A few months before I was born in 1968, my father Dr. Jack Horton began pumping water in the first ever purpose-built tournament water ski lake. In early 1969, he and Bob Barton took the inaugural ski rides at Horton Lake. Now, 40 years later, I asked my father about the early days.
To excel in any sport takes time, dedication, and motivation, but among the many, there are always a few that rise above the rest. We call them... "Gifted"
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Purchase an RS-1, Annex or Senate Series ski by April 30, 2009 and be qualified to enter to win a 3-day trip to Radar Lake to during the 2010 photo shoot (shoot is in June 2009).
Purchase any Radar Slalom ski before March 31, 2009 and receive 2 free virtual coaching sessions from the Radar Pro Coach Team, including Matt Rini, Chris Rossi, Trent Finlayson, Chris Sullivan, Thomas Moore and Mike Ferraro.
What the Heck is Handle Control?
By Bruce Butterfield
Most slalom skiers have heard the term “handle control” thrown around, but there is frequent misunderstanding, or sometimes a complete lack of understanding, about what handle control really is and why it is important. I will attempt to explain my views on handle control and why I believe it is the single most important aspect of short line slalom skiing.
I received the below email today. Attached are early fin setting instructions that look to have been typed by Kris LaPoint. If you are a waterski history fan, this is pretty cool stuff.
The tournament schedule for the 2009 GOODE Water Ski National Championships, presented by Speedo, is now available. The 67th annual event, the world's largest three-event water ski tournament, will take place August 11-15 in West Palm Beach, FL.
More than 800 of the nation's top water ski athletes from across the United States will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall, in respective age divisions and two Open divisions. Advancement to the national championships is earned through placement on the national rankings' list for respective divisions.