Archive for November, 2009
Okay, seeing how most guys are not really into the whole Black Friday thing AND happen to be the hardest to shop for, we at Samson Sports thought we would make our own suggestions as to things for the wishlist. Not only are they fantastic products, they are also items that you can order online, which means you don’t have to leave your chair. With all the Thanksgiving + trimmings and football from yesterday, not having to leave your chair for the rest of the weekend AND getting some holiday shopping out of the way seems just about perfect.
Holiday Wish Idea #1: Xtreme Lens Mirror See our video about what makes this mirror better (not to mention cooler) than your standard mirror here: http://samsonsports.com/wakeboard_tower_mirrors.html
Holiday Wish Idea #2: S7HD Samson Wakeboard Tower Speakers These speakers blow the competition out of the water. Literally. The clarity is AMAZING. Watch a video and see pics of them here: http://samsonsports.com/wakeboard_tower_speakers.html
Just because it’s not boating season doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for it!
This one has been viral for a couple of years but it never fails to crack people up. There are a whole series of them. The bathtub one and the dryer one are also particularly funny. I will see if I can’t get a few posted today and tomorrow. The best part is that Jennie-O claims that these are inspired by their “Turkey Help Hotline”. They are actual stories from actual customers. Ya gotta love that.
May your Thanksgiving be full of all the things you are thankful for.
The Gang at Samson Sports.
Samson Sports custom designs and fabricates each tower we build. Using cutting edge engineering with space age materials to create industry-leading wakeboard towers, fishing towers and radar arches, and offroad UTV/Rhino roll cages and frames that give you the ride of a lifetime. With a full line of high-performance wakeboard tower accessories — from Wakeboard Tower board racks to mirrors to wakeboard tower speakers and more — Samson Sports is committed to providing our customers the best products and customer service
This guy wakeboarded San Marco’s Square in Venice Italy when it was flooded. Not behind a boat but rather a winch. He then went on to wakeboard a few canals as well. It’s hard to tell: do you think he had permission and clearance from the cops or no?
Did you know that you can look at pictures on our website of boats with our towers on them? They are all organized alphabetically by clicking here: http://samsonsports.com/wakeboard_tower_gallery.html
From Alpinas to Mastercrafts to Yamaha’s. Big boats, little boats, boats in the water and on land. Newer models and older ones, ones with speakers, lights, bimini’s, wakeboard racks, our custom mirrors, and more. Some have more and some have the works. We even have pics of wakeboard towers in custom colors to coordinate with the boat. So even if you have a tower you can always find something else. So quit wasting time playing farmville on Facebook and cruise on over to The Samson Wakeboard Tower Gallery.
Robby Carter rides for Team Samson. Check out this absolute riding he did in this video. Pretty sure he has wings somewhere, just check out this latest video. Robby hails from the NW, Bend to be precise. He’s been to some cool places with wakeboarding but as far as the coolest place wakeboarding has taken him, Robby says: “As much fun as it is to travel the country and see new places, the NORTHWEST has never been beat when it comes to the beautiful scenery, intense summer heat, and all the friendly avid wakeboard fans to share the experience.” Robby spends a fair amount of time down south during the cold season for obvious reason but you can regularly catch him at some of the wakeboarding competitions around the Northwest in the summer. It is well worth it to see him in real time.
Never had Vault soda before but their commercials are pretty darn clever and do their fair share to promote our favorite sport of wakeboarding. We have seen a good deal of pro wakeboarding and think we have some of the best on Team Samson. Just think what kind of stunts the guys in the commercials would have been able to complete had a Samson Sports Wakeboard Tower on their boats. Vault soda, I learned is a “hybrid” soda. It’s being marketed as a cross between a soda and a energy drink. (Thanks wikipedia for that info!) Not sure if it still out there somewhere, it did test market pretty well apparently. Maybe you know? Click here http://tiny.cc/ChApj or the text above to watch the video!
At Samson Sports we’re all about towers. Wakeboard towers of course. Accessories too. Customized so they are a perfect fit for your boat. We’ve got lights, speakers, boardracks and more. Everything you need to outfit your wakeboarding boat. Our towers look hotter and ride better than the competition. Thank you to the Rockstar girls for coming by, taking a look at our wakeboard towers and posing for the pic.
