US Freestyle Championships

US Freestyle Championship Round 1 | Mark Gomez

Mark Gomez

Mark Gomez

US Freestyle Championship Round 1 Lake Havasu, AZ

US Freestyle Championship Round 1 Lake Havasu, AZ


US Freestyle Championship Round 1: April 16th Lake Havasu, AZ – Pro Freestyle contest

Mark Gomez with Tanner Thomas

Mark Gomez with Tanner Thomas

Monday evening I landed in LAX and had a moment to catch up with my mom over dinner. Then, I packed up my truck with the borrowed factory Rickter XFR freestyle ski, gear, and quickly washed cloths. 3-am the following morning I was 300 miles bound for Lake Havasu, AZ. Getting there early gave me a chance to meet up with my best friend in the industry and last year’s 900cc Freestyle World Champion Tanner Thomas. Thanks to the support of my family at KMG Racing, Tanner and I had a compound at Crazy Horse campground to call home base to come back to throughout the day. Through the week we ran errands, finished emails, worked on equipment, trained, and crashed out. This made a huge difference, as Tanner and I were able to hone in our skills within four days to become contest ready.

The weather at the event was great apart from the 40-mph wind. A large part of flat water freestyle is setting up two wakes to collide in order to make a “big wake” which is about a foot tall at most. This is difficult to construct when the water all together is chaos. Under powered in the 1200cc class with a 1000cc engine in the borrowed demo Rickter-XFR. I took it to my qualifying heat landing 4th place while riding in a heavy spot of the wind. For sickest trick run I was able to put together a no hand back flip, right into another back flip off the landing of the first. Coming into my main run I caught a mild break of the wind and was able to throw down a busy run. I got ejected during one of my opening flip combinations, pushing to get more out of that combo. I recovered, and put down a lot of tricks with many variations. Some were more difficult than others, such as the Scarecrow barrel roll, which is a corkscrew rotation in the air with only one foot attached and another no hand back flip.

Mark Gomez | Pro Freestyle Competitor

Mark Gomez | Pro Freestyle Competitor

Wind was an issue, but Mark was able to hang on and podium.

Wind was an issue, but Mark was able to hang on and podium.


At the end of the event I was beyond pleasantly surprised to end up receiving 3rd place in sickest trick and 3rd place in the 1200cc pro class. This was my second professional freestyle contest. I am absolutely thrilled to have made the best of the TC Freeride built Rickter XFR powered by a DASA 1000cc Engine and Skat-Trak 155-mm Mag pump. After the event I dropped the XFR off with my friend Brock Austin, who will be transporting the ski to Florida for the first two national tour stops around the corner.

Congratulations to the top 3

Congratulations to the top 3

Group podium shot

Group podium shot

Top 3 winner in the pro class

Top 3 winners pro class


I couldn’t be going after this year like I am if it wasn’t for my incredibly supportive 2016 sponsors: Rickter – RRP Mystik Lubricants, Hydro-Turf, DASA Engines, WORX Racing Components, Liquid Militia Clothing, Jetpilot, TC Freeride, Skat-Trak, Jet Renu, Hot Products, Bomber Floating Eyewear, KMG Racing, Cold Fusion, Factory Zero, Performance Fiberglass Repair, Salty Investments, ADR Crankshafts, Jetinetics, My Mom and brother Philip Gomez.

Thank you all for your support. MARK GOMEZ’S LIQUID MILITIA ATHLETE PAGE |

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PETE ZERNIK | Round 1 & 2 WEST COAST KICK OFF

LET’S GET THIS COMPETITION GOING FOR ROUND 1 & 2 STARTING WITH LAKE HAVASU, AZ.

Round 1 and 2 | go time

Round 1 and 2 | go time

Motor Installed

Motor Installed

The first race for me this year was the RPM Series Watercross/Gary Hart Memorial round 1-2 in Lake Havasu, AZ. I showed up with my hull on Friday afternoon after the long drive down south from Sacramento, CA area. Yes, I said hull, I was short of a motor which is always a scary thing but hey, we got this!! I met up with my mechanic Brian Boell, in Lake Havasu. We went straight to his shop, and he got my motor installed and ready for the races.


This kick off race was killer! RPM had an awesome event that co-mingled with another event, like a chili cook off and big boat show which was cool because it brought out more people to check out all the action all weekend long. I also met up with fellow Liquid Militia team mate Ian Roberts who is my practice and riding buddie, we always train together back home. So naturally, we pitted next to each other for the weekend.

