Actually, it was the Palm Desert in California. But don’t let the name “Palm Desert” fool you… that place is brutal! The average temperature during my eight-day trip was around 112-113 degrees. The reason I traveled out there was to ride in a couple of shows and do a few demos for BRP’s annual dealer meeting. BRP is Sea-Doo’s parent company. It was a great time, and I also witnessed some different scenery than what I’m used to.
For 2008, Sea-Doo is introducing an optional ballast system for all of their PWCs that utilize the same platform on their Wake Edition watercraft. The system holds enough weight to simulate a second or third passenger on the vessel. The result is an awesome, clean wake that can help boost your inside-out tricks. And for all you strappers out there, going wake-to-wake is simple — just shorten your rope length.
So log onto BRP’s web site and check out their press release for the ballast system. For now, check out these shots I took while I was out in the desert. A big thanks also goes out to Tim, Cody, and the rest of the Watertop Unlimited crew for the good times and great hospitality.