Earlier this year we took a trip to V.P. of Body Glove, Billy Meistrell's Tiki Shack in Parker, Arizona. Took the whole BG wakeboard team. Spent a few days down there. Did a lot of photoshoots and video.
On one of the days Billy took us to a part of the river down by the dam and there is a cliff where you can jump off. So Rusty Malinoski, Jeff McKee and Daniel Doud climb up the hill to the cliff. Rusty and Daniel were the first two to jump off the very top. Which had to be 40' or more. It was fucking high. So high that when you jump there is so much time in between from the jump to the landing that you have time to freak out and regret that you went. When those guys hit the water the sound was crazy. It sounded like they hit solid ground. After seeing those guys go Greg Browning just walked up and jump without a thought. He had a bruised ass for over a week because of the impact.
Greg and I hiked up a hill to get a top view shot of the guys riding by. Greg wanted to rent a helicopter to shoot from but the cost was insane to rent one. So it was plan B and a crazy hike up a hill and then back down. This is a shot of Daniel Doud carving as he went by.
The last day of shooting. The previous day I was wake surfing and as I was surfing I fell off and my hand got tangled in the rope. I ended up breaking two fingers so I was shooting from the boat on the last day instead of holding on in a tube with a water housing and getting some close up shots of the guys riding.