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Old    Erin Leah (wakeboardqueen)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-31-2005, 5:53 PM Reply   
Wakeboarding is out for me like osama bin laden in a game of jinga ( hope i spelled that right)
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-31-2005, 5:56 PM Reply   
yeah its insane
Old    wickedwake            08-31-2005, 5:57 PM Reply   
Yeah, gas prices hit 5.25$ down the road in ATL today. Most of Auburn Alabama is out of gas!!!

This freakin blows...
Old    Erin Leah (wakeboardqueen)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-31-2005, 6:03 PM Reply   
we are out of gas down in milledgevile ....
Old    drew_a6            08-31-2005, 6:32 PM Reply   
a few gas stations in LaGrange, GA shut down...it sucks...good thing i filled up 2 days ago
Old    robertt            08-31-2005, 6:51 PM Reply   
Hahaha, the marina on my lake has an old pump....2.99 is as high as it goes. They have to hold that price until next year when they will get a new pump.

Before long, I might be filling up tanks in my boat and bringing them to my truck.
Old    Jeff Moore (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-31-2005, 6:56 PM Reply   
Over $3 a gallon during my drive today, the whole way. Fort Mohave AZ to Discovery BAY CA.
Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-31-2005, 7:01 PM Reply   
dang 5.25 that sux and i thought it was gettin bad here...it just hit 2.89 in texas
Old    Steve Amestoy (stevev210)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-31-2005, 7:05 PM Reply   
Gas jumped from $2.73 to $2.93 this afternoon in Queen Creek AZ,probably higher in other parts of the state.
Old    rodney (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-31-2005, 7:09 PM Reply   
i just got gas in mesa arizona for 3 bills straight up
Old    HYPO (hypo303)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-31-2005, 7:16 PM Reply   
$2.99 in st.louis was 2.42 on monday ??????
this blows when your broke
Old    Steve Amestoy (stevev210)      Join Date: Feb 2005       08-31-2005, 7:20 PM Reply   
That sucks cuz the weekend aint even here yet,and I gotta feel up tomorrow
Old    wakeskirider            08-31-2005, 7:22 PM Reply   
Wakeboarding is already considered more of a rich kid sport in America to most. This is not going to help the sport. Boats keep getting bigger and bigger and suck more and more gas. I think I am going to hold out to but a boat till they come out with the nuclear powered Malibu.
Old    paul (wakeme884)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-31-2005, 7:31 PM Reply   
With prices so high, at least the lakes will be a bit emptier this weekend.
Old    natxbrotha            08-31-2005, 8:07 PM Reply   
that might be true paul, but those fishermen and jetskiers will still be there with there little fuel effecient motors! it went from 2.69 to 2.89 just today in DFW texas. looks like we wont be riding with ballast anymore!
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       08-31-2005, 8:14 PM Reply   
it's just money, go pick more from the money tree
Old    Eric (ethomass)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-31-2005, 8:16 PM Reply   
in parts of college park maryland where i was driving for regular it was $3.50 but 5 mins down the road it was $2.79 and you bet there were cars lined up at that gas station
Old    dahui            08-31-2005, 8:28 PM Reply   
Hey Steve, Im in Queen Creek too. Ive never seen your Sanger out at Saguaro. What days do you go out? Anyways gas just hit around $3 here.
Old    Brian Alterman (brian0384)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-31-2005, 8:48 PM Reply   
in Orlando, was 2.54 the last few days, but now 2.90 and i'm sure it will be higher by noon tomm.
Old    Clinton (just_board)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-31-2005, 9:38 PM Reply   
2.52 monday night.. I figure, eh, it'll come down another .02.. I'm quite sure I paid 2.79 for it yesterday, and then today it is 2.89..

The Hurricane even reaches as far as Kansas City, Missouri..
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       08-31-2005, 9:40 PM Reply   
Well i know im fillin up tommorrow before it possibly goes up but were anywhere from 2.40 to 2.80 in Oregon, but it was there before the hurricane, i just hope it doesnt go up for a while.
~Tyler~
Old    Chris (lop)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-31-2005, 10:34 PM Reply   
I think I got the last 2.69 here now it's at $3

Hypo your gonna have to pimp your boat out now.... there is a guy who lives up and Winter who is looking for a pull.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-31-2005, 10:40 PM Reply   
3.01 for regular today. Same pump was charging 2.81 less than one week ago.
Old    Bethany Blair (sbboarder)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-01-2005, 12:44 AM Reply   
$3.09 today in SAnta Barbara... this hurts.
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-01-2005, 2:59 AM Reply   
Cheapest place where I fill up on the way to the lake in NC was $2.99 yesterday. That's okay, I have money that I haven't even made yet.
Old    woody (bwood)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-01-2005, 3:09 AM Reply   
What boat uses the least amount of gas with stock ballast? I would have to guess a SAN.

