1. Red Bull Motion To Light


    from WakeWorld Added

    The lengths to which photographers and athletes go to nail a shot is often extreme, especially with sights on an entry into Red Bull Illume in mind. Just a few miles down the road from the lights and magic of Disney World and Universal Studios was the setting for this light-painting photo shoot at Orlando, Florida’s OWC Cable Park. Onsite were Red Bull wake riders Adam Errington, Dallas Friday and Mike Dowdy. After the park closed to the public, photographer Patrick Rochon shot the Red Bull Riders as they attacked the sliders and kickers on boards tricked out with intricate LCD lighting. Play the video for a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot, which took place over three nights in late March. The shoot, which was done in conjunction with a local Red Bull-supported photography event called Snap! Orlando, included many challenges in preparation. It’s hard enough to shoot high-speed action in the dark – add in the tasks of outfitting the boards with the waterproof LCD light systems to staging the cameras, lighting and athletes in proper position to secure the shot, and you have yourself a serious photographic mission. Some of the most inspired by the project were the athletes themselves. "It really is my movements painting this picture and helping this photo come to life!" says Errington, the 24-year-old wakeboarder at the top of his game. For Rochon, the set-up and planning were extensive, but the motivation while shooting was simple: "Focus on the art, the creativity and the beauty," said Rochon, mid-shoot. Fortunately for him, he knew he could rely on the riders to offer performances worthy of the occasion. "I’m really impressed by the athletes," he added. "They are so fluid in the water, and they understand naturally what we are trying to do here." Will the effort pay off? The best images have been held back to enter into Red Bull Illume. It will now be up to the judges to decide... How hard would you work to get a shot into Red Bull Illume Image Quest? Don’t delay – show us your stuff. The submission period ends at the end of April! Go to http://www.redbullillume.com/contest/register.html to enter. Snap! (www.snaporlando.com) is a 4-day photography celebration showcasing the work of renowned photographers from May 2nd-5th.

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    • Mike Dowdy


      from Collin Harrington Added 19.1K 89 5

      Here is a quick video I shot with Mike Dowdy this summer for a My Wake video contest submission. Its pretty insane seeing it was shot in only two sets. One set we shot Gopro and B roll and the other was straight up hammer time.

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      • Mike Dowdy


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        They call him dirty. I'm not sure who "they" are, but it was on the Internet so it must be true. Just to cover all the bases, we went out and gathered the hard evidence and we present it here for your consideration. Don't miss the Moby Dick 7 at the end. How many people have even done that trick?

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        • Mike Dowdy Makes Moves


          from Alliance Wakeboard Magazine Added 26.9K 51 1

          Dirty Mike Dowdy has been making moves in the wake industry as of late and now he just created a new move to call his own. Watch and enjoy! For more videos check out www.alliancewake.com

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          • Dowdy: Board out of his mind


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            As many of you know, Mike Dowdy has changed the face of wakeboarding this year with a handful of new tricks and solid riding. A new shape from CWB has helped him get on his path. For more videos check out www.alliancewake.com

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            • Malibu WWA Pro Card Qualifier at Freedom Wake Park


              from World Wakeboard Association Added

              Aspiring Pro Wakeboarders make their debut at Freedom Wake Park to qualify for the Malibu WWA Pro Card, an innovative new standard of professional wakeboarding. Stop by www.WWAProCard.com for media, results, rankings and more!

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              • Lines: Mike Dowdy


                from Alliance Wakeboard Magazine Added 10.7K 15 1

                The rules are, three or more tricks all in a row to make a line. No jump cuts in the editing once the line starts. Dowdy lays it down

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                • Clips to Nowhere


                  from Alliance Wakeboard Magazine Added 4,322 8 0

                  When you shoot almost every day more than likely you will have extra clips that never get used. Here are a few from the first couple months of the season. For more videos check out www.alliancewake.com

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                  • 2013 Monroe Pro Tour - Pro Men


                    from WakeWorld Added

                    View footage of Pro Men winner Phil Soven along with the final runs from Rusty Malinoski (2nd place) and Mike Dowdy (3rd place) at the fourth stop of the Pro Tour in Monroe, Washington. Check out more at www.WakeWorld.com!

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                    • Polaroid Action Cameras team riders Noah Flegel and Mike Dowdy


                      from Merrett Fay Added 2,044 6 0

                      Check out two members from the Polaroid team shredding for a product shoot at the North Carolina PWT stop! by merrett fay noah flegel mike dowdy breezeblock Alt-J http://polaroidaction.com

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