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Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       10-26-2014, 6:07 PM Reply   
That's awesome Greg. I think a trip out there might be in a my future next spring. I was thinking there or Austin, TX. Sacrrmento is driving distance though, so it could be a fun road trip. I've hit a bunch of 2.0s but never a full setup. Have you been to the other one (Velocity) at all? How do they compare?
Old    GREG MURRAY (Safado)      Join Date: Sep 2012       11-19-2014, 5:25 PM Reply   
Rich-I haven't been to Velocity Island Park yet. It goes clockwise, which is great if you are regular foot. It is also a lot harder to ride. The rails are all rounded on top instead of being flat and they are higher. It is a little cheaper ($29 for 2 hours I think) but you have to rent a helmet and life jacket if you don't have one. Wake Island provides them. I would probably do WI first to at least get a feel for it and rent a cable board if you don't have one. It makes a huge difference. They do a beginner day on saturday mornings too where they go really slow. I felt like a dork my fist time, but it's a lot of fun and quick progression. I takes me about 9.5 hours for me to drive out there. Hopefully I'll be living there in a few months. There was talk about a park at Utah Lake-even an article on KSL a couple years ago, then I never heard another word about it.

Anyways, anyone in NorCal hit me up if you want to ride.
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-23-2014, 1:09 PM Reply   
I just got word that a 2 lake 2.0 type setup is being currently built here in the Salt Lake area. I have seen pictures of digging in process and it's a LOT closer then anybody will think. I can't wait to see this really get done and when they plan to release info on it. I heard all the permits are in place and the green light has been given. I'm sure winter here is halting all progress but interested to see what the spring brings. That's all the info I have for now...
Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       11-23-2014, 7:30 PM Reply   
That sounds awesome Greg. I've ridden a few 2.0s but never a full system. I think a spring road trip might be in order. I think the park you're referring to was the attempt in Eagle Mountain. I think that one is dead now.

Josh - That sounds amazing. I look forward to more info. I've had good times driving up to Rexburg, but it's a haul. I'd pay a pretty penny for a season pass if one were in SLC.

I'll keep my fingers crossed
Old    GREG MURRAY (deltaRyder)      Join Date: Mar 2013       12-11-2014, 11:20 AM Reply   
Well, I'm outta here. I'm moving out to northern california. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone on here for making me feel welcome and taking me out on your boats. When I moved to Utah, I had pretty much given up on wakeboarding for way too long before I found out there is a strong community out here. This last year I got to go out with Danny Harf and Shane Bonifay out at Jordanelle, for free even. Hyperlite did a free demo day there, too. Marine Products offers crazy sales on stuff and opportunities to go do these events. Anyways, if anyone wants to ride cable or ride around Sacramento give me a call or email.
celtics17@live.com
801-510-2283

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Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-14-2014, 10:14 AM Reply   
Greg ~ Have a great move and hope to don't catch any weather. Don't get out to N. Cali much at all but wondered how the riding scene is. With the help of Marine Products I feel we have a pretty big industry supported scene.
Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       12-14-2014, 4:47 PM Reply   
Have fun out there Greg. I'll hit you up when I'm out that way next. I'd love to get some cable laps in
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-16-2014, 10:00 AM Reply   
We need Ryan Shima back...
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Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       12-16-2014, 12:38 PM Reply   
Hey Greg,
Wishing you a safe move to Sac. If you plan on riding on the Delta, I know a cool guy name Douglas Bender who has a boat & rides there. Look him up if you're on FB, and let him know that I referred you to him.

Josh,
Miss you guys A LOT! I've been so busy with work, that I don't even get to really think about riding anymore. It's really sad. I hope my ability to get on the water more here in Japan will get better, but it's so expensive and a hassle since the nearest location is a 2.5hr train ride from where I live. So keep posting up pics because I will have to continue to live vicariously through all of you for now. Peace out!
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-18-2014, 11:08 AM Reply   
Shima,
I can't say I would do well losing my option to Wakeboard when I want... but we know family comes first. You know I always have plenty of pictures to share for everybody. I know you wont have a problem getting a ride when you come to town but let me know I'm always happy to take you guys out on the MB.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       12-18-2014, 2:10 PM Reply   
Nothin' but love for ya, Josh!
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-24-2014, 8:14 AM Reply   
Merry Christmas Utah Wakeboarding!
Old    Stephen Clark (CCWakerider)      Join Date: Jul 2010       02-03-2015, 4:35 PM Reply   
The pre-season to the boating season...... Boat Show time!! Thursday - Sunday
Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       02-08-2015, 7:04 PM Reply   
Well, Mike Rosenberg and I just made it home from a road trip down to San Diego. I'm glad to say I'm graduating from the ranks of a 3rd to a boat owner. I want to say thanks to Shima, Mike, Jerry, Rob, Scott and anyone else that has given me a pull over the past few summers. Let's ride this summer or when you're in town!

