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Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-10-2008, 3:51 PM Reply   
I know there was a thread on this earlier but I just ran into this on Wakeboardingmag.com.

www.wakeboardingmag.com/article/News/Red-Bull-Wake-Lab

This thing is going to blow people away! Probablly the coolest set-up ever made! Leave it to Red Bull to blow your average railjam out of the water. Hope there is some epic coverage of the event!

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Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-10-2008, 3:55 PM Reply   
ATLANTA, GA - September 2, 2008 – Red Bull Wake Lab marks the next generation of wakeboarding and
will break the boundaries of the sport. On Saturday, September 13, 2008 at Lake Eola, in the heart of downtown
Orlando, a revolutionary cable system and “wakepark” will become the newest playground for wakeboarding’s
top riders. Set within the crown jewel of downtown, Red Bull Wake Lab’s course elements include an elevated
pool, hand rails and sliders inspired by skate and snow parks.


THE TEST SUBJECTS
Parks Bonifay, X Games Gold medalist and five-time Pro Tour Champion, hand-selected 24 wakeboarders to
compete in this innovative new format. Twelve wakeboarders will vie for eight spots in the semifinals, while a
select 12, which includes Red Bull athletes JD Webb, Adam Errington, Josh Sanders and Parks will automatically
advance to the semifinals.

One athlete might have a slight advantage over the other competitors. In 2006, JD Webb sailed more than 70
feet, ramp to ramp, over Lake Eola’s signature fountain which stands 30 feet high. The feat aired on Discovery
Channel’s “Stunt Junkies” and earned him a place in the record books and a key to the city.

THE CATALYST
In order to evolve the sport and create new experiences for riders, a new technology needed to be introduced to
test the theory of Red Bull Wake Lab. The catalyst for this event came to fruition with The Wake Park Project
and Sesitec’s cable system technology with portability to create the System 2.0. This straight-line cable system is
the only one in the market that provides a continuous ride and will make its US competition debut at Red Bull
Wake Lab.

Qualifying rounds start at 4:00 pm with the main event kicking off at 7:30 pm with a session by DJ Swamp. No
tickets required - this is a free event to the public. For media inquires, contact Lisa Beachy at (404) 434-5636 or
lisa.beachy@us.redbull.com. For complimentary images post event visit www.redbull-photofiles.com

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Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       09-10-2008, 4:20 PM Reply   
I think I remember on the Stunt Junkies show that the water was pretty rank. I guess that's incentive not to fall :-)
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-11-2008, 9:30 AM Reply   
that rainbow rail looks LEGIT...there's so many sick looking lines in that configuration both up and back...super sick
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       09-11-2008, 9:40 AM Reply   
I am confused about how many obstacles they will be able to hit in a pass.

It looks like if they hit the wall ride bostacle then they are going to miss everything else. Why did they not make all the obstacles in a strait line so the athletes could hit more stuff??

I hope there will be some video of this event somewhere.
Old    Jack (element8456)      Join Date: Feb 2008       09-11-2008, 9:45 AM Reply   
Thats awesome
Old    K.B.C.            09-11-2008, 9:49 AM Reply   
Jon, it's going to be on the Sesitec cable system, probably a pass down one side then back up the other side
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       09-11-2008, 10:18 AM Reply   
What is this Sesitec cable system you speak of?
Old    CJ Meert (02ssv)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-11-2008, 10:24 AM Reply   
That looks like it will be sick. I hope they have cleaned that lake. That water in there is NASTY.
Old    Jeremy (jsweat)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-11-2008, 10:33 AM Reply   
this contest is gonna be sick. i think i am gonna have to make my way down to orlando on saturday
Old    John (stoked_32)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-11-2008, 10:39 AM Reply   
looks like a level from the wakeboarding unleashed game.. .cant wait to c pics from the contest
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-11-2008, 11:02 AM Reply   
John (stoked_32)

