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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-03-2006, 3:37 PM Reply   
Back, what 2 weeks ago now, I was fortunate enough to do a quick clinic at the Moomba Jamboree. As part of that, Inland Surfer was kind enough to provide a board for teaching.

The blue room was the board of choice, it allowed me to teach folks that had never wakesurfed before how to free ride behind a boat.

The boat we used was a Moomba Outback, without a tower and only about 1,000 pounds of ballast. The location, Lake Louisa has an average depth of 8 feet. Typically not considered to be the best of conditions.

As you can see from the attached pictures, newbies and experienced folks alike could ride the Blue Room pretty easily.

The 3.25" Future Side Bites allowed the board to be broken loose, but only when you wanted it to happen, so less agressive riders found the board stable and easy to ride.

Many PROPS to Inland for the board for the clinic and for being such a large part of the success of that event.

Oh and check the color of the water! Only in Florida. :-)

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Old    wardovision (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-03-2006, 5:53 PM Reply   
Killing it! and you say you can't figure out where James gets his talent from.
Old    Johnny Wadd            05-03-2006, 7:16 PM Reply   
Jeff that water looks nasty. Any Gators?
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Old    Ed G (ed_g)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-04-2006, 4:06 AM Reply   
Hey, that water is not nasty!

It is actually pretty pure. It gets filtered thru the Green Swamp and it gets its' dark color from tannic acid from cypress trees. Majority of the trees you see in the background are cypress.

Water temp was 85 degrees that day.

Yes, there are many gators. Florida riders are good cause if they fall, you never see them again untill their knawed up bones float to shore.

Oh well, some folks have brown air - we have brown water.
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-04-2006, 5:58 AM Reply   
Hey CASkimmer, thanks...now James is all worried that he'll get my hairline too! :-)

John boy, Ed G keeps telling everyone: "the water is FINE! Shut up and get in the water!" :-) It looks like coffee doesn't it? I made the mistake of going under about 6 inches and opening my eyes...completely black, NO sunlight made it down that far!!!!!
Old    entrust clothing (entrustclothing)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-04-2006, 6:58 AM Reply   
don't worry jeff, baldness skips a generation :-)
Old    Scott Taylor (taylormade)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-04-2006, 7:15 AM Reply   
It's crazy that an hour away the water is insanely green.

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Old    Scott Taylor (taylormade)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-04-2006, 7:18 AM Reply   
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Old    Ed G (ed_g)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-04-2006, 7:47 AM Reply   
Color of water is relative to where the water originates.

Clermont chain of lakes are fed primarily from surface water sources.

If it comes from the aquafer, then it is crystal clear.

The Butler Chain of lakes, which is only about 20 miles from the Clermont chain has perfectly clear water at a depth of 8 feet.

Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-04-2006, 7:59 AM Reply   
Ed, which color water do the gators prefer? :-)
Old    Ed G (ed_g)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-04-2006, 8:29 AM Reply   
They hate clear water.

They can't sneak up on you, snatch you and drag you into their underwater den to rot.

Once you rot, they can easily tear off your arms and legs.

Legend is if you throw a bottle of hot sauce into the Clermont chain and it sinks, you'll soon hear burping.


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