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wakerider111 06-26-2011 1:28 PM

Something is coming...
 
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captain_vilfo 06-26-2011 2:35 PM

awesome

wakerider111 06-26-2011 4:22 PM

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awesome indeed

the_fish 06-26-2011 7:14 PM

what am I missing here? A system 2.0?

benjaminp 06-26-2011 7:17 PM

Please me dont tease me.

downfortheride 06-26-2011 9:42 PM

LP will never be the same! Please keep us up on the news as it grows.

durty_curt 06-26-2011 10:21 PM

What marina is this at? I was just up at wahweap Friday

downfortheride 06-26-2011 10:28 PM

DC ~ The only marina worth supporting that has rails to ride in the marina, then pull up a stool and kill a cold one right no the water while feeling up on the best pizza there is! It's a place called (Insert Dumb and Dumber voice) ASPEN!

wakerider111 06-26-2011 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by benjaminp (Post 1688769)
Please me dont tease me.

learned from the best (wakeboard industry in general). if i get my chance to be the teaser vs the tease-ee I'll take it. But no worries, I wont and can't keep it up for long (less than a week if that)... but then again, I have known about this "something" being in the works for almost 2 years now and have simply kept it bottled up till now. but I cant keep it to myself any longer especial since it is out of the bag other places.

f.y.i. I am in no way affiliated with this "something," I am just a local of the area in the know.

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Originally Posted by downfortheride (Post 1688794)
LP will never be the same! Please keep us up on the news as it grows.

figured it was a matter of time that Josh would find and interpret this thread. Josh knows. probably has known for a significant amount of time like me. its so fun to give hints, even if the tease only lasts a little while right?

durty_curt 06-26-2011 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by downfortheride (Post 1688800)
DC ~ The only marina worth supporting that has rails to ride in the marina, then pull up a stool and kill a cold one right no the water while feeling up on the best pizza there is! It's a place called (Insert Dumb and Dumber voice) ASPEN!

Oh i see... you're talking about a little place called (insert dumb and dumber voice) ANTELOPE! :D

newwhit 06-27-2011 7:54 AM

any more info? open to public?

Shooter 06-27-2011 8:33 AM

Does the beer flow like wine there?

wakerider111 06-27-2011 9:40 AM

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It was and will be open to the public
Antelope has had rails in the marina the past two seasons with a winch running it... and sometimes a jet ski (but usually with a driver who would drive 5 ft from the rail not knowing better ;) )
Had its first big debut at the last BroStock held at Powell. hyperlite riders were there putting on a show pre-bro-stock. there was a full page shot of JD web in the wake mag a while back.
check the photos and story of that event here
http://wakeboardingmag.com/photos/20...rina-rail-jam/

and wakeology used it for some team shots too
http://www.youtube.com/user/Wakeology#p/u/1/hJFNPYXmero

...and a little vid of my first time (and some other novice rail hitters) hitting those rails :P ...amateur... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMYkAY0HwjA

***NOW that you have seen the rails they had in those pictures, check out and compare the upgrades/ changes they made to those rails just recently!!! ***

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They will be upgrading from the winch too as many of you have picked up

andy_nintzel 06-27-2011 9:47 AM

LOOKS LIKE SO much FUN!

wakeandsnow27 06-27-2011 1:53 PM

any idea if it will be up and running this september?

downfortheride 06-27-2011 2:14 PM

Wait till he posts a pic of the kicker that's going in... I sure hope to god they require helmets, some slams is in the near future. If you scroll up 2 pics I think that's the kicker in front of the Ford truck, YIKES!

