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Old    jon (the_wbc)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-26-2005, 11:40 AM Reply   
Hey Guys,

Some of you gave one of my campers a hard time a few weeks ago when he joined this bb to talk about his week at camp, so I feel the need to jump on here and defend him a little bit...

Take it easy on newbies to the bb, just as you would be nice to someone learning to get up and ride for their first time. If you disagree with his post or didn't like what he had to say, there's no need to just make fun of him or automatically assume that he is working for the man. Instead, why don't you encourage them and move the discussion in a positive direction.

My friend Chad camp to our camp in July, I think he had an awesome time, and he learned some new tricks, it was awesome. I think he just wanted to get on here and share his stoke with other people that are into wakeboarding too. He isn't working for us, we aren't trying to sneak advertising on the boards here in some kind of wierd, fake method of promotion. We don't do that.

Just be nice to the newbies, give them a chance. don't be so negative on here, that's not what wakeboarding is all about. If you want to see some pics of the camp, and chad learning his first scarecrow at camp, hit our website, then go ride!


Jon Liu
Camp Director, Wakeboard Boot Camp
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-26-2005, 12:19 PM Reply   
what's a bb?
Old    Brendan (kybool)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-26-2005, 12:33 PM Reply   
bulletin board
Old    Josh Brown (midwestrider)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-26-2005, 12:39 PM Reply   
Gotta agree with the man. It seems like people are quick to tear someone apart lately. Just chill out, how are we supposed to spread the stoke if we tear up newbies who are a little misguided?

Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-26-2005, 12:45 PM Reply   
thanks scott, man I had a tough time with that one.
Old    Brendan (kybool)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-26-2005, 1:35 PM Reply   
no worries, luckily enough I know you're not a newbie. Otherwise I would have torn you a new one. lol
Old    rammer (craiger)      Join Date: May 2002       08-26-2005, 2:13 PM Reply   
The people who rip them are the same people who don't want anyone else to wakeboard, jetski, tube, slalom, or anything because it will mess up "their" water.

Those people suck.
Old    260searay            08-26-2005, 2:25 PM Reply   
Man i wish all i had to worry about messing up the water were those few things, i could deal with that. Hear at Lake Erie we have wind......the slightest bit makes 2-5 footers i hate it.
Old    pate            08-26-2005, 3:44 PM Reply   
If Chad is the one in the video "the chad" then my hat is off to the dude for his effort. He kept at it. If you read this Chad then realize that there are a lot of cool people on this site that can be a great help to you. More cool people then Tools... Sorry for the bad experience just please dont hold it against the rest of us...
Old    jon (the_wbc)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-26-2005, 6:13 PM Reply   
Pat, it's not the same Chad in the video on our site, that is one of our coaches from a few years back. i know, we need more new video...

Thanks for the cool comments everyone, maybe we all need to get out and ride a little more and remember not to take ourselves too seriously. We have a little motto at camp, the worst day on the water is still the better than work. Remember that wakeboarding is about having fun hanging on the boat with friends and just enjoying the water, even if it's rough.


Old    jon (the_wbc)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-26-2005, 6:19 PM Reply   
p.s. here is a pic of camper chad on his first scarecrow...
Chad's Scarecrow


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