Riptank Boardshop Rail Jam
Action Sports and Live Music Festival Returns to the Lower Depot
LUBBOCK, TX (May 5th , 2009) – Some of the top wakeboarders in the state are once again heading West to take part in the 3rd Annual Jam at the Garden / Wakeboard Rail Jam. It’s the 2nd stop of the 2009 Texas Wakeboard Tour Rail Jam Series and it takes place Saturday, June 20th at the Beer Garden at 2202 Buddy Holly Avenue. In addition to wakeboarding, this action sports block party will feature plenty of live music including this years headliner – Bowling For Soup!
The development of the high-speed, gas-powered winch is one of the most exciting progressions in wakeboarding's young history. It has given riders, who are pulled by a high speed winch, the ability to take their sport to the streets with the use of portable pools, separated by rails and sliders.
The Jam at the Garden will take place in the heart of Lubbock’s entertainment district known locally as “The Lower Depot ”. The event will take place on Buddy Holly Avenue at the Beer Garden. The wakeboard rail jam set-up will include two portable pools filled with over 50,000 gallons of water and separated by two forty foot rails and a big air kicker.
“We are excited to once again be partnering with the crew at the Beer Garden for this event“, said Texas Wakeboard Tour organizer, Bill Geiger. ”This thing just gets bigger and better every year and f last years crowds were any indication, this will be another huge street party!”
Already scheduled to compete are top regional riders including Texas Wakeboard Tour regulars, Tom Fooshee and Brian Sasser representing Liquid Force, Joe Lemberg,and Rusty Scott representing Hyperlite Wakeboards, Steve Campbell, Billy Garcia and Lucas Snyder representing Gator Boards, brothers Clint and Collin Gee, and returning champion – CWB pro Gabe Lucas.
Gates open at 7:00pm.and the rail jam will begin at 8:00pm. Tickets are available now at the Beer Garden and Riptank Boardshop located at 50th and Elgin in Lubbock. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
The Jam at the Garden is made possible with support from Gene Messer Scion, Bud Light, Landshark Lager, Family Power Sports, Riptank Board Shop and your host…The Beer Garden. Media partners include Alliance Wakeboard Magazine, Wakeworld.com, and Wakeboarder.com.