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Old    trent (wakeboardlf25)      Join Date: May 2007       04-28-2008, 8:53 AM Reply   
i heard there was one suppose to be opening pretty soon but i haven't found anything on the web about it.....anyone kno anything about it??
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-28-2008, 9:29 AM Reply   
does atlanta have any water to be wasting on cable park?
Old    trent (wakeboardlf25)      Join Date: May 2007       04-28-2008, 11:25 AM Reply   
it may not be in atl exactly, maybe around the area...i just heard there was one in the making and should be opening soon
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-28-2008, 11:41 AM Reply   
Seems like you here that about everywhere, its normally people doing what they think is market research and half a$$ probing turned promotion. The only solid deal I've heard of is Cincinnati's... They actually have their stuff together.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       04-28-2008, 12:01 PM Reply   
I have been investigating what it takes to get a cable park. It is very expensive and requires a lot of work. Anyone can say they want to try and build one, but the person needs about a million dollars to make it work
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-28-2008, 12:03 PM Reply   
in cali you need WAY more than a million. Probably at least 5 million here!
Old    Ben C (dadthedriver)      Join Date: Jul 2004       04-28-2008, 12:12 PM Reply   
Not sure about the 5 Mil. Cable system is $400,000 just takes land after that. Cali will have one soon enough and it is not a 5 Mil project.
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-28-2008, 12:16 PM Reply   
Just takes land? I know you're just generalizing but within that land is permits, surveyors, environmental testing, etc. Having a piece of land and $400,000 for the cable is a great start at submitting your proposal.
Old    Ben C (dadthedriver)      Join Date: Jul 2004       04-28-2008, 12:22 PM Reply   
A-dub LOL I was generlizing. I am very aware of all the permits and testing that go with it. 2.5 mil is a better number. all I will say is it is possible in Cali just hold on.
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-28-2008, 12:43 PM Reply   
I figured you did.... Goodluck!
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       04-28-2008, 12:43 PM Reply   
Just to put it into perspective, San Jose just finished building the nations largest skate park, and the proposal was to have it "not to exceed $500,000". I'm not sure what the final cost of it came out to be, but I would assume that the cable park would have to be at least 3-4 times larger than this skate park and the cost to operate is obviously much more expensive. So to open a park in Cali, I think that 3-4 million would be about right.
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Old    Luker (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-28-2008, 12:50 PM Reply   
Although...water is cheaper than concrete :-)
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       04-28-2008, 12:52 PM Reply   
true, but I would think that the cable equipment (the pully system, metal towers, etc.) would end up being more expensive than concrete and rebar.
Old    Ben C (dadthedriver)      Join Date: Jul 2004       04-28-2008, 12:56 PM Reply   
I agree it is way to expensive in Cali and NO ONE should try and put one in.
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       04-28-2008, 12:58 PM Reply   
OK, I just got an email response from a guy I know at the city, and it ended up costing $4.5 million once it was all said and done. So just the land itself to build a cable park out here would be probably over $2 million
Old    Luker (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-28-2008, 1:00 PM Reply   
According to CableWakeboard.com the Rixen or Sesitic Systems are around $400K. Land 20-30 minutes outside of the perimeter in ATL is pretty well available...you could scare up 10 acres with some type of water source pretty easily.

Sounds like a no brainer to me...I'll pony up $100 bucks to get it started...someone else just has to throw in the other $999,900 and I think we could do it.
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-28-2008, 1:05 PM Reply   
Cable equipment is $400,000
Old    Ben C (dadthedriver)      Join Date: Jul 2004       04-28-2008, 1:18 PM Reply   
So let me ask a question. If a cable park was built within 3 hours drive from you how often would you make the drive?
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-28-2008, 1:27 PM Reply   
at these gas prices? Twice a month :-)

1 hr drive= nearly every day
2 hr= approx 3-4 times a week
3 hr= 1 a week if that
Old    Luker (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-28-2008, 1:38 PM Reply   
I agree...less than 2 hours from the house and I'd be there at least 3 days a week.
Old    kyle (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       04-28-2008, 1:59 PM Reply   
It makes sense with all the german's putting in cable parks now. The dollar is so cheap to them that they can buy the land for nothing now and in 10 years be rollin pretty hard
Old    Dante (hal2814)      Join Date: Feb 2006       04-29-2008, 7:39 AM Reply   
I'm surprised Lake Lanier Islands never set up a ski/wakeboard cable. That sort of thing seems right up their alley.
Old    trey mclendon (tdiggity)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-29-2008, 5:42 PM Reply   
hard to do a cable park on a lake thats run by the corps... 90% of the lakes in georgia.First they let the levels fluctuate so half the year it would be on land, and its damn near impossible to get permits allowing it. Although ive heard talk about one on allatoona for years i think its all bs because ive never found anything to back it up.Although every wakeboarder on allatoona has looked at acworth beach and though it would be perfect for a cable park... Maybe all of us from atl need to throw down together on lotto tickets, probably got a better shot of getting a cable park that way
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-29-2008, 6:00 PM Reply   
Not to mention that in cali youll probobly need a tree specailist to come in and tell you which trees you need to keep there, a bug person to tell you which ant hills not to disturb, a dirt specialist......

Edit: where is the cable park in cali going to be Ben? I will deffinately have to go give it a test run, always wanted to try cable riding.

(Message edited by hawk7 on April 29, 2008)
Old    Al - Pal (watson_134_lf)      Join Date: Nov 2007       04-29-2008, 6:48 PM Reply   
"The $4.7 million park at 2305 South White Road will close about 30 minutes before sunset daily"

.......... thats how much the skatepark costs
Old    trey mclendon (tdiggity)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-30-2008, 4:42 PM Reply   
I cant imagine how much they have to pay for insurance on one of those places
Old    Eric Lassiter (ericlassiter)      Join Date: May 2007       05-02-2008, 11:06 AM Reply   
I was present to hear a certain Lake Lanier boat dealer GM tell a group of college wakeboarders that in 30 days Atlanta would have a cable park. Let's see, that was April 29th and it is now May 2nd and I've seen nothing or heard anything else about it.


MYTH BUSTED!!!
Old    trent (wakeboardlf25)      Join Date: May 2007       05-03-2008, 1:06 PM Reply   
yea thats where i heard about it at was at the college wakeboard thing...and haven't heard anything about it since either

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