Rixen Cables Name US Distributor for Wakeboard System
Rixen Seilbahnen , the world’s leading manufacture of cable wakeboard and waterski systems has partnered with Cable Wakeparks LLC to make purchasing, building and maintaining a cable system in the United States much easier. Cable Wakeparks, LLC is the exclusive distributor of Rixen cable systems in the U.S. The new distribution company is a joint venture between the operators of Texas Ski Ranch (www.TexasSkiRanch.com) and KC Watersports (www.KCWatersports.com), two of the few existing cable parks in the U.S.
Bruno Rixen, owner and president of Rixen Seilbahnen, invented cable systems in Germany in the late 1950’s. The unique overhead cable system allows several wakeboarders to be pulled at one time with out the need for a boat. Riders can be added and removed without stopping the system. The system can be designed to accommodate as many as 12 riders at a time. Systems are environmentally friendly, energy efficient and can be installed in relatively small bodies of water.
Rixen has installed over 150 cable systems world-wide during their 50 year history, yet only a handful currently operate in the U.S. Cable Wakeparks will help Rixen expand sales in the US. In addition to sales and service, Cable Wakeparks will offer consulting and marketing services to prospective cable park operators.
Mike Olson, a partner in Cable Wakeparks LLC, explains the creation of Cable Wakeparks as follows, “About a year ago the owners/operators of TSR and I were discussing the lack of cable parks in the United States. We agreed that there was a need for a distribution company that could offer better customer support and local technical support to assist with some of the issues unique to this country. We are excited to partner with Bruno Rixen and work together to build more cableways in the United States in a safe and efficient manner.”
We believe that cable parks are the best way to grow the watersports industry. The cable system allows the opportunity to participants that otherwise would not be able to wakeboard or waterski. We look forward to working with potential park owners and members of the watersports industry.
For more information log onto www.cablewakeparks.com
or call Mike Olson (816-616-2152) or Blake Hess (830-609-8599)