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Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-19-2008, 9:16 AM Reply   
Got the go ahead to release this info on the new Cable Park in the DFW area.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me, thanks
Jeff






Hey Jeff... It is probably okay to give out more information about the new cable lake in the DFW area... especially since digging began in earnest this morning at 8:00 a.m.

Approximately 3% of the lake was dug in a single day... not bad considering we were moving mostly rock....

The cable design will be either 5 or 6 towers, with the two longest runs being 590 ft each...

The approvals have been obtained...

Financing is in place...

Two water wells are in place and operational - to keep the lake filled during the hot, dry periods...

The cable design is being finalized and should be locked down by this Friday...

The location is at the site of the worlds' first Sports Car Country Club, www.motorsportranch.com, which is 14 miles southwest of Fort Worth. This pioneering concept was implemented 10 years ago and is now being copied in various locations around the country.

This site already hosts a premier sports car club venue. Amenities already include a convenience store and restaurant. Next month will see the opening of a large, sit down, steak and BBQ restaurant.

The lake itself should be dug by Christmas... Then a while to fill it...

Cable lake facility will be open in the early Spring.

Need a catchy name for this place... anybody have any ideas?

More information will follow....
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       11-19-2008, 9:38 AM Reply   
can't wait to check it out!
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       11-19-2008, 10:35 AM Reply   
It's good to see these continuing to to pop up all across the country. They should name it Dallas Ft. Wakes, or something equally cheesy. Bring that funding & planning to CA!!
Old    Zach Coppinger (zachcopp)      Join Date: Sep 2008       11-19-2008, 10:44 AM Reply   
So is there just going to be a cable lake? Is there going to be a boat lake? Pro shop?

Also, im a college kid who loves wakeboarding and would definetely looking for a summer job geared towards ammenities to wakeboarding! Ha my parents wont get a boat to save there lives. Any job opportunities?
Old    todd jones (toddjones320)      Join Date: Jan 2008       11-19-2008, 11:07 AM Reply   
it should be called Shred Town USA, but if you use that im gonna need some profit
Old    todd jones (toddjones320)      Join Date: Jan 2008       11-19-2008, 11:10 AM Reply   
innov8 action sports is not gonna cut it, that name is almost embarrasing
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       11-19-2008, 11:14 AM Reply   
Congrats Jeff! I can't wait to come check it out once it's finished. How awesome to have one of these things in our backyard!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-19-2008, 11:55 AM Reply   
Yes we will have a pro shop on site.
We will have the Cable Park as well as the 2 race tracks that are already on site.
No plans for a boat lake at this time.

Thanks Eubanks, cant wait for you to come by and check it out.
Old    Toxis (toxis)      Join Date: Jul 2008       11-19-2008, 12:25 PM Reply   
And this is going to be open by Spring? What kind of obstacles are you going to have?
Old    Luker (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       11-19-2008, 12:32 PM Reply   
Hey todd... kind harsh to be knocking on his Username when your email addy is FlowerPuff ;) Just a thought.

Shred Town although a little gay is kinda catchy.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       11-19-2008, 12:39 PM Reply   
Jeff, Nice work on the park. Thats a lot of action for a short amount of time. Nice going. Can't wait to come visit.

Whoa, it really is flowerpuff!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-19-2008, 12:42 PM Reply   
The cable design is being finalized and should be locked down by this Friday...
I will have more info later about the Cable design and obstacles.
Old    Toxis (toxis)      Join Date: Jul 2008       11-19-2008, 12:50 PM Reply   
If it's going to be open by spring, I might have to extend my summer vacation to hit this. My brother and I were planning on heading down to hit TSR, then we'd hit the new DFW park if it's ready, then hit COW-C and finish up at our hometown KCW. It would be one great week!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-19-2008, 12:58 PM Reply   
Nacho thank you, but MotorSport Ranch needs to be thanked and be told great job, because without Motorsport Ranch, there would be no Cable Park. I am thankful to be apart of this project, but without MSR, there would be no project.

