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Old    Ryan Allison (devildog_ra)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-15-2010, 9:33 PM Reply   
was about to grab some zzzzz's and noticed i received the newest news letter from WSR thought id pass it along



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WakeSport Ranch Newsletter
Newsletter
February 15, 2010
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We Are Set to Open the First Weekend in March!
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Get your wet suits ready! We are going to open the first weekend in March - on Saturday and Sunday, March 6th and 7th to be exact.

With the recent rain (and snow), the lake is deep enough to ride safely. We are busy getting the first three obstacles ready to launch into the lake this week:

An adjustable wedge - can be raised and lowered
A fixed wedge
A 50+ foot long fun box with a wall ride

Other obstacles are in the works.... an adjustable kicker and an A frame designed by a pro rider.


Here is the Deal:

We will be operating the cable from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m.

The cost is only $20 (plus tax) to ride that day (for one session or all day)

Rental gear is available, thanks to CWB, Jet Pilot, and Shred Ready

USCG approved life vest and helmet are required

A waiver must be signed by riders and visitors

Come out to ride or watch.... rain or shine, fog or snow


Many Thanks:

To our staff - Josh Potter, Chris Nichols, the Rixen and Cable Wake Parks teams, and what's his name - oh yeah, Dustin Shows, our sponsors, investors, and especially Jeff Baker at Innov8 Action Sports for his help and support. This has been a bit of a challange to get open for business, but well worth the journey.

And to think I originally set out to build a water ski lake.....


Best regards,

Jack V. Farr
President
Old    CIREboardshorts.com (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       02-16-2010, 5:55 AM Reply   
Great news. A good excuse to get the season started.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-16-2010, 8:00 AM Reply   
We have been getting a lot of emails with riders saying they want to ride, so we will make that happen.

20 bucks for the day, good deal as well.

We still have a lot of work to get finished, but we can get that done during the week and let you riders shred on the weekends.

Thank you to everyone for all your support
Old    Ryan Allison (devildog_ra)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-16-2010, 8:57 AM Reply   
ill be there
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-16-2010, 9:04 AM Reply   
Good Ryan, looking forward to meeting you, I will see you then.

What day you coming out Sat or Sunday or both?
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-16-2010, 11:27 AM Reply   
I should be there for opening weekend! Sweet.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-16-2010, 12:00 PM Reply   
Good to hear Eubanks, hope you can make it out, if so, I will see you then.
Old    Ryan Allison (devildog_ra)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-16-2010, 2:25 PM Reply   
planing on going both sat and sunday, should be bringing a small crew. Wes you comin? John?
Old     (txwakerider)      Join Date: Oct 2008       02-16-2010, 2:27 PM Reply   
Josh Potter??? Is he living up here in DFW now, or did he just come to install the cable?? That guy is awesome I hope he is up here now!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-16-2010, 3:17 PM Reply   
Josh Potter is living on lake Granbury at the moment.

He will be leaving sometime in April, he is helping get the park dialed in.

Yes Josh is an awesome guy for sure, we are stoked to have him.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-16-2010, 3:18 PM Reply   
Very cool Ryan, I will see you out at the park.

Thanks for your support!!
Old    Ryan P (waketx05)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-16-2010, 3:20 PM Reply   
So wakesport ranch is in cresson... Are they still building the other in Dallas?? What was its name?
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-16-2010, 3:47 PM Reply   
Yes Ryan, Dallas Watersports Complex is the Cable going into Dallas.
Old    John Marshall (johnm_ttu)      Join Date: Jul 2005       02-16-2010, 4:36 PM Reply   
Jeff,

Let me make sure I am getting this right, you guys are going to be open every weekend starting March 6th?

Ryan,

I think March 27th looks good for me. I need to do about 73465271 pull-ups before I let the cable own me.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-17-2010, 8:43 AM Reply   
John this is the plan.

We will open on the 6th and 7th of March.

If the demand is high and a lot of riders show up to ride, then we will open every weekend.

We have a lot of landscaping and work to still finish during the week.

I will keep everyone updated.
Old    Dr. Klause Von Der Sherburne (shredred)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-17-2010, 9:51 AM Reply   
can't wait to see that shred ready kicker.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-17-2010, 11:29 AM Reply   
Yeah the adjustable SR kicker, is going to be siiiick.
Old    Ryan P (waketx05)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-17-2010, 1:43 PM Reply   
im stoked.. ill be moving up there soon. ill have to come meet you jeff and see how much its gonna take for me to get behind one of those epics. i prolly wont be able to make it out for opening weekend. but believe me wen i say that once im established.. i will be a regular face at the park.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-17-2010, 2:04 PM Reply   
Come on by anytime Ryan, I look forward to meeting you and getting you out in an Epic on some glass as well as on the Cable.

