The Bronks Rail Smash up

A Wakeboard Rail event “with a difference” on 13 October 2012

Running for the second year, the biggest Rail Contest with the top 10 – 15 most stylish Rail Contest Riders our Country has to offer such as Dylan Mitchel(SA no.1), Devon Nassif, Kyle Hecht-Wendt and many more…

Big sponsors to sponsor the day such as Ronix Wakeboards, Wake to Wake, Monster Energy, Yamaha SA, RB10, Protia Hotel and much more…

Our Vision – We are Taking Wakeboarding to a Digital Audience. We will be filming the event from every angle with 4-7 Go Pros and at least two HD Cameras and two action photographers. All videos and images will be professionally edited (with branding) and posted to the web including, Wake to Wake (SA’s largest waterski online shop) and dedicated You Tube and Vimeo sites.

Ride:
* A rail only Contest (only one of its kind in SA)
* 22m Long Rooftop
* 3 Heats – 5 riders each heat
* Finals = 6 riders HEAD TO HEAD
* Night Time Pool Gap
* BIG CASH PRIZES.

Venue:
* Andre De Villiers ( Barefoot Freestyle World Champ) Farm at Bronkhorstspruit
* River Bank Seating for spectators
* Boats allowed
* Saturday night Party _ Bring your own “Tjop n Dop”
* DJ and Music available

No Entrance Fee asked…..

For More Details Contact:
Andre De Villiers
082 300 2017
advski@hotmail.co.uk

Shaun van Rooyen
082 779 0388
shaun@waketowake.co.za
www.waketowake.co.za

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Wakeboarder Profile: Jeanu du Plooy

Rider Profile

Jeanu du Plooy

Pictures: Claire Butler

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At only 15 years old Jeanu du Plooy is killing it on the water, behind a boat and on cable, with only a few contests under his belt, this kid is no stranger to the podium.

Jeanu just joined the Dirty Habits Boardriding team, we stoked to have him on the team. Keep an eye on the kid with the fro… big things to come.

 


 

Nationality: South Africa
Date of birth: 25 March 1997
Home Town: Somerset West
Started riding: 13 years old
Top Places to Ride: blue rock cable and warm baths and base 3
Favourite Rider: Tom Fooshee
Riding Tips: Believe in your self, commit to what you are doing and if you bale make sure to have it on camera….
Sponsors: Dirty Habits.
Gear: Liquid Force Tom Fooshee TEX board plus vantage bindings
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeanu.duplooy
 

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Jeanu du Plooy 1st Place at the Blue rock Ice Breaker Comp. Under 19’s

Video Of Jeanu riding at Blue With Dominik Reichmuth, Kyle Hecht-Wendt and Dean Craig Trollip

 

 

Photo’s by Claire Butler

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Winter Rail Sessions: Jason Colborne, Gregor & Dominik Reichmuth.

The South African wake scene definitely quiets down in the winter months, but the die-hards, the pro’s and the wannabe’s will be on the water come rain or shine.

Winter is wet, cold and windy, but perfect for them as it keeps the crowds away, which keeps the ques short and the water glassy; every riders dream. Here’s the latest video of Jason Colborne, Gregor & Dominik Reichmuth making the most of winter.

Winter Rail Sessions – 2012 from Jason Colborne on Vimeo.

“So I was injured all summer and finally got back onto the water during winter, been hitting allot of rails to get back into it. My sister and brother got cameras so I could finally film some of our shredding, so here is a little edit I put together of the footage we been taking at our local spot Blue Rock – South Africa.”

Sponsor: HYPERLITE South Africa – wakeboards.co.za/

Riders:
Jason Colborne
Gregor Reichmuth
Dominik Reichmuth

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Photo’s, Video and Results from The Icebreaker Cable Comp at Blue Rock

The Ice Breaker Event @ Blue Rock on the 15 &16 June 2012

VIDEO

The Ice Breaker from WØLFÅLLEY on Vimeo.

