The Aug/Sept issue of Alliance Wake is now available and this is one you’re going to want to get your hands on. From the front cover to final crash page, most of this issue is dedicated to the double up. That’s right, we’ve got loads of big air, insane tricks, and more based on the high-flying conversion of wakes appropriately dubbed “Poseidon’s orgasm” by Danny Hampson.

The issue starts off with a big, boosy melan 180 from Jimmy LaRiche, a man who has built much of his career on hitting double ups. The is Jimmy’s first cover with Alliance and we’re stoked he connected with famed photographer Rodrigo Donoso to make it happen.

From there we take you inside the world of the best double up contest (and party) in the world. The tenth BROstock took place at Lake of the BROzarks in May and as you can imagine a good time was had by all. Nobody had a better time than JD Webb though as he returned to BRO after a five-year hiatus and took both first place and the title of Mr. BROstock.


Of course you can’t have an issue dedicated to double ups without a little history lesson. We reached out to pros past and present to get some perspective on just how the double up came to be and how much it has shaped the progression of wakeboarding.


Outside of the double ups we have a cool story on the emergence and impact of private parks. These personal playgrounds are popping up all over the place and have quickly had an impact on both the pro, semi-pro, and weekend enthusiast realms of wakeboarding and wakeskating. From the infamous private spots of Shredtown, Battle Falls, and Area 52 to the up-and-coming ride spot of the Bishop family, private parks are playing a bigger and bigger role in wakeboarding’s future.


The “No Filter” interview for this issue features none other than Brenton Priestley, the potty-mouthed Aussie who isn’t afraid to speak his mind, crack a joke, charge anything with his wakeboard, or share his love for the sport.


Cover boy Jimmy LaRiche