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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.
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Video by Adam Cord / O’Brien Elite
(Abbotsford, BC, Canada) – The World’s top water skiers and jumpers will gather in Abbotsford, British Columbia September 18 – 19, 2009 to lean towards greatness behind a Malibu Response LXi. The Fraser Valley Water Ski Club is offering their man-made lake in Albert Dyck Park as the springboard to World Records. With this unique facility and the right water conditions, anything can happen. Join FVWSC, Pro Slalom Events LLC and Malibu Boats for an excellent couple days of Pro slalom skiing and jumping in the water ski capitol of Canada.
Top Men’s Professional Slalom Skiers slated to attend the last stop on the Pro Water Ski Tour include World Champion Team Malibu Skier Will Asher, World Record holder Chris Parrish, Jamie Beauchesne and a large field of international competitors. The Slalom portion of this event will consist of 2 record-capable qualifying rounds. The top 8 will emerge from qualifying to participate in an exciting head to head final. Qualifying will take place on Friday, September 18, 2009 with the finals following on Saturday the 19th at 1:30pm.
The high-flying Professional Men’s Extreme Jumpers showing up in Abbotsford will include Freddy Krueger, Jaret Llewellyn, Ryan Dodd and more. The best in the World will be present to hurl themselves toward the World Record and to a top podium finish. Krueger currently holds the world record with an unbelievable 247 ft. mark. The first round of Jump qualifying will commence on Friday, September 18, 2009 in the afternoon, followed by the second round on Saturday morning. Finals will take place Saturday afternoon at 3:00pm and be conducted in a new and exciting head to head format.
Lani Farmer, Malibu Boats Team and Event Director, commented on Malibu Boats support of the 2009 Pro Ski Tour. “Our support of water sports is not dictated by simple trend. Events like the Pro Ski Tour give us the ability to help promote the passions and lifestyle of our diverse group of owners.” Farmer continued, “This is why we chose to title sponsor the Pro Ski Tour.”
For the first time in history a Wakeski event was held this past weekend, September 5th, 2009 and from all who participated, it was a huge success! The event covered both Wake and Cable riding and was held at the world renowned OWC in Orlando, Florida. The Inaugural Wakeski Open was held by a co-op from the event sponsors: HO Wakeskis, Stereo Wakeskis, the Orlando Watersports Complex and Performance Ski & Surf.