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I guess International wakesurf is now a thing

HortonHorton Posts: 28,780 Administrator
edited April 2019 in Rules/Politics/Issues
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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,586 Mega Baller
    I really try hard to support all forms of recreation, but this is one is tough because it's so damaging and so easy to confuse with skiing. Feels like we're being set up to get banned...
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
    Andre
  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 581 Crazy Baller
    But it's so much fun! Drink beer and listen to rasta music at 130db while wrecking your local lakes shoreline and causing chaos. Plus no skill required. What could be more fun for you and your rowdy crew of 20 or so like minded folks?
    Andre
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,096 Mega Baller
    Be on the lookout for a new definition and new boundaries of no wake zones at a lake near you.
    Than_Bogan
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,780 Administrator
    What you guys are missing is that IWWFED is now trying to promote wake surf competition of their own. As with wakeboard there's already a successful organization with membership with World Championships and pro events.
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  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,381 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    USAWSWS has adopted the definition/term "towed water sports" a while back. While a lot of recreational activity can be lumped into that, I don't see wake surfing in the same category. I agree with @Than_Bogan that this seems ripe for no-wake zone rules, etc. Maybe the primary issue is guilt by association since all the major 3-event boat companies make wake surfing boats or accessories,

    That said, except that it's cool to be trendy, I have no idea why IWWF would roll this into the fold.
    Keith Lindemulder
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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,989 Mega Baller
    I hope that boat never finds it way to my lake. That wake destroy my dock.
    Mark Shaffer
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,901 Mega Baller
    Does it really qualify as towed?
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


    jetpilotg4Texas6
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,381 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Jody_Seal it does not in my opinion.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,780 Administrator
    I am not really against wake surf. I am against being under an organization that is mostly made up of 3 event skiers but promotes other sports.
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  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,901 Mega Baller
    Damn Horton you should give your self a panda over that statement!
    WE just had two lengthily topics on that very same subject!!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


    Bruce_Butterfieldklindy
  • sheskis7sheskis7 Posts: 51 Baller
    Another problem is some of the boat dealers are promoting it as a boat that you can slalom behind (anything to sell a boat).
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,780 Administrator
    Interesting the Instagram post is now gone
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,780 Administrator
    @Jody_Seal just driving home the point big boy
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  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,096 Mega Baller
    Nothing against the sport. Cool for inlanders. Just think there needs to be some solid thought put into where it can be done. Offshore, big bays and big lakes, far enough away from damage and disruption.
    sgregg
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,096 Mega Baller
    ... or private lakes where none cares.
    allycat
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