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CC2MC
03-13-2013, 03:23 PM
Is there anyone here that rides at lake Martin in Alabama that is a pretty good wakeboarder? I would love for you to join me or let me join you a time or two this summer to help me work on some inverts. I am considering lessons too but if there is anyone out there, I am usually looking for someone either to ride with or that can drive a boat.

The only one I have is my dad, who is a great driver but not always available. I have worked with the wife a little but she is just too white knuckled when another boat comes around, plus the fact we have a one year old and the wife is usually the one holding her. Son is only four and he thinks he can drive but we still have a few years before I put him behind the wheel without being in my lap.

Anyway, if there is anyone in the area that would like to join me please hit me up. I am getting spring fever and can't wait to get out on the water, as soon as it warms up a little more.

bcd
03-13-2013, 06:41 PM
If you're looking for help and don't have anyone around with knowledge/experience on to help out, check out learnwake.com. They have a lot of good info and learning techniques/drills, and you can post videos of your attempts to get online coaching of what you're doing wrong and what to try doing to fix it.

BWB-745-
03-13-2013, 08:51 PM
If I was still working in Bham I would've loved to take you up on it. Our house is on Smith so thats pretty much the only place I go when I'm in Alabama.

There is a Alabama wake forum and their club, or whatever they are, are located on Martin.

Lakemartinwakeboarding.com is run by Alex Graydon, his videos on Wakeworld are pretty damn impressive. Also on his camp or lessons are done on lake Martin

CC2MC
03-13-2013, 09:33 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I have seen the learnwake videos and they are pretty good. I was not aware that you could send in videos of yourself though. That is pretty cool.

I will also check out lakemartinwakeboarding as well. Thanks! Smith lake is a beautiful lake. I have never been on it but driven over it a few times. It is similar to Martin just a little smaller and much deeper.

76S&S
03-14-2013, 09:46 AM
Not on Martin, but there is an instructor on Lake Tuscaloosa. Mike's watersports, you can look him up on FB.

Tateau18
03-14-2013, 09:36 PM
Head over to lakemartin.com and post the same thing on their forum. Bunch of nice people on there and some I know would be interested. I'll be down there this summer but it will be sporadic short trips. Good luck!

CC2MC
03-15-2013, 11:45 AM
Good idea Tate! Thanks. Does the AU imply Auburn? If so, War Eagle!

davidstan
03-16-2013, 08:46 AM
Good idea Tate! Thanks. Does the AU imply Auburn? If so, War Eagle!

War Eagle!

dvsone79
03-21-2013, 01:24 AM
CC, if I lived closer to Lake Martin, I'd definitely be down to ride/drive. I'm in Huntsville. I've always wanted to check out Lake Martin. I usually ride on the TN river, or Smith. WDE, btw!

CC2MC
03-21-2013, 02:59 PM
CC, if I lived closer to Lake Martin, I'd definitely be down to ride/drive. I'm in Huntsville. I've always wanted to check out Lake Martin. I usually ride on the TN river, or Smith. WDE, btw!

Well come on down. Got a ramp if you want to drag the boat along too. We welcome most anyone, especially fellow AU fans. One of our neighbors lives up in Huntsville as well, but its really a shame bc the house rarely gets used. Maybe 5 or six times a summer and its never the same people either.

Theclarks1111
03-21-2013, 09:00 PM
Well come on down. Got a ramp if you want to drag the boat along too. We welcome most anyone, especially fellow AU fans. One of our neighbors lives up in Huntsville as well, but its really a shame bc the house rarely gets used. Maybe 5 or six times a summer and its never the same people either.

Do you live on Lake Martin? If so where at. We are down at Lake Harding, but come up to Lake Martin a few times a summer. We love Lake Martin and wish it was closer!

CC2MC
03-21-2013, 11:25 PM
Do you live on Lake Martin? If so where at. We are down at Lake Harding, but come up to Lake Martin a few times a summer. We love Lake Martin and wish it was closer!

I do not live there. I actually live in Hoover. My folks have a cabin on the Real Island end of the lake and we are down there nearly every weekend during the summer. It is a great lake though. Let me know the next time you come down and we can meet up.

Theclarks1111
03-22-2013, 08:58 AM
I do not live there. I actually live in Hoover. My folks have a cabin on the Real Island end of the lake and we are down there nearly every weekend during the summer. It is a great lake though. Let me know the next time you come down and we can meet up.

Will definitely! Any word on Aquapalooza coming back?? I figured you might have some insider info on it since Martin is your local lake.

Theclarks1111
03-22-2013, 09:01 AM
The Real Island end of the lake is down by the good slalom course right?

BoardNBama
03-22-2013, 01:41 PM
CC2MC, I frequently visit Lake Martin. I cannot help you much with your wakeboarding other than giving you time on the board since I have only tried it twice. But I have lots of free time usually so let me know!

Theclarks1111
03-22-2013, 01:47 PM
Boardnbama, what other lake do you go to?

CC2MC
03-22-2013, 02:04 PM
There is a nice course not far from me at all and it is hidden in a nice calm area. You can usually find someone there. I believe they even have a clinic out there once a year. I went out last year and checked it out and there were several kids getting some lessons. It was fun to watch.

On Aquapalooza, I wish they would bring that back the way it used to be. They still have a version of it, but it is not like it was before where you can just pull the boat up and tie up together and listen to some good music. It is now called Ampapalooza, I believe, bc it is held at the Amphitheater. I believe it is about $15 on land and in order to moore up on first three rows, you have to be a sponsor. I did not go last year, but I did hear that it was still pretty good. I would just prefer to ride up in the boat and do it that way, as that is part of the fun to me.

@BoardNBama, where on LM do you visit? Maybe I should ask, at what ramp do you normally put in? What kind of "boardn" do you do?

BoardNBama
03-22-2013, 11:57 PM
Theclarks1111, only been to Lake Martin and Alabama River so far.

CC2MC, usually Kowaliga or The Ridge. Tried wakeboarding twice, surfing once. A big issue with me was unskilled boat operator pulling me when I tried surfing.

Theclarks1111
03-23-2013, 08:51 AM
Next time we make it to Lake Martin, I'll definitely keep you guys in mind...

CC2MC
03-23-2013, 10:35 PM
Theclarks1111, only been to Lake Martin and Alabama River so far.

CC2MC, usually Kowaliga or The Ridge. Tried wakeboarding twice, surfing once. A big issue with me was unskilled boat operator pulling me when I tried surfing.

Kowaliga is not far from me at all. The Ridge is a bit further, but that is a nice area of the Lake. I understand the operator issue. It happens.