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Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By Astepatatime
Ink'd here...3 larger pieces for me and 4 on my...

Ink'd here...3 larger pieces for me and 4 on my wife. And many of the friends that join us on the boat, who are probably considered upper middle class, are ink'd. Not much different than all the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By Astepatatime
Fantastic. I see years of fun in front of...

Fantastic. I see years of fun in front of y'all.

One thought for you...I was recently with a very good wakeboarder who helps new people get started....and he said when they are first beginning,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,920
Posted By Astepatatime
Beautiful! Enjoy it.

Beautiful! Enjoy it.
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 795
Posted By Astepatatime
I have had this a little bit with the empty...

I have had this a little bit with the empty trailer for our X55. But it has been manageable - steady even braking helped. But the last time I towed with the trailer loaded, I had the exact thing...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,555
Posted By Astepatatime
Jsturvey and Sdinga - we're about a year...

Jsturvey and Sdinga - we're about a year away...still working on designs for a new house to build in New Braunfels. Our older kids are in the greater SA area, so moving back to be closer to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,555
Posted By Astepatatime
So this is probably going to increase demand, and...

So this is probably going to increase demand, and accordingly, fees, for slips at marinas, right?

It's going to be a bigger hassle to keep your boat at your house or offsite storage area and trailer...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 06-29-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Astepatatime
Thanks everyone. GoneBoatn - nice work on the...

Thanks everyone.

GoneBoatn - nice work on the cable park vid. So how did you upload a 4+ minute vid to Vimeo? It must have been huge...and taken hours to upload? Or maybe that's different...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 06-29-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Astepatatime
A little GoPro fun

Playing around with the GoPro. Finally got a chance to splice some clips together and play with GoPro studio. It's pretty easy for a novice like me to cobble something together.

This was some...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,392
Posted By Astepatatime
Each to his own. My ideal party cove is one all...

Each to his own. My ideal party cove is one all to myself and the people on our boat. We can float, play tunes, enjoy our beverages....just us and nature. That's what makes the world go...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 06-29-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Astepatatime
Awesome! The beautiful thing about that age and...

Awesome!

The beautiful thing about that age and size is that you can almost tow them at idle speed. They are so light they just pop right up. And falling isn't as scary as 10mph.

One of the best...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Astepatatime
That's a looker, very nice. Better start...

That's a looker, very nice. Better start practicing responses to "you've got a beautiful boat"!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-23-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,861
Posted By Astepatatime
Pretty funny. I live down here in Auburn/Bama...

Pretty funny. I live down here in Auburn/Bama land and get to watch the behaviors of the fans. Some pretty serious band wagon jumpers in this state, for both teams. It wasn't that long ago that...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 06-12-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Astepatatime
1. TS W2W 2. Improve the 180's so they are smooth...

1. TS W2W
2. Improve the 180's so they are smooth and natural on the landing
3. Improve surfing skills to the point where I decide when to drop out of the wake
4. Have all joints working at the end...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Astepatatime
Pictures

Pictures
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Astepatatime
It really is. We spent time in Rome, Positano,...

It really is. We spent time in Rome, Positano, Siena, Volterra, Florence, San Gmigano, and Venice and it surprised us...was our favorite.

A few more pictures, most from the from the Grand Canal, to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Astepatatime
Navigation Skills

We've been on a 15 day trip to Italy, wrapping up in Venice. It's truly been amazing watching the different watercraft share the canals. From large vaporetto's (city buses) to water taxis, to the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,342
Posted By Astepatatime
I'm fortunate to have a good income and ownership...

I'm fortunate to have a good income and ownership of a company that has done well. But even with that, financed a good part of the new boat because at 4%, I've done better investing the cash...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-23-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,732
Posted By Astepatatime
Only in the water activity will possibly be a...

Only in the water activity will possibly be a pool at hotels in Italy. Heading there tomorrow for a two week anniversary trip, just my bride and I. First vacation for just the two of us, no kids.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-23-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,559
Posted By Astepatatime
What I can share - my story is that 6 years ago...

What I can share - my story is that 6 years ago at age 45 I was on that slow slide into softness. Sitting behind a desk, eating what I want. Still thought of myself as an athlete. I'm tall - 6'3"...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 05-17-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Astepatatime
Interesting. I do agree with the others, it's...

Interesting.

I do agree with the others, it's mostly practice and time. A few things they did while I was at the Boarding School to help with riding switch

1. Made whole sets switch, including...
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-12-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By Astepatatime
We've got a Blue Lake. Was our first board also....

We've got a Blue Lake. Was our first board also. Got it last year to handle people from 100 to 225 pounds. We've gotten beginners up on it after a few tries. My youngest son has a hard time...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,345
Posted By Astepatatime
I hear you...and feel it a little. But didn't...

I hear you...and feel it a little. But didn't have many choices.

Under the dash, at least on the X55, there is a drop down panel for access to electronics. so mounting it there, which would have...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-11-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,802
Posted By Astepatatime
On the lake today...25 gallons for...

On the lake today...25 gallons for $124.95...that's $4.99 a gallon. Going to be an expensive summer.
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Astepatatime
Have never noticed them. But I don't really let...

Have never noticed them. But I don't really let my body get under the swim platform, even with the motor off. Just old habits. I wouldn't worry about it.
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,345
Posted By Astepatatime
A followup up to this thread. The WS420 EQ was...

A followup up to this thread. The WS420 EQ was installed a while ago, but just today I finally got to get some lake time with it.

All in all, very happy with it. It operated just as a I wanted -...
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