Device Media Vol. 1
Cole Kraiss • Nick Robinson • Ollie Moore
Device Media Volumes are a way for Istudiomo enthusiasts and supporters to take a little piece of the film and its production along with them. With specially designed wallpapers for various different devices there isn’t a platform that can’t be sporting a beautiful Istudiomo background. New Device Media Volumes will be released with the growth of content on the site.
This first wallpaper takes you to the swamps of the Suwannee River basin where Cole Kraiss is captured during a session in Nick Taylor’s flat bar pond. The pond is nestled beneath a sprawling oak tree that looks like it came straight out of Disney’s ‘Tarzan.’ There’s no warming up or slow starts to these DMV’s. Cole Kraiss right off the bat for Vol. 1 firing off fierce frontside boardslides with style and ease. We forgot to mention that Kraiss also did a 270 shuvit into this frontside boardslide as well, making the photo all the more deserving of your device’s background. From the photograph you can’t tell the difference between a simple boardslide and highly technical bigspin boardslide, but that’s just how talented Kraiss is. If you don’t keep a close eye on Cole you’ll miss what makes many of his tricks so difficult, this silent shredder makes it look way too easy. Situated above Kraiss in this photo is the landlord himself, Nick Taylor, awestruck by Cole’s flawless execution of this absurdly technical maneuver.
This is Salty Fresh, a spot name for the salinity of its waters. At this spot the top pool is fresh water and the bottom pool is denser salt water. The benefit to this change in water type stems from the different effects fresh and salt water have on your wakeskate. On this particular day the tide was was about as low as it can get and the Salty Fresh Dam was the biggest anyone there had seen it before. This provided Nick Robinson with the unique opportunity to put the denser more buoyant salty water to work. Being from South Beach, Florida Robinson is no stranger to salty sea water and knows how to get the most out of it. With sea water being denser and more buoyant it can help pop your tricks higher. Knowing this Nick braved the tall Salty Fresh Dam and ollie’d up first try with no issues.
M Gap is possibly the most iconic spot in wakeskating. It’s distinct shape and sizeable drop make any trick down it pretty impressive. The popularity of this drop has brought wakeskaters from all around the world to session it for nearly ten years now. When a decade has passed with the best wakeskaters in the world constantly trying to land something new at this spot, it makes innovating at M Gap extremely difficult. This put a heavy weight on Ollie Moore’s shoulders when he rolled up to the infamous drop. Knocking out a couple basics right away Ollie began trying some highly technical tricks down the six and a half foot drop. Taking painful slam after slam Ollie was getting beat up by M Gap, he figured it was time to switch it up. Quickly following his shift in direction Ollie stuck a flawless switch stance frontside shuvit a tall order at this even taller spot; walking away from M Gap with something new and different at this storied spot.