Chris Parrish is synonymous with slalom ski excellence. For those who have seen him ski, his powerful yet fluid position is something to try and emulate. His 6’5” frame gained him the nickname “The Tower” that has followed Chris through his career. CP counts 3 World slalom Records, 5 Moomba Masters Titles, 2 US Open Titles, 2 US Masters Titles and many more titles and records as his major ski accomplishments. For those who have met him though, intimidating is not at all the correct word to describe Chris Parrish. He’s lighthearted, fun loving & funny. Devastated by major neck injuries and the loss of Andy Mapple in 2014, Chris stepped away from the pro ski scene for a while. After a few years away and surgeries to repair his injuries, Chris is back. Although still competitive on the pro tour, CP now relishes his time skiing with friends and students and especially his time training at his stomping grounds on Lake Pickett with his lifelong ski buddy, his dad.

Chris’s now looks for a ski that provides more balance, speed, and efficiency to supplement his extra-large stature to make things easier and less taxing on his body. Now in its 2nd generation(Mark II), with Chris’s feedback we’ve further developed the rocker, bevels, and width properties of the Omega Max.

Now offered in 65”, 66”, 67” * 68” sizes and 2 builds(Syndicate Construction & Carbon Construction), this wider variant of the Omega program provides the acceleration from turn to wakes allowing for the early, tight line skiing skiers’ dream of.

Results already coming in:

Elisha Nelson got dialed in on Women’s Carbon Omega Max quickly, taking one of the first skis out of the mold and setting a new A2 world record of 1.5@32mph at the California Pro-Am.

Chris Parrish has returned to the pro scene in pro form. He ran 2@41’off at 36mph in the Hilltop Pro-Am, demonstrating that the Omega Max Mark II is not only great at slower speeds like 28-32mph, it rips at 34 & 36mph too!

 

Now live on the 2022 HOSports.com website and hitting stores soon, learn more about the Omega Max program, find out why it may be right for you to elevate your own skiing!

Syndicate Omega Max: https://www.hosports.com/product/waterskis-syndicate-omega-max

2022 HO/Syndicate Waterski Line: https://www.hosports.com/waterskis

2022 V 65in top

Made in the USA, the Carbon V features Skelecore, our advanced core shaping technique that reduces overall core mass, allowing the fibers of the ski to react quicker and more naturally. The V is incredibly responsive and nimble ski features a hybrid tip and V-Tech to optimize the ski connection with the water. Also made in the USA, the V features the same advanced slalom geometries and base features but with a closed cell polyurethane core. For 2022 we added VersaTail to the V and Carbon V giving skiers the ability to alter the geometry and fine tune the ski to their preferences. Both skis will include the stock, square, round tail blocks.

 

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VersaTail (patent pending) is the first and only interchangeable tail system. In the past, subtle tweaks in ski geometry and construction are all that has differentiated the myriad of options available. This revolutionary design gives skiers the ability to alter the geometry and fine tune the ski to their preferences. Changing these tail blocks will alter the flow of water off the tail of the ski, taking a step beyond the standard fin and binding position adjustments. If you find yourself in a different water temperature simply try another shape to get your tail higher or lower in the water.

Stock - Designed to offer a balanced tail depth through the turn and across the wake.

Square - A square tail shape that adds lift, support, and provides a clean release of water for speed.

Round - The round tail lets the ski sit deeper in the water into the turn, adding control at higher speeds for quicker turns and reduced tail blow out

Round to Square - Allows the ski to ride deeper in the water on left turns and provides more tip pressure on right hand turns. This may benefit the skier on their onside and offside turns depending on their strength and style.

Square to Round - Allows the ski to ride deeper in the water on right turns and provides more tip pressure on left hand turns. This may benefit the skier on their onside and offside turns depending on their strength and style.

 

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AWSA

The American Water Ski Association's National Junior Development Committee is holding an online auction in conjunction with the 79th GOODE Water Ski National Championships. The auction runs Aug. 4-12 and features items from GOODE, Connelly, D3, HO, Radar, Coble Ski School, Ski Fluid, Travers Water Ski School, Corey Vaughn Water Ski Coach (Peace Love and Water Skiing), USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, and more.  Click here to bid on items and support national junior development. 

The funds raised from this auction will benefit the programs and awards of AWSA National Junior Development. This includes the National Junior Team, All-Stars, National and Most Improved Awards, and the Junior Banquet at Nationals. The auction runs from noon (CDT) on Aug. 4 until 8:00 p.m. (CDT) on Aug. 12. It is online  only this year.

