BOB SOVEN will be attending the Seattle Water Sports, “Evening of the Stars” this Nov 23rd. Liquid Force team rider Bob will be introducing his new line of LF wakeboards and boots, signing posters, and taking pictures with the audience during the event. Make sure to stop in and snap a pic with Bob Soven and his Long, Curly, Red mane!
Bryce Doing some R&D in the middle of winter to find and design great quality boards, for our upcoming 2013 Surf Season!
INFO ON DAY AND THEIR BOARDS
At DAY1, our boards take our “Improve Every Day” philosophy to the water. It’s all about reinvention and refinement. Our wakesurfers represent true surf style, embracing the latest technology and materials to create an optimally performing board and simply a sweet ride.
DAY 1 WAKE’S mission And PHILOSOPHY
Build a brand associated with motivating people to improve their lives by providing products closely aligned with niche sports, activities, and causes/benefits that motivate and inspire people.
- Aspire to motivate and encourage others to lead an active lifestyle
- Support causes in our community
- Provide quality products true to the lives we lead
- Respect people and nature
Check their site out for more information on their product: http://liveday1.com/
MAKE SURE NOT TO MISS THE DEBUT OF THE CENTURION CARBON PRO & CHRIS-CRAFT BOATS!
For more details on the event check out Seattle Boat Shows click here.
- Seattle Boat Show 2013 (seattlewatersports.wordpress.com)
- Find us at the Seattle Boat Show this January, to get great deals from a big selection! (seattlewatersports.wordpress.com)
- Seattle Boat Show Opens with a Splash On January 25, 2013 (prweb.com)
- Seattle Boat Show coming up later this week at CenturyLink Field Event Center (seattletimes.com)
- 2013 Carbon Pro Centurion Review from the “Voice of the Water” (seattlewatersports.wordpress.com)
Check out what Tigé has done to recreate and enhance the wakesurfing experience!
Extending Your Wave
The Convex VX is a fiberglass extension that extends the legendary Convex V hull. The patented extension flows seamlessly with the style of your boat, as it connects to the swim platform and is easily removable when necessary.
The Power in Propulsion
The center tunnel of the Convex VX effectively channels water from the propulsion system downward under and into the wave. Utilizing the power generated by the prop to increase the size, volume, and density of the Convex VX surf wave.
Less Just Became More
If you have a 20-foot boat but need the power of a 22-foot boats surf wave to land your fresh new trick, all you need is the Convex VX. Our device flaunts push, length and smoothness that requires less work on you and more focus on the fun– We improved so you can improve!
Your Wave. Your Way.
The adjustability is endless as the Convex VX works hand in hand with TAPS2 technology and the Convex V hull. The combination gives you complete control and capability to dial in your perfect surf wave on either side of the boat at any time.
Dimensional by Design
There is no need to detach the Convex VX when you are ready to rock the wakeboard as there is no effect. Once on plane, you’ll still get the great monster wakeboard wake the Convex V is notorious for.
Room to Recover
A primary benefit of the Convex VX is the ability to recover. With the amount of power, push, and the extended length of the wave generated by the Convex VX, you are now able to recover and regain your push further back in the wave than ever before.
Check out some of these wakeboard crashes over the years, and share with us your experiences, pictures, videos, and feelings from crashing!
Here is a personal picture of a shop rider catching an edge on a rail!!!
Best of 2011 crashes
Crashes from the 90’s
Wakeboarding at it’s finest!
Santa Clause Wakeboarding and The Grinch Wake skating: James Harrington and Steve Dyer Holiday Sesh!
Check out James Harrington the Grinch, disguised as the Santa wake skating and Steve Dyer as Santa clause wakeboarding! Holiday Fun! Post some of you holiday spirit to this post!
- Day 224: How Fort Bragg Army Base Beat the Grinch and My Thoughts on Santa (bluerosegirl08.wordpress.com)
“I have been thinking about this for awhile,” White confessed in the video, clearly nervous about losing his long-standing look. “But it’s for a good cause so I’m going to do it.”
The Flying Tomato just got chopped, making him now the “zesty flying salsa”!
- Shaun White launches quest for 2014 pipe, slopestyle gold at Dew Tour (denverpost.com)
- Shaun White still pushing snowboarding envelope (nbcsports.msnbc.com)
Boating Vacation Precautions, When Towing a Boat
The forgotten until it breaks: boating necessity
Author: Streetwise Tech Talk
OK, Here’s the scenario, it’s as Eric Clapton says, After Midnight, you’re on I-90, just outside of nowhere, when, boom, flat tire on the boat trailer. No problem, you bought the optional spare tire kit with the trailer. Now here’s what follows, do you have a lug wrench sized for the trailers tire lugs? If not, does the one for your tow vehicle fit? Maybe, maybe not. How about your jack. It fits your Tahoe fine, but will it fit under your boat trailer? These and many other questions had better be answered before the above situation occurs. After making sure your jack and lug wrench are correct, let’s put two or three short pieces of two by fours in your tow vehicle. These can be used for blocking the tires or getting more height for your jack. There are many other uses you may find for them in different situations.
