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Old    hannah (cwbx993)      Join Date: Feb 2007       01-26-2008, 1:26 PM Reply   
im a freshman in highschool and for a project we have to do a report on a career that interests us. Does anybody know of some good or interesting careers in wakeboarding(besides going pro)
Thank you
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-26-2008, 1:34 PM Reply   
owner of boat dealership, boat manufacturer, board manufacturer, accessories, etc. Designers in all those fields. Just think of everything that goes into each product that you own that you use to wakeboard from the boat to laces on your bindings...
Old    Andrea Ensminger (parkgirl)      Join Date: Nov 2001       01-26-2008, 1:45 PM Reply   
If I were to have a career in the industry I would want to be:
head of marketing/advertising/ web design; team management, event coordinating and/or product design. Just some more ideas for you!
Old    Josh Busby (joshbuzz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-26-2008, 2:16 PM Reply   
Andrea had some good ones!! Being a rep would be nice to, I'm pretty jealous of Brian at Hyperlite, or Justin at Slingshots job, they travel around, meet people, ride, and sell an awesome product!!

And they're some of the coolest guys out there!!
Old    Randi Evans (wakesnow1)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-26-2008, 3:06 PM Reply   
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-26-2008, 3:36 PM Reply   
other than marketing and journalism side there is the boat manufacturer engineer. Thats a cool project for a freshman class.
Old    Lauri H. (soak_up_the_sun)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-26-2008, 3:36 PM Reply   
Along Andrea's line, I would like to sign up as "team mom". I guess you could call it team management and event coordinating, and/or chief cook. That would be a great job, and I would be great at it.
Old    Bill Sloan (bill_sloan)      Join Date: Nov 2007       01-26-2008, 4:08 PM Reply   
I wish I was 15 again. Just to be able to decide on a different career path.
Old    Mike Isler (isler)      Join Date: Apr 2003       01-26-2008, 6:52 PM Reply   
There is always photography and cinematography.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       01-26-2008, 8:10 PM Reply   
Cable Park ?
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       01-26-2008, 11:08 PM Reply   
I'm with isler on this one.
Old    AtTheLake (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-28-2008, 1:18 PM Reply   
I think the most common would be on the retail side at a board shop, marina, or boat shop where you could be sales clerk up through management positions. Also could be writer, editor, or reporter for the mags. David Williams also seems to have a pretty cozy job in the industry!

Travel is cool when you are young, but it gets old after a few.
Old    Andy Nintzel-NautiCurl Wake Shaper (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-28-2008, 1:58 PM Reply   
I got a good buddy that is the managing editor of wakeboard magazine I can hook you up with him if you need to interview any one for the project.
Old    Adam Levitt (alevitt)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-28-2008, 2:44 PM Reply   
I'm the editor of SBC Wakeboard Magazine, Canada's leading wake publication. Let me know if you have any questions. And I've been a wake photographer for about ten years as well.

Old    Da MOOSE (da_moose)      Join Date: Feb 2004       01-28-2008, 2:53 PM Reply   
you can make boards !!!!!!!
I had a Class in "How to Make Surfbords" In High school.
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       01-28-2008, 2:56 PM Reply   
Since we are on the topic....Anyone looking for a 25y/o C.P.A. that could also ride/compete in the expert division? Haha.
Old    Todd Kruisselbrink (needwake)      Join Date: Nov 2005       01-28-2008, 3:16 PM Reply   
hijack on/ Adam, do you know John Bryja? I play hockey with him (tonight actually)
/end hijack
Old    Ryan Lacefield (26lacefield)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-28-2008, 3:24 PM Reply   
i think it would be really fun to be a rep. for a boat manufacture or a board manufacture. besides when they are out for 3 months of boat shows.
Old    John Brine (mnwakerider)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-28-2008, 4:00 PM Reply   
I started working as a sales clerk in a pro shop and now moved into web sales/development. Its a definite and realistic path. If you want some info shot me a line and I can help you out with anything!
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-28-2008, 4:01 PM Reply   
i think it would be fun to be a team manager/rider...silas thurman has probably one of the sickest jobs out right now...

he's ridin and basically a babysitter for all of the nike 6.0 babies...raw...
Old    Karl De Looff (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       01-28-2008, 5:22 PM Reply   
I build engineered wakeboard lakes.
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       01-28-2008, 6:58 PM Reply   
I think its safe to say that anything in the industry which involves being on a boat as a job is probably killer.


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