Try Before You Buy: Watersports Demos at Shep’s

We hope you’ve been taking advantage of our ski demos in the winter, because it’s your chance to test out the latest and greatest performance skis before making the purchase. And now? Now you can do it in summer too! Our waterski and wakeboard demos are in & ready.  It’s the perfect chance to test new gear for your outing on Wisconsin lakes Wausau, Dubay, Minocqua, Monona, Mendota, Winnebago or wherever you love the water.

For just $25 per day, you can ride the new goods. And if you make a purchase yet this summer, half of the money you spent on demos will be put toward your bill. Yes, we mean it!!  Use your “refund” when you purchase your new skis or board, PFDs, ropes or even Sun Bum Sunscreen.  You need them all for fun behind the boat.  All you have to do is decide before Labor Day.

What are you waiting for? Grab some demo gear and get in the boat!


Visit us in the store for details. As usual, you must be 18+ to demo, or have your parent/guardian with you.

Shep’s 2014 Lease Packages

If you’re tired of rental lines, but not ready to purchase your own ski or snowboard setup, leasing equipment might be the ticket!  Beginners who aren’t quite sure about the sport or children who are growing like a weed are prime candidates for season-long leases. All our leased equipment is brand new, current season equipment, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on the brand’s latest advancements or riding some old, beat-up gear.

You select a lease package based on the options in the brochure below. Everything you need to get on the snow is included in the lease package except alpine ski bindings. (Manufacturer guidelines don’t allow us to offer leases on those – you’ll need to purchase a pair to keep. You’ll get them back at the end of the lease to use on future skis of your own.)

We’ll adjust the equipment to meet your specifications for safety and performance, like we do with all new equipment. At the end of the season (by April 1st), you’ll either return your gear to us or choose to keep it for the “buy-out” cost seen below.

Contact us if you’re interested in renting, leasing, or purchasing gear for this year. We’re here to help!

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