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    Impros BBSD7 - Official Announcement

    We’re planning our little river trip again and we’d love to have you join us…BBSD7! Let’s do this!

    Come join us for the 7th Annual Impros Blythe Bound Smack Down (“BBSD”), May 19th and 20th 2012 at Twin Palms Resort, Blythe CA. Everyone is welcome.

    Once again we’re going to do our best to top last year’s get together. We have several great companies stepping up to help sponsor the free dinner Saturday night, as well as providing a huge list of great raffle prizes. With the great response we received from our sponsors as well as all of our friends that came out last year, we will again have great prizes to give away, with more expected to be announced later. As a result, we’ll be able to help provide support to this year’s charity- The Riverbend Volunteer Fire Company in Blythe. We are hoping to do what we can to help support the local Blythe public servants- afterall, with all of the Pyro's we get it can't hurt to have them on our side!

    We’d like to start by showing our appreciation to the companies that have stepped up to support BBSD and the charity. It’s these types of companies that help keep our industry going. With these companies all contributing to BBSD7, we will have prizes totaling well over $3,000.
    Primary Supporters
    Once again, Steve at Kommander Industries (http://www.kommanderind.com) Industry leading aftermarket performance race shop and a co-participant in making this weekend happen. A Huge thank you to Steve and his family for joining in the fun with us.
    Solas (http://www.Solas.com) Solas is a manufacturer of performance aftermarket pwc impellers, pumps and boat propellers, and is now one of the best-known and trusted names in propellers for outboard/stern drive and impellers for personal watercraft / jet boats.
    Quad Tech (http://www.quadtech-atv.com) Founded in 1996 by Professional Jet Ski World Champion Bill "Wild Bill" Pointer, Quad Tech-ATV today dominates the all-terrain vehicle carbon fiber industry.
    Quickstyle Motorsports (http://www.qsmotorsports.biz/) Motorsport Parts/Accessories & Service. Go see the guys at Quickstyle for all of your motorsport modifications!

    Contributing Sponsors
    Bomber Eyewear (http://www.BomberEyewear.com) Quality, floating eyewear
    Maxima Racing Oils (http://www.MaximaUSA.com) Leader in specialty racing lubricants
    Image Pro Design (http://www.ipdjetskigraphics.com/) Innovative design? Jet Ski Graphics
    Spy Optic (http://www.spyoptic.com) Premium eyewear for active lifestyles
    Jettrim (http://jettrim.com) PWC Mat kits, seat covers and much more
    Hot Products (http://www.hotproductsusa.com/) Distributor of PWC Parts & Accessories
    LVP Distributing (http://www.lvpdistribution.com/) Distributor of PWC/Off-Road Parts & Accessories
    KMG Racing (http://kmg-online.com) PWC racing team and industry ambassadors
    Stitch Industries ([email protected]) PWC mat kits and seat covers

    Impros Blythe Bound Smack Down is simply a fun get together. A fun weekend at the river for all of us to ride, meet, break bread and enjoy a day at the river with friends. Also a chance for us to give personal thanks- if it weren’t for great people like you, Impros wouldn’t exist. It doesn’t matter if you ride a stand up, or prefer a sit down, bring it! If you want to run buoys with friends (old and new), bring it! If you just want to hang out and chow on some free food, WE got it! Impros will be hosting free dinner for Saturday night for everyone in attendance. There are full hook-ups at this camping resort, and plenty of hotels available a few miles south in Blythe.

    Once again, IPD (http://www.ipdjetskigraphics.com/) will be designing another great looking BBSD7 T-shirt. To keep us from ordering too many, we are asking that you pre-order your shirt. You can do this anytime, by visiting the following link: http://impros.com/store/index.php/apparel.html. When ordering, you can choose whether you want the shirt and ticket shipped to you before the event, or if you’d rather have us bring it to the event for you. The shirts will be printed two weeks before the event, and only a limited number will be available after the pre-order. The shirts and tanks are all $15, and as usual come with one free raffle ticket. Extra raffle tickets can be purchased when you order your shirt, plus we’ll have them available at BBSD. As it gets closer to the raffle, we’ll announce the prizes, but the prize list is already over $3,000 strong. Just a reminder, a portion of every t-shirt sold and the proceeds from the raffle tickets will go to the BBSD charity. Thanks again to all of our great supporters for such a great pool of prizes.

