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The Coalition Vol. 2: Ambush Riders and Friends

Wakeboarding on a whole new level!

Our good friend and team rider, Wesley Mark Jacobsen, not only filmed this, but is one of the handful of riders shredding Valdosta Wake Compound to pieces.  You are going to need to set aside 12 minutes of your day and watch this three times in a row!  Once it hit Alliance Wake the internet was briefly shut down, but thankfully it’s back up and running for your pleasure.  This is some heavy wakeboarding.  100%!

Riders: Quinn Silvernale (Ambush/BuyWake Team Rider), WMJ (Ambush/BuyWake Team Rider), Terry Bailey, Blake Bishop (Ambush/BuyWake Team Rider), Justin Lee (Ambush/BuyWake Team Rider), Nick Gaddy (Ambush/BuyWake Team Rider), Nick Mertes (Ambush/BuyWake Team Rider), Cole Vanthof (Ambush/BuyWake Team Rider), Wes Huber, Crosse Bearden, Cody Oxford, and Jefferson Mathis.

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Ambush Crew Wakesurf Review

A few of us decided to grab some of the industry leading surfers and give you a little inside look and share our thoughts.  Our main goal is obvious…we just want to ride behind our Nautique Boats G21 w/ NSS as much as humanly possible every week.  We loaded the boat full of boards from Hyperlite, Slingshot, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, and Inland Surfer.  We even have a little sneak peak with a 2016 Slingshot that you’re sure to love!

*** Videos require buffering so just press play…wait till it’s fully buffered then press play again.

2015 Hyperlite Hi-Fi – Billy

Billy HiFi

This was my first time riding one of Hyperlite’s Dura-Shell construction boards.  The Dura-Shell construction really adds some needed durability to the surfer and also sheds a TON of weight off the board.A few things I noticed when picking up the board for the first time was the overall weight.  Sucker is LIGHT.  I also really liked that the board had a hard edge profile that ran tip to tail.  For a skim-style board, this is essential since this style of board is typically pretty loose on the water.  Finally, the fins.  This surfer does not come with a traditional surf (fish-shaped) fin, instead it comes with 3 – 0.8” P-Wings that provide just enough grip while allowing you to free up the board easily for spins and shuv’s.

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2014 Ambush Wake Classic

Grassroots wakeboard contests are the backbone of our sport. They cultivate the next generation of wakeboarders, push riders to improve their skills through friendly competition, and bring together the local wake scene. Yeah, the Pro Wakeboard Tour is important. The level of riding is insane. Sponsors infuse money into the sport. Legacies are cemented. But, without grassroots events like the Ambush Wake Classic, the Pro Tour would be dead in less time than it takes to de-winterize your boat.

And, not to get all sappy sentimental on you. But, the wakeboard community needs you, the rider, to keep these grassroots events alive. So give yourself a huge pat on the back for playing a part in the survival and progression of wakeboarding. And, after you’ve congratulated yourself on your contribution to the sport you love, check out the video, pics, and results from the day.

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Ronix “Five Gallons to Freedom” Recap

Yesterday brought with it blue skies, calm water, a high of 95F…and the entire 2013 Ronix Wake line. The Five Gallons to Freedom Tour made its way through Northwest Georgia and touched down at Holiday Harbor at Lake Allatona. Reed Hansen brought his A-game, Brett brought his first aid kit (thanks again for the tweezers), and the demo went down without a hitch. The popular boards of the day were the Von Vidal Schnook Nucore wakeboard, the William Intelligent wakeboard, and the Reed’s Boomstick Bi Level wakeskate. Huge thanks to Reed and Brett from Ronix and everyone who made it out. Be sure to check the Ambush Summer Calendar to get in on the next event.

Click to see What Reed rides.

Reed Hansen doing a bit of calisthenics before his first set.

Click to see what Reed rides.

Reed didn’t fall on a single varial flip the entire day.

Lake Allatoona

A full load.

Loading up the Ambush Super Air Nautique 210 Byerly Edition

Loading up the Ambush Super Air Nautique 210 Byerly Edition

Gary Sargent dialing in the Boomstick Bi Level for the first time.

Gary Sargent dialing in the Boomstick Bi Level for the first time.

Stamp of approval.

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Ambush Summer Calendar

Summer sucks. Summer is rad. I love the summer time. I hate the summer. The heat is unbearable. Sweat, sweat, sweat. I’m thirsty thinking about it. The nights are wild. The parties are epic. The days are longer. The sessions are longer. The sessions are better. I love summertime.

Now that summer has once again reared its beautifully ugly head, we have some upcoming events to help you enjoy your arduously short yet acutely long summer. Let the radness begin.

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Ronix Wakeskate/Wakeboard Demo Day – June 12th
Take a set with Reed Hansen behind the Ambush Nautique. Demo your favorite Ronix wakeboards, wakeskates, and surfers. Learn a few tricks from one of wakeskating’s premier shredders. And, it is totally FREE.

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Herb O’Brien | 1944 – 2012

Water sports industry giant, innovator, and visionary Herb O’Brien passed away on Monday following years of kidney complications. He was 68 years old.

During his life Herb created water sports manufacturing behemoths O’Brien, HO/Hyperlite, and Square One distribution (Ronix/Radar). Among O’Brien’s many contributions to the industry are the first compression-molded neutral-buoyancy wakeboard, the first line of closed-toe bindings, and the first tunnel-bottom waterski. If you have owned a piece of waterski equipment, Herb probably had his hand in designing it.

Herb was also known for creating technology that allowed his riders to perform to the best of their ability, while not neglecting the lifestyle of the rider. In fact, it was Herb’s industry knowledge that served as a guiding light for the careers of some of wakeboarding’s biggest names.

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The [re]aWAKEning Wrap-Up

Atlanta area wakeboarding has entered a new era. Much has changed in the three years since our last wakeboard contest. A new breed of rider is now dominating the podium. Young and hungry rippers, led by the Jackson Five, are pushing the old guard aside. Exit Rhett Whatley; enter Tripp Brown. Brett and Brandon Lee? Are you sure you’re not thinking of Justin Lee?

As different as The [re]aWAKEning was, some things never change. Britt Rothove rode well and placed again, Paul “Turbo Urbo” Urbanowski helped us understand what wakeboarding is really all about, and the skies predictably poured rain all over the contest site.

Although the weather was rough, Lake Arrowhead was perfect. And, the rain kept all the kooks away.

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The Times they are a Changin’

It has already been a year of change here at Ambush Board Co. and we are only a few months in. This past fall, the shop saw a serious remodel of the skate side of the store. With a new counter system, new Volcom and RVCA build outs, and updated concrete floors, things are looking good. Next up for Ambush is a total remodel of the wake and snow side. Construction began hard wood floors and will soon move into creating the most advanced wake and snow set up ever seen before. We are building a shopper friendly area that appeals to the novice all the way to advance rider. We are creating a unique boot try on area, custom displays from Liquid Force, Hyperlite, and Ronix, and a true place for all to come together and get everything they need to ride. So if you happen to be in the area, please stop by and see what we have gearing up for 2012. A bright new interior with the same great service. Hope to see you soon.

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