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Old    Jay Conrad (pwningjr)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-05-2008, 6:36 PM Reply   
The $20 for gas just isn't enough anymore thread got me thinking, how long and how often is everybody out on the lake/river? We're usually only out for 3-4 hours a day in the summer because we live just a few miles from the lake, but my Dad has 'shutdown' where he works where the whole place gets vacation for a few weeks during the summer, so we go pretty much every day then. How about everybody else?
Old    E Johnson (ethan31)      Join Date: Jun 2007       05-05-2008, 6:41 PM Reply   
3-4 sets every night, and sundays we are on the lake all day.

Its nice when I can go out the door, walk 100yds and be in the boat.
Old    Slfxm (slfxm)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-05-2008, 6:51 PM Reply   
You guys are hardcore. We usually go at least twice a week in the evenings after I get off work. We also go on 3-day camping trips to lakes that are further away about 3-4 times throughout the summer. I thought we went a lot but ya'll have me beat!
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-05-2008, 6:57 PM Reply   
we usually go out 4 times a week 3 nights during the week and either all day Saturday or Sunday which ever works best
Old    KEVIN (kko13)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-05-2008, 7:21 PM Reply   
1-2 nights after work and either all day sat or sun. sometimes sat and sun ( but this is were gas prices have taken their toll)
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-05-2008, 7:31 PM Reply   
Ideally, I would get a few afternoon sets a week and all day Saturday and a few hours Sunday. That has only happened a few times. Usually Saturday and part of Sunday.
Old    Justin Chase (veritas)      Join Date: Mar 2008       05-05-2008, 7:41 PM Reply   
Not often enough. Definitely every tuesday and sunday that it's nice out though :-)
Old    Ben Kerran            05-05-2008, 7:48 PM Reply   
Well I feel a little better about my progression pace after reading this thread. I am lucky to get out once every week (OR TWO) in summer (kids have too many other things going on). If it were up to me, I would be out at least 3x a week.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-05-2008, 7:51 PM Reply   
i live at the lake so most everyday... usually ride every other day as long as the weather is good
Old    ... (taylor_narlyrider114)      Join Date: Mar 2008       05-05-2008, 7:54 PM Reply   
i envy you all! i get out about every 3 or 4 weeks in the summer . if im lucky i might get a couple times where its a week or 2 apart =/
Old    rick ator (mkperceptions)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-05-2008, 8:25 PM Reply   
I try to go to the reservior/lake once ever 3 weeks in the summer. When I say summer I mean labor day to memorial day. The D a few times too. Cutting back and trying to just do more 3 day camping trips this year which basically means 2 hours in the morning riding. Floating around all after noon and a hour in the late aternoon when the glass is back. Still sucks down atleast 25 -40 gallons a trip. No use in trying to wakeboard when all the crazy tubers etc are out. If the water is not good I would rather save gas and chill and nap in the sun. Maybe throw a pole in.
Old    TRDon (trdon)      Join Date: Sep 2007       05-05-2008, 8:29 PM Reply   
2-3 15-20 minute rides usually 1-2 times a week.
Old    Jesse Johnston (watersnake)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-05-2008, 8:32 PM Reply   
Ohhh the envy I have towards some of you! If I had it my way, at least 3x's during the week and full Sat and Sun. The wife and kids just do not like it as much as me. So at this point once a week is all I'm getting.
Old    AndY (andy13)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-05-2008, 9:12 PM Reply   
during the summer every morning before work ( i go to work at 12:30 5 days a week) and whichever two days i'm off i go all day. Sometimes only 1 day a week all day but 95% of the time i go out every morning for around 3 hours
Old    Dan (dppaneig)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-05-2008, 11:40 PM Reply   
I try really hard to get out early mornings 3x and on either Saturday or Sunday all day
Old    Connor Kohl (ckkohl)      Join Date: Apr 2008       05-06-2008, 5:02 AM Reply   
3-4 early mornings and 4-5 nights a week and all day saturday
Old    Brandon Stroud (stroh)      Join Date: Apr 2008       05-06-2008, 6:04 AM Reply   
My schedule this year is going to be every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday or Sunday every week.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-06-2008, 6:40 AM Reply   
Right now, it is about once every couple of weeks...at best. When baby comes in 3 weeks I'm expecting even less. :-( Oh well, at least she already got her lifejacket in one of the baby showers!
Old    derek durkin (derek23)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-06-2008, 8:51 AM Reply   
I get out 1-2 times a week in the summer...Sunday mornings, and usually one evening after work. I drive over an hour to get there from work and Sundays it is 25 minutes. Also it is not my boat so I have no choice.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       05-06-2008, 8:55 AM Reply   
Just curious but the guys who ride 3-4 times a week, how old are you? I live on the lake and can put my boat in the water in 5 min, and I still maybe get out 1-2/week. With the hour commute home, gym, keeping the house clean, yardwork, dogsect...I don't even have kids, lol.
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-06-2008, 9:00 AM Reply   
we ride everyday its not windy...

