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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-14-2007, 5:16 PM Reply   
wakesurf in the rain. :-) Hey Dennis I'm SOOOO glad we didn't wait for tomorrow, when it would be windy :-)

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Old    Dennis (dennish)      Join Date: May 2005       04-14-2007, 6:06 PM Reply   
WHATEVER
Old    Brandon Key (souperfly)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-14-2007, 6:36 PM Reply   
Real men dont wear wet suits!

2 weeks ago! April 1st, 07

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It was a chilly 85 that day.. BRRRRRRRRR
Old    Lionel (lionel)      Join Date: Nov 2005       04-14-2007, 9:27 PM Reply   
Please wear a life jacket.....
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-15-2007, 6:49 AM Reply   
Actually, don't ride on the swimstep of a moving boat. :-) In CA that's illegal, I think in TX too...anyway...85!!!! I don't think the operating temperature of my engine even got that warm yesterday! :-)

Real men don't allow a little wind, rain and cold to prevent them from performing their duties as a component of the ballast system. :-) Hey Dennis - sure is windy here - maybe gusts up to 4 mph. I can't TELL you how fortunate I feel that we went yesterday in the rain and cold rather than today, with the sun out and those nasty 4 mph gusts. :-)

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Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-15-2007, 6:54 AM Reply   
PLUS, another thing I am SSSSOOOOO thankful for about yesterday was the lack of glare. When it's overcast and dark, you don't need sunglasses. Maybe a flashlight, but not sunglasses. :-)

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Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-15-2007, 7:01 AM Reply   
Dang it I couldn't find a second let a lone a third to ride in 38 degree air and maybe 40 to 45 water temps, wind, sleet, and driving rain yesterday. The sculling crews are apparently are more manly than the local wakeboarders.

Riding is 85 air temps is for little girls.

Sculling crews
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Old    wardovision (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-15-2007, 7:27 AM Reply   
I still don't understand what's so impressive with the holding/ drinking a beer in pics.

First of all, it's not really sending a good message to potential sponsors that are quietly keeping tabs on sites like this. Second, I guess I just don't see what's so hard about standing up and holding something in your hand. Looks boring to me.

Real men provide a good example to others
Old    Brandon Key (souperfly)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-15-2007, 8:47 AM Reply   
First off I yelled at my friend for jumping out onto the swim deck for the pic, because it is my boat, my responsibility.

Having a drink while surfing is a novelty move to "impress" the people on the boat. More often people through the beer back at the surfer more than the surfer asking for it.

Personally I rarely drink while surfing because you loose the ability to do anything but stand there and, well, drink.

Plus they took the pic late because I was drinking and smoking! <~~ Real man.

Finally, my boat being a DD, there's not much to do besides stand there. Wake really isn't impressive enough to really get any airs, maybe a few slides.
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-15-2007, 9:05 AM Reply   
Is Mountain Dew OK? I know, I know, in that picture it's not the drink that's offensive, it's the shorts:-)
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I think an interesting wakesurf trick would be juggling. I don't juggle, but at a competition I'd score a successful three ball juggle pretty high because I haven't seen anyone do it yet. Doing something like having a drink demonstrates some level of control and something you can’t do in other wakesports.

I have this idea; I want to iron a shirt while I’m surfing. Start off on a big board like an IS Red. Have my crew pass an ironing board, a shirt, and a gas powered iron back to me via a tow rope. Then return the iron, ironing board, and the ironed shirt back up the rope. http://www.extremeironing.com/

The idea is borne out of my wife’s work researching linguistic terms. In her work she stumbled across an Extreme Ironing” web site. The idea is that extreme sports have become so common place that they’re no long extreme. So why not add a mundane, common place aspect like ironing a shirt to an extreme sport.

I'm not a big fan of drinking and boating, I'm already having a lot of fun I don't need anything else to further enhance the experience.
Old    wardovision (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-15-2007, 9:42 AM Reply   
Brandon,
I didn't mean to come off so condescending or negative. Although I've never done it I can see how it takes more balance then doing the same thing without it in your hand (esp. when throwing the rope).
I just saw a few red flags and commented when I shouldn't have.

I agree with the points you made. Personally I don't like to drink when I ride for the same reasons but that's just me. I realize fun comes in many forms and what appeals to me might not appeal to anyone else.

