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    I'm not sure how you river riders do it.....I love Lake Erie.

    I know you guys love speed but I'd imagine there's a lot of you guys that have never seen an endless amount of rolling waves as far as your eyes can see.....Even ocean guys get cheated out of what a huge relatively shallow lake like Lake Erie can offer.

    We only had 2-3 ft waves at most last night but managed to grab some good vid. Here's a few stills I took from it. I love how pictures never reflect what the water actually looked like. The waves just roll for miles.




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    Keep an eye of those motor mounts, awesome still shots. Was at cedar point Saturday and that's how it was but with 3-5 ftrs

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    Awesome pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Pantsdown View Post
    I know you guys love speed but I'd imagine there's a lot of you guys that have never seen an endless amount of rolling waves as far as your eyes can see.....Even ocean guys get cheated out of what a huge relatively shallow lake like Lake Erie can offer.

    We only had 2-3 ft waves at most last night but managed to grab some good vid. Here's a few stills I took from it. I love how pictures never reflect what the water actually looked like. The waves just roll for miles.
    Us guys that ride smooth water for miles and miles as fast as we can, with lots of twist and turns, wonder the same thing about lake riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyheb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Pantsdown View Post
    I know you guys love speed but I'd imagine there's a lot of you guys that have never seen an endless amount of rolling waves as far as your eyes can see.....Even ocean guys get cheated out of what a huge relatively shallow lake like Lake Erie can offer.

    We only had 2-3 ft waves at most last night but managed to grab some good vid. Here's a few stills I took from it. I love how pictures never reflect what the water actually looked like. The waves just roll for miles.
    Us guys that ride smooth water for miles and miles as fast as we can, with lots of twist and turns, wonder the same thing about lake riders.
    This isn't a boring ass flat lake he is talking about. Think about it. Riding on the Great Lakes/Ocean puts you in 3 dimensions of riding. Its like adding the element of hills and jumps to your riding area. 90% of my riding is on Lake Michigan. If I didn't have that option, I probably wouldn't have skis. I think the reason guys are making their skis go 90 MPH is because without that, rivers and lakes get awful boring real fast. No need to do that on the Great Lakes, you can't go that fast anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    I think the reason guys are making their skis go 90 MPH is because without that, rivers and lakes get awful boring real fast. No need to do that on the Great Lakes, you can't go that fast anyways.
    A few years back, I got rid of my highly modded GSX, and the wife and I rode a bone stock, 85hp GTI for 6 years, on smooth, twisty, turny water.
    I have the Gulf of Mexico 30min away and can ride all the rough water and jump all the waves I want. I choose to ride smooth water.

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    ^^^ I'd agree I have Lake Erie 35 minutes away and prefer the flat glass water. Wave jumping is hard on the body and ski. When I want to jump waves/ wakes i strap on my wakeboard

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    I am not a big wave jumper. I just prefer the different water conditions you see on the Great Lakes. No 2 days out there are ever the same. We ride from areas that are glass flat, through some of the nastiest chop you will ever see, to big 4-6 foot rollers and anything else you can imagine. It never gets boring. Not to mention some of the most beautiful beach and shoreline you will see anywhere. Crystal clear clean water is another bonus, no yucky brown smelly river water, or stringy weeds getting torn up all over the place. And its so big its never too crowded.

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    I dont ride where the water is to rough to drink beer


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    Quote Originally Posted by shhr View Post
    I dont ride where the water is to rough to drink beer
    I dont drink, but I still love that answer.

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