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    http://www.iwsf.com/dbheadlines/headlinephotos/sm_Poster A1-WC09_1_resized1.jpgPutrajaya World Cup site is ready for the final Stop of 2009
    The world’s top Waterski athletes from 15 countries are now converging on Kuala Lumpur’s International Airport for the short ride to Putrajaya. This will be the 29th World Cup Stop in the series. The Timetable and Webcast details for this last Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup Stop of the season have been released today. Both the Putrajaya Stop and overall World Cup season winners will be crowned at this beautiful tropical venue next Sunday evening immediately following the November 7/8 competition.
    Putrajaya Corporation and the Malaysian Waterski Federation have provided some of the most attractive site facilities in the world at the Watersports Complex. Towering above the Waterski arena is the distinctive four storey all-glass Media and Judging tower. This will house the RTM TV cameras for national broadcasts, the World Cup Webcast Studio for global transmissions, the World Cup TV team plus the Judges and Officials. The World Cup TV Team will distribute a short TV News edit feature to 300 million viewers by Satellite on Sunday evening. This will be followed by a full edited TV show which will be distributed to 200 million viewers the following week.

    (Local Time)
    Saturday, 7th November
    11.00am Women Slalom
    12.00 Noon Men Slalom
    1.30pm Women Shortboard
    2.45pm Men Shortboard
    4.00pm Women Jump
    5.00pm Men Jump
    Sunday, 8th November
    11.45am – 12.00 noon Performance by artistes
    12.00 Noon – Women Slalom Final
    12.40pm – Men Slalom Final
    2.00pm – 2.15pm Performance by artistes
    2.30pm – Women Shortboard Final
    3.00 pm – Men Shortboard Final
    3.45pm – Women Jump Final
    4.15pm – Men Jump Final
    5.15 pm – 5.45pm Performance by artistes
    5.45 pm – Putrajaya Waterski World Cup Prize Presentation

    Jaret Llewellyns Jump Crash from the IWSF World Cup 2009 in Dubna Russia. During a jump off against fellow Canadian Ryan Dodd, to decide first place in the opening world cup round.

    What is ramp angle and why should it concern you?... Ramp angle is the angle between your heel and forefoot which is determined by your ski boots and your bindings. It has a direct relationship to your fore / aft plane of balance. Increasing or decreasing this angle moves your center of mass forward or aft over the skis. Contrary to common belief changing the forward lean angle on your boot will not have the same effect, What is the correct degree? How does your equipment affect this angle? What are the symptoms of too little or too much ramp angle? If you are not aware of all the factors that affect fore and aft balance over your skis and how to change them, you are probably not at the optimum angle and not skiing to your potential. The following will help clarify all factors that affect ramp angle related to skiing and how to find the optimum angle for your own skiing.

    Karina Nowlan Interview

    Current women's slalom co-world record holder Karina Nowlan took some time from her globe trotting schedule to answer a few questions for BallOfSpray.

    Dr. Jack Horton Interview

    A few months before I was born in 1968, my father Dr. Jack Horton began pumping water in the first ever purpose-built tournament water ski lake. In early 1969, he and Bob Barton took the inaugural ski rides at Horton Lake. Now, 40 years later, I asked my father about the early days. 

    Most slalom skiers have heard the term “handle control” thrown around, but there is frequent misunderstanding, or sometimes a complete lack of understanding, about what handle control really is and why it is important. I will attempt to explain my views on handle control and why I believe it is the single most important aspect of short line slalom skiing.

    I received the below email today. Attached are early fin setting instructions that look to have been typed by Kris LaPoint. If you are a waterski history fan, this is pretty cool stuff.

    I was going through a bunch of old ski stuff and came across this. Don't know where it came from, but it's kinda cool to look back at. What a simple time. Now you see how I used that ruler on my swiss army knife to set depth and tail when I was back at Cory's.

    Basic Relaxed Position

    In this time when new techniques and styles are evolving, I think some skiers lose sight of the core fundamentals of body position and technique. To become a more accomplished skier is to master the fundamentals and then find the refinements that will take you to the next level. Below is a look at one of the most fundamental building blocks of proper skiing.

    Your Ski is a Lever - 2004

    “Your Ski is a Lever” is an article that I wrote in 2004. Since then some of my thinking as evolved but the basic concepts have not changed.

    Adam Cord Interview 2008

    For the first installment of the BallOfSpray interview series I asked Adam Cord if he would allow me to pepper him with a few questions.

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