(Message edited by caskimmer on April 15, 2007)

(Message edited by caskimmer on April 15, 2007)
Old    wardovision (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-15-2007, 9:44 AM Reply   
...and that looks pretty good for a DD. How's it weighted?
Old    Sue (malibu)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-15-2007, 11:53 AM Reply   
Real women ride even when there is ice! These pictures are from Dec. '05. I surfed the same location last winter and rode over a little ice that was broken up from boat traffic.
I haven't surfed in 3 weeks since the boat is broken. Waiting for a replacement part is not fun! Upload
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Old    wardovision (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-15-2007, 12:03 PM Reply   
wow, now that's commitment!
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-15-2007, 12:05 PM Reply   
Now I feel like a girly man. I saw Sue's December ride post some time ago. Sue can ride with us any time!
Old    Sue (malibu)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-15-2007, 1:13 PM Reply   
Edward maybe I should jump on a plane to OH so we can go surfing. I hope to get the boat back by this weekend. No one around here is riding yet, so we pretty much have the water to ourselves. I think it's warm enough for a wetsuit now.
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-15-2007, 2:32 PM Reply   
I know that at least one wakeboard crew has already been out but that was about three weeks ago before the weather got sour.

You know that’s almost funny, jumping on a plane, leaving a west coast state heading for Ohio to go surfing:-) Maybe wakesurfing has come along way!

The spring weather cork is going to pop next week so hardcore riders will emerge pretty soon, most other riders won’t be out until June.

Anyway Sue, if you ever do get out this way you’d be welcome to ride with my crew any day.
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-15-2007, 2:55 PM Reply   
OMG! Ice! I thought we had the corner on the obsession, I am humbled by Sue's ice cube surfing. :-) Dennis quit your whining! :-)
Old    Dennis (dennish)      Join Date: May 2005       04-15-2007, 3:04 PM Reply   
JEFF,
Seek professional help for your delusional and obsessive compulsive behavior. You never heard me complain. Though ice to the face in a fall would be scary.
Old    Sue (malibu)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-15-2007, 7:21 PM Reply   
Thanks for the offer Edward .
I am pretty addicted to wakesurfing. I am always ready to ride. Good thing my husband likes to drive the boat. I would like to find some good surfers to ride with so I can learn some tricks. I am usually teaching others how to surf. I tried a 360 on my Phase Five but I didn't make it around and the board hit me in the shin on the way down. I'll keep trying though.
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-15-2007, 7:57 PM Reply   
No problem hubby can drive for me too.

I've been working on my 3. I get all the way around but I lose the wake. Heck I did a 720 on a Trick Boardz Free Style but it doesn't count when you lose the wake.

Sue, let's have a friendly competition, let's see who can pull it off first this year. Since it's a bit of a commute we'll have to use the honor system. Heck, I think we should start a new post for people to declare that they completed their first 3 for 2007.
Old    Brandon Key (souperfly)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-16-2007, 9:50 AM Reply   
Sean,

Its cool man, no big deal.

Here's the setup:

Bow Compartment: 250lbs lead
Ski Locker: 350lb water ballast + 200 lead
Rear: 440lbs on the side and 440lbs behind the engine

Total around 18-1900lbs

And the Malibu Wedge down. Not sure if it helps yet because of the angle of the boat compared to the angle of the wedge at 9mph.

Here's a pic from yesterday:
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Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-16-2007, 9:56 AM Reply   
I'd like to know the story on the Wedge. I keep hearing up and down. My intuition and my experience with a different brand boat makes me think up is better but I don't have much practical experience.

There's going to be an LSV rigged for surf at Norris next weekend. I'd love to see first hand what moving the wedge does.
Old    Jeff (fuller313)      Join Date: Oct 2006       04-16-2007, 10:11 AM Reply   
I put my power wedge at halfway and it cleans up the wake and puts more power behind the wake.
Old    Sue (malibu)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-16-2007, 10:32 AM Reply   
Edward, sounds good. I will keep you informed on my 3's as soon as I have a boat to surf behind. It is kind of a long commute from Idaho to Ohio, so I will try and get some pictures on our next ride. Joe and I would be happy to have you join us if you ever come this way.
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-16-2007, 3:27 PM Reply   
Closest I get is Richland, WA been a while since I've been there no plans any time soon.

I should get out this weekend, can't wait for the first ride of the season.
Old    Sue (malibu)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-17-2007, 9:46 AM Reply   
My boat is being fixed today! I should get out to Lake Lowell on Sat. It's suppose to be 64 and cloudy but thats good enough for me. Can't wait to ride again.
Old    kal schultz (kal_dude)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-17-2007, 10:16 PM Reply   
looks like it was a blast for the boat driver!!!!!!!!!
Old    Vince Piercey (valsurfer)      Join Date: May 2006       04-20-2007, 1:59 PM Reply   
you guys r for sure crazy diehards riding in the rain lolo. u should be up snowboarding in tahoe. looks like the same weather on sunday for the Lake Tullock surf contest.I will be up there photographing it for centurion boats
Old    Dennis (dennish)      Join Date: May 2005       04-20-2007, 3:55 PM Reply   
Hey Vince ,
Looking forward to the contest. We were out practicing for the contest, we thought for the surfing , really for the weather. We are prepared for the bad weather. LOL

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