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illiniboarder88
04-25-2008, 03:37 PM
It won't be behind my Tige, but for the first time in 6 months, tommorrow I will ride. I'm pretty excited. I've only ridden my board once, so let's hope i like it.

Fit to be Tige
04-25-2008, 03:42 PM
Awesome... I put the battery in my 99 after she's been hybernating all winter and she started right up! Our water temp is now in the low 60's, so we are ready to get in and do some riding. If not this weekend, soon.

Fit to be Tige
04-25-2008, 03:51 PM
What is the water temp there??

illiniboarder88
04-25-2008, 04:10 PM
Prob in the 50's somewhere, but maybe up to 60 after the week we've had. THe lake I'm going to this weekend is relatively shallow, so might warm up fast. My buddy just got a new Supra 22SSV, so I'll get to check out another manufacturer.

da.bell
04-25-2008, 04:15 PM
Drysuit or full wetsuit? My guess is drysuit but have a great time. :ro:

Jason B
04-25-2008, 04:52 PM
Illini,
We're gonna hit Lake Geneva Sunday if we don't get the snow :eek: :mad:

Costigan
04-25-2008, 05:38 PM
I went 2 weeks ago with just a wetsuit. The lake we went to was thawed, but one less than 5 miles away was still frozen. It was a tad bit cold, but still fun.

illiniboarder88
04-25-2008, 06:01 PM
Jason B, will Geneva be calm until the water warms up? Costigan, I wanted to go 2 weeks ago, but the weather turned here and was miserable. Go figure, gorgeous all week and then rain and snow all weekend.

Lunchbox
04-25-2008, 06:40 PM
Geneva stays pretty calm until there are a ton of boats on the lake or it becomes REALLY windy... I grew up on that lake...

Lunchbox
04-25-2008, 06:41 PM
BTW... We're going out this weekend as well but it's going to be about 96-98 air temp with about 70-72 water temps...

I love the AZ... :D

Fit to be Tige
04-25-2008, 06:58 PM
Lunchbox - - I am surprised the water is that cold, must be from mountain snow run-off? If the water temp is below 60, I just can't get too excited about going, but now that it's getting up there, and with a shorty wetsuit, I am ready to ride.

Jason B
04-25-2008, 07:17 PM
Jason B, will Geneva be calm until the water warms up? Costigan, I wanted to go 2 weeks ago, but the weather turned here and was miserable. Go figure, gorgeous all week and then rain and snow all weekend.

Yeah, it's real nice till the boats come. That damn lake NEVER gets warm though. You'll freeze your sack jumping in at the end of Aug!:D I think 'cause it's so deep.

illiniboarder88
04-25-2008, 08:42 PM
My lake is nice bc it's deep enough that you won't hit anything but shallow enough it doesn't take long to warm up. Tommorrow, i'll be in a fairly shallow lake. We nailed something pretty hard one time outthere. Bent the shaft a little. Nice this time of year though bc the water won't be as frigid. One of the guys I boat with and I share the same opinion. We love early and late season. We'll gladly shiver a bit to have calm water.

Fit to be Tige
04-25-2008, 09:30 PM
I'm right there with you on calm water, but I wait until it warms up and then go out early in the morning. We don't hardly go out on the weekends when it gets bumpy. Guess we have just been spoiled with flat water most of the time.

yllw20
04-25-2008, 09:35 PM
illini

what lake you on up there?
My cousin has a place on bangs lake and my brother used to be on the chain.

Lunchbox
04-26-2008, 02:25 AM
Yeah, it's real nice till the boats come. That damn lake NEVER gets warm though. You'll freeze your sack jumping in at the end of Aug!:D I think 'cause it's so deep.

x2... That lake never warms up! We used to skip school and go skiing in High School in Sept/Oct. People thought we were nutz!

illiniboarder88
04-28-2008, 01:13 AM
Well, I hit a lake in the center of IL most of the time, but I also hit up a lake in Indianapolis. Just got back from the lake. Got out yesterday and today. Water was rough from the wind yesterday. Tonight it was calm, but it was cold. Not a good sign when 62 degree water feels like a bathtub

wannabewakeboarder
04-28-2008, 04:29 AM
So where are your pictures! :D


What board were you on?

illiniboarder88
04-28-2008, 02:36 PM
Sorry, no pics. the camera got forgotten. I rode an Imperial 140. Felt nice and solid, great pop. It's a little slower than my Parks was. It will take a little getting used to. I also was behind a new boat, so there was some uncertainty there as well. Does anyone else ride at like 85-90 feet? That's what my buddy has his rope at on his new boat. That took some getting used to.

illiniboarder88
04-28-2008, 04:25 PM
Jason B, how was the water in Wisconsin?

Jason B
04-29-2008, 06:14 PM
Didn't end up going out after all. I didn't want to have to re-winterize:p
I also have about 80hours worth of work left to do on LEDs, stereo, sub, sirius, itune controller.....so I worked on it all day.