Jettribe Crew Prepping for World Finals & King’s
It’s been a hell of a week for the Jettribe crew.
Most of our crew is frantically packing and prepping for the World Finals
in Lake Havasu, AZ which is less than 2 weeks away. The other part of
our Jettribe crew is in
Thailand on a recon mission to prep for the King’s Cup Race!
At Jettribe we take overseas racing very seriously. We flew to Thailand
to case out the race site in Pattaya, Thailand so we could see what
the water conditions are like in the morning, afternoon, how much chop
there is, and what the conditions are like when the wind picks up. We
also looked at the sand and shore, water temperature, elevation, etc.
We had sent the pictures directly from Pattaya Beach from our blackberry
instantly to Rick Sherker who was waiting for the info.
On top of checking out the race site for our team riders, we scoped
out the local accommodations from the host hotel, which is totally nice
by the way for local food. We also looked at places where we could take
our team riders to eat and not have any local food “issues”.
We at Jettribe are obsessed with our gear’s performance. For 2012
we have released the RS-16 race edition performance gear! Just to make
sure that our Jettribe gear performs at its peak for our riders, we
threw all of the gear into our luggage and tested them out in Thailand’s
harsh, hot, humid weather. Plus, the Pacific salt water is tough on
any gear! We strive to provide our PWC riders with the best gear worldwide.
We test our gear from both sides of the world.
Our Jettribe crew definitely cannot give enough thanks to Sam our local
Thai distributor for helping Jettribe with the testing of our new products,
as well as driving us to the race site in Pattaya which is about 2 hours
away from Sam’s warehouse in Bangkok! Plus, he and his friend
took out his huge boat and hummer to take us cruising.
For those who do not realize, luxury items like Sam’s friend’s
H3 Hummer are three times the cost compared to in the US. The H3 is
close to $100k in Thailand and there is no financing; cash is the only
method of payment…ouch! The boat is probably over $100k. It’s
a totally different world here in Thailand! We are glad to spend some
time with them, it was priceless!
While we were over in Thailand we saw lots of crazy stuff. One of our
encounters included seeing a scooter pulling a PWC…and we thought
we had seen it all!
After our trip to Thailand we found ourselves in Vietnam hanging with
one of our local staff members, whose family owns a ranch. We absolutely
love getting to have experiences like this! It makes our job so rewarding
to be able to have priceless moments like this with people who treat
us like family.
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