|Heres a few photos from different angles from Saturdays ride |
|Cool shots Vince. Nice to see a departure from the shots we are all used to seeing |
Really diggin the first two!
|Thanks i jumped on the shore to get them with a 80-200mm lens. Wish we had some jet skis or two boats to get more different photos|
|Those are some fun pics. I really like the one from behind.|
|First time letting go of the rope,and I wanna go again! |
James' wake is just awesome!
|Here's a couple from yesterday |
|My wife going ropeless for the first time. We had to get rid of about 500lbs so she wouldn't smash the transom. Some more of the crew. |
|Greg (The Hammer) Nice shots. What boat are you behind?|
|Thanks Not Sure (no really); My boat is an '05 Tige 24 V. Enzo sacs for ballast.|
|Right on. That is a very nice port side wave!|
|Nice shots Jeff! How's that new Stretch workin out?|
|Thanks TxSurf...I just switched OS's from XP to Vista and I am NOT a happy camper! The water today was crazy busy, so we'd like to get a few more water days. The board is light and strong and the "reflex frequency" is FAST. James likes the board, we'll give it a few more rides before finalizing a conclusion. |
I am still struggling with this new OS, but I did manage to post one video of James on the Stretch.
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|I think that I am understanding the photo resizer better this morning. I'm keeping my fingers crossed (that's the technical process used by IT experts, so I understand ) that it worked. |
|there where some thunderstorms around but we got lucky the lake stayed nice and warm |
|nice airs Rebecca|
|Check Frank Wolter going ropeless! |
|Looks like the board turned out well to me! I think that may be the biggest air i've seen landed.. |
|Two more from the chase boat |
|Thanks Robbie! Did you get a frame grab from that YouTube video? How did you do that? I couldn't find anything that would open the .MOV files for editing. Thanks!|
|I just did a screen shot Not sure how to do that on a windows computer though. I know hardly anything about video editing/frame shots from video..|
|Chase boat? WOW, you guys are stepping it up a notch. |
How about some pictures of Dennis' new board?
|Is Dennis on a new ride too??|
|My sources say so |
|Your sources would be correct.|
|We need to see that in action So Cal style|
|Yes, Dennis....SoCal darkside is CALLING...|
|@ Rob, thanks! |
@ dtw, I don't have any pictures of Dennis' new board out of the water, but here are a few more of Dennis riding it.
|OK, OK, OK and one from the darkside! |
|Looks like a very pretty new board to me. |
Looks better on the dark side too....as does everything.
|Longboarding this weekend...streaching the wake a long as possible...pretty fun. |
|Looks like that boards works good for james.Stretch is the man.|
|I say its a big air,for sure, ,but not the biggest landed thats a big statement.I just took chase out on my wave a month ago ,and I could nt keep the guy in the video camarea.chase , I would say lauches the highest airs Ive ever seen for sure.and lands pretty much everthing he tries.|
|I say its a big air,for sure, ,but not the biggest landed thats a big statement.I just took chase out on my wave a month ago ,and I could nt keep the guy in the video camarea.chase , I would say launches the highest airs Ive ever seen for sure.and lands pretty much everything he tries.|
| Didn't you just do the same thing that you chastised Robbie about? No one can argue with the fact that both young men are incredibly talented and ride exceptionally well.|
|Yeap your right jeff,so how do you like the way stretch board feels for you.|
|I said it may be the biggest that i've seen |
And yes, agreed Chase and James boost very high..hard to compare who gets higher for certain, they are both hard to keep in the camera frame!
|Do you ever go to santa cruz rob,,you can see like ten year old kids doing 360 airs up side down so high it looks like a video game,but it doesnt matter anyways who gets higher both chase and james boast. I just personal didnt think that was the biggest air ive seen landed,everyone has there own opinion .|
|The board that Stretch made for us is pretty amazing construction. It's as light as any of the contest grade EPS/Epoxy boards we've purchased that last 1/2 a season. This construction, though, very rugged. It doesn't pressure dent or ding. Think of a super light Inland Surfer 1/2 the weight (without the gloss ). |
I think what I'm most impressed with is that Stretch builds in any number of construction methods. There are only...maybe three shops in the nation that can even build a board using the construction technique. You can't walk into "Joe's" Surfboards and selection between EPS Epoxy or Sandwich.
I'm not impressed with the graphics, but the quality on the build is amazing. The folks built three boards to insure that the guys making them got it 100%, so QC is through the roof.
