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Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-13-2009, 9:29 PM Reply   
It's officially posted....who's going?
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-15-2009, 7:28 PM Reply   
NO ONE??? Just me????
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-15-2009, 8:08 PM Reply   
And me....been on the road and didn't see your post. Count Susan in too!
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-15-2009, 8:54 PM Reply   
Sawweet!!!'s the boat?'s the drysuit?
Old     (a1flowergirl)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-20-2009, 4:41 PM Reply   
Am I gonna need a drysuit? I certainly hope not.
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-20-2009, 5:02 PM Reply   
lol, Jen! I usually make fun of people wearing those in Florida, but even I broke mine out Friday when the high was 52. Lows the next couple of days in the 20's and highs in the 50's. Florida is now experiencing our second week of winter. I'm thinking that ought to do it for the year! You'll be fine in April!
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-20-2009, 7:19 PM Reply   
yea...the first week of winter was when I was there. It was 77 here today and water temp 61. I think I will stay home for winter in the future How 'bout y'all come here next year?

(Message edited by rnopr8 on January 20, 2009)
Old     (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-26-2009, 8:16 AM Reply   
So who bought their plane tickets?
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-26-2009, 11:13 AM Reply   
Me...235.00 (x3including fees) on AA
Old     (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-31-2009, 12:33 PM Reply   
I just saw 358 with AA. thanks! Expedia was 6hundo. Hey where do we sign up for comp?
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-31-2009, 1:56 PM Reply   
Excellent, Kim! You register from the King of Wake site, but this should take you direct:

(Message edited by wakekat15 on January 31, 2009)
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-31-2009, 4:24 PM Reply   
So glad you will join us Kim!!!
Old     (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-01-2009, 5:35 PM Reply   
ok so I went there to sign up but...I am not pro and I dont have insurance and it says it is required
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-01-2009, 5:37 PM Reply   
you don't have to be a pro...You don't have medical Ins?
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       02-01-2009, 5:52 PM Reply   

Just put some info in State Farm policy 12345. I would think the liability release you will sign sufficiently releases WWA regardless of your medical coverage situation.

When you get to the next screen, you can choose Women's Masters. None of us...that I know of, have any years as a Pro.
Old     (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-02-2009, 9:33 AM Reply   
Ya I asked Geri and she was like....You don't have medical coverage. and then I said "oh, I am stupid" ha ha yes I do!! Dur.. Congratulations! I am now the proud owner of an airline ticket!! wehooooo!! But I hate flying!! damn those birds!!
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-02-2009, 7:56 PM Reply sorry...that came out so totally wrong! I was only wondering if you got what they meant by Insurance. And Kat being the absolute, total diplomat, said it most eloquently. Thanks, Kat, for softening my blunder.
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-02-2009, 7:59 PM Reply glad you are joining us.
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       02-03-2009, 4:09 AM Reply   
lol, Geri....I have NEVER been accused of having a shred of diplomacy!

Glad Kim is brave enough to join the crazy Women's Masters group!
Old     (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-03-2009, 8:00 AM Reply   
No Geri, it didn't come out wrong. DONT EVEN THINK THAT!! the light bulb turned on finally, when you said it. No its fine silly. I am glad to be joining all ya. so how many do they take to the finals?
Old     (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-03-2009, 10:20 AM Reply   
hey! I officially registered. OMGOODNESS dont you girls bail on me now!!
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-03-2009, 8:11 PM Reply   
Kat...consider yourself accused

Welcome Kim!!
Old     (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-17-2009, 6:44 PM Reply   
Geri, I have monday planned at Murrays. They said that was a better day
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-17-2009, 7:51 PM Reply   
great Kim....I have Monday for me and my son and possibly Tues....not sure yet. Better get my deposit in.
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-08-2009, 11:02 AM Reply   
Now that we have 6 weeks to Wake Games, just wondering what the count is so far:
Kat, Me, Kim, Susan, Jen......anyone else?
Old     (clearlakeirene)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-08-2009, 5:28 PM Reply   
I thought Wake Games were March 21, turns out thats Gravel Tour! If I have 6 weeks, I might have time to get consistant enough to want to compete. I would have alot of work to do, but I kind of want to do it. Can you guys tell me whats involved--like how many events do you have to compete in to go to worlds, how much does it cost, what is the elimination process (do we all compete in finals?), whats the registration deadline? I just know nothing about the women's masters setup, and I can't find it on the King of Wake website.
I'm getting the itch girls, it might be time for me give it a try!
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-08-2009, 8:04 PM Reply   
Hey Irene..that would be so awesome if you joined us. Worlds involves going to Nationals. Last year they invited all of us who competed in Nationals to go to Worlds. There were 7 of us at nationals last year and they took the top 4 to the final round. I think there were 6 at Worlds and not sure how many were in the final round....Kat would know....I had to stay home with this stupid foot

Entry fee is $150.00. Registration deadline will be on King of wake and you can register there too.

