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Old     (KyleRSA1989)      Join Date: May 2018       07-21-2018, 11:22 AM Reply   
Hi guys,

Does anybody know what happen to Phil Soven?

He won nearly everything but vanished off the scene?
Old     (cmurr)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-21-2018, 4:13 PM Reply   
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Hi guys,



Does anybody know what happen to Phil Soven?



He won nearly everything but vanished off the scene?


I heard he went back to school and gave up the wake life, but would also be interested if somebody had an update.
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       07-22-2018, 12:49 PM Reply   
He got burnt on ctrl so he quit the game and went to law school
Old     (TimesNewRoman)      Join Date: Feb 2018       07-22-2018, 3:32 PM Reply   
Gossip, I like it!
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-23-2018, 8:43 AM Reply   
I don't know him that well so I won't pretend to know what's going on in his head, but Phil was a first place or nothing kind of guy. Maybe he knew that his time had run it's course and wanted to move on to the next thing. He's a smart and ambitious guy.
Old     (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       07-23-2018, 10:42 AM Reply   
Phil is a smart guy and I'm sure will be successful with whatever he ends up doing. Like most professional riders, the question is: "After your career is over what do you do in this industry?" Not a whole lot of money in the watersports industry. Sales is not for everyone. Riders typically represent the sponsors that supported them to keep the lifestyle going. But even that sometimes is not enough to raise a family. If he went back to school to be a Lawyer, that was probably the smartest career move he's made yet. That will keep him riding the rest of his life.

Hahn
Old     (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       07-31-2018, 8:38 AM Reply   
Oh no not another lawyer. Go to med school we need more of those guys.
Old     (KyleRSA1989)      Join Date: May 2018       08-05-2018, 11:05 AM Reply   
Thanks guys! Always interesting to hear the inside indo.
My question is then, how do guys like Harley Clifford, Steele Etc maintain this “perfect”life?
Rich families or board sales keep them afloat? Seems like they get free fuel and trips all over the world all the time?
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       08-09-2018, 3:12 AM Reply   
The sad fact is that unless you’re in the top 5 you aren’t ****.

I know 3 pros who have moved on from professional riding, one leveraged their experience on pwt for a career change. The other 2 became sales reps for their respective brands. But they all had to find other work while riding professionally, like waiting tables.
Old     (Ttime41)      Join Date: Nov 2011       08-09-2018, 12:42 PM Reply   
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Thanks guys! Always interesting to hear the inside indo.
My question is then, how do guys like Harley Clifford, Steele Etc maintain this “perfect”life?
Rich families or board sales keep them afloat? Seems like they get free fuel and trips all over the world all the time?
Don't forget thats social media is a highlight real, not a representation of reality

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