Nick Taylor Dominates at 2nd stop of Byerly Toe Jam Tour
Orlando, Fla. – The sport of wakeskating took another step forward today at The Projects outside of Orlando, Florida for stop number two on the Toe Jam Wakeskate Series to determine which rider would win the Rockstar Rail Jam title.
37 Riders ripped the glassy waters in the world’s most progressive rail park and the level of riding is progressing faster than ever. After a heated 16-man head-to-head battle, the final four consisted of Ben Horan vs. Reed Hansen and Nick Taylor vs. Brandon Thomas.
Hansen was solid on all the rails, but most notable about his riding today was the fact that he stuck three 360 flips and three backside big flips throughout the rounds, helping send him to the final against Nick Taylor. Taylor’s final run was near flawless with a kickflip, boardslide big spin off the Nike 6.0 incline, switch back lip on the Rockstar flat rail, varial flip, frontside flip, backside flip and back lip shove off the Nike 6.0 incline.
Hansen’s final run came complete with his signature line of 3-shove, varial flip, backside big spin, frontside flip, kickflip – and he followed that up with a back lip shove off the
Rockstar flat bar, switch boardslide shove and a switch front board. However his deadly streak of 360 flips came to an end, with Hansen picking up three falls before time ran out, making Taylor the standout rider.
Taylor pulled off a repeat today as the Rockstar Rail Jam champion and is at the top of his game. “To be able to ride that good in front of everyone is the best feeling,” Taylor said. “This event had a classic Toe Jam vibe that has been there since day one. Just another fun day on the water at the Projects with super good conditions, nice flat bars and inclines. It’s great to be back riding with everyone and having fun, that’s what it’s all about.”
The next event on the Toe Jam Series will be the Rockstar Wake Jam at Nautique headquarters outside of Orlando, Florida on June 5-6. The fourth and final event, the Rockstar Cable Jam will be July 3-4 at the Orlando Watersports Complex. For more info, photos and results go tobyerlytoejam.com. For more info on The Projects, go totheprojectspark.com.
Scott Byerly would like to thank Rockstar Energy Drink and O’Neill for their undying support of the Toe Jam as well as Nike 6.0, Hyperlite, Arnette and Sea-Doo. "Without these guys, there would be no Toe Jam as we know it and a lot of them have been behind it since day one.