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Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       08-31-2007, 10:18 AM Reply   
This is what happens when the lake level is very high, due to all the rain we got in Texas and when you are riding an 07 Transcend with all that POP.

The rider is doing as well as he could be at this point and says he will be back on the board as soon as he is able to walk again.

The quality of the vid is not the best, it was shot on a camera phone, they were not thinking anything like this was going to happen.

Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       08-31-2007, 10:32 AM Reply   
Damn...I usually wait until the bridge is out of the way.
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       08-31-2007, 10:35 AM Reply   
Oh man......yeah...definetey wait for the bridge... that is insane!
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-31-2007, 10:45 AM Reply   
That's crazy. Does he usually do that under the bridge when the water is lower? That would have really blown if it would have taken your tower and the rider. What injuries were sustained?
Old    Brooke (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       08-31-2007, 10:49 AM Reply   
sue the bridge! it really shouldn't be in your way like that
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       08-31-2007, 10:55 AM Reply   
Yes, hes been riding that spot for 10yrs and never came close to the top, he was not on my boat.
He Messed up his leg a knee really bad, went through a couple surgeries and lost some muscle in his leg. Doc said he will never ride again, but he disagrees with the doc, he has already been wakesurfing on his A$$, still in a full soft cast, but doing really well for what happened, he is a fearless,tuff kid, thats for sure!!!
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       08-31-2007, 11:10 AM Reply   
Wow, that's crazy! I can't believe that you'd do that even when the water is low. I wish him all the best!
Old    John Marshall (johnm_ttu)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-31-2007, 11:37 AM Reply   
That is terrible why would you ever want to take that risk?

I know that they did Raleys under a bridge in Spray I think? But the bridge in Spray was way way higher. Made for a cool perspective, but no actual danger of hitting the bridge.
Old    bocephus            08-31-2007, 11:39 AM Reply   


By (innov8) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 10:55 am:

Yes, hes been riding that spot for 10yrs and never came close to the top, he was not on my boat.
He Messed up his leg a knee really bad, went through a couple surgeries and lost some muscle in his leg. Doc said he will never ride again, but he disagrees with the doc, he has already been wakesurfing on his A$$, still in a full soft cast, but doing really well for what happened, he is a fearless,tuff kid, thats for sure!!!

I'll go ahead and say it since I'm the biggest A-hole on this site, you forgot stupid!!

You have to use a little common sense when riding. I guess this is just Natural Selection in action...

Everyone please pay attention, be aware of your surroundings, be safe, try not to kill anyone, and try to not to do anything like this!
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       08-31-2007, 11:40 AM Reply   
this is the second time i've watched that...i'm still getting chills. Good luck man!
Old    eric (eas)      Join Date: Nov 2001       08-31-2007, 11:50 AM Reply   
and not to kick him while he's down, but was that a "no wake" buoy I saw him cut through?
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-31-2007, 12:18 PM Reply   
no it was a "caution low bridge ahead" buoy
Old    Matt (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-31-2007, 12:34 PM Reply   
Hate to see stuff like this but I do agree with Bocephus.
Old    Jordan Bonds (jordanb05)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-31-2007, 1:26 PM Reply   
eric is right, it is a no wake buoy
Old    Kat Laird (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-31-2007, 1:41 PM Reply   
What lake/river is that on?
Old    Mark Fletcher (fletch_tx)      Join Date: Aug 2003       08-31-2007, 2:20 PM Reply   
that looks like it's on the b***** river.....and I think I know the spot....
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       08-31-2007, 2:40 PM Reply   
Its on lake Granbury part of the B***** River.
Old    bocephus            08-31-2007, 2:51 PM Reply   
And does it look like that girl is riding on the sunpad??
Old    Chris (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-31-2007, 3:10 PM Reply   
So youv'e got the driver towing through a no-wake zone, a girl riding on the sunpad ,and a rider doing flips under a bridge...Hmmmm, a real boatload of brains.
Old            08-31-2007, 3:16 PM Reply   
Hope he has a fast recovery, But that was a very poor choice.Bocephus is right, she is riding on the engine cover.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       08-31-2007, 3:39 PM Reply   
Like I said, it was not behind my boat nor was I in the boat when this happened nor would I blow through a no wake zone or have a girl on the engine cover, but I can't control what other people do in there boat.
They got very lucky that he is still alive if you ask me, a few more feet up in the air and I dont think he would be with us today or if he was he would be in a wheel chair. I posted this vid so other riders could hopefully learn from there mistakes and not make the same mistakes they did.
Be safe and enjoy your time on the lake.
Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-31-2007, 3:46 PM Reply   
innov8, that is insane. hope theres a speedy recovery for whoever it is.

I ride that spot pretty frequently, and would never even dream of hitting the railroad bridge. (though Im not incredibly good...).

