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Old    du540            08-26-2005, 8:59 AM Reply   
I wanted to post this in a couple of places. One, to be sure Lyle saw it and, two, to hopefully inspire some of those parents out there who want to get their little ones out on the water having fun.

My son, AJ, and I would like to give a big THANK YOU to Lyle of Chrome Dome Industries for doing most of the work on this project.

We had an old Obrien Blunt 137 that Lyle trimmed down to a 99 and reshaped the tip and tail. We sealed it all up and AJ and I got the paints out.

We should be on the water very soon trying to break it in.

Here are some photos:

AJ and the "99" top
AJ and the "99" top

AJ and the "99" base
AJ and the "99" base

Another top shot
Another top shot

With bindings on the tramp
With bindings on the tramp

AJ with a lil Tail Grab
AJ with a lil Tail Grab

(Message edited by du540 on August 26, 2005)
Old    fl_girl            08-26-2005, 9:10 AM Reply   
Ahhhh, he's so cute.
Old    dahui            08-26-2005, 10:12 AM Reply   
Those graphics look the same as the new X-Star. He might be able to get a job with Mastercraft
Old     (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-26-2005, 10:18 AM Reply   
that is soooo awesome. post pics on the water when you get some... pleeeeease!!!
Old    socalgrl79            08-26-2005, 10:43 AM Reply   
He's absolutely adorable! Nice grab!
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-26-2005, 10:46 AM Reply   
dude! check out how he's holding the handle close to his lead hip! booya!
Old     (gmarkham1)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-26-2005, 1:42 PM Reply   
sweet! Looks better then most board graphics out there... when he is all done with that board I should have a use for it....Can I be first in line to buy it?
Old    du540            08-26-2005, 9:24 PM Reply   
gordon -

That's a good question. AJ and I have already talked about when he gets bigger and needs a bigger board that maybe we should pass it along to another lil boy or girl who wants to learn to ride too. Not sure, we may consider keeping it as a "keepsake" sort of thing.

If we don't keep it tho.....we won't make anyone BUY it, we'll give it away so that we can help another lil ripper get started.
Old     (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-26-2005, 10:03 PM Reply   
Da Hui -
Old    jayp            08-27-2005, 12:20 AM Reply   
That board looks like it turned out great! In the first picture "AJ and the "99" top " the board is almost as big as your boy.

Is he pumped to ride his new board?

I bet he gets up first time.

You will still be working on your toeside while he is throwing Tantrums.
Old     (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-27-2005, 6:08 AM Reply   
Nice job AJ. I believe you've already found your calling.
Old    du540            08-27-2005, 11:04 AM Reply   
Hey Jay,

Thanks, but what tha???? I've got my toeside. AJ will pass me soon enough tho..;)
Old    jayp            08-27-2005, 3:17 PM Reply   
I know you got your toeside. Wish I did.

BTW, you missed the glass this morning.

Can't wait to see AJ ripping it up!
Old     (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-27-2005, 4:21 PM Reply   
he already looks more comfortable than me.


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