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Old     (joran)      Join Date: May 2008       09-04-2008, 5:27 PM Reply   
I've been wondering if anyone has tried riding at night, with like tower lights and stuff. I notice they say not to do that on pages that advertise tower lights but if that's not what they are for why get them... >.>

Of course there's the danger of hitting nighttime fisherman, but you can always do a check of your run first.

We're going to be hitting up dale hollow on the 11th to 15th and it seemed like a place where it would be possible since it's big open and empty this time of year. We don't have lights so no go for us, but we wondered if anyone has looked into the legality and tried it before.

So...ever ran a set at night time XD
Old     (pri3st)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-04-2008, 5:34 PM Reply   
Illegal in most if not all states. Just having them on underway is also illegal I believe

(Message edited by pri3st on September 04, 2008)
Old     (tinytdubb)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-04-2008, 5:40 PM Reply   
but it's fun as all hell. It stays light on the delta longer
Old    walt            09-04-2008, 6:32 PM Reply   
I've done it and found depth perception kind of tough when your about to hit the wake. I rode with no lights though.
Old     (nick_in_ssp)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-04-2008, 6:37 PM Reply   
Screw the lights and just do a midnight ride with the moon.
Old     (ethan31)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-04-2008, 6:45 PM Reply   
I rode on the full moon last year.

Its illegal though. But very fun.
Old     (joran)      Join Date: May 2008       09-04-2008, 6:50 PM Reply   
yeah, certainly illegal in most places. I took a night ride once on the White river in Indiana. We were basically just trying to leave and didn't want to idle back. We could have been so busted and depth perception BLOWS in the dark. Doing it at night with tower lights though seems like it would be sweet. Everything cool happens at night right XD
Old     (onthewatermo)      Join Date: Jan 2008       09-04-2008, 6:51 PM Reply   
Bugs in the eyes shut us down wakeskating time: goggles on
Old     (truebeachbum)      Join Date: Oct 2006       09-04-2008, 6:59 PM Reply   
i did it at nasworthy at the ski circle with lights on a malibu! it was sick the wake was lit up good i would cut out and loose site of everything except the wake it was sick i threw down one of the best runs of my life. everyone in the boat couldn't believe how crazy it looked
Old     (mkrueger313)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-04-2008, 7:21 PM Reply   
definetly try it on a full moon its a blast for sure
Old     (mammoth)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-04-2008, 7:26 PM Reply   
Surfing at night on the Delta is great!

Or so I heard.
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-04-2008, 7:29 PM Reply   
We do it with lights and have a blast. Water is so smooth, the boat feels like it's not even moving. We triple check the lake and make sure no other boats are out. Very illegal for sure, but quite the rush...

(Message edited by wake upppp on September 04, 2008)
Old     (mobv)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-04-2008, 9:00 PM Reply   
It is illegal in TN. The driver will be charged with reckless operation of a boat and an TWRA officer told me if a minor is riding it would be reckless endangerment.
Old     (joran)      Join Date: May 2008       09-04-2008, 9:04 PM Reply   
Old     (mjfan23)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-04-2008, 9:25 PM Reply   
sidenote - dale hollow will be sweet then, completely empty. Only problem are most restaurants on the lake are closed after this weekend. Where you launching out of?
Old     (wvboard)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-05-2008, 4:00 AM Reply   
Completely illegal.....that said, put glow sticks on the rider. It makes them easier to find in the dark after a fall.
Old     (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-05-2008, 5:48 AM Reply   
I know someone very well who hosts surfing parties every full moon. Yep it is highly illegal and we figure as long as you are not being obnoxious on the lake, ie. disturbing the peace with your stereo, chances of seeing a ranger on our small lake are pretty low. I'm not sure I would want to ride at wakeboard speeds in that low of light though.
Old     (joran)      Join Date: May 2008       09-05-2008, 6:36 AM Reply   
we're staying at star point resort ( it's on 4490 Star Point Road,Byrdstown, TN

We've been there once before and it was pretty nice, and super empty after labor day.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       09-05-2008, 6:43 AM Reply   
Yep! Epic Sessions at night with photo Ryan Taylor!
Old     (tuneman)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-05-2008, 6:43 AM Reply   
Check this video out. It's just a sampler and half of it is wakeboarding, so keep watching. It's my friend John T. and I and we're riding in the dark about half way through the video. Four big lamps back and two forward:
Old     (billy2603)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-05-2008, 7:46 AM Reply   
I've done it with a full moon - wake is a bit hard to see, but the water was glass and it is a pretty awesome rush to carve out into the darkness.

Just be sure there are no boats around - we did it in a cove that you can only come in from one side.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       09-05-2008, 8:14 AM Reply   
few more:
Old     (guitsboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-05-2008, 9:06 AM Reply   
great shots.
Old     (tuneman)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-05-2008, 9:37 AM Reply   
I love the last one. Talk about a face full:-) Is that you and Colin?
Old     (tarpongator)      Join Date: Jan 2006       09-05-2008, 9:45 AM Reply   
When we went to Dale Hallow we were out at a restaurant about 15 miles from where we were staying. We were there after dark and thought it would be no big deal to get back. Anyway, it was so DARK out there that we almost could not get back. I mean we could not even tell land from water. We ended up following some bass boats doing about 60 mph a couple of different times until we could somewhat see.
Old     (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-05-2008, 10:10 AM Reply   
i love night riding...hard to find place and boats that are setup to do it. Bellaqua used to do a night ride contest, and camp far west is a private one to bust you at night.
Old     (mavrick243)      Join Date: Jun 2008       09-05-2008, 10:19 AM Reply   
those pictures are awesome ya i agree with tune man on that last one lol
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       09-05-2008, 10:22 AM Reply   

Yeah that is me and Colin, he is going over me. That last shot he crashed and I was like "what the hell man, you never crash on Hoochies." He was like, "Dude you pulled the wake flat and then blasted me in the face, what did you expect." The picture says it all.
Old     (jsweat)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-05-2008, 10:56 AM Reply   
that last pic is classic andy i may have to put it as my desktop. nothing like spraying someone in the face when they least expect it
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       09-05-2008, 11:33 AM Reply   

I can give you a full size copy if you want it. Lemmeknow. The funny thing is that Colin New I was trying to spray him. The Shot we were trying to get was Colin Doing a Hoochie over my wake Slaysh spray. Like the Top Photo with better lighting.
Old     (jsweat)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-05-2008, 11:43 AM Reply   
i sent you a pm with my email addy in it
Old     (mjfan23)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-05-2008, 1:53 PM Reply   
Ben - Star point is awesome. nathan who runs the place will always hook a up with whatever needed.


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