March 25th, 2009 by admin

New Wake Nation Water-Sports Complex
To Open In Cincinnati This Spring

Wakeboarding Is Nation’s Hottest New Water Sport…
But Where The Heck’s The Boat??

(Cincinnati, OH) –Now for something completely different…water skiing and wakeboarding…WITHOUT A BOAT!

The region’s newest and most unusual water recreation venue — Wake Nation Cincinnati — is a fun and challenging watersports’ complex designed for wakeboarding as well as wakeskating, water skiing and knee boarding.

Wake Nation Cincinnati is located in Joyce Park in Fairfield, and is targeted for a soft opening May 1 and a Grand Opening celebration June 2. It will open daily at 10 a.m. and close at dark all summer long through October.

“Wakeboarding is America’s fastest growing water sport,” says Wake Nation owner Peter Kennedy. “Wakeboarding is essentially a combination of water skiing and snowboarding. Wakeboarders ride on a board slightly larger than the size of a snowboard and ride on top of the water at speeds of 18-20 miles per hour.” What makes the water experience of Wake Nation so unique is that riders are pulled around a huge lake not by a motorboat, but by a high tech “cable-pulley” system developed by Rixen in Germany. “Riders can hit the water in a whole new way,” adds Kennedy.

There are six towers rising 30 feet over the water with a circulating cable system that tows wakeboarders, skiers, or kneeboarders at the same time.
 
Gone are motorboats’ whining sounds and polluting exhaust as riders are pulled over silky smooth water, around Wake Nation’s man-made lake, which covers 12 acres, including a three-acre grassy island right in the middle of it.

Wake Nation Cincinnati is the only wakeboarding cable park in the Midwest, the next closest one being more than 600 miles away, in Kansas City. There are only six other cable waterparks in the entire U.S., most of them in Florida and Texas.

Cable wakeboarding is an exciting sport that appeals to all ages. Beginners love that wakeboarding is fun, easy to learn, and allows riders to progress in their skill level at their own pace.  Most riders learn how to successfully get up and stay up on their board within their first hour.

Experienced wakeboarders like that they can amp up the adrenaline by launching themselves into the air by challenging the various man-made jumps and obstacles (floating sliders, grind rails, table tops and kickers) located in the lake. In addition to wakeboarding and water skiing, riders can slalom, trick ski, kneeboard and wakeskate. Lessons are available for beginners as well as for experienced riders looking to learn new jumps, tricks and moves.

The Wake Nation site includes a pro shop, locker rooms and a full concession stand. The pro shop carries all necessary rental equipment (including wet suits), plus the latest in wakeboards, wakeskates, bindings, life vests and clothing. “Wake nation will have everything you need on site, so the only thing you need to bring is your bathing suit,” says Kennedy.

Cable passes will be available in one hour ($20), two hour ($25), four hour ($30) and all-day ($35) increments. There will also be a season-long annual pass available. Special discount tickets are available for groups, including youth groups, birthday parties and corporate events. Parking is FREE.

Wake Nation
 is located at 201 Joe Nuxhall Way (formerly called Forest Lake Lane) in 
Fairfield.
For more information, call (513) 887-WAKE
 or email info@wakenation.com. Website: www.wakenation.com.

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