Nearly 10 years after the last Double or Nothing Contest, Red Bull is bringing back the big double up event this month! With the help of legendary rider Parks Bonifay, he decided now is a better time than ever to hold the popular event once again. “The wakes are bigger, the riders are better and the sport is ready to be changed again,” he said.
11 of the top contenders in the wakeboard industry were personally invited by Bonifay himself. Each rider will have the opportunity at six double ups to put down their best trick. This stacked list of riders includes:
- Jake Pelot
- Tyler Higham
- Cory Teunissen
- Shota Tezuka
- Rusty Malinoski
- Danny Harf
- Guenther Oka
- Nic Rapa
- Tony Iaconi
- Brenton Priestly
- Steel Lafferty
Active Water Sports reached out to a couple of the riders to get their reaction after receiving the invite.
“Wakeboarding is the only board sport where you get the most credit for doing a hard trick off the smallest jump. I would rather see any trick done off the double up than wake to wake. Needless to say, I’m excited to hit the big jumps that Parks dishes up!!!” – Danny Harf
“This event is about to bring a breath of fresh air into wakeboarding. We’ve gone too long without a double up contest and what better way to do it than with the legend himself, Parks Bonifay. This is also a huge honor to be invited. I watched all these guys smash double ups when I was younger so now it’s my turn to take a stab at it! Keep your eyes peeled, we’re about to go up!” – Guenther Oka
The Red Bull Double or Nothing Double Up Contest is going down on Tuesday, September 1. The footage from the event will be released on Tuesday, September 8.