So excited A cable for christmas!

Postby lowmax » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:03 pm

Just had to tell, have been building my own cable with all Australian supplied materials and will have it up and running for christmas, will be digging the footings on the weekend and installing the towers for a wet xmas so I will post photos as our progress continues during the week.Eight months in the process but its finally going to happen.
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Congrats

Postby onemorepint » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:42 pm

Mate thats awesome, reckon there will be a bunch of home made parks springing up soon, but congrats for getting it done and i bet it looks awesome finished!!!
Best Chissy present ever!!

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Postby aussie_stu » Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:31 am

you got my number mate? lol

glad to see all the effort and running around and planning are finally coming together 8)
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Postby Grumble » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:32 pm

word. i think the aussie ingenuity is going to blow the cable park system into the 30th century.
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Postby wakeskater95 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:40 am

Wow. Thats amazing, is it two way or a cycle?
Post some pics.
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Postby Taylor37 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:22 am

any pics yet man
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Postby lowmax » Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:03 pm

took some pics today should have them posted by sunday every thing ready to go just have to feed the cable and a little fine tuning.
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Postby lowmax » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:23 pm

Installing the cable tomorrow morning all being well able to ride before the new year
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Postby Gunna » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:24 pm

This is awesome!! can't wait to see it.
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Postby wakeskater95 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:27 pm

still no pictures?
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Postby mike101 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:14 am

are you doing this cable just for you and mates or are people goin to be able to orginise to have a ride there??
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Postby lowmax » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:46 am

was pretty much just for our family it was never made to be a comercial venture
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Postby JonnyBravo » Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:21 pm

I'm counted as part of the family aren't I? :P. Hahahha good to hear about the cable but, wanna see some piccies aye
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Postby lowmax » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:31 am

Of course ,Jonny with Knees like yours how could not be part of the family.
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Postby lowmax » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:07 am

finally some photos[/img]
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Postby lowmax » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:11 am

and another
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Postby wakeskater95 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:44 am

big excavation job...
How long is the cable?
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Postby Grumble » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:32 am

lookin good
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Postby lowmax » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:23 am

This cable is about 100 metres long but the lake is only about 70 metres long,as we couldnt wait to see how it would go ,we are in the process of digging another dam about 350 metres long but is going to take a bit more time , when we tensioned this cable up we just about lifted our 500 atv off the ground so we are pretty excited about the lift we can achieve over a longer distance but will keep posting as more progression is made all we need is a little more water and it is raining as we speak.
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Postby lowmax » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:11 am

today is the day, with recent good rains the dam is full and we should have every thing ready to run it this afternoon so hopefully we should post some great photos tonight.
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Postby nautique210 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:56 am

awesome effort guys
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Postby daniel18 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:51 am

someone should do this in brisbane. thats sweet!
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Postby aussie_stu » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:35 pm

good luck on the test run steve, if you need some help after the holiday building some sliders give us a yell
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Postby hyperliteoz » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:52 pm

lets see some more pics guys!
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Postby lowmax » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:15 pm

Hi guys ,was just too wet to get everything done and ride this arvo but every thing is primed to hit the water first thing tomorrow,so there will be heaps of photos tomorrow night. thanks for the offer Stu this dam is a bit deep,it has been dug too irrigate the farm but when we finish the purpose built dam it will be the perfect depth for a whole array of kickers and sliders.but first things first.
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Postby ScottyWake » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:08 am

Nice work Steve, so I guess you won't be at Cable today...ha ha ha, lucky bugger. Let us know when it's pumping and I will come and get some shots.
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Postby cheesydog » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:01 am

living the dream, nice one :)

make sure you post up a vid when its all done and dusted!
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Postby Dubsy » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:29 am

Just rode Steve's cable! So much fun and such a rad set up! We took some pics n well post them when we finish riding... so might take a while haha :)
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Postby lowmax » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:54 pm

