Whether you call them pickle forks, snub noses or hammerheads, wide-open bow designs are more popular than ever in wakeboard boats. In fact, virtually every wakeboard boat builder in our 2013 Boat Buyers Guide has at least one boat with some variation of the wide-bow design.
The Malibu Open Waterski Championship and Summer Festival is returning to Milwaukee’s lakefront Veterans Park Lagoon for the fourth consecutive year on June 21st and 22nd. Waterskiing’s top professional and junior athletes will compete in traditional slalom and long-distance jumping for more than $64,000 in prize money.
There are plenty of things that can make or break your set. Since we know you’re looking things that fall into that latter category, we tapped a handful of Malibu Boats pros to tell you how they set up for their perfect session. Raphael Derome, Amber Wing, Cobe Mikacich and Chad Sharpe all threw in [...]
Malibu’s SURF GATE is an innovation that a lot of other people would love to get their hands on, so I can’t tell you everything behind this revolutionary addition to the wakesurf world, but I can give you a few nuggets about how SURF GATE works and the science behind it. — Danny Gasper, Malibu [...]
With the 2013 Malibu Open scheduled for June 21-22, we decided to tap the event’s towboat driver, Chad Scott, to find out how he pulls all those millimeter-perfect sets with the Malibu Response TXi. Follow these six tips and you’ll be pulling practice sets that are worthy of one of the year’s top pro tournaments. [...]
When clicking through the 2013 Boat Buyers Guide we all dream of ordering up one of the hottest new flagship wakeboard boats, but sometimes we need to scale it down a bit. Still wanting to enjoy all that a wakeboard boat can give you, but making a commitment to the top-of-the-line boats will have to wait a year or two?
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to shake off the cobwebs with some skiing spring cleaning. We enlisted Malibu Boats skiers Will Asher, Thomas Degasperi and Regina Jaquess to share some things you can do right now to get your body, boat and gear ready for a summer full of fun and personal [...]
I’ve always gotten a lot of attention from my riding, and I think it’s because my tricks are different than most other people. From tail tapping suspended road cones off the Malibu MXZ wake to wall rides, unique jibs and my own signature style on tricks, I try to get as creative as possible. Unique [...]
Wakesurfing is one of the funnest things to do behind the boat, but you can look like a kook pretty quick if you don’t add in a little style. Malibu’s new SURF GATE lets you create ocean-like waves behind the boat, so it’s high time to bring some more surf style to the lake. Here [...]
There are two types of 180 shoves — surface shoves and air shoves — and the motion for the two is very similar. As a result, I’m going to teach you how to do the surface shove first, so you can work up to the air shove and if you’re really ambitious eventually taking it [...]