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Wakesites and Slingshot Launches Design Your Ride!

Wakesites and Slingshot Design Your Ride Contest involves participants in the design of a special edition Slingshot wakeboard graphic for 2009

San Diego CA February 09 2009 Wakesites today announced it has teamed with Slingshot Sports and Friend2Friend to launch an exciting contest that gives participants a chance to Design Their Ride! Wake enthusiasts and other creatives can participate directly in the design of a Special Edition Slingshot wakeboard graphic for 2009! Submitted designs will be featured on MySpace and Facebook via Friend2Friends ProductPulse social media application enabling widespread visibility voting and commenting for all brands involved.

ProductPulse is a social application that allows users to give their quick take on things. Users vote on products and give their opinions which then circulate among their friends and the crowd. In the Design Your Ride contest users will be able to select their favorite Slingshot wakeboard design write comments and share with friends. As a result these creative designs will receive tens of thousands of votes and expose Slingshots line of cool wakeboards to millions of Facebook and MySpace users.

Participation is easy. Get started by going to Wakesites Design Your Ride and then download the official template. For those not interested in submitting designs they can vote for their favorite design at Wakesites and enter for a chance to win the Special Edition Slingshot wakeboard! Voting is also available directly to members of social applications like Facebook and MySpace who have installed the ProductPulse social application.

When designs are submitted Wakesites ensures they meet the predetermined design guidelines and then displays them on Facebook and MySpace providing excellent brand and product exposure for Slingshot.

This is a great opportunity for us said Paul Nobles Founder and CEO of Wakesites. Social networking and user generated content are two of the most important themes playing out online today. To be able to leverage those trends in a wakeoriented social media campaign aligns perfectly with our vision of creating a dynamic online community of wake sports enthusiasts.

Slingshot is thrilled to be a part of such a unique social media program said Mira Kwon Marketing Director at Slingshot. We recognize the growing importance of engaging our customers in the communities where they hang out onlinethats increasingly on sites like Wakesites Facebook and MySpace. Were looking forward to checking out some cool board art soon and selecting the 2009 Special Edition design winner.

Slingshot Wake will review submitted designs and their respective votes and make the final decision on the winning design. The design winner and a randomly selected voter will receive a Slingshot wakeboard with the winning Special Edition graphic.

About Wakesites

Wakesites is a community for wakeboarding and wakeskating. Riders Media and Industry provide wakerelated information and opportunities to the community and collectively help grow wake sports. Founded by Paul Nobles and legendary rider Josh Smith Wakesites was built for riders by riders. Wakesites provides a place for companies involved in the sport to show their products and services and interact directly with wake enthusiasts. Wakesites partners with rider operated companies determined to expand the excitement and appeal of wake sports.

About Friend2Friend

Friend2Friend connects people and products across social media. Its portfolio of social applications on Facebook has engaged over 1.5M users. Over 11 million recommendations on 50 thousand products have been shared to date on ProductPulse Friend2Friends premier social application. Friend2Friend also helps bring brands and retailers into the conversationactivating advocates seeding products targeting offers and building buzzall within the largest communities online. Friend2Friend has run social advertising campaigns for top consumer brands including: Linksys a Cisco company Bacardi Kohls Sony The North Face Timbuk2 and Mountain Hardwear.

About Slingshot Sports

Since 1981 Tony Logosz and his brother Jeff have dedicated themselves to the performance and design of quality water sports equipment. Years of hard work and innovation that is spawned from their ability to think in original ways is what fuels Slingshot today. Since then Slingshot has grown to be a global brand which caters to top kiteboarders and wakeboarders in the world. Their team of dedicated employees loyal customers and professional athletes is what makes Slingshot a success.

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