Evening of the Stars NOV 23rd!

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!

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Direct Drive Vs. V-Drive, From the Voice of the Water

We often times get customers come into Seattle Water Sports, that are confused as to buying a direct drive vs. a V-drive boat.

So lets talk about the differences of the two types of tow boats. The direct drive dates way back to the early days when having the engine in the middle of the boat made the wake smaller/flatter for water skiing because that is what was popular and desired in that era. Or a flat wake with a lot of pull from the V-8 engines and four blade props to get the water skier up fast. The hulls were mostly rather flat at the back and the beams were narrower for a narrow, flat wake that the skier’s loved.

Smaller interior, lighter weight and smaller body, engine located in center of the boat

Smaller interior, lighter weight and smaller body, engine located in center of the boat

Then comes the evolution of  wake boards and surf boards in the 2000’s and up. Now folks wanted to do both by putting a tower and adding fat sacks (water sacks) in the boat, to get a bigger wake for wake boarding and surfing behind the boat. This allowed a boat that still could be a great water ski and wakeboard/surfing boat, but was a lot of work filling sacks and making sure weight was distributed right.

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Bigger Interior, heavy and wider body, rear compartment engine

Since wakeboarding and surfing grew in popularity because of its social setting and trend in board sports, and water skiing was becoming less popular; boat manufactures turned their designs to making more of a boarding boat with the engine in the rear of the boat, wider beams, and more deep V hulls. This made a boat with more interior room involving more people in the sports than skiing, but more importantly a boat with a bigger and wider wake to get better pop on a wakeboard and a taller wake for surfing. This also allowed the boats to be more of an all day boat if the lake got rough, because of the bigger interior and ability to have a surf session because of the ballast. These boats all have towers and on board ballast systems to create the ultimate wakeboarding and surfing boat that can be changed for each rider. The only fallback or short coming was that now the V-drive boats did not produce the ultimate water ski wake as they did with the direct drives.

So what boat style should you pick………simple, know the differences and pick the drive type that best suits your groups water sports needs. Come and check out what we have to offer here at Seattle Water Sports!

Selection of Boats At Seattle Water Sports

Selection of Boats At Seattle Water Sports

Tribute to Herb O’Brien from Seattle Water Sports

Title: In Memory of Herb O’Brien

Department: Pro Shop

Category: Industry

Subject: RIP Herb O’Brien

Herb O'Brien

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.

Radar Lake

Radar Lake

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!

Adirondack O’Brien Slalom Ski Chair

Adirondack O’Brien Slalom Ski Chair

Thanks Herb, we’ll continue to always support the lake and the companies you have developed! RIP HERB O”BRIEN

2013 wakeboard bindings and boots at seattle water sports

Seattle Water Sports

Department : Pro Shop

Category: Product

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

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PRO SHOP Product Choice of The Week

ronix one

ronix one

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:

 

Coupon sale

Save 50%

couponThanks for Liking us on Face Book! We are offering a 50% discount of any soft good when you buy one soft good at retail price, at Seattle WaterSports! Please continue to follow us on Face Book, to see all the great deals we offer and fun events we host!

Promo details: soft goods are rash guards, wetsuits, gloves, sweat shirts, t-shirts, hats, shorts, board shorts, sandals. Coupon has to be used before expiration date! In stock soft goods only, and can not be combined with any other promotions at SWS!

Offer expires on: January 15th 2013