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Lavelle Tests New Rave Slider
Austin, Texas - WildWater Sports wanted to make sure that the new RAVE Rainbow Slider performed up to its initial reviews at Surf Expo and put the slider to the ultimate test at this year’s Waketoberfest held on October 12-14 in Austin, Texas.

“The only way you know whether a product like this is going to be truly successful is to let the riders try it out. Waketoberfest attracts discerning riders who specialize in extreme tricks. If they give the slider the nod I know we have a real winner.” said Paul Robbins, president and CEO of WildWater Sports, a company that represents several lines of unique water sports equipment.

According to Robbins, "The new RAVE Rainbow Slider got a big thumbs up from world champion wakeboarder, Dean Lavelle”, who tested the product during the several day event.

“With the new wakeboard slider craze, RAVE Sports has created a portable and safe slider that is extremely exciting to ride. I had a blast hitting it several times; it was tons of fun. The inflatable construction makes a big difference! It is the most un-intimidating slider I have ever hit,” said Dean Lavelle, 4X World Champion and owner of Lavelle Train Station, a wakeboard school in Lake Alfred, Florida. ” I like the Rainbow's performance and predictability. The slider is ideal for any rider, novice or expert, to develop their riding skills. I am 100% convinced that it is a great asset for the sport with the growing interest in sliders. I expect the RAVE sliders to become the gold standard for wake boarders and ski-schools alike. I look forward to having one at my school as soon as possible. It truly rocks, (no pun intended)!” added Lavelle.

It took RAVE Sports ingenuity to marry the concept of inflatable platforms with wakeboard sliders to create a versatile and safe slider that is fun to use and easy to install. "The RAVE Rainbow Slider fills are real need in the wakeboard market. Someone finally figured out how to make an affordable, safe and portable solution to the hazards created by homemade sliders" said Robbins.

The inflatable construction yields to boats and riders minimizing injuries common with wood, plastic and metal ramps. With the Rainbow Slider, there is no need to worry about the maintenance and repair headaches of conventional sliders. And because the Rainbow slider is portable and easy to install, you can take it with you, or store it over the winter months.

The new RAVE Rainbow Slider line is constructed of the same heavy-duty commercial grade construction as other RAVE products, including UV treated 28 oz. 1000-denier PVC fabric. Seams are heat welded and doubled at stress points for maximum durability even under continuous daily use

The new RAVE Rainbow Slider is available in 50', 40' and 30' sizes. RAVE also offers a Table Top and Ramp Slider that may be used alone or combination to create a custom slider experience. Prices range from $1299 to $1899.

The RAVE Sliders are available to the commercial market through WildWater Sports. For more information contact Paul Robbins at 512-345-2111.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the heart of the Texas Hill Country, WildWater Sports is a sales company that represents innovative and unique water sports and outdoor/leisure equipment products in the continental US. WildWater is committed to providing high quality water sports products to the water ski, camp and resort market. The company also sells the full RAVE product line to dealers in the south-central United States.

RAVE Sports is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 1996, the company has been manufacturing and marketing radical, alternative vehicles and equipment for water fun. RAVE Sports is best known for the Aqua Jump line of floating and bouncing platforms. RAVE continues to be the innovative leader in creating products that enhance water-based group entertainment. RAVE products let you bounce, spin, slide, soar, or just meander across the water.

For more information on Dean Lavelle’s professional wakeboard school,
call 863-287-8303 or visit

Dean Lavelle sliding

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