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When you spend a week on a houseboat on Lake Cumberland with a group of guys like the CWB team, you’re not only guaranteed to get a bunch of great photos, but you’re guaranteed to laugh your ass off. Plain and simple, the CWB team knows how to have fun and enjoys sharing that knowledge with others. During our week on Lake Cumberland we did some serious cliff jumping, a little bit of tubing, a couple cornhole tournaments at the marina, ate a ton of junk food, pushed giant boulders off cliffs, watched Trevor do 20 Pete Rose’s in a row and win $20 from Andrew, and even found the craziest backcountry zipline ever.
Of course there was also a ton of wakeboarding to be done during the week. From Gabe’s surf-inspired slayshes to Trevor’s giant double back rolls off the double up, when you’re with the CWB team you’re gonna see a mix of everything. One of the highlights for everybody on the trip was getting to watch Josh Twelker freeride.
It was Josh’s first team trip of any kind, and most of the guys on the team had never seen him ride before. Obviously he caused quite a reaction with his unique style, which was semi-appropriately dubbed “Gumby-esque” by Zane.
To top it all off we got to spend the week on Lake Cumberland, which in my opinion has to be one of the best, unknown lakes for houseboating in the world. Not only is it huge with tons of nooks, crannies, and coves; but the water is perfect and the scenery is gorgeous. Put it this way: Lake Shasta in Northern California has long been known as a houseboaters mecca. With 365 miles of shoreline (when full), five different arms, and nearly a dozen marinas with houseboat rentals, it’s hard to beat. Lake Cumerland has 1,255 miles of shoreline, putting it right up there with Lake Powell (~2,000 miles).
Whether you ever make it to Lake Cumberland or not, here are some more pictures from the epic week the CWB team spent there shooting the 2011 product catalog and marketing campaign.