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  • H2ORidr
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    Originally posted by MC25 View Post
    I’d sit in that cove at 2-5am every weekend with my 5k watts of stereo on full blast after that. That’s top tier retardation to do something like that.
    I never said it was smart and I for one thought there was better ways of dealing with the clowns, but the world is getting crazy.

    I know the guy that is doing the shore surfing and I have stopped and asked him politely several times to please be respectful of the people that own the shorelines. He says he will and then goes right out and does it some more out of spite. Guys like him are going to get the lake shut down for surfing.

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  • MC25
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    Originally posted by H2ORidr View Post
    Going to sound like an old man here but what they heck I am 60 and so yeah, I agree, this is dumb. You want ruin things for everyone then this is a good way to go about it.

    Years ago there were some idiots wakeboarding regularly on a lake in my area at like midnight to 2 am and residents had enough of it. Because they never got caught the residents took matters into their own hand and a rope was strategically placed in the water and the wakeboarders wound it around their prop good and tight. Attached to the rope was several notes that said next time there will be hunks of wood with nails attached to the rope. They got the message.
    I’d sit in that cove at 2-5am every weekend with my 5k watts of stereo on full blast after that. That’s top tier retardation to do something like that.

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  • skydyvyr
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    Originally posted by H2ORidr View Post
    Sheriff talked to him once about it and he told the sheriff "prove it!" That jerk gets in his boat and the rest of the lake residents just start to seethe.
    Seems like the simple answer is: grab a cell phone, shoot some video, turn it over to the sheriff. Boom, proof. If everyone on the docks in your cove of this big lake does the same, either he will go elsewhere or the sheriff will help him move somewhere else.

    The world is full idiots, whether it is the people on the lake or that live around it (I’ve dealt with both types).

    My Grandpa told me two things many times;
    1. Never argue with an idiot. You’ll never convince the idiot that you’re correct, and bystanders won’t be able to tell who’s who.
    2. When you wrestle with a pig, you both get muddy, and the pig likes it.
    It always struck me as odd that my grandfather, a noted trial attorney, who argued with people for a living, repeatedly counseled me against arguing with people. He was so disappointed when I went into IT instead of Law. Anyway…

    The world would be a better place if people would just allow Darwinism to take care of fools rather than taking matters into their own hands.

    IMHO, any type of wake activity within 100’ of shore is idiocy. Standing on a dock screaming obscenities and an idiot engaged in wake activities less than 100’ from you is the definition of wasted breath. Dude in the boat is probably trying to piss you off by his actions. Yelling at him just shows him he was successful. He wins you lose. Plus, next time he’ll be inside of 50’, not 100’.

    Regardless, if I ever ran over an intentionally placed navigational hazard with threatening notes, my first stop once I was off the lake would be to the sheriff with the evidence.

    If what you say is true, that he is a dude hanging his boat off of a distant relative’s dock, and you are a landowner on a lake, my guess is you have more to lose. But then agin what do I know, maybe I’m just guilty of feeding trolls.

    —Sky

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  • John Johnson
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    I rode over a spring gun on my MX bike when I was in high school. It didn't fire, presumably because some PETA *** clown constructed it. We were riding in a mining area with permission. Some people thought there was a protected species of land turtle there (there wasn't). It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Also, you can't intentionally injure someone, even a trespasser. First year tort law.

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  • skydyvyr
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    Originally posted by H2ORidr View Post
    Years ago there were some idiots wakeboarding regularly on a lake in my area at like midnight to 2 am and residents had enough of it. Because they never got caught the residents took matters into their own hand and a rope was strategically placed in the water and the wakeboarders wound it around their prop good and tight. Attached to the rope was several notes that said next time there will be hunks of wood with nails attached to the rope. They got the message.
    Wow, this sounds like the kind of story you joke about while sitting on the dock while watching someone else surfing after midnight, BUT NEVER DO. The kind of story that starts with “Ya know what, those idiots sure piss me off, someone autta…” and ends with “…that would really fix their wagon!”

    There is a big difference between someone getting hurt due to foolishly breaking a rule and intentionally doing something that is likely to result in at least property damage, or worse yet injure, maim or kill someone. Maliciously deploying an unmarked hazard of any kind into a navigable body of water should carry some pretty significant penalties (if it doesn’t already). Also, depending on the body of water, that penalty might be federal.

    —Sky

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  • H2ORidr
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    Originally posted by RxMC View Post
    Geez, what lake was that? So no one was bright enough to just call the sheriff's office?

    Wood with nails? Sounds like attempted murder. I think if I was one of the wakeboarders I'd want to update the graphics on the vigilante residents boats with my ten gauge.
    It was a big lake and the sheriff either did not care most nights or could not catch them. Nobody is going to die with a rope and some boards suck on a prop, but it sure does take out a straight shaft and trash a prop. I've seen what 3 ski ropes and solid handles can do to a prop when they get run over at once and it was ugly.