I'm not a fan of the no-wake bouys up there (pretty much down the middle of the best place on the lake. -short of upriver ofcourse). I guess because of the new boat ramp, but they didnt have any for as long as I've lived here (16 years) until this season and had no trouble or accidents.
Old    Patrick Fort (pfort)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-31-2007, 6:08 PM Reply   
Innov8, who is that? Does he post up on
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       09-01-2007, 7:29 AM Reply   
Ya that new No Wake buoy sucks because of the new launch, it did mess up the best line on the lake we lost a good 1000yards of butter with that buoy, but it is what it is and now its a no wake zone.
Patrick, no he does not post on DWB.
Old (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-01-2007, 3:19 PM Reply   
Innov8, I remember when you told me that story and I thought it sounded back then. But when I watched the video it made me want to throw up just imagining how much it had to hurt.
Old    Brett B. (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       09-01-2007, 3:31 PM Reply   
that sucks

btw, whats wrong with riding on the sunpad??? (note i don't own a wakeboard boat)... i've only been on 2 with one, the first my neighbors told us its a good place to relax... so we laid there a bunch (we were 10) and another time i sat on it facing the rider since there about 15 people on the boat, but i just didn't wanna be crampedb but i was holding on to stuff
Old    Peter Sharp (gobigorgohome)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-01-2007, 4:50 PM Reply   
quote: whats wrong with riding on the sunpad

Being nearer the back of the boat increases ingestion of fumes from the exhaust. Also there's a higher risk of falling out of the boat as it's more 'on top' of the boat as opposed to 'in' the boat. It's law in many states I believe.
Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       09-01-2007, 5:07 PM Reply   
As I understand it, riding with any part of your hips above the gunwhales is considered illegal, and likely to result in a large fine. You can't sit on the sides of the boat while in motion, nor on the sundeck (or the tower I'm assuming). I'm not sure how they view standing up in the boat, as your hips are higher than the gunwhales then...but in my boat every butt is on a seat or we don't move.
Old    Doug (supradoug)      Join Date: Dec 2001       09-01-2007, 8:11 PM Reply   
Stupid....just plain stupid....
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-01-2007, 11:08 PM Reply   
IMHO riding on the sunpad is another hot debate-able topic. With most of my crew who have been around boats all their lives, have pretty good awareness, respect, generally smart responsible people, etc. it doesnt bother me if they chill back their. I actually looped some extra old rope links around my ski pylon as a place to hang onto when surfing etc. They know how the boat rides, the chances they take, etc. The only time I get sketchy about "sunpad chillin" is if its someone I dont know, or they are pretty new to the sport. I am sure different boat owners view the topic differently depending on personality, history, etc. To each his own.

While the bridge thing is a very poor choice of moves, I hope him the best recovery. I have not met a single person who hasnt gotten amped at showing off for someone. Whether its "kodachrome courage" or "silicon courage", guys make some pretty bad choices. Sadly this guys choice had brutal consequences. I hope him the best; a hard lesson learned.
Old    Joe Changose (joec08)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-02-2007, 12:55 AM Reply   
As they say, are u stupid or just from Texas?
Old    Bradshaw (dmcguirt23)      Join Date: Aug 2004       09-02-2007, 10:12 AM Reply   
Natural Selection or... Natural Light Selection? You be the judge.
Old    CRASH (vin)      Join Date: May 2007       09-02-2007, 2:44 PM Reply   
if that was my kid i would break his other leg for that dumb ass move, then they wonder why wake boarders have a bad rap
Old    Byrd (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-02-2007, 3:48 PM Reply   
he must not have be use to riding behind an MC...
Old    Chris Waters (gdillyfunk69)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-02-2007, 5:13 PM Reply   
are we keepin his name secret for some reason???
Old    Ron (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       09-04-2007, 8:25 AM Reply   
That is insane! These are the same thoughts I have when I see a video of someone jumping another boat.
Old    kyle (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-04-2007, 9:11 AM Reply   
i hope the kid is alright but he seriously deserves the Darwin Award of all Darwin awards for that.
that was literally the single dumbest thing i have ever seen. i have been riding for a long time and done and seen some stupid things but nothing that stupid. he must have been drunk
Old    Bob (bob)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-04-2007, 11:19 PM Reply   
Im sure he learned his lesson so I wont"Go There" but I do hope he is ok.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       09-05-2007, 6:00 AM Reply   
Just about every bridge in the delta is like that, in fact when we were out during the super high tides winter before last my Malibu would barely clear under the old River bridge (shown in the BG of the shot below) I've never heard of anyone hitting it although I'm sure people have.

Old    Mark C (kottonm0uthking4)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-06-2007, 12:29 AM Reply   


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