FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (July 17, 2018 | Fruita, CO) – Imondi Wakeboard Park opened in early June as the first and only full-sized cable park in the region and has already made a big name for itself with over 1,000 attendees, 70% of which are from out of the area. Visitors from as far away as Egypt, Israel, Europe, and Africa have joined hundreds of others flocking to Fruita to enjoy not only the newest wakeboard park, but the only one between Sacramento and Kansas City (others are located in Texas and Florida). And all these visitors don’t just skim the waves, they also stay and enjoy mountain bike trails, restaurants, stores, and more in Mesa County.
The park offers both a 2-tower system geared toward beginners with slow, controlled circuits back and forth across the lake, and a “full” system capable of pulling 7 riders at once in a clockwise circle and includes jumps, rails and ramps. The two systems are a safe distance from each other and allow all skill levels to be on the lake at the same time. 90% of Imondi visitors are recreational wakeboarders or beginners who have never wakeboarded before and who get up, ride, and cut after about 30 minutes of instruction, but they’ve also had several top pros come to take advantage of this one and only park in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Between them, owners Kodi and Victor Imondi hold the Colorado Wake Association State Championship in Wakeboarding and Wakesurfing, as well as other wakeboard titles in the state. Staff is experienced, with years competing and working at Texas cable wakeboard parks. One has been competing professionally since he was 15 and spent 12 years running Kid’s Camps at Texas Ski Ranch.
The park guarantees first timers will get up, as well providing rental of top-of-the-line wakeboards, wakeskates, kneeboards, waterskiis, and Stand-Up paddle (SUP) boards, as well as life vests and helmets. The “birthday package” includes private use of the two-tower system and a dock with picnic facilities, and along with SUP classes and rentals, Imondi will be offering SUP Yoga classes.
http://www.wakeboardcolorado.com (970) 639-0327
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