The American Water Ski Association’s Junior Development Program is a nationwide program for water ski athletes of all levels under the age of 18. The goals of the program are to attract new junior skiers, promote junior skiers and provide junior skiers with opportunities for assistance in improving their skiing skills. These goals are accomplished through various clinics and activities. Some clinics are for the beginner skier who wants to become a competitive skier, while other clinics are designed for the skiers who want to perfect their skiing expertise to reach a higher level of competitive skiing. The program also provides awards to junior skiers for their participation, as well as news articles in The Water Skier, which promotes junior skiers’ accomplishments.

The Junior Development Program has different teams for the many levels of skiing. Each of the five regions supports a team and from these teams, an All-Star Team is chosen each year for competition at the GOODE Water Ski National Championships. There also is a National Junior Team, which is chosen through the skier’s placement on the National Rankings List.

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2022 Radar Vapor

The Vapor reigns supreme when it comes to feel on the water. For 2022, we created a ski that feels truly automatic in the turns. Simply ride the line out to apex, release a hand, turn, and off you go to the other side. The ski can be turned from any position and has led skiers to say there’s no sweet spot, rather an infinite area to make incredibly tight turns. More side-to-side power combined with these automatic turns yields a softer, more flowy overall feel than any ski we’ve produced to date. The balance this ski creates allows a skier to make mistakes yet still move the ski underneath them to maintain speed and direction. This entirely new shape for 2022 will have you running earlier lines than you ever imagined; just rip and repeat.
 
We will release 66” and 67” Vapors first with all sizes to come this fall. For all details please go to radarskis.com/2022vapor
 

FENTON, MI., July 20, 2021 - Action Water Sports is proud to announce the charity auction of a one-of-a-kind MasterCraft ProStar to celebrate 50 years of partnership at its Fenton location. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

The auction opens on July 20th and closes end-of-day on August 4th. Anyone can participate and for more information on auction details, visit: actionwater.com/prostar-auction/

The check presentation to St. Jude will take place on August 5th at the Action Water Sports of Fenton anniversary party. The anniversary party will feature live music, food and drinks. The party is scheduled for 5:00pm - 9:00pm at 8051 Old US-23, Fenton, MI 48430. 

 “Our mission at Action Water Sports is to bring families together on the water,” said Gregg Rising, General Manager at Action Water Sports. “When looking for someone to partner with to celebrate 50 years of business with MasterCraft, we wanted one that embodied family support and while we are bringing families together, St. Jude is keeping families together.”

The custom 2021 ProStar celebrates a 50-year partnership between MasterCraft and Action Water Sports. It is retrofitted with old-school stars and stripes to create an iconic look. In addition to all of the standard features of a 2021 ProStar, this one-of-a-kind ski boat also features a custom fiberglass bow cover, tandem trailer, 6.2L Ilmor engine, and gel coating.

St Jude’s is a worldwide leader in research, prevention, and treatment of catastrophic children’s diseases. Together, the two organizations found similarities in their mission. 

“We’re all in this fight together against childhood cancer, and partnerships like this ultimately help us save lives,” said Megan Holt, Regional Manager at St. Jude. “We are truly grateful for the opportunity to partner together, to have some fun, to auction off an amazing boat, and save lives.”

For more information and how to bid, visit actionwater.com/prostar-auction.

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About Action Water Sports

Action Water Sports is a premier MasterCraft Boat Company and Crest Pontoons dealership specializing in sales, service, and the Midwest’s largest water sports proshop. With four locations in Michigan and Florida, Action Water Sports strives to set the bar for excellence for service within the Metro Detroit boating community. They are recognized as a top dealer in the nation for MasterCraft boats and voted by Boating Industry as a Top 100 Dealer in the nation. For more information, visit www.actionwater.com. 

About MasterCraft

MasterCraft is a world-renowned innovator, designer, manufacturer, and marketer of premium performance sport boats. Founded in 1968, MasterCraft has cultivated its iconic brand image through a rich history of industry-leading innovation, and more than five decades after the original MasterCraft made its debut, the company’s goal remains the same—to continue building the world’s best ski, wakeboard, wake surf, and luxury performance powerboats. For more information, visit www.mastercraft.com.

 

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THE U.S. OPEN IS BACK...AND IT'S BACK AT THE US NATIONALS...The US Open is one of water skiing's most prestigious major events.  The Morilee U.S. Open presented by OJ Props is the second-largest cash prize purse of the 2021 season, and one of only 2 pro events to feature all 3 water ski disciplines for both genders including the only overall cash event of the season.  This event is sure to bring huge crowds and the top athletes in the world.

Waters Edge, south of the city of Chicago, will host the 24th U.S. Open.  We are excited to bring the event back after 5 years but even more excited to be bringing the U.S. Open back to the U.S. GOODE Nationals for the first time in 2 decades!  An event many water ski enthusiasts have missed watching during their nationals competition.

The world's top water ski athletes will compete for U.S. Open titles in slalom, tricks, jumping, and overall during the two-day tournament.