I agree I thought the same thing about the wakeboarding unleashed game! Going to BE SICK!
Old    Chase Andrew (wakeboardnut)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-11-2008, 11:06 AM Reply   
i just checked how much it would cost me to fly to orlando for one night, $500 bucks

so tempting!

anyone have a extra pass for expo and some where to crash? lol
Old    Hate2party (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       09-11-2008, 12:04 PM Reply   
possibly the biggest event for the sport ever, Thanks Red Bull.
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       09-11-2008, 1:01 PM Reply   
The Sesitec cable system is a new cable system: http://thewakeparkproject.com/. Check it!
Old    Paul Morgan (morgs)      Join Date: Nov 2005       09-11-2008, 1:12 PM Reply   
jon4pres - The Sesitec cable system is a new straight line cable design that can be set up at each end of a small lake. The cable then can be ridden continuously back and forth until the rider falls.

This is a high level explanation from what I have been told by one of the guys who works with the German company who invented it. I am no expert and hope I explained it correctly (sorry if not). It’s also featured in a recent wakeboarding mag edition.

It will change rail contests moving forward big time. Think of the downtime we see today due to the winch having to be carried back after each run...with this new system you can hit rails nonstop all day long! How cool is that...
Old    Paul Morgan (morgs)      Join Date: Nov 2005       09-11-2008, 1:12 PM Reply   
jon4pres - The Sesitec cable system is a new straight line cable design that can be set up at each end of a small lake. The cable then can be ridden continuously back and forth until the rider falls.

This is a high level explanation from what I have been told by one of the guys who works with the German company who invented it. I am no expert and hope I explained it correctly (sorry if not). It’s also featured in a recent wakeboarding mag edition.

It will change rail contests moving forward big time. Think of the downtime we see today due to the winch having to be carried back after each run...with this new system you can hit rails nonstop all day long! How cool is that...
Old    Chase Andrew (wakeboardnut)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-11-2008, 1:36 PM Reply   
They used the Sesitec at wakestock this year, it was pretty sweet.

They basically set up two temporary towers at each end, the rider takes up hits the rail, when its almost at the end it just simply revereses itself so the rides just needs to take a big wide cut at the end so he can turn around and voila!

What Im curious about is, that area looks much wider than what was setup at wakestock, so unless the sesitec wire is higher up in the air then it was at wakestock and the rope handle is longer it would makes sense, but not sure how they will cover all that area on one strait line
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-11-2008, 1:42 PM Reply   
I WANT ONE!
Old    Chase Andrew (wakeboardnut)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-11-2008, 1:50 PM Reply   
Wanna go splits Andy? Will set it up at my place
Old    Chris Hopf (chrishopf)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-11-2008, 2:35 PM Reply   
How much do these systems run? I have a pond with some sweet rails that I would be interested in setting one up in.. MY pass is about 1000 ft and walking the winch rope back gets old real fast!! I wonder if that would be too long for it?

CH
Old    NQclothing (nqclothing)      Join Date: Feb 2008       09-11-2008, 3:04 PM Reply   
they run at about $30,000 and the two towers can be 700ft apart...
Old    WakeViolater (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-12-2008, 8:53 AM Reply   
anybody got pic's of the rails?
Old    David Miller (otown_dave)      Join Date: Dec 2007       09-12-2008, 6:45 PM Reply   
I'll grab some pic's while I'm there & post them up for everyone...
Old     (nautiquetrevo)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-12-2008, 11:02 PM Reply   
Here are some pictures from the local news here in Orlando and you can see the pieces that will come together to make Wake Lab.

