Chairmen of the Board

Liquid “skatepark” makes waves at Tempe Music Fest

Remember when skateboarding was sidewalk surfing and corporations were evil? Never say never, brah.

The Red Bull Wake Lab wakeboarding event drops into the dimpled waves of Tempe Town Lake, making every feeblegrind you’ve seen actually that. It’ll be raining tricks and kicks all over this fun box, ’cause the floating “skatepark” engineered specifically for the event features a state-of-the-art pulley system that will tow each of the wakeboarders over and across the 16-foot wallride/quarterpipe with sliders, an elevated pool, and hand and transfer rails. Watch 30 national pros, including X Games gold medalist and five-time tour champ Parks Bonifay and Valley champ Larry Taylor, come to terms with gravity and griptape.

Epic, dude.

Wake Lab is held in conjunction with the Circle K Tempe Music Festival, and admission to the latter is required.


Fri., April 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Sat., April 4, 1-6:30 p.m., 2009
 
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