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Old    akman            10-19-2008, 8:03 PM Reply   
Just spent 3 awesome days on the lower Colorado River with a great group of friends and riders. Weather was perfect 100* daytime temps and water in the low 70's.
We had great conditions and the riders JD. Webb, Kyle Alberts and Dean Smith threw down some mad tricks behind the mighty wakesetter. Dave had the boat slammed big time with over 5500 lbs of ballast. We had to run to the bow to get the nose to come down to get her up to speed, once we did the wake was MACKING, it was the biggest wake I have personally ever seen.
It was nice to sit in the boat and take pictures as well as be in the chase boat filming. I will say when I had to get behind the wheel and get in real close for pictures and filming it was a little hairy. I know one instance where JD said "man your getting close" as I cruised by after a fall.
JD, Kyle and Dean thru down mad tricks all day long and were a lot of fun to hang with along with the film crew Ronny, Spencer and of course Dave Cervanka the man behind the video. From what I saw this weekend this will be an extremely fun video with lots of great riding and behind the scenes action.
Line of the weekend "Those are tacos? They look like potato chips you better bring my 6 more" (Spencer)
2nd line of the weekend, me talking to Dean while downing a few beers "dude that's a big watch" Dean:"It's an arm clock"
You should have seen this thing it took up his whole arm!
Dave Cervanka telling me to get in close so I can really get some good footage...after JD crosses the bow cutting into the wake. He calmly turns to me and says "That's a little too close, if they hit the boat cutting in your just a tad too close"
Carnage of the weekend goes to Kyle, he was riding a Honda 200 and going over a few hits while Ronny took pictures and he went over the front handle bars, hit his face and shoulder and jumped up like it was nothing.

I have to also say I have a lot of respect for these 3 young riders after the evening session they jumped in the boats and wiped them down from bow to stern and did it with a smile on their face, laughing and joking the whole time. Seeing them freeride was awesome, it was great to see them just go out and have fun with no stress of a contest and riding for points.

Here are a few pictures from my 3 days of hanging with the whole crew. My son got to have a nice weekend on the boat, jet ski, dirt bike and hang with some celebrities.

Slammed...
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Rigging my boat
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DPC camera
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JD
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JD
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Wakeworld Wakesetter
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Kyle
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JD
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Dean
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Kyle
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JD
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Dean
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Kyle
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Dean
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End of the day sunset
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My son getting a ride on the dirt bike with his dad
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Jet ski ride with his mom
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Turned my back on him for a second....
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Hanging with the boys...
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