Here is a link to video also: http://www.myfoxorlando.com/myfox/pages/InsideFox/Detail?contentId=7409781&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=5.2.1

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Old    David Miller (otown_dave)      Join Date: Dec 2007       09-13-2008, 7:13 PM Reply   
I have some pic's but I'll have to resize them
Old    Jeremy (jsweat)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-14-2008, 5:47 AM Reply   
how was it david?? who won??
Old    Alex Kinon (nj_alex)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-14-2008, 5:49 AM Reply   
This pretty-much shows nothing, but this picture was taken at the event and then text messaged to me.
Old    Alex Kinon (nj_alex)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-14-2008, 6:02 AM Reply   
Here it is...
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Old    Toby yeo (toby_yeo)      Join Date: Feb 2006       09-14-2008, 6:16 AM Reply   
i think parks won but im not 100% sure
Old    David Miller (otown_dave)      Join Date: Dec 2007       09-14-2008, 6:17 AM Reply   
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o32/millerman340/2005_0101redbullorlando0026.jpg
Old    David Miller (otown_dave)      Join Date: Dec 2007       09-14-2008, 6:18 AM Reply   
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o32/millerman340/2005_0101redbullorlando0004.jpg
Old    David Miller (otown_dave)      Join Date: Dec 2007       09-14-2008, 6:20 AM Reply   
[IMG]http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o32/millerman340/2005_0101redbullorlando0001.jpg[/IMG]
Old    Adam Levitt (alevitt)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-14-2008, 8:17 AM Reply   
Olivier Derome won the overall, Rathy won Best Line (The Canadians continue to crush it).Oh yeah, JD won best trick too.
Old    Jeremy (jsweat)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-14-2008, 9:36 AM Reply   
olivier and rathy are two beasts with plenty of steeze. when will there be footage of this??
Old    Forrest Doud (fallinguphill)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-14-2008, 11:56 AM Reply   
Found some video http://www.wakeboarder.com/videos/Red_Bull_wakeLab2008.wmv
Old    A Calabrese (chihuahua_chick)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-14-2008, 12:30 PM Reply   
and another

http://www.thewakeplace.com/videos/wakelab.html
Old    Chris Hopf (chrishopf)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-15-2008, 7:54 AM Reply   
that banked rail transfer to the other banked rail beside the floating pool is soo freaking sick!!!
Old    d_fresh            09-15-2008, 4:52 PM Reply   
Here are some still photos. My camera doesn't work well with action photos.
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Old    Dave (knarbar)      Join Date: Nov 2006       09-15-2008, 5:07 PM Reply   
Is this a temporary deal or is it going to be a permanent park??
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-15-2008, 5:15 PM Reply   
Not on that lake, haaa.
Old    David Miller (otown_dave)      Join Date: Dec 2007       09-15-2008, 5:19 PM Reply   
Your lucky that The City let them in on the lake in the first place, Plus they have to color the water to make it look halfway normal.
Old    d_fresh            09-15-2008, 6:24 PM Reply   
The way I understand it, the riders contacted Red Bull to sponsor the event. They wanted to use the Sesitec portable cable system with some killer sliders to put it to the test.
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-15-2008, 6:40 PM Reply   
gnarly
Old    Josh T (intotheflats)      Join Date: Oct 2006       09-15-2008, 7:09 PM Reply   
heres a couple shots, they are pretty grainy, but decentUpload
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Old    Seth Pangle (sethenol)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-16-2008, 4:42 AM Reply   
the holy land, I so agree with the name of this thread
Old    DeeCee (jaybee)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-16-2008, 5:50 AM Reply   
sooooooooooo mad i spaced this.
Old    sealyon.net            09-16-2008, 5:58 AM Reply   
I saw the wake lab booth at expo but never had the time to see what it was about. Wow that's awesome.I hate I missed it all,we had to leave Sat. afternoon.
Old    d_fresh            09-16-2008, 7:22 AM Reply   
Sunday morning I went back to Surf Expo to talk to the people at the Sesitec booth. They said if I had more questions, there would be someone at the Red Bull sight. When I got there, Rusty, Shaun Murrey, Shawn Watson, Dallas and a few others were spending more time on it. The whole thing is pretty simple. The motor runs off of 220VAC three phase. They had a diesle powered generator supplying power. There is a small control box with a few special function buttons and a control knob for speed. I was told that the production version would have a display and some other features. It was pretty cool watching these guys go at it with no one else around!

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