Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

PLEASE LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES. WEAR A VEST EVERY TIME!!!

A couple days ago I was out riding with Scott Stewart. It was pretty cold so I was just messing around, having some fun and my BS 5 was not going so well. I was turning the last 180 really late and having some trouble with it. I figured I would just grab the next one to speed it up and problem solved... Right? Keep in mind before I tell this next part, I wear a vest 99% of the time I ride. It was cold and I was wearing a wet suit so I did not for some reason this set. No excuse and a very Bad Idea. So I cut in for the BS 5, grab the board and........... The next thing I realize is I am 180 upside down in the water looking up at my board and light at the top of the water. Not such a bad thing, just swim up and wait for the boat to get back, Right? Thats what I thought untill I try to swim up and my whole body is not working at all, its just fuzzy and tingling but not moving. Panic time. So I still had a whole breath and am looking at the top trying not to panic. I actually am floating up slowly so going through my head is " you still have a whole breath, your slowly going up, the boat has got to be back soon, dont panic and save your breath.". The closer I got to the top of the water the more my hands were starting to move. By the time I hit the top Scott was very close, I was yelling to get back but my hands were only slapping the top of the water. Scott pulled me on the platform and it took a good couple mins to get my movement back in the whole body. It had to be the scariest few mins of my life, first thinking I was going to drown, then wondering if I the lack of movement in my body was paralysis. I have to thank Scott for getting back so quick and his calmness when I was boarder line freaking out.

The whole time I was under water I was trying to keep it calm but so many thing were racing through my head. 15-20 seconds feel like hours. As bad as it was I was so very lucky that I was not winded or came out of my bindings. I would have been floating away from my board to the bottom not even being able go give a fight. The closest thing I could compare what my body felt like was, a head to toe dead arm with no movement what so ever.

WEAR A VEST

CHAD

Friday, December 25, 2009

Bob Soven Clear Lake

Bob took a quick ride the other day out at clear lake. He is riding really good. This is from the same day as the Jimmy and Adam Vid.

Bob Soven Clear Lake from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.



Music, Artist- Say Hi to Your Mom Song- Sweet Sweet Heartkiller

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Adam Errington & Jimmy LaRiche

The other day I went out and rode with Jimmy, Adam, and Bob. Jimmy and Adam rode doubles and looked like they were having a good time playing horse. We were at Clear Lake. I should have Bobs up in a couple days.

Adam & Jimmy from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.



Music, Artist- Empire of the Sun Song- Walking On a Dream

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Could be Fun

Untitled from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

OUCH!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Projects Fun

We went out to the PJs the other day to do some riding and found some fun after we were done. Always a good time there.

Projects Fun from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.



Music, Artist-The Traveling Wilburys Song-End of the Line

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Brandon Thomas & George Daniels

Brandon Thomas & George Daniels from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.



Music, Artist-Main Flow and 7L Song-Permission to Speak

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Brian Grubb

The weathers finally good again so we have been on it over the last couple days riding and filming. Yesterday I rode with Grubby, BT, and George. Today I rode with Bob, Jimmy, Wats, Adam, and Henshaw. I will have more clips over the next few days.

Brian Grubb from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.



Music, Artist- The Whitest Boy Alive, Song-Burning

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

We are taking the day off riding today, filming tomorrow. Stay tuned for some new riding up soon.

Thanks for checkin in.
Chad

Rusty's Place

Yesterday I went over to ride with Rusty, Trevor, Ben. Gotta love Florida we only had vests on. Haha

Rusty Malinoski, Chad Sharpe, Trevor Hansen, Ben Greenwood from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.


Music- Artist-Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Song-The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Funny

This is pretty funny if you have seen the Parks Doc. If you have not seen the real one yet, please do. Its sick.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Stuff Soon

Sorry about not having anything up new. The weathers been real bad but its looking up soon.stay tuned.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

OUT OF THE POND

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thank You

Thanks to everyone who sent in music ideas. There is def a lot of great ideas that I will be using. Keep em coming.

Thanks
Chad

Made Some Adjustments

I just made some adjustments to my vimeo account and the vids should be streaming alot smother. Also for those of you have not noticed if you hit the older post button at the bottom you can view clips from all summer long check em out theres some good riding.

Thanks for checkin in
Chad

Monday, November 2, 2009

Chris O'Shea

I got some footy of Chris O ripping right before he headed back to Aus.

Chris O'Shea, Late October from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.


Music- Artist-The Whitest Boy Alive Song-Burning

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wake Jam

Here are some shots from the qualifying rounds on Saturday from Wake Jam in Winter Haven FL. There was some sick riding. I did not go Sunday.

Wake Jam Double Up from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Adam Fields ripping

Adam and Bob came over the other day to shoot. I have not rode with him very much and was blown away at how good he rides. check it out. This was one set.

Adam Feilds from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.



Music- Artist Marv Ellis Song- The Moon and Its Sun

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bob Soven's Trifecta

Bob and Adam came over today and Bob landed his new trick the Trifecta. Its a front roll to crow. Super sick

Bob Soven's Trifecta from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Funny

Whats Up.

So I have been doing alot of video blogs and not so much writing on the page. So heres what I can think of. Danny Harf and myself had Bdays this past weekend and was alot of fun. Thanks everyone for joining the fun. It has been somewhat cold and windy over the last couple days so the lake has not got much use but its looking up in a couple days. Watson and Chris O built a fun rooftop rail on the lake. The EPA has been all over my ass for the big ass kicker so we had to take the top off till things cool down. Thanks a lot to my amazing neighbor for the constant calls to them. Dean Smith is headed back to Australia tomorrow. Im headed to Rustys prob Thursday if the weather gets better to do some shooting and hopefully to the PJs later in the week. Thats all I can think of for now.

Thanks for checkin in
CHad

Sunday, October 18, 2009

New Wassie Rail

New Wass rail from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.


Music Artist- Bright Eyes Song- Another Travelin' Song

Saturday, October 17, 2009

CBK boys

This is some footy at a demo with CBK

ChadSharpe South Holston Lake from Terry Bailey on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Music Ideas

If anyone has any music ideas i would love to hear em. Leave a comment or hit me up on sharpechad@yahoo.com .

Thanks
Chad

Yannick Thibault, Oliver Derome, Chad Sharpe

We have been playing hockey alot together so they brought there wakeboards over to ride after this day.

Yannick Thibault. Oliver Derome, Chad Sharpe from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.


Music
Artist-The Pharcyde Song- Runnin

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Watson, Jack and Rusty. Hiawassiee

The boys messing around on the lake.

Jack, Watson, Rusty from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Friday, October 9, 2009

French Canada

Olie and Yan are headed over now to do some shreddin. I should have the vid up in a day or so.

Stay Tuned.
Chad

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tampa Trip

The other day we made a 7 am trip to Tampa. Heres what we got

McCormick's Tampa Cable from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.


Artist- Blue Öyster Cult Song-Burnin' for You

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cable Riding

Yesterday Wats, Reeder, Webb, Oshey, House and myself went to the Tampa Cable Park on a early morning mission. They let us ride hours before opening and even put in a ski. Sick day. We filmed the whole time so I will have it up tomorrow or the day after it took so long to get through the footage and theres some fun stuff.

Stay Tuned and Thanks for checking in.

Chad

Monday, October 5, 2009

Rusty Malinoski & Kyle Rattray

Rusty Malinoski & Kyle Rattray from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.



Artist- The Misfits, Song- The Haunting

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Old but funny

SOME RIDING THIS WEEK

Hiawassiee Sept 09 from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.


Music- Kid Cudi & Ratatat, Alive (Nightmare)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Golfing

I went out to Clermont to golf with the boys today and on #9 Parks hit a 130 yard shot and dinged Danny in the back. We were on the floor because Danny actually ran from it but ran right into the landing. so funny. I just loaded a bunch of footage and will do some more editing tomorrow.

Thanks for checkin in

Chad

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Trevor Hansen

Trevor came over for a ride the other day. This is one ride.
I took a little vacay and am back filming more vids up in the next couple days. I got some footy to edit.

Trevor Hansen HD from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.



Music- Social Distortion, I Was Wrong

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tube Kicker fun

Untitled from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.


Music-Van Halen, Jump

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dont Forget To Vote

The 2010 readers poll. Dont forget to vote for your favorite rider. http://wakeboardingmag.com/features/2009/08/18/2009-readers-poll/

Tube Kicker fun

Shots by Shane Bonifay

chad sharpe bombing out off a wakeskate front flip in between tubes from pointless on Vimeo.


bob soven wakeskate kicker to bomb out. from pointless on Vimeo.

