Monday December 2, 2013
I just wanted to take a quick moment to post up some of the truly amazing cyber Monday deals that are going on for watersports equipment. Considering the change of season right now is the perfect time to do some buying for next year.
- The House - Up to 70% off Wakeboards
- Performance Ski and Surf - Steep discounts on Skis, Wakeboards, and Wakesurfers
- BuyWake - Extended Black Friday sales end today!
- Overtons - 20% off of almost everything and FREE shipping.
- EVO - Various discounts all day long!
So there you have it. Hopefully you can find something for a steal!
Saturday November 30, 2013
I don't know if you've noticed or not, but I use the word "rider" a lot on this site. The reason for this is because no matter what activity we engage in behind the boat we are all considered "riders." So it goes without saying that rider is an interchangeable term for wakeboarders, waterskiers, barefooters, kneeboarders, and anyone else who is holding a rope behind the boat.
I for one think it's very important to try all watersport disciplines. Knowing how to perform well at any watersport will only contribute to your overall skill set behind the boat, and isn't that the goal anyway. At the end of the day, as long as you can head out on the boat and enjoy the company of your friends and listen to your favorite tunes, it doesn't really matter what you choose to do with your tow rope.
There's no reason why we have to confine ourselves to one category or the other, we're all just riders. Just make sure you boat responsibly, wear your life vest, and always have as much fun as possible.
Saturday November 30, 2013
So I've been in denial now for a few weeks, but as the frostbite starts setting in I have to come to terms with the fact that it will soon be winter time. I don't know how all of you will be passing the time until spring, but I for one plan to do a lot of snowboarding this year. It is the one thing I can do that takes my mind off of how cold I am.
Aside from snowboarding, I will be building my new home in Charleston, SC -- of which I'm very excited for. Charleston has a much better climate for watersports and is home to the Trophy Lakes, so hopefully I won't have to store my equipment for the winter any longer. Trophy Lakes just so happens to have one of the coolest, most private cable parks I've ever seen and I can't wait to hit their become a regular fixture on their ramps and sliders.
Also, my new home will sit about a hundred yards from the Wando River, so with all my scrap lumber I may just have to build a new floating kicker ramp and a winch to keep myself occupied in the water during downtime. I'm extremely excited for what lays ahead, and I look forward to getting to know the Charleston watersports community.
If there are any other Charlestonians make sure to drop a shout out in the comments. Also, feel free to let us know how you will be passing the time this winter.
Thursday October 31, 2013
Last year about this time I was writing posts to try and keep myself pumped up for the impending off season, this year however I refuse to let the so called off season happen. There are plenty of things to do to stay on top of your game over the winter, and I will be pursuing every one.
It seems that there are a lot of mobile wake apps out there lately, like the Wakescout app which helps find some killer places for watersports travel or the Wake MD app which is like having personal instruction from Shaun Murray right on your iPad. Both apps are worth a gander will likely help you ignore the cold weather. Or if you live by a beach you could certainly use the winter winds to try your hand at kite surfing. But if you find yourself land locked, winter always brings a good opportunity to look back at some of your favorite wakeboard and waterski magazines.
And as always you will get to drool over the 2014 inboards being released this year. Two particularly amazing looking boats for next year are the Tige Apex Riders Edition, and the newly redesigned Mastercraft Prostar 190. With such a strong start for both companies I can't wait to see what rolls onto the showroom floor for next year.
And speaking of great companies, I'm even more excited about where Obscura Wakeskates is headed with their next line of decks. So with so much amazing stuff to look forward to, it will be quite easy to evade the off season this year. But everyone deals with winter in their own way, so tell us how you plan to keep yourself amped up this year.