Battle On The Rock Battles concluded in the Hamilton Harbor, with USA finishing first, second and third.
Bermuda played host to some of the best Hydroflight Jetboard athletes in the world and it couldn’t have been a more amazing venue for Jake Orel to take home his first Championship. Orel has been on the podium many times before with a string of second place finishes but it was his incredible control and technical execution that allowed him to barely edge out the intense powerhouse that is Sean Ray. H2RO has been forced to update our nickname for Jake as he is now ‘J Smoother’ raising his Jetboard freestyle precision bar to new heights.
Regarded by many of his peers as the best technical rider in the game, Orel worked each of his runs like a world class artist, using the entire canvas from sea to sixty five feet to paint an awe-inspiring picture for the captivated crowd. It took his flow and ability to string together combos seamlessly, to edge out the most powerful rider in the field Sean Ray. Ray was a beast from start to finish in Bermuda and will be a force for a long time to come.
Third place saw Hunter Verlander give us his first competition quad on his Jetblade Scorpion. Verlander was on his game landing his biggest combos well above the water and packing his runs with incredible flip variations. Ashton Beukers crushed it here in paradise finishing just off the podium but leaving nothing left in the tank. His shear exhaustion after his final run as he lay on his back on the dock symbolized the incredible level of competition, effort necessary to make the final rounds, and love he has for the sport.
Battle on the Rock Top 8