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Elite95 06-20-2011 7:45 AM

Wake the Desert 2011
The 12th Annual Wake the Desert will be July 15-17 in San Angelo Texas.

Online registration is available at: http://skiskellersports.com/
Just click the link to the Wake the Desert and then there is a link to the Entry Form

Wakesurf divisions are:
Amateur Women
Amateur Men
Pro Women Open
Pro Men Surf
Pro Men Skim

1st place prize in the Wakesurf Pro Divisions will be $1,000 Cash

scottymc261 07-05-2011 2:48 PM

Sweet! Count me in!
Nice CASH! Alot more that last year, right?

Elite95 07-07-2011 6:49 AM

Hey Scott, glad to hear are going to make it out to the event! Yea, this year's purse is much larger than last year.
$1,000 1st place Pro Divisions
$500 2nd place Pro Divisions
$250 3rd place Pro Divisions

Amateur Winners will receive prizes as well.

wofrankwo 07-07-2011 8:44 AM

christopher is signed up to surf in the mens pro division as he is going to San Angelo!!

wakemitch 07-07-2011 10:40 AM

Frank, that is awesome! Chris is going to kill it

wofrankwo 07-07-2011 12:17 PM

well he has to put together a solid run ....... hes doing air reverses and surface reverses ...... air and surface 180s and riding them backwards ...... 720 and alley oops ...... but he has only landed 3 of the above in the same run ...... hes getting real close ...... now only if he had 4 fins instead of 3 LOL

scottymc261 07-08-2011 9:20 AM

Hey, Centurion is pulling it, right?

wofrankwo 07-09-2011 12:21 AM

i want to give big thanks to chris kinsey and his family as they are taking my christopher into their home for 6 days!! this will give chris 3 days of riding with the shredd stixx crew and allow him to compete in the Wake the Desert Comp!! The generosity of the Wake Surf Community continues to Amaze me!!! So Big Thanks again to Chris Kinsey and his Family!!!!!! and i wish you the best with your event and may chris place somewhere LOL!!

Elite95 07-09-2011 8:17 PM

@Scott.....Yea Centurion is pulling the Surf Comp.

@Frank.....Thanks and we are looking forward to having Christopher stay with us. He is a great kid and we are going to have a great time!

wofrankwo 07-13-2011 10:06 AM

christopher is now safely in the hands of the kinsey's!! and his new life adventure starts today!! hope its an awesome event and that chris kicks some texas arse!!

ragboy 07-13-2011 11:23 PM

I talked to Chris K. Sr. today, we sent him a video kit to record runs in HD and also do ship to shore. Sounds like he is getting it all setup good, and so hopefully we will all get to see some great surfing.

wakemitch 07-15-2011 4:24 PM

If anyone is there, keep us updated! Good luck to Chris Wolter!!

ragboy 07-17-2011 12:05 AM

I checked in to see if all was going well, any problems with the video equipment and such. I have been available for tech support. They said all is going great, but they went over in time, so pros run tomorrow. Should be getting the video sent back to us by wed or so and we will start working on getting the runs up. I have to admit I am routing for Chris Wolter, but hope everybody has great runs.

Elite95 07-18-2011 9:46 AM

The event was great! Everyone involved did a fantastic job and I want to say a HUGE Thanks to all of the Sponsors, Riders, Judges, Coordinators, and everyone that participated in Wake the Desert. This was a record year for Cash and Prizes given away at Wake the Desert.

The results.....

1st - Ford Chupik
2nd - Sage Jenkins
3rd - Campbell Erickson

1st - Chloe Kinsey
2nd - Caroline Crockett
3rd - Stacie Hutchinson

1st - Vince Costa
2nd - Ford Chupik
3rd - Zane Montgomery

1st - Ashley Kidd
2nd - Becca Payne
3rd - Suzanne McCully

1st - Jade Whirley
2nd - Shane Allison
3rd - Richard McCully

1st - Chase Hazen
2nd - Chris Kinsey
3rd - Landon Reichle

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners and another big THANKS to all who helped with this years event!

Elite95 07-19-2011 3:16 PM

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Here are the Podium Pictures from the Event......
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Youth: 1st Ford Chupik (not pictured), 2nd Sage Jenkins, 3rd Campbell Erickson (not pictured)

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Women Ams: 3rd Stacie Hutchinson, 1st Chloe Kinsey, 2nd Caroline Crockett

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Men Ams: 3rd Zane Montogomery, 1st Vince Costa, 2nd Ford Chupik (not pictured)

Elite95 07-19-2011 3:23 PM

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Women Pro Open: 3rd Suzanne McCully, 1st Ashley Kidd, 2nd Becca Payne

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Men Pro Skim: 3rd Richard McCully, 1st Jade Whirley, 2nd Shane Allison