So Thank You MotorSport Ranch!!
Old    Louise (pvsawyer)      Join Date: Mar 2008       11-19-2008, 3:32 PM Reply   
How exciting! Another cable park to include in the I-35 cable tour (my own tour, not a real one)! Is it going to be a Sesitec or Rixen cable?
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-19-2008, 3:49 PM Reply   
Louise we will release the Designer/Builder soon.
Old    Louise (pvsawyer)      Join Date: Mar 2008       11-19-2008, 4:25 PM Reply   
How about "The Motor Tower"? Or "Motor Tower Park" Since there's a motor theme there. Or "RPM Cable Park". Or something like that that can hint at the dual nature of your park.
Old    todd jones (toddjones320)      Join Date: Jan 2008       11-19-2008, 5:10 PM Reply   
i advise you to use Pat Panakos for he is the master of building sliders. there definately needs to be some kind of a big box 20' wide, 30 ' long, 4 - 5' tall and then two handrails down on each side, kinda like the pool at wake lab but with out water so you can nollie back lip the handrails

one of the setbacks to wakeboarding is that you cant nollie into any rails, Simon Chamberlains nollie back lip 270 out on a snowboard is life changing

yes my screename is flowerpuff.... isnt aol gay anyway?
Old    Johnathan (wakerider900)      Join Date: Nov 2005       11-19-2008, 6:07 PM Reply   
Yea, for sure Pat is an amazing guy who is not trying to make a $$ he is creating perfection. Look at CWC, if you don't get Pats help your already starting behind (look at the cable in OKC, there lost) Sliders sell tickets.
Old    keith holley (texasboardin4life)      Join Date: Nov 2008       11-20-2008, 6:25 AM Reply   
YEA Jeff! Stoked on the park! Thanks for doin what you do over at INNOV8! Some of the more simple names sounded good, but Shred Town USA??? NO Todd!
Old    shaun belmont murray (shaun_murray)      Join Date: Sep 2005       11-20-2008, 7:00 AM Reply   
Super pumped to see a park going into DFW area! My wifes family is from there so I am there a few times a year. Even more stoked to see that Pat is involved b/c of what he and the guys who did the wake park project in the philippines, and that place is dialed. From the shop to the boat lake, cable park all the way up to the winch park, those guys made the best park in the world, in my humble opinion. Can't wait to see what they put together in Texas. See y'all there. That's what they say in Texas...Y'all.
Old    Brad Chesley (bchesley)      Join Date: Apr 2001       11-20-2008, 8:11 AM Reply   
Shaun I new you were a smart guy.....

for marrying a Texas girl that is.....
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-20-2008, 8:47 AM Reply   
Thanks Shaun, cant wait to see you out at the park.
Old    dustin kelly shows (dshows104)      Join Date: Nov 2008       11-20-2008, 8:52 AM Reply   
i kinda do like the rpm cable thats tight. jeff i am super happy for you and jack. thanks for all of your help and support these passed 5 years. me and keith wont let you down.
Old    Jason G (jason_ssr)      Join Date: Apr 2001       11-20-2008, 9:55 AM Reply   
I bet all the race track guys out west are already looking for longhaul trailers to get in a weekend of track time and cable riding!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-20-2008, 12:42 PM Reply   
I was thinking the same thing Jason.
J-Rod when you bringing your bike and board and coming out to visit?
Old    Jake Sonnevelt (the_bum)      Join Date: Jul 2008       11-20-2008, 12:44 PM Reply   
Its gonna be sick!
Old    Adam Hughes (hughes144)      Join Date: Apr 2008       11-20-2008, 12:49 PM Reply   
MSR = Motorsport Ranch...

Do something similar....

WSR = Wakesport Ranch ??

Looking forward to it in our da hometown!
Old    Richard (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       11-20-2008, 1:01 PM Reply   
Since the boys are leaving Irving is the name "Texas Stadium" available
Old    yo yo (scramison)      Join Date: Nov 2008       11-21-2008, 5:35 AM Reply   
Im in Dallas and I vote for WSR wake sport ranch sounds good. Good thinking Adam
Old    CIREboardshorts.com (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       11-21-2008, 6:14 AM Reply   
Jeff, sick bro!!!! Looks like we have a new testing facility for our boardshorts. Gonna have to out a trip together.
Old    Luker (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       11-21-2008, 6:40 AM Reply   
+1 on WSR... if Randall and Ricky G will allow it ;)
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-21-2008, 8:08 AM Reply   
You are always welcome Eric, cant wait to get you out here and check this out, it is going to be sweet!!

I like WSR (wake sport ranch) as well.
Old    todd jones (toddjones320)      Join Date: Jan 2008       11-21-2008, 11:05 AM Reply   
wake sports ranch
Old    Wake Pro Marine (jagermeister)      Join Date: Sep 2007       11-21-2008, 8:04 PM Reply   
WSR is too much like TSR..

Drop the ranch.. North Texas needs it's own identity..

