World first: wakeboarder towing with Savage Aircraft!

This is a must see for all Savage lovers: a unique and exciting shooting performed by our German dealer Tom Huber (Savage Classic) with his wife Hilde (Savage Cruiser), along the Po river in Italy this summer.

Not only can the Savage tow gliders and banners, but also ski riders (already performed by Tom Huber as well), and as world first, a wakeboarder!

Watch the amazing trailer here!

The multiple German champion, European- and World Champion in cable wakeboarding, Bernhard Hinterberger, once more delivers unique and spectacular pictures. The shoot, which took place on the 652 km long river Po – the longest river in Italy – definitely proved that wakeboarding is not only fun in combination with boats or waterski lifts and that being towed by a “Savage” lightweight airplane is just as entertaining.

Bernhard Hinterberger’s comment, when asked about this once-in-a-lifetime experience, was: „The biggest challenge was the extreme speed at which the plane pulled me across the water. Wakeboards are normally meant for speeds of around 30 to 40 km/h, but today we never went any slower than 80 to 100 km/h, as the plane needs a lot of speed to stay in the air. Because wakeboards aren’t built for such speeds, the board started to bend. This is due to the high frictional resistance. When you are going this fast you can’t even use the board’s edges because the water is as hard as rock. Riding behind the „Savage” lightweight airplane at such terrific speed certainly was an unforgettable experience!”

See this Video and look forward to the November Version of the Aerokurier magazine.