Flying to Romania

Im headed to Romania for Malibu tomorrow. Im bringing the camera gear and really stoked to check out the riding scene there. I will keep the site posted with photos and vid from the trip. Stay tuned. I also had a little party yesterday and the boys were having a little fun. Check out this photo hopefully vid to follow soon.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

2009 Worlds Finals

Worlds Finals OWC from Chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Worlds Results

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 – FINAL RESULTS:

Pro Men – Final #1
1. Aaron Rathy CAN 87.50
2. Harley Clifford AUS 85.00
3. Andrew Adkison USA 84.50
4. Rusty Malinoski CAN 81.50
5. Danny Harf USA 61.50

Pro Women – Final #1
1. Dallas Friday USA 92.75
2. Nicola Butler GBR 91.00
3. Amber Wing AUS 74.25
4. Melissa Marquardt USA 72.00
5. Raimi Merritt USA 71.00
6. Meagan Ethell USA 50.00

Pro Wakeskate – Final #1
1. Reed Hansen USA 75.00
2. Stuart Shinn USA 66.67
3. Brandon Thomas USA 58.33
4. Brain Grubb USA 43.33
5. James Balzer CAN 33.33

Jr. Pro Men – Final #1
1. Mitch Langfield AUS 92.50
2. Daniel Powers USA 82.75
3. Steel Lafferty USA 81.25
4. Nick Galotifore USA 71.50
5. Bob Soven USA 63.50
6. Jacob Valdez USA 58.50

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Photos from the summer

The finals of the worlds will be up later tonight or tomorrow am. sorry about the delay on the vids but I have been busy getting ready for this contest. Here are a few photos. The first 4 are from Australia when we were filming for Billabong. The next 2 are this gator in a winch spot. The clear blue water ones are from the Ronix catalog shoot. You can click on the images to make them bigger.

Chad









Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Stuff Soon

Expo was pretty busy but the boys are coming over to ride today. I will have some new stuff up very soon.

Chad

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rusty Malinoski's 1080 in Reno

Here it is in full quality. Congrats Rusty.

Untitled from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Parks Documentary Trailer

Parks Doc

Don't miss the fun this Friday/doors open at 8pm, all ages. Hard Rock Live/City Walk. Orlando FL

Fish Eye

I got a new wide angle today for the camera. I will try to get some shots over the next couple days. I think we are going to drag the kicker out today or tomorrow if the rain stops and session it.
Stay Tuned
Chad

Monday, August 17, 2009

PWT STOP#5 RENO NV

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 – PWT: STOP #5 RESULTS:
Pro Men: Final #1

1. Phillip Soven USA 93.00
2. Rusty Malinoski CAN 85.50
3. Harley Clifford AUS 84.00
4. Danny Harf USA 77.50

PWT #5 Reno from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rusty Malinoski, Trevor Hansen and Chad Sharpe

I went to ride over at Rustys the other day. Trevor and Rusty were killing it.

Rusty Malinoski, Trevor Hansen, Chad Sharpe from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Yachtsurfing, Wakesurfing


I was out in Washington last week and Bill and Lizzy Baxter took us out on there yacht for a amazing day of surfing and food. It was one of the most fun days I have had this summer. We were out with the whole crew such a great day.

Wakesurfing 60 foot Boat from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Jack's got a new camera

Jack Blodgett picked up a new helmet cam today and took it out to the Projects. The footage and editing is sick. Thanks a lot Jack for lending it to the site.

Chad

Blodgett Projects from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

WAKESTOCK FINALS

The riders in order are Bob Soven, Harley Clifford, Arron Rathy, and Phillip Soven.

1st Aaron Rathy
2nd Phillip Soven
3rd Harley Clifford
4th Bob Soven

WAKESTOCK FINALS from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kyle Rattray, Trevor Hansen, Phillip Soven

These 3 stopped by the house the other day heres the vid, Kyle rode first, then Trevor, followed by Phillip.

Kyle Rattray, Trevor Hansen, Phillip Soven from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Portland Double Up Contest

I just left Portland and am headed up to Bow Lake. There was Wake Jam Double Up contest yesterday down town Portland. It was a good event. Danny Harf won with a TS BS 7, Daniel Watkins was second and I took the third spot. I am headed up to the team challenge to do some driving today I will keep you posted on the results.

Chad

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Brian Hutton, Sam Thomson, Jarrod Askew, Chad Sharpe

This was also from the same day as Harleys. Its really hard to find a 6min song so I cut it in to two. The riders in order are Brian Hutton, Sam Thomson, Jarrod Askew, Chad Sharpe. We rode behind my Malibu and the wake is massive. These guys are ripping.

Thanks for checkin it
Chad

Brian Hutton, Sam Thomson, Jarrod Askew, And Chad Sharpe from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Harley Clifford

Whats up. I have been at home for the past couple days, and Harley, Hutton, Sam Thomson, Jarrod Askew, and myself went riding yesterday. The conditions were amazing and my wake was massive. I had to cut it into two vids. This one is Harley, he had a lot of hammers. Thanks for checkin in.