Maybe "Wake Sport Park or Complex"
Old    bryan (b_rye)      Join Date: May 2007       11-22-2008, 1:25 PM Reply   
update:
digging, more digging, and some more digging!
thank god no more havin' to use the 4 wheeler here! i'll try and get some pics up when i remember to bring my camera to work!
Old    Luker (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       11-24-2008, 5:08 AM Reply   
BTW This thread is worthless without pics ;) Lets see this place!
Old    Justin Lamoureux (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       11-24-2008, 5:58 AM Reply   
Ya! Let's see the place. I'd love to see construction pictures all the way to completion. Great to hear about the park being built.
I've gotten word that the one that was to be built here in Winnipeg is taking a bit more time than predicted. I'm guessing that that is pretty normal though.
Good luck with the park!
Old    Austin (shaggystud06)      Join Date: Feb 2007       11-24-2008, 7:53 AM Reply   
Cant wait, I go to TCU so expect me out there all the time. If you decide on WSR you could do a cool mirror image with MSR and WSR... just a thought
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-24-2008, 11:04 AM Reply   
We will start posting some pics soon.
We just started digging, so not much to see yet.
Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-25-2008, 10:53 AM Reply   
Right on. I can't wait for this to get up and going. That's a great location too. Probably going to be growing pretty fast over the next few years.
No question that it's going to be succesful. Props innov8!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-28-2008, 9:54 AM Reply   
We have some good ideas for rails, but would like to hear all of your opinions as well.
Lets hear some.
Old    Adam Hughes (hughes144)      Join Date: Apr 2008       11-28-2008, 10:45 AM Reply   
Yeah, I did thought about changing the "ranch" to something else but since it is going to be at MotorSport Ranch, I might as well just keep the ranch and swap out Motor to Wake.
Old    Louise (pvsawyer)      Join Date: Mar 2008       11-28-2008, 12:01 PM Reply   
I suggest all types of obstacles: a fun box, kickers, some sort of transfer, a wall ride, and rails. I'd like to see a variety of rails- roof top, A-frame, and kink rails are always fun. I personally don't like rails that are ridiculously long or short. Medium length is the best...that's my 2 cents...
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-28-2008, 12:21 PM Reply   
Thanks Louise, I agree.
Old    dustin kelly shows (dshows104)      Join Date: Nov 2008       11-29-2008, 7:56 AM Reply   
TWC Texas Wake Compound and the nickname the compound. i like it but it sounds like OWC thats the only thing. transfers are my fav. i think louise named them all everything is bigger in texas. haha
Old    Toxis (toxis)      Join Date: Jul 2008       11-29-2008, 8:10 AM Reply   
Just don't forget about the newbies! As a new rider this past year, I started a lot on the small obstacles to get comfortable on a board. You want a funbox that's advanced enough for sick tricks but easy enough for newbs to have fun on. A small flat box and small kicker also help people progress into being better riders and try new tricks. Can't always think of the big dogs! Gotta start somewhere... but you can't have a park designed for the beginner either. Need to tailor to all skill levels.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-29-2008, 9:24 AM Reply   
Very true Toxis, good post.
Old    Toxis (toxis)      Join Date: Jul 2008       11-29-2008, 9:27 AM Reply   
*takes a bow*

:-)
Old    JD (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       11-29-2008, 4:25 PM Reply   
i love that sesitec S box. i say you guys build something similar :-)
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       12-02-2008, 8:42 AM Reply   
I agree JD I like that S box as well.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       12-05-2008, 2:56 PM Reply   
The digging of the lake is coming along nicely, the Island is starting to take shape, I will get some pics on Sunday and post some up next week.
Old    Bret Rogers (bmr82)      Join Date: Jul 2008       12-06-2008, 3:22 AM Reply   
I am so glad I finally opened this thread. That will be down the road from my house in Granbury. I love it.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       12-06-2008, 9:58 AM Reply   
See you out there this summer Bret.
Come by the shop if you have any questions.
Old    Bret Rogers (bmr82)      Join Date: Jul 2008       12-06-2008, 12:24 PM Reply   
Yeah, I will definantly be by the shop a lot when I get home. I wish I had known there was a board shop in Granbury. When I was home on my vacation I went to Lewisville.
Old    corey (breakthewake)      Join Date: Jul 2008       12-06-2008, 12:43 PM Reply   
I really like Austin's idea about the mirror image of WSR and MSR you could make some really sick graphic designs with that combo. I'm digging the WSR name the most..
Old    Dottie Rae (polkadottie)      Join Date: Dec 2008       12-06-2008, 3:18 PM Reply   
i think i smaller kicker with a long transition that you can really rail into and get some distance would be fun. Ive never cared for the ones at tsr. I think it would be awesome to make one that mimicked a wake and you could rail into it to throw raleys without ending up 20 feet up and having to deal with a hard landing. more hangtime and less height
Old    Gene Williams (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       12-07-2008, 9:42 AM Reply   
I am in East Dallas and will still have an hour and twenty minute drive. .....

