New Wake Nation Cable Park Grand Opening June 2 in Cincinnati

June 1, 2009

Wakeboarding Is Nation’s Hottest New Water Sport…But Where The Heck’s The Boat?

CINCINNATI, June 1 /PRNewswire/ — Now for something completely different…water skiing and wakeboarding…WITHOUT A BOAT!

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One of the most unusual water recreation venues in the U.S., Wake Nation Cincinnati celebrates its Grand Opening June 2 as a fun and challenging watersports complex for wakeboarding as well as wakeskating, water skiing and kneeboarding.

What makes the water experience of Wake Nation so unique is that riders are pulled around a huge lake not by a motorboat, but by a high-tech cable system developed in Germany.

“Riders can hit the water in a whole new way,” says owner/developer Peter Kennedy. Gone are motorboats’ whining sounds and polluting exhaust as riders are pulled around the smooth water of a man-made 10-acre lake. There are six towers rising 30 feet over the water with a circulating cable system that tows wakeboarders, skiers, or kneeboarders at speeds of 18-20 miles per hour.

“Wakeboarding is America’s fastest growing water sport,” adds Kennedy. Wakeboarders ride on a board slightly larger than a snowboard and ride on top of the water. Cable wakeboarding appeals to all ages. Beginners love that wakeboarding is fun, easy to learn, and allows riders to progress at his or her own pace. Most riders learn how to successfully get up and stay up on their board within their first hour.

Experienced wakeboarders like that they can amp up the adrenaline by launching themselves into the air by challenging the various man-made jumps and obstacles (floating sliders, grind rails, table tops and kickers) located in the lake. In addition to wakeboarding and water skiing, riders can slalom, trick ski, kneeboard and wakeskate. Lessons are available for beginners as well as for experienced riders looking to learn new jumps, tricks and moves.

Wake Nation Cincinnati is the only wakeboarding cable park in the Midwest, the next closest one being more than 600 miles away, in Kansas City. There are only six other cable waterparks in the entire U.S.

Wake Nation Cincinnati is located in Joyce Park in Fairfield, Ohio, a northern Cincinnati suburb. The park will be open daily through October from 10 a.m. to dark. For more information, call (513) 887-WAKE or email info@wakenation.com. Website: www.wakenation.com.

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