I have met a ton of people through this site as well...probably too many to list and I'm sure I'll forget a bunch of you.
I was one of the dudes that rode with Neelley behind is old Sanger with the ten foot pole! There was barely anywhere to sit because he had so much ballast! But it was awesome! That was probably 11 years ago. We used to get to the lake at sunrise (6-6:30am) and freeze our nutz off to get the butter!!! I also rode behind his new boat shortly after he bought it which was a little more spacious! LOL.
Besides the local SoCal people I met through this site...Erik Carter, RJ, Scottay, Troy, RJ, Dale, Skylar, Chris WIlliams, Gideon, Jeff Altman, Jason Onori, etc., 9-10 years ago I also rode with Dave Williams at Lake Elsinore and met a good crew of other wakeworlders.
In SD...I met Gramps, Paul, Blabelmooch, and a bunch of others because of Wakeworld.
Then there's the Delta/Sacramento Crew....Thanks to this site I met Joe Umali and he showed me the Wake Jedi Way! Jason Buffalow, Arun, Rich and Chris Dykmans, Aaron Aubrey, Tony Tonso, etc.
I have had so many memorable times wakeboarding and I can definitely attribute most of them to this site. I am still a sucky wakeboader, but I sure as hell have a blast when I do it! I haven't met anyone in this community that I can honestly say I didn't like. I hope they think the same of me! HA!
Thanks for making this website Dave! I am definitely a lifer! I can say that I am on this discussion board 5-days a week 5-6 times a day! It's like crack! HA!
All you you I haven't seen in a while...Hit me up...I miss you guys! We should do some sort of reunion ride somewhere sometime!
Last edited by depswa; 07-01-2010 at 5:00 PM.