SABER WAKEBOARD TOWERS
The Samson R&D team spent weeks engineering the Saber tower combining art with function. The sweeping shape compliments the look of today’s more rounded boats. The 2.5″ aircraft grade tubing is curved to give the tower strength while allowing the tower to work with most factory bimini tops. The Saber is custom made to fit over 600 different boat models. Collapsing the tower can easily be performed by one person in about a minute. The mounts are machined from 2.5″ solid aluminum not the flimsy and noisy heim joints you see on many other towers. We also curve the mounts to match the same shape of the fiberglass where the tower will attach to the boat. By spreading the load evenly you reduce the pressure points that can cause stress cracks. Saber towers are available in a wide variety of custom colors, as well as an anodized/brushed finish.
If this isn’t the funniest thing I don’t know what is. Someone’s grandma is going to be awfully bent about her garden arbor going missing though. A few more big guys on that boat and it is going down in that brown bog…
I thought this list of jumps tricks and the likes might be helpful to see. If you have a pic of yourself or a friend doing one of these, do post it to our facebook site. I would love to get a few of them to put up on the blog.
As with many freestyle sports such as snowboarding and surfing, there is almost a separate language of terms to describe various tricks. The more height, the more “pop”. So therefore the rider’s edge is very important to the height of the jump. Heading towards the wake chest facing the boat is known as a heelside edge; approaching from the other direction with chest facing away from the boat is known as toeside edge. A typical beginner to intermediate rider will tend to have an easier time hitting the wake heelside because it tends to come more naturally to the rider. While more advance riders can hit the wake both heelside as well as toeside.
Fashion Air – the rider curls the board behind towards butt while keeping knees pointing down, arches back, and throws back hand up behind the head for a stylish vanity pose.
Raley – the rider hits the wake and allows their body to swing backwards, up overhead, parallel to the water. The rider then swings the board and his or her body down and lands on the other side of the wake.
Fakie or switch – the rider rides the board with their weak foot forward (opposite of their normal stance,i.e. left foot or right foot forward).
911 – A raley tweaked out(shifty) with a whole ton style
Switch air raley – the rider starts and ends an air raley in the switch position.
Batwing – Toeside raley with Indy graw with the board perpendicular to the water as opposed to parallel.
Butter slide – a rider approaches the wake, “snaps” the board sideways so that they can slide on top of the wake.
Surface 360 – a rider spins the board 360 degrees while riding the surface of the water.
Tantrum – a rider back flips over the wake on an axis perpendicular to the direction of the board.
Backroll – a rider flips (or rolls) over the wake on an axis parallel to the direction of the board, as if he/she were following it around like a continuous loop
Frontroll – a rider flips forward (or rolls) over the wake on an axis parallel to the direction of the board.
Boardslide – a rider approaches an obstacle and slides the board—perpendicular with the obstacle—along the obstacle,with the obstacle in between the rider’s feet.
Half-cab – when doing a trick from your switch stance and landing it with your regular stance.
Tootsie Roll – Front roll to blindside 180.
Blind Judge – Backside raley to blindside 180.
Scarecrow – Toeside front roll with frontside 180.
Crow Mobe – Scarecrow with an extra 180 (Frontroll with a frontside 360)
Dev-glass – Butter slide one side of the wake and from that side jump all the way to the other side of the wake landing on a Butter slide.
Bel Air – Tantrum without using the wake for air.
Air Krypt – Toeside air raley with 180 degree turn, land opposite direction from take off.
Hoochie Glide – Air Raley with method grab.
Whirlybird – Tantrum Mobius with overhead 360 (no handle pass)
Tweety Bird – Whirlybird without using wake for air.
Osmosis 540 – Frontside 540 where instead of passing the handle behind the back, the rider pops the handle and catches it again upon the end of the rotation.
Backslide Alley-Oop-Huge jump with 180 turn landing on reverse butter slide on same side of wake as you hit.
S-bend – Heelside raley with hands overhead spinng a backside 360 horizontally
S-Bend to Blind – Heeliside raley with handside overhead spinning a backside 360 horizontally finishing with a quick 180 with one hand behind your back
S-Bend 720 – Heelside Raley with hands overhead spinning 2 quick backside 360 horizontally landing in triumph. Chris Nolan was the first person ever to land this trick