April 1st, 2010 by pressrelease


Austin, TX (April 1, 2010)–

The State of Texas has issued an immediate and permanent ban on the sport of wakeskating within state lines. Citing the obvious danger of being unstrapped, Texas governor Rick Perry suspended usual state business after a visit to Texas Ski Ranch in San Marcos, in order to ensure the safety of all Texans. On his visit to TSR, Perry enjoyed the wakeboarding, and appreciated it is a fun activity for the entire family, especially the flips, but he saw only danger while watching people wakeskate.

“The young people were kicking their wake skateboards and they were flying every which way,” Perry said. “It’s only a matter of time before someone loses an eye.”

Perry returned to the state capitol and immediately pushed through a bill requiring participants of towed water activities be strapped in at all times. Five other states are currently in the process of reviewing the bill for possible adoption.

In response to the ban, Texas-based professional wakeskaters Clint Tompkins and Aaron Reed have reportedly switched to wakeboarding. Aaron Reed used a sequence of a 720, once published in Alliance Wakeboard magazine to gain sponsorship on the Liquid Force wakeboard team. Several other wakeskaters immediately moved to Florida, while the Shredtown crew issued a statement of approval, saying it was looking forward to having all winch gaps to itself.

10 Responses to “Wakeskating Banned in Texas!”

  1. legit Says:

    Niiiiice …. For a second I bought it, thinking they banned all of the winching in TX… April Fools!

     
  2. nick Says:

    i was getting more angry by the word, until i got to the quote.

    whew… i almost moved to a new state. april fools!

     
  3. Nick Murray Says:

    Not gonna lie, you got me

     
  4. Brad Says:

    Hey you never know. Texas has some crazy laws.

     
  5. bp Says:

    i saw rick perry tre flip off the kicker at tsr

     
  6. Strap4Fun Says:

    Wakeboarding down wakeskate gaps is way more legit anyway.

     
  7. adam silcio Says:

    yeah i was fooled for a second and started firing off text messages to my friends who wakeskate till i read the part about Aaron Reed…. then i was like ‘oh wtf, no way.’

     
  8. Kevin Pawloski Says:

    I knew it was a fake of course cause it was April 1st and also it says after the Texas governor Rick Perry got back from TSR he immediately pushed through a bill requiring participants of towed water activities be strapped in at all times. Five other states are currently in the process of reviewing the bill for possible adoption, cause Bill’s take a while to go threw and if this is the first we were hearing about it then it must be fake.

     
  9. duh Says:

    ooooo now i get it…

     
  10. Eva71 Says:

    litterally the worst prank ive ever heard. step up your shit aws.

     

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