Hope you join will be a lot of fun!
Old     (a1flowergirl)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-08-2009, 11:07 PM Reply   
There were 5 at Worlds. They took the top 3 to the finals.

Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-08-2009, 11:11 PM Reply   
Hey finally come up for air Thanks for setting me straight.
Old     (a1flowergirl)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-08-2009, 11:27 PM Reply   
Yes, I know. I've been MIA. Spent a week in Ecuador surfing, came back to a week and a half of respiratory illness and then trying to get back into the swing of things. I finally feel normal . . . not sure if that's a good thing. ;)

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Orlando!
Old     (oldgirl)      Join Date: Jun 2008       03-18-2009, 9:34 AM Reply   
thinking about going...

Would any one like to share a car and/or hotel?

Kat, are you going to ride before or after, and could I come along and be the official photographer?
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       03-19-2009, 12:38 PM Reply   
Hey Allison!

We have a session set for the day before comp on Thursday, but it will be about an hour North of Orlando. I already have 9 people in the boat that day anyway. You know I need you there to coach me on a competition run!

We will likely set something up closer to OWC for Friday afternoon, so I'll let you know when I learn more on that one.

Anything involving my boat is a little bit tentative, as I have a new one coming and if the old one sells before the new on arrives....trouble!

Speaking of Liz - know anyone interested? I know you can vouch for the wake on my '03 Naughty!!
Old     (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-19-2009, 1:32 PM Reply   
OMG that wake is sick...and Flossy is one tough broad, too. Wouldn't want to mess with her! I'm guessing she counts as one of the 9 in your crew. I wish I could be there for the fun but I know you gals will represent! I will catch up with you all in Oklahoma - or I guess that would be "y'all" down that way. If I have to I will haul my boat down to OKC so we can get a pull. It's not exactly bringing the FR to the G but it would be close.
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       03-19-2009, 2:49 PM Reply   
Susan has two boats...we'll make her bring one to OKC from Austin! :-) She has a new SAN 230, which I have affectionately named "the BEAST"!
Old     (oldgirl)      Join Date: Jun 2008       03-19-2009, 9:19 PM Reply   
I assume you mean an 03 210. I think that wake with 9 people aboard will be too big for me!

How much are you selling it for? I have a nephew in the market, but not a lot of cash.
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       03-20-2009, 1:25 PM Reply will be huge, but I'm sure you would enjoy it! Maybe Friday!

I am willing to "let it go" for $32,000 & that is a steal for this boat. It is in excellent condition! I am trading it in VERY soon for $32k, so holler quick if he's interested. It would help me reduce the sales tax if I trade in a paid off boat, as the dealer would handle the transaction as a pass through.

It is listed @ $34,500 & the link is below.
Old     (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-20-2009, 3:18 PM Reply   
When Kat says excellent condition that is an under statement - it is in amazing condition. It is a really, really nice boat....and the wake rocks.
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       03-20-2009, 6:46 PM Reply   
So, what's the story, Renie? You riding with us at Wake Games? Also, I'm thinking a Clear Lake outing would be nice on Friday afternoon as we would ride before lunch! I can bring my boat, assuming I have one!

Liz - thanks so much for the compliments on my Baby! It's going to be hard to let her go!

Here's what the new one will look like: (add a bimini and lose the strangers shown!)

Old     (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-24-2009, 10:41 AM Reply   
Hey can i get in on a ride before wakegames? I will give gas money, and lots of entertainment! at sucking!! I will be in Tampa tues wed thurs. with a rental car to drive to orlando
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       03-24-2009, 5:09 PM Reply   
Hey Kim,

I had counted you in as one of the 9 since I knew you and Geri were going to Murray's at the same time. I'll get you the details!