(Message edited by bwood on September 01, 2005)
Old    J. Howard (jhoward)      Join Date: Nov 2004       09-01-2005, 3:58 AM Reply   
$2.56 South Tampa, FL. They asked to conserve gas. I'm sorry to all, but I'm going out this Sunday. The (poopie) thing about this weekend is that I'm still in my cast. I get to be a drunken spectator.
Old    Chris (lop)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-01-2005, 4:28 AM Reply   
woody - I am thinking the Mbsport with the 2 speed tranny would be the best on gas, can any of you owners back me on this?
Old    Cody (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       09-01-2005, 5:06 AM Reply   
3.09 in East TN. Expected to go up. Lakeside is nearly 4 something. :-(
Old    Scott Taylor (taylormade)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-01-2005, 5:22 AM Reply   
J, where the hell are you getting gas at $2.56 in South Tampa? It's $2.90 everywhere I'm looking. I filled up the Denali (30 gallons) and three 5 gallon tanks on Monday, when it was $2.48.
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-01-2005, 5:28 AM Reply   
Stock weighted SAN has a nice wake, but I think we should all GO WEIGHTLESS. It will help your riding and conserve fuel for the greater good.
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-01-2005, 5:32 AM Reply   
Oh, and Erin...why can't OSAMA play "jinga"? I no get it...
Old    J. Howard (jhoward)      Join Date: Nov 2004       09-01-2005, 5:36 AM Reply   
Macdill. F-150 has two 16 gallons tanks, Suburban 29 gallons I think and the boat has a 36 g's. The only thing that saves me is the broke foot. I cant drive, so it forces me to car pool.
Old    mango (mango)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-01-2005, 6:40 AM Reply   
i was filling up at a gas station here in new jersey at 2.75 this morning. As soon as I left they were changing the prices to $3.05 a gallon.
Old    robertt            09-01-2005, 6:51 AM Reply   
I have the solution. They say that if the average MPG for the commuter cars in america went up 6MPG there would no longer be a crisis of any kind.

Well, that might not happen, but if most of America went to 4 - 10 hour days it would cut out 20% of fuel use.

Three day weekends every weekend!
Old    Scott Taylor (taylormade)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-01-2005, 7:50 AM Reply   
it certainly makes telecommuting more attractive for both employers and employees.
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       09-01-2005, 8:00 AM Reply   
5.25 a gallon? I think I would report that to the authorities.
Old    Kellan Scheiris (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-01-2005, 8:02 AM Reply   
5.25!!!! i thought statutory rape was illegal?
Old    David (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       09-01-2005, 8:36 AM Reply   
$3.31 today just north of Houston, TX.

Old    Phil (mmobius2001)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-01-2005, 9:41 AM Reply   
michigan hit record high of $3.15 for reg everywhere.

dont even go near the airport... like $3.80 or so
Old    Kellan Scheiris (shavis)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-01-2005, 9:45 AM Reply   
thats ok in Canada its around $4.00 a gallon in some parts....and we have the 2nd biggest supply in the world....
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       09-01-2005, 9:54 AM Reply   
The major oil importing station in the gulf has been closed temporarily. 1.1 million barrels a day has stopped

i got one of those chain texts yesterday, saying not to buy gas on the 1st and to send to 10 ppl... it made me laugh! people think that if they don't buy gas for a day that prices will come down for them. not going to happen
Old    Justin (newmy79)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-01-2005, 10:29 AM Reply   
the highest i've seen in jersey was $3.02, but mostly ranging from $2.69-$2.99., however the gulf coast does supply the northeast with 1/3 of our oil so we are soon f'ed!! i mean i am complaining about gas prices and my commutes, but I saw a fuggin pic on the net today of gas prices $5.87 in GA...now's that's just freaking WRONG!!! imagine when people need to heat their f'in homes this winter...it's just getting way out of hand...
Old    Dustin Wilson (dustin_c_wilson)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-01-2005, 11:58 AM Reply   
$3.20 in Memphis and they are saying that the city will be out of gas by Labor Day.
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       09-01-2005, 1:13 PM Reply   
truth in gas prices, gas companies profitted 21 BILLION DOLLARS least year YES 21 BILLION, that up from 11 BILLION the year before...

