Celebrating the new year, locking down my current location in San Jose for another summer, and missing the stoke and energy of having a crew up at the lake,  I decided to start my 10-lake “Demo Tour” a bit earlier than most would expect. Our first event was held Jan 15th-17th at Lake Tulloch, CA. We had about 30 people  participate in the event which featured over a dozen 2010 skates from Integrity, Hyperlite, Byerly, LF, Ronix, and Signature for everyone to beat on. We had a boat, a ski, a few winches, and a rail set up to offer everyone something to enjoy. It was really exciting to see everyone’s stoke on the new gear this early on in the season! Big thanks to Ricky Martinez for bringing up his rail, and the Thatwasrad.com crew for bringing thier ski. This event was a great kick-off to an awesome season ahead. More details on the 10 lake “Demo Tour” coming soon at theliquidplayground.com. — Austin Watts