DoubleUP Wakeboards & Bindings
HARDLINE ROPES & HANDLES
For Immediate Release:
February 21, 2002
Over the past few months DoubleUP has
assembled the next generation of Team Riders.
LESLIE KENT, JEFF MCKEE, DUNCAN LEE, STEPHAN
KAPLAN AND NICK WYNAKER
are the newest Pro Riders to be added to the
There are also some riders whose names you might
not recognize, but don’t be fooled, they are some of the
hottest young riders in our industry.
2002 DoubleUP Team Riders:
Born and raised along the Gold Coast of Australia. Luke has been
with DoubleUP since 1997 and has come to the states the past three
summers to ride along with the DoubleUP Experience. In 2002
DoubleUP released the Luke Wulf binding and is currently working on
four Pro Model boards for Luke to be released in July of 2002.
Not only is she one of the top riders, she is also one of the
top female riders in the sport of wakeboarding. Based out of
Deltona, Florida Leslie has cool style all her own. She has also
been perfecting her own style of wake skating over the years. I
know some of you guys would like to learn a trick or two from
Leslie. For a rider profile on Leslie go to www.buywake.com
Jeff has come to DoubleUP with a new outlook to the sport. Eager
to go in a new direction with his ridding style Jeff is sure to be
one of the most recognized riders this coming year. Located in
Windermere, Florida Jeff has the pleasure of riding year round
while perfecting his style.
Shacked up and backed up by the likes of Cobe and Joey Meddock.
You will defiantly see a lot of this kid over the summer. Just open
the magazine and there he’ll be, going big with a style all
his own. He most recently finished working with the Pointless Crew
and finished filming with the producers of Running with
Remember this kid? Go back and look at the magazines, he’s
the DoubleUP rider in all the Centurion Boat ads. It makes sense,
him and his father own Centurion Boats. He has been riding
unofficially for DoubleUP for the past few years. The riding was on
the wall and now he is on team DoubleUP.
You remember the cover, but did you remember the name? We did!
That’s right Stephan Kaplan was on the cover of WBM October
1999. It was the ''red cover'', it was also the before he injured
this knee. Back form physical therapy Stephan has been riding
harder then ever. More good things to come from Stephan this
One of the original DoubleUP riders from back in the day. You
might not see her ripping it up as much as you have in the past,
mainly because she has recently been married to long time boy
friend and high school sweat heart Matt Purdy. Keep a watchfull eye
out for this girl, I still see good things to come from her.
One of the best riders in our arsenal. If you have never seen
Chris ride it is probably because his has been in Puerto Rico for
the past few years finishing his mission. Now back in Utah on the
water again, Chris has plans to film with the Boys at Bump films
Live where you play is Tina’s motto. Discovery Bay,
California is where Tina calls home. Riding for DoubleUP since
1996, Tina has become a well known and a well-respected rider for
DoubleUP. Don’t expect to see her on the water for a few
months. She is recovering from a broken femur.
We wish her the best during her recovery and hope we do not see
her on the water with her cast on.
Yes, he is still riding. We have hard time believing it
ourselves. Last year Billy took his Texas riding style to nationals
& worlds and won first place in both of the masters division.
There is not a day that goes by that Billy does not remind us of
this. Just in time for spring, Billy has started a wakeboard camp
called Freeride Sessions in Austin, Texas. For details on the camp
AKA the Package! If you have ever had the opportunity to see
this young girl ride you would know what I mean. Living and
training in Boca Raton, Florida, Christene spends her days at the
Ski Rixen cable park, which is operated by her family. If you get a
chance stop by the Rixen, Christene can show you how to get your
Straight out of Nor Cal, this kid rips! Living and working in
the Sacramento valley Justin spends most of his time at work. It
not a bad deal because he works at Cope and McPhetres, which is
located on a private lake know as Bell Aqua. If you get a chance to
stop by Bell Aqua, you can see first hand what West Coast Style
means. This kid has it all; style, big moves and a private
You probably never heard this name before unless you follow the
international rider scene. Ben is one of the top European riders
and the world cable park champion. Born and battered in the UK, Ben
spends most of his time chasing the sun. Currently he is training
in Australia with the boys on the Gold Coast.
Now living and riding in North Carolina, Bonnie has caught the
attention of DoubleUP and our good friend Scott Dickens from Glass
and Powder. She has also helped out Jacko at WakeTV and you may
have seen her ripping it up at Louisiana Spring Fling. She has been
a credited for winning the 1999 INT Northern California
Women’s International Champion and 1999 INT National Champion
Finalist, 2nd place over all.
Ryan Schuppert & Jaret Brantley:
What you say about one you say about the other. These two kids
are pushing the sport harder then anyone else in the Lake Shasta
area. Working at Redding Sports Cottage and spending all there free
time on the water, these two kids will set the new standard in Nor
God, Country, Wakeboarding!