Can we say ENRON WHO?
Old    Matt Huff (djhuff)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-01-2005, 1:44 PM Reply   
Gas here went from $2.59 on monday to $3.29 today at some stations (that still have gas)

Our moronic gov. gave a statement that there was going to be a shortage of gas due to a pipeline not working. Now there are many gas stations that don't have gas.
Old    eric fox (fox)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-01-2005, 1:51 PM Reply   
No Kenny, that's actually profit...Enron they were faking the profit.

Eric
Old    Nicole (nikki)      Join Date: May 2004       09-01-2005, 2:05 PM Reply   
Yea, i heard in parts of georgia it was getting close to 6.00$ a gallon, thats nuts. I seriously would be riding a bike, there is no way in hell i could afford that! I'm so happy i moved away from there!
Old    wakegal02            09-01-2005, 2:22 PM Reply   
they really need solar powered boats, i mean come on most boats sit out in the sun all day long, why not get a little bonus from that. i know those would be expensive but they have to start making them sometime to allow the prices to go down. i don't know why it's so complicated and expensive but i guess i'm not a genius in science.
Old    Delta Force (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       09-01-2005, 2:28 PM Reply   
3.26 here at home, I want to ride so bad but at 20 dollars an hour... I figure I burn 6 gallons an hour running weight... damn I am crying right now...
Old    Migitty Matt (migitty)      Join Date: Aug 2001       09-01-2005, 2:51 PM Reply   
Here's a pic from Yahoo. It would cost me $250 to fill my Suburban at those prices (42 gallon tank).


Gas
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-01-2005, 2:57 PM Reply   
Let's see. BP would stand for British Petroleum. Everytime we turn around, we have to help the Brits. Now look how we are repayed. That's the highest I've seen. Maybe they can take some of those profits and buy themselves a real military so we don't have to bail them out constantly.
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-01-2005, 3:12 PM Reply   
Destin Florida..... just filled up..... regular is $3.69. One AFB ran out of gas and the other is limiting to $20 a car. They claim it'll be much higher each and every day. I gotta ride this weekend too. This is killing wakeboarding!
Old    woody (bwood)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-01-2005, 3:18 PM Reply   
New jersey(Trenton) was at 3.19 for reg. today.
Old    Preston (okwakebdr)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-01-2005, 3:40 PM Reply   
Hey...at least we have cars and boats to put gas in. I have family in New Orleans that I haven't heard from yet.
Old    paul (wakeme884)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-01-2005, 3:56 PM Reply   
I took a boat load of people out today riding. To conserve fuel I had everyone swim behind the boat and push-never started the engine!!!!
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-01-2005, 3:59 PM Reply   
I'm thinking that whomever came up with the slogan that says "My boat runs on gas, not on thanks" may be selling a lot of t-shirts.
Old    wickedwake            09-01-2005, 4:36 PM Reply   
Preston: Im praying for you and your family. I know how you feel. I have family in Gulfport that stayed, we finally got in touch with them last night, what a releif. But keep the faith bro.
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-01-2005, 5:06 PM Reply   
I also feel for people that have family's down there that they have not been able to get in touch with. What totally disgusts me is a government that tells people to leave, knowing most of them neither have the transportation or the money to leave. After the fact, they have the money to provide relief aid when in fact that money should have been put up front to evacuate the people that were unable to do so. That would have saved lives and brought peace of mind to alot of families.
Old    sdsurfchick79            09-01-2005, 5:16 PM Reply   
Give Kiteboarding a try! No gas needed!

Jessica
http://www.kbmag.com
Old    Dave W (njskier)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-01-2005, 6:47 PM Reply   
$3.39 today in my area (8 miles north of trenton, nj), but some stations are $2.99!
40 cents difference and the higher price is at GASCO! Guess who owns all these no-name brand stations! (hint:non-americans)

I'm glad I filled everything up last weekend!
We're getting fleeced and our government won't help with price control!
Old    jayp            09-01-2005, 6:49 PM Reply   
$2.99 for premium in downtown Portland. Looks like a bargain compared to some places. And we usually have some of the highest prices. Glad the boat has a full tank for tommorrow evening. I am going to feel guilty out there burning up gas wakeboarding though.
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-01-2005, 7:00 PM Reply   
I drove over 200 miles around Chicago Suburbs today and didn't see anything less than $3.09/gal for 87 octane. Highest is right near my house..$3.49 for the cheap stuff...and I'm in Indiana!
Old    MIKE O (batman)      Join Date: Nov 2001       09-01-2005, 7:06 PM Reply   
3.29 for regular in Kingsport, TN. !!!!!!
Old    wakeboard_neb22            09-01-2005, 7:35 PM Reply   
I think God is trying to tell us we need to get off are lazy asses and ride a bike to work or jog...i mean we are the fatest country in the world
Old    xtremebordgurl            09-01-2005, 8:25 PM Reply   
3.15 to 3.50 today here in Maine, greater portland and L/A area.
Old    Preston (okwakebdr)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-01-2005, 9:00 PM Reply   
Clay - appreciate that man.

