Description: Ryan jumps back on the board in Turks and Caicos, and someone flips out over it. Literally. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Speaker 1: Yeah, woo! Speaker 2: That's perfect. Speaker 3: My name is [Switch 00:00:04] on drone pilots. Speaker 1: Nice! Woo! Oh, no ... ( [00:00:30] singing) Ryan Hoag: Living the dream, another day, in my most exotic local yet, Turks and Caicos. Today I get the opportunity to wakeboard, hopefully, it's gonna look something like this. Mark De Fraine: [00:01:00] I've been wakeboarding for about 2 years now, when I was a kid, I came out here, maybe when I was about 16. Loved it. Came back and then ended up moving out here, two years ago, and I've been doing it pretty much every day since. Ryan Hoag: What are some injuries I could potentially sustain today? Mark De Fraine: You could maybe bust your knee. If you catch an edge, maybe, you might hit your face on the water, that kinda hurts at 20 miles an hour. Coming round from a flip, landing with the head down, straight to the face, that hurts. Ryan Hoag: Wait, did you say flip? Mark De Fraine: Yeah, flip. We'll be doing this later on, for sure. Ryan Hoag: [00:01:30] You have some experience with drones, talk to us about the advantages you see, especially as a professional wakeboarder. Mark De Fraine: I think drones are really impressive, not just for wakeboarding, for snowboarding, everything. For wakeboarding, it's awesome because you can get so many different angles, you know? They can get the back, the front, almost kinda below, you know. I've analyzed the footage of myself. From a completely different angle, you can see maybe the way I come at the wake is different and maybe I can change that kind of stuff. Yeah, definitely helps for sure. Ryan Hoag: So you're a drone enthusiast? Mark De Fraine: Oh, definitely, 100% [00:02:00] man. Ryan Hoag: Goal number one, don't die. Goal number two, get up and then, you know, we'll see what I can do from there. We're not gonna be doing anything at the same time are we? Mark De Fraine: We can try that, for sure. We got two ropes, we'll go out together, yeah, I'll show you some stuff, definitely. Ryan Hoag: Who does this guy think I am? (singing) Sam Small: [00:03:00] To be able to catch ... the sport ... with the water and the surroundings around here, with this beautiful, beautiful blue water, mangroves on either side. The drones [00:03:30] have opened up a whole new world of photography. Ryan Hoag: Do you own a drone yourself? Sam Small: I do. I've not flown it yet because I'm scared of dropping it in the water. Mark De Fraine: You know surfboarding? Ryan Hoag: Yeah. Mark De Fraine: Same thing, wake surfing from right behind the back of the boat. On this kinda boats, it kicks up a really nice wave behind it and you can surf it just like a ... just like you would a [00:04:00] wave. (singing) Ryan Hoag: Here you go man ... throw man. (singing) Sam Small: I heard about a job down here ... [00:04:30] to see water like this ... and conditions that are as flat as this, it has been a dream my whole life to be able to capture it from above. It's ... it's the only way to photograph down here, [00:05:00] it really is. Ryan Hoag: Alright, Mark, we just got finished ... Ah, pretty intense, you just did a back flip over my head. Have you done that before over somebody else? Mark De Fraine: I've done it once before over someone else, yeah. Didn't go as well as that though, that was pretty smooth, actually, that one. That felt pretty good actually, yeah. Ryan Hoag: How would you say I've fared today? ... This is probably my third time ever wakeboarding. Mark De Fraine: Third time? I thought it was really impressive actually. You got up, you were carving really well, you did what I said about keeping your arms straight, coming up in a ball. I thought it was really impressive, [00:05:30] yeah. Ryan Hoag: I think the grand total of falls, you actually fell more than me, so does that mean I'm actually a better ... a better wakeboarder? Mark De Fraine: If we have a back flip contest, we'll see maybe, yeah. Ryan Hoag: Any back flip that I did ... was unintentional, clearly. I really appreciate it, maybe some day I'll be at your level, but until then ... Mark De Fraine: Awesome, man. Ryan Hoag: Appreciate it. Mark De Fraine: Thanks very much. (singing) Speaker 1: Got [00:06:00] it!