Stretch does a great job, I think easily the most advanced shop in this area.
|yeah he is on it, and a super nice guy,how d you like the cigars did you sit back and puff one with him.looks like that board works good for james,I love his boards there so fast ,and turn super sharp,the pop is insane.I ride his boards in the ocean to, and have had some of my best sessions on his boards.|
|No i have never been to santa cruz..would love to some time though!|
|yeah you should ,if you get a chance youd be stoked...|
|A couple low quality screen captures from the gopro from a few days ago: |
^my wife, only her 5th time ropeless!!
^The one and only Mike Kozacek
you're on the wrong side of the wake.
I just took a sesh on my new Stretch board.
Headed to Mendo tomorrow for wakeboardin,then Sunday back to Sonoma sweet surf.
how life should be.....
|Lake Kaweah, Three Rivers, CA |
|duel boat surf |
|Me on my new walker project board |
|Heres a few photos from Sundays ride there was a lot of boats on Lake Don Pedro 70% were tubers & the water had alot of rollers all day + Alecs new board is being repaired.Daryl doing a board stall but we had fun |
|Daryls Board stall we r both workin on this trick |
|Sunday is tube day on my lake also. We try not to be out on sunday.|
|Hey Robert: |
Are you guys usually on the north fork. We usually surf on the way from bidwell to lime saddle since it is pretty wide there and not much traffic. We were in the middle fork last weekend and pretty much had it to ourselves. I'll have to look for you next time I'm out. Im in a green VLX.
|email me at ragboy - at - wake9.com and I will give you my cell and you can sms me when on the lake.|
|fun on a big board |
|Frank outstanding job. That board is fun to ride.|
|a few pics from Tuesday |
|So Dennis (Master Weighter) came out on our boat yesterday. Last week we were entertaining family and this week it is ALL about practice. Dennis is kind of like our remote coach especially for RJ, and him coming to visit was very welcome. First, her is a pic of dennis riding the long wood with Jesse, she had a great time. These are all stills from video, so not the best. |
And these of RJ on today's practice session. He is working on his grabs and stall 360. He landed 4 of his 7 stall attempts, and is doing much better with height and consistency on his airs. Still NO WHERE NEAR what I have seen the likes of James and Chase do, but he is progressing. Not the best angle, but you get the idea.
Working on the stalefish grab on this one.
|frank, I missed those pictures of you guys on the long board, those are great!|
|i cant keep the kids off it now .... they love riding it together .... hopefully saturday is still on!!|
|Its on. And I have the 8 ft board also, we have had 3 on that sucker.|
|I do love mid week. |
|AND the highlight of the day. James' buddy "Texas" came out to try wakesurfing. Between Dennis and James they got him ropeless today. Texas had never done anything behind the boat but sit in a tube, before today. |
|Dad how many hours do you have on that boat now? |
|Great pics folks!|
|Finally have some pics to show!! I also had the privilege of helping two people go rope less for their first time this last week. I think people out here in the Midwest are starting to get hooked! Pumped! Here are few pics. Enjoy, Jon T |
Joe's First Time Rope less
Jeremy's First time Rope less
Probably the best wave we have had all year.
|One from today. |
|heres a few from the other night, |
|just a few photos of Alec from wakesurfing Sunday there was some wild clouds on the lake |
|What a photo of me not sure y Daryl had the camera Horizontal but better then no photos |
|Riding pics from Sunday |
|Pics from this past weekend... |
Chris bottom turn
|More pics..... |
Cole first time ropeless
Doubles with a Fire-hydrant
Chris landed a frontside 180 and rode it out this weekend! He was stoked!
|chris cool photos that first photo looks crazy u r so far out of the wave|
|thanks vince those shots of alec look really good too|
|After a full day of practice a little fishing is relaxing...ummm, that's not bait. James caught that on the lure to the right. Now THAT is a confident fish! |
|i am new to wakesurfing, those airs blow my mind, i just cannot wrap my head around the physics. |
where could i see videos, to understand better?
|We just finished a contest in Seattle, WA. There are lots of videos, and many with air, especially the one with James walker. You can find them here: |
|Wanna see some air? |
Click on anything with DJ Jamesz.
|^^^^ Yes, and a GINORMOUS wake. Those are def some fun videos.|
|Like the board|
|Top bottom top |
|Posting board porn on the internet, you should be ashamed of yourself. No really love the boards|
|those boards are sick!!!|
|yea, I love that orange one|