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- Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 21:44
Top junior water ski athletes from across the nation have been selected to the American Water Ski Association's National Junior Water Ski Team and the National Junior Development Water Ski Team for 2015. The 37 selections from the Boys/Girls 2 (13 and under) and Boys/Girls 3 (17 and under) divisions were based on performances during the 2014 tournament season.
Using separate selection criteria, the top-13 athletes were named as National Junior Water Ski Team members by the International Activities Committee, while the National Junior Development Committee selected the remaining 24 to the National Junior Development Water Ski Team. The respective teams will not represent the United States in any international competitions, but several of the athletes will be competing in the 15th Junior Water Ski World Championships, Jan. 8-11, in Lima, Peru, as well as the 2015 Junior Masters Water Ski Tournament and 2015 Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships.
Selected to the 2015 National Junior Water Ski Team were (alphabetical order): Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Julianna Boskus (Elkins, Ark.), Krista Butterfield (Sherman, Texas), Samantha Dumala (Wellington, Fla.), Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.), Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.), Abbi Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Corbin Guyer (Pierson, Fla.), Quinn Haines (Avon, Conn.), Nicholas Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Zachary MacIntyre (Knoxville, Tenn.), William Montavon (Dixon, Ill.), and Kat Warner (Dallas, Texas).
Selected to the 2015 National Junior Development Water Ski Team (alphabetical order) were: Bailey Austin (Buda, Texas), Kristen Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Zachary Butterfield (Sherman, Texas), Ryan Canepa (El Dorado Hills, Calif.), Austin Collins (Murray, Ky.), Maria Fields (McQueeney, Texas), Trenton Fisher (Stevenson Ranch, Calif.), Bailey Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Taylor Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Sean Hunter (Dothan, Ala.), Blake Keller (New Hartford, Conn.), Tianna Kosek (Buffalo, Minn.), Benjamin Leutz (Jacksonville, Ill.), Noah McCormick (Dundee, Fla.), Ashley Montgomery (Lake Worth, Fla.), Emma Morgan (McQueeney, Texas), Charlsey Newman (McDonald, Tenn.), Jordan Porter (Oconomowoc, Wis.), Edward Roberts (Dow, Ill.), William Roberts (Dow, Ill.), Parker Shull (Hartville, Mo.), Brett Stackpole (Dow, Ill.), Garrett Stallings (Rossville, Tenn.), and Ryan Warner (Dallas, Texas).
To view a photo gallery of the 13-member National Junior Water Ski Team on Facebook, click here.
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The time has come where everybody just does anything off the water to have fun, stay healthy and recover from the long season we had. Krista and I are in California now and do active recovery and eating a looooooot of good food. It's so nice to be here, spending the time with the family and just relaxing and having fun in a lot of different ways.
I was so sad to fly back from Colombia after not being able to ski in the last tournament even tho I was training hard and a lot to be as ready as I can be to jump good there. So what happened? The weather was actually nicer than last year, so we were happy that we didn't freeze too much. Everybody had good practice and was looking forward to a great competition. it was not supposed to rain but of course when the men were supposed to ski the prelims it started raining. So we decided that we just go into the finals which is ok because we done that before. The girls had their finals and everything was looking more than perfect. Than half of the men were jumping and than it happened. Zack was going out and skiing in the worst fog I've ever seen. We couldn't understand how he actually could see the ramp since we couldn't see it. On the last jump he pressed the jump until the landing and hurt his left knee. So bad! We were talking and talking but it seemed like it was good enough for the skier to ski in the fog. Igor went out and had a look and came back in and said that there is no way that we can jump. Not even the boat driver had a chance to see anything. Long story short, after 2 hours of waiting we canceled the competition and everybody was sad that we couldn't really ski in the last tournament even tho everybody was looking forward to it. Now it's time to relax and just have fun living life.
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ORLANDO, FL () — Today the Correct Craft team welcomed Florida Governor Rick Scott to its Nautique boat building facility in Orlando, Florida. During the visit the company made some key announcements:
The company announced an $8 million dollar expansion of its Nautique boat building facility. The expansion will allow the company to continue the significant growth it has achieved in the past few years.
The company announced plans to increase its Florida workforce by over 200 employees. The combination of increased domestic market share and a record year of international sales has positioned the company for significant growth in the years ahead.
The company announced the imminent opening of its second Florida cable and boat park, Miami Watersports Complex.
Governor Scott applauded the Nautique team on its growth the past four years and the positive impact the company has had on the Florida economy. He also congratulated the team on its recent Florida “Manufacturer of the Year” award and lauded the company’s announcement of both the building expansion and future growth plans.
Welcoming the Governor back to the Nautique facility, Correct Craft President/CEO Bill Yeargin stated, “Our team is thrilled to have Governor Scott visit us again and recognize the incredible results of our team. We are fortunate to operate in a business friendly State that supports our efforts to expand internationally,” Yeargin added, “I am incredibly honored to be part of such an unbelievable team; we truly have a unique culture which results in both a fun and high performance environment and is a big driver of our results.
Announcing the 2015 "Life Of a WaterSkier" calendar by Tiare Miranda Photography. Stunning images of water skiing and the skiing lifestyle. This calender is a must have for every waterski enthusiast. Get yours at tiaremiranda.com
Featuring some of the best water skiers in the world.