Pete & Ian | Both Pro Jet Ski Racers

Pete & Ian | Both Pro Jet Ski Racers

Pete's Set up 2016

Pete’s Set up 2016

Pete Zernik | Pro Racer

Pete Zernik | Pro Racer


I ended up taking 4th overall in both rounds of this series in the NEW Pro Mod Class, which replaced the previous GP Ski class. It’s great to get out, and get some laps in on some of these local races before my next stop. Which, for me will be back east at The Pro Watercoss Tour  round 1 in Panama City, Florida coming up real quick in a few weeks. I’m looking forward to lining up with the best of the best and get the national tour kicked off. See ya!
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Ian Roberts | 658

Ian Roberts | 3rd annual Lake Havasu Open of Watercross

The 3rd annual Lake Havasu Open of Watercross – Gary Hart Memorial Race


3rd annual lake havasu open of watercross Gary Hart memorial race

3rd annual lake havasu open of watercross Gary Hart memorial race

Ian Robers | Kommander Ski

Ian Robers | Kommander Ski

Ian Roberts | Pro

Ian Roberts | Pro


I had a blast at the 3rd annual Lake Havasu Open of Watercross – Gary Hart Memorial Race. The venue was perfect and the track was challenging. The conditions in Havasu were windy with clouds, making it more challenging on the course with the water thrashing me at all angles. Luckily, I have put in a lot of recent training days at my local training lake so I was ready for any conditions that sprung up. As far as the racing, I was at a disadvantage all weekend after braking my drop nozzle system, but despite horrible starts I was able to ride smart and work my way up to the front of the pack for some solid finishes.


Elsey's getting the hang of the racing circuit.

Elsey’s getting the hang of the racing circuit.

Cold and windy | Lake Havasu, AZ

Cold and windy | Lake Havasu, AZ

Elsey and Ian | Family bonding at the races

Elsey and Ian | Family bonding


I ended the weekend with a 3rd and a 2nd overall and am tied for second in the points currently. I’m looking forward to the next race and having my family support with me at the races. IAN ROBERT’S LIQUID MILITIA ATHLETE PAGE |

Bo & Ian | Keeping warm in the pits

Bo & Ian | Keeping warm in the pits

Ian Roberts | Lake Havasu Open of Watercross 2016

Ian Roberts | Lake Havasu Open of Watercross 2016

Ian Roberts | 3rd and 2nd finish

Ian Roberts | 3rd and 2nd finish


Judging Station

Jeff Bolte WaveDaze 2016 | Masters Champ

Zack & Jeff | Judging

Zack & Jeff | Judging

Jeff's ski loaded up | WaveDaze Bound

Jeff’s ski loaded up | WaveDaze Bound

WaveDaze 2016 was another superfun Freeride event put on by the Wavejunkies and with Krash Industries holding the 2nd annual EastCoast Nationals. The attendees converge on Virginia Beach from all over the country and world to experience the good vibes and ride surf all weekend.

Mother Nature brought a mixed bag of sun, surf, low temps, wind, rain and even snow on Saturday during my ride in the comp. That didn’t stop us from getting out there and doing what we love to do! This year the raffle/giveaways/trophy presentation was held in the hotel conference room instead of poolside, but everyone was stoked to be warm after the day on the windy beach.

WaveDaze 2016 was another superfun Freeride event


Kelsey, Brandon, Jeff

Kelsey, Brandon, Jeff

I was stoked to take home 1st place in the master class in the contest. My goal is help anyone I can, keep progressing, and have fun in the surf with all my fellow freerides who love his sport as much as I do. It’s not about winning or loosing it’s about having a good time and pumping up other riders to progress.

They all want it

They all want it

The Liquid Militia gear was a crowd favorite among all the cool prizes flying around.  It was great to see the Freeride family and spend time with old friends and make new ones too! Can’t get enough of these good times!!


