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Sea-Doo watercraft are arguably the most versatile vessel in the world and award winning Boating Magazine writer, David Seidman has made it his personal quest to prove this. Seidman has ridden Sea-Doo GTX watercraft from Alaska to Russia via the Bering Straight, fished for marlin in the gulf stream aboard a three seater and now wake skating on Smokey Mountain waters no boat has touched before.
Seidman coined the working title of his latest article “Get off Your Asphalt” to exemplify the possibilities of taking Sea-Doo watercraft where traditional boats simply can’t get to. Joining him on this adventure was the Nike Wakeskate team duo of Ben Horan and Yan Lecomte to a REMOTE location that normal tow vehicles could not reach. The tow vehicle for this, “over the mountain and through the woods…” trek would be the advanced and powerful Can-Am Commander XT side-x-side vehicle towing the official on-water tow vehicle of the Nike wakeskate team, the Sea-Doo WAKE 155 watercraft. These were the tools for the project deep in the mountains of North Carolina. During their adventure they found themselves searching for water, challenged by mud, fallen trees, diverse terrain, and thrilled to discover virgin waters, perfect for wakeskating.
Read all about how BRP is the ultimate recreational adventure makers in this month’s issue of Boating Magazine, or read the full story online at Off-Road Boating Adventure. Thanks to Boating Magazine for showing boating adventure beyond the norm.
BRP will be visiting 28 popular family boating meccas across the United States this spring and summer offering consumers the chance to experience the boating lifestyle and latest technologically advanced Sea-Doo watercraft and boats through the Sea-Doo Life Test Ride Tour.
The Sea-Doo LIFE Test Ride Tour will visit popular boating venues across the US to promote the boating “life.” These festive events are intended to provide both current and potential boaters a structured opportunity to experience the new Sea-Doo watercraft and boat designs and iControl technology first hand. Attendees are offered an on-water experience aboard a variety of Sea-Doo PWC, the only watercraft with a brake and Sea-Doo 210 platform boats*. BRP’s initiative is the biggest direct, manufacturer supported boating demo effort in the marine industry and is targeting to expose the Sea-Doo Life to over 4,000 people during the 28 three-day weekend events.
The Sea-Doo Life events will be FREE to the boating public* and are managed by the Sea-Doo events team – comprised of industry and product experts – and partnering, authorized Sea-Doo watercraft and boat dealers. Each Sea-Doo iControl Tour STOP is designed for both experienced and first time boating families to experience the Sea-Doo LIFE in a casual, fun filled atmosphere with fun to be had on land as well as on-water.
In my quest to embrace the boating lifestyle and become an official boating family, I decided that we would be proactive and obtain our boater safety cards and start to prepare for the eventual purchase of a new Sea-Doo boat or watercraft. Plus, my 15 and 17-year-old sons are thoroughly enjoying our friends’ new Sea-Doo WAKE 155 watercraft (as often as they can) and I want to ensure that they are aware of the marine environment and are safe, responsible, and aware boaters.
In the state of Florida you can legally ride a Sea-Doo personal watercraft at 14 (check you local laws as every district varies)….something that they regularly remind me when requiring them to take a boater safety course! I don’t know if you remember yourself as a teenager, but I am sure you remember that you knew everything (as they think they do)! As a parent, I will also, eventually, allow them to take the boat out on their own and I want to ensure that they posses the proper skills and boating etiquette and regulations knowledge.
After the initial shock of coming home from a long day at work and finding the 2012 Sea-Doo RXP-X in my garage, it didn’t take long before I was heading out on the water to break in the new watercraft. In the short amount of time that I’ve had the new RXP-X, it’s already been on four different Florida Rivers, explored most of Tampa Bay, and been out in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Ultimate Fan, Kevin Wassum's, first ride on his new RXP-X 260
I was overly anxious to take my first ride so I took Friday off from work, after receiving the RXP-X, and headed east to the St John’s River in Florida. Highwinds, thick clouds, and cold rain weren’t enough to stop me and several others from enjoying the ride. The twisties provided by the winding contour of the SJR make for a perfect location to really test out the turning capabilities of the RXP-X.
Back home in Tampa, it was time to show off the RXP-X at my regular riding locations. During the winter our most frequent ride goes from the Alafia
We wouldn’t recommend that you take Nick Taylor’s advice for treating your flu like symptoms but we highly suggest taking his advice on the wake boost settings for wake skating behind the Sea-Doo 230 WAKE boat.
SEA-DOO X-TEAM TUESDAY – March 6, 2012
BIO NAME: Silas Thurman
SPORT: Professional Wakeskating
PORT/Home: Oregon/ Florida
FAMILY: The Thurmans- Empty nester with significant other
Silas Thurman runs the show. Thurman is the team manger of the most talented wake team in the industry, the NIKE 6.0 wake team. Other than always having the freshest shoes, he has turned his passion into a career. Thurman grew up in the misty skies of Oregon but that did not hinder him from finding his calling on the water. Wake skating is what inspired him.
BRP continues to lead in support of wakeskating with the launch of the 2012 Sea-Doo “DOO IT” wakeskate instructional video series featuring world-class riders from the NIKE 6.0 team and Sea-Doo WAKE model watercraft and boats.
BRP’s Sea-Doo “DOO IT” WAKE video series features the likes of Andrew Pastura, Nick Taylor and Wakeskater of the Year°, Ben Horan and will be hosted on the Sea-Doo Blog, OnBoard and YouTube channel. These riders share their insight on how they do a handful of their favourite tricks behind various Sea-Doo watercraft and boats including the Sea-Doo WAKE 155 and Sea-Doo WAKE PRO 215 model watercraft and Sea-Doo 230 WAKE boat. Each athlete offers tips on how to do various tricks and shares how the wake specific designs and technologies offered on specific Sea-Doo WAKE models help them do it better.
Shooter Tad Mathews catches Nick Taylor mid-trick
The Sea-Doo brand has been part of the wake sports industry since the sports’ infancies and now partners with the NIKE 6.0 wakeskate team riders Ben Horan, Nick Taylor, Andrew Pastura, Silas Thurman, and wakeboarder Kevin Henshaw. These riders are considered the best in the world and also assist in BRP product development. These riders’ input is used to better the wake sport experience behind Sea-Doo watercraft and boats.
The 2012 Sea-Doo “DOO IT” Instructional video series will be launched during BRP’s Sea-Doo WAKE WEEK with videos launched on OnBoard and posted on the Sea-Doo Facebook, Twitter, and Goggle+ pages.
To get more information on the Sea-Doo WAKE 155, Sea-Doo WAKE PRO 215, and Sea-Doo 210 & 230 WAKE boats visit sea-doo.com
This is the first of the 2012 Sea-Doo “DOO IT” Wakeskate Instructional Video Series.
Nick Taylor shows us how he starts from the shallow waters of his home riding area of Sarasota Bay, Florida.