    There are people that simply do not listen. Our lake is super low right now and yet the b-*** fishermen are still powering onto their trailers despite signs telling them to stop. A dock installation company had to dig out the area with a shovel this morning so their lift barge could pick up a new boat lift off a trailer for install. And despite constant talking to an warnings there is a guy that uses a distant family member's dock as his base of operations every weekend and he runs full ballast surfing and at other times double tubes behind his MC and he does it 75-100 feet off of shore. The jerk just will not listen. People stand on their docks and scream at him, they go to his boat and ask him to move away from shore, and he still just does what he wants. Sheriff talked to him once about it and he told the sheriff "prove it!" That jerk gets in his boat and the rest of the lake residents just start to seethe.

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  • Maristar210
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    Originally posted by Wheelin98TJ View Post
    Good thing they didn't catch a different boat!

    Putting a rope in the water intentionally is as dumb as wakeboarding at 2am.
    I don't believe this story. H2O reeeks of total BS in each post. I wish he was still banned.

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  • Wheelin98TJ
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    Originally posted by H2ORidr View Post
    Going to sound like an old man here but what they heck I am 60 and so yeah, I agree, this is dumb. You want ruin things for everyone then this is a good way to go about it.

    Years ago there were some idiots wakeboarding regularly on a lake in my area at like midnight to 2 am and residents had enough of it. Because they never got caught the residents took matters into their own hand and a rope was strategically placed in the water and the wakeboarders wound it around their prop good and tight. Attached to the rope was several notes that said next time there will be hunks of wood with nails attached to the rope. They got the message.
    Good thing they didn't catch a different boat!

    Putting a rope in the water intentionally is as dumb as wakeboarding at 2am.

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  • RxMC
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    Originally posted by H2ORidr View Post
    Years ago there were some idiots wakeboarding regularly on a lake in my area at like midnight to 2 am and residents had enough of it. Because they never got caught the residents took matters into their own hand and a rope was strategically placed in the water and the wakeboarders wound it around their prop good and tight. Attached to the rope was several notes that said next time there will be hunks of wood with nails attached to the rope. They got the message.
    Geez, what lake was that? So no one was bright enough to just call the sheriff's office?

    Wood with nails? Sounds like attempted murder. I think if I was one of the wakeboarders I'd want to update the graphics on the vigilante residents boats with my ten gauge.

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  • sp00ky
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    Originally posted by H2ORidr View Post
    Going to sound like an old man here but what they heck I am 60 and so yeah, I agree, this is dumb. You want ruin things for everyone then this is a good way to go about it.

    Years ago there were some idiots wakeboarding regularly on a lake in my area at like midnight to 2 am and residents had enough of it. Because they never got caught the residents took matters into their own hand and a rope was strategically placed in the water and the wakeboarders wound it around their prop good and tight. Attached to the rope was several notes that said next time there will be hunks of wood with nails attached to the rope. They got the message.
    Yeah I agree with this. I think maybe extending the day into night is one thing (just one more run kinda thing) but starting the session purposely well after dark is asking for trouble.

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  • H2ORidr
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    Originally posted by dvsone79 View Post
    You want there to be more surf bans on lakes? Because this is how you get more surf bans on lakes. It’s an uphill battle as it is. And on top of that, it’s stupid. Surfing isn’t dangerous at all during daylight hours. I understand the urge to make it more edgy, but this is NOT the way. Try wakeboarding instead. Don’t be “that guy”.
    Going to sound like an old man here but what they heck I am 60 and so yeah, I agree, this is dumb. You want ruin things for everyone then this is a good way to go about it.

    Years ago there were some idiots wakeboarding regularly on a lake in my area at like midnight to 2 am and residents had enough of it. Because they never got caught the residents took matters into their own hand and a rope was strategically placed in the water and the wakeboarders wound it around their prop good and tight. Attached to the rope was several notes that said next time there will be hunks of wood with nails attached to the rope. They got the message.

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  • dvsone79
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    Originally posted by WakePowell View Post
    I think surfing at night is the best idea. A little Darwin effect and it keeps the surfers from ruining miles of good water with rollers when the skiers and wakeboarder are trying to ride....
    LOL, I guess there’s always a bright side!

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  • MC25
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    I don’t do it anymore, but I used to. Had rear facing tower lights (OEM MC), led speaker rings, underwater lights and a hand held spot light. Totally doable that way.
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  • WakePowell
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    I think surfing at night is the best idea. A little Darwin effect and it keeps the surfers from ruining miles of good water with rollers when the skiers and wakeboarder are trying to ride....

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  • osmonet
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    Originally posted by dvsone79 View Post
    You want there to be more surf bans on lakes? Because this is how you get more surf bans on lakes. It’s an uphill battle as it is. And on top of that, it’s stupid. Surfing isn’t dangerous at all during daylight hours. I understand the urge to make it more edgy, but this is NOT the way. Try wakeboarding instead. Don’t be “that guy”.
    ^^^ This

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