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Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-04-2014, 11:32 PM Reply   
We just had our family wakeation which was a blast. Being self employed, I don't really ever take large amounts of time off, I am never really "off", but once a year we take off after lunch and had to the lake every day for a week. Everyone surfs every day, and it was a blast. Can't wait to edit a couple of videos, we had a bottom turn around a buoy contest, some serious spine action with a Z1, and just surfed our brains out. I am sore and popping advil.

Some pictures if you want to look:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wake9/...7646230802843/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wake9/...7646189235515/

The reason for the post is RJs boosting. We have found that our Convex VX actually sucks the boat down when you speed up and put the taps up a bit, so you can go faster, and the wake stays big, but gets super hard and also gets longer. It doesn't get smaller until you get up to almost 13 mph.

When the wake is hard like that from going a bit faster, he gets way more speed and the board actually releases off of the wake much cleaner. With a great shape and a good lip, and this effect, he is getting tons of pop. It took him a while to re-learn to land his tricks at the higher speed and different wake, but now he is landing them all the time and WOW!

Some Air.
IMG_9836 by wake9, on Flickr

IMG_9844 by wake9, on Flickr

These are good examples of his 180s.
IMG_0006 by wake9, on Flickr

He is getting as high on his 180s as he used to on his biggest airs.
IMG_0007 by wake9, on Flickr

IMG_0159 by wake9, on Flickr

Here is a good shot of him charging for a 180.
IMG_0040 by wake9, on Flickr

Here is one of Allison on the regular side, we set up the same way, and when she lands em, she is higher than she ever gets.
IMG_0386 by wake9, on Flickr

Even Thomas, although he is only going a bit faster, like 11.4 or so. Not there yet.
IMG_8434 by wake9, on Flickr

Anyway, we have never had this much fun, ever. I will have some video soon when I get a chance, but here is a screen grab from RJ during a late night ride in. Yes, he landed this.

Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-05-2014, 12:00 AM Reply   
WOW!
I need to get up there with you guys soon. That wake is crazy
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-05-2014, 12:01 AM Reply   
You gotta make time, seriously, we all miss you.
Old    Nick Wiersema (Chaos)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-05-2014, 8:18 AM Reply   
Boosting.
Old    Ryan (petrie141)      Join Date: Jun 2012       08-05-2014, 8:22 AM Reply   
Duuuuuuuude. That last picture is crazy.
Old    Eric Scott (phillywakeboarder)      Join Date: Sep 2008       08-05-2014, 9:59 AM Reply   
I gotta admit, when I saw this thread I thought "Yeah right, more pics of a wakesurfer 'soaring.'" But, these are totally legit, and actually quite inspiring. Congrats to the riders and those behind the shots.
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-05-2014, 11:12 AM Reply   
Thanks, and that last picture is a video screen grab, have some great video.
Old     (newwhit)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-05-2014, 3:35 PM Reply   
does RJ compete?
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-05-2014, 5:26 PM Reply   
Yes, EWT outlaw.
Old    Mason Obray (MCObray)      Join Date: Mar 2013       08-05-2014, 7:25 PM Reply   
Mmm... y'all know how to have a good time. Can't wait to see the video!
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-05-2014, 9:30 PM Reply   
Very nice Robert, RJ going huge!
Old    Cale Lang (MountainMan)      Join Date: Jan 2014       08-21-2014, 7:22 PM Reply   
Wave looks great. Big air for sure.

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