Brent: When you are at the lake with Deena and the kids, do they act like you don't know what you are talking about?
Andy: Deena knows what I talking about. My daughter is a teenager, so is it not true that at that age, no parent knows what they are talking about???
Brent: Horton wants to know, is Adam Cord the funniest looking engineer in the history of O'Brien?
Andy: All engineers are funny looking. Adam is VERY good at the engineer code for " I don't know about that yet", which is HMMMMM!!!
Brent:What is you best trick score?
Andy:8110. NO flips
Brent:Can you run 41 on a trick ski? (20 mph)
Brent:Have you ever skied behind a truck or horse? Andy:
Andy: I love lots of horsepower!
Brent:Do you get spray leg? If so, what do you do about it?
Andy:Yes. I don't ski enough to get it toughened up anymore. I tough it out. I WILL NOT WEAR A SPRAY LEG. Patrice Martin wore a spray leg!!!
Brent: Have you ever gotten highlights in your hair?
Andy: The older I get, the more I have. They are a nice shade of grey.
Brent: Is it true that O'Brien skis make the best spray?
Andy: Of course, especially when I was 219 lbs!!!
Brent: What is more important: spray height or total volume?
Andy: Volume always
FOR MOST people, 70th birthday celebrations are quite a muted affair.
However, for one Gloucester pensioner, a quick spin around a lake near Cirencester on water skis sounded a much better option.
Super-fit Kevan Price, of Hempsted Lane in Gloucester, took to the water alongside two generations of his family.
The retired surveyor, who will be 70 on September 22, said: "It's great fun. Physically it's not too hard but I do need a longer rest in the boat before going out again."
ST. LOUIS — Canada won the under-17 division at the Can Am water-skiing championships Sunday and nearly upset the U.S. in the under-21 class.
The under-17 team of Taryn Grant of Winnipeg, Chantal Singer of Toronto, Valerie Grenier of St. Isidore, Que., and Jaret Bull of North Bay, Ont., compiled 7,416 points while the U.S. earned 6,922."This tournament has always been a great introduction for our skiers to international competition," said Canadian coach Steve Bush. "The U.S. has the most powerful junior program in the world and to beat their top squad was a thrill for our kids."
SEGRATE, Italy - Pierre Plouffe of Mont-Tremblant, Que., won the gold medal in tricks and overall and added a bronze in jump in the 55-and-over division at the world masters water-skiing championships.
Plouffe, the Canadian coach of the year in 1988 and a member of the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame, scored 808.70 points in trick and 2,525.27 points in the overall standings to finish more than 400 points ahead of runner-up Ham Wallace of the U.S.
Plouffe soared 36.5 metres in jump. Ham took the gold at 38.5, while Wolfgang Senge of Germany was second.
Todd Johnson of Calgary added a victory for Canada in the 35-and-over slalom event. Johnson Drew Ross of Belleville, Ont., was sixth.
David Miller of Vancouver took silver in the 45-and-over slalom behind gold medallist Chet Raley of the U.S.
POLK CITY, Fla. – The U.S. 35+ Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal and 17 U.S. water ski athletes combined to win 30 individual medals in respective events at the 2010 World 35+ Water Ski Championships, Sept. 7-11, in Segrate, Italy. The United States tallied 10,283.05 points in winning the gold medal at the biennial event. Great Britain earned the silver medal with 8,788.28 points and Germany earned the bronze medal with 8,335.69 points.
Athletes and teams from 34 countries competed in the five-day event as the world team title and world individual titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall were at stake.
Members of the U.S. World 35+ World Water Ski Team were: Janie Fausold (Pleasant Grove, Calif.), Women 55+; Leza Harrison (Chuluota, Fla.), Women 55+; Mary Koenig (Waterford, Mich.), Women 45-54; Connie Morris (San Diego, Calif.), Women 45-54; Lisa Lamb (East Troy, Wis.), Women 35-44; Ham Wallace (Nashville, Tenn.), Men 55+; Tommy Newman (McDonald, Tenn.), Men 45-54; and Marc Shaw (Orlando, Fla.), Men 35-44.
