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    World Finals... Are they leaving Havasu?

    Another interesting rumor floating around, is that the WF is leaving Havasu. For sure, there were lots of talk of getting away from the inbred Crazy Horse Campgrounds.

    What have you guys heard?


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    the IJSBA is going down the same road as Polaris watercraft, mark my words there will be no worldfinals in 2010 or at least not in the US

    I was'nt there this year but have been for the last 14years and every year it gets worse.......... National's in Nashville was a joke also this year.

    not being negative just being honest

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    They announced that they will be in Havasu next year and Quakysense has agreed to sponsor them next year again. This was at the parade of nations. I do hate how less and less people attend the event every year. Wish there could be more media coverage to get more people to attend.

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    It could have very well been "economy" related this year. I kept hearing the numbers "100 riders didn't make it" and attendance down 30%. Pure speculation, I think.

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    I didn't fall victim to ANYTHING. I'm asking if anyone had heard anything.

    Are you having trouble reading now?

    ...or do you need someone to tell it to you from R&D to believe it?


    Attendance was way, way, way, way down on Thurs and Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iflyems View Post
    Also, attendance at this years event was a record
    Next rumor......??
    So your trying to tell me that there were more people there this year then in the late 90s??????

    Back then it used to take over a week of heats and qualifiers just to get every class down to 18 riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotoys View Post
    Another interesting rumor floating around, is that the WF is leaving Havasu. For sure, there were lots of talk of getting away from the inbred Crazy Horse Campgrounds.

    What have you guys heard?
    I'm telling you what I heard. They're staying!!

    Personally, since this is the first event I've attended, I thought attendance was way less than I expected, both from spectators, and racers.

    I can remember 20+ years ago, we would have more racers at a regional event than they had at the entire World Finals.

    I was talking to some people who suggested the event should be held in a lake in/near Las Vegas....I like that idea. I think the event would be attended by many more people. Easy airline access....something to do at night besides going to Kokomos' and booing the ugly girls off stage.

    There were a lot of mixed feelings from the people in the pits that had been going for years. Basically, they feel its the economy, and the way jetskiing is as a sport right now. Some said it was a dying sport. Others suggested shortening the course, make the log jumps in front of the stands, fewer laps, change the rules to make the ski's much more competive in the class', etc.

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    I figured as much.... You have no clue. Somebody's told you a line.

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    There has been the rumor of the WF leaving Havascrew for at least 3 years now, and that Ives(sp)(Darth Vader sound a like) from the UK is going to take over the IJSBA and make the Finals in another country..

    You have to admit, it is interesting to know what we all think of Fraiser after seeing the "Toilet" last year!!!!LOL

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