Why couldn't you build it near my house in Dallas?
Old    Austin (shaggystud06)      Join Date: Feb 2007       12-09-2008, 8:04 AM Reply   
So the compound it is! Make sure to post up on DWB or on here if u need help building some sliders and what not.

And the beauty of living in Ft Worth and Dallas... sucks for you Gene :-)
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       12-09-2008, 8:17 AM Reply   
Where are the pics Jeff?! Do you guys have an open date yet?
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       12-09-2008, 9:49 AM Reply   
Sorry Eubanks we have been really bizzy at the shop and I haven't had time to get any pics, but I will make time this week.
We are projecting to be open April/May of 09.
Old    Brian Young (brian_young)      Join Date: Dec 2003       01-06-2009, 3:59 PM Reply   
Jeff,

Do you have any updates on the building process? I'm sure everyone in the DFW area would love to see.
Old    Zach Coppinger (zachcopp)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-06-2009, 4:00 PM Reply   
Second that. Im having dreams of the summer to come...
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       01-08-2009, 8:18 AM Reply   
Its Official

So we have been going through all the names for the last month for the new Cable Park in the DFW Area and we decided on, by popular demand:

WakeSport Ranch (WSR)

After this weekends Boat show, we will be taking some pics and posting them up with an update.

Stay Tuned!!
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       01-08-2009, 8:20 AM Reply   
Can't wait to see it Jeff! Thanks for the update. When does the website go up?!
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       01-08-2009, 8:29 AM Reply   
We are working on getting a website up soon Eubanks, more info to come.
Old    Matt (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       01-08-2009, 8:35 AM Reply   
I hope you all own the domain WAKESPORTRANCH.COM. Either way Im excited to have a cable park in the DFW area.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       01-08-2009, 9:16 AM Reply   
Yes Matt, we do own the Domain wakesportranch.com
Old    bryan (b_rye)      Join Date: May 2007       01-09-2009, 4:48 PM Reply   
little update:
we're now digging the south turn
the website is up with more to come
and officially I now have to remove the pond jam dock! SO-LONGGG 4 WHEELER!!!
also the tumbleweed bbq restaurant is almost open, so with a slight north wind in the fall we'll ride to the scent of ribs!

(Message edited by b_rye on January 09, 2009)
Old    bryan (b_rye)      Join Date: May 2007       01-09-2009, 4:59 PM Reply   
jeff, hopefully junebug and i will make the show this weekend depends on how many people show at the track. if you can on the way to the show stop by and take a rip around!
Old    Jack (wsranch)      Join Date: Jan 2009       01-12-2009, 8:37 PM Reply   
The www.WakeSportRanch.com web site was updated again today. This is still only a preliminary site... more information to come as things develop.... Our first priority is to construct the lake.... ever try to dig and place 100,000 cubic feet of rock?
Old    TS (kcrider)      Join Date: Jul 2008       01-13-2009, 1:22 PM Reply   
Looks like another one we boys from KC are going to have to add when when road trip to TSR and back. TSR+DFW+OWC and back to our home KCW!! Good times.
Old    Will Jiron (chikara22)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-14-2009, 2:59 PM Reply   
why is the main pic on the website a slalom skier?
Old    Jon D (jdwake1)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-14-2009, 3:14 PM Reply   
better question why is every freaking cable counterclockwise is there really that many switch riders?
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       01-14-2009, 3:20 PM Reply   
Goofy is the terminology and yes there are a bunch of us!

(Message edited by steezyshots on January 14, 2009)
Old    Jon D (jdwake1)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-14-2009, 3:30 PM Reply   
well there isn't enough "goofy" riders to have 9/10ths of the cables counterclockwise :-(
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       01-14-2009, 3:35 PM Reply   
You're right I was just messin with ya, i don't know what the logic is behind it. As a goofy I'm not complaining though.

Just be glad you don't live in Cali where there are 0 cable parks.

Just looked at your profile.. Be glad you live in Tampa close to the one of the cables that is left foot forward!

(Message edited by steezyshots on January 14, 2009)
Old    Jon D (jdwake1)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-14-2009, 3:46 PM Reply   
lol ya I have a 6 month pass there, sorry for taking over your thread can't wait to travel to see your new cable :-)
Old    Jason G (jason_ssr)      Join Date: Apr 2001       01-15-2009, 11:32 AM Reply   
Jon, actually, CCW is much better for regular riders than for goofy riders. Think about it, when learning regular tricks and switch tricks, wouldnt you rather have the help of the cable on your weaker direction? Think of all those poor goofy riders who have to learn switch rolls with no cable assist at all!
Old    Jon D (jdwake1)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-15-2009, 11:39 AM Reply   
But when you already know EVERY TRICK you just wanna ride regular :P

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