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Old    Chqwakeboarder (chqwakeboarder)      Join Date: May 2006       04-28-2007, 9:45 PM Reply   
Are you dedicated to wakeboarding? What is the craziest thing that you've done in the name of wakeboarding? The best story I got is once I drove up 2 1/2 to our lake house for a 30min set in 55 degree water, then drove 2 1/2 hours home.
Old    J2 (zuka666)      Join Date: Aug 2005       04-29-2007, 7:49 AM Reply   
I drove 5.5 hours for a 20 minute set in the pouring rain...

I'm doing it all over again June 30th, Bordentown NJ
Old    Chqwakeboarder (chqwakeboarder)      Join Date: May 2006       04-30-2007, 5:20 PM Reply   
Jeff, that's pretty impressive
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-30-2007, 5:37 PM Reply   
Wakeboarding is the ONLY thing in the world that will get me up at 5 o'clock in the morning without hesitation to ride some butter.
Old    Josh B (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-30-2007, 6:06 PM Reply   
A few years back a guy posted looking for a ride while he was in Az. He was coming out from NJ for Spring Break and was going to be in Tucson. He drove 2 hours up from Tucson to Phoenix and we went boarding for the afternoon. Then he drove the 2 hours back that night. That's some dedication imo!
Old    Keith (hawaiianstiln)      Join Date: Oct 2004       04-30-2007, 6:26 PM Reply   
hmmm, maybe wakeboarding for 3 years at the Oahu water ski club and reef runway when that area has been spotted for tiger sharks....And a board strapped to your feet that would look like a nice small sea lion if the shark was looking up at the surface.

I give props to Reid & Ryan for motivating me to wakeboard as much as I did. :-)

Old    baine (abhoe157)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-30-2007, 8:22 PM Reply   
waking up at the crack of dawn to get the best water everytime we go out
Old    M.K (mkrueger313)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-01-2007, 11:32 AM Reply   
Dedication is drinking a few cases of beer with your buddies the night before then waking up at the ass crack of dawn for a butter session. IMO
Old    Jeffrey Byron (99xstar)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-01-2007, 11:40 AM Reply   
I'm with mike k. I won't lift a finger on a bad Hango, but if there's wakeboarding to be had, I go everytime.
Old    MattG (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       05-01-2007, 11:57 AM Reply   
Dedication is loading down your boat with 2-3k or more of weight when gas prices are 3.00+
Old    Matthew Melvin (melvinator)      Join Date: Apr 2001       05-01-2007, 12:40 PM Reply   
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A week after surgery, could not get into a binging though:-)
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-01-2007, 12:44 PM Reply   
I flew out to texas from CA to buy my boat (for a good price of course) and rented a 19ft budget rental truck with no tilt steering, tilt seat or cruise control for the drive back.

Mike and Jeff, in those cases I like to just pull the all nighter, hit a few red bulls to help, then take a nap after the morning set, then your ready for the evening set, lol.
Old    Zoah (zoah)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-01-2007, 12:49 PM Reply   
I bought a 2002 Explorer in IL to drive to New Jersey to pick up my boat. 13 hours there, 13 hours back. Alone.

Left Friday Morning at 9:30a.m. had the boat in the water in Illinois by 1pm on Sunday afternoon.
Old    Bill Taylor (o2binvallarta)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-01-2007, 12:52 PM Reply   
March last year, didn't own a wet suit, 38 degree water, 70 degree air and you couldn't keep me out of the water!

Now the best I got is getting up earlier on the weekends than I do on the weekdays to ride!
Old    Jason Reynosa (jay_j)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-01-2007, 1:02 PM Reply   
I got one from the CIE Archives:

I know Billy rode a "Rome," in a thunderstorm with 2 ft white capping swells, while wearing a sweatshirt... just to get a pull in.

Or maybe he was just to drunk...
Old    Justin (jusstty)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-01-2007, 3:51 PM Reply   
How bout December 7am 38 degree air and 48 degree water twice a week. Wind chill was horrible but the ride was well worth it.
Old    Chris G (lumpy9138)      Join Date: Mar 2004       05-01-2007, 5:00 PM Reply   
Getting up at 4 am every weekend to hit the butter by 6 am, regardless of the amount of sleep or alcohol imbibed the evening prior.

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