    Ok, now the dirty little details:
    1) This is NOT in any way, an organized event or sanctioned day. It is simply a “River Trip” for us, and we’re telling our friends. A way for everyone to meet new faces and say hello to our old friends too. PWC riding can be EXTREMELY dangerous! Some people, like us, even get hurt trying to burn meat on the BBQ. Impros, the contributing sponsors, Twin Palms Resort, or any of us for that matter are not responsible for your actions on the water, the beach or anywhere else at BBSD. We accept ZERO responsibility for injuries, death or too much fun resulting from riding on the river, drinking, or whatever you do to cut loose on your weekend.... Ride at your own risk!
    2) Impros does not put out buoys and are not responsible for any that coincidently show up in the water. In the past, there have always been a few riders that bring some, but it’s at their own free will, and if you choose to ride around them, it’s at your own risk. It’s the Colorado River, and you’re free to do what you want (for the most part anyway), and we hope that you have a great, safe time, but act responsibly. Nevertheless, it’s our advice that you should bring and wear a helmet if you choose to ride on anyone’s course.
    3) We have also spoken with the owner of the resort, and he is excited to have us back. All he asks is that everyone entering his property check in at the office/general store and get either a day-use parking or camping permit.
    We look forward to seeing you there!
    The Impros Crew

    When: May 19th and 20th 2012
    Where: Twin Palms Resort, Blythe, CA
    Twin Palms Resort: (760) 922-2929
    For directions, camping rates, and even a few pictures, visit http://www.twinpalms-resort.com
    If you’re planning on camping, you can call Twin Palms Resort to reserve your site. When you call, make sure to mention that you’re calling for the Impros BBSD.
    If you’re curious about how and why BBSD came about, feel free to visit the following link for a complete write-up, and a recap of BBSD6 http://impros.com/store/index.php/blog.html
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    I have been calling Twin palms all day today (3-12-12) I hope I can get a spot!

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    All RV slots have been reserved. Damn! That is 3 years now I can never get a spot. I gonna have to try to talk to the wife about tenting it. How is the weather in May to sleep in a tent? Can I run a generator ?

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    see you there! My ski isnt brand new or raced out. Im on a student budget but I enjoy it. This event is the weekend after I graduate. I hope to meet some more people out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alostaunau View Post
    All RV slots have been reserved. Damn! That is 3 years now I can never get a spot. I gonna have to try to talk to the wife about tenting it. How is the weather in May to sleep in a tent? Can I run a generator ?
    Yes you can. In mid May it isn't blazing yet so sleeping at night in a tent is no problem.

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    Bump!!!!
    Less than a month away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alostaunau View Post
    All RV slots have been reserved. Damn! That is 3 years now I can never get a spot. I gonna have to try to talk to the wife about tenting it. How is the weather in May to sleep in a tent? Can I run a generator ?
    I haven't gotten around to checking just yet, but I'm assuming there's a hotel room available somewhere nearby in Blythe (??). I'm not dragging tenting equipment down there...I'll grab just about any hotel room, or just sleep in the truck

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    Plenty in Blythe next to the freeway.Holiday inn Express, hampton inn, best western, etc... I usually stay at the california inn..
    Take your pick..
    http://www.expedia.com/Blythe-Hotels...l-Guide-Hotels

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    Will show up late Fri night, tent it, and drive out Sunday. Look for the two gprxp's...

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    Just curious, is there just one paved ramp on the Twin Palms' property that EVERYONE uses, or is there random offroad launching going on too? If all goes well, I plan to get there pretty damn early Sat morning...but still, I'm trying to gauge what it is I'll be getting myself into. I've looked at random pics in FB and impros' website, but still haven't gotten a feel for the whole launch/parking situation. Looks like a fair amount of crowd will be there (?).

    I'll wait till last minute to pick out a room somewhere because i just never get nervous about all that...and thats if I even bother with a hotel. And, if I do skip on hotel room, I'd like to know if I could get away with sleeping in the truck anywhere around the general surrounding area?

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