Red Wing native displays wakeboard winch at River City Days
Midwest summers are short - too short for most water-crazed river worshipers. For Red Wing native and Lake Pepin lover Kyle Mehrkens, the stunted season taunted his watersport obsession for years - but not anymore.
Mehrkens has masterminded a new watersport product, allowing a person to wakeboard alone without ever launching a boat.
An electrically powered automatic wakeboard winch offers a non-operated pull, he said, allowing the boarder to ride independently.