The 24th U.S. Open will feature $78,000 in cash purse.  With $12,000 in both men and women slalom, trick, and jump, and $3,000 in both men and women overall. Preliminary rounds start Thursday, August 12th, and the finals Friday, August 13th from 5 pm-10 pm, including Men's Jump under the lights.

Don't miss it! Free admission, music, food, beer trucks, and all the pro waterski action you could want.

https://usopenofwaterskiing.com/ 

 

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When we first conceived the idea of Denali almost 10 years ago, we did not know where it would take us. We started with an idea that if we could figure out how to iterate our ski design ideas quickly (in terms of days or weeks), that we could leapfrog an industry that iterates slowly (in terms of months or years). That led us to build our first CNC mill on a shoestring budget that was just big enough to cut a mold, and to figure out what materials were cheap and would work well enough to make prototype ski molds. The first ski was Version 1.0, and it was based on a modified Sixam we had hand shaped. Since then, we have tested theory after theory by cutting more than 60 prototype molds.

We weren’t really sure where all this iteration would take us, but we bet that having the ability to design and test ideas quickly would lead us to something better than what other ski manufacturers had to offer. We looked everywhere we could think of for inspiration: race boats, surfboards, fighter jets, sailboats, snow skis, submarines, rockets...the list continues to grow. We tried some really out of the box ideas in those early days, with some skis being unbelievably bad, and others surprisingly good. The important thing then was that we were learning as we went, and the skis started getting better and better.

2021 HILLTOP proam 6th

HO Sports is pleased to announce the 6th annual Syndicate Hilltop Pro-Am Water Ski tournament in Arlington, Washington, August 21st and 22nd, 2021. 

The top professional slalom skiers in the world will compete alongside aspiring junior and local amateur skiers, combining the family-friendly atmosphere of water skiing with one of the largest cash prize events of the summer!Thanks to generous contributions by local skiers, the women’s grand prize and purse will exceed the men’s for 2021! With total payouts over $34,000, HO Sports is excited to welcome the world’s best slalom skiers to beautiful Hilltop Lake for a weekend of intense water ski competition and fun!

Women’s Purse $18,000 (6,350 Grand Prize)

Men’s Purse: $16,000 ($5,350 Grand Prize)

Kim4 1A lot of you  know SkiDawg, aka Ward Mclain. Or his Uber-Athlete kids, Logan and Landrie.  But fewer know how deep the competitive DNA runs in the Mclain family. Ward’s wife Kim is an OG baller herself.  She used to get out and hold her own on a waterski when they lived at Olde Oaks in Shreveport. But her real forte is mountain bike racing. I recall her showing up at a waterski tournament to ski looking like she’d been in a brawl with a mountain lion.  Only to find out she’d come straight from winning a mountain bike race to ski in a tournament. 

Unfortunately, Kim did take a hard spill on her mountain bike on Monday April 26th, which had her being airlifted to a Level 1 Trauma center.  She was left with a fractured left hip, the head of her right hip was pushed through the hip socket, a pelvic fracture, 2 sacrum fractures(I had to google that ouch!), and fractures in her L4 and L5 vertebrates.  One monstrous 10 hour surgery later, humpty dumpty is put back together with bailing wire and duct tape, and back home on the mend.  According to Ward she is looking at 8+ weeks non weight bearing on both legs. And faced with who knows how many months of physical therapy.

Even worse than the trauma from the injuries to Kim and watching her go through this for the rest of their family, Kim and Ward’s insurance wasn’t set to start for 2 more weeks. So now they are faced with the financial perils of not just a lost income for a significant part of the year, but also the mounting hospital bills as they arrive.

Ward and Kim have given so much to all of us, as well as  to multiple sports.  Friendship, first of all. Not to mention places to stay when we’ve been in town and mental support during races and tournaments.  If you can afford to give to help out a great family in a time of need, please do so.  

Donate to the Kim McLain Medical Fund

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MasterLine has signed on as the official rope of the of Skier’s Marine MasterCraft BallOfSpray Cash Prize at Whitestone Lakes. The event will be held June 12-13th at Whitestone Lake Estates’ two lake site in Talking Rock, GA.

Pro and amateur skiers alike will compete for at least $6,000 in prize money. The two-day event is comprised of 2 rounds of prelims and a final. Every competitor will ski 3 times and every competitor has an opportunity to take home prize money. The 16 skiers with the highest scores will compete for $3,000 in a head-to-head final and the remaining skiers will compete for an additional $3,000 in a handicap round.

General Notes and Rules

  1. To be eligible for the handicap round, a skier must have scores from 3 or more different USAWS tournaments in the previous 24 months
  2. Handicaps will be calculated from each skier's USAWS 12-month 3 score average. If a skier does not have 3 scores from the last 12 months a 24-month average will be used
  3. BallOfSpray reserves the right to tweak individual handicaps and entry qualifications as needed
  4. Non USAWS skiers who can provide documentation of scores from other federations will be admitted at the discretion of the event organizer

All scores will be entered into the Cash Prize Score Book without regard to boat speed. The values for 34 MPH scores will be used for 36 mph and 32 mph skiers.

