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wakemitch 02-29-2012 11:30 AM

West Coast Wakesurf Open
Who else is excited about this?! http://www.wakeworld.com/news/latest...surf-open.html

I cant wait!

Riteride 02-29-2012 11:42 AM

I am looking forward to it for sure..

tmill 02-29-2012 3:34 PM

i am trying to find a way to be there!

tonyv420 03-01-2012 5:50 PM

I’l be there for sure with my buddys from NWWSA. Can’t wait! just not sure if I’m towing the boat down or not..........

h20king 03-01-2012 6:55 PM

We are coming down for the event as well.Should be a great time

wakemitch 03-01-2012 7:14 PM

What part of the event are you guys looking forward to most?

h20king 03-01-2012 7:42 PM

Looking foreword to the top boat surf demo's and meeting everyone.We have meet some great people from different walks of life because of wakesurfing.

wofrankwo 03-01-2012 9:21 PM

Oh Yea!! Lots of fun!! We are coming up Thursday with boat!!

leaks 03-02-2012 10:26 AM

Im riding with you Frank ;)

wofrankwo 03-02-2012 10:40 AM

You are always welcome Mr " The Hammer"!!

malibu 03-02-2012 11:54 AM

We will be there Thursday as well! Can't wait to see everyone and surf some warm temps.

ragboy 03-02-2012 12:29 PM

Will be great to see you again Sue. Pray for rain, its been light this year.

Our new 2012 Tigé Z3 that will tow the event is going to be here on Monday! It will be displayed at the Sacramento Boat show at the CMS booth. We are going to be there, Dennis, CMS crew including wakemitch, gotta come check it out. We may not be there on Thursday, but def the rest of the show.

We have some killer stuff planned for this boat, especially for how we will be towing and capturing the event, will save that for later, but check it out. I am normally not a big fan of red, but RJ loves red and he begged. Danny from Tige put together this scheme for us and its killer.

2012-02-16 15-40-17 by wake9, on Flickr

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Check out the spray knocker on this side. Thats the thing that keeps the water off your back while surfing. I love saying my boat will have a great set of knockers.

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oh, mama.

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All of that silver on the boat is beautiful metal flake, you can see it in this picture.

2012-02-23 15-59-03 by wake9, on Flickr

2012-02-24 08-15-43 by wake9, on Flickr

This is killing me. There is snow on the ground right now, and pasting these pics is too tough for me.

2012-02-27 13-28-09 by wake9, on Flickr

We are waiting for our special Lowrider mexican steering wheel made from chain links. You know, the ones small enough you can steer while in handcuffs. ;-)

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It has the PCM 409 this time, all my boats have always had 340 or 343, so this is going to be fun.

2012-02-27 13-28-15 by wake9, on Flickr

This is it, can't wait to see if finished.

2012-02-29 14-50-28 by wake9, on Flickr

Frank, Dennis, Mitch, Martinez, when we breaking this sucker in? Anyone else in the norcal area, give me a call, grab your board, and lets GO!

vman 03-02-2012 12:52 PM

Sweet looking rig Robert. Hope to surf behind it at the Polar Bear. Angie and I cannot make it to the West Coast Open this year :( We have to attend my son's law school graduation ceremony on that weekend. Damn kids get in the way of everything! :) Looking forward to seeing all of you at some other events. Good luck.

ragboy 03-02-2012 12:59 PM

Bummer. Wouldn't it be cool if you knew a pilot so you could get down here for a ride with us BEFORE the polar bear?

Oh wait, YOU'RE a pilot. No excuse man, lets plan it and you guys need to come down for a ride, maybe after the event. Would love to have you.

wofrankwo 03-02-2012 2:32 PM

My schedule hasn't changed a bit Robert ...... fun>work= Just tell me when? I'll get up to the boat show either Friday or Saturday if Toni wants to go!! So be seeing you soon!!

vman 03-02-2012 5:49 PM


Originally Posted by ragboy (Post 1735014)
No excuse man, lets plan it and you guys need to come down for a ride, maybe after the event. Would love to have you.

Be careful Robert, that sounds like an official invite.....You may not be able to get rid of us. Especially in the heat of the Arizona summer :)

ragboy 03-02-2012 5:51 PM

You going to make me buy a hallmark? Thats an official invite.

tmill 03-02-2012 8:13 PM

tony who else from NWWSA is headed down... Kevin and I are really making a go at heading down

tonyv420 03-02-2012 9:20 PM

Looking forward to boat, and board demo's ! And seeing everyone, again that I saw last year, and meet some new friends! Hey H, are you towing your boat down? Hey Mitch, Last year I had to be spectator, ACL .....this year I'm riding!

vman 03-02-2012 9:42 PM


Originally Posted by ragboy (Post 1735063)
You going to make me buy a hallmark?

