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A LOOK BACK IN HISTORY
Wide Open has had a proud history in sponsoring New Zealand riders. We take a trip down memory lane…..
Glenn Haden was our first full sponsored rider in 2005.
2006 was the beginning of Team Wide Open. Glenn Haden and Des Curry's first outing in team colours was a good one finishing 1st and 2nd at the first race of the year at the Mount.
Des was in outstanding form in 2006 finishing 2nd behind JK at the Rotorua Worlds course.
JK showed all the kiwi boys how it’s down at the Rotorua national.
In 2007 a kid by the name of Sam Blenkinsop became part of Team Wide Open, the rest is history……
Wide Open formed a partnership with USA based team Turner/ODI which saw Des racing Norba’s
In 2007 Wide Open added southern free rider Brett Frew to the team
Sam’s race career was changed for ever… Shortly after the Worlds in Rotorua Sam was signed by Martin Whitley who signed him with Yeti
2008 Nathan Rankin was aboard all Wide Open products except the frame….we thought he was retired???
2008 Team Wide Open became Matt Scoles and young pinner Vaughan Woolhouse
2008 Kelly McGarry joined Brett as part of our freeride team
Wide Open has also supported Gordon Walker for the last 3 years, winning two Coast to Coast races on Vision products.

Matt Scoles has been with Wide Open for two seasons now and is currently in Europe flying the flag
Kelly McGarry has become one of the world best free ride riders. He has been invited to all the big events including last years Red Bull rampage
Wide Open takes great pride in helping some of the best riders in NZ reach their goals and beyond. Who will be the next generation of team riders……could be you……?



 
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