DROP (video)

DROPDROP is deceptively short, with an abrupt end (you’ll be warned) but it’ll leave you wanting more. It’s packed with some big Wakeboarding action, and a few nice arty shots – courtesy of the sun which decided to poke out of the clouds on a cold day of February 2013.
Featuring some close-up Fronts from WAKEimperial rider Ant, some Fives and Half-Cabs from wakeboarding member Jan … and some action from the rest of the Imperial College London student wake club crew as well !
A big thanks to Jake for all the shooting and gear, and those who got involved.

Watch DROP – WAKEimperial



Rodolphe and Rob both nearly landed tantrums during this session, too.

A couple of years ago, Ant brought his camera and told people “if you want me to take special pictures, let me know“. Of course, he meant “specific” instead of “special” but it was too late: his mis-use of the English language got him a few good laughs and, being French, a  reputation of being salacious that would stick for years to come.

Well, on the 24th of October 2012, the WAKEimperial team got together to shoot what really qualified as a “Special Picture”. The idea had been around the club for a little while ago (possibly sparked after Ant bragging about his antics at the staff party at one of the wake club he used to work at), but it had always been dismissed. This year, after a few drinks, the idea was thrown out again and this time, excitement was visible. Plans were immediately made … it was already too late to chicken out. The buzz was there, there was even visible excitement and expectation on the club’s Facebook page a few days before the session.


A few new members also did their first lap on that day

So after a few trial shots the camera was set up, a volunteer was found to press the shutter at the right time, the brave IC wakeboarders proceeded to take off their kit — observed by some amused bystanders — and got ready for the shot. Ant modestly kept a towel wrapped around him, but once he had hit the water — there was no hiding. A couple of laps, two Raileys, and the special shot was taken. The Imperial College Wakeboarding Club ‘s history was written.
It is also worth mentioning that the operators purposefully stopped the cable, thus forcing Ant to do a 25m swim in the rather cold water, in the nude. Thanks boys !

Anyway, it was a good laugh, nice to see everyone showing a bit of bravery. There was also some solid progress shown by our new members for this third session of the year. As usual, the £4.5 Burger+Drink, the 2-4-1 drink deal, the Sauna and Jacuzzi nicely concluded this epic session !

INSIDE OUT (video)


Some of the riders features in this video

INSIDE OUT is a short video of a typical WAKEimperial session, on a weekday evening. We drive a minibus from the Imperial College Union – Beit Quad – to our local wakeboarding venue: JBSki. This video was shot in May 2012 with a good mix of old-time and newbie members. As you can see, we don’t just pull out big tricks all the time, we also spend a fair bit of time falling our boards, “progressing is falling” or so they say …

We had the idea of shooting the same trick from the bank of the lake and from a helmet cam, to combine it all. So you can be a spectator and the hero … all at the same time !

This video is dedicated to the old wake members for their dedication to this club, and for all the newbie wakeboarders which keep the club alive.
Shred on !


Video: TOO MANY P.O.V.s

The Point Of View of a rider hitting a sliderShare 3 minutes of the life of Ant and Tim –WAKE Imperial riders. See the wonderful world of Wakeboarding through their eyes…

This video is dedicated to the president of the Imperial College Wakeboarding Society, Danielle “Nuttyer-than-the-Nutter” Barnes, in hope that she will recover soon from her rather violent encounter with the yellow slider featured in this video

The editor also wishes to apologise for the poor choice of soundtrack and rubbish quality of this edit which was done in a rush before heading into uni!


Hoodie (Background) tone

Dark, mid-tone or light background hoodie. Mid-tones gives best contrast with a 2-colour logo…


An example on a Dark background


An example of mid-tone background


An example on a light background

WAKEimperial : Writing

Here are a few options for writing the text underneath


WAKE in outline


2-Color text


2-Colour, inverted text


Single-colour text (for very light or dark-coloured hoodies)

Hoodie colour

Here are some random examples of hoodie colours.  Of course we can use virtually any colour the Hoodie manuafacturer has on offer.

Yellow Hoodie

Purple Hoodie


Blue Hoodie


Black Hoodie

Some Details

Some other minor parameters:


Outline-only for the Zebra crossing


Wakeboards not painted with secondary colour


Helmets painted in secondary colour, Bindings have Hoodie Colour, etc.