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Watch the show aka. the premiere of CRAFTED SECONDS.
With all the video parts and results of this wakeboard video contest. 
Get some popcorn, grab a beer and enjoy some wakeboard action!

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riders and their video parts

Quique Cornejo x Jinxo Films

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Home: Gava mar | Homecable: OCP | Stance: Regular
3 things I like: Techno, Ice Cream, Girls haha
Rainy session or summer days: Hot hot days

Samy Kautner x Felix Weise

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Home: Sonthofen | Homecable: Wasserskilift Allgäu | Stance: Tight

3 things I like: Beer, reading the BroCode, roadtrips and campfires
Music on a Roadtrip:
Dope Lemon songs

Katinka Buiting x Max Halm & Tom Frank

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Home: Apeldoorn, probably the most boring town in the Netherlands | Homecable: Burnside Cablepark | Stance: Goofy
3 things I like: Ice Cream - always, chilled mornings with nothing to do, first ride of the season with no wetsuit
Music on a Roadtrip:
a summer vibes spotify playlist or something. Don’t ever ask me to pick music haha

Leon Illenseer x Crew

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Home: Steinberg am See | Homecable: WildWakeSki | Stance: Goofy
3 things I like:
Butter, Butters and the sound of my wakeboard when it slaps. Place I want to live at for a year: VWC (Valdosta)

Philipp Burkhart x Rebeca Nagel

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Home: Dahn | Homecable: Wakeport | Stance: Regular
3 things I like:
Morning sessions with a good crew,
Traveling, watching Netflix on rainy days

Place I want to live at for a year:
Somewhere in Australia

Konni Lehndorff x Nicklas Dorfer

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Home: Kempen | Homecable: Triolago | Stance: Regular/skinny
3 things I like:
talking about wakeboarding, enjoy little things, sleeping
Music on a Roadtrip:
Minimal techno with good melody

Leon Aulbach x Crew

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Home: Landshut | Homecable: Waketoolz Wakepark | Stance: Goofy 6/6

3 things I like: Dogs, Sleep, Photography
Music on a Roadtrip:
Crawling after you - Bass Drum of Death

the Results 


Leon Illenseer x Crew
the story of what it takes to go winching and a video that proves what is all possible on street spots - and how good and easy  you can make it look. Top that with some stylish tricks at the cable and a well put together edit and you've got your first place.
Nothing more to add. 


Konni Lehndorff x Nicklas Dorfer
combine heavy tricks on hacked obstacles with hype editing, oh and jump straight down a 9 meter tower  and you get your second place. 
Talking about heavy tricks - that front roll to blind might be up there for best cable trick of the year - and not only in this contest. 


Samy Kautner x Felix Weise
the edit, the wakeboarding. This video wants you to go wakeboarding right now - the vibes in this edit, the style that comes with Samys riding. Just an overall awesome edit mixed with some insane tricks. 
Third place for this one.


Samy Kautner x Felix Weise
an award dedicated to the best produced video part - filming, editing as well as the vibes of the video. 
This video part stands out with it's filming - the camera angle, sound - the editing - v
No other video part sends over these wakeboard vibes as much as this one. 

the first ever wakeboard video contest is a wrap

"what a year, what a crazy year.... good we had wakeboarding through 2020.
 Keeping us all alive somehow. 
In the end of 2019 we started thinking of doing a wakeboard video contest because we had the feeling real video parts were missing in the current pace of wakeboarding. 
To be now here one year later - with the premiere of CRAFTED SECONDS 2020 is just insane. All the invited riders absolutely killed it and have made a statement with their video parts - they all put something out there that will be remembered, for sure! 
We are just hyped how this contest aka. project turned out.
Much love to everybody involved. Cheers and maybe see you next year to round 2 ?! "

- Sven

the contest

We want to give video parts a bigger spotlight and maybe even push riders to get back into creating video parts that are worth the name.

We invited 8 riders with their filmmakers to produce their best 100 second video part!
They had 4 months of filming and editing before the videos needed to be sent in.
This contest is about taking the time to create something that will stick,
something that is worth the name video part.
A contest that is about pushing the creative part of wakeboarding.


the judging

To achieve a fair and really meaningful result our goal was to let a bunch of pro riders and people of the industry rank and vote the video parts. Every judge was able to give up to 10 points for each video part - all the points were count together to rank the first three places. 
The judging considered the overall impression, riding as well as the editing. 

With this all being a non-profit project we were more than hyped that this many riders from all around the globe were ready to help support this project by taking their time voting  - so thank you! 

We guess with this being the panel of judges - the top three spots really have a meaning and the winner can be proud, calling himself the first winner of CRAFTED SECONDS.


thoughts behind the contest

for us sessionismore, creating video parts always have been the thing we wanted to do. But even we got into the video situation that's happening right now. Everything needs to be shown immediately, with Instagram the hectic of uploading became a thing. There is no more taking time to create something. No more shooting the whole season, trying a trick 100times until the shot is seriously good, no holding back off the footage to come up with a video part that is worth the name. With that, wakeboarding went missing something.

So we want to give video parts a bigger spotlight and maybe even push riders to get back into creating their video parts.
Video parts expresses each athletes riding the most. Video parts are about creativity, about bangers, about style... about a concept behind a video, about a team that wants to put something out there that will be remembered.

it’s about taking time to produce something that will stick!

that's why we are introducing "crafted seconds" - a wakeboard video contest by sessionismore. 

support for this project

with all this being a non profit project, where it is only and truly about pushing wakeboarding - we are hyped to say that 100% of NISSAN Europes support is directly going to every invited team to help produce their best video part and into our prize pool for the top three spots!

So thank you NISSAN. For supporting this. For seeing the potential in wakeboarding. For pushing our sport further. THANK YOU. 

And to every one of you reading this:
have you ever thought of taking your next roadtrip in a NISSAN ? Check their website or local dealer to find your wakeboard car - throw in your stuff, take your friends, turn on your music and head out for a wakeboard road trip!