I present The Pineapple Man.

2003 VLX from Tilly's in socal.






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Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-12-2015, 8:07 AM Reply   
Congrats on the new ride Rich! Always been a fan of all white anything. Can't wait to break out the boat for some spring session... soon, very soon. I'm sure you know somebody at Marine Products for a hook up but if you don't hit their website www.marine-products.com and use code DFTR2015 for a great discount. If anything they sell Boat Bling and it's the largest discount I can find with the code. Let's see that bad boy on the water!
Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       02-12-2015, 11:52 AM Reply   
Thanks Josh. That code will come in handy. I used to have one from Ryan, but I'm not sure where it is. Currently the boat has factory ballast, which means I'll be buying some fly high gear soon.

Spring is in the air! I love snowboarding and all, but can't wait to get out on the water.
Old    David (dhorton)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-12-2015, 8:58 PM Reply   
Congratulations Rich! Always fun getting a new boat
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       03-04-2015, 7:50 PM Reply   
Sorry I'm so late to this thread, but want to give Rich a HUGE congrats! Very few things come close to the feeling of becoming a boat owner.

I can't wait to get my new stick wet behind her! See what I did there.......haha!

See you boys in a few weeks, will be back in SLC from March 27-April 11, and May 17-June 12.

Ryan
Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       03-04-2015, 8:08 PM Reply   
Haha, tricky tricky. That's rad Ryan. That's a solid month of fair weather riding in may/june.

I just got in my wakemakers tankbuster kits. Boat should be ready to go well before then.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       03-04-2015, 10:05 PM Reply   
Right on Rich, but my riding time is going to be very limited since I will be getting the house ready to be moved out, Taylor's graduation ceremony and party, plus getting the family ready to make the move to Japan. But I do hope to get in as much riding as I can, when it's possible for me to get away.

See you soon!
Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       03-05-2015, 10:23 AM Reply   
Totally understand. Hopefully you and Hide can come out for a Sunday or 2 minimum.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       03-07-2015, 12:50 AM Reply   
For sure Rich, and thanks for the invite. I know Hide would like to ride as well since she couldn't really break-in her new setup last year because of her injured shoulder. Where are you planning to tow her and ride mainly?
Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       03-07-2015, 11:45 AM Reply   
Early season we'll probably be towing to Willard and some Jordanelle. Once its warm enough I'm planning on parking it at East Canyon.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       03-08-2015, 5:06 AM Reply   
Gotcha!
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       03-14-2015, 1:05 AM Reply   
Ok fellas, it's exactly 2 weeks until I'm back in Utah!

How's the weather been lately, and is anyone planning on having their boats ready to roll between March 28-April10th?

I won't have many opportunities to ride, but want to make the most out of the times that I do. So if any of you have space for me and Hideko, we'd love to grab some sessions with you.

Let me know, can't wait to see you all!

Ryan
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-15-2015, 8:26 AM Reply   
Weather has been AWESOME but we could use some water. Jordanelle is pretty low waiting for the run off and DC is surprisingly full but have to deal with the decon process now. When you get here is the time I should be rolling out MB out for the season, for sure will keep you guys in mind.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       03-15-2015, 4:49 PM Reply   
Thanks Josh! BTW, what happened at DC that it needs a decon process?
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-17-2015, 9:03 AM Reply   
Villagers were found and it's a mandatory process from now on. Right now you can't even launch at the Island resort so they can control this process. This will sure make for a summer of hell waiting in line to get sprayed.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       03-17-2015, 12:27 PM Reply   
Damn!
Old    Kyle Swensen (kjswensen)      Join Date: Mar 2015       03-17-2015, 12:42 PM Reply   
I wonder if this will make going to DC less desirable for some, and the result will be a less crowded lake??? If that happens, Jordanelle will be even more crowded
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-25-2015, 7:02 AM Reply   
Once people find their in line for quite awhile getting the deacon done it's going to blow Jordanelle up I'm sure. We all know next on the deacon list is Jordanelle!

