This was the 28th Stop of the Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup series of the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF). It was staged for the first time in this South West Monsoon region of China – a major car manufacturing and tourist area. The pristine clean downtown River Liu was the venue. Over 50,000 spectators attended. Live TV coverage distributed to 800 million viewers was provided by 20 TV Stations in the CCTV network. The World Cup’s own TV production team / ProActive, will distribute the edited TV Show and News Edit to another 500 million over the coming week.
STARS RISE TO THE TOP AT LIUZHOU CHINA WORLD CUP PRELIMS
IT WAS A SCORCHER TODAY AT THE INTRIGUING WORLD CUP PRELIMS IN LIUZHOU CHINA
Temperatures exceeded 32C today with a very comfortable light head breeze and clear blue skies. Suntan lotion and Oakley’s were the uniform for all ! After the breathtaking Water Show and Fireworks display last night, the Liuzhou hospitality continued all day for the Riders and Skiers. Excellent food, on-time comfortable transport and first class on-site facilities for all the World Cup team added to the sense of excellence. Congratulations once again to our generous Liuzhou City hosts. The level of Media coverage and Photography coverage was again impressive.
Holy Sheep Dip!
Video by Lightfoot or Freddy or both .. . . . or CRB . . . I have no idea.
It is confirmed: Nautique will support and sponsor the Big Dawg Series for 2010. In this extremely challenging Global economy, Correct Craft will again, step up and support the Big Dawg Series. This decision confirms Nautiques commitment to tournament water skiing.
I just watched 32 Accounts for about 15th time since August. This movie is equal parts Pro Skier's bios, killer footage and pure fun. If you watch carefully, there may even be a love story or two. The film includes footage and interviews of water ski royalty like Rossi, Freddy and Jaret, but the core of the film is about the newly famous and younger elite.
This film shows the personal sides of Karina Nowlan, Will Asher, Thomas Asher, Aaron Larkin, Zack Worden, Nicole Arthur, June Flodborg, Ray Stokes, Jonathan Travers, Brooks and KC Wilson. Ray is not all that young but you get the picture.
If you are looking to learn to be a better skier, this film is not going to help. On the other hand if you ever wanted to see Zack Worden skiing naked, Tom Asher getting a hair cut, Karina Nowlan flipping on a trampoline, Rossi snow skiing, or Will Asher slaloming in a suit and tie, this is the film for you. Mixed in with the fun is spectacular footage of the Pros doing serious skiing on many of the most beautiful ski sites in the southern U.S.
I highly recommend this DVD to get you fired up this off season. For extra insight into the lives of these Pros, I also recommend the directors comments in the bonus features.
THIRD TIME SHUTTERED SINCE 2003
To mark the 60th Anniversary of the Peoples Republic of China at the International Aquatic Carnival in the City of Liuzhou, the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) will present the next Stop of the successful World Cup series in a truly spectacular location. This will all take place over the coming October 1st / 3rd weekend.
This morning at 3:40 am Wayne left this world and went on to Heaven. Barbara, Jon and Kathy were by his side.
A personal note:
If a man’s life can be judged by the respect earned from those who knew him, Wayne is a champion. His contributions to water skiing are monumental but pale in comparison to his success as husband, father and friend to many.
I wish to extend my sincerest condolences to Barbara and the whole Canfield family.
John Taylor Horton
This is an entirely new venue for our World Cup audience and athletes and will be a special adventure for the 2009 season. This Stop will include JUMP and WAKEBOARD to give our audience a sample of what may happen in future years in Liuzhou. The picturesque City is located on a river and is surrounded by water, hills and caves. It is a short flight west of Hong Kong and south west of Beijing.
Until recently, there were not any tools specifically made for fin measurement. Finding a consistent method to measure the fore and aft (DFT) position has especially eluded skiers. Generally, skiers use the head of a caliper to measure from the trailing edge of a fin to a non-specific point on the trailing edge bevel.