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Old    Drew Gibson (tribute)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-10-2008, 9:30 AM Reply   
I was just wondering the best way to get sponsored. I live in Dubai, UAE and just want to know what the best way to get noticed is.
Thanks
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-10-2008, 9:40 AM Reply   
Keep posting on wakeworld!
Old    Drew Gibson (tribute)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-10-2008, 10:06 AM Reply   
like what, pics, videos. that type of stuff. or just asking questions
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-10-2008, 10:10 AM Reply   
just be active and influencial in the wake community. Get to know the local shops, and the board reps.
Old    Tim (suckbuthavefun)      Join Date: May 2003       09-10-2008, 10:16 AM Reply   
I think the main thing is that you learn how to spell SPONSOR!
Old    Trapper (canucked)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-10-2008, 10:16 AM Reply   
Be really good at wakeboarding
Old    Drew Gibson (tribute)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-10-2008, 10:22 AM Reply   
Thanks.
whats wrong with the way i spelled it? its the exact same way as you:P
Old    Drew Gibson (tribute)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-10-2008, 10:25 AM Reply   
Do any of you guys live in the Middle East as well. or just North America?
Old    Jeremy (jsweat)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-10-2008, 10:35 AM Reply   
if you live in dubai try to get to know all of the people at the liquid force factory and see what you can do for them just build relationships
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-10-2008, 10:36 AM Reply   
Being really good at wakeboarding helps, but its not always necessary.

Research local events. Do you guys have boat shows? Offer to work the booths for a board company, learn the products, and help them sell.
Old    Drew Gibson (tribute)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-10-2008, 10:56 AM Reply   
Ya we do, but i think im too young to participate seeing that i'm only 14. but thanks for the great advise, really helpful.

Im trying to land a fs 540 but i just can't get it. i can fs 360 and almost do it backside. Is there any tricks that will help me spin faster or pass the rope easier?
Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       09-10-2008, 10:56 AM Reply   
Jeremy, I don't think Tim's point was out of line...I know that when reading through resumes, I immediately toss applicants with several blatant grammatical errors simply because that points to a lack of attention to detail. From a sales perspective, communication skills are the key, and so I would think spelling sponsor with an 'e' might hurt his chances. That said, we all make mistakes, but having someone proofread your correspondence might not hurt :-)
Old    Drew Gibson (tribute)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-10-2008, 11:03 AM Reply   
oops, my bad. haha that is embarrassing. but im only 14 so cut me some slack
Old    Jeremy (jsweat)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-10-2008, 11:06 AM Reply   
i understand yea he misspelled it in the title but spelled it right here in the convo. either way i apologize my response has been deleted so there ya go it just seemed he could have said it in a nicer way or maybe givin him advice on how to get sponsored. not just immediately cut him down.
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       09-10-2008, 11:42 AM Reply   
start by taking off the gloves when you ride, unless you want a glove sponsor. Just messin with you kid.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-10-2008, 11:50 AM Reply   
Drew,

Get on a tramp that will help you learn the rotation. Going form 3 to 5 or 5 to 7 a lot of people will spot there landing inbetween 180s which is just a force of habit. Tramp training will help you learn the rotation.

Also I suggest building a handle pass trainer. It's basically a Wake Handle attatched to a bungee cord then to a gallon milk container full of sand. Practice passing that, as your pass it, turn your body in the other direction to increase the speed of the passes. This builds muscles and muscle memory to get the passing down.
Old    Drew Gibson (tribute)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-10-2008, 11:58 AM Reply   
ok awesome, so on the trampoline should i use a type of board, like a skateboard or my actual wakeboard. Andy wat spin are u doin in you pic, its awesome
Old    Drew Gibson (tribute)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-10-2008, 12:00 PM Reply   
dude jason u have the Malibu Wakesetter VLX. thats like my favorite boat how is it
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       09-10-2008, 1:36 PM Reply   
I don't have a VLX anymore. I used to but I sold it once I bought my condo. My buddy has an 07 VLX though so I get to ride on his every weekend. Its the sickest boat I've ever ridden on. I've yet to ride on a new X-star so I know people want to compare VLX vs X-Star vs SAN. I've ridden on plenty of boats and the VLX is by far the best wake I've ever ridden.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-10-2008, 4:23 PM Reply   
Drew,

On a tramp I would try to get your hands on a Guru Tramp Board they ar great for tramping and wont hurt your tramp. I use a old wakeboard that I cut down, filed down then wrapped in foam. It works pretty goot.

As for the picture, That is Mid Toe seven. Thanks for the props on the picutre!
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-10-2008, 5:57 PM Reply   
**HIJACK** Andy, do you know the dates for your trip to shred the Pow at Bachelor. Alex and Rob C are both instructing this winter so you should get hooked up with passes. **HIJACK OVER** Sorry
Old    Drew Gibson (tribute)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-10-2008, 9:38 PM Reply   
Sweet, i checked it out online and couldnt find too much on it. what about the B2 Bounce Board. would that work as well?
Thanks a lot for your help
Old    Drew Gibson (tribute)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-10-2008, 9:40 PM Reply   
thats awesome. i wish i had that boat. Its hard to get boats out here cause you have to order them all the way from the states. But thats the boat im hoping to get when we go back to Canada
Old    Arun Frances (poon)      Join Date: Dec 2001       09-11-2008, 11:08 AM Reply   
Network and make yourself known. Bottom line... Sponsors want exposure and they want people buying their stuff. You need to be influential enough so that people will want to support the companies that you are sponsored by.
Old    Keith (hawaiianstiln)      Join Date: Oct 2004       09-11-2008, 2:25 PM Reply   
you don't have to be good at boarding to be sponsored. I'm an advanced rider (only have 5 diff inverts, etc..) and have been sponsored by CWB (team faction) and now Ronix. I'm not sponsored because of my riding...Well, it helps! CWB sponsored me when I lived in Hawaii because I was trying to help out the community in the islands and push CWB. It's not how much they can give me....But it's really how much I love the company that sponsors me and how can I help them out. If they push me a board, bindings, rope/handle, clothing every year, then great. But never expect it. Just be happy to help a company that you believe in. The free stuff usually comes about. However, I don't expect it (ever). Hope this helps
Old    Drew Gibson (tribute)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-11-2008, 2:43 PM Reply   
ya it does. Thanks for the awesome info, this really helps
Old    joe lugo (joe_l)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-12-2008, 5:14 PM Reply   
hmmm well just have fun and go to contests. work hard.
Old    shaun Moore (shaunm000)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-13-2008, 10:58 AM Reply   
Get in good with a local shop. Help your local rep sell and demo product. Dont act like your the best rider on the planet, be humble. The rest will come.
Old    Drew Gibson (tribute)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-20-2008, 7:34 AM Reply   
Hey guys. I just want to tell you that im getting sponsered by the place were i ride and i MIGHT be getting sponsered by the hyperlite dealer for Dubai but im gona have to wait for that one. Anyways thanks to all of you for your help, all ur advise was awesome and ive really learned alot
Old    Larry Taylor (cwbrider1)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-20-2008, 1:03 PM Reply   
SPONSORED!
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-20-2008, 1:13 PM Reply   
TRAMP BOARDS you say? try this thread out. seems a lot of people have been talking about 'em http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/1/625114.html?1221705614}
Old    Jack (element8456)      Join Date: Feb 2008       09-20-2008, 5:48 PM Reply   
Has anyone tried a bounce board there a lot cheaper?

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