CHad

Harley Clifford from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Home for a few days

I am back at home for a few days. I put the boat in today and will get some footy all week for some new vid posts.
Thanks for checkin in
Chad

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Louisville PWT #4

SUNDAY, JULY 19 – PWT: ELIZABETHTOWN RESULTS:



Pro Men: Final #1

1. Phillip Soven USA 95.00

2. Harley Clifford AUS 91.25

3. Aaron Rathy CAN 83.75

4. Dean Smith AUS 70.00



Jr. Pro Men: Final #1

1. Bob Soven USA 94.25

2. Mitch Langfield AUS 93.25

3. Daniel Powers USA 80.75

4. Steel Lafferty USA 72.75

Louisville PWT #4 from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Friday, July 17, 2009

video

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dean Smith

Dean came over the other day and we did one ride with chase boat. He is rippin.

Dean Smith from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

More Photos










These are a few photos I have taken over the past couple months.

A Few Shots












These shots were taken by Bill Ward. The shots are from the past couple months.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Home for a few days

The riders in order are Jack Blodgett, Chad Sharpe, Chris Oshey, Dean Smith, Troy Mackey.

More Hiawassiee from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Friday, July 3, 2009

New Stuff Soon

I have been filming in between the bad weather we have had this week. I should have a new vid up in the next couple days.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Knoxville PWT #3 Finals

Theses are the finals from Knoxville. Andrew Adkinson, was first to ride followed by Aaron Rathy, Harley Clifford and Danny Harf.
Pro Men Final – Heat #1
1. Aaron Rathy CAN 97.00
2. Harley Clifford AUS 85.25
3. Danny Harf USA 83.00
4. Andrew Adkison USA 74.75

Knoxville PWT #3 Finals from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pointless Crew

The riders in order are Watson, Ruck,Shane, Chris O, Chad, Danny

Pointless Crew from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pro Tour stop#2

This is the finals of the pro tour stop #2, Andrew rode first, Harley rode second, Phillip rode third, and Rathy rode 4th.
1 Aaron Rathy 93,00
2 Harley Clifford 90,00
3 Andrew Akdison 79,75
4 Phillip Soven 77,25

Pro Tour Wisconsin from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Random

I thought this was kinda funny

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Scotty, Troy, and Chad

Heres some footage of last night. The sun was going down so we just got a quick ride in before dark


Testing out the new camera from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Camera on the way

I ordered a new hd camera today and it should be here tomorrow. The quality of the videos should be going up here really soon. I got the Canon hv40 and its looking like a pretty good choice. we will see.
Its been a pretty good week of riding. Weathers been good. I will have some new clips up soon.
Thanks for checking in.
Chad

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Reed Hansen

This was all done in 2 rides and i missed a bunch of tricks to. Reed is real good.

Reed Hansen from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ronix Team Shoot

Im at the Ronix team shoot right now. I have been getting some vid and shots to post really soon. I should have some new stuff friday. Thanks for checking in.

Chad

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Watson, Dean Smith, Myself

Working on getting a new camera real soon so hopefully the quality will improve.

Watson, Smith, Sharpe from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Watson's the champ

Feet on fire was yesterday. Watson footed his way into 1st and Parks was 2nd

Monday, May 25, 2009

Feet On Fire

Feet on fire is tomorrow at Clear lake. It starts at 10am. I will bring the camera and grab some of the footy. Crawfish party was yesterday also on Clear lake. What a great time. The event got cut short due to massive rain. lucky I brought the boat and we headed under the bridge to keep it going.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Billabong OOTP shots







I was going through some old photos and found theses from the Billabong shoot at the Projects. All these are in Out of the Pond, and it will be out very soon. Premiers are going on all over the country. I will be at the Dallas one during the first pro tour. The shots are Grubb, Wats, and myself

Monday, May 18, 2009

Picts



Here are a few photos I found from a little while ago,

Feet On Fire

Feet on Fire is scheduled for this coming tuesday. Should be fun.

Bad Weather

The weather has been bad over the past couple days so no photos or vid to post. It looks better as the week goes on. Just catching up on things. I had to put a new tranny in my truck today. Man thats expensive. If the weather gets better I will have some new stuff soon. Thanks for checkin it.

Chad

Friday, May 15, 2009

ATL for BILLABONG

I in ATL for the Billabong Out Of The Pond Premier. We are heading over there at 7ish. I will take some photos. Im working on getting the video feed in better quality.

Chad

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hiawassie Rain day

Untitled from chad Sharpe on Vimeo.

Looks like another good day

Just headed out on the lake. Its calm again, should be good.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Here's a new trick from Shane Bonifay












This thing is cool looking.