Jake, Jeff, Mark and Brandon | Team LM

Jake, Jeff, Mark and Brandon | Team LM

Flush Time | Lake Stop

Flush Time | Lake Stop

I stopped to ride/flush in the Potomac river on the way back, and of course it was 75 and sunny, go figure! Can’t wait for the next WaveDaze in October, see Y’all soon…

JEFF BOLTE’S LIQUID MILITIA ATHLETE PAGE |

Chris MacClugage | 2016 China Motorboat Open 1

Chris MacClugage – Team USA | 2016 China Motorboat Open

Chris MacClugage | 2016 China Motorboat Open

2016 China Motorboat Open


Chris MacClugage - Team USA

Chris MacClugage – Team USA

I remember one of my early racing heroes, Larry Rippenkroeger saying, In the past two weeks I have been on jets more than jet skis. For me this has been a tiring past two weeks. After a sad good bye to my awesome family, we set off on Sunday March 6th and headed to LAX with good friend and mechanic Josh Paddock. We were headed to China for what was to be the biggest jet ski racing event in Chinese history, The China Motorboat Open. We encountered a small set back on our way to LA, my def light came on in the Dodge and basically told me, that if we don’t take it to the dealer in 150 miles, it would drop down to 5mph max. Not a good speed for California freeways. We hit Auto Zone, and bought a scanner, which failed. But, Josh being the great thinker that he is, decided to do a hard shut down on truck(disconnecting batteries for 10 mins) and this worked and we were on our way. We arrived at LAX with plenty of time to spare.
Chris MacClugage | 2016 China Motorboat Open 2We arrived in China and met up with our host KK from Hong Kong. We really were not expecting to drive 8 hours in a car after flying for 25, but what the hell, it didn’t kill us, totally! We drove to the race location first to pick up my ski and then threw it in back of the Raptor and then set off for my Chinese sponsors shop, Sea Arrow. After the 8 hours of driving we unloaded and then went to dinner. Chinese love to eat! The next day came, and we worked on the ski and prepped it for testing. Initially we had tested for av before leaving and upon arriving we had no choice, but to use MS 109. No worries, Josh tuned it and with our Motec system, we are using a knock sensor, so we can optimize our tune! Testing went well and we were ready to race.
Race day came and went, but we didn’t race! The weather was so cold and the waves were too big (by Chinese standards) to race. So, we qualified on Saturday and I had the fastest heat, but I knew Takenoshita was going to be fast! The course was big and spread out, not very technical. So, my only hope for a win was to hole shot or for big waves, which separates the men from the boys.
Chris MacClugage | 2016 China Motorboat Open 3Sunday came and moto1 was at 9 am. The Chinese association had decided to do rolling starts, because a lot of foreign riders didn’t have experience in a traditional start with waves. It was their first time doing a rolling start, along with most of the other riders. Pretty much a fail, but they learned quickly or the next race. I started 5th and passed to second and was unable to catch Takenoshita. He rode a great race. The Second Moto came, and it was almost dark. I started second and was on Takenoshita the whole race, but waves had died and I was unable to pass him. Awards came and the Chinese association did a great job with top notch food. It’s nice to see that some people took the time to respect the requests of the Chinese association and wear formal attire! After the awards Josh had to work on the ski and swap out all the Motec parts for the advent system parts. We had sold the ski and did not sell it with the Motec system.
Chris MacClugage | 2016 China Motorboat Open 1The next morning came and we were meant to be at airport around two. But, first the customer wanted to hear the ski start on the Advent system. Battery was dead so we had to find a gas station to jump start it. We found one ski fired and we were done! Back in the car for two hours! We had stopped along the way and bought a few things, a couple tea sets for the kids and I wanted one last serving of sticky rice! (Good stuff)
We arrived at the airport, said good bye and luckily both Josh and I had rows to our selves! Score, we slept for 10 hours straight. Back in Lax and Josh had one request, and it was Chic Fil A. He didn’t enjoy the Chinese cuisine as much as i did. All in all it was a good trip and we met some really great people. Thank you first and foremost to my wife for making all of this possible! She holds down the fort while I’m racing. Second I would like to thank Josh for a great job and hard work put in. I would also like to thank my new friend KK from HK, he set this trip up and made it possible for us to race. I would also like to thank Hawk from Sea Arrow for sponsoring us with everything while in China. Thanks also goes out to Bun freestyle, Sam from Motorfield and the rest of the team.

I would also like to thank all my sponsors:
Monster Energy, 
Macc Racing
, Ada Racing, Jettrim
, Kommander, K-1, 
Skat Trak
, Jet Pilot, 
Liquid Militia
, Bell Helmets, 
Oakley, 
Ryno, Power, 
Jet Lift, 
Sea Arrow
, Maxima

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Jake Bright | Photo By: http://www.ontheh2ophotos.com

Jake Bright | Wavedaze was one hell of a trip!

Wavedaze was one hell of a trip!


