Action Sports and Live Music Festival Returns to the Lower Depot

LUBBOCK, TX  (April 4th ) – Some of the top pro wakeboarders in the state are heading West to take part in the 2nd Annual Riptank Rail Jam – Jam at the Garden, presented by Gene Messer Scion and Monster Energy Drink. It’s the 2nd stop of the 2008 Texas Wakeboard Tour Rail Jam Series and it takes place Saturday, April 12th, on Buddy Holly Avenue. In addition to wakeboarding, this action sports block party will feature a bikini contest and plenty of live music from Mothers Anthem, Sounds Under Radio, Strangleweed and headliner – Tantric!

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 Riptank Rail Jam – 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 three portable pools filled with over 30,000 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 Riptank Boardshop and the Beer Garden for this event“, said Texas Wakeboard Tour organizer, Bill Geiger. ”If 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 and live music starts at 6:00pm. The rail jam will begin at 8:00pm. Tickets are available now at Ralph’s Record locations, the Beer Garden and Riptank Boardshop located at 50th and Elgin in Lubbock.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

In addition to Gene Messer Scion and Monster Energy Drink, the Riptank Rail Jam is made possible with support from Family Power Sports, Bud Light, Liquid Force, Hyperlite Wakeboards, Gator Boards, CWB, Straight Line Ropes and Handles, H20 Clothing, and TBKS. Media partners include Alliance Wakeboard, WakeBoarding Magazine,, and

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Riptank Rail Jam

Schedule of Events – Saturday, April 12th, 2008

9:00am – Street Closure

9:00am-2:00pm – Set-up pools/rails

12:00noon – 4:00pm – Sponsor move-in

4:00pm-6:00pm – Rider practice

6:00pm – Gates Open

6:00pm – 7pm – Live Music

8:00pm – 10pm – Wakeboard Rail Jam

10:00pm –10:30pm – Bikini Contest / Wake Awards

10:30p – 2a – Live Music/ After Party

•    If you have questions or need more time to move-in / set-up, please call me at (817) 395-3993