Would prefer a handmade one from Jesse, and then you're on.

tonyv420 03-02-2012 10:01 PM

Trevor, Don B. and Roger, and Harold^^^ he’s not a member but he’s def family! (all us old farts!) you should go! it was a blast last year!:D even if I didn’t get to ride:(

wakemitch 03-03-2012 9:13 PM

There will now be Open Women Surf and Open Women Skim
and the overall cash pay out has been increased to almost $12,000

Stay updated by following the WCWO on facebook

wakebrdjay 03-04-2012 10:33 AM

Ragboy that boat belongs in Columbus,OH,that thing screams Ohio State.Nice looking ride.

bigshow 03-04-2012 6:41 PM

And it would look great behind my truck which is scarlet and gray.

ragboy 03-05-2012 1:00 AM

OK, so I am not a big college football fan, but I def see how it looks like a buckeye boat. Kool, no problem, but do we have to call it scarlet? How about something a bit more butch? ;-)

Maybe "Open Wound Red" or "Surface of the Sun Red" or RJ's contribution: "Your face after I slap it, red." lol

lakesurfer 03-05-2012 7:01 AM

Sweet ride Ragboy. I bet you guys are going to have a blast breaking that beauty in.

ragboy 03-05-2012 10:43 AM

Thanks much, and apparently there will be a great resale opportunity in ohio. A little nuts with the boat show this week, the boat is going right to the show flow. Tough to know its there and ready to go, and I have to leave it alone until after the show.

bigshow 03-05-2012 6:05 PM

Nuts at the boat show, nuts like Buckeyes?

ragboy 03-05-2012 7:30 PM

lol, I didn't mean their will be nuts at the boat show, I meant its been nuts with the boat show and all else going on this week. That being said, I am sure there will be plenty of nuts, probably not too many buckeyes in Sacramento, though.

malibu 03-06-2012 12:29 PM


Be careful Robert, that sounds like an official invite.....You may not be able to get rid of us. Especially in the heat of the Arizona summer
Mike you and Angie also have an "official invite" to come surf in Idaho anytime! You can ride behind my Sanger and Jeff's Centurion when the AZ sun gets too hot.
For now I am really looking forward to some of that warm AZ Spring Break weather!

vman 03-06-2012 1:01 PM

Thanks Sue, I predict an epic week of spring break surfing.:cool:

malibu 03-06-2012 1:12 PM

Mike you just made my day!!! I woke up to snow this morning.

ragboy 03-06-2012 6:46 PM

@vman that sounds like a lot of fun.

So RJ and Maddie and I had a fun day heading out to GoldKey Boathouse in Eldorado Hills. We filmed a podcast which will hopefully be out tomorrow with some very cool info, but I digress...

The 2012 Tige Z3 that will be pulling the West Coast Wakesurf Open and providing our crew with tons of fun this summer was delivered. We got to go down and unwrap it. This is my second unwrapping and man is it fun. Picking a boat on a dealer floor is great, but getting to unwrap one direct from the factory just feels EXACTLY like Christmas. All you buckeye fans are definitely going to love the looks of this boat. The colors were picked for RJ and he loves it. The silver metal flake is stunning. The new clamp racks are going to be fun, no more bungies. Anyway, I took the good camera and got lots of good shots. Very hard for me to pair them down, but I will keep it to as few as I can. Its a sick looking boat, we are very excited. This boat will be at the Sacramento Boat Show in the California Marine Sports / GoldKey Boathouse booth.

IMG_1266 by wake9, on Flickr

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ragboy 03-06-2012 6:56 PM

Here is something new. This is a new taps plate designed for surfing, can't wait to try it.

IMG_1344 by wake9, on Flickr

IMG_1348 by wake9, on Flickr

New clamp racks on the sparkling tower.

IMG_1267 by wake9, on Flickr

IMG_1321 by wake9, on Flickr

Rear walkthrough with cushion side up.

