Sports | September 4, 2016 4:00 am

Wakeboarding Without a Tow in the Philippines

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a “cable park,” it’s likely because you haven’t decided to waterski or wakeboard for a living. But it’s OK; now you have RealClearLife to fill you in.

Basically, it’s a competitive water-park course that is lined with overhead cables (like you might see on a trolley car). Instead of having a motorboat lead them around as would normally happen, waterskiers and wakeboarders can grab a tow connected to a cable and the cable—which is driven electrically—will take them for a ride. Got it?

Below, 23-year-old South African Chris Rogers—known for his wakeboarding, snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding, and BMX riding skills—takes to a cable park in the Philippines for some electrifying runs.