Grant Roberts - Photo: RoweGrant Roberts - Photo: Rowe
Charlie Hewitt - Photo: GetterCharlie Hewitt - Photo: Getter
Keaton Bowlby - Photo: RoweKeaton Bowlby - Photo: Rowe
Jake Adair - Photo: HallJake Adair - Photo: Hall
Josh Kirby - Photo: SwamiJosh Kirby - Photo: Swami
Grasso's Board - Photo: TaylorGrasso's Board - Photo: Taylor
Nick Taylor - Photo: MathewsNick Taylor - Photo: Mathews
Josh Norman - Photo: CobbJosh Norman - Photo: Cobb
Chris Collinge - Photo: GetterChris Collinge - Photo: Getter
Ryan Lemons - Photo: SwamiRyan Lemons - Photo: Swami
Clint Tompkins - Photo: MarinoClint Tompkins - Photo: Marino
Ryan Lemons - Photo: BrownRyan Lemons - Photo: Brown
Zak Stone - Photo: Des GeorgesZak Stone - Photo: Des Georges
Kyle McCutcheon - Photo: HertelKyle McCutcheon - Photo: Hertel
Bobby Miller - Photo: LonieroBobby Miller - Photo: Loniero
Colton Voswinkel - Photo: GetterColton Voswinkel - Photo: Getter
Kyle Walton - Photo: SloneKyle Walton - Photo: Slone
BLAST is a community driven magazine and we are always taking submissions. If you have photographs, artwork, ideas, bands, or anything wakeskating don't hesitate to send us a copy. We'll be sure to let you know before we use it.
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Issue 1

June 15, 2009
Integrity Wakeskates
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About BLAST

BLAST Wakeskate Magazine is a publication produced bi-monthly and distributed throughout the United States to dealers, board shops, cable parks, events, and instructional camps free of charge. Each issue is also viewable and archived here on our website as they are published. We feel strong about supporting "rider owned and/or operated" entities and understand that the incentive to do so will innovate and push the sport as we know it with no boundaries. Whether it's an afternoon at your favorite gap, a day out on the lake or river with the crew, or enjoying your experience at an event, we want to capture the lifestyle of the wakeskate community to promote the sport that we hold so dear to our hearts. To all the pioneers of our sport from the past and the ones to be, we thank you for your hard work, dedication, and vision you have for what is possible on and off the water; none of this could be possible without you.

Cheers & Happy Shredding!

BLAST Staff

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Coming Soon

Our first issue is coming together as we speak. Please submit any material you would like to have considered for print and we will do our best to include it in production. We will notify you via e-mail to let you know if your material will be published. Thanks again for supporting BLAST Wakeskate Magazine, compiled for riders by riders.

Note: Please only attach images and articles using this form and if you have a video you would like to submit, shoot us an email to let us know.

About the Staff

Tampa Jimmie

Managing Editor -

Jimmie is currently working as the manager at the Wakeshop in Austin. His interests include: photography, skateboarding, design, and doing whatever it takes to progress and promote wakeskating. His current setup is: whatever boat, ski or winch is available. An '09 Oak Team and whichever pair of DVS shoes have made the rotation.

Mitchell Cobb

Production Designer -

Mitch is currently working as graphic designer, editor, and producer. His interests include design, hockey, and film. His current riding setup consists of Jon Boats, an '06 Integrity Team, Supra shoes, and sliders.

Richie Getter

Advertising/Marketing Director -

Richie works in environmental management, specifically in commercial recycling and alternative fuels. Richie's interests include skateboarding, snowboarding, music, landscaping, and photography. His current set up is an '03 GTX wake and a vintage '89 Marlin Skier (aka The Upful Maximum Shralp), an Integrity Lemons Bamboo, and Nike 6.0 Oncores.

Terrence Scoville

Art/Design Director -

Terrence is a college student and freelance graphic/web/interaction designer. Terrence's interests include music, new media, and photography. His current setup is a '96 tige, an OG Integrity Team, and DVS Milans.