Wooooooo Hoooooooo,it works a treat ,every one who rode it this morning gave it the thumbs up. For me just a few fine adjustments to a few things and it will be hard to do farm work when your looking at a cable all day.
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Postby Dubsy » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:13 pm

Here they are!!!
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Postby lewis82 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:15 pm

that is tops. does it run back and forward?
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Postby aloha1983 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:45 pm

Dang I wanted to be 1st girl on it... that's okay, I'm down with being the second! Who's that? She looks pretty good on the slider... as for that kicker... soooo amped! YEAH BRO! :)
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Postby mike101 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:54 am

how much did the system cost all up minus the excavation??
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Postby lowmax » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:57 am

Hey Mike not sure on the price yet still finishing it off we are still working on the software and god knows how much that will cost but now we've made all the jigs for bending all of the framework and things the next one I build should cost a whole bunch less but once I finish it I will sit down and add it all up (I dont want to scare myself before its finished)but it looks like it is much less than the new boat we are saving for.especialy running costs.
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Postby Gunna » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:42 am

That is so awesome, really good work Steve. I've gotta come up and check it out.
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Postby Grumble » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:47 am

thats awesome mate. congrats .
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Postby rodgers » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:52 am

Unbelievable. I want want. Just have to convince mum and dad to dig a bigger dam at their farm.

I would definately be interested in hearing the costs of the project. It sounds like you fabricated everything yourself. Basically a sesitec 2.0 system design.

I am interested in what this software you speak of is goin to do. Is this for coninuous operation back and forth so you dont need a driver?

We need one in Newi!
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Postby aussie_stu » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:49 am

needs big lights for friday night sessions mate :wink:
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Postby canoinphilippines » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:56 pm

Looks awesome. Enjoy. I think these backyard systems will be the new rage in wakeboarding. I know I want one.
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Postby nautique210 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:19 pm

Super effort mate. Congrats 8)
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Postby hyperliteoz » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:34 am

that looks rad guys! Really impressed, hows that handle though? Looks a bit janky? Might have a used one lying around here I could donate if your interested! PM me if you are. Throw some Hyperlite stickers up on your towers there is all I ask! :D
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Postby lowmax » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:47 am

No one expected it to work perfectly straight away so when it did we were caught out a little, so in a mad dash rather than driving half an hour home to grab a handle out of the boat we raced to the farm workshop cut up the broom handle and bang! out riding.
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Postby will » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:12 pm

Nice one! Loving the work you put in. :)
Enjoy the ride. Any time on the water is good time!
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Postby aussie_stu » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:13 pm

lowmax wrote:No one expected it to work perfectly straight away so when it did we were caught out a little, so in a mad dash rather than driving half an hour home to grab a handle out of the boat we raced to the farm workshop cut up the broom handle and bang! out riding.


bwahahaha homemade handle for the homemade cable, nice work bro 8)
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Postby 14nce » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:53 am

heard you guys talking about this when i was at bli bli on wednesday.

Looks great
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Postby Sanchez » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:02 pm

Good one mate!
Looks like tonnes of fun!
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Postby BrettoCustom » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:45 pm

hyperliteoz wrote:that looks rad guys! Really impressed, hows that handle though? Looks a bit janky? Might have a used one lying around here I could donate if your interested! PM me if you are. Throw some Hyperlite stickers up on your towers there is all I ask! :D


second hand?!? you should be throwing in a fresh carbon handle or something 8) 8) cmon hyperlite love your product but LF has marketing monopoly on australia
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Postby Knighty_77 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:56 pm

thats mad, definately envious!
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Postby hyperliteoz » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:28 am

second hand?!? you should be throwing in a fresh carbon handle or something cmon hyperlite love your product but LF has marketing monopoly on australia


yeah you got a point bretto but cable kills handles! Thats why all the parks have those shitty ones!
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Postby lowmax » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:40 am

Hopefully handles will last longer on these systems as they are not dragged around a hole lap like the big cable systems as you stop and pick up the rider as soon as they fall, reducing a lot of excess wear and tear.
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