A new winter waterski video, it was shot on December 13th with an air temp of 20f just before a snow storm.
Data was aggregated and resorted from the IWSF World Standings List
|Name||DOB||Country||Average of 2 high scores|
|MILLER David||1961||CAN||69.25 (3.25 @10.25m)|
|FAVRET Ben||1965||USA||69.25 (3.25 @10.25m)|
|MIERMONT Stephane||1970||FRA||69.00 (3.00 @10.25m)|
|MALHOMME Thierry||1957||FRA||69.00 (3.00 @10.25m)|
|LEACH Jay||1970||USA||68.75 (2.75 @10.25m)|
The whole list here http://ballofspray.com/55k-list
Preliminary World Rankings List Available The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation's preliminary world rankings' list for the period Nov. 1, 2008 through Oct. 31, 2009 is now available. The list incorporates for the first time ranking lists for the 35+, 45+, and 55+ age divisions. As data for these divisions is only initially available for the period of May 1, 2009 to October 31, 2009, these lists will remain unofficial until a year's worth of results are incorporated in the May 2010 list, which will cover the period May 1, 2009 through April 30, 2010. To view the rankings, click here. This begins the 30-day correction period. From USAWaterSki.org
Below are the #1 Skers in the world as of 1/8/10
|Mens||PARRISH Chris||LE FORESTIER Nicolas||KRUEGER Freddy||JULIO Javier|
|Women||JAQUESS Regina||BERDNIKAVA Natallia||FLADBORG June||JAQUESS Regina|
|Junior Men||DESCUNS Sacha||KOLMAN Martin||MEJIA Alberto||KOLMAN Martin|
|Junior Women||CARTER Brie||CAMBRAY Iris||MORGAN Lauren||CAMBRAY Iris|
|U21 Women||MCCLINTOCK Whitney||MCCLINTOCK Whitney||LAURETANO Alex||MCCLINTOCK Whitney|
|U21 Men||DESCUNS Sacha||BELIAKOU Herman||WORDEN Zack||WORDEN Zack|
|35+ Women||TRUELOVE Karen||BARTON BISCHOFF Rhoni||BALDWIN Brenda||THOMSEN Elena|
|35+ Men||MIERMONT Stephane||LE FORESTIER Nicolas||SHAW Marc||SHAW Marc|
|45+ Women||LEACHMAN Jennifer||BACHMEIER Janice||KOENIG Mary||SHEDD Philippa|
|45+ Men||MILLER David||PICKOS Cory||CARDER John||KOOT Francis|
|55+ Women||SHEALY Deana||NICHOLS Kay||HARRISON Leza||HUELLER Gabriele|
|55+ Men||HICKEY Ed||LEE Eric||DEES Frankie||DEES Frankie|
The whole list http://www.iwsf.com/wrl_1009/
TOURNAMENT SKIERS OF THE YEAR 2009
FEMALE SKIER Whitney McClintock – Canada
Whitney had the unique accomplishment of being the World Champion in both the U21Championships and the Open World Championships in Overall, Slalom, and Tricks. Her list of tournament podium placements is unparalleled in recent times:
2009 World Champion Women Overall 2009 World Champion Women Slalom
2009 World Champion Women Tricks 2009 World U21 Champion Women Overall
2009 World U21 Champion Women Slalom
2009 World U21 Champion Women Tricks
2009 World U21 Championships Women Jump Silver Medal
2009 Masters Champion Women Tricks2009 Masters Women Slalom 3rd Place
2009 Malibu Pro Ski Tour Abbotsford Women Slalom Champion
MALE SKIER Javier Julio – Argentina
Javier has always been an outstanding Overall skier and 2009 was the year he finally achievedhis crowning accomplishment of being World Overall Champion. In 2009 Javier also won allevent titles and overall at the 2009 Latin American Championships and is the reigning PanAmerican Overall and slalom champion.Javier is one of only 3 skiers to be on all three Elite Ranking Lists, another rareaccomplishment. Source:iwsf.com
Denmark’s June Fladborg has hit the headlines more than many World Cup Athletes – and all for good reasons. Finishing as the 2009 World Cup Season Jump Champion, this Sports Nutritionist also took the 2009 Moomba Masters and US Masters Jump titles plus the World Cup Jump titles in Dubna, Russia and Putrajaya Malaysia this year. Last August Denmark’s National Newspapers featured June and HRH Prince Frederik keeping photographers very busy on the podium at the Europe Africa Middle East Waterski Championships (EAME) in Vallensbaek ! The Crown Prince also happens to be a highly competent Slalom Skier and was a very popular guest at the EAME Championships.
Thanks to CBR for telling us about this
Story stolen from TheProSkiTour.com
USA Water Ski announced today that Executive Director Steve Locke has submitted his resignation, effective Jan. 1. Locke, who has served as executive director of the world's largest water ski federation for the past two years, has accepted the position of executive director at USA Field Hockey in Colorado Springs, Colo.
"USA Water Ski is a dynamic sports organization, and I am quite grateful for the vast amount of experience and friendships I have gained over the past two years," Locke said. "The organization will continue to be vibrant due to the high level of competence of the USA Water Ski staff. They are just the greatest and USA Water Ski will continue to roll on upwardly."
Locke submitted his resignation to USA Water Ski President Jim Grew and the USA Water Ski board of directors. Grew has appointed Jeff Smith, a member of the American Water Ski Association’s board of directors, to chair a five-person national search committee to find a replacement.
IWWF Tournament Council approves Natalia Berdnikova's score of 9080 as the new World Record in tricks
Lived to see 40
Family is all healthy
My mother loves me the most
Have a job
Have a 3 legged cat that loves me
Have a 4 legged cat the endures me
Have a couple of dogs that would take a bullet for me
Mostly I am grateful that I found a woman that loves me and married me
This video was taken last week down in Acapulco, Mexico at Gordon Rathburn's ski school...Enjoy!
Location- Orlando Florida
Ski School- Lucky Lowe’s
Cost -$60 a set
Able to stay in bunk house at no additional cost.
Hot tub at the end of the dock .
3 courses & 1 jump
Lake can be affected by winds.
I have been to Lucky’s twice & We had him come & coach a group of us @ a friends site in New York once this summer. He has an amazing knack of picking out what needs to be changed.
Skied with him at Lake Alfred 3 weeks ago with my wife & daughter & the both had a great time & Lucky was really helpful with them, We would all go back in a flash.
I asked a friend the does & don’t’s before skiing with Lucky last January & it served me really well, here it is.
Do's and Don'ts:
Do start donning your gear if you are next to go when Lucky takes the person before you out. Be ready and at the end of the dock as soon as possible. You never know when lucky will point the boat for shore and he wants the next person at the end of the dock all ready to go.
Be patient while he is speaking. He takes a while to get things out and may rephrase things because sometimes he is hard to understand???
Don't miss instruction. If you are not certain what he wants you to do ask again to be sure. He will have you start at ball one or ball two or go before ball one or go before all the balls so listen and don't screw up.
This may shorten your session.
Do your best to make the change he is asking you to make. He wont get mad if you try, but if you do the same thing he just got done telling you to dodifferent he may shorten your session.
Lucky wants to feel like he is coaching you. He wants to see you change something. He is not concerned that you run a PB but that you have keys to learn to know when you are doing things right and wrong.
He is a complex guy but overall tons of fun if you know his temperament may be fiery but he gets over it quick. Besides, we are making his winter
season with seven guys. He is bound to be in a good mood.
I will be giving away RadaR gear, memorabilia from pro skiers, coaching sessions at my school in Clermont and the grand prize is a signed 2010 RadaR Theory with double Vector boots. Here’s how it works… you MUST be following me to be eligible. I will start by giving away some of the smaller prizes. I will tweet either a code or a question and the first one of my followers to tweet @swini_skis and the correct answer will be the winner. I will be giving the ski away sometime during the day on Dec. 15th so keep watching. All prizes will be shipped free of charge within the continental US. Any winner outside of the US will be responsible for the cost of shipping and any other charges that may apply to get it to your location. Hope you guys enjoy this contest and have all your friends follow me on twitter….the more eyes watching the better chance you have of getting the swag!