  • Example: 4 @38 off = 100 buoys at 34mph and at 36 mph and at 32 mph

Seeding for the Head to Head will be as follows

  1. Skiers with the 8 highest scores from prelims will take seeds 1 through 8
  2. Skiers with the highest combined scores from rounds 1 and 2 (but not one of the 8 highest scores) will take seeds 9 through 16

All rules are subject to change

Entries are non-refundable unless the event fills. Entry fees will only be refunded when a skier from the waiting list replaces a canceled entry.

The entry fee is $225

If you have any questions about the Cash Prize please contact John Horton at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Question about the Whitestone Summer Starter please contact Craig Bryans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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waterski ciricle colorWithout question, the year 2020 imposed many challenges for us all; some of which have carried into the New Year. From political uproar to the shutdown of universities, not a single one of us came out unaffected. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the waterski world has completely changed.  The success of the Sun Devil Waterski Team depends solely on its members’ ability to act under pressure, be resilient, adaptive, and innovative - this is who we are.

As a collegiate water ski team, we compete in tournaments year-round to showcase our hard work in attaining titles for ASU.  In our last competition season, we ranked #1 in the Western Region and placed 6th out of 60 teams at the national competition! As of early March, all collegiate tournaments were canceled for the rest of the season; preventing us from working toward a national title. During this time, we had to trade our spirit-enhancing tournament events for small, limited, one-on-one gatherings. Our bonding time on the lake has been reduced to a limited practice schedule with social distancing. Despite the challenges, the Sun Devil Water Ski Team has an incredible sense of family and determination that remains steadfast. We hold ourselves accountable to radiate affinity for one another, be understanding, and constantly work toward improvement, regardless of our ability to compete at this time. Our team continues to look toward the future when we can compete together again, and will welcome new skiers of all different levels to join us in making ASU proud!

We ask you to consider donating to the Sun Devil Water Ski program to ensure its success well into the future. During this season, Arizona State University has suspended all funding for sports clubs. Even in a regular season, we can only rely on a small amount of guaranteed funding ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 a year, which is quickly consumed for our annual practice lake lease.  Sun Devil Waterski provides a collegiate, supportive, and athletic outlet for skiers of all levels to come together and do what we love to do - shred! As ambassadors of the sport, we are asking for the help of our families, friends, and supportive businesses to safeguard this team for years to come. We are an empowered group of caring, innovative, and persevering young adults who strive for greatness on and off the water.

We hope you will consider making a gift to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit waterski team to further the tradition of collegiate water skiing at ASU. Thank you for being an ambassador of the sport. If you have questions, please contact our President Gage Jarvis (907)-306-4321 or via the team fundraising email at fundraising.sundevilwaterski@gmail.com 

You can donate now on our websitewww.waterskiasu.com 

cash prize designs NEWBallOfSpray is proud to announce that Skier’s Marine has signed on as the title sponsor of the BallOfSpray Cash Prize and will be pulled exclusively by MasterCraft boats. The event will be held June 12-13th at Whitestone Lake Estates’ two lake site in Talking Rock, GA.

Pro and amateur skiers alike will compete for at least $6,000 in prize money. The two-day event is comprised of 2 rounds of prelims and a final. Every competitor will ski 3 times and every competitor has an opportunity to take home prize money. The 16 skiers with the highest scores will compete for $3,000 in a head-to-head final and the remaining skiers will compete for an additional $3,000 in a handicap round.

General Notes and Rules

  1. To be eligible for the handicap round, a skier must have scores from 3 or more different USAWS tournaments in the previous 24 months
  2. Handicaps will be calculated from each skier's USAWS 12-month 3 score average. If a skier does not have 3 scores from the last 12 months a 24-month average will be used
  3. BallOfSpray reserves the right to tweak individual handicaps and entry qualifications as needed
  4. Non USAWS skiers who can provide documentation of scores from other federations will be admitted at the discretion of the event organizer

All scores will be entered into the Cash Prize Score Book without regard to boat speed. The values for 34 MPH scores will be used for 36 mph and 32 mph skiers.

  • Example: 4 @38 off = 100 buoys at 34mph and at 36 mph and at 32 mph

Seeding for the Head to Head will be as follows

  1. Skiers with the 8 highest scores from prelims will take seeds 1 through 8
  2. Skiers with the highest combined scores from rounds 1 and 2 (but not one of the 8 highest scores) will take seeds 9 through 16

All rules are subject to change

Entries are non-refundable unless the event fills. Entry fees will only be refunded when a skier from the waiting list replaces a canceled entry.

The entