There are still a few spots left for Seth Stisher’s week at WaterSki Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a beautiful country and travel is pretty easy and fairly inexpensive. Seth will be coaching there the week of January 22-29, 2011. The Waterski Costa Rica Ski Adventure is a week long, Saturday to Saturday, vacation including:
Radar's latest innovation in the world of Water Ski Boots comes in the form of a new chassis system for Vector, Prime and Adj. Rear Toe Plates. It's a polycarbonate plate system that takes weight and elevation out of boots, while increasing rigidity and response.
"The Vector Boot was the number one selling ski boot last year. We have not changed the comfort of this boot, but only improved technical performance for the 2011 version." said Chris Sullivan Radar Skis Brand Manager.
The FeatherFrame Technology is the first completely integrated boot available for a water ski. The only hardware used with this boot are the screws to mount it to the ski. The entire construction is sewn and lasted to the chassis for a fit like no other boot.
Radar developed a new hole pattern for the rear boot; with a set of inserts for each boot size. "Your front heel/ankle bone is always in the same place on the ski. The discrepancy comes in the size of a skiers foot and the rear heel/ankle location relative to the front heel/ankle. On a small boot, where your rear heel/ankle sits further forward on the ski, we eliminated an unnecessarily long plate by moving a set of inserts forward. This shrunk the overall size of the plate and footprint on the ski. Conversely, the XL Chassis has a set of inserts further back on the ski, allowing for maximum adjustment, not often found on standard plate sizing, due to inserts stuck under the boot." said Sullivan.
Below is the 10 the most read threads from the BallOfSpray forum for 2010.
Season Kick-Start Boot-Camp Presented by: Matt Rini and Whitney McClintock, CSCS
At A Glance
The Season Kick-Start Boot-Camp is 5 days of skiing, working out and learning from Matt Rini and Whitney McClintock. Each day will begin with a morning cardio session followed by a dynamic warm-up and 3 water ski lessons at Matt’s lake. The afternoon session will include strength and core workouts. Wednesday and Thursday will be massage and tactical planning night- three athletes will receive massage with Mike Ames on Wednesday while the other three athletes have their one-on-one tactical planning session with Matt and Whitney, Thursday it switches. Enjoy a healthy and delicious Friday evening dinner at Whitney’s house to recap the week and celebrate success.
Each of the five days of the Season Kick-Start Boot-Camp will include a dynamic warm-up session with Whitney McClintock followed by three water ski lessons with Matt Rini. Matt will do an overall evaluation of each athlete and identify factors limiting optimal performance. He will analyze technique, evaluate equipment and assess physical limitations. Matt’s expert coaching will help each athlete develop technique as the week progresses. He will fine-tune ski set-up to ensure each athlete is performing on his/her best settings for individual needs. Finally, Matt will formulate a plan based on the needs of each athlete with a detailed description of the limiting factors and solutions on how to fix them.
Portage Lakes, Ohio — Patricia Fischer may be retired from school teaching, but she is not retired from life.
At the age of 73, she has competed at the state, regional, and national level in water skiing.
“I was driving home from retiring and I was thinking I would do it next time like I was going to be born again or something,” she laughed. “I thought I would be young again and then I would start competing. I said to myself, What are you talking about? There is no next time. Start now! So many people wait until next year. When you retire, you don’t know about next year. You might as well just start doing it now and get it done.”
A teacher with Akron Public Schools for 35 years, Fischer taught physical education, health, and coached volleyball, basketball, track and gymnastics.
“I always coached and watched the kids get their trophies and medals,” she said. “Now it is it time for me to get mine.”
Fischer has competed in slalom and tricks. With tricks, people do surface turns and varying types of 180s and 360s. People go through wakes and do different turns across the wakes. Then Fisher must put her foot in the rope and do tricks with her toes in there, earning earn points by what she does. For slalom, the goal is go around six orange balls with no missing allowed.
WASHINGTON -- Before Santa loads his sleigh Christmas Eve, he'll be putting on a free show at National Harbor.
Make that, "on" National Harbor.
Claus is hosting the 25th annual Waterskiing Santa tradition, and tells WTOP you can expect to see Mrs. Claus, the jet-skiing Grinch, flipping wake-boarding elves, Frosty the Snowman in a dinghy and hydrofoil sky-skis that can do inverted flips.
Muscat, Oman: Finishing fifth in a field of 11 – behind a 1-2-3 medal sweep for super power China – might be enough to satisfy many athletes from around Asia. But not Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah, who wanted much more – even at seven years old!
“I am not happy,” said the Malaysian tiny tot, after finishing fifth in the women’s tricks event of the water skiing competition at Barr Al Jissah on Wednesday afternoon.
“I want to be a world-class skier so I have to practise a lot more.”
In this respect she has an advantage, as her father runs a water skiing business at Putrajaya.
“My whole family does it, and I like it because it is challenging and exciting,” she adds. “I train for one hour a day, sometimes two, and I also like watching videos of water skiing tricks in the evenings.”
Aaliyah is small, even for her age, and it took some courage and strength to tackle the choppy seas. For the marathon swimming at the same venue earlier in the Beach Games, the sea was calm and flat, but a stiff breeze churned up the water for the skiers and resulted in some tumbling crashes.
Two lucrative wakeboarding events have been cancelled and next year's Australian titles are at risk because of "ridiculous" fees being charged by Gold Coast water police to have a presence at the events.
Queensland Wakeboard Association president Steve Prideaux hit out at the fees after Australia's biggest wakeboarding event, the Monster Energy Pro Wake Show, was moved to Grafton because of a $26,000 bill issued to organisers.
Working on a estimated crowd of 3000 for the event, organisers were told they would need three jet-ski-riding police officers on the water, as well as one land-based police officer per 625 spectators.
The bill also included the costs of having one security guard per 100 spectators, council fees and Maritime Safety Queensland costs.
It is likely the event, which was to be held at the Marine Stadium on the Spit, could have attracted more than triple the estimated crowd of 3000 people, pushing costs even higher.
Mr Prideaux, also the event co-ordinator for the Australian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation, said another competition planned for the Nerang River last weekend was cancelled because of police reluctance to budge on a fee of about $150/h per police officer.
A blue cloudless sky welcomed the 60 competitors to the beach site at Qantab, Muscat, Oman, for the start of competition in waterskiing’s inaugural participation in the Asian Beach Games.
The seas had moderated considerably overnight but would still prove challenging for skiers and riders more used to fresh water lakes.
First off were the twelve women wakeboard riders split into two quarter-final heats. With the top three competitors going through to the semi-finals it was Han Qiu (China) who topped heat one. Unsurprisingly in the more competitive heat Asian champion Chen Li-li topped the heat followed by Sasha Christian (SIN).
Jeanne Alfailakawi (KUW) was unfortunate just to miss out placing 4th in the heat but still stands a good chance of qualifying via the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ).
There are 6 Stops in Latin America Tour. Miami, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
US and International Skiers are welcome and encouraged to participate in any of the stops.
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You’ve seen the Sans Rival banners on the BOS homepage and you’ve read Horton’s debrief after his trip to Europe, but does anyone really know anything about this ski? How it feels? Who’s skiing on it? How to pronounce the name without sounding like you’re doing a bad Patrice Martin impersonation?
His name is Ty Oppenlander. He hails from Michigan, resides in Orlando and hangs out around the 8th spot on the IWSF ranking list. And he knows. Not only does he have the answers, but he was willing to take a second away from getting his MBA and building his real estate empire to chat with me about this mystery ski from Germany and share some other Ty insights.