Travis Belsito • Bret Little • Braden Ioi
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.
We’ve made it to our third device media volume set. Not to belittle the ones that came before it, but this one might be the best one yet. DMV 3 begins with Travis Belsito’s session at this janky pole jam. This spot is a really cool place. The top pool is a freshwater lake and the landing pool is a salt water channel that feeds into the Gulf of Mexico. Travis Belsito was the first and last to shred this unique pole jam to drop this day. After he stuck this huge pole jam front shuv behind Andrew Fortenberry’s loaned winch, said winch got pulled from its mounted stakes and made a run for it and rolled off the cliff salty depths below. The day ended with a crew of us fishing the winch out from the bottom of the canal and dropping the flooded winch off on Andrew Fortenberry’s front porch ringing the door and running.
The second photo for this volume set is of Bret Little styling out one of his signature switch frontside boardslides. This photo and memories along with it are already classics to all the guys involved. This shot has a really warm feel to it inside and out because the whole day and session around it. The image was captured in the beginning of November the tail end of the riding season in Texas. The weather was beginning to cool down in central Texas and this mission was probably the last winch session where the boys would be skinning it and trying to get footage for the film. It was David Roehm, Collin Gee, Aaron Reed, Andrew Roehm, and Bret Little that all took their last winch mission together for the year. Andrew would be going down south of the equator the following month, Collin would be taking it to the sky finishing his skydiving certification, Dave would be escaping away to the Mountains in Colorado, Bret would be preparing and going off to get married to the love of his life, and Aaron would be welcoming his newborn baby boy into the world, we all had pretty great winters ahead. It was a cool day just sessioning a fun spot and putting a nice close to the 2015 season for this central Texas crew. It’s hard to say how many more moments like this will be captured with this whole group involved pushing each other and Texas wakeskating, but it’s safe to say none of the guys would want anything more than a few more photos like this one and the memories that come along with them in 2016.
To wrap up this third DMV we have Braden Ioi throwing this monster of a switch back 180 down the Goodyear gap, named after the Goodyear tire factory in the background. This beefy drop alongside a salmon ladder that sits on a shallow creek nestled in the forest somewhere in the middle of Ontario, Canada. For this tough spot you have to weave your way through a curvy creek before you get enough speed to clear this long gap and its long extending shallow landing of jagged rocks and cement shelves. This spot’s size and difficulty really can’t be stressed enough. Goodyear even bested Yan Lecomte on this day from landing his trick, a man known for destroying heavy spots. Braden managed to overcome the odds and get a couple solid clips from this classic Canadian spot with style and ease.