What up peeps,
My name is Matty Hasler and i am a Professional Wakeboarder from Cairns, Australia now living on the Gold Coast. I’m 22 years of age and i am a former World Champion, i have been travelling the world chasing the endless summer from the age of 16. For those of you who are not very familiar with Wakeboarding just google that shiz hehe.
I don’t Wakeboard behind a boat i actually Wakeboard on what is now known as either a Cable Park or Wake Park, which is basically long story short a Skate Park on water with rails and ramps. Best way to compare it is just think of a snowboard park or your local skate park. The only difference is that you are towed by a cable which is connected to pulleys and then connected to towers which can vary from 4-6 towers depending on the shape and size of the complex.
There is a starting Dock that you start from which in cable park terms is the (motor tower) where there is an operator that controls when you leave the dock with a rope and handle. Once you leave the starting dock with your rope and handle, you will then be connected to a carrier which then will toe you in a 360 degree rotation with a lap varying from 30 seconds to 2 minutes and 30 seconds depending on the size.
Cable Parks or Wake Parks whatever your preference may be are either 4 towers, 5 towers or 6 towers reaching heights from 6-13 metres in height all connecting to a cable that runs in a 360 degree rotation usually at a speed from 28-34 KPH.
It isn’t a new sport it actually has been around for over 50 years. There are now over 400 full size cable parks worldwide and is drastically growing more and more each year.
Terminus Wakepark Atlanta, Georgia^^