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12-31-2007, 02:16 PM
Thought I would pass this info along looks like this year is gonna be AMAZING, not to be missed. i will post some pics for those that wont be able to make it

Happy New Year all!

Wakeboard Demos Rock the 50th Annual Toronto Boat Show

Toronto, ON (December 13, 2007) - Top international wakeboarders and wakeskaters will take to the water inside the Ricoh Center this January to perform on the world�s largest indoor lake at the Toronto International Boat Show, January 12-20. These renowned athletes will demonstrate the range of their skills and provide a show jam-packed with grinds, tricks and flips.

The Lake at Ricoh Coliseum will be filled with more than a million gallons of water from Lake Ontario to create a wake wonderland for these spectacular riders. This new feature will allow show attendees to use The Lake to enjoy wakeboarding demonstrations, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and much more.

"The sports of wakeboarding and wakeskating are exploding in popularity and these stars are sure to make waves this year at The Lake," says Boat Show manager, Cynthia Hare, adding "We're excited to welcome several of the world's top wakeboarders and wakeskaters to the Toronto International Boat Show. It's a fabulous way to celebrate 50 years."

Presented by Pride Marine Group, the Show will feature the following professionals:

Rusty Malinoski sponsored by Mastercraft - Riding: Sat. Jan 12 - Sun. Jan 13
2006 WWA World Series Champion
2006 Pro Wakeboard Tour (2nd place)

J.D. Webb sponsored by Nautique - Riding: Sat. Jan 12 - Sun. Jan 13

Shawn Watson sponsored by Nautique - Riding: Sat. Jan 12 - Sun. Jan 13

Tino Santori sponsored by Tige Boats - Riding: Sat. Jan 12 � Sun, Jan 13 & Sat. Jan 19 - Sun. Jan 20
Two-time WWA Wakeboard National Champion

Reed Hansen sponsored by Supra Boats - Riding: Fri. Jan 18 - Sun. Jan 20
2007 World Champion
2007 National Champion

Trevor Hansen sponsored by Moomba Boats - Riding: Fri. Jan 18 - Sun. Jan 20
2007 Masters (3rd place)
2007 Kelowna Pro Tour (2nd place)
2007 Overall Pro Tour (5th place)

Aaron Rathy sponsored by Nautique - Riding: Fri. Jan 18 � Sun. Jan 20

Keith Lidberg sponsored by Nautique - Riding: Fri. Jan 18 � Sun. Jan 20

Andrew Adkison sponsored by Mastercraft - Riding: Sat. Jan 19 - Sun. Jan 20
2006 Pro Wakeboard Tour (4th place)
2006 No Fear WWA Wakeboard World Champion � Fort Worth, TX

Chad Sharpe sponsored by Malibu Boats - Riding: Sat. Jan 19
2007 Pro Wakeboard Tour (3rd place)
2007 Pro Wakeboard Tour (3rd in Kelowna, Twin Cities, Acworth, Ft. Worth)

Drew Danielo sponsored by Centurion - Riding: Sat. Jan 19
Four-time World Wakesurf Champion

For those who want to know what a trip flip, invert or an ollie is, the 2008 Toronto International Boat Show will present Wakeboard Alley, a spot by The Lake where visitors can meet pro wakeboard and wakeskate riders for an autograph, riding tips or just to learn more about these skyrocketing sports.

The Toronto International Boat Show runs January 12-20 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. The show kicks off with its 9th annual Special Preview Night: Boating For Children's Charity event Friday, January 11 from 4 pm - 9 pm.

01-01-2008, 09:56 AM
:shock: will they be riding on ice? bet their go-nads will be drawn-up mighty tight...
Ontario in Jan ??? wow. post pics! of the boats/riders, not the go-nads...

01-01-2008, 06:30 PM
never heard of such ! did not have any idea there was such a beast! that would be something to see, how big is it? guess I didnt catch the details, sorry :oops:

01-01-2008, 07:42 PM
I wish I could make that show but instead I will be in Atlanta at the Atlanta Boat Show!!! It is almost time to make a Moomba Mine!!!! :lol:

Now you Florida guys try to be nice to each other and what happened to the warm spell we had???????

01-05-2008, 06:34 PM
I'll be there to finally pick up the bimini top from my dealer. I'll try and remember to take my camera and send a long some photos.


01-18-2008, 05:36 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2351/2191664758_924a46c043.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpurdy/2191664758/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2172/2190876457_830771160f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpurdy/2190876457/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2202/2191219540_247293a6b4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpurdy/2191219540/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2215/2190437683_50de3f3cb6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpurdy/2190437683/)

01-18-2008, 06:00 PM
WOW that indoor lake is crazy!!! :shock:

Kinda makes me curios though, why isn't it just considered a really big a$$ pool! What constitutes it being a lake? Thanks for the pictures, I would love to see that in person.

01-19-2008, 10:49 AM
I'm with Jesse, thats more like a big swimming pool, I had visions of boats and riders zooming around, thats more like indoor cable park... cool tho, put a bunch of bream & bass in there and my jon boat and we could have a fishing pond :wink: all in fun Ed so dont get fired up...

01-19-2008, 10:54 AM
The pictures really dont give a good impression of the size of it. That is a hockey rink remember. They used a grinch winch from one end of the coliseum (Ricoh Coliseum) and then used a jetski to bring the handle back from the other end.
They had full fishing demos with guys out there on boats trolling around. I'd say way too big to be a pool but probably too small to call it a lake.
Lets go with large pond...

I have a video that I took that gives a little better perspective Ill see if I can upload it.



01-19-2008, 12:50 PM
Jay, I would love to see that video! That is a really impressive body of water no matter what it is called. I sure wish I could have been there in person, bet it was a lot of fun. Sure beats the 2 foot deep 15 foot long kiddie pool they set up at our boat show.