Wakeboard Rail Jam Contest on Austin’s 6th Street
AUSTIN, TX (May 3) – Some of the top wakeboarders and wakeskaters in the world will be descending on downtown Austin, May 19, to participate in the Longhorn Rail Jam – stop #2 of the 2006 Texas Wakeboard Tour – presented by Malibu Boats. This is a Fox Riders “My Spot” event featuring the Fox pro wakeboard team.
The development of the high-speed, gas-powered winch is one of the newest and most exciting progressions in wakeboarding’s young history. It has given riders the ability to take their sport to the streets with the use of portable pools, separated by rails and sliders and pulled by a winch. Called a pool-gap and/or rail jam, this is action sports up-close and in-your-face and it’s as exciting for the riders as it is for spectators.
Sliding or grinding on rails has been a part of wakeboarding for the past few years but until now it has all happened behind a boat or PWC on a lake. Now, instead of watching the riders from 100 yards away on the shore, spectators are just a few feet from the action.
The Longhorn Rail Jam is FREE to the public and will take place on Friday night, May 19th on Austin’s legendary party strip – 6th Street. (at Trinity). Already scheduled to appear are the entire Fox Pro Wakeboard Team including X Games gold medalists Danny Harf and Dallas Friday and multiple Pro Tour Champion, Parks Bonifay. They will be joined by Gerry Nunn, Rusty Malinoski, Adam Errington, Keith Lyman, Tino Santori, Silas Thurman, Andrew Adkisson, Aaron Reed, Brandon Thomas and local pro, Gabe Lucas. The pro’s will be teamed with top regional riders in a Pro/Am contest format. Regional competitors include Brian Sasser, Richie McKee, Joey Arcisz, Joey Bradley, Tom Fooshee, Duston Swafford, Brett little, Billy Garcia, Kurtis Rahuit, Ross Skrudland, Dustin Shows, Ryan Anderson and Hank Carter. The event starts at 6 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, visit www.texaswakeboardtour.com
In addition to Malibu Boats, the event is supported by Nissan North America, Fox Riders Co., Bud Light, Liquid Force Wakeboards, Reef Clothing, Kicker Audio, Spy Optic, Ten 80 Clothing, Straight Line, Body Glove, Da Hui, Boardstop.com, Sun & Ski Sports, and Central Texas Watersports. Media partners include Alliance Wakeboard Magazine, Texas Boating Magazine, Wakeboarding Magazine, The Edge Magazine, Fuel TV and Austin 101X FM Radio Station.
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