Matti Buys • David Roehm • Yan Lecomte
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.
The second volume for our device media wallpapers starts off with South Africa’s finest Matti Buys. In this particular photo Buys and friends find themselves outside a little local church right across the bay from Anna Maria Island on the gulf coast of Florida; home to some of the best wakeskaters in the world. Buys was shown this hidden little gem from local shredder Travis Belsito. Lucky enough to sneak in a few quick hits across this perfect little ledge Matti and friends enjoyed one of his chillest sessions of his whole U.S. trip on this quiet Sunday evening. The sun pierced through the low hanging trees to splash Matti with just the right amount of light where everything else is draped in the shadow of the overhanging oak trees. This stylish frontside boardslide shove out was stomped perfectly as church goers gawked while on their way out from Sunday evening mass. Luckily they were in high holy spirits after their congregation and gave Buys and company a little more time to skate the spot before they sent the crew on their way.
From the quiet little church pond on the coast with blue skies and salty breezes this next photo featuring David Roehm takes us to a very different place. This shot captured in the middle of November in Texas where David Roehm and other locals from the Austin area gear up to hit a spot that only gifts itself to wakeskaters for only a couple days after extremely heavy rains. Shrouded in thick clouds and misting all morning the boys find an opening to hit this seriously sketchy spot. Nestled in the hills surrounding urban Austin, Texas this graffiti gap is about five and a half feet tall depending on the landing pool depth and is a solid twenty feet or so long. On top of all that the ride away is extremely narrow and shallow making Roehm have to thread a needle on his landing or else he is slamming into some hard limestone. Sometimes with wakeskating it’s about doing something super technical and complex down a simple drop, and other times with wakeskating it’s about letting the drop do the talking and just keeping it simple. Here Roehm showcases the difficulty and danger of a demanding spot by keeping his riding simple. That’s what this Istudiomo wallpaper demonstrates the stripped down elegance of wakeskating at a gritty and dangerous spot.
This final photo of this second installment of Istudiomo’s device media wallpapers takes us to Ontario Canada, a few hours outside Toronto, where Yan Lecomte hops tall fences and dodges water authorities to shred this steep wallride. Wallrides are the pride and joy of winch wakeskating. Few spots symbolize the versatility of wakeskating and also show the ingenuity of wakeskaters quite like wallrides. These are the sorts of spots that literally drop people’s jaws when they walk up on you shredding these dams. Most wallrides you see people shredding are mellow transitions with mellow bottom pools giving people ideal conditions to session the spot. With this steep wallride Yan is ripping all the water is quickly shot down the slope of the dam and driven deep under the surface churning up foam and causing the water to be really soft at the surface making it difficult to get a comfortable edge or pop into the wallride. It is no surprise though that these less than favorable conditions did not stop Yan from absolutely destroying this spot and stacking some of the heavy clips captured so far for Istudiomo.