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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: What happened to this place? Reply with quote

This forum used to be so busy. What happened? The none wake had so many posts now its maybe once every few months. How did we get here?
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PostPosted: Dec 07, 2018 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

everyone had kids got old and fat
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PostPosted: Dec 09, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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everyone had kids got old and fat


Guilty....though I post here more than I should & itís all pups, cigars and smoker.... Embarassed

Assume everyone is on forums that are more directed to their current lifestyle. Iím ďless than regularĒ on a cigar & hockey forum, but thatís it. Theyíre what Iím into now, I donít wakeboard anymore and even sold my boat a year ago. I sometimes question selling the boat, but I worried about issues with non-use(dryrot on hoses etc). I canít even remember the last time I had the opportunity (time) to get to the lake, though thatís priorities, not so much ability. We have friends with boats that still go regular.

That said, Iíll give a quick update on the pups on the other thread.....😂
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PostPosted: Dec 10, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think people wakeboard anymore. Smile

I probably saw less than 5 people on a wakeboard all last season at Lake Austin. I am pretty sure the cable parks are dead also. I know a number of them have added bouncy things to try and get more people to come out. I don't see how we can still have wakeboard companies trying to produce highend wakeboard products.

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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2018 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't think people wakeboard anymore. Smile

I probably saw less than 5 people on a wakeboard all last season at Lake Austin. I am pretty sure the cable parks are dead also. I know a number of them have added bouncy things to try and get more people to come out. I don't see how we can still have wakeboard companies trying to produce highend wakeboard products.


At our river house I still see people wakeboarding every weekend in the summer. However, nobody is throwing down like the older days they are typically older teenagers riding in their parents boats that probably ride 2-3 times a year.

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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2018 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think forums in general are going away / slowing down. I still roll through here to say hi and poke around.
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PostPosted: Dec 30, 2018 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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everyone had kids got old and fat


I didn't have kids.

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PostPosted: Jan 09, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didnít have kids either, but I got old (40) and focused more on fishing. I see puddin and Darcizzle have made a cool living/hobby out of it.
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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2019 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PuddinÖ I laugh every time I hear them say that on video.

Looks like they take some great trips. I would love to spend time on a boat in FL.

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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2019 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We still have a decent little scene here in the Houston area. We have two events a year and have 20 - 30 boats show up. I think our wake board club is one of the last ones still going.

I went to the Houston Boat show this year. The cheapest wakeboat I saw was a Moomba for $55,000. The G25 is $200k. I don't see how people can afford that.

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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2019 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what's up w/ the links, Ed?
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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2019 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is the viglink company that was setup years ago. I guess they have updated the system to include affiliate links to the forum text also? In the past they wrapped the outbound links only. It sure has not changed the amount of revenue I am receiving.. Maybe they are making more money now?

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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2019 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I went to the Houston Boat show this year. The cheapest wakeboat I saw was a Moomba for $55,000. The G25 is $200k. I don't see how people can afford that.


200k for a boat without a bed(multiple out of the elements), stove/oven & bathroom facilities...that blows my mind.

EDIT-You know what, 100K for a wakeboat blows my mind....
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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2019 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

E.J.,
It's gotten silly. They are mostly surf boats now with tons of technology. That said, I don't see the need for them for wakeboarding. I have just as much fun behind one of these rigs as I do behind an old Barefoot Natique with a tower and waterbed for ballast. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Jan 23, 2019 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not even attend the boat show this year so I could not see the price tags on the 2019 boats. I'm sure it is up but I cannot remember a year at the boat show that I did not say to myself. How do people afford these price tags? And yet they keep going up year after year.
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PostPosted: Jan 24, 2019 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

30 year loans. it's almost a mortgage. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Jan 24, 2019 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pop in maybe every six months. Lifestyle/interests are so different at 42.

That said, I'm in the market for a used v-drive to surf behind... The for sale section is a ghost town!

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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2019 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brent.. Craigslist might be a good place to look. The older boats and a suction gate will do the trick. I have probably sold 200+ of the Nauticurl gates.
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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2019 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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30 year loans. it's almost a mortgage. Very Happy


Im looking at a condo in a college town and the condo is just 10-20K more than the 2018 LSV..