No problem, this isn't really our Grand opening, just a soft opening to get all the riders out to ride and get the place dialed in.
We still have a lot of work to do around the site, so you wont miss the real Grand Opening later this year.
Old    Stephen McClain (rivrat)      Join Date: Sep 2009       02-17-2010, 3:10 PM Reply   
Jeff me and a crew are flying out from nor cal the 15-21 can't wait to ride your park
Old    Jon D (jdwake1)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-17-2010, 4:40 PM Reply   
All you guys who are going should post some pictures of your trip on here so us who are less fortunate can see the awesomeness!!!
Old    Ryan Allison (devildog_ra)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-18-2010, 8:16 AM Reply   
will do Jon
Old    Ryan P (waketx05)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-18-2010, 11:21 AM Reply   
sounds good jeff.. lookin forward to it!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-18-2010, 11:27 AM Reply   
Yeah Stephen, sounds good, cant wait for you and the crew to get here.

What month are you coming?

Are you staying in the Hotel across the street?
Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-18-2010, 12:36 PM Reply   
Nice! I'll be back in town the 20th and 21st. I'll definetely have to stop by. Although it will be my first time on back on a wakeboard since last May...lookin foward to it though!
Old    Ryan Allison (devildog_ra)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-24-2010, 6:29 AM Reply   
MAN its soooo cold i might renig on going on the 6-7th.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-24-2010, 6:49 AM Reply   
Ryan - I hear you. Today is brutal in Dallas with the wind. I'm still game for anything over 50-55 degrees!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-24-2010, 9:45 AM Reply   
Well we will see, you know what they say about the weather and Texas, so lets hope for a nice sunny weekend, with no wind!!
Old    Adam Hughes (hughes144)      Join Date: Apr 2008       02-24-2010, 10:10 AM Reply   
Eubanks,

What wind?
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-24-2010, 10:52 AM Reply   
The 20mph north wind I was facing downtown this morning! It's like a wind tunnel down heere though making it feel much worse that it is.
Old    Adam Hughes (hughes144)      Join Date: Apr 2008       02-24-2010, 11:50 AM Reply   
Are you on something? Because it's more of breezing air and I work outside! Dork!
Old    Adam Hughes (hughes144)      Join Date: Apr 2008       02-24-2010, 11:55 AM Reply   
Jeff,

No fins alloweed? I know mawi doesn't.
Old    Adam Hughes (hughes144)      Join Date: Apr 2008       02-24-2010, 11:59 AM Reply   
Allowed.....

I'm talking about using it on rails, sliders, kicker or whateber you have out there.

Sorry for multi posting.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-24-2010, 12:17 PM Reply   
Adam - Your 1.5 inch surf fins will be fine since you're too scared to hit any of the manly obstacles.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-24-2010, 12:29 PM Reply   
No wind at WakeSport Ranch today, the lake is butter!!


Adam, correct No metal fins allowed on obstacles.

I am getting pumped, it is going to be sick, the first Kicker went into the lake today.

The Shred Ready adjustable Kicker will go in this week as well.

CGA vest and helmets are mandatory, as well.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-24-2010, 12:37 PM Reply   
Got my Shred Ready helmet at home! Now I'm ready for the Shred Ready kicker!

So the adustable part just allows you to remotely raise or lower the kicker?
Old    Ryan Allison (devildog_ra)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-24-2010, 12:40 PM Reply   
i think im still coming. ill have the dry suit and shorty on standby
Old    Adam Hughes (hughes144)      Join Date: Apr 2008       02-24-2010, 12:46 PM Reply   
Plastic fins??

Eubanks, I'll get you back!
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-24-2010, 12:59 PM Reply   
What's the water temp Jeff? Drysuit for me please.

So how many people do you think will be there on the 6th?
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-24-2010, 1:35 PM Reply   
Poly fins like the ones on a Hyperlite Clash are ok, what board are you riding?

Yes Eubanks we can adjust the kicker via remote control, from about 3feet to 5 feet.

The water Temp is cold, but we do just fine in a wetsuit, full suit of course.

Well as far as riders go, I have had quite a few emails and phone calls from riders saying they will be there, but I really don't know how many will actually show up over both days, I have received about a 100 email/phone calls.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-24-2010, 1:51 PM Reply   
Wow! And just think about all the people that are coming that haven't called or emailed. I hope we get more than a couple of rides!
Old    Stephen McClain (rivrat)      Join Date: Sep 2009       02-24-2010, 2:04 PM Reply   
Jeff we will be heading out in march the 15-21 four of us have our plane tickets bought and five more are saying there going to make it how many obstacles do you think you will have up by then and if you know anybody who wants to take a boat set that week we would be more than happy to kick down for some gas. We'll be sure to bring our full wet suit, vests, and helmets thanks for the info
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-24-2010, 2:36 PM Reply   
Stephen we will have 2 kickers a wedge and a flatbox in the lake For March 6th and 7th

We will start building Hyperlites obstacle pretty soon and Epic boats obstacle as well and we will be adding an incline rail as well.

I will let Hyperlite and Epic boats tell you what they are having us build, lets just say they are both sick obstacles.

Stephen, hopefully you know that the park will only be open on the weekends in March, if you meant May then that's a different story, we should have Hyperlite's and Epic's Obstacle and the incline installed by May.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-24-2010, 2:50 PM Reply   
Perfect answer! May is our trip and I can't wait for it.

