The Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup series will celebrate the staging of its 30th Stop in the picturesque 1,000 year-old City of ChunCheon. This is located in the north east corner of South Korea and takes place on August 29th / 30th. This host City of the first ever World Leisure Games will welcome over 13,000 athletes from 50 countries, scheduled to compete in 15 different sports at this major international inaugural event.
ChunCheon City is also a perfect location for this 30th anniversary of the Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup. It is surrounded by lakes on the north, south and west boundaries and is home to five Universities. A very popular tourist area, it stages a wide variety of both Summer and Winter Festivals, including the Snow & Ice Festival in January. Temperatures at the end of August for the World Leisure Games are expected to be a comfortable 28-29C / 86-88Fh
The Korean Waterski and Wakeboard Association (KWWA) and the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) have worked closely for over a year on the preparations for this 30th World Cup Stop. As ChunCheon City is famous for its Watersports, Spas and Hot Springs, the arrival of the World Cup will add greatly to its range of attractions. This Stop will include Wakeboard, Waterski Jump and Waterski Shortboard, also known as Tricks. Only the highest IWWF ranked athletes are eligible to compete. At this time those who have qualified for entry include World Champions and World Record Holders. They represent 17 countries including Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Republic of South Africa, Russia, Singapore and USA. As the 30th World Cup Stop, it will highlight the success of a Series which has already brought the thrills of both Waterski and Wakeboard to large audiences in China, Egypt, France, Great Britain, Malaysia, Northern Ireland, Qatar, Russia - and now Korea. Already, the 2011 World Cup calendar is looking promising for the future of the Series. As for all 30 World Cup Stops to date, MasterCraft will again supply the sophisticated competition boats and technical support throughout the event.
With a combination of World Cup TV News Edits transmitted via Satellite and an edited World Cup TV show, the highlights of this ChunCheon City Stop on Uiam Lake will be distributed to over 500 million viewers following the event. The World Leisure Games will also be televised live throughout South Korea.
Details of the final list of international World Cup competitors will be released shortly.
Also featured throughout the event will be The Stars Of Florida - a spectacular Waterski Show. This will add further to the focus on this World Cup Stop in ChunCheon City.
For more information, please see : www.waterskiandwakeboardworldcup.com
Fresh on the heels of pulling the World Wakesurfing Championships, Centurion took another bold step in introducing a new 3 event boat, the Carbon Pro.
Fusing aerospace carbon construction in a vacuum technology process, the new Carbon Pro is as strong and light as it is strikingly beautiful. The actual carbon fiber construction is completely visible and forms the graphic in the side panel and deck. Itʼs a technology and performance story that truly separates Centurion from the pack.
Powered by PCMʼs state of the art power system, the Carbon Pro is expected to set new standards in performance and skiability. Developed with the input of some of the best minds and talent in the industry, thereʼs no question that the net result is on target. Early results confirm that the fresh thinking, a Centurion hallmark, is satisfying an anxious market.
Details about Centurionʼs Promo Program and pricing will be available shortly. Dealers will be able to see, drive and ski the new Carbon Pro at Surf Expo, September 10-12 in Orlando.
Fifty top skiers over the age of 35 from the United States, Canada and Europe will battle in a head to head water ski competition near Denver, Colorado on August 28th and 29th, 2010.
The second qualifier for the Big Dawg competition will be at Laku Landing in Windsor, Colorado and will feature Big Dawg skiers on Lake 1 in
addition to a class C slalom event for local Colorado Skiers and Big Dawg
contestant family members on Lake 2.
Laku Landing is a competition water ski site located in Windsor, Colorado, near
Fort Collins. Laku consists of two lakes, the first completed in 1991, the second in
1994. The property is run by the Laku Tournament Water Ski Association (LTWSA),
and is the host of several sanctioned tournaments a year.
Ben Favret, Dave Miller, Chet Raley, Todd Johnson, and Bruce Dodd are among the top skiers on the list competing at Laku for a chance at the finals for the $12,000 purse to be held at Isles of Hancock in Orlando, Florida on September 25th and 26th.
This June we set out on a mission to gather 5 Olympic snow skiers and put them head to head against 5 professional water skiers. The event consisted of 2 days at Mammoth Mountain California where the snow skiers showed the water skiers what was up then we hopped on private planes and headed out to Lake Cheyenne in central California. This event simply started to see if snow skiing and water skiing translated over to one another. What we found would shock all skiers involved. At the end of the 4 days we hopped private planes once again and had one of the most epic party nights ever in Manhattan Beach California. Here is the trailer to our upcoming movie…Enjoy! The full length film will be available at www.militiaclothing.com in the next couple of weeks.