I finally made it out there after missing a flight, getting bumped off a flight and sleeping in the terminal of the Miami airport. I got to VA on Friday afternoon and went straight to the water for a lil salt water therapy!

SD Missed Plane

SD Missed Plane #1

Welcome to Miami

Welcome to Miami

SMILE | Air Time

SMILE | Air Time


Saturday, we woke up to really small surf, 30mph winds and even snow coming down on the beach but that didn’t stop all of the die hard jet skiers who were hitting the water to get wet. Riders started signing up for the Krash Nationals Freeride Contest! We kicked off the contest and had riders battling the crazy conditions as best as they could. I did the announcing for most of the contest and had a lot of fun laughing at my own bad jokes, cheering on the riders and keeping the event moving! We finished up the rookies, amateurs, masters and runabout class. We started the pro class Saturday which was the largest class full of the worlds top riders, and due to the conditions we decided to finish up with all the rest of the Pro rounds Sunday!

Jake Bright throwing it down| Photo By <a href="http://www.ontheh2ophotos.com/" target="_blank"> On The H20 Photography </a>

Jake Bright throwing it down| Photo By On The H20 Photography

Mic check, 1, 2, 3...

Mic check, 1, 2, 3…


Then we did the raffle where they gave away all types of good stuff like LM T-shirts, Kavinci handle poles, flywheels, Ignitions, totes, motors you name it! We did the awards, congrats to all the riders who competed and who finished on top! And after that we hit the club for the annual after party at Peabody’s!

Jake and the legend Franny

Jake and the legend Franny

Jake & Stephan | Freeride Contest

Jake & Stephan | Freeride Contest


Sunday, the weather and waves were much better. We had an awesome time finishing up the pro contest. Unfortunately, I twisted my ankle a bit and took a loss for the weekend but I was able to walk it off and I’m only a little sore. So, now I’m determined to train harder and continue strength training my ankle! Big ups to Mick Anthony, Bruno Jacobs and Chris Grace respectively for taking out the pro class, you boys ripped it!

Jake Bright | Photo By <a href="http://www.ontheh2ophotos.com/" target="_blank"> On The H20 Photography </a>

Jake Bright | Photo By On The H20 Photography

Jake letting it hang out | Photo By <a href="http://www.ontheh2ophotos.com/" target="_blank"> On The H20 Photography </a>

Jake letting it hang out | Photo By On The H20 Photography


Saturday, go time

Saturday, go time

Good Times

Good Times

Big thanks to all my sponsors, to everyone who helped me make this trip possible and Dan Swartz for putting the event together! I had a great time and I’m looking forward to next year!

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Mexico For Spring Break | Hayden Millerick Surf Trip 16

Mexico For Spring Break | Hayden Millerick Surf Trip

Well, we ended up going to Mex for my Spring Break.

I’ve really been itching to go surf down south. This was my second time surfing in Mexico. We took a family vacation and flew to Cabo last year, we rented a car and drove up towards Todo Santos and surfed at a place called Cerritos. This was our first adventure driving into Mexico. We kinda had no plan, just loaded up the boards and headed down. We figured we could find a place to stay, or we were going to sleep in the car.

Mexico Bound

Mexico Bound

Senorita

Senorita

Rosarito Beach

Rosarito Beach

Surf Life

Surf Life


We actually ended up staying at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. It was nice! We had a nice drive with no issues either way. All the people we encountered were very nice. Americans and Mexicans, both. The food was great. We visited Rosarito, La Fonda, and Ensenada while here.


Sea God

Sea God

K38 Surf Spot

K38 Surf Spot

KM 38

KM 38

I Surfed a place called K38 . It’s the highway Kilometer 38 marker. That’s how it got its name. It has been a famous break since the 50’s and one of the best in the northern Baja region. We surfed the Point, Its a right point/reef-break with south facing underwater canyon. On the other side of the highway is a giant Jesus on the Hill, pretty sick.
The surf was 3-5 feet and great. I only shared the wave with one other person each day. The water was colder than home due to the currents that hit that area of Mexico. The Baja water is crystal clear and just amazing.We saw two whales heading north while I was paddling out, they were about 50 feet from us. One of them came up closer and scared the crap out of me, I’ve never been that close to a huge whale before it was cool to see him up close and personal like that, I must say. They are massive creatures.

K38 Surf Break

K38 Surf Break

All to myself

All to myself


I met a new friend on this trip, there was a house on the beach and their Pit bull followed me everywhere. He wanted to come back to cali with me. He followed me around and tried to get in our car when we were leaving It was hilarious.

