Wing First Woman to Land 720 in Comp
In 2007 Amber was the first female wake boarder to land a 720. A trick only one other female rider has accomplished since then. Fast forward a year later to the harsh desert conditions and 115 degree temperatures at Firebird Lake in Phoenix, Arizona. Amber Wing makes history again, and lands the 1st ever 720 by a female wake boarder in competition.
“The feeling that rushed through me was that of landing a trick for the first time,” said Wing. “I have been wanting this day to come for so long. It was better than I ever dreamed it was going to be!”
She qualified for the finals with the second highest score of the day. Wing had her sights set on a podium finish. After two solid passes with the Mastercraft X Star Pro Tour edition boat. Amber lined up for 1 more jump. On her way back to the dock in the women’s finals she showed us a bonus trick can really boost your score if you land it clean.
Amber did that with a massive toeside 720 and perfect landing. Throwing her arm in the air, Amber accomplished what she set out to do this year on the women’s pro tour: to push the level of riding and show the world that women’s wakeboarding is stepping up to new levels.
Photos: Greg Weatherall and Oakley