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Don't Know What Wakeskating Is or How Cranberries Are Really Harvested? This Visually Stunning Video Somehow Combined Both

"the most aesthetically pleasing wakeskating sessions you will ever see."

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

Redbull strikes again. The energy drink maker and extreme sport supporter has combined two unusual mediums -- wakeskating and a cranberry bog -- to create an unexpectedly beautiful video.

Redbull says so itself calling it the "the most aesthetically pleasing wakeskating sessions you will ever see."

The first half of the video provides an interesting education into how cranberries are grown and harvested (beyond what you know from Ocean Spray commercials). The family-owned Bartling's cranberry bog in Manitowish Waters, Wis., was originally four acres and is now more than 180 acres. Steven Bartling says in the video that it's a misconception that the cranberries grow on top of the surface of the water. The plant is actually dry and vine-like. When it's time to harvest, the fields are flooded with several inches of water. He explains that the machine harvesting them knocks the berry loose from the plant and, since they're hollow inside, they float to the surface.

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

The second half of the video, gets into wakeskating, which is like wakeboarding but the athlete's feet are not attached to the board. You can imagine how this would make the sport more challenging.

Wakeskater Brian Grubb says in the video that what he knew of growing cranberries, before participating in this clip, came from the commercials.

Then he and fellow wakeskaters take to the bog as part of Redbull's "Winch Sessions" series. The patterns the wakeskater boards make in the bog is mesmerizing.

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

Watch the video for yourself:

And in case you were wondering, the video description states that no cranberries were "wasted or destroyed" during the filming of this video.

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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