Slingshot signs Zach Schneider to the National Wake Team!

Photo by Courtney Wilson

Slingshot, FIRST IN FLEX WORLDWIDE, is proud to announce we have signed Zach Schneider to our National Wake Team.

Lucky enough to grow up in the Pacific Northwest, Zach has been able to take advantage of one of the nation’s best mountains, rivers, and a ridiculous amount of skate parks.  He’s been snowboarding on Mt. Hood for ten years, wakeboarding on the Willamette River for eight, and rolling around the state on his skateboard hitting parks like Oregon’s most famous Burnside, under the bridge, all the years between.  At sixteen he landed a job working for Active Water Sports, and since has spent the majority of his summers riding and coaching.  In the spring of 2010 Zach stepped up to the challenge of spending a year in Florida at the Projects, training alongside some of our industries finest rail coaches like Nate Perry, Brian Reeder, Marc Rossiter, and Clay Fletcher.  This year he’s bringing it all home to coach and continue training at Active’s very own private wake park, Koppert Lake.  Hurry up and book a lesson!  We hear his slots are filling fast.

Welcome to the family, Zach!

Check out Zach and the rest of our Wake Team at

Youri Zoon RECORDED – EPS 1 – Search For Shape



Youri just won the first two PKRA world cups of the season. Watch how he spent the winter to get in shape for 2011.

Winning doesn’t come easy, and it can be stressful when things don’t run smoothly. “When I arrived here in Australia, I really wanted to push it and train hard, but then you get back on the water, and it’s just a lot of frustration!”

This first installment shows the true grit and determination that Youri has gone through to make him one of the top riders in the world!  Defiantly worth watching for those super sick combo freestyle moves at the end…

Youri Zoon another “1st” place podium! PKRA Morocco

Hey all,

Sorry for the late update. Internet in Morocco wasn’t really good haha.
It’s been already a couple days after the comp and i got back home yesterday, good to be back home for a bit before leaving again.

I got into dakhla a bit before the comp to get used to the spot and train a bit as well.  On the down wind side of the Camp is a amzing flat water spot were the wind is just perfect and the water dead flat.Doesnt get any better for freestyle than that…   In the comp I had some hard heats , 1st and 2 round against Dominican rider and after against Andy Yates. In al my heats i just had to go 100% and i made  it into the final of the singles.   I was not really in a mood of giving it a way!  In the final I had a good heat against Alex pastor.  I did some combo’s,  power tricks, and switch tricks which leaded me to the win in the singles.

In the doubles I knew it was not going to be easy, because the level at this moment is so high.  If you make 1 small mistake your out.  Even though I won the singles I could still be 2nd overall.  That didn’t happen I was up against Andy Yates  again in the final , my was was perfect, I guess one of my best heats ever!!! Again I did a lot of powerd tricks , combo’s, and switch tricks.  Landed also a power mobe to wrapped.

I am super stoked on my 2nd win of the year and will try to keep it up this way till the end of the year.

Thanks to all for the support!



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