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Men Pro Surf: 3rd Landon Reichle, 1st Chase Hazen, 2nd Chris Kinsey

Elite95 07-19-2011 4:10 PM

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Chris Kinsey

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Elite95 07-19-2011 4:21 PM

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ragboy 07-19-2011 6:30 PM

Just checked out some of the video. Conditions looked great. No chop, good wakes. Love it when I see events where the weather and stuff complies. Looks like some great runs. RJ will be cranking on them today.

scottymc261 07-20-2011 8:34 PM

Hey Ragboy, the video ship to shore equipment you provided worked PERFECTLY!!!
AND i know that stuff IS NOT CHEAP! wow!
I have never met you in person but love all your wake9 video stuff.
I LOVE how you are all about the sport and dont let the yackers get in the way not to mention you are a Tige lover like myself (i live in Abilene..Tige's HOME Town!!!!)... and I just up graded over the winter to a 2010 RZ2 myself (PS i really need to talk to you of how you weight your goofy side, im goofy...)
Big Chris, or... i think we changed his name to "Papa Chris" at this event. LOL asked me to judge it, and this was THE best SURF event i have ever attended! hands down!
I could go on!!! and on!!!
Best contest ever!
More posts to continue....

ragboy 07-20-2011 9:59 PM

No its not cheap. We originally had a system we got from Jac Fought, it was great but had some limitations we wanted to work through. We definitely stood on his shoulders and very thankful. But the equipment you saw is all completely brand new and includes the cameras and mounting equipment that we have tested. Our plan is to have 2 of those kits that we can loan out to grass roots events, and help promote the events on wake9. We really want to see these grass roots events take off. We are also working on a system to help train the judges using our videos, providing scoring sheets and lots of great stuff. I am also training RJ to do the broadcast part of it. The idea would be, you can just get the video kit to do ship to shore like this event did, or you can pay to fly out RJ and maybe one other person and put them up and feed them. They will handle the broadcast part. (Wait til you see the setup for the broadcast stuff, its pretty cool.)

All of this will be free of charge, you just pay the expenses and are responsible for the safe return of the equipment. Wake9 wants to help broadcast as many wakesurf events as possible. You just need to have a location that has a strong ATT 3G signal, we take care of the rest.

Its been a MAJOR pet project of ours, and has taken a lot of time, money, and effort to get it all working but the West Coast Open was the time where we got it all dialed in. Can't wait til the NWOpen, doing the entire thing there also.

So if you have an idea for a grass roots wakesurf event, contact me or Dennis and we will be glad to help. I really think that wakesurfing can be the premiere behind the boat (inboard) sport out there.

You are going to have to get out to the open in 2012 so that we can meet up. Contact me anytime here:


to chat about the RZ2.

ragboy 07-20-2011 10:03 PM

Just looked at the picture of the RZ2 you have in your profile. Looks identical to the one we reviewed first. Was it a demo boat? That was a nice boat. Had the bigger engine, the 409 if I remember.

scottymc261 07-21-2011 2:42 PM

Yes, i bought Tige's 2010 demo boat with the 409hp, pro 2k lb ballast. LOVE IT! Do you already have a tread on here somewhere of how you weight your Tige?

ragboy 07-21-2011 3:10 PM

Well. we keep adjusting... ;-)

You get the custom sacs we R&D'd and you can buy now from Mikes Liquid Audio. You swap them in for your stock 350 sacs. Then we also put one of these cheesy spring loaded check valves in the vent line:


A good flap type check valve doesn't work, this is a 1/2 lb pressure check valve that requires some pressure to open. So this allows the bag to fill all the way up, and then stay full. If you don't do this, it will leak out. You can see how full in pic, and this valve keeps it that way. Maybe if it is real rough on your lake, a 2 lb check valve would be better.

Then we fill surf side front and add people, thats it. If you want an even longer wake, fill both sides front (800lbs), but not recommended unless lake is calm. We only do that on weekdays that are flat, and not often.

lakesurfer 07-21-2011 4:52 PM

Ragboy: easy way to get rid of the check valve on the vent line - vent to the opposite side of the boat. I do on the Avy an it works great

ragboy 07-21-2011 4:53 PM

Agree, I just didn't want to go through with that. Agree, that would also be a good solution.

scottymc261 07-23-2011 5:38 PM

Nice, thanks, i guess i will have to call Mike, cant really even look at anything on the web site. is there a name for the sack? or what is the weight of it?

ragboy 07-25-2011 4:20 AM

All of the wake the desert videos are done, and should start hitting the site and today (monday).

ragboy 07-26-2011 12:41 AM

2 videos up, and 4 more to go. They are all finished, we will post up 2 a day. Some great surfing. You should check out the vid of the regular centurion, it was slammed, add to that the cool wrap, had my mexican juices flowing looking at that. ;-)

ragboy 07-27-2011 11:57 PM

All the videos are up now....

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