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Phil Soven

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Residence: Windermere, Florida

Sponsors: CTRL Wakeboards, Malibu Boats, Arma Energy, Verizon Wireless, Performance, Ethika, CTi, Virus Intl.

Number of years with Malibu: 7

Current boat: WAKESETTER 24 MXZ

Boat speed: 23.6 m.p.h.

Line length: 77.5 feet

Power Wedge setting: All the way down

Best career moment: I can't pick just one. Every time I am at the top of the podium is a highlight moment.

Favorite tricks and why: All of them. Because its wakeboarding.

An ideal day in your Malibu consists of: Calm water, warm weather and a couple friends.

Plans for 2014: Of course I want to defend my titles, but I would like to spend some time releasing a few video parts as well.


What does the King Of Wake title mean to you? King Of Wake title is a huge accomplishment that I am very proud of. It is so difficult to keep it together and be consistent throughout the entire season. All it takes is one little mistake and the title can slip right out of your hands. For me, there is no better feeling than finishing on top.


How has it been riding for CTRL Wakeboards? Great! The boards are amazing and we have a knowledgeable, creative team and staff putting their livelihoods into each product we manufacture. We have been working for the past year on bringing in new technologies and designs for 2014 and I couldn't be happier with the result. As a brand co-owner, it is extremely satisfying to see all the work we put in go to making this brand a leading wakeboard manufacturer. As we begin releasing our new products, we will be making a big push to get it in wakeboarders hands with the most advanced technologically and quality products in the industry.


Explain your experience with Wake Brothers. I wasn't happy with the way it came out to be honest. It just wasn't real life. The producer and I didn't see eye-to-eye from day one, so I knew I was in for a long ride. However, we did get a great opportunity to bring wakeboarding to the masses so I am happy with that.


What difference do you see between a 22 and 24 MXZ? Besides the obvious fact of more space, the 24 can handle a lot of weight and that creates a gigantic and long, smooth wake.


You've been with Malibu for a long time. What does the brand mean to you? Malibu is an awesome brand. They have backed me and supported me as much as I could ever ask. As a company, I feel like the brand is committed to quality and making sure everyone from me to the average customer is happy and satisfied with every aspect.

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