Memorial Day was nothing short of a good time for the Memphis Boat Center lake team. The crew went to Pickwick loaded with Memphis Boat Center giveaway gear, and they didn’t come back with a single piece of it. There’s just something about shooting t-shirt stuffed koozies out of a slingshot that really lights a fire under someone, but the real fire was lit behind the Malibu 23 LSV. All weekend long the lake team pulled surfers and wakeboarders, and they even stopped to give a few lessons too.
One of the best tools Memphis Boat Center has is our Bb Talkin’ Bluetooth communicators. These waterproof headsets allow our riders to communicate with the coaches in the boat, cutting their learning curve in half. One of the youngest students I have ever encountered was Jackson Carroll, a quiet six-year-old with an itch for water sports. Jackson was one of our first real tests for the communicator system. After a brief explanation on wakeboarding fundamentals, Jackson was ready to ride. Watching someone that young get up on a wakeboard for their first time and shred like he did was an incredible experience for our lake team.
Kathryn Newman also got a chance to use our communicator system to clean up her wake jumps and learn some new grabs. It was really fun to hear her talking to herself while she was behind the boat. Clearly she forgot that I could still hear everything she was saying, but you could tell how much fun she was having flying through the air and slashing the wake like a hot knife through butter. The lake team is very thrilled with the technological potential our communication system possesses.
We made sure that our surf wake was absolutely dialed for the summer, and we put that to the test over Memorial Day weekend. There were tons of people who got up for their first time, and there were also some first time tricks landed behind the Memphis Boat Center demo boat! Will Upton landed a 360 flat spin, and also transferred between two boats while surfing. Everyone that took a pull behind our boat was smiling and having a good time, which is the number one goal for the Memphis Boat Center lake team. We hope that you had a blast on Memorial Day, and make sure you keep an eye out for the lake team on weekends at Pickwick! Go watch our video recap and check out our social media pages here and here!