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It’s been a busy year for Danny Hampson. Heaps of traveling, tons of riding and filming, and a huge personal achievement: buying his first home. (Due to all the travel, he hasn’t been home to work on the place since he bought it in April.) All the long hours and hard work has paid off. The Floridian has had some big wins (Wake Games and Nationals) and he’s put together a new edit that has the entire industry talking (“Graceland”). Since he was passing through California, we took the opportunity to sit down and get some insight on everything that’s been going on in Hampson’s life.
It began as an idea. A pipe dream, really. Three years after her first conversations about an all-women’s video project, wakeboarding superstar Amber Wing’s dream has materialized. And it’s more than she imagined: she spread the word to her fellow athletes and they bought in, a 10-episode web series followed, and now a full-length, all-women wakeboard film is a reality.
There’s nowhere quite like Los Angeles. It doesn’t have Aspen’s trees or Brazil’s jungles or Barcelona’s architecture or Munich’s floating MegaRamp, but none of those places have a “scene” quite like LA. It’s a place where – at least for four days – the sun was always out, the stars were always in attendance, the streets were always packed, and the parties always went late. And fortunately for the X Games crowds, in the homeland of Hollywood, the drama was ever-present.