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WAKE WEEK with Ben Horan
Horan shows you how he nails his Heel Flip behind the Sea-Doo Wake Pro with standard equipment Tow Pylon.
If you could be pulled up, why be pulled down?
BRP has been involved with the wake industry since the inception of the sport in the early ’90s by sponsoring the Bud Pro Wakeboard Tour to showcase the possibilities Sea-Doo watercraft had to offer. This commitment to the sport has lasted 20 years and is stronger today than ever before by simply being true to the sport. Taking the next step in support of the sport, BRP partnered with the fledgling NIKE 6.0 brand (that’s relative to the time) in 2009 to work with their young Pro wake skaters Nick Taylor, Ben Horan and Matt Manzarri. Each of these talented trio was provided a Sea-Doo WAKE PRO watercraft to further their riding skills and abilities with an economical tow vehicle that a late teen could afford, as well as to promote the abilities of the only watercraft specifically designed for board sports. But the effort was not only to gain promotional value for the Sea-Doo brand, they also provided insights and suggestions.
The NIKE riders provided valuable product feedback and have contributed to new designs and technologies that have been implemented on current models and will be on future models. Since the initial partnership with these riders wake skater Andrew Pastura and Wakeboarder Kevin Henshaw have joined the Sea-Doo X-TEAM and ride behind their Sea-Doo WAKE 155 models year round. In-fact, between the five Sea-Doo WAKE watercraft utilized by the team riders they have amassed over 2900 hours per their info center hour meters. Their efforts help BRP make a better WAKE specific watercraft and boat for you.
Sea-Doo watercraft allows these riders to ride more often as they are easy to take on their many adventures and economical to use. They love what they do and they want to share their love of their sport with the next generation of watersports fans. The Sea-Doo “DOO IT” wake instructional video series is in its forth year and each of these athletes shares quick tips on how you can take your riding behind Sea-Doo watercraft and boats to the next level. Be sure to check out the Sea-Doo “DOO IT” playlist on our You Tube Channel, SeaDooTV.
We would also like to see your own Sea-Doo WAKE related videos this summer. Send us a link to your videos and we may showcase it tour the one million plus Sea-Doo owners world-wide.
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Sea-Doo watercraft are arguably the most versatile vessel in the world and award winning Boating Magazine writer, David Seidman has made it his personal quest to prove this. Seidman has ridden Sea-Doo GTX watercraft from Alaska to Russia via the Bering Straight, fished for marlin in the gulf stream aboard a three seater and now wake skating on Smokey Mountain waters no boat has touched before.
Seidman coined the working title of his latest article “Get off Your Asphalt” to exemplify the possibilities of taking Sea-Doo watercraft where traditional boats simply can’t get to. Joining him on this adventure was the Nike Wakeskate team duo of Ben Horan and Yan Lecomte to a REMOTE location that normal tow vehicles could not reach. The tow vehicle for this, “over the mountain and through the woods…” trek would be the advanced and powerful Can-Am Commander XT side-x-side vehicle towing the official on-water tow vehicle of the Nike wakeskate team, the Sea-Doo WAKE 155 watercraft. These were the tools for the project deep in the mountains of North Carolina. During their adventure they found themselves searching for water, challenged by mud, fallen trees, diverse terrain, and thrilled to discover virgin waters, perfect for wakeskating.
Read all about how BRP is the ultimate recreational adventure makers in this month’s issue of Boating Magazine, or read the full story online at Off-Road Boating Adventure. Thanks to Boating Magazine for showing boating adventure beyond the norm.