TonyLightfoot Posted May 16, 2012 Share Posted May 16, 2012 There was quite a bit of buzz created with the media announcement of Soaked, a new pro water ski festival to take place September 7 and 8. There's going to be quite a bit of money at stake (around $100K) for the athletes, but the best part is the venue - Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando, which will see pro water skiing make its return after a near three-decade absence. The website is up and running at http://www.soakedorlando.com and so are their Facebook and Twitter presences. Local TV stations in the area were there to capture the action during the media day, which included Freddy and Tom hitting the ramp and Breanne taking a few slalom swerves. Much of the footage used on their newscasts can be found at this playlist: One of the clips includes an archive from WFTV of the last time pro water skiing appeared on Lake Eola: That clip brings home how much the sport has changed since 1986. The opening shot of Carl Roberge jumping with the Yamaha-Powered MasterCraft OB, hand-driven to RTB rules is priceless. This event is certainly a much-needed shot in the arm for the sport and I for one will be looking forward to it. Tony Lightfoot Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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