Archive for March, 2010

Featured Video – Henshaw Rail Unveiling

Posted in Features, Wakeboarding on March 19, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

Before we get to the official post, I want it to be known that Nick Joseph is the pushiest person alive. If you’re supposed to do something for him, he will hassle the living hell out of you to the point that you just break down and do what he wants just to get him off you back. Matt Schrier (which is pronounced “shry-er” by the way) isn’t much better. He doesn’t hassle you as much, but he’s not above sending you angry text messages ordering you around. Just saying.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s move on to the post. Last weekend, East Coast Wake Park kicked of the 2010 season with a big event unveiling the brand new rail at the park, which was designed by Liquid Force rider Kevin Henshaw. Perhaps you’ve heard about it. Being the cutting edge, hard hitting wake journalists that we are, Nick and I were on hand to shoot the event and bro down with everyone.

Everyone there had the chance to brave the chilly water and hit up the park on the brand new 2010 Liquid Force product. Quite a few people came out and rode, many of whom had never hit rails before, which was really cool to see. All in all, it was pretty good day; you could really tell how pumped everyone was for the upcoming season. Henshaw even got out there and ripped the entire park apart, including the rail that he helped design. Big thanks to Chris Hopf and the whole crew at ECWP, as well as the fine folks at Liquid Force and Monster for making it all happen.

Check out the video for a recap of the day’s events, and stay tuned: we’ve got a lot of new stuff up our sleeves.


Brad Gearhardt on Stokemeter Tonight

Posted in News with tags on March 18, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

This is Brad.

No, not Brad Holland; that would be me. This is a whole other person named Brad.

Brad’s the man. He used to live with Nick and Travis Propst in Florida and now he works for Nautiques and Sine Wakeboards. He’s what you might call an “industry insider.” He’s the one behind the scenes, pulling the strings of the wake industry puppets every single day so they dance for all you wake-aholics out there.

Anyway, this is kind of late notice, but he’s going to be on Stokemeter tonight and if you know what’s best for you, you’ll tune in. He’ll be joined by Zach Horn of Sine Wakeboards, who are the marketing geniuses that brought you this video. If that’s not incentive enough to tune in, then I don’t know what is.

Check it out at 9:30 Eastern Time at Stokemeter. Tell them Teleprompted Anthems sent you.

And by the way, if you like what you hear from Brad, be sure to stay tuned. That picture is actually a screenshot from an exclusive, hard-hitting, Dateline-style interview that we’re planning on dropping soon.  Be sure to keep you eyes peeled for that.

Teleprompted Anthems Goes to Florida

Posted in Features, Wakeboarding with tags , , , on March 9, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

Since we’re on a serious East Coast Wake Park kick right now, we figured it was as good a time as any to drop this little gem. A few weeks ago, Nick went to the Sunshine State with the ECWP crew. The weather wasn’t great, but they hit up the cable park at McCormick’s then used some big name industry connections to sneak into The Projects, which is officially closed to people who are less cool than they are.

If you saw the teaser we did for ECWP’s big rail unveiling, you’ve already seen some footage from this trip. The guys met up with Kevin Henshaw and got a few clips of him at both spots, but they all did their fair share of riding themselves. Nick even rode the cable a little bit on this trip, which is kind of like an Albino American Alligator; you know it exists but very few people have ever actually seen it.

The guys kept the camera rolling for most of the trip and Nick put together a little summary of their trip. And if I can be honest with you guys, it all kind of pisses me off. Every winter they do this: they go on a trip and it looks fun and then I have to see the video which is pretty much just a collection of awesome times those assholes had without me.

Oh hey, and guess where they are right now? Yep, that’s right. Florida. Which means that we’ll soon have more memories of their good times to suffer through. Geez guys, why don’t you rub it in a little more?

No Name Losers Giveaway at Alliance

Posted in News with tags on March 5, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

It’s a well documented fact that everyone loves free stuff. Case in point: the best part of announcing a wakeboard contest is being able to throw free stuff out to kids. One time last year, I had about 20 dudes form their own little semi-violent circle pit trying to catch a bunch of women’s scarves and a jewelry box. Why? Because it was free.

Well, the fine folks at Alliance are gearing up to give away six copies of our magnum opus, No Name Losers. All you have to do is be the first to answer a few trivia questions correctly and you win a copy of the DVD. Simple right? Head over to their website or Twitter page and make us proud!

Henshaw Rail Unveiling at East Coast Wake Park

Posted in News with tags on March 5, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

A while back, our buddy Chris Hopf from East Coast Wake Park gave us a call to let us know about a few of his plans for 2010. Apparently, the fine folks at Liquid Force had agreed to send up team rider and all around jib-ninja Kevin Henshaw to help Chris design and build a new rail for the park. Chris was being really secretive about it though, and apparently very few people know what he and Henshaw actually have in store for the park. So in true Greenville fashion, Chris decided to make a big ol’ party out of it and he decided to have a full-on demo day at the park to kick off the season proper-like.

So if you’re curious to see what East Coast Wake Park has in store for this year, be sure to head out there on Saturday March 13th. Not only will you be able to watch Henshaw tear the rails apart, but you can get out there and ride yourself. Plus, you’ll have the chance to try out all the 2010 Liquid Force boots and bindings, including the new Henshaw FLX. Chris was raving about this board at the Raleigh boat show and Nick even said that while they were in Florida last week, Chris insisted on sleeping with his board every night. Kind of weird, but I’m not here to judge. Whatever floats your boat, Chris.

Anyway, the whole thing kicks off next Saturday, March 13th at 10 AM for the big unveiling of the new rail. Be sure to get out there early so you can ohh and ahhh as they reveal the new contraption. Nick and I will be out there shooting so come give us a high five or something. And in the meantime, check out the teaser we did for the event. Get pumped: it’s almost springtime.