Introducing the X7, a brand new D3 ski for 2011. The X5 was such a huge success we decided to give skiers looking for the “X5 feel” a new ride to take their skiing to the next level. If you have tried the new breed of faster skis and just cant find the stability and predictability you are seeking the new X7 is the “answer”. Also available in a softer flexing version called the X7 Pearl.
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For all the 411 on the new X7 go to d3skis.com
The 2010 Nationals made history for several reasons. The host Club, County Down's Lough Aghery Waterski Club were relieved to have great water conditions and some sunshine for the weekend. All were delighted to see both Jack and Janet Maxwell in the spectators area again as they have not missed a Nationals for 27 years !
The two outstanding achievements on the water also involved big numbers. On arrival, Barry Galvin of Cork Power Boat & Waterski Club must have wondered if he was hoping for too much to take his 24th consecutive National Overall Waterski title - a feat never achieved anywhere in the world. To do this, his combined scores in Slalom, Tricks and Jump, had to beat all other contenders. As it turned out, he somehow outpointed all athletes once again. This was an outstanding achievement. His 24th consecutive Overall title is certainly Guinness Book of Records stuff !
EL JEBEL, Colorado — Tucked snugly behind a wall of trees just off Highway 82 in El Jebel sits one of the Roaring Fork Valley's better-kept secrets — Kodiak Ski Lake.
The brainchild of valley developer Ace Lane is one of just a handful of private water ski lakes in western Colorado.
“I'd heard of a guy in California who'd done something similar to this,” said Lane, sitting lakeside on a warm summer afternoon. “I thought there would be a fun need to do something like this in the valley. A lot of people wanted this activity, so we worked on it.”
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|Open Women Slalom||Open Men Slalom|
|Caroline Cooper||Tyler Lorenz|
|Randolph Cooper||Mike Kusiak|
|Michaela Cooper||Wade Williams|
|Shannon Strickland||Seth Stisher|
|Caroline Hensley||Brian Moore|
|Jenna Mielzynski||Jason Seels|
|Rhoni Barton Bischoff||Austin Abel|
|Jill Knutson||Tom Henderson|
|Kate Adriaensen||Corey Humburg|
|Breanne Dodd||Daniel Odvarko|
|April Coble Eller||David Miller|
|Karina Nowlan||Jeff Rodgers|
|Anais Amade||Cale Burdick|
|Whitney McClintock||Brooks Wilson|
|Karen Truelove Kreuger||Sacha Descuns|
|Regina Jaquess(16)||Tom Brantley|
|Open Men Jump||Nate Smith|
|Tyler Lorenz||Ty Oppenlander|
|Treece Barringer||Jon Travers|
|Kole Magnowski||Marcus Brown|
|Brian Kinney||Jodi Fisher|
|Mark Lane||Jamie Beauchesne|
|Rodrigo Miranda||Thomas Degasperi|
|Zack Worden||Nick Parsons|
|Scot Ellis||Aaron Larkin|
|Jason Seels||Chris Rossi|
|Ryan Dodd||Will Asher|
|Damien Sharman||Chris Parrish|
|Freddy Krueger (12)|
2010 has been an incredible spring and summer with more great guests and memories than we could imagine! Time has passed so quickly, that here we are it's the first of August and there are only 3 more months left in our 2010 season! We have been so busy with all of our guests there just has not been enough hours in the days to get our blog posts out! We finally did it...another awesome lesson from Terry a relevent pro skier and coach(and now neighbor) that spends everyday thinking about our sport and ways to improve his water skiing and ours! Those of you who have been here know exactly what I'm taking about...
MISHAWAKA — Jared Sharkey, 19, of Mishawaka has 10 Indiana state water skiing titles and holds three state records. He is presently ranked #1 in the state and #11 in the country in trick skiing.
"Jared has the desire," said his father, Randy. "And desire outweighs talent any day of the week."
And Jared is a very talented water skier. But all of his success didn't just happen. Jared was groomed for greatness. Randy started him on skis at the age of three.
"Just him holding me," Jared said. "Eventually he got me worked out to the back of the boat. And if you look at the pictures, you can see me crying back there. I did not like it at first. But as you can see now, I'm kind of into it."
"I wasn't sure they were going to like it," Randy said, "but I was sure hoping they were going to like it."