Our Friends

  • Wakeskating.com
  • Mystic
  • For The Gator Productions
  • La SEWER
  • Integrity Wake
  • Oak Wakeskates
  • Lake Lessons
  • Texas Ski Ranch
  • The Projects
  • Ski McCormick
  • South Austin Marine
  • Tar Films
  • Oregon Trail Trash
  • Boardstop
  • Verge Wakeskates
  • Obscura Wakeskates
  • Creative Juices
  • Wet Signature
  • 420 Films
  • The Gravel Pit

Contributors

  • Bryan Swarm
  • Jeremy Linebaugh
  • Steve Martin
  • Rodrigo Donoso
  • Riley Bangerter
  • Patrick Hertel

Trinity River Round-Up

April 13th, 2009

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The Trinity River Round-Up will Consist of sixteen of the top wakeskaters going head to head in the inaugural wakeskate championships. Riders featured are: Thomas Horrell, Brian Grubb, Aaron Reed, Brandon Thomas, Reed Hanson, Danny Hampson, Nick Taylor, James Balzer, Matt Manzari, Steve Campbell, Clint Tompkins and fellow Texans Bret Little, Collin Gee, Charlie Hewitt and Bo Parker. You definitely do not want to miss everything going down for the 5000 dollar cash prize.

The Trinity River Round-Up will take place May 1st - May 3rd At Trinity Park in Fort Worth, TX.

www.mayfest.org for more information.

We’re Just Skiing

April 7th, 2009

The 420 crew will be traveling from the Sunshine State west to the Lone Star State and in between with their new project “We’re Just Skiing”.  The all winch film illustrates what is possible behind the ole trusty winch.   Winch riding has continued to contribute to the progressiveness of our sport and is seemingly getting oh so popular.  So many things and places become a reality with the winch that was once, a long time ago, unrideable.  This film will inspire all of us to get after it to gap, slide, or bonk whatever lies in our path.  You owe it to yourself to get to one of these venues to see this film and support our demographic, you won’t be disappointed!

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GOT BLAST!

March 26th, 2009

We are putting together a section in the mag. of lifestyle and hanging out shots. Well I want some photos in the mag. of all the guys out there that happen to own an old Blast shirt. One from the contests. So if you have a shot of you wearing one, or can get a shot, email it over to me and you will make history by being in our first issue.

SUMMER SOLSTICE

March 18th, 2009

We wanted to let everyone know that we have set a release date for our first issue….June 15! There has been a ton of anticipation and excitement surrounding this project and wakeskaters around the world have been waiting for something like this to come along. We are so stoked to be able to put out a publication that gives our community a voice. The fact is, is our sport has come a long way since Byerly landed that first 3 shuv; more and more we are not just an after thought to wakeboarding. We are a new breed of action sports enthusiasts. We are wakeskaters! And now we will have our own printed magazine. We at Blast will do our part to help promote the sport and its progression, we just need all of you to do the same by keeping the stoke alive and by riding as much as possible. So quit reading this and go out and SHRED!!!

Winchfest Rail Jam

March 12th, 2009

Ryan Light of Variable Existence has come through big with a video from the 1st annual Whinchskatefest. Enjoy as some of the best wakeskaters around took advantage of the variety in this course. Ryan’s smooth video effects and transitions along with a classic Geto Boys track captures the laid-back lifestyle of this event. In the end, Jarret Cofer took the top spot in the amateur division with Mitchell Cobb and Mike McAndrew finishing second and third respectively. Jarret seems to be on a roll ever since taking over the First Oklahoma Mudslide in September. In the pro division Josh Kirby came out on top with Bret Little finishing second and Blake Steel in third. Look out for more from these riders as well as more of Ryan’s videos on BLAST.

Progression in motion…

February 28th, 2009

Well, here we are… Fashionably late as you could imagine, hey we’re wakeskaters too…Please don’t hold it against us!  There is no question that wakeskating has proven itself to be the evolution of water sports as we know it.  There is so much that has come to fruition and become reality for simply going out and having fun on a wakeskate; proving that progression exists and is alive and well across many communities on this place we call earth.  This project is being put together out of passion for what we do as the wakeskate community.  I can honestly say that the wakeskating community is something special, unique, and unlike anything else I have ever experienced, a brotherhood if you will.  The friendships, commroderie, drive, vision, and smiles that keep us moving day to day to stay on our board and express ourselves as individuals is what this is all about.  It’s fun and it’s fuel for the soul, no one can deny that.  The rawest form of wakeskating will be brought to you by BLAST and “you”, the wakeskate community, as we embrace progression and development of riding near and far.  After all, this is what we live for and this is who we are.

The warmer months are just around the corner and we want to have a premiere issue finished up as soon as possible.  We’ve spent the last few months designing and building, sorry it’s taken so long, but we’ve finally made it to you.  Check back for updated information about the magazine and  site revisions, this is still a work in progress, and we thank you for supporting rider owned and/or operated.  The way it should be…

Now let’s go have some fun!

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