IMG_1290 by wake9, on Flickr

IMG_1278 by wake9, on Flickr

There are a lot more, full set here:


We are stoked. Can't wait to perform our mods and start getting this thing dialed in. Kills me I gotta leave it at the show for a week.

ragboy 03-06-2012 9:45 PM

Its already on the show floor, if any of you are in the Sacramento area, we will be there from Friday through Sunday.



wakemitch 03-06-2012 9:50 PM

I cant wait to ride behind that thing!
I will also be at the boat show right there friday-sunday. Everyone should come say hi!

ragboy 03-06-2012 10:00 PM

Hey mitch, I got you a safety flag, so in the crowd you can hold it up and people can find you. No worries.

wakemitch 03-06-2012 10:29 PM

oh snap!

ragboy 03-06-2012 10:30 PM


wofrankwo 03-07-2012 1:19 AM

That's flippin Beautiful!!

bigshow 03-07-2012 6:37 PM


vman 03-07-2012 9:57 PM


ragboy 03-07-2012 10:47 PM

This ohio thing is pretty funny, caught me by surprise. I will have to charge for pics in it for ohio fans.

flaswaliba 03-08-2012 6:43 AM

órale!!! 'Ta chido ese bote. Cuando vamos a surfear???? The boat looks great Robert. I'm sure you and la familia are gonna enjoy it a lo máximo!

lakesurfer 03-08-2012 7:04 AM

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I think you should try to incorporate this in the boat wrap

vman 03-08-2012 12:04 PM

I think you know what you should use to "dot" the i in Tige...........

malibu 03-08-2012 12:35 PM

That Tige is awesome! RJ did well on the color scheme. Let me know if you need any help breaking her in.

ragboy 03-08-2012 1:13 PM

You guys are funny, and all welcome.

@matt - cuanto antes mejor, ese!

ta chido, that takes me back. You don't hear that much up hear in the mountains. ;-)

Jbort 03-08-2012 2:59 PM

next step - get to a game and tailgate too.

Go Bucks!

Jbort 03-08-2012 3:01 PM

Bigshow: I-O!!!

dougr 03-08-2012 4:44 PM

wow that boat is smokin congrats can't wait to see it dialed in, keep us posted:)

flaswaliba 03-08-2012 6:29 PM

@ragboy, if you're going to have the mexican lowrider chain steering wheel, cuál santo estará pagado al transom??? Si va a ser un bote mejicano, make sure it is truly un bote mejicano!!!

ragboy 03-08-2012 7:28 PM

lol, see video at 1:53. Maybe something like that on the transom, or in the glass. ;-)

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Chris_JR 03-08-2012 7:57 PM

Hey Robert, just saw the pictures of the new boat. Thats sick!

ragboy 03-08-2012 8:03 PM

Thanks man, gotta get you behind it.

Chris_JR 03-08-2012 8:15 PM

Yea that would be fun. I am not sure when I am going to california this year. Are you bringing it to Texas when you guys come?

ragboy 03-08-2012 8:16 PM

That was the plan, not looking forward to that drive.

Chris_JR 03-08-2012 8:21 PM

Nice, I can't wait!

flaswaliba 03-09-2012 11:50 AM

@ragboy-Funny because I almost suggested red dingleberries from the windshield. Disfruta el bote. I think my wife and I are going to be in San José, CA in July. How far are you guys from there? We'd love to meet you and your crew.

bigshow 03-09-2012 7:55 PM

Have to get some OSU apparel for you

timmyb 03-09-2012 10:10 PM

Such a beautiful boat! Didn't know that I had so many fellow Buckeye fans here in the Wakesurfing forum! YEAH!!! Go Bucks!

What's different about the TAPS plate? Is it the hook on it?

ragboy 03-10-2012 12:18 AM

@timmy The end of the taps plate hooks down, that is new.

Man, I am getting stoked about the event. I have been working the phone and email over the last year, especially the last few months and trying to get commitments from various boat manufacturers to get the best darn wakesurf boats all in one place for people to demo. Its very important to us and its taken a lot of time to be able to do this and I want it to go well. Of course, it is absolutely obvious that my favorite wakesurf boats are made by Tige and I have many reasons for that, but I am totally open to the fact that everyone has their own favorites, and whichever wakesurf boat gets you out surfing with your friends and family perfect for me.

That said, I am trying to work out logistics, and I would like to solicit some opinions. First, here is the list of boats that are committed, however subject to boat availability. What I mean by that is, every one of these boats are planning to be present, but if at the time of the event that boat can't be secured, it could end up not being there. The economy had all these boat manuf. scale down and now things are picking up and I think everyone is spinning up a bit cautiously, which is understandable.

Committed but Subject to Avail.

1. 2012 Tige Z3 (2 of them, ours and then a backup)
2. 2012 Tige RZ2
3. 2012 Centurion 244 or 233
4. 2012 MB Sports Tomcat 24 if possible, if not Tomcat or B52 23
5. 2012 Sanger 237 or 239 Surf Edition
6. 2012 Moomba Mojo 2.5

The following boats are more maybes:
1. 2012 Supreme V226 (Travis from Hillside will be bringing his most likely)
2. 2012 Mastercraft X30

and don't forget the 2007 Wake9/Wakemakers/Tige 24Ve.

