USA-WS: What is the facility like?
The Liquid Edge: We have an onsite 30 acre private lake with slalom course on site, used daily in the summer for demoing skis, wake surfs, wake boards, boats, coaching and training. We also have a TLE Cable Park, and 2,600 sq ft Proshop, full of a variety of gear from the top names in the industry; D3, Masterline, Connelly, HO, Radar ect. Additionally, there is a 4,400 sq ft Boat Showroom, displaying various models in the MasterCraft line. An offsite 90 acre private lake is also available for customers to rent to have access to private water and slalom course. We also own and operate www.overstockskis.com.
USA-WS: What does the demo program include?
The Liquid Edge: Pretty much any equipment in our inventory is available to be demoed. Most people will demo at least three skis before they make a decision. Also, we can have any MasterCraft boat in stock and on the water to demo in about two minutes. So, it's usually just a matter of customers telling us which boat they would like to try - we will always have a ProStar in stock!
The Liquid Edge: Doug and Kristin Meeker purchased the 30-acre lake to have their own place to ski and practice for slalom tournaments. Right away they had all kinds of people from around the area asking if they could ski on the lake, and if Doug could teach them. So, they started a ski school a few nights a week, which turned into a Proshop out of a snowmobile trailer, and ultimately a MasterCraft Dealership in 2007.
The Liquid Edge: Well, between the two main guys in the shop, we’ve participated in just about every aspect of the waterski industry. We’ve been recreational skiers, show skiers, collegiate skiers, local tournament skiers, barefoot competitors, wakeboarders, wake surfers etc... The reason we are here today is because of the experiences that we’ve had with our family and friends on the water. However, we didn’t realize that this was what we were preparing ourselves for, we just did whatever we could to spend more time on the water.
We realized early in our lives that when we were skiing, or on the water in general, time seemed to slow down. That was when we spent time with our families and friends, and everyone was happy. That was what we couldn’t get enough of. There’s something special about the state of mind people fall into when they are on the boat, and we try to do whatever we can to encourage people to experience Life on the Water, and keep it exciting for those who already love it.
The Liquid Edge: In June 2017, we will host our first Slalom Ski Tournament with Wade Cox as our Grand Marshal. Our goal is to get as many new skiers on the water as possible. Everyone is welcome!
Location: 1710 N. John Street, Farmer City, IL 61842
Phone Number: 309-928-9498