Archive for May, 2010

Featured Rider – Tony Carroll

Posted in Features, Wakeboarding with tags , , , on May 10, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s shooting from the boat. If there are two things I hate, they’re shooting from the boat with lousy light. Of course, if Nick and I have learned one thing over the past few years, we’ve learned that sometimes there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. Every now and then, life is going to hand you lemons and you’ve just got to suck it up, grab a few more ingredients and make a whiskey sour.

A while back, Nick went down to Orlando with the Barnes brothers and they ended up riding with Tony Carroll. They only had a little bit of time, there wasn’t a chase boat, and the light wasn’t too great. Despite all that though, Tony was totally down to ride and make the best of it. I wasn’t down there, but by all accounts it sounds like Tony was super cool, so thanks for being a rad guy, Tony. As you can see, the video is short and sweet, but he definitely made good use of the time and threw down some pretty impressive stuff.

You can tell we’ve been sitting on the footage for a while (it hasn’t been fullsuit weather in O-Town for a few moths), which I take the full blame for.¬†Hopefully this signifies the return of some more frequent videos around here so get ready for a good summer.


Happy Mother’s Day

Posted in Random with tags on May 9, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

New video dropping soon…

End Radio Silence, Begin Pictures

Posted in News with tags on May 6, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

Oh man, it’s been a while. Sorry for being so absent around here lately; the past month and a half has been a real doozy for yours truly. As you might have read in Nick’s post, I’m packing up all my stuff and moving back to the Port City. See that picture right there? That’s the back of my Pathfinder, chock full of my office stuff and my assortment of various boards, ready to head back to the coast. Good times.

Somewhere in that pile of boards, there’s a brand new 40.5″ Danny Hampson wakeskate; big thanks to the guys at Liquid Force for hooking it up and making the purchase a bit easier on the wallet. Can’t wait to give that thing a spin behind the Four Winns, courtesy of Cap’n Martin.

And that right there is a preview of what’s to come. The boys have been spending some time at an old hangout in Wilmington and there should be some brand spanking new footy dropping soon.

And just to end things on a positive note, here’s a picture of Bar Rafaeli on a beach. What does that have to do with anything? Not a damn thing except she’s hotter than a two dollar cat pistol and the picture makes me happy. I mean really, when was the last time you saw a woman holding a rainbow? She’s incredible.

Anyways, hopefully things will be picking up a bit around here. Keep your eyes open for some new stuff dropping soon (and I mean really, really soon). Summer 2K10, baby. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

Currently Listening to:

  1. Sleigh Bells – “Tell ‘Em” Single The first single off their new album. I’m going to marry the woman who sings for this band.
  2. Future Islands – “In Evening Air” Good ol’ NC boys doing moody indie-rock ¬†and doing it right.
  3. .38 Special – “Greatest Hits” If you don’t like the song “Caught Up In You,” then you’re a communist. Don’t talk to me.