Venue :: Blue Rock Cable Ski
Production :: Wolfalley
Song :: LAVI – Far Away Place

Words: Samuel Reichmuth 

Picture: Claire Butler

The judging of the comp was a battle on its own. Dale Nieuwstad, the Ice Breaker’s Head Judge, expressed at the prize-giving how close the scores were between the contestants. The groms (Junior Men’s division), such as Byron Brett (3rd), Jacques Labuschagne (2nd) and Jeannu Du Plooy (1st) won the Junior Men’s division with fractions apart. Not forgetting to mention for those few months that they have been wakeboarding, they have shown a great deal of improvement and style in their riding.

Melissa Colborne

 

It was a pleasure to see the talent and dedication by the ladies. The Ice Breaker was an obstacle-only comp and it is maybe worthwhile mentioning that even the smallest of those floating boxes seemed like Icebergs when approaching them on the wakeboard. Never the less, none of the ladies gave into the terror: Jacqueline Reichmuth (3rd), Candice Bacon (2nd) and Melissa Colborne (1st) claimed their well-deserved titles.

In the Pro-Men’s Division those Icebergs became little toy boxes. We saw skills of international standards and the crowd was getting quite a treat. Clapping, awing and cheering were non-stop occurrences. It was not an easy task to finalize the three kings of the Pro Men division. They eventually were: Cameron Graham (3rd), Jason Colborne (2nd), and Gregor Reichmuth (1st). Please do yourself a favour and check out the video clips of the final run of those contestants on the Ice Breaker events page (www.bluerock.co.za/events), they will be up soon. Consider it riding and learning inspiration!

The wakeskating was judged a little differently to the wakeboarding. The contestants were marked on their best two obstacles and three best ground tricks. Chris Rogers (3rd) had a nice nose-grab-180 off the kicker, which impressed the judges, as he has never been on the Blue Rock Obstacles before. Dean Trollip (2nd) stunned the judges with his switch-board-slide-to-back-lip on the rooftop. But what set Sean Bacon (1st) apart from the rest was that his runs were always clean and controlled.

The event’s main purpose and signature piece was the clinic. There was a surprisingly and unexpected high number of young Ice Breakers that took part in the wakeboard and wakeskate teaching clinic. The pros who coached the clinic were overwhelmed to see the improvements and hidden talents throughout the two days. The big tricks of the event were done by Kyle Hecht-Wendt who pulled a front KGB and another by Gregor Reichmuth with his S-Mob and rally 540. Dominik Reichmuth had his 900 spin almost cleared and Justin Mitri had a clean transfer 540 over the funbox. The crown of this event though went to the young boy, Mikyle Roets, who hardly filled out his own helmet with his tiny head and his legs were almost doing the splits to reach into the bindings of his wakeboard. But that didn’t stop him, he was eager to learn. He didn’t just want to learn anything, no, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. He told me he wanted to fly – he wanted to hit the kicker! And that is quite the task for a little kid like that. It didn’t take long and one could see him cruising around the cable and over the obstacles – definitely one of my favourite legends that I have seen here at Blue Rock!

There is a great deal more that happened in those two days of the Ice Breaker. The wakeboarding, the wakeskating and the great panoramic views were well absorbed by the photographers and the Wolfalley film crew. We have already received a great deal of entries to the photo contests. One that stands out, out of the many great photographers is Claire Butler. She has a great eye! She captures not only the stunning angles and action in the right moment but also frames a shot with a good composition. When it comes to wakeboarding, and similarly in all extreme sports, capturing the moment is gold. The riders do something to show one specific moment and if the photographer is not familiar to the sport, it is easy to miss exactly that.

Claire captured the press, the poke, the spins and the grabs, etc with a composition of atmosphere very well. Definitely an extreme sports photographer to keep an eye out for!

The entry to the photo contest will close this Sunday, the 24th June 2012 and the top professional extreme sport photographers: Craig Kolesky, Nick Muzik and Stephen Greeff, will make their selection and choose three winners in each category being, the best action shot, atmospheric shot and scenic shot. More on that next week…

To conclude, the event has reached its intended purpose. The Ice Breaker was designed to teach new-comers and existing riders, to get everyone more prepared for competitive riding, and most importantly, inspire each other to go further. I’m looking forward for the next event!

