2007: Wake Awards: Best Video Part - Transgression
2007: Wake Awards: Best Wake Rider
Randall "The Vandall" Harris is one of the most respected riders in the history of wakeboarding, yet he doesn't have an elite list of career contest wins that one might expect. Harris competed regularly early in his career but his hard-charging style of riding made it difficult to stand up his runs, and when he did stand up his runs, he lakced the techinical tricks needed to defeat the elite riders of the day. He eventually drifted away from competitions and focused more on making videos. His west-coast style combined with his incredible amplitude continues to influence wakeboarders to this day. In fact, with the speed at which he rides, Harris set the bar for going big, and he has yet to be matched. Riding with a longer rope and faster speeds than any other rider, Randall is on a whole other level and he does things his own way. No vest. No helmet. Faster Speeds. Bigger Tricks. Tattoos. Drug-addictions. Alcoholism. Not to mention, he's also been stabbed multiple times.
Randall has certainly struggled with many things throughout his a career on and off the water, but his love of the sport is what keeps bringing him back. He's one of the most entertaining riders to watch and one of the early innovators of the sport. "The Vandall" is a legend.