Wakeboarding gains momentum with Austin BabeShredder Competition!
BabeShredder, the social movement for female board sport athletes, held its largest competition August 8th at Quest ATX cable park in Austin, Texas. With sponsorship from Hyperlite, Rockstar, KIND Snacks, Elevated Clothing and City Surf Fitness, hundreds of spectators came out to cheer on the female riders. Six cash prizes were awarded to winners followed by a sponsor raffle and social hour at the park.
The event was equally impactful in encouraging advanced and beginner riders to progress their skills. “BabeShredder is a movement,” said founder, Ash Hannig. “Our events inspire passion, encouragement and learning amongst female riders to increase interest and participation in board sports. Stay tuned, BabeShredder has big plans in the works for events and activities coming up next season, “ she added.
Access all event photos here.
Photos by Murphy Raine Photography
When learning to land new tricks on your snowboard, wakeboard, skateboard, or surfboard your core strength and balance must be in sync. Here are three easy workouts using the Bosu ball that will improve your ability to land a trick even on your weakest attempt.
Round Abouts: a simple maneuver that strengthens and engages your core and balance to withstand even the most awkward landings.
Leg Lifts: strengthens your ability to remained balanced throughout a trick while your weight is being shifted.
Steady Squats: when attempting a trick we never approach from a straight standing position. This movement engages and strengthens the muscles needed before exploding into your trick while focusing on keeping your core strong.
The wave: shred report by your community board captains