Any suggestions on getting from DFW to WSR? Anybody?
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-24-2010, 2:53 PM Reply   
The same way all us Texans do...by horse.

(Message edited by eubanks01 on February 24, 2010)
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-24-2010, 3:17 PM Reply   
Hahahahahaha Eubanks.

How many are in the group Stephan, so I can see what I can setup for you.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       03-04-2010, 3:45 PM Reply   
Here are a few pics from yesterday, we got the small kicker in the lake and then decided to shred for a little bit before we got back to work.

This weekend, Sat and Sun we will be open from Noon to 5:00 come ride for 20 bucks plus tax.

We will have the small kicker the big Shred Ready Adjustable Kicker

The Wedge

The incline

The Flatbox

in the lake
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Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       03-04-2010, 5:28 PM Reply   
Sick! Thanks for the update. Water temp today? Is it doable just with a heater top all day?
Old    Jon D (jdwake1)      Join Date: Sep 2007       03-04-2010, 5:40 PM Reply   
Lmao I love potters green shortie!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       03-05-2010, 9:13 AM Reply   
Eubanks it was toasty in a 4/3 Jp Wetsuit.

We had a rider that rode in a heater top and b-shorts and he said it was fine.

I would bring a heater top for sure and a wetsuit just in case, the water is cold, I dont know the Temp, I just know its cold.

I had ordered some heater tops and wetsuits, but I have not received them yet, hopefully they will come today.
Old    Jason Pavik (jasonpav)      Join Date: Dec 2008       03-06-2010, 2:34 PM Reply   
It's official, the cable park is completely awesome
Old    Jake Sonnevelt (the_bum)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-07-2010, 5:18 PM Reply   
Sick sick sick! There is going to be some crazy riding going down around DFW this year. Keep your eyes open
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       03-08-2010, 6:55 AM Reply   
Had a great time at WSR Saturday! Huge props to Jeff for working so hard to get this thing ready to ride. There is definitley a lot of work left, but I know everybody was pumped that they went ahead and opened it up for some ridiing. The flat box is going to be sick! Fun times were had by all. Now it's time to get into cable shape!
Old    Justin (texasmoombav)      Join Date: May 2009       03-08-2010, 8:42 AM Reply   
Any pictures from saturday??
Old    Dan (texastbird)      Join Date: May 2003       03-08-2010, 8:57 AM Reply   
Here's a little slideshow from Saturday's action
Old    Justin (texasmoombav)      Join Date: May 2009       03-08-2010, 9:42 AM Reply   
Cool, Thanks Dan.
Looking forward to gettin out there
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       03-08-2010, 10:43 AM Reply   
Thank you to all that came out to support the park this weekend.

We had a good showing Saturday, we had about 70 riders that rode and we also had a lot of spectators show up.

Yes we still have a lot of dirt work to finish, as well as getting all the obstacles done and in the lake, but we will work hard to get it all done.

Sunday's mud fest was brutal the rain made the walking around a lot of fun.
Nothing like an extra 5lbs of mud on each foot, walking back to the dock and around the facility to wear you out, but we still had riders come out a ride in the rain and mud, thank you.

Looks like we will open up this coming weekend as well for the Spring Break crowd and we will get that flatbox finished and put in the lake this week.

Thanks again to all.

Dustin Shows, Jack Farr,Chris and Josh Potter have been putting in long days and weeks to get the Cable rideable and I want to thank them as well for all the hard work they have and continue to put in.

I will post more info on this coming weekend as I get more info.
Old    Joe Pinkston (BigTEX)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-08-2010, 12:25 PM Reply   
Jeff, Great job on the park it was well worth the drive down. I cant wait for next weekend when there are more obstacles in.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       03-09-2010, 8:37 AM Reply   
Thanks Joe, yes next weekend will be even better.

Here is a calendar, for this month, we will open quite a few days for the Spring Breakers.

http://www.wakesportranch.com/calendar-wsr.cfm

Also we will update pricing, we will have 2hr, 4hr and all day passes for the coming ride days.

Thank you again for everyone's support!!
Old    Gene Williams (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-09-2010, 9:09 AM Reply   
It was definately cold and muddy but that will change soon enough. I have not been on a board in almost 5 months and still had a good time. BTW I took my wetsuit off and trunked it so it is definately doable for all you wussy types. I suck at cable riding but cannot wait to start getting the feel for it.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       03-09-2010, 9:13 AM Reply   
Are you guys going to be open 7 days a week come summer time? 2 months & I can't wait!
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       03-09-2010, 9:21 AM Reply   
Sure, it's doable but you forgot to mention how you were crying and begging for a heater top.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       03-09-2010, 9:35 AM Reply   
Big Heavy, we will be open at least 6days a week if not 7 come this summer.

If we go with 6 days a week it will be Tues thru Sunday, closed Monday.

I saw a few riders riding in just B-Shorts and a vest!!
Old    Jessica Jacquay (JJ)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-10-2010, 5:54 PM Reply   
Are the rental helmets Super Scrappys?!! That is awesome
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       03-11-2010, 8:16 AM Reply   
Yes are rental helmets are Shred Ready Super Scrappy's.

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