The condo will actually be cheaper on a monthly basis than the boat because of the $750 boat slip. If I were not splitting this with a buddy no way would I have a boat on the water these days.

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PostPosted: Jan 28, 2019 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Brent.. Craigslist might be a good place to look. The older boats and a suction gate will do the trick. I have probably sold 200+ of the Nauticurl gates.


Thanks!
I've combed CL, fb marketplace, boattrader, and onlyinboards.

Onlyinboards is really nice to filter out all the I/Os with the wrongs tags etc.

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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2019 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PuddinÖ I laugh every time I hear them say that on video.

Looks like they take some great trips. I would love to spend time on a boat in FL.


Thanks for watching.
LOL, that Puddin' thing got started from me actually trying to eat decent and not having a pint of Ben & Jerry's at night but instead a tiny half cup of jello pudding. People seem to like it and I actually have received 4-5 hats with "Puddin" on it.

Trips/travelling has been on hold for about 6 months bc we are taking care of Darcizzle's terminally ill with cancer father who lives with us. It's been quite a drag but for better or worse, seems to be coming to it's inevitable conclusion.

THEN, with all my dogs having passed on, we are hooking up the boat trailer and going on a road trip. So stay tuned. Smile

Anyway...kinda peculiar and special that this place has survived at all since "the crash" and before. Aubs I think just moved to TX. She moved to FL a while back and is really the only person I've met in person from here, and that Australian guy!

Just thought...do you guys follow each other on FB? I'm Brian Bedell.

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PostPosted: Jan 31, 2019 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I started coming to this site at age 16... now I'm 32... kinda amazing that I still check in every couple months...

I don't think wakeboarding has anything to do with it. I used to come to this site regularly for advice and entertainment... after a while i became so accustomed to what people would say, almost like a family, that I started going elsewhere for advice and entertainment.
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2019 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I follow your girl on FB so I get the occasional Puddin cameo..

Is Aubs teaching here in the Austin school district?

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PostPosted: Feb 06, 2019 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

she's in dallas. just bought a house and is renovating it. no longer teaching though...i think she works for an education-based company?
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PostPosted: Feb 06, 2019 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see you biking all over Austin on FB - JT.. Looks like you are having a good time.
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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2019 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Partyb, - just friended you on FB. I think most of us still poking around on here are FB friends as well.

jt09, - you still have the road bike or just the BMX style?

Oh, I'm going wakeboarding in May. Our club in Houston (GCWA) is still going strong. We still have two festival style events per year.

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PostPosted: Feb 08, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got rid of the road bike. my body just can't handle the positioning for that long and the shoes kill me (i've got fugged up feet). it's way more fun to roll w/ these guys too - road bike is so serious, and riding w/ these guys is all fun. wheelies and peg stands (them, not me) on the way to the next safety check.
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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2019 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

flixmaster, Looks like we'll be needing some type of surf wedge and boards.

LMK whats available.
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PostPosted: Feb 18, 2019 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Nauticurl is what I have been selling the most of. I would get one of those for the price.

For surf I dont have anything in stock for 2019. I can get phase 5 or some doomswell stuff and just dropship that direct to you. I ride the doomswell and I like those boards. I do like the phase 5 for skim style boards.

I can get you ronix, LF or HL stuff also.

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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2019 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad I popped in here for the first time in maybe a year?!

Haven't wakeboarded in years - still snowboarding and skiing with my kids. However, ALOT more cautious, getting old hurts.

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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2019 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Family, kids.....and a pontoon boat instead.
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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2019 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been on a few pontoon boats in the past few years also.. Smile


Has anyone traded in the wake boat for a large cabin cruiser? I large over night boat on Lake Travis would be nice. I would not mind going in 1/2 or 1/3 on a large boat docked on Lake Travis.

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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2019 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I moved to Seattle where lakes in the mild summers are as cold as Barton Springs. The last time I got to spend time with a wakeboard pro was in the Travis county probation offices lobby. Sup Billy G!
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