950s through the 1970s. And, the NFL had the Steelers of the 1970’s, the 49ers of the 1980s, and the Patriots of the new millennium. Oh, and how could you forget Kelly Slater surfing his way to an unprecedented 11 world titles from 1994-2011 (even with a faux retirement thrown in the middle). How does this relate to wakeboarding?
NOW AVAILABLE: The NEW Noah Flegel Varial shape from Hyperlite
Noah has taken the momentum of the Varial Project and added his own twist to create a new shape! Introducing the all new Hyperlite Varial Riot Wakesurfer, built using the most advanced materials and construction processes available. This new series features a wider tail profile for added speed and drive. With the fastest rocker line in the collection, the Riot is designed for big airs and a responsive ride. All Varial shapes are handmade in Ventura, California, using aerospace grade materials and processes, yielding the finest wakesurfers available.
Watch and listen to Noah describe his new wakesurfer.
What a wild four days of wakeboarding competition we had here in Acworth, Georgia! The worlds best Wakeboarders descended upon Lake Allatoona for the 2017 Nautique Wakeboard Nationals and it was nothing short of action packed. BuyWake Team Riders Harley Clifford, Mike Dowdy, and Noah Flegel topped the Podium for a full BuyWake sweep and each took home arguably one of the coolest trophies. The Wakeskating was a little touch and go due to the conditions on the water, but Reed Hansen came out on top and proved once again he knows how to compete no matter the conditions. On the women’s podium BuyWake Team Rider Nicola Butler came in second place just behind Nautique Athelete Meagan Ethell who charged it all day to take the win.
Parker Borneman is one of the many talents behind Varial Surf Technology, and with the new Hyperlite x Varial wakesurf boards that hit the market recently we wanted to pick his brain with a few questions.
BW: How did the Hyperlite x Varial partnership come about? Did Hyperlite approach you with the idea, or did Varial already have the desire to cross over into the wakesurfing scene and Hyperlite was the brand you saw the most opportunity with?
PB: The relationship was created through a mutual vendor. After the introduction was made the partnership was fueled by the desire to create the ultimate wakesurf board. We were looking to find the best partner to discuss building wakesurfers, and Hyperlite was looking for the best materials and partner to build the top quality wakesurfers with – so it became a really organic connection.
Noah has been blowing up social media for weeks posting short clips of him wakesurfing a custom made Hi-Fi with straps. He has managed to land backflip 360’s and 720’s and he has more tricks on the way trust us. This Saturday the PWT visits Utah and lets just say we’re already 99.9% positive this dude will be topping the podium. Take a peak at this latest video mash up. Unreal!