Even though I’ve been on the LF team since ’96 I was yet to experience the glorified Liquid Force Trip Across America tour. Yes, this was more of a reincarnation then a recreation, but the vibe was still the same….stoke heavy! Anyone that knows me can attest to the fact that coming in contact with my people of wake is my number one goal. No social media post, video, or any other form of secondary contact can equate to meeting someone face to face, and that is what the Liquid Force TAA was all about to me.
My journey started at Wake Island Watersports in Sacramento, I was accompanied by the Left coast LF crew, Chris Patterson and Ryan Schuppert, the first stop was a blast and a tone setter for the rest of the trip. From California’s only full size cable we made our way to the Delta, California’s staple in wake! Every location had a new theme, for the Delta it was toeside wake jumps. We got rider after rider to land their first toeside W2W thanks to the driving of Schupe and some helpful advice from Grant Roberts and yours truly. From the dirty D we headed over to Utah (picked up Don Wallace aka DSWduck on the way. Note: Don W is a big time fun contributor), after a couple more dealer stops and the Monster Wake Up contest we were all sold on the enthusiasm and heart that the Utah boarders had for wake! We want to thank everyone that helped make our West Coast portion of the LF TAA tour amazing and we can’t wait for next year!
Written by: Bob Soven