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.
Dylan was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, where she’s been hitting the slopes at the age of three. Jump ahead 22 years to present day and she’s still on the mountain, although she’s found that the older you get, the more it hurts. Inspired to snowboard by the driving force of all her life’s work, the American dream. In her first competition, she remembers dropping through a mess of trees and hitting the rail before almost entering a river. “I got first,” she says, “and was rewarded with a decorated Manikin head, and a mustang hubcap was hung around my neck. I was so proud.” Being a killer snowboarder is not all that makes her a BabeShredder. When it comes to getting girls to progress in the sport without fear, she is more creative and dedicated than most. This past spring, she held the first annual Mammajamma Rail Jam, an all female snowboard competition of her own creation. This is the first of its kind in her area, and it’s been a huge success, inspiring a lot of women to compete for the first time. It has beginner and advanced grouping and features to encourage riders of all skill levels to compete. When asked about the future of her sport, she says, “we will all have jet packs in the future, so women’s snowboarding will be heading to space!”
By Bayley Ehlinger
Photo: Israel Zion Shirk
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