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Take a Peek with “One Eye Shut”


Posted on November 27th, 2007 by Zack | Posted in General, Media, Riders

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with W.I.T. Production’s front man Spencer Norris and ask a few questions about his upcoming film “One Eye Shut.” Norris has been filming with some of the Northwest’s top talent as well as some rippers from Florida and other areas across the US of A. The film is the follow up to his freshman effort “The Arrival” and by the looks of it, will be a great addition to the young filmers resume.

Check out the full interview … after the jump.



BFY Productions NEW Video DRIVE : Teaser Added


Posted on November 12th, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in General, Media, Videos

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Sean Kilgus, of BFY Productions, is in the process of filming DRIVE. Again Kilgus has assembled the top riders in the sport to create what looks to be his best cinematic achievement in DRIVE. The entire video has been shot with HD Super 16mm Film. Look for the film to release in Spring 2008.

Riders Featured in DRIVE : Rusty Malinoski, Randall Harris, Danny Harf, Chad Sharpe, Jeff McKee, Ben Greenwood, Jimmy Lariche, Adam Errington, Trevor Hansen, Gabe Lucas, and JD Webb, Erik Ruck

Check out the DRIVE teaser after the jump or by clicking on the logo in “Latest Video Trailers” section.



Spencer Norris of WIT Productions : Photo Gallery


Posted on October 28th, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in General, Riders

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After a successful debut film, The Arrival by WIT Productions, Spencer Norris has been diligently filming his second video throughout the Summer and into the Fall. Known by the riders for some of his random on location antics including his patented cut off jean shorts and t-shirts, his strong obsession with his Hydrodyne, or body surf sessions with his trusty chase boat driver AJ…. Norris is without a doubt a young film maker that will continue to bring us wake videos in the years to come with Northwest style.

Did you know Spencer could wakeboard ? He not only can ride but he’s got style. Check out a few riding and lifestyle photos in a newly added photo gallery after the jump.



Bret V Interview by WakeWookiee


Posted on October 24th, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in General, Riders

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Our furry friend, Wake Wookiee, is back with another article. This time he “interviewed” Northwest Wakeboarding Legend Bret V.

“Along with being a first-class ladies-man and a world-renowned wakeboarder, Bret V can now add “great American novelist” to his resume. Gentleman, Boater, Scholar: The Bret V Saga is a triumphant story of how a middle-class white boy overcomes the odds and becomes a first-rate Gentleman, Boater, and Scholar—and along the way, learns a few things about the human condition. V is for Victorious.”

Read the entire “month” long interview that took place over email after the jump. .



Thomas Olson Photo Gallery


Posted on October 18th, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in General, Riders

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Thomas Olson has my vote as the most improved rider in the Northwest. I first met TO during the OBrien Team photoshoot last summer and saw his potential. Over the last year he has rode alongside NW veteran Bret V who has obviously helped Thomas with his style and confidence as a rider. TO, his given nickname, taught wakeboard lessons all summer with Matt V in Gig Harbor and still had time to film with Jared Eygabroad of Scratch Films and Spencer Norris of WIT Productions. Continue to look out for this young rider to make noise in Northwest and throughout the wake industry in the years ahead.

Check out Thomas Olson’s photo gallery from the Central Washington Filming trip after the jump.



Brandon Robins Photo Gallery


Posted on October 11th, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in General, Riders

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Brandon Robins spent the last part of the season filming with Spencer Norris of WIT Productions. The filming sessions took place on Lake Tapps and in Central Washington. He is now busy working at BAKES Marine in Issaquah preparing for the snow season ahead.

We will be adding many more galleries and trip recaps over the next few weeks that will feature fellow Northwest Riders Alex Scagliotti, Rob Carter, and Thomas Olson from the Central Washington Filming trip with WIT Productions so keep checking back.

Click on the link to view the photo gallery of Brandon Robins after the jump.



‘08 Malibu 23 LSV Wakesetter Preview with Bret V


Posted on October 2nd, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in Boats, General, Riders

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Stopped by BAKES Marine the other day to say hello to a few friends. As I walked by Bret V’s office he said he was going to the Lake to demo the NEW ‘08 Malibu 23ft LSV Wakesetter. I was eager to see it in the water so I followed him to the lake and snapped a few photos. Take a look after the jump.

Check back for Bret V’s detailed outline showcasing the NEW features of the ‘08 Wakesetter. In the meantime, stop by the shop in Issaquah and say hello to local pro riders Bret V & Brandon Robins and the rest of the BAKES crew.



Nick Jones Update : Surgery Was a Success, Road to Recovery


Posted on September 11th, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in General, Riders

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It’s been three weeks since Nick Jones went into surgery to repair a Liz Frank Fracture (a tear of the ligament between the first and second metatarsal) in his foot which was slowly pulling the two bones apart. He has been dealing with the injury most of the season since January when the initial fracture occurred. Now post surgery, Nick is in good spirits and on the road to recovery.

The surgery was successful from what his doctors say. While in the recovery room, Dr. Chi explained that once he removed the scared tissue from the injured area, the bones that were separated went right back in place. Dr. Chi says that the procedure went far better than he expected it would.

Read a post surgery interview with Nick Jones and see x-rays taken during his surgery after the jump.



Northwest Riders 2007 Summer Clinic Tour - Montana “Part II”


Posted on August 27th, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in General, Riders

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It brings a tear to my eye knowing that this is the last article summing up this summers’ adventures on Tour. It’s been another great Northwest summer, with lots of time spent on the road and in dozens of lakes and rivers across the region. This being “Part II” of our story across Big Sky country, you probably guessed that there was a “Part I.” For those of you who haven’t read that riveting article, I will begin this tantalizing tale where I last left off: Great Falls, Montana.

Read Greg Young’s “Part II” Recap of the Montana Stops of the Northwest Riders Summer Clinic Tour after the jump.



Northwest Riders 2007 Summer Clinic Tour - Montana “Part I”


Posted on August 22nd, 2007 by Bryan Myss | Posted in General, Riders

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It seems as though another summer has flown by as fast as they always do. I know that we still have another month or so left of good weather and riding, but for all of us on the Northwest Riders Summer Tour, the end of August marks the end of our days on the road. What better place to end a few months on the road than a drive thru “the Treasure State.” That’s right, I’m talking about the “Land of Shining Mountains:” Montana! In fact, the story of our trip is bigger than the Montana sky, meaning I’ve got to chop our tasty tale in two (conveniently named Part I and Part II).

Read Greg Young’s “Part 1″ account of the Montana stop after the jump.