Clean Edge Technology is the backbone of each and every HO Freeride ski. This revolutionary ski technology allows skiers to ski behind any boat, at any speed, in any water condition. The beveled edge of a traditional water ski allows water to wrap around the bottom of the ski and up the sidewall where it finally releases off the ski’s top edge. Clean Edge Technology is bevel-less and the sidewalls are rotated inward like a wakeboard edge. The combination of these two design features causes water to release cleanly off the bottom surface of the Freeride resulting in a 50% less drag than conventional skis. By having 50% less drag than a conventional ski, skiers are now able to slow the boat down to wakeboard speeds and enjoy skiing without sinking and having to deal with excessive spray and drag. This opens the possibility of skiing behind all types of boats; inboards, outboards, I/O’s, personal water craft and even cable parks. In addition, this effortless skiing at reduced speeds allows skiers to easily negotiate any reasonable type of water condition. This reopens the door to bodies of water once forgotten for water skiing and allows skiers to ride together in harmony with our wake brethren once again. Live free and ski!
Check it out at www.hosports.com
SANMATEO, Calif. (Nov. 25, 2014) – Sonim Technologies, Inc.TM today announced the start of the Limited Edition Sonim XP7 ExtremeTM Android Smartphone crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The rewards-based program targets active-sports enthusiasts who need a smartphone that meets their demanding lifestyle and can stand up to the most rigorous conditions that they may encounter.
Sonim, best known for making the toughest mobile phones used by people who work in extreme environments, chose Indiegogo to reach the site’s rapidly expanding consumer audience. With the start of the campaign, Sonim becomes the first established Android handset manufacturer to utilize Indiegogo versus more established and traditional routes to reach consumers.
“Over the last nine years, we have been building the most durable phones for our everyday heroes like police officers, firefighters and our nation’s first responders,” said Sonim CEO Bob Plaschke. “So when the outdoor community saw what our latest smartphone can do, they said, 'Hey, that's the perfect smartphone for our active lifestyles.’ ”
Created and built for the active sports participant who has suffered through broken phones, cracked screens and damaged keypads, the Sonim XP7 Extreme surpasses standard rugged-use certifications and is tested against Sonim’s own rigorous Rugged Performance Standards (RPS). The XP7 Extreme’s unique design protects devices from the challenges faced by participants of extreme and rough outdoor sports that often pose a challenge to other smartphones. The limited edition smartphone will be available to sports enthusiasts beginning Nov. 25 via Indiegogo.
The shock-resistant smartphone meets the toughest military-grade certifications, and is constructed to be both submersible in water and drop resistant, meeting IP68 and IP69 standards. Built to withstand high drops on hard surfaces such as concrete; it can survive extreme cold temperatures that mountain climbers and snow sports enthusiasts face, or take the heat and humidity that lovers of water sports crave. The XP7 Extreme can withstand the crushing force of a ton of metric pressure, as well. Produced for use in the outdoors, the touch-screen display can be viewed clearly in direct sunlight and is usable with the gloves often worn by active sports participants.
Featuring advanced audio capabilities, the XP7 Extreme includes an extra loud 103dB front-facing speaker and noise-cancelling microphone, making it the best choice for active-sports participants. It’s extra-long-life battery offers up to 1,000 hours of standby time and 40 hours of talk time. And, since even the most rugged phones occasionally break, Sonim backs the device with a three-year, comprehensive warranty for damage to the smartphone caused by extreme use, but not abuse.
“Snow or surf, off-road racing or hiking, the new Limited Edition XP7 Extreme is the ideal smartphone for those who pursue and take part in adventurous outdoor sports,” added Plaschke. “With the XP7 Extreme, those who want to take photos, videos and stay connected will find they no longer have to worry about breaking their phones, shattering screens or have them end up all wet as the Sonim devices stand up to the toughest conditions.”
Sonim chose Indiegogo to enter the active-sports market with the customized XP7 Extreme on the basis of its track record and consumer-demographic consisting of people who look to buy products not yet available through more established, traditional channels.
“We looked at the various platforms out there and considered various business strategies to break into the active-sports, heavy-consumer market,” Plaschke said. “In the end, we decided to do something very different. Rather than spend months building up distribution channels we decided to reach the extreme adventurer through an unconventional channel.”
The Limited Edition XP7 Extreme offer on Indiegogo includes the opportunity to purchase a custom Extreme holster with mounting system that allows the phone to be connected to other popular sporting accessories. With the holster active, sports participants will be able to use their XP7 Extreme devices in environments that other smartphones couldn’t endure on their own.
Intro video to the first professional event organized in San Gervasio by Jolly Ski. Watch as Organizer and Pro Competitor Matteo Luzzeri unfolds the purpose of this event, as well as the first San Gervasio Pro Men Champion, Freddie Winter, ripping 5 @ 10.25m!
We sat down with Ski Legend and HO Skis Master Shaper Bob LaPoint at Jack Travers Ski School outside Orlando, FL and asked him all about the background of his latest Syndicate creation, the V-TYPE slalom ski
The day water skiers found the magic combination of carbon fiber and PVC foam core slalom skis, the water ski world changed. If you weren’t skiing on a ski with this carbon fiber-PVC foam combination, you were at a significant disadvantage from your competitors. More importantly you were missing out on the most amazing feeling of effortless acceleration you have ever imagined. For years skiers were forced to purchase high end, traditional width, tournament slalom skis, designed to make 6 turns at the shortest line lengths imaginable, in order to feel the rush and exhilaration only the world’s finest ski materials had to offer. The truth is, the majority of these skiers weren’t tournament level slalom course skiers and really needed a completely different ski for their typical cross-over ski environments. These skiers would make performance and efficiency sacrifices in order to feel the magic of carbon and PVC foam. That is until now. HO is proud to introduce the 2015 Superlite Collection of Cross-Over skis, constructed with the same proprietary combination of aerospace carbon fiber and Superlite PVC foam core technology found on the legendary Syndicate skis, but in Cross-Over specific shapes designed for the ultimate in performance and efficiency. Finally skiers can enjoy the magic feeling only the world’s finest water ski materials have to offer on a shape designed specifically for the type of skiing they enjoy.