Police said the 11-year-old died yesterday at West Middlesex Hospital after she was seriously hurt at the Princes Club in Bedfont, about 29km west of London.
It was understood that the girl, named by the club as Marie-Simone Cronje, was on an inflatable and being towed by a boat when she fell off and was struck by the same vessel, Sky News said.
"Princes Sporting Club and everyone associated with it is devastated by the accident. At this terrible time, our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Marie-Simone Cronje's family and friends," the centre said in a statement.
An autopsy will be carried out, a spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police said
By Katie Cassidy of Sky News in London
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/arrest-after-girl-11-dies-in-accident-at-uk-water-skiing-centre/story-e6frfku0-1225920199077#ixzz0wSKJESJ1
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|2||Krueger Freddy||USA||Ope M||68,6m||64,6m|
|3||Sharman Damien||GBR||Ope M||59,9m||64,6m|
|4||Morozov Igor||RUS||Ope M||62,9m||64,5m|
|5||Seels Jason||GBR||Ope M||66,1m||63,9m|
|6||Magnowski Kole||CAN||Ope M||60,6m||61,9m|
|7||Ryanzin Vladimir||RUS||Ope M||59,9m||61,1m|
|8||Ballon Pierre||FRA||Ope M||51,2m||51,6m|
|1||Parsons Nick||USA||Ope M||5,00/58/10.75||4,50/58/10.75|
|2||Degasperi Thomas||ITA||Ope M||5,00/58/10.75||4,00/58/10.75|
|3||Travers Jonathan||USA||Ope M||1,50/58/10.75||3,50/58/10.75|
|4||Rossi Christopher||USA||Ope M||5,00/58/11.25||3,00/58/10.75|
|5||Asher William||GBR||Ope M||0,00/58/10.25||2,50/58/10.75|
|6||Larkin Aaron||NZL||Ope M||4,00/58/11.25||2,00/58/10.75|
|7||Campbell Glenn||GBR||Ope M||5,00/58/11.25||3,00/58/11.25|
|8||Susi Billy||USA||Ope M||4,00/58/11.25||2,50/58/11.25|
|9||Faisy Jean Baptiste||FRA||Ope M||3,50/58/11.25|
|10||Morozov Igor||RUS||Ope M||1,00/58/11.25|
|11||Allais Carlo||ITA||Ope M||0,50/58/11.25|
|12||Seels Jason||GBR||Ope M||4,50/58/12.00|
|1||Beliakou Herman||BLR||Ope M||10510||11490|
|2||Le Forestier Nicolas||FRA||Ope M||10470||11450|
|3||Poteau Alexandre||FRA||Ope M||10770||11420|
|4||Zharnasek Aliaksei||BLR||Ope M||11720||10220|
|5||Ballon Pierre||FRA||Ope M||8690||10220|
|6||Fortamps Olivier||BEL||Ope M||10910||10050|
|7||Dodd Ryan||CAN||Ope M||9160||9740|
|8||Desboyaux Franck||FRA||Ope M||7600||8200|
More than thirty years after The Fonz' infamous water ski trick on Happy Days, the phrase "jump the shark" is among the most dreaded to hear in the TV industry.
But back in 1977, series writers including Fred Fox Jr. simply thought the stunt would be a good way to utilize actor Henry Winkler's real-life water ski skills.
Although Fox doesn't remember who specifically penned the moment, "what I definitely remember is that no one protested vehemently; not one of us said, 'Fonzie, jump a shark? Are you out of your mind,'" he wrote in The Los Angeles Times.
The moment has since gone on to join the pop cultural zeitgeist -- and put a name to some of TV's worst moments (see Felicity's haircut and Roseanne's lottery win ). Fox still contends Happy Days was far from past its prime when The Fonz jumped the shark.
"All successful shows eventually start to decline, but this was not Happy Days' time. Consider: It was the 91st episode and the fifth season," Fox wrote. "If this was really the beginning of a downward spiral, why did the show stay on the air for six more seasons and shoot an additional 164 episodes? Why did we rank among the Top 25 in five of those six seasons?"
Fox is still surprised by the phrase's staying power. "It is unfathomable to me that the shark still has its bite. But so does our show."
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