I look forward to meeting you!
Old     (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-26-2009, 7:04 PM Reply   
I am getting sooooooo excited for wake games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and to meet all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-26-2009, 11:23 PM Reply will be great to meet you and have you join us!!
Old     (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-02-2009, 4:06 PM Reply   
Hey what kind of length are you gals riding at? I am at 75 behind the xstar. the 210 has a wider wake?
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-02-2009, 4:40 PM Reply   
Hey Kim...what is the beam on the X-Star you ride behind? The new 210 is 98" wide, if that helps you. I will likely ride at 70' since I'm used to my little '03 210 that is only 91" wide & I ride at 75' or 80' behind it.
Old     (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-06-2009, 6:55 PM Reply   
Sorry Kat I forgot to get back to you. Its 102" so ya know I rode behing the 210 at INT, and had my rope at 72' so I will be fine. Charge the wake!!!
Old     (push_girl)      Join Date: Sep 2003       04-07-2009, 9:56 AM Reply   
Okay, you guys can breathe, I'm not going to Wake Games. I know you were all scared waiting to hear if I was going or not, but you can relax I can't get the days off. LOL, I'm totally joking, not about the part about not being able to go though. Unfortunately, THE MAN won't allow me to take more days off this year. Worlds took days I didn't have and Spring Break just so happened to be last week.
Good luck ladies!! Have fun and tear it up!! Most of all REPRESENT!!!
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-07-2009, 10:37 AM Reply   
lol...this is Annie, right? I'm sorry to hear that you won't be joining us! THE MAN obviously doesn't know how to schedule Spring Break around our wakeboarding!
Old     (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-07-2009, 10:42 AM Reply   
Kat how do you like Florida? we may be getting a military transfer to clearwater. Then I can see you a lot!!!
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-07-2009, 2:01 PM Reply   
Honestly...not so fond of it! Bunch of crotchety senior citizens that drive too slow (& the wrong direction often) and obviously aren't happy to be alive! Of course, I live in a rural area where I'm considered a spring chicken! ;-D I'm stereotypically speaking of course; otherwise, everyone is very nice! lol

The wakeboarding scene is just plain weird. It's hard to get to know anyone with all the little lakes = not a lot of interaction with others. We pretty much go out by ourselves & don't really know very many people. Which is why we had to buy some friends - Flossy & Joyce (aka fat sacs)! Just as well, as they never want to take up valuable riding time on the good water!

Clearwater would probably be better since it's on the coast & people just tend to be happier on the beach than us "inlanders"!!

I'm working in Texas a lot for the next few months, so I'm not really there that often. If it weren't for being away from my family, I wouldn't miss it!
Old     (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-07-2009, 4:09 PM Reply   
oh well that is discouraging. We are trying for an extension here in cali. But cant predict the military. Thanks for the info
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-07-2009, 8:25 PM Reply   
Hey Annie!! I was wondering where you were!! We will miss you. The original 7 at Nationals last year should be called the Magnanimous 7...LOL
Old     (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-23-2009, 7:09 AM Reply   
All right gals get ready to show them what you've got. Wish I was flying out tonight to join you! We haven't even summerized yet as the water just liquified and temps are still in the 30s at night. We have to get out there soon!

I want a full report with photos and documentation. Who drafted who, who rode and how your passes went. Do your best and HAVE FUN! I will SO be thinking of you tomorrow morning. Anyone know if there is a webcast? Come to think of it maybe you are riding as we speak - it is 10:00 Florida time....

(Message edited by Lizrd on April 23, 2009)
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-23-2009, 11:53 AM Reply   
Thanks are surely missed. We ride at 8:15 tomorrow. Kat hosted a day out was great. We will fill you in on the details tomorrow.
Old     (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-24-2009, 3:45 AM Reply   
Go Get 'Em Women's Masters!
Old    wakejjboard12            04-24-2009, 8:00 AM Reply   
Just heard the heat is over and went like this...
1. Sigrid Bachler
2. Kat Laird
3. Kim Polhamus
4. Geri Robertson
5. Susan Sheehan

Top 3 advance.

If you guys are into twitter you can get updates to your phone from and king of wake.

Girls 13 & under:
Taylor and Delanie both advance.
Old     (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-24-2009, 10:38 AM Reply   
Sweet! Thanks for the update. I can't twitter at work but will see if I can get it to send to my phone.

You go girls!
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-24-2009, 12:11 PM Reply   
I'm bummed for me but we had a great group of ladies and the last 3 scores were close.
Old    wakejjboard12            04-24-2009, 12:18 PM Reply   
What did everybody's runs consist of?
Old    wakejjboard12            04-24-2009, 12:38 PM Reply   
Straight from Twitter... "Got Jr. Women results for ya: Holland Finley, Megan Blaschka and Emily Wright. Congrats chicas, and good luck at 10:45 tomorrow."
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-26-2009, 5:54 AM Reply   
Whew...two days of fun and sun & late nights kept me from being on here! It was SO hot, so August is going to be BRUTAL!! Thanks, Liz for all of the support!

Sigi Bachler won Master's Women; she is all the way from Germany!! Her finals run (from what I saw, as I rode just before her) consisted of mostly w2w 180's and w2w grabs. She finished off her 2nd pass with a BIG HS Backroll and fell beyond the 3/4 line on a TS Backroll. She is a solid rider and a super sweet person that we enjoyed spending time with!

I was happy with my run, although I was a bit sketchy at the end of my 1st pass. (Mostly HS grabs, TS w2w 180, TS w2w & Surface BS 180/half cab). I was laughing at myself, which made it all the more fun! lol I fell on my 1st tantrum attempt, but landed a good one on my last trick and actually got back to the dock via boat vs. the jet ski!

I wish we all could have made it to ride on Saturday, as it appeared that none of us did our best in the semi-finals! It was an enjoyable experience,but would have been better if we weren't missing some of the group!
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-26-2009, 6:23 AM Reply   
Picture is courtesy of They are great people...CHECK THEM OUT! (Also find them on Facebook!)

The 2009 Wake Games Women's Masters Division:

Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-26-2009, 7:32 PM Reply   
Kat's absolutely was a lot of fun and the group was a great group. Sigi was really fun to get to know and a sweet lady...and great rider ( Goot Gemacht!!!) It really was fun meeting Sigi and Kim. Maybe she will be back for Worlds? I wish I could have hung with the group more but I had family obligations as it was still Kyle's spring break.

And it wouldn't be complete without a girls day out hosted by a FRG member. Thanks Kat for a great day riding with Flossie!!
Old     (oldgirl)      Join Date: Jun 2008       04-27-2009, 8:17 PM Reply   
Sounds like you all had fun...way to go.

How was the water?

Who threw the fashion?
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-28-2009, 2:55 PM Reply   
Hey Old Girl!!

The water was great at the times we rode. It got pretty blown out later in the day, just in time for the pros!

I didn't throw a Fashion Air at Wake Games this year, but just because I know you want to see one am attaching a photo of this one done at TSR last year! lol

Old     (oldgirl)      Join Date: Jun 2008       04-28-2009, 5:59 PM Reply   
awesome photo! I have been working on mine, but I can't seem to hit my ass with my
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-28-2009, 6:18 PM Reply   
lol...well, I have an advantage over you there 'cause mine is just out there in the way!!
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-28-2009, 9:47 PM Reply   
I think I have a more recent one ;) and will have pics posted soon. I worked a double first day back and still adjusting to the time
Old     (push_girl)      Join Date: Sep 2003       04-29-2009, 5:22 AM Reply   
Congrats everyone!! I'm so jealous I wasn't there!! Actually, I'm so jealous because you guys are riding!! I've only riden once so far, the weather here isn't quite cooperating and it's a 3 hour drive to warm water, which I'm itching to do again if it doesn't start warming up soon. Anyway, great job!!
Old     (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-29-2009, 10:06 AM Reply   
We are summerizing Sunday and will be riding shortly after that. Let me know if you ever want to come join me and Jen on a Saturday morning! Looks like rain this whole week...having an "off season" stinks!
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-30-2009, 6:37 AM Reply   
Thanks, Annie! I will send WARM wishes up that way for you & Liz & Jen! (oh, and Mike!)

See you in OKC!
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-30-2009, 8:49 PM Reply   
Thanks was fun (& warm!)

Hope to see you in OKC
Old     (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-05-2009, 2:16 PM Reply   
FYI from

PS I did get back up and land that Tantrum...I know, no evidence means NOT!
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-05-2009, 9:34 PM Reply   
Kat....I have evidence


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