Making Friends

Making Friends

Papas and Beer

Papas and Beer

Checking out the local vibes

Checking out the local vibes


I had a great time with my dad, We plan on going back soon and going below Ensenada next tip, can’t wait!!

Awesome spot sad to leave

Awesome spot sad to leave

Till Next Time Mexico

Till Next Time Mexico

Sunset Watch-Mexico

Sunset Watch-Mexico


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Mark Gomez | Wavedaze is the halfway point for me

Wavedaze is the halfway point on the way to this year’s IFWA tour with my new 2016 Rickter EDGE

Mark Gomez rolling out

Mark Gomez rolling out

Abraham, Jake and Mark

Abraham, Jake and Mark kicking it beach front.


My new 2016 Rickter EDGE was built brand new at the recent Pismo spring break freeride just a few weeks prior to this event, but I had some setbacks with faulty parts that kept me off of my new ski that weekend. What better way then WaveDaze to break it in, on the other side of the country before it goes to Europe. Event Promoter and good friends Dan Swartz and Landon Ward were absolute legends, really making the effort to take care of myself and Abraham Ho who also shipped his ski and traveled with me.

Kaley and Mark

Kaley and Mark fresh arrivals from the West Coast.

My girlfriend Kaley came out as well to support me since it’s only time we have to see each other on weekends at events, I’m really lucky to have her support to travel like that with me.

Riding at the event, I got my Rickter dialed in and had a great time riding with all of my friends and other riders from all over. We had decent surf all around, all weekend besides Saturday evening when it completely shut off. What didn’t shut off, was the cold wind all weekend and even occasional snow flurries on the beach! I’m from SoCal and you don’t see snow on a beach in my hood, it freaked me the hell out.

Regardless of the conditions all of my friends and I toughed it out for the love of this sport and still carried on with the contest put on by the Krash crew making the best of it all. It was a really great weekend, I enjoy meeting new riders and catching up with familiar faces. It puts the big picture into higher resolution, the more events I attend and good people there I get to spend time with. I love this sport and wavedaze is a great staple freeride event on the east coast for the cause.

Crate time

Crate time; getting that Rickter all tucked in.

I had to leave to the airport with my ski crate half packed,  Abraham is going to pack his and finish throwing the extra bits in mine thanks buddy!!

After Abraham gets both of your skis dialed in, they are off to a plane to the UK for the next stop of the IFWA tour. My next stop, before the UK I’ll be switching up gears real quick heading out to Lake Havasu for the 1st round of the USA Pro freestyle tour next weekend. Can’t Wait!!

 

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Brandon Lawlor & Jeff Bolte Wave Daze Beach Front.

Brandon Lawlor | WaveDaze did not disappoint

WaveDaze in Virginia beach Virginia is always a great event.


Brandon Lawlor and Jeff Bolte Beach Side | WaveDaze

Brandon Lawlor and Jeff Bolte Beach Side | WaveDaze

Brandon's 2016 Ride | Freeform Ski |

Brandon’s 2016 Ride | Freeform Ski |

Team mates Jake, Jeff, Mark, and Brandon tossing back a few.

Team mates Jake, Jeff, Mark, and Brandon tossing back a few.


This year was the coldest WaveDaze yet! We had some crazy winds on Saturday and a few flurries of snow which did not stop everyone who made the long and short travel plans to attend this event. Everyone pushed through the bad weather, the show must go on rain or shine. The amateurs were killing it during their contest time. It’s always cool to see all the new faces and skis filling the beach. Dan Swartz, the event promoter, and the Virginia beach Wave Junkies do an awesome job every year and this was one of the best times I’ve had. This is my 4th year in a row making the trip to VA for this event, and I look forward to attending many more in the future. The sport of Jet Ski Freeride seems to be growing every year as new people are attending events like these, and get a taste of how close and caring the Freeride family is.

BRANDON LAWLOR’S LIQUID MILITIA ATHLETE PAGE |

Welcome To The Team - Joey Mourneult

Welcome To The Team – Joey Morneault

We are proud to Announce Joey Morneault to the Liquid Militia Team

Joey Morneault is a 24 year old young gun out of Boulder City, NV. He is a Amateur Jet Ski Racer and get’s loose in the surf competing in Amateur Freeride.