i'm 26 too...i'm the oldest out of all the guys i ride with on the regular too...
Old    AtTheLake (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-07-2008, 11:45 AM Reply   
We live on a lake so a long session on the boat is 4 hours, but sometimes we will launch it 2 or 3xs a day on a weekend depending on conditions and who is with us and what we are doing. For wakeboarding, we pretty much stick to pre-noon rides on weekends and a few evening runs, but may pull tubes or surf any time during the day.

Overall we might take the boat out 1-2 days / week, but will sneak in some quick skate or skiing sessions behind the PWC another 1-2 xs / week, but the PWC sets are usually pretty quick 1 hour sets.
Old    David Williamson (davey_boy)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-09-2008, 8:26 AM Reply   
Whenever the weather is good (reasonable air/water temp, low wind) I'll go out once during the week and once on the weekend. In both cases, I go early in the morning, but we'll stay out a bit longer on the weekend (3 sets rather than 2 sets).

For all you guys that ride all day Saturday/Sunday, are you on private lakes? During the main boating season, there's no way I'd want to ride a wakeboard or wakeskate Saturday or Sunday after about 11:00 am.
Old    schooledrider (rmcronin)      Join Date: Aug 2002       05-09-2008, 8:36 AM Reply   
7 days a week as long as the weather is nice after school lets out. My wife and I are both teachers. Late mornings Monday-Friday with family and early mornings on weekends with my weekend warrior buddies.
Old    Gordie Taylor (wakeparent)      Join Date: Jan 2005       05-09-2008, 9:43 AM Reply   
You guys that are riding 2 sets a day must be pretty good...
My son was riding 2 to 3 sets a day for 2 years and that was 30 min drive to the lake after school, know it's 2 to 3 times aweek...
Now that he is 18 mom made him get a job..
Old    Ben C (dadthedriver)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-09-2008, 10:21 AM Reply   
We ride 6 days a week with Monday as a rest day. Fri, Sat and Sun we are all day on the water 11 or 12 to about7). Tues, Wed and Thursday. are evenings from 4 to 7. At least 3 sets a day if not more. Granted we are on a private lake and not in the boat the whole time.
Old    Patrick (jetskiprosx)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-09-2008, 1:11 PM Reply   
2-4 days a week during peak summer. Usually 2-3 people ride and we are on the water less then 1.5 hour.
Old    Gordie Taylor (wakeparent)      Join Date: Jan 2005       05-09-2008, 4:15 PM Reply   
Ben, I wish you where my dad....
Old    Al - Pal (watson_134_lf)      Join Date: Nov 2007       05-09-2008, 5:06 PM Reply   
I like to ride around 7 every morning before the lake gets busy.... I might ride once at night too if its calm
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-09-2008, 10:30 PM Reply   
word alex. early mornings are the only time to ride. maybe a night surf sesh as well...
Old    Jonny (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-09-2008, 10:56 PM Reply   
i also call BS on most of the times ridden, plus most of you have seasons of 3-4 months at the most.
Old    Dan Lennox (woohoo)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-10-2008, 7:35 AM Reply   
I only get the chance to go out on Sundays since I don't live at the lake. Once there though I am out all day getting as much water time in as possible since it's all I get all week. Out of school is different then I can go during the week.
Old    Ben C (dadthedriver)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-10-2008, 11:59 AM Reply   
Jonny, I can show you the gas bill to prove it. we also ride all year round.
Old    Jonny (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-10-2008, 2:01 PM Reply   
Ben... i KNOW you guys do as well as the Taylors. Its these other guys that i am calling BS on for the most part. But then again, i should worry more about my ride time then what everyone else is doing.
Old    Nick Schrein (wakeboardern1)      Join Date: Aug 2007       05-10-2008, 2:10 PM Reply   
I can be riding from March - November, nice and long season for me...

However, because of the lack of a driver I'm not actually out on the water that often, but if I had one, and had a wakeboard boat, I'd be out for 2 or so sets a day five days a week from May-August...
Old    E Johnson (ethan31)      Join Date: Jun 2007       05-10-2008, 2:35 PM Reply   
The reason I ride so much is I only get from may to mid october. So i get out there as much as possible.

Like today its 35* and snowing, but i'm heading out in 15mins. yeeeehaa!

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