Is that a list or what? Here is the issue, I don't want to take away from the main contest and such, and so the thought is that the main boat/board demo day will be on Thursday the 17th. Clinics and private lessons are going to be on Friday with Chase Hazen, Tommy Czeschin, Doum Legace and Sean Cummings. So the boats will also be available to demo on Friday. It is going to be too difficult, and too much to have them there all weekend officially, but we wouldn't stop someone from having any boat out on the water.

The question is this, those of you that want to come out for the demos, is Thursday all day, and then sharing with clinics on Friday going to work for most of you? We are going to take signups for the boat and board demos to keep it organized a bit, so that we know what to expect and spread out demand and such properly. Let me know what you guys think, I know some have told me they are flying out just for this part of the event.

I want to also say thanks to the primary sponsor, Tige Boats. This is possible because they give us the freedom to put this together, and are so confident in the quality of their product and the wake. They deserve props for that.

Anyway, let me know what you think, it has the potential to be legendary. ;-)

lakesurfer 03-10-2012 6:17 AM

Great list and great job!

h20king 03-10-2012 7:44 AM

Robert great job on setting things up.We had planed on driving down Thursday and arriving late in the day.We will try to make it down earlier but not sure

timmyb 03-10-2012 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by ragboy (Post 1736582)
@timmy The end of the taps plate hooks down, that is new.

How much of a difference do you think that will make?

Great job and thanks for all of your hard work on the event!:cool:

h20king 03-10-2012 12:27 PM

Just changed our dates guess we will be rolling in late on Wednesday. Cant wait thanks for setting everything up

malibu 03-10-2012 4:46 PM

Thursday sounds good Robert! I am flying in Wed. night. Thanks for all the work you put into this. I can't wait to ride behind some of the boats from your list.:cool:

tmill 03-10-2012 9:44 PM

how! i have to figure out how to be there thursday now!!! Cant wait to come down and see everyone/ get a chance to meet new people.

ragboy 03-11-2012 1:27 AM

ok, I think I am going to setup a registration for the demos, so that we can anticipate demand. Glad to know that it seems people will be able to work around and make this work on Thursday and Friday. Going to be fun, and def something I have been working towards for a long time. I am at the boat show now, and it doesn't make sense to me to buy a boat this way unless you have all your research done and you know what you want and you are looking for the "show special". The ability to demo great wakesurf boats on the water and weighted properly should be a much better experience.

timmyb 03-11-2012 10:12 AM

Robert, unfortunately that is not the best approach from a sales point of view! LOL! It's much easier to say your boat is better than the competition than actually let the customer drive it and your competitors back-to-back! I know my local Tige dealer has had people interested in boats and they weren't sure which one to get so my dealer invited the competition to the lake...only one hesitantly accepted and then they lost so I'm sure that is probably the last time they will do that! From a customer perspective, BEST IDEA EVER!!!!

tonyv420 03-11-2012 8:28 PM

looks more and more like I'll be taking the camper and boat along for this trip!!

ragboy 03-11-2012 9:01 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys, keep it coming...

So we have been working on the wakesurfopen.com site for a bit and we are doing some informative videos about what is happening, and we are all together at the boat show so killing a few birds with one stone. Mitch is funny, if you know him in the real world, you know what I mean. He can get so serious some times and RJ and I are always giving him a hard time. When the camera turns on he gets VERY serious and then if he flubs or stutters, he gets very hard on himself. Pretty funny. So anyway, a bit of an outtake today that when I got home and watched I laughed pretty hard. I laughed more at us making fun of him then I did his original outake.

Good times, makes me look forward to the event coming up, cuz this is pretty much how it is. Luv ya Mitch, can't wait to do those board reviews with you.

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wakemitch 03-11-2012 9:19 PM

Robert, you suck

ragboy 03-11-2012 10:26 PM


tonyv420 03-12-2012 7:46 PM

Robert when does registration begin?

tonyv420 03-12-2012 7:49 PM

Yo Mitch, don’t let them clown you like that :)

ragboy 03-12-2012 7:53 PM

Registration will be open by the end of the week, maybe sooner. Just finishing up a few things.

tonyv420 03-13-2012 11:05 AM

thanks RB!

duffymahoney 03-13-2012 12:28 PM

How is the taps plate different? Looks the same.

ragboy 03-13-2012 1:01 PM

Here is one of the RZ4

IMG_1725 by wake9, on Flickr

And my 24Ve

IMG_1462 by wake9, on Flickr

now here is the new Z3

IMG_1344 by wake9, on Flickr

See how the new new Z3 taps plate hooks down on the end?

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