German wonderboy Nico von Lerchenfeld wins in Cologne, upsetting fellow Liquid Force rider Shawn Watson and Keith Lidberg, who got second and third place. Von Lerchenfeld convinced the judges with two runs close to perfection. His first run included a snowboard inspired combo on the first gap, a huge melon air out of the quarterpipe and a switch toeside frontside 900 to top it off. When he hit his own signature obstacle in his second run, he did a perfectly executed backside 270 to switch noseslide and secured the win in this years OʼNeill Wake The Line edition. Shawn Watson proved to be the most consistent rider, laying down top level runs all evening including his signature move, an olé toeside 540. Third place went to Keith Lidberg, who showed excellent riding all evening but couldnʼt maintain the same consistency as his opponents.
For the wakeskating part, 13 year old Daniel Grant from Thailand amazed everyone when he first hit the course. He quickly turned from a little Asian kid into an extremely consistent wakeskating machine, putting pressure on big names such as Nick Taylor (USA) and Leo Labadens (FRA). In his final run, Grant exploded and laid down the best line of the day, topping it off with a clean heelside frontside 540. Second place went to last years winner Jan Kissmann from Germany, who got followed by Andy Kolb, also from Germany.
The 2012 Toe Jam was sick this year. The winch gap was really cool, built at the projects. Check out the boys that never grew up and still love to play in the mud, LOL At the 2012 Byerly Toe Jam on wakeskatingfilms.com and wakeboardingfilms.com
****DEFY wins at X-Dance!*****
Defy wins Video of the Year and Best Section at Transworld WakeAwards Sept 6th 2012!!!
Nominated for 5 awards and wins for Best Soundtrack!
Defy was chosen as a finalist in X-Dance in Salt Lake City, UT on Jan 12th-15th!
Almost 3 years ago Danny Harf and I set out to make some of the most amazing things happen for our new film Defy, The Danny Harf Project. Today, we are so proud to release this new and relevant trailer to the masses! Danny is a 4-time X-games gold medalist and winner of countless reader and rider polls in Wakeboarding. We traveled the globe and chased the most groundbreaking stunts using kicker step-ups, helicopters, and more.
Song: Kids by Sleigh Bells
Graphics: Ryan Brien
Edited by: Sean Kilgus and Spencer Norris
Shot on RED, RED EPIC, Phantom, P2, and Super 16mm
Camera's: Sean Kilgus, Spencer Norris, Ryan Brien, Tony Augustinak, Brett Brinkerhoff, Ryan Wolfe, Bob Sichel, Adam, Ian Duecy, and Jordy Klein
Timelapses: Ryan Brien
Phantom: Jordy Klein