I am thrilled to have made the cover of the worlds best performance watercraft parts distributor Hot Products USA. Hundreds of copies getting printed and shipped to shops worldwide. Hot Products has been a strong standing sponsor for me for years and have really been a catalyst to a lot of my success in building and maintaining my equipment throughout the seasons.
This is the second part of our video recap, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th stop of IFWA championship. Sintra Portugal, Lacanau France and Newquay England where our spot for 3 weeks. An amazing road trip, lots of fun and crazy ridding all along the best european spots !
Thanks to my sponsor Thrust Innovations. I was chosen to ride in the host event hotel swimming pool to attempt to backflip during the main event night at the Daytona Freeride. With a great set up Rickter XFS Ninja with a DASA 1200cc engine it was accomplished and so much fun doing it.
Thanks to my friends Zack BrightRoss Champion and Brock Taylor for the coaching and Chris Rosner for letting me borrow his superflip bars I was able to go out to my surf stomping grounds outside of Oceanside harbor and make it happen.
The concept of the superflip is extremely gnarly. Go for a backflip, kick your feet out as you leave the lip, when fully extended upside down in the air leverage yourself back into the tray using the superflip bars on your wrist to attempt to safely land the trick. There was not much of a way to ease into it other than to simply commit to the trick and go for it.
It for sure helps to know that my 2014 Freeride jet ski I am riding is beyond capable of this and many other gnarly tricks.
I am riding a Rickter FR2 EVO-1 Hull with DASA 1000cc Engine pushed by a Skat-Trak 155 pump assembled by Impros. All put together by TC Freeride. The Superflip Levers I am using are Ross Champion/Cold Fusion superflip bars which are no longer available.
JetSki Magazine International put me on the cover of their March/April Publication! The shot is a surf re-entry captured at the 2014 Daytona Freeride event by my friend and lovely photographer, Mel Smith.
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My friend and fellow pro freerider, Tanner Thomas and and I drove over 52 hours 2,700 miles from Morro Bay, CA to the 2014 Daytona Beach Freeride in Daytona Beach, Florida. We have been pulling the team RICKTER trailer, loaded up with the latest and greatest of the 2014 RICKTER line up powered by DASA Racing, pushed by Skat-Trak Magnum pumps, and built by T.C. Freeride. The Rickter west coast team coming to the event consists of riders Mark Gomez, Tanner Thomas, Taylor Curtis, Randy Lawlor, Brandon Lawlor, Abraham Ho, Rick Roy, and Jeff Bolte. Keep an eye out at the 2014 Daytona Beach Freeride event for the entire team and skis! Tanner and I filmed a video on the road which is featured bellow. We are here now at the event and are ready for a great weekend. Thank you everyone for your support to get us here safely and supported with things to read about while being on the road for so long.