I'm sure most on here have a dealing with Marine Products in one way or another. Just want to throw it out there if you shop online at www.marine-products.com save a little money and use discount code DFTR2015 for your gear (online only). Also check out www.lifeformled.com, using the same code DFTR2015 will save you a ton if you're looking for underwater lighting for your boat.

LET'S GET THE RIDING SEASON STARTED...
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Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       03-28-2015, 2:05 PM Reply   
I'm back bitches!
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       03-29-2015, 5:11 PM Reply   
Ready to get my 2015 set up wet! Anyone riding soon?
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Old    Mike Rosenberg (rosenbergmike)      Join Date: Mar 2011       04-01-2015, 5:22 PM Reply   
sick garuka bars sticker! i'll bring you a new die cut too!
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       04-02-2015, 10:42 AM Reply   
Thanks Mike!
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       04-05-2015, 7:17 PM Reply   
Hey everyone!

As the boating & water-sports season begins here in Utah, I want to provide you with a discount code at Marine Products for all your purchases.

When you use the Marine Products website for your online purchases, you can use my BroCode = ry2015, to get 10% off of any current 2015 Wake & Wakesurf related products.

Just go to www.marine-products.com and enter my BroCode at checkout for your discount. Also, if you want to save on shipping and pick up your order at the store, you can call and arrange your pickup after your order has been processed online. The discount only works for ONLINE orders.

Best wishes for a great 2015 summer on the water, and I hope you enjoy your savings at Marine Products for all your water-sports needs!
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-06-2015, 3:56 PM Reply   
Bunch of online discount code sluts here, LOL! Always trying to save the homi's a little cash for gas money.
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I'm sure most on here have a dealing with Marine Products in one way or another. Just want to throw it out there if you shop online at www.marine-products.com save a little money and use discount code DFTR2015 for your gear (online only). Also check out www.lifeformled.com, using the same code DFTR2015 will save you a ton if you're looking for underwater lighting for your boat.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       04-07-2015, 9:47 AM Reply   
Exactly Josh!
Old    Mark Watkins (wga220)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-21-2015, 7:19 PM Reply   
Can't believe I remembered my password. Have not been on forever. It's good to see all the same people still love to board. Ready to hit it this year! Since the ski season blew.
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-22-2015, 9:02 AM Reply   
Welcome back Mak! It's been awhile for sure...
Old    Mark Watkins (wga220)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-23-2015, 6:31 PM Reply   
Can't believe I remembered my login and password. Hope to see you guys on the water.
Old    Mark Watkins (wga220)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-23-2015, 6:33 PM Reply   
Oops sorry for the repost. Must have been a tech failure. Yeah Josh gotta get out together his year.
Old    Stephen Clark (CCWakerider)      Join Date: Jul 2010       05-02-2015, 6:48 PM Reply   
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Hit it at Jordanelle today with the new ride .... Lil chilly still😬
Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       05-02-2015, 9:36 PM Reply   
Nice. That's brave to be in there with no neoprene around you, haha. We've hit Jordanelle a few times the last 2 weeks. It's pretty frigid still. I'm impressed.
Old    Stephen Clark (CCWakerider)      Join Date: Jul 2010       05-04-2015, 6:34 AM Reply   
Yeah, the water was too cold me for me, but Phil hit it hard that day, and did 3 surf sessions
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-06-2015, 11:34 AM Reply   
You Jordanelle peeps are brave with those temps! Hit UT Lake a few times, although shallow the temps are in the 60's but still using some skin cover. ^^Good looking BU^^
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Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       05-06-2015, 1:13 PM Reply   
Your MB is looking good Josh. We hit Willard last weekend. Pretty comfy overall. We had one guy in just a neo top and another in just their vest. I rocked a full suit, but it may have been overkill. Too bad the weather this weekend is looking rainy.
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-06-2015, 1:41 PM Reply   
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We hit Willard last weekend
Thanks Rich! How's the depth in the marina at Willard these days?
Old    Stephen Clark (CCWakerider)      Join Date: Jul 2010       05-06-2015, 8:10 PM Reply   
Josh.... Thanks for the compliment and I like your MB just as well👍👍. Let's hope for all this rain to help the water levels this summer. Warm riding for all soon!
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-07-2015, 1:11 AM Reply   
Looking good guys! Can't wait to come back to town on the 16th!

