Third Annual Longhorn Rail Jam: Featuring Wakeboarding, Wakeskating and Live Music
Wakeboarding and Live Music to be Featured at 3rd Annual Longhorn Rail Jam on 6th Street
AUSTIN, TX (May 1) - Some of the top local and pro wakeboarders and wakeskaters will be returning to downtown Austin, May 10th, to participate in the 3rd Annual Longhorn Rail Jam - presented by Malibu Boats and South Point Nissan. This is a Malibu Just Slide event and stop #3 of the 2008 Texas Wakeboard Tour.
The Longhorn Rail Jam is FREE to the public and will take place on Saturday night, May 10th on Austin's legendary party strip - 6th Street (at Trinity). The rail jam set-up will include three portable pools filled with over 50,000 gallons of water and separated by a forty foot rail and a big air kicker.
The wakeboarders and wakeskaters will all be competing for over $3000 in cash and prizes. New to this year's will be live music from Austin, TX. reggae/rock favorites, Eleven Fingered Charlie. Check them out on My Space or at www.EFCmusic.com. The Longhorn Rail Jam after-party will be held at Shakespeares on 6th Street and will feature the HowsAboutaBeer.com Bikini Contest. Space is limited so get there early. The event starts at 6 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, visit www.texaswakeboardtour.com.
In addition to Malibu Boats and South Point Nissan, the event is made possible with support from Monster Energy Drink, Bud Light, Liquid Force Wakeboards, Gator Boards, Spy Optic, Woly Board Company, TBKS, Boardstop, H20 Clothing, Cobian, Lucky Devil Designs and local Malibu Boat Dealer - Central Texas Water Sports. Media partners include Alliance Wakeboard Magazine, Wakeboarding Magazine, Wakeboarder.com, Wakeworld.com, the Liquid Circus.com and Austin's 101X FM Radio Station. The event will benefit the ESSCA.
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Special Note: The development of the high-speed, gas-powered winch is one of the newest and most exciting progressions in wakeboarding's young history. It has given riders the ability to take their sport to the streets with the use of portable pools, separated by rails and sliders and pulled by a winch. Called a pool-gap and/or rail jam, this is action sports up-close and in-your-face and it's as exciting for the riders as it is for spectators.