THE CABLE PARK
A CABLE PARK IS LIKE A SKATE - OR SNOWBOARD PARK WITH JUMPS AND RAILS - FOR WATER SPORTS
The Cable Park has a 623-metre cable, which is carried by five masts and takes up to eight (8) riders simultaneously on the lake. Around the course there are 550 meters of jettys, which are used as a walkways back for the riders who have fallen. The cable is a "counter clockwise" just like in most (about 90%) Cable Parks around the world.
The Cable Park is a RIXEN facility. Dr. Bruno Rixen is the "father" of cable skiing and began developing lift-drawn water sports back in the 60´s and built the first major prototype for a cable park back in 1965. It's still running! In total, there are today (2020) over 300 full size cable parks in 40 countries on five continents. The smaller cables, so-called "2.0:s" between two pylons for one (1) rider at a time, currently add up to 400 pieces World Wide, a total of over 700 cables installations. The technology has thus been very well tested and developed for a long time. In Sweden there are currently 15 cable parks, of different sizes and set ups.
THE LARGE CABLE PARK
A cable park is like a skate- or snowboard park, but for water sports. Instead of riding after a boat, the rider is drawn here "after" an electric cable. Five lift poles hold up a cable at 10.5 meters hight, which pulls up to eight (8) riders at the same time – around our course of 623 meters! (the largest cable park in Scandinavia) In the water there are kickers, rails and other things (12-13 different features) that the more experienced riders like to use, but it is just as well to go without either jumping or performing any other tricks, if you do not want to.
With us you can ride water skiis, as well as kneeboards and wakeboards, to wakeskates and kiteboards. All are welcome and we can guarantee that everyone has just asl fun, no matter if you are older, younger, beginner or pro.
RAILS & KICKERS
Our features ("obstacles"; e.g. rails and kickers), 12 to 13 pieces, are updated, rebuilt and changed a little over time. We have chosen to use obstacles with good sliding surfaces in hard plastic material. Selection and layout is carried out by our Feature Manager Mr Ken Ekblom, who has been a Swedish National wakeboard team rider, with input from skiers from the Swedish and Norwegian wakeboard elite.
2020 we have the following features: Four kickers (one big, 2 between, one mini), A-frame, Large Funbox, Grindbox, Flatbar, 20 m Pipe-rail, Nellie (Elephant), Street-rail, bonk-barrels and something more.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL, TRAMPOLINE, RAMP AND BOULE
We don't just have cable skiing at The Cable Park. at the Park, there are a couple of SUP ́s ("Stand-Up-Paddleboard"), surfboards where you stand up paddles – more training than you might think! A large beach volleyball court is located down by the lake with 70 tons of sand, a fat trampoline stands on the hill for volt training or other, a mini ramp (skateboardcan be rented for a cheap money in the shop if you do not have your own - The Mini ramp is currently closed for renovation / rebuilding) and for those who want to take it a little easier – a boules court ( Pétange) behind the sauna. Balls for beach volleyball and balls for boules can be borrowed in the store. In "The Cable Bar" there is a selection of board games for those who want to rest the body, but not the head.
ABOUT THE CABLE PARK
THE FACES BEHIND TCP
The Günther family, who own and run The Cable Park, "discovered" wakeboarding in the second half of the 1990s when the sport was still relatively new and unknown in Sweden. (the first Official Wakeboard Competition here was in 1996, in the town of Norrtälje). The eldest daughter in the family, Filippa, tested wakeboarding behind a boat for the first time as an 8-year-old and got stuck instantly. She went to her first Swedish Championship 11 years old in 2000 and little sister Matilda was not late to join. A few years later, brother Theodor also started to compete in wakeboarding. (The siblings have a lot of Swedish Championship medals in their luggage - bronze medals from the European Championships and even a bronze medal from the World Championships, back in 2008...)
Over the years, the wakeboard has given us "children" in the family so incredibly much, long summers of roadtriping around Sweden for various competitions, lovely new friends through competitions and camps, the opportunity to see all corners of the world when we got to represent Sweden as members of the National Team at the European Championships and World Championships - and not least countless hours in the boat in all kind of weather, for our patient father Stefan and mother Maria.THE DREAM THAT CAME TRUE
The dream of a cable park in Sweden grew in the second half of the 2000s when every year we packed rental cars full of equipment and 30 people drove 10 hours down to our friends at the beautiful Cable Park "Norsjö", 3 hours southwest of Oslo to run "start-up camps" for the national team in boat wakeboarding. Imagine if you could have a cable park at a shorter distance, so you could go there more often and more spontaneously!
After a long period of searching for suitable lake and contacts with landowners and municipalities (and many! permits later), the dream finally became a reality in 2010 when construction of the cable started. The cable spun its first turns to the public on July 1, 2011.TCP TODAY
In 2020, TCP will celebrate its 9th anniversary - the 10th season -
With the help of our fantastic staff and lovely visitors, we hope that TCP will be a "beach club-like oasis" and sports facility near Stockholm where you can come- both as beginners and advanced skiers. Our goal is to create a great atmosphere where you can share tips and tricks and get the same back and meet new friends with the same interest as yourself, but also come out and just hang out, play volleyball, sunbathe or read a book and have a glass of wine on the patio if you do not want, or can, ride.
Here we want everyone to feel welcome and very much "at home".
Welcome to a magical 10th summer at TCP, 2020!