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A Quickie with Jeff House & Ben Greenwood

Posted in Wakeboarding with tags , on October 11, 2011 by telepromptedanthems

Okay, so it may have taken a bit longer than I initially promised, but let’s be honest: when have I ever been good at meeting deadlines? This is just a short little sequence, but we’ve been sitting on this footage for a while now and figured we might as well do something with it. All this went down when Mark and Nick were in Orlando for Memorial Day weekend and got a chance to ride with Jeff House and Ben Greenwood.

Jeff’s a good friend of ours and I was really pumped on this footage because it was good to see him riding again after a bad knee injury last summer. Well, after I finished editing, I sent a link to Jeff so he could check it out and he informed me that he had just blown his other ACL and was out of the game for a little while longer. It’s a huge bummer, so pour one out for Jeff. Hope you have a speedy recovery, buddy.

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While we’re on the subject of pouring one out for shitty knees, you might as well pour out a little bit more for our very own Mark Rugala and Geoffrey Barnes. Both of them have had surgery recently to fix a busted knee, so they’re out of commission for a little while as well. From what I hear, Mark is already giving the stationary bike hell and Geoffrey has his own personal nurse keeping him company via Skype, so I’m sure they’ll make physical therapy their bitch and be back in action before too long.

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In other news, I’ve still got some leftover footage to go through, although I know better than to provide a timeline to expect some kind of finished product. Just stay tuned…

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“Get Well Soon, Everyone” Playlist

  1. Future Islands – On the Water
  2. Witch – S/T
  3. Mastodon – The Hunter
  4. High on Fire – Blessed Black Wings
  5. Kids and Explosions – Shit Computer

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.