Oktober 24th, 2011 by Ben

O’Neill Wake The Line 2011 was the biggest wakeboarding event I have been to by now. As I was asked to take photos for UNIT Parktech there, I spend some more days at Cologne. First day I attended some media-stuff with Daniel Grant and after that: took him to LA cablepark, which was probably the most important thing for this kid. ;) Anyway, it was fun. The shot below was taken while Dan was doing some riding on the kicker for the media, whilst the building of the rails and stuff was going on.

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Daniel "Turtle" Grant

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Juli 21st, 2010 by Ben

Some 2 weeks ago, this years Wake The Line at Stadionbad Colgne, took place. I joined for the second time, after 2008. The setup by UNIT Parktech was insane and all together with the world class riders, the contest as well! We saw some really nice action and due to the reason that it’s the only competition, where spectators as well as the photographers get that close to the action, the shooting was really different than the “normal” cable action.

In the end, Raph Derome from Canada ended up, taking the 1st place in wakeboarding category and Jan Kissmann defended his title from 2009 on the Wakeskate. The Wakeboard podium was completed by our German talent Nico von Lerchenfeld and Shaun Watson, Ben Horan took 2nd and Lukas Suess 3rd in Wakeskate category. But there was still the Best Trick to be announced and this title went also to Jan Kissmann for the wakeskating part and to Daniel “Fetzy” Fetz for the wakeboarders.  Here is the sequence of Daniels’ trick!

Daniel Fetzy with his massive 270 Transfer onto the handrail! RESPECT!

Daniel Fetzy with his massive 270 Transfer onto the handrail! RESPECT!

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