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Wakeboarding. Kyrgyz-Style

Wakeboarding. Kyrgyz-Style

One more sport just got a Kyrgyz flavor — a new type of wakeboarding was caught on video and went viral in social media several days ago. Today Kyrgyz media is writing about Almaz Smaikulov or as his wakeboard says, SmileCoolOff. He is the one who added Kyrgyz twist to wakeboarding and made it more complex — that now requires a wakeboard, a horse and a mountain river.

In a comment to Currenttime, Almaz said he came up with the idea to make his fellow citizens more interested in this type of sports.

The whole idea is about a river. Extreme sport itself. You have rocks. You can go with or against a river flow. On the very edge. It’s wild a bit. I wanted to make my contribution and to show what wakeboarding is. It has no limits.
— Almaz Smaikulov, currenttime.tv

Almaz Smaikulov is a Kyrgyz wakeboarding professional. He is also a 3-time wakeboarding champion of Russia and a winner of numerous international contests. 

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