Next how about a light: Flashlights are great; however they require a second person. I really like LED headlamps as these only require one person and are ALWAYS aimed where YOU want the light. I also like to put on a yellow fluorescent t-shirt over my jacket. Other people do not seem to take proper precaution when driving by a flat tire victim. And let’s not forget flares or reflector triangles.
OK, now for the non-emergency trailer requirements. Check your brake fluid at least twice a season. Some wheel bearings have grease zerks, if so, grease as needed. Some bearings are oil cooled; check the level in the sight glass occasionally. I here over and over again, but I only put 500 miles on my trailer a year, I’m sure it’s fine. WRONG. Sitting for long periods of time is hard on equipment. A tire can have lots of tread life left, but signs of sidewall cracking are present. Tire gauges are cheap. Keep one in your glove box, and please use it several times a season. Boat trailers are meant to be submersed in water, however remember, this is a harsh environment. Check your lights on a regular basis as this is very important safety wise. Also, please remember, it takes you longer to stop when towing a boat, even with the trailer brakes, so allow more room in front of you.
Pit Stop Check Routine
On long trips, I stop at every other rest stop and to stretch my legs, I walk around the rig and go thru a visual check. Heres my routine. With the lights on, I first look at the rear tire on my tow rig, then to the trailer hitch, cables and wiring look good? Winch strap tight? Cover looks good? Nothing flapping? Next tires, fine. Rear straps tight and in place? Good. Now the same on the other side Lights? Now up to the rear tire on the tow rig. Headlights? Good, Now finish with the driver’s side front tire on the tow vehicle and I’m ready to go another 100 miles or so with the peace of mind knowing I’ve done my part to ensure a safe and problem free trip.
Recommended Emergency Kit When Towing A Boat!
- Spare tire kit
- A lug wrench sized for the trailers
- Trailer jack that fits
- Two or three short pieces of two by fours
- Flash light or LED headlamps
- Yellow fluorescent t-shirt
- Flares or reflector triangles
- Spare tire for trailer
- Tire gauges
Emergency Prevention Check List
- Check: brake fluid at least twice a season
- Check: grease/ or oil bearing
- Check: lights after every time trailer is submerged into water
- Check: tires
- Check: winch strap
- Check: boat cover
Check us out at seattlewatersports.com and stay tune for our nest post!
- 7 Tips for Tow, Tow, Towing Your Boat (allstate.com)
- Towing Basics (motortrend.com)
- When It’s Time to Hit the Water (blinetrafficschools.com)
Title: In Memory of Herb O’Brien
Department: Pro Shop
Subject: RIP Herb O’Brien
RIP Herb O’brien (1944-2012) an unforgettable legend in the Water Sport industry! At Seattle Water Sports Mark Lord (owner of SWS) developed a relationship with the legend, by always carrying his products and brands he continued to innovate, to lending boats to Radar Lake to demo! Through these relationships, Herb always returned the favor with products, to allowing Mark to use the lake to instruct and ski.
With all the support Herb made to Seattle Water Sports we want to return the offer to him and his family, by giving him a Adirondack O’Brien Slalom Ski Chair with a tribute plaque on it, as well as have our in store artist Sarah Nack paint a tribute painting on a wakeboard of Radar Lake!
Thanks Herb, we’ll continue to always support the lake and the companies you have developed! RIP HERB O”BRIEN
Seattle Water Sports
Department : Pro Shop
Subject: 2013 Bindings
Today I’m showing you all the 2013-wakeboard bindings that we are carrying at Seattle Water Sports for this season! The Wake Board brands that we carry are Ronix, CWB, Liquid Force, and Hyperlite; and if we don’t have the boot in those brands for you, we can special order the boots you are looking for. The models we carry
Ronix: Luxe, Divide, District, Vivia, One, and Parks
Hyperlite: Frequency’s and Jinx
CWB: Edge, Marius, JT, and Faction
Liquid Force: Index, Plush, and Domain
PRO SHOP Product Choice of The Week
The Ronix One is the shops favorite boot that we carry! The One is a great closed toe boot that is medium density giving it great flexibility with a firm ankle structure allowing the rider to have the ultimate presses and ankle movement to carry and hold tweaked out grabs while having a firm ankle structure giving the rider maximum security for hard landings! It also has the Double stuffed dual density foam making it softer on the inside of your foot and ridged on out side, making your foot in the proper position when you ride! The all white gives the boot a fresh look while the cushion inserts keeps the rider comfortable at all times!
Come in and check out the boots and try them on yourself to see what riders like Danny Harf experience when they are throwing 1080’s!
Check out what Danny has to say:
- 2013 wakeboard bindings and boots at seattle water sports (seattlewatersports.wordpress.com)