Over 19 Guys

1st Gregor Reichmuth

2nd Jason Colborne

3rd Cameron Graham

Wakeskate Division

1st Sean Bacon

2nd Dean Trollip

3rd Chris Rodgers

Under 19 Guys

1st Jeanu du Plooy

2nd Jacques Labuschagne

3rd Byron Brett

Ladies Division

1st Melissa Colborne

2nd Candice Bacon

3rd Jacqueline Reichmuth

 

Photographer: Claire Butler

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or check out her online portfolio: http://clairebutlerphoto.blogspot.com

 

Blue Rock Cable Park: http://www.bluerock.co.za/

 

 

 

 

Sa’s Dylan Mitchelle has a set with Danny Harf… The Lengend

Dylan Mitchelle SA pro wakeboarder is in the USA training and competing on the American Pro Wakeboard Tour.
He is riding with some of the best guys in the world, pushing his level and adding some big tricks to his repertoire.

This was he had to say about his about the latest session and the 1st stop of the American Pro Wakeboard Tour.

“We all had a little 15 minute shred at Trevor’s the other day. Danny Harf joined us, which was awesome. have a look see!

Got to see Danny Harf ride yesterday. even though his knee is still quite fragile he absolutely killed it. hopefully I’ll edited a quick little one of all of us riding together.

So this past weekend (18th-19th) Acworth will hosted the first stop of the American Pro Wakeboard tour, I can safely say I was both nervous as hell and excited.

I headed up there road trip style with Trevor Hansen, Parker Siegle, Massi Piffaretti, Gunner Daft and Ryan Anderson. The trip there took us about six hours, but it was a fun lengthy drive with good tunes, enough jokes to go around and good company. We left on Thursday midday and got there in the evening on Friday with enough time to check out the competition site and register. Gunner, Massi, Parker and myself were competing in the junior pro men division while Ryan Anderson was entered into Pro Men. After that we checked into our hotel, the Econolodge for a good nights rest.

Friday saw the qualifying rounds take place, and once again it was cut throat. The heats were stacked in Junior Pro men with 6 heats of 5 riders each and the top two riders advancing to a 12 man semifinal. I was in placed in the second heat along with my friends, Gunner Daft and Massi Piffaretti, as well as rippers, Mike Dowdy, and Keenan Allen. I was first off the dock in my heat. I had fun but was disappointed with my ride. Mastercraft debuted their new x-star for the first time and I didn’t quite know what to expect edging in for my first trick, but knew I’d have to throw down in order to make it through. I fell on my second trick (a kgb) which was frustrating but I decided to put it behind me and comeback to it later, I felt I slid well, but was still nervous about falling on my second trick and feeling the pressure, I felt I had to lay some hammers in to compensate, next up was a heelside 720 followed by a crow mobe 5 which I unfortunately also fell on. That rounded off my first pass. So two falls in my first pass and only one hammer to show for it. My second pass started off with a big worm into a moby dick , followed by a decent rail hit. Here I felt I needed the crow 5 in order to put any pressure on the rest of my heat so I decided to give it another go. Unfortunately I fell again and that was it for me. The rest of my heat killed it. Every rider had at least one seven in their pass. Mike, and Gunner both had 9’s.

Got to see Danny Harf ride yesterday. even though his knee is still quite fragile he absolutely killed it. hopefully I’ll edited a quick little one of all of us riding together.

 

The level of competition over here is very high, but I guess you learn something from every competition experience. I had fun and learned to keep a cool head and that sometimes a clean pass, that is not jam packed with hammers, can do better than one with a few hammers and unnecessary falls.

Either way, Mike and Massi qualified first and second respectively to advance to semi’s where Massi unfortunately just got edged out of competition and Mike went on to win the event.

The rest of the tour stop was a great experience. Watching the Junior Pro Men division compete was almost as intense as the Pro Men division. The format of competition for Junior Pro men definitely seems more cut throat with only 4 riders making it to the finals compared to Pro men’s 6 finalists. It was sick.

Hopefully I’ll have some more things to tell you guys soon!”

Check Dyl’s Blog: http://dylanmitchell.tumblr.com/

Dyl’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=666121819

Dylan’s Sponsors:

FOX CLOTHING

MONSTER ENERGY

SKULLCANDY

RONIX WAKEBOARDS

GOODWOOD WAKESKATES