John Big Tietz Marina

John Big Tietz Marina

What boat do you ride behind?

2001 Malibu Sunsetter

What is your favorite part about the boat?

It is a direct drive and the dash still has switches

What board do you ride?

Obrien Bruce

How long have you been riding?

I started waterskiing when I was 5, then when I was 13 I made the switch to wakeboardingon the WakeTech Flight 69 board. I turned 30 this summer so 25 years I guess!

What is your favorite part about Wakeboarding?

Hitting double ups is my favorite part – especially at sunset, you can do a big trick and ride off into the sunset like a movie and it’s not something you do skiing or sssssurfing 

Who is your favorite rider?

Favorite rider to watch is Randy Harris, he goes bigger than most riders and he makes it look good. Favorite rider overall is Colin Ryan, knowing he is from Minnesota gives me motivation to keep getting better in a state where the season is only 6 months long.

What is your favorite trick to see? What is your favorite trick to do?

Nose grab crow mobe. Favorite trick to do is a grabbed heel 5 off the double up

What is your favorite boat color?

That new metal flake blue looks pretty sssssick

What is your favorite 80’s movie?

The Star Wars movies for sure

What actor/actress would best portray you in a movie about your life?

Vin Diesel

What song are you listening to on repeat currently?

Anything from Ryan Bingham

If you could have dinner with any one dead or alive, who would you choose?

I would have dinner with my grandma, we were pretty close and it would be nice to see her again

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?

Barbeque

Why do you choose to ride for Minnesota Inboard?

Everyone there is really cool and can help support you with products that will allow you to progress in your sport and most importantly have FUN out on the water!

What message would you like to share with all the kids looking to take the next step in riding?

Keep your head up and keep trying, you’re going to fall and it’s going to hurt sometimes but having the persistence to get back up and give it another try is the thing that sets people apart

Any other shout outs you want to throw out there?

I would like to thank my family for all the opportunities and support they have given me, Super T Wakeboard School, Obrien Wakeboards, Unhinged Pizza, the guys at MN Inboard, reSHRED, and the good folks over at the Big Tietz Marina & Barbeque Joint.