Park Profiles: Texas MasterCraft

Nicola Butler shreds the System 2.0 park at Texas MasterCraft

Fort Worth, Texas | txmcwakepark.com | 817-589-7547

In September 2008, Texas MasterCraft owner Jimmy Harvell stood on the shore of Lake Eola in downtown Orlando watching a pair of Sesitec's System 2.0 straight-line cables pull two dozen of the world's best riders through the most elaborate setup wakeboarding had ever seen at the first Red Bull Wake Lab event. "I watched for about 15 minutes, then I bought one," Harvell says. This spring, Texas MasterCraft became the first boat dealership in the world to feature a System 2.0 park. Since then, Harvell has added more than a quarter-million dollars worth of improvements to the park, including a white-sand beach, a start dock and a pair of high-tech obstacles designed by master rail builder Pat Panakos and The Wake Park Project. Hundreds of riders, from Scott Byerly to Texas locals, have sessioned the park since it opened, and in May, the one-of-a-kind setup got the stamp of approval from dozens of pro riders when Texas MasterCraft hosted the first stop of the 2009 Pro Wakeboard Tour.

600 Tons

The amount of sand Texas MasterCraft hauled in to build Red Bull Beach, a 300-foot-long, white-sand beach and volleyball court that runs alongside the System 2.0 park.

5,000

The size in square feet of Texas MasterCraft's pro shop, which is one of the largest in the country and stocks a full line of gear from Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Ronix and more. Riders can demo gear on the System 2.0 or behind an X-Star on the boat lake and apply the rental fee to the purchase of a new board or boots.

Pro-Tested

One of the things that made Texas MasterCraft the largest single-location MasterCraft dealer in the world is its 2,500-foot-long private lake, which hosted the Pro Wakeboard Tour for the past three seasons.

15

How many years Brian Sasser has coached wakeboarding. Sasser runs his wakeboard school on Texas MasterCraft's private lake, giving students the opportunity to progress both on the cable and behind the boat.

25%

How much you'll get off your next System 2.0 session when you cut out and bring in this voucher to Texas MasterCraft.

"It's a fun place with good water and good rails. The rails were designed by Pat Panakos and are great for beginners and pros alike. There's a super-fun kicker and a 35-foot-long incline box with 45-degree pieces on both sides, which gives you a lot of fun new ways to hit one obstacle." — Clint Tompkins

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