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RIDER BIO

Andrew Adkison

Board: Transcend 138
Boot: AA

Vest: Team Pullover
Rope/Handle: Proline LGS Package
Rope Length: 85 feet free riding and 82.5 for comps
Boat Speed: 25 mph



INTERVIEW

Full Name?

Andrew “Wakestradamous” Adkison

Birthdate?

A long time ago.  It’s on my facebook if you really want to know…

Birth Place?

Chattanooga, TN

What board and binding set up are you riding this season?

CWB Transcend 138 w/ the AA Bindings.  Which oddly enough are my initials.

Who would play you in a movie?

Obviously Will Ferrell or Kate Winslet… Hard to say really.

Where do you live now?

Panama City, FL… The greatest place on earth.

First job?

New Wave Surf Shop slingin wakeboards and boardshorts… Hit me up I can probably still get you a %15 discount.

Talent you wish you had?

I already have too many useless talents but playing the Piano would be rad ass.

What are you looking forward to this summer?

I’m looking forward to Taking and making every opportunity in and around wakeboarding.  I just got back from a 3 week trip in Brazil that was one of my best in a decade of travels.  So I’m really looking forward to all of my upcoming wake trips but the bar has been set pretty high. 

I’ll be installing my 2 tower CableBahn in a matter of weeks.  The lake is dug and the power run just waiting to match up my Schedule with Sam Adam’s to get this thing up right.  It’s going to be unreal to have my own rail park.  I’m going to make it available to others as well.  Should make for an exciting summer for anyone near Panama City, FL that wants to ride.

One sport you would never try?

Is tight rope walking a sport?  That looks like the scariest thing ever to me!

Who do you look up to in wakeboarding?

There are many people on this list for many different reasons but Shaun Murray above all the others for too many reasons to list.

Best place on earth?

Panama City Beach, FL and I’ve been to a ton of places!....

Worst place on earth?

Prison and I’ve been to a ton of pris… no I haven’t but that sounds like it’s not for me.

One place you would like to travel?

Brazil and I’ve only been back a week but seriously it’s the best. 

Teahupoo. I have to see that first hand!

Most annoying thing about you?

How much time you got buddy?

Favorite song?

This changes almost daily but today; Mumford & Sons, The Cave.

Childhood hero?

Murr dawg

Who do you ride with?

PC shredders Colby Pitts and Reid Johnson.

When I’m in Orlando JD Webb and Kyle Alberts.

Tomorrow with Rusty.

How would you describe your riding style?

Sexy with a splash of class.

Do you have any wakeboarding superstitions or habits?

I always do a 180 or more off of the start up wake.  It’s weird but it’s deep rooted.

What trick is the most fun for you?

Back Mobe on wake.

S-Blind variations on cable.

Where is your favorite place to ride?

White Western Lake near Panama City, FL.

Have you filmed for any videos lately?

Doing some filming now… I’ll keep you posted.

Are you competing in any contests this coming season?

I am. I just got back from the WWA World Series in Belo HorizonteBrazil where I took a 2nd to some Soven guy. I’ll be doing the King of Wake, WWA World Series, MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, and the IWWF World Cup Stops. I’ll also be doing some unique local events around the globe.

If you weren’t wakeboarding what would you be doing?

Trying to wakeboard.

What would you say is the best part about riding for CWB?

Getting to pick on all of the rookies. That and being involved with so many people that truly are as passionate about the sport as I am!

Best Christmas present?

Roller Blades duh.. Not even kidding those were the real deal when I get them.  Now anything with an Apple on it.

Favorite Television show?

Wake Brothers I haven’t seen it but I have a feeling it’s going to be good. Lie to Me is a pretty good series too.

Favorite Store?

Ambush

Sponsors?

CWB, MasterCraft, CableBahn, Summit Marine Hydraulic Boat Lifts, Steez Clothing, Bolovo Productions

Words to live by?

Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

KIT