Sal Masekela and TSO Studios Take Wake to the App Store with New App for iPhone and iPod Touch

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TSO Wake presented by Sal Masekela gives users unprecedented mobile access to step-by-step written instruction and video from the best wakeboarders on the planet.

The School of Wake is like nothing else out there. TSO has officially changed the game by taking everything you need to progress and putting it directly in the palm of your hand.

Sal Masekela and TSO Studios announce their TSO Wake App, an action sports how-to video app available exclusively on the App Store for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Masekela, long-time ESPN television host of both the Summer and Winter X Games, said "The School of Wake is like nothing else out there. Imagine a kid shredding when he sees another kid stomp that perfect trick. With the TSO Wake App, he can learn how to do it from the top riders in the industry right there in the boat. TSO has officially changed the game by taking everything you need to progress and putting it directly in the palm of your hand.”

The TSO Wake App comes preloaded with beginner, intermediate, and advanced trick sets (28 tricks in total) presented by TSO pro Corey Bradley, and users can add additional Pro Sets from other top riders through In-App Purchase. The initial list of names Masekela announced for both current and future Pro Sets goes beyond impressive:

  •     Harley Clifford: 2010 Nationals Champion. 2010 TransWorld Rider of the Year. 2009 King of Wake.
  •     Parks Bonifay: The name says it all. A living legend and the most recognizable face in the sport.
  •     Steel Lafferty: Best Trick at 2010 TransWorld Wake Awards. First ever to land a wake-to-wake toe 1080. TransWorld Coming Up Award 2010.
  •     Reed Hansen: 2010 Nationals Wakeskate Champion. 2010 Worlds Champion. 2010 Wakeskater of the Year. 4-Time World Champion.
  •     Drew Danielo: World Wakesurf Champion. Five times and counting.

Other top riders signed to the TSO team and slated for Pro Sets include Ben Greenwood, Trevor Hansen, Andrew Adkison, and Kevin Henshaw, with even more heavy hitters to follow as TSO continues to announce their arrival on the action sports scene.

Every trick in the App includes written step-by-step instructions and a video breakdown showing the trick at full speed and then a second time at half speed with on-screen text incorporated at key points to remind users what the pros are doing and when they’re doing it. All videos are stored within the app so there's no waiting for clips to stream or load, the perfect scenario for users to take TSO Wake with them everywhere.

TSO’s proprietary 5 Light Progression System™ with integrated video delivers the proper foundation needed to master tricks at every level. All pros have their own techniques and tips for landing tricks and TSO gives users unprecedented mobile access to instruction from the world’s best – on the dock, at their favorite winch spot, or even in the boat.

TSO Wake is partnered with MasterCraft Boats, the premier boat manufacturer and maker of the MasterCraft X-Star, the ultimate boat in wake; and Buywake.com, the leading online seller of wakeboard equipment in the world.

The TSO Wake App is available for $3.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, or at http://www.itunes.com/apple.

The School of Wake is in session. Ride TSO.

ABOUT TSO STUDIOS
TSO Studios is a recently formed new media company specializing in action sports how-to video apps for mobile devices. TSO Wake is the company's first product in their series of action sports based instructional apps. TSO is represented by ROAR, a Beverly Hills-based talent and brand management company with offices in Nashville, Atlanta and New York.

ABOUT SAL MASEKELA
The often imitated but never duplicated Sal Masekela is the long-time host of both the Summer and Winter X Games on ESPN as well as an avid surfer, skater, and snowboarder. Sal joined Team TSO in the summer of 2010 bringing his vast experience in the action sports world as well as an overwhelming enthusiasm for helping riders improve their skills. Masekela is represented by ROAR, a Beverly Hills-based talent and brand management company with offices in Nashville, Atlanta and New York.

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