Looking forward to riding again!!!!
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-07-2015, 3:37 PM Reply   
Hope to see ya while you're here Shima, sounds like the last time back to UT since the family is moving with you.
Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       05-08-2015, 11:24 AM Reply   
Willard is looking good out of the North Marina. Depth around the dock is about 7'. Ramp is launching 2 boats at a time. Water temp was in the low 60s, which was nice. Lots of fisherman lately though
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-09-2015, 8:13 AM Reply   
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Depth around the dock is about 7'. Ramp is launching 2 boats at a time. Water temp was in the low 60s
Rich ~ Thanks for the update, don't get up that way much but when we do it's always a treat. We need a **** ton more rain and the riding will really start up. Here's to flat water, warm temps, and boats!
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Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-18-2015, 6:53 AM Reply   
I'm baaaacccckkkk!

Now we just need the weather to cooperate!

Let me know if any of you are planning to ride, would love to grab a sesh ASAP.

Mahalo!
Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       05-18-2015, 9:18 AM Reply   
Hey Ry,

I'll hit you up. Hopefully Wed and/or Thurs evenings
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-18-2015, 8:49 PM Reply   
Shima!
Welcome back... Weekend warrior here, seems like the weather gods are against my schedule. LOVE the rain, decided to get my winch running and give up on the boat riding during the weekends.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-18-2015, 8:52 PM Reply   
Hey Rich, got your email! Thanks, can't wait to hook up again!

Josh, saw some of your latest winching videos, pretty funny. At least you're making use of all this rain!
Old    Alex Diamond (ASDiamond)      Join Date: Mar 2013       05-21-2015, 2:05 PM Reply   
Hey guys, looking for some advice here. We normally just buy a state parks pass and boat at Willard bay, but online the ramps are officially "closed" still. I see above someone said the water was like 7' or so at the dock, but do you all think that will last? I prefer Willard to Pineview as Pineview is a sh** show of boats, but at least it looks like there is water there. If it ever stops raining Im gonna have to buy a pass to somewhere... any advice from people who have actually been out this year?
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-22-2015, 7:04 AM Reply   
Alex, just remember that the UT State Parks pass works at all state parks (except Pineview, Echo & Powell - those aren't state parks). So to me, it's a good investment to get the pass, and you also get 13 months to use it. Just a tip, get the pass at the beginning of the month, that way you get a full extra month and money's worth.

About Willard, the water level has come up over the past month, and I assume with all this rain, it will come up a little more but won't hit 100% capacity. I would assume the water level will taper off within the month, and start to drop around mid-late June. However, if you know how to navigate the marina, even when the water drops, once you get in the main lake, you'll be fine. It's just a matter of knowing where to position your boat in the marina & channel to the main lake when the water gets low.
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-28-2015, 8:36 AM Reply   
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someone said the water was like 7' or so at the dock
Could be worse, UT Lake Prove Harbor is reading 1.5'. I would love 7' anytime...
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       06-07-2015, 11:25 PM Reply   
A nice morning at East Canyon. Rich has his VLX dialed in, and the wake is on point!
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Old    Scott Browne (Aussie)      Join Date: Sep 2011       06-08-2015, 6:36 AM Reply   
Lake looks nice and full and Rich has that Bu slammed.... Winning all around

Missing you guys over here...no riding for me yet, not even the cable. Hoping next weekend.

Stay safe
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       06-10-2015, 5:14 PM Reply   
Hey Scotty!

Miss ya too!

I take it you're not coming back to SLC?

Take some pics of the cable park and post them.

BTW, KSL news posted last week that Utah Lake is planning on putting in a cable park, but I'll believe it when I see it! Haha

Hope all is well with you and your family!
Old    Rich (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012       06-11-2015, 10:18 AM Reply   
Hey Scott! I look forward to hearing feedback on the Perth wakepark. Should be sick. If you make it back here at all, there is always a spot for you on the boat!
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-17-2015, 7:42 AM Reply   
Anybody been to Powell yet? Well except Glen, I seen his Tige on the road to Powell. The water is rising fast and plenty of water to play. While there for a week I'm sure we gained 2' of water depth and about lost 6' of shoreline. If anybody is staying away due to low water don't do it!
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Old    Brandon Russell (B_Russ)      Join Date: Aug 2014       06-25-2015, 12:50 PM Reply   
We were at Powell all last week. Amazing weather. High 90s. No wind all week (33 years, that may be a first). Had glass on the channel at midday. You're right, water levels are decent, and rising fast.

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