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Joey Racing – Photo : BeRad

Joey Morneault

Joey Morneault

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Welcome to the Team


A few questions for Morneault

1. How did you get involved with JetSki’s?

My buddy Tyler asked me one day if I wanted to go ride jet skis after school. At the time, I’ve never ridden any jet ski, let alone a stand up. That day, I went to his house after school and loaded up his spare ski (Kawasaki JS300) we both headed down to Lake Mead and I gave it a shot. It took me 3 days of practice to learn how to turn while standing up. I really enjoyed riding because it was an easy way to stay cooled off during the hot Nevada summer heat. Tyler was nice enough to let me keep the ski for a few weeks until he left for his mission. The following season I bought a Kawasaki Sxi pro and that is when the real addiction started.

2. What was the first ski you competed on?

My first competition ski is my current ski. A 2008 Yamaha Superjet. It’s currently totaled, but it will live to see another day.

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Joey’s 2008 Superjet

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Joey’s Superjet after it slept in the surf for a week…

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Arrrhhhh……


3. Why on earth would you want to be sponsored by Liquid Militia?

A little while after I started riding I heard about Liquid Militia. I soon realized that the Liquid Militia team was made of elite riders. I eventually started meeting some of the team members at different events. All of the riders were really nice people. After my first year of competing I decided I wanted to get on that elite team. After s few years of trying I have finally made it. The LM family is the best, it’s made up of very talented athletes that are super friendly. It’s the true definition of the jet ski family, and I’m now officially part of that family. I’m very stoked to support an awesome brand with great products.

4. What keeps you going to the next event?

The people I meet and hang out with are what keeps me going. We all share the same passion and interests, and it’s always awesome to see new faces. The jet ski community is one of a kind. I’d still go to events if I couldn’t ride, I’d just go for the people.

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Nurse Nelson, Michelle from Skat-Trak, Tera Laho, Joey, Dr. Goldsworthy, Keith and Brandi of BeRad Photo (far right)

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It’s all about a good time


5. What can help grow these sports?

We could use more exposure to people that are unfamiliar with the sport. Many people don’t even know that stand up jet skis are still made. People that don’t know about the sport don’t realize what you can do on a ski or how friendly the community is. I’ve introduced a few people to the jet ski scene and they absolutely love it. I’ve never met somebody that has regretted owning a ski. We just need some exposure to show how awesome this sport is.

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6. What’s your favorite current LM item and why?

My current favorite LM item is my new pullover hoodie. The design on it is awesome and it’s super warm and soft. The design that’s on it has been offered in the past, but I waited a few months for the hoodie to come out. It was worth the wait, I’m stoked on my hoodie.

7. What’s the difference between Racing Jet Ski’s and Freeride?

There are many differences, I’d say the main one is the mindset that you have at the event. At races you are very focused because it’s a competition, that you have been training for. A freeride is much more laid back, and you’re just there to hang out and have a good time with your buddies. Even if the freeride has a competition, everyone is still very laid back. Both disciplines are awesome and the people are what make them awesome.

8. What have you learned from Jet Skiing?

I have learned that the jet ski community is the most friendly action sport community out there. Everyone is super friendly and helpful. I’ve never met a jet skier that I did not like. Other sports have egos and rivalries. Jet skiers just have smiles and good times.

9. Where do you want to end up in this sport?

I’m not sure at this time. I’ve already surprised myself with how far I’ve come. I guess if I were to set a high goal it would be to win a world title for racing or win a freeride title on a Yamaha Superjet.

10. Dream ski?

I’ve already got it. My 2008 Yamaha Superjet is all I need. It has a stock 701 in it which is enough power to do flips and barrel rolls. It will also win trophies at the race course. You don’t need an aftermarket hull to be successful in this sport. It almost seems as if people have forgotten that you can accomplish just about anything on a stock ski. I’d rather shred my stock hull to remind them that you can’t buy skill.

Welcome To The Team - Joey Mourneult

Backflip @ 2016 Pismo Springbreak Freeride

Now that you can relate a little better to Joey, we wanted to say a few lines about him from our view. Why we were stoked on adding Joey to the team; he’s an amateur, so he represents the future of this sport, which is huge. Joey is a level headed dude, he is always the same personality no matter the situation (good to have on your side). He does not have the best equipment money can buy, but still rides hard and gives it his all. He interacts with the brand on social media (keeping us pumped). Lastly he likes the lifestyle of the brand and what we represent and wants to be a part of our little chit show.

Joey’s Facebook | Joey’s Instagram

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