Gateway to the West Rail-Jam
Gateway to the West Rail-Jam
Orlando, Florida (July 5 2008) – Orlando based Step Up Productions, the nation’s original producer of portable wakeboard Rail Jams, is pleased to announce its partnership with Mastercraft Boats, Red Bull, Hyperlite Wakeboards and Dri-port Marine, and St. Louis Area Toyota Dealers to bring the Gateway to the West Rail -Jam to the Downtown St. Louis on July 5th at Al Hrabosky’s Ball Park Saloon. This event will be taking place during Fair St. Louis and The Cardinals vs. Cubs hometown Rivalry.
What is a the Gateway to the West Rail Jam
The Gateway to the West Rail Jam uses a high speed gas powered winch to pull the Wakeboarder or Wakeskaters threw the course. The Riders will be towed across large portable pools separated by one of 3 options- the Rail, the fun box or the Kicker. The audience will be given an acrobatically show display as wakeboarders slide, flip and spin while being flung into the air between 2-pools of water. The Mastercraft Rail Jam will feature Team Hyperlite pro riders, like, Rusty Malinoski, Eric Ruck, Shaun Murry, Aaron Rathy, Brian Grub, Brandon Thomas and Heather Johnson. There will also be a showcase of the top local wakeboarders in the state. See attached pictures for visual representation.
About Fair St. Louis and the Ball Game
Fair St. Louis is the biggest event to happen in St. Louis every year. It brings in headliner bands, a firework display over the Arch, and Tens of Thousands in audience. With the Cubs being the biggest rivals of our St. Louis Cardinals ball club the game is already sold out with over 43 Thousand in attendance. The Gateway to the West Rail Jam is coinciding with both of these events to bringing extreme Sports to the downtown St. Louis area, similar to that of which is displayed during the X-Games. The action will start at 12:00 p.m. with some practice runs before the game and the real action will take place directly fallowing the game. Even if you don’t have tickets to the game or are just downtown for the Fair – we urge you to come and check out this unique and never before event done in St. Louis. Red Bull will also be premiering their new wakeboard Video “Red Bull Blackout” on jumbo-trons during the event as well.
About Step Up Productions:
Orlando based Step-Up Productions was founded in 2000 By Ryan Davis and Kevin Little. Step Up Productions has been producing Skate, BMX and Free Style Motocross events, long before action sports became part pf the main stream. Since the advent of the gas powered winch, Step Up Productions has added Wakeboarding and Wakeskating to their arsenal of portable Action Sports Demos. With events like the Surf Expo After Party Rail Jam, Rock N Ride College tour, the X Games Rail Jam, JD Webb’s World Record Fountain Jump, The Pro Team Challenge and this years Rail Jam at the AST Dew Tour– Step Up Productions is the undisputed leader in taking the sport of Wakeboarding to the people.