Randy - public transportation in New Orleans is free when there is a mandatory evacuation of the city.
Old    Jamie Lokken (wakechic06)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-01-2005, 9:02 PM Reply   
Someone HAS to do something...this is rediculous! I remember when i was bout 8 or so and it was 93 cents a gallon..I could fill my car up for less than 14 dollars if they were like that...how are high school kids supposed to pay for 3-6 dollars a gallon when we play sports and cant get a full time or even part time job?!?!

BUSH DO SOMETHING!!!

Old    Delta Force (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       09-01-2005, 10:06 PM Reply   
with or without natural disasters it was going to happen anyway in the next year or so... no president could single handedly just say "thou shalt not pay more than 2 dollars a gallon"
Old    Nick Swan (goinbigg17)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-01-2005, 11:03 PM Reply   
So far we aren't to high in Seattle yet at $2.79 tonight, but I'm sure in the morning it will be up atleast 10 cents. We should feel lucky really though, it was already over $3 a gallon in Hawaii before the hurricane, and thats with a "Gas Cap" on wholesale gasoline.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/2005-08-24-hawaii-gas_x.htm

Old    tpalmeri            09-02-2005, 9:20 AM Reply   
Here in Pinehurst NC, gas is 3.29 for regular unleaded at the station by my office..... BUT the only thing they still have left is Premium. Everything else is sold out.
Old    Jeigh Krupp (balr54)      Join Date: May 2004       09-02-2005, 9:31 AM Reply   
Jamie, i hear you there. When I first started driving I remember paying as low as 65 cents a gallon. One thing that really pisses me off though is after 9/11, gas companies got in trouble for price gouging. Well, what do you call this. I know the president doesn't have all the power, but there has to be some government intervention at some point. If there isn't, we are going to see price increases on absolutely everything. Think of how many products that are used everyday contain petroleum. Something has to be done soon!
Old    Anthony Racinelli (aracinelli)      Join Date: Oct 2004       09-02-2005, 9:35 AM Reply   
These gas prices really suck. Have'nt went outside yet to see the prices today but I guess we are expecting somewhere around $4 a gallon soon here on the Colorado River. Sure makes it hard to train the kids. We now take shorter sets but it seems to make us have more quality runs. We've had glass all week, seems as though most are content to float or sit on the beach. It's usually crazy for this weekend but most are not traveling. That's the only positive thing for us wakeboarders.
Old    corkyswx2            09-02-2005, 10:04 AM Reply   
We're at $3.29 in KC.. I'm for sure filling up before we get to the lake tomorrow! I can only imagine what the marina prices are.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       09-02-2005, 10:29 AM Reply   
the government has loaned oil from its reserves to major oil companies for refining. European officials are considering sending supplies to the US as part of an accord among Int'l Energy Agency members to share during emergencies." hmm.. I think Europeans should send their damn oil sooner. "13 major refineries are still not operating. GOOD NEWS: the offshore oil port allowed tankers to unload crude for the first time since Aug. 27. Production in the Gulf has not yet been resumed as many platforms and rigs were damaged or sunk." probably take a while for prices to settle down
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       09-02-2005, 10:35 AM Reply   
oh yeah, crude prices are down 2.50 per barrel today
Old    Jeff Moore (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-02-2005, 11:11 AM Reply   
When I was in AZ earlier in the week, the river was pretty empty. Just the usual jetski crowds around Laughlin, pretty bare around the Needles, Fort Mohave area. If it was that empty most the time, I'd spend more time at my folks house in Fort mohave

Lines are starting to pop up here in NoCal, had to wait today, and two stations were empty/out of gas. The cashier said their prices were gonna spike today or tommarow, diesel was raised 28 cents a gallon over night at that station.
Old    Andrew Brown (robie)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-02-2005, 11:28 AM Reply   
This site has a list of the lowest gas prices in most areas. It won't be much cheaper but I saved $.30 a gallon across town.

http://www.gasbuddy.com
Old    Tim (raketball)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-02-2005, 11:48 AM Reply   
I paid $2.92 last night at the ARCO by my house. Sad when that seems cheap compared to some of these other prices.
Old    Clinton (just_board)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-02-2005, 1:05 PM Reply   
currently 3.19...

don't even wanna know what it's gonna be tomorrow...or sunday or monday

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