So about a week ago I get the following PM from Jesse McMeel at HO Sports warranty department...
Hey Jason, I run the warranty department for H.O. Sports/ Hyperlite/ Byerly brands. I read your post on looking for a good wakeboard for your 5 year old to start out on. We love to see newcomers to the sport and would like to help in getting a future shredder out on the water. I would like to send over a Hyperlite care package that consists of a 109 Divine with Sprint boots size Mini. The 109 is recommended for kids up to 95 pounds and is perfect for getting the basics down. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in. If you want to email me i can be reached at HOWarranty@hosports.com. Thank you, Jesse McMeel
At first I was like, yeah right too good to be true! I emailed Jesse back though thinking maybe this was just an offer for a discounted blem or something. He gives me the number for their CS line and says talk to Grant and tell him "it's on me". I call Grant and give him my address as he is reading back through mine and Jesse's emails. Makes sure I get the board and bindings we talked about and then asks if I need anything else like ropes etc... Stunned I say you guys have done more than enough, but thank you.
Long story short, here is my daughter with her very first wake board courtesy of Jesse McMeel and Grant (sorry can't remember your last name) from HO Sports. Even though you told me this forum thanks wasn't necessary, massive props to both of you for this gift and there will definitely be pictures come this Summer of a very happy little girl and her Father both doing something they love! Thanks go out to everyone that gave me some pointers for teaching her as well. They will come in handy.