Taking it back to the roots is always a fun way to spend a day at the lake. I thought I would share with you a one of these epic days.
After moving to Tampa a year ago, I was fortunate enough to make the pilgrimage back to one of my favorite riding spots. Falls lake, outside of Raleigh, NC is a lake with a group of riders that is second to none. The amount of good times roughly equals the amount of alcoholic beverages distributed in this region of the bible belt. On one such occasion, a group of friends decided to take it back to the beginning. We dusted off the old Connelly Blade, Skurfer Rage, broke out the finger-less gloves, orange life vests, beer bongs, and went to town.
As many of you know, the watersports technology has progressed by leaps and bounds over the last few years. That being said, I wish we would have had a video camera to capture the incredible wrecks that took place. For your enjoyment, I have included a few snapshots of the debacle that ended up being this day.
My pal Shane and I decided the smartest thing to do would be a doubles slash session. After cleaning out the spiderwebs, moth poop, and dust, we strapped in and shredded the gnar. We were getting so into the slashing on the directional boards, we lost sight of safety and had a minor collision that almost took my foot off. I am not sure if you remember the enormous fins on the bottom of the Skurfers but lets just say they can be deadly.
After checking my appendages, and icing them from the inside, we decided the appropriate thing to do next was try some aerial acrobatic maneuvers. A few tricks were able to be ridden out, lots of steeze was laid down, and by the end of the day, we had quite the gathering of spectators eyeing the scene we were making.
As we get caught up in pushing the sport to progress, sometimes it is fun to retract, take it back to the roots, and leave the thousand dollar setups at home. So, enjoy looking at these photos, and remember….Keep it steezy!