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wakemark 07-22-2005 1:12 PM

I just got back to NYC from Spread Eagle, Wi. a few days ago and I thought I would share some pics of the "break". <BR> <BR>My folks have a cottage on a very rural lake up there and it is so behind the times that the first wakeboard boat just arrived this summer. My friend and I loaded about 900 lbs in the back of his little Malibu response and surprisingly it was one of the better boat generated waves I have ridden in a long time! <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/242414.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/242415.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/242416.jpg" alt="">

jasonr 07-22-2005 11:10 PM

No life jacket?

wakemark 07-23-2005 10:37 AM

By little belly is CGA approved! <BR>Wisconsin is pretty loose on the laws, but thanks for your concern.....

ryan_shima1 07-23-2005 11:28 AM

I lived in WI for 14 years and love the summers there for riding. Yes, the life vest laws are pretty loose which is sometimes nice. <BR> <BR> A few years back when riding without a vest wasn't such a big deal, I did a tantrum next to a cop boat with 3 DNR officers in it and all they said was "nice flip" and kept on going. <BR> <BR> Most of the time when I surf, I don't wear a vest. Being from Hawaii originally, it just doesn't feel right :o) <BR> <BR> I know it's not safe but that's what spotters are for!

jasonr 07-23-2005 5:03 PM

I was just curious...thanks <BR> <BR>I could see surfing w/o a vest but I doubt they'd like that in Cali

skibum69 08-01-2005 10:26 AM

I think WI has strict laws (you do have to have a life jacket) unless you want $160 ticket. You have to have a spotter (MN only a mirror). And you can't sit on the gunnels (sides) or the sun deck. They have been pulling people over and ticketing for things like these around Eau Claire for as long as I can remember.

skibum69 08-01-2005 10:43 AM

I stand corrected, I checked out the laws online, you only have to have a life jacket available for the person(s) in the water in the boat. I must be spending too much time in MN.

wakemark 08-02-2005 1:18 PM

Jason, <BR> <BR>Yep, as a kid we got some tickets for sitting on gunwales and seat backs and such. I was told a long time ago that for riding or skiing, you must wear a vest unless you are "training for a competition or event". So guess what; we were ALWAYS training for a competition or event....always! <BR> <BR>Ryan, <BR> <BR>Yep surfing with a vest on would suck balls! <BR> <BR>RIP Corey Kraut and FYI, I always wear my vest while wakeboarding

3dsfan 08-13-2005 12:55 PM

it's legal to ride without 1 in wisconsin

mjmurphy53711 08-13-2005 1:04 PM

i ride in wisconsin without a vest <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.wakecoupons.com" target="_blank">www.wakecoupons.com</a>

madchild1 08-23-2005 2:54 PM

i'd wear one just so i could relax when i fell. i don't want to be treading water if i don't have to.

ryde4life 08-25-2005 3:18 PM

Serious you should wear one! Unless you have Sideswipe Exhaust you will have all those fumes in your face and if you get asphyxiated you will drown dude. You have to be safer than that!

wakemark 08-27-2005 7:43 AM

No, actually I DON'T have to be safer than that. Again, thanks for your concern......

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