Radinn Electric Wakeboard

There is no question that I love wakeboarding, I honestly wish I could do it as well as some of these professionals, but I don’t even come close. This is a sport you have to keep practicing at to get better, and that takes time. Seems like there are a lot of other people that like wakeboarding, but thought of it being done in a different way, one thing is you won’t need a boat.

Its crazy to think that this is a battery operated wakeboard and the remote is in your hands. Sort of looks more like a snowboard the way it moves then a wakeboard. I would love to try this out especially that it is battery operated, meaning you can easily take it any where and since its made out of carbon fiber its a lot lighter then expected. And from the video it looks like this board is quick when it needs to be. But all of this tech in a very nice board costs around $ 20’000 which is a steep price, hopefully that number will go down a lot.

Out To Sea

The weather change has ended the biking season for some of us, a few more people are still riding but its gotten a bit too hot for my tastes. You can still ride at night but I prefer to ride during day time. And now that switch over to sea activities has begun, at the top of the some of the guy’s list is sailing but for me its wakeboarding.

This past weekend going out on the wakeboard I didn’t think that I would be able to get up so quickly but luckily the past month in the gym has showed some decent results. I was up on the board right away swinging from one side to the other and pushing my luck as much as possible. I had a few interesting moments and some even more interesting crash landings as I was trying to jump from wake to wake. After 12 pm the weather changed and the wind picked up so the water got a little bit too choppy to pull the wakeboard on, but I was happy I got in some time in the morning, seriously can’t get enough of it.

The sun was hot but the water was really cool which was perfect but it also invited other creatures, specifically jelly fish. I got stung by one as I was swimming out in the deep water, I felt a tingle before I felt the sting, I slapped it away, I’m always afraid they will stick to you and won’t let go. I didn’t have a mark or anything bad, just a red mark on the area that it hit. Still I loved the water and wakeboarding was fun, but Bnaider turns into a water highway later in the day.


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A Challenge Issued

I don’t know how this exactly happened but one thing lead to another and I have several challenges ahead of me to accomplish by the first weekend in July. This was instigated by M.F.W. during one of our work meetings, somehow the subject got diverted to what we can or can’t accomplish if we set out minds to it and who is better at what, and I was thoroughly insulted by him on several levels so the challenges arose from that.

Two Challenges to Accomplish by the 1st Weekend of July 2012:

  • Weight Loss & Strength Gain, who will win, and I currently weigh 112 KG
  • Wakeboarding, who has the best skills and points will be awarded, tricks and all capabilities

I’m honestly taking this very very seriously, I won’t be losing at either. Luckily I have a lot of weight to lose so I’m going to take this to the extreme. Gonna hit the gym until I collapse and going to regulate my food to a degree, my issue isn’t really food its lack of movement and that will be something I will work on.

Wake-boarding is one of the sports that I love and I consider myself to be ok at it, not horrible but with the gym workout I’m going to increase my agility and endurance so it will help with Wake-Boarding and then I will take the risks of bodily injury to perform some crazy tricks, in my head they are crazy but can I do it.

Now I’m going to start this coming week and jump right into it. I’m going to start this off on my own and then probably look for some professional help with the gym then get some world champion wakeboarder to train me for 10 days. M. F. W. I will destroy you!

MISSION ACCEPTED (Insert Mission Impossible Theme Song Here)

One Time Up

This has turned into an interesting weekend, the whole week was windy and slightly sandy. I had hopes for the weekend that we would get some time in the water and luckily Friday turned out to be the day, it was a little windy in the city but by the time I got to the shalaih it was perfect. Low tide was at 10 am and high tide was at 6 pm, which is opposite of what I was used to. The guys were all waking up when I got there, we had some breakfast and got into the water towards noon, knee board and wakeboard ready to go.

And this time after the third try I managed to get up and control the ride for about 11 to 13 seconds which is a lot before landing face forward into the water. Some how I went with my left foot forward when I wanted my right foot forward, I had the bright idea of switching the board around but that ended with a disaster. I tried a few attempts after that but I was unsuccessful, but a lot of us really improved after a good amount of wake boarding, honestly wake boarding is a lot more fun the knee boarding or skiing for that matter. Salem got a really nice jump and Ali managed to jumped, Preetoo was bothering us with his Thundercats jet ski, he was like a fly that kept buzzing around us but had a failed attempted at jumping with the knee board but then again there might be next week.

Wet and Wild Desert Kings 2 Jokers

I was just reading through Uptill1.com and I came across the new Desert Kings 2 Jokers video, this time its wet and wild. This is from the drivers of GulfRun, seems like they are keeping themselves busy this summer and some of those water tricks would cause me a ridiculous amount of pain. The editing and production work is from Negativeffects, just as great as the last video, these guys were really riding the wake. I was wondering what they were doing when I saw them out by the water, now it makes complete sense.

Now with all these cool videos, I want to see some more work, maybe some more action in the water. My favorite parts are always the bloopers, there had to be a few of them in water, keep up the great work.

Water Weekend

This has been one hell of a weekend, pretty much filled with all forms of watersports. Whenever I wasn’t in the water I was asleep if I wasn’t eating. I fell asleep around 10 pm on Thursday and 8 pm on Friday. The water was nothing short of amazing this weekend, it was clear and smooth early in the day. The plan was for some kneebaording, sking, and wakeboarding, plus some other water vehicles which can be towed by a boat. I tried to wakeboard this weekend, and I had it all planned out that I was going to make it this weekend, that I was going to make it out of the water and wakeboard. But that wasn’t the case, over the past couple of water filled days I had exactly seven excruciating wakeboarding tries which resulted in me being physically damaged in more places then I knew possible.

Damaged Areas:

  • Left Knee
  • Both Forearm Muscles
  • Right shoulder Blade Muscle
  • Inner Thigh Muscle
  • Neck Muscles
  • Fingers

I need to shape up!

The Wrap Up

What a weekend, I don’t think I have laughed so much in such a short time. This is what happens when you have a shalaih packed full of guys who just want to eat and enjoy the water, we had a few water activities in mind but the sea was a little rough. On Thursday morning we were probably one of the few people in the water and we were trying kneeboarding and wakeboarding, turns out he kneeboard was of crap quality and I pulled my forearm muscle trying to get up on the wakebaord but I failed miserably. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to try again, I remember wakeboarding in 2004 and I want to try it again, its a lot of fun once you get up, I just need to practice a little and get the technique down and its easy from there. There was also a doughnut and banana involved and I think I pulled a few different muscles that I didn’t even know I had, I’m sore in the oddest of places.

We also managed to watch a lot of tv shows:

  • Royal Pains – One Episode
  • 24 – Season 7 a few episodes late at night
  • Weeds – All of Season 3
  • Reaper – Season 2
  • How I Met Your Mother – Season 2