Ty ~ I have been talking with the builder and designer and they hope to have the final in testing within 2 to 3 weeks. For now it's back to the winch to keep the stoke going.

geistwatersportscom 06-27-2011 2:16 PM

So sweet!

wakerider111 06-27-2011 10:21 PM

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OK here is the cat that has been running around since being let loose from the bag-- an obscure/ official announcement from antelope a month back or so.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP7MZkevWk8

surprised you saw that kicker Josh. I think it is awesome how people always find things to point out in pics even when they are hidden in a sense.
Saw the kicker under construction on the beach and I was like, "Whooooaaaaahhhhh!"
They required helmets when i went in the past, but sometimes they would let people go without if they said they were not hitting the rails. probably would be good to require it no matter what and be strict about it.

downfortheride 06-28-2011 9:19 AM

Tee hee... I kind of had the insider of the kicker and a few different pics.

Also just got word they are looking to add a 40 - 60 foot flat that can be hit both ways.

Antelope Point Marina is going to be on the Wake Scene Map!

eubanks01 06-28-2011 11:55 AM

What is that big blue thing?

downfortheride 06-28-2011 12:19 PM

Eubanks ~ It's the tower for the dockside spool for the cable system that's going in...

somebuddy 06-28-2011 1:09 PM

That's worth driving up from Mesa for the day! Awesome, I can't wait!

downfortheride 06-29-2011 4:02 PM

Russell ~ It's so worth the drive since you can session all day and they have a floating resturant and bar to have lunch and dinner. It's legit and the action is close to people watching so nobody gets bored. There's also a swim area if you bring kids.

wakerider111 07-01-2011 10:59 AM

Cable is something i know the least about... correct me if i am wrong, but will this not be the first (or one of the first) cables installed at a lake of significant size with a water elevation that changes drastically??

though small and remote, this little cable park might prove to be a good stepping stone

downfortheride 07-02-2011 11:32 AM

Just to get this on Lake Powell is a HUGE stepping stone. I talked with them 2 yrs ago about his idea and plan and now it's coming to life.

sidekicknicholas 07-02-2011 1:44 PM

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Is this the final resting place for these?!



Of all the system2.0 / lil' brothers I've been on, I'm pretty sure there is no way you'll have enough room for that first hit in that location.... you'll come out of the turn and be slow, then when you get to it you'll get the awful tug that happens from the cable not being 100% tight.


... Awesome setup though, great step in the right direction. Do you know how they are powering it? Is there 3-phase power there? or trying it off a 220?.... or even a generator?

My advice is to move that first hit back a bit though

downfortheride 07-02-2011 4:38 PM

I'm sure they will have to make a few adjustments when the kicker and 40' flat bar goes in. I'm excited to see the progress this Fri!

wakerider111 07-02-2011 10:26 PM

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looks can be a bit deceiving in that picture i think (but, again, i know little about cable... never rode one in fact, only winch a few times)

Nick, would you say the rail is still too close judging from the third pic posted on this thread?

but either way, i am sure they will work it out. this system will be a unique thing and powell grown so there may be some differences

as for power, i am not sure how it is powered, but there was a humming noise of power coming from the tower on the dock... and i have this pick that has a portion of the electrical box in the shot, if it helps figure it out?

downfortheride 07-02-2011 11:40 PM

Me and that Rainbow have a date in T minus 6 days!

Jeremy ~ So have you threw a session since the winch has been hooked back up?

wakerider111 07-03-2011 9:57 AM

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Originally Posted by downfortheride (Post 1690434)
Me and that Rainbow have a date in T minus 6 days!

Jeremy ~ So have you threw a session since the winch has been hooked back up?

Nope, have not been out there since the pics last week, but i plan to go check it out for updates and take more pics (if there is something that has changed) before church today.
got a busy day and week ahead... i'll see what happens

nuckledragger 07-03-2011 12:23 PM

How is the water quality since it is in the marina? Spending many of summers in Wahweap, I wouldn't want to ride in that water. Antalope probably is better since it essentially in the main river channel.

sidekicknicholas 07-03-2011 3:27 PM

This is from Nordic Wake Park

... this kicker below is almost pushing the limits of how close and obstacle can be to the corner.... you've got to think you'll keep at least 25+ ft. for the end for the actual corner/safety stop..... then after you make the swing it takes the boarder a few seconds to get back to 100% speed and then since the cable isn't super tight, the corner makes the actual cables that connect the towers "bounce" and the rider can certainly feel that bounce/tug.... so you have to wait until that passes to try an Air trick/hit an obstacle otherwise that tug will wreck you.

-- below is the kicker that is pushing the limits of how close you can be - you can guess where the tower is from the rocks in the background making the corner
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._2085910_n.jpg

durty_curt 07-03-2011 4:15 PM

So taking a look as these pics and dreaming of me shredding the Shizz out of it, should I be day dreaming of me shredding clockwise or counter clockwise???

wakerider111 07-03-2011 4:46 PM

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They are using the one tower as a winch apparently... but it was not running when i went down to check things out. i guess the line snapped (just a typical winch rope) and they were also adjusting one of the rails.
this was deja vu for me. reminiscent of when i first was trying to go check out the winch a couple years back. it wasn't till the 6th or 7th time going out to antelope that i finally was able to try the winch. the winch was either broken, the weather was bad, and/or the employees went home an hour or more early... i really hope i don't have a repeat of bad luck with this thing.

anyway... the kicker is in the water now

downfortheride 07-04-2011 12:08 AM

Cire ~ It's legit, come over!

Jeremy ~ That's what you get with something new and the time it takes to figure it out. I will be there on Fri and pressing for this to be 50% running. That kicker looks legit and people are going to slam!

I wonder how hard they will press to get the full cable in since running the one tower pull system? Hope to have an update soon!

wakerider111 07-04-2011 8:50 AM

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Jeremy ~ That's what you get with something new and the time it takes to figure it out. I will be there on Fri and pressing for this to be 50% running. That kicker looks legit and people are going to slam!

I'll be sure to not bring my bad luck on friday then... haha. but then again, it might be a good day to meet up. i might have to see if my buddy in town is available that day. we always hit the lake saturday mornings and if your around then too we are dying to ride with people all the time. hopefully this rail park will change that a little and help introduce more local riders that we can call on for our "thirds pool"

downfortheride 07-04-2011 10:23 PM

Jermy ~ I'm pressing them to have things going and if not I'm sure I can convince them to use the ski to make dreams come true! First off I'm down there to wax my houseboat then time to play. Sat we leave for a week trip on the lake and we all know your boat has to look pimp for the trip.

wakeworld 07-05-2011 9:39 AM

I guess I'm not fully understanding the setup. Is this going to be a full circular cable or a two-tower system or both? That big blue tower looks like a glorified winch system.

downfortheride 07-05-2011 11:15 AM

David ~~ The Main goal would be a 2 tower system so riders can go both ways. Right now it looks like only one tower is done and in the water so yes it's looking like a glorified winch system with now.

wakeandsnow27 07-05-2011 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by somebuddy (Post 1689280)
That's worth driving up from Mesa for the day! Awesome, I can't wait!

Hopefully by spring break of 2012 Mesa will have their own.... 1440 Cable Factory.
That will be worth the drive from Peoria :)

eubanks01 07-05-2011 11:47 AM

So how do you run the handle back? Swim it?! :-)

wakerider111 07-05-2011 11:38 PM

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So how do you run the handle back? Swim it?! :-)

pretty sure they use a jetski as before. but even if there was no jetski someone could easily run down the dock with it and their board then jump in.


Josh-
good luck and have fun on your upcoming trip

sidekicknicholas 07-06-2011 4:52 AM

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They are using the one tower as a winch apparently...
I was under the impression it was a system 2.... so when I said that one rail was too close, I was thinking someone had to make the corner and then try and setup for it.... since its a winch setup it should be just fine

wakerider111 07-06-2011 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by sidekicknicholas (Post 1691018)
I was under the impression it was a system 2.... so when I said that one rail was too close, I was thinking someone had to make the corner and then try and setup for it.... since its a winch setup it should be just fine

some time in the future the other tower will be added though and it will be [I]like[I] a system 2

kmehrkens 07-06-2011 7:22 PM

A two tower setup there would be saweeet!!

wakerider111 09-06-2011 11:11 AM

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Have not posted to this in a while.
Rode the rails the first time ever while participating in the "3rd annual grinch winch competition" which was habitually named the same as previous years when they had a grinch winch installed. BUT the new... how should i call it... "cable winch tower" was not being used for the competition as it takes a long time to pull the cable out each time so a jetski was used. I entered last minute due to the vibes and temptation in the air despite having little to no experience with the antelope park. I am glad i did, it was pretty fun and i actually, surprisingly came away with the third prize.
Anyway, here is a little vid from that event that antelope posted http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTLHlA8INbA There is one gnarly hit on the rainbow that is worth watching (0:21mark). it kinda shows how the angles of the ramps on the side are probably not the best creating a place to get hung up pretty bad if you fall of at the wrong time and way. but then again, i know sooo little about rails.

Last saturday i rode the new cable winch tower for the first time and I thought it worked very well. i felt more comfortable behind it than the jetski in the competition. the first 20ft being pulled by the winch usually had one sometimes two small jerks or slack, but after that it felt solid. the startup was nice and gradual too which i think is great for all levels of riders.

BUT the real reason i am posting is to show off some pics of the SECOND TOWER that is (being) built but still has yet to be installed. No word for sure when it will be installed. It would be super kool if it could be done by Powellapalooza event. http://www.powellapalooza.com/

wakerider111 05-10-2012 11:21 AM

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Some pictures from Antelope Point marina, Lake Powell.
May 5th- Cinco De Mayo/ Summer kickoff/ Mini Boating Expo event.
Highlight***---> the Antelope water (cable) park of course

The kicker was updated with a sheet of plastic so it slides MUCH better and smooth.
A new pipe rail was a new addition thrown in that day too.
A couple of regional riders from Arizona showed up to put on a show along with the locals. Jimmy Wolf put on a pretty impressive run on the new cable system, first run, even with the tight arrangement of rails. (video coming soon)
Although the arrangement might have been tight and more or less in a line, it still worked out really well i thought. Improvements can be made, but overall I am impressed and couldn't do better myself, lacking the skill$ to build such things.

jeff_mn 05-10-2012 11:45 AM

Big crowd? Appears to be tens of people there.

wakerider111 05-10-2012 1:44 PM

all the above pics came from early on in the game. i got there just as things were being set up. you can see the barge in the water that just put in the pipe rail.

if your familiar with powell, it is in the middle of no-where...but the most beautiful no-where.
plus the season doesn't really get busy till memorial day to labor day (climactic part of the season)

the videos i have (yet to come) came from a busier time, but all i filmed was the riding, not the event....... and pre-warning/ apology, video quality sux. hopefully i will have a vid tomorrow up. but untill then there are a couple here from december on its test run
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uyz1xPa2vuU

downfortheride 05-10-2012 4:54 PM

Can't believe I missed this weekend... The weather was awesome and tons of riding went down since the lake was pretty much empty. I heard it was a pretty good showing for the Cinco party but like Jeremy said the lake don't start booming till the end of this month or early June. It's getting close to when were heading down and I can finally get some shot of my new boat on the water with all the red rock. If you ever plan a trip to Lake Powell make sure you plan it out of Antelope Point Marina. Cable, store, coffee shop, restaurant, and the best staff ever!

wakerider111 05-11-2012 12:08 AM

Not my video, but better footage and editing than i would be able to.
The riders and guys from southern AZ put this up recently

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK5sU_OyMio

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wakerider111 05-12-2012 1:01 PM

here is the footage i got put together.
i decided to post it still despite poor quality, because it shows the workings of the cable and its entire path, the natural sounds, etc. (it is actually very quiet. most of the video was shot directly under the motor, which would be the loudest point)

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