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Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-15-2009, 2:03 PM Reply   
Just watched him save Alex's life. Crazy mofo was edging in toe side toward the fun box. He would have landed on the fun box and been threwski!. Travis picked up on it quick and killed the throttle. Now I see why he's the preferred driver.
Old    Kat Laird (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-15-2009, 3:01 PM Reply   
Travis is an amazing driver & I have witnessed many similar saves! You'd think if he knows the rider is going to hit an obstacle that the rider might see the probability and make a new plan!
Old    michaelspsp (michaelspsp)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-15-2009, 7:36 PM Reply   
he is very helpful to the non pro x-star owners too. he helped me get my wake straightened out
Old    David Miller (otown_dave)      Join Date: Dec 2007       08-15-2009, 7:56 PM Reply   
Maybe he was going for something new? Only asking.
Old    tim (oldguy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       08-16-2009, 11:33 AM Reply   
Travis ROCKS!!
Old    Nick Kondylas (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-16-2009, 11:50 AM Reply   
I don't get what happened?
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-16-2009, 12:09 PM Reply   
from what I gather:
Kid was edging to the wake giong to do a trick toeside, the landing would have resulted in them smashing into the funbox in mid air/just after landing.... Travis saw this coming, cut the gas and saved a life.
Old    Nick Kondylas (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-16-2009, 12:50 PM Reply   
Ohhhhh jeez that's pretty crazy! I thought he was cuttin toeside to hit the funbox, but aight, thanks for explaining.
Old    Chris Butler (xistential)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-16-2009, 3:32 PM Reply   
"Kid was edging to the wake giong to do a trick toeside, the landing would have resulted in them smashing into the funbox in mid air"

He used to do it at least once a weekend for one of the women (Nicola included)
I remember once when he was about to get into the boat to pull the women, he turned at the dock and addressing the ladies "you see those obstacles in the water? you are meant to go over them,not thru them" or words to that effect. Lol.
Old    Kat Laird (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-16-2009, 4:24 PM Reply   
lol, Chris! That is a great story....thanks for sharing!
Old    Chris Butler (xistential)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-16-2009, 4:43 PM Reply   
Nicola just called me after the finals now and it happened to her again. This time she was pretty upset. I am not there so I don't know.............?
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-16-2009, 4:46 PM Reply   
Must be a tight course
Old    Chris Butler (xistential)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-16-2009, 5:21 PM Reply   
Nicola won so it doesn't matter.
Old    michaelspsp (michaelspsp)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-16-2009, 5:23 PM Reply   
yes, congrats to Nicola!
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-16-2009, 6:52 PM Reply   
I can't say enough great things to describe of the most awesome person, driver, and coach I have ever had the pleasure to ride with.

You can always count on him to do the right thing which he obviously did today

(Message edited by rnopr8 on August 16, 2009)

(Message edited by rnopr8 on August 16, 2009)
Old    travis moye (driving)      Join Date: Jan 2003       08-16-2009, 9:04 PM Reply   
The course wasn't tight at all. That's the point. There was no need for riders to put themselves at risk. There was plenty of room. One of the more wide open stops of the year. I'm sorry if Nicola feels slighted but I always err on the side of caution. I couldn't live with myself if something happened. The riders just need to be a bit more aware.
Old    Andy Nintzel-NautiCurl Wake Shaper (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-16-2009, 9:26 PM Reply   
Alex who????
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-16-2009, 9:31 PM Reply   
Old    David Miller (otown_dave)      Join Date: Dec 2007       08-16-2009, 9:32 PM Reply   
Good job Travis, I guess it's hard sometimes keeping track of the course & focusing on the trick. I thought he was going toe side wake to fun box transfer. Do riders discuss when they plan on doing something out of the ordinary?
Old    travis moye (driving)      Join Date: Jan 2003       08-16-2009, 11:06 PM Reply   
I have had riders talk to me when wanting to do something different, but in his case he was going to run into the side of the box, not jump the wake then hit it. I understand it can be tough keeping track of where you are sometimes, but a little more thought should be put into their runs. You have all day long to look at the course and plan it out there are really no excuses for potentially making a fatal error.
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-16-2009, 11:25 PM Reply   
Good call Travis, I support your decision 100%, he is a veteran rider and knew better. Thanks.
Old    Lance Saville (lancesaville)      Join Date: May 2009       08-17-2009, 1:55 AM Reply   
My perfect pass wants to be like travis when it grows up.
Old    Kat Laird (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-17-2009, 5:21 AM Reply   
Chris - did Nicola win the stop, or were you referring to her heat?

Travis - Nice job, again!!
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-17-2009, 12:13 PM Reply   
You can't make everyone happy 100% of the time, but at least they will be around to see another day!

Travis you will always be #1 in my book!
Old    Performance Ski And Surf (perfski)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-17-2009, 2:52 PM Reply   
Travis has been and will be the driver at all the tournaments we put on if he is available. He makes people a better rider because of his driving and I have witnessed him "save" so many riders that he should get part of the prizes anytime someone wins. of the challenges any event organizers faces is liability and the possibility of legal issues from putting on an "extreme sport". That said, when our attorney was reviewing our coverage he asked me if I knew what our best "insurance coverage was".....I said I thought it was our policy...and he responded its the guy driving the boat. He's the best in the Industry. Travis you are the best and I'm grateful to you for being a part of the Gravel Tour! Saving riders one at a time for a LONG time!
Old    Paul Morgan (morgs)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-17-2009, 5:12 PM Reply   
Good call Travis! Would have done exactly the same thing! Whatís a life or disability vs. a contest run?

If there is the slightest doubt, itís just not worth it...

Great job mate!
Old    Greg Bodor (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-17-2009, 6:09 PM Reply   
wow... Travis is on the Ball...

Anyone got video?
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-17-2009, 9:01 PM Reply guys are awesome in your own right
but here's to you Travis.....applause,applause,applause
Old    B Poser (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-17-2009, 9:20 PM Reply are my hero!!
Old    Jesse Scheel (j_money)      Join Date: May 2006       08-18-2009, 2:37 PM Reply   
MAGIC DUST!!!! POW!!! HES 35!!!! maybe 36 or 7 now! ha :-)

For those of you who watched Detention 2012!
Old    Russ McDonough (mexicoblue)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-18-2009, 10:12 PM Reply   
He seems like a really great, genuine, down-to-earth dude. And definitely an amazing driver. You know a tournament is the real deal when they bring Trav in to drive it.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       08-18-2009, 10:20 PM Reply   
Is he married cuz it seems like all the good ones are taken!
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-18-2009, 10:40 PM Reply   
Old    David F (focker)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-19-2009, 4:55 AM Reply   
I've said this before but it's worth mentioning again.. Travis is cool and all but his uncle Daniel is my hero. When I was in college he installed a steel plate with 8 screws in my leg after a moby dick gone wrong.

I still remember my parents sitting in the doctor's office with me and my mother said something along the lines of "would you please tell him he needs to stop this wakeboarding mess"
Dr. Moye basically said that he was the wrong person to be telling me that as he is an avid wakeskater. WHAT NOW MOM.

The Moye family - saving lives one day at a time.
Old    protag (protag)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-19-2009, 8:41 AM Reply   
Thanks for sharing, David.

Great story! Made my day: "WHAT NOW MOM"

...i'm off to go boarding now. :-)


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