Double-Up: when the wake boat driver and the wakeboarder work together | Photo: Rockstar Energy Drink

The double-up is one of the most spectacular maneuvers in wakeboarding. It requires a lot of training, timing, and coordination between the wake boat driver and the rider.

What's a double-up? In wakeboarding, the double-up is the brief moment when two wakes form a single wake. It is usually more than three times the size of a normal wake, and it will send the wakeboarder higher than in a regular air trick.

Actually, a double-up can launch a professional wakeboarder up to 20 feet in the air. The double-up is a rare combination of skills between the driver and the wakeboarder. It's pure teamwork - the boat goes straight, curves around and goes back into the original rollers.

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Will Green: a devoted Christian and a fantastic wakeboarder

Will Green, a 23-year-old Floridian wakeboarder, has passed away in a water sports accident in Carters Lake, Georgia, USA.

The winner of the 2015 USA Wakeboard Collegiate Nationals was riding doubles with another rider, but an attempt to jump over Green ended up in tragedy, as the other rider's board hit him violently in the head.

The wake champion was a devoted member of the Cohutta Springs Youth Camp where he was serving as a wakeboard instructor when the accident took place.

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Harley Clifford: ready to storm the MasterCraft Throwdown | Photo: MasterCraft

The MasterCraft Throwdown 2015 line-up has been announced. The event marks the return of wakeboarding to the X Games for the first time since 2005.

Harley Clifford, Mike Dowdy, Danny Harf, Rusty Malinoski, Massi Piffaretti, Aaron Rathy, Bob Soven, Shota Tezuka, and Freddy Krueger will storm Millennium Park, in Grand Rapids, on August 8th.

MasterCraft Throwdown will pit the biggest names in the sport in head-to-head, single elimination heats where athletes will be scored on their biggest and best tricks. The competition will deliver the largest single-event prize purse in the history of competitive wakeboarding.

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