What is a cable park?
A cable park is a wakeboard and water-ski system that allows riders to participate without the need for a boat/PWC. It uses cables to pull riders between the towers on either side of the lake. It allows for a continuous ride and quick pick ups- meaning maximum time on the water..
When you fall at WHAT, a push of a button and the handle is immediately back in your hands.
It is the “Green” alternative to riding, running solely on electricity and creating zero carbon emissions. Come check us out and snag some good karma.
How does it work?
The system consists of two towers that are placed on opposite sides of the lake with cables attached to each tower. Attached to the cables is a ski rope that pulls riders from one side of the lake to the other. When reaching the end of the cable, the rider cuts away from the cable and carries their momentum in a small semi-circle and heads back the other direction. The cable allows for a continuous ride and possibly sore muscles.
Is it safe?
Absolutely! Safety is WHAT’s priority. Our staff takes safety seriously. All riders will be required to wear a lifejacket and helmet while participating. All operators are fully trained and certified to deliver a safe and unforgettable experience.
What are some of the benefits of riding at the cable?
The cable system provides a consistent pull giving beginners the optimal learning environment. Riders learning behind a boat or PWC face variables such as inexperienced drivers, miscommunication, and the location of the ski rope. The cable system eliminates all these factors. The system has adjustable speeds for all levels of riders and always performs a constant pull off the dock (perfect for dock starts). In addition, the ski rope is connected to an overhead cable pulling the rider up and out of the water, rather than a dragging pull through the water that many boats deliver with their low ski pylons.
Maximum Water Time
“Practice Makes Perfect!” This saying is true about anything in life. The cable allows for maximum riding time. When you fall at WHAT, a push of a button gets you back up on the water immediately. There is no more waiting for the boat to turn around and come back to pick you up.
Bush’s lake always offers perfect conditions eliminating the need to search for calm water.
WHAT will offer features (jumps, rails, etc.) from beginner to advanced riders. Whether you are hitting a jump or a fun box for the first time, or aiming to lock in your switch nose-presses- WHAT Wake Park coaches will be there to walk you through every step.
The cable park provides the optimum technology for air tricks. The height of the cable allows more advanced riders to “load and release” tension on the wake rope allowing for riders to perform aerial maneuvers off of flat water.
Where are you located? Are you open even in foul weather?
WHAT are located on Highway 169 at the famous Bush’s Wakeboard and Waterski Lake, 2 km north of Bala, Ontario.
We are open rain or shine! The only time we close down is if there is thunder or lightning.
Are there any camps for kids?
Morning day camps (9-12) will operate throughout the summer. Each camp will typically be 3-day camps. For more info, including dates check out www.wakehui.com.
Can I rent the cable privately?
Of course you can. With our online booking system you can book your time slot and secure your spot on the cable. You can also book an hour or so and invite your friends to come ride with you, its always more fun riding with friends.
Please try to book at least 24 hours in advance. To be fair to other riders, we also have a 24 hr cancellation policy.
Is the cable operator really as handsome as the rumours say?
And has a delightful personality.