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I hope that a lot of you people can make it to Disney's Epcot the last weekend in April. And, maybe the McCormick tournament. One of the 5 inductees for the Award of Distinction is Rob Bemman. Maybe not all that well-known. The guy was a Cypress Gardens show skier and a good tournament barefooter. He now is running a machine shop in Winter Haven. Doing some good things for the sport, especially constructing jump ramps. Back On The Tour, the management finally smartened up and got themselves a Bemman portable ramp. Earlier times, we maybe would work about a whole week with some piece of crap local ramp to get it ready. Some ramps that had never gone to 6 feet, for example. At two Tour events, we had ramps start to self-destruct during the competition. Originally, the Bemman portable fold-out ramps were designed more for show skiing. We worked with Rob to improve the design, and he worked with us. The guy is just about a one-man operation now at his machine shop. i'd call him the Tom Swift of water skiing. I need to drop in on him for a visit before long, and to congratulate him. And, for sure, there will be other deserving people honored at the HOF.
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Rob is by far the best, EB had to listen to you complain about the meal last year, which I though was great. Hope you take your free ticket this year and be more courteous
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Actually, freebies for the HOF banquet are few and far between. The honorees do pay, best as I know. As far as the banquet food, the Lakeland Center got at least a 9 out of 10, back when we went there. Disney had chicken as the main course; Lakeland Center had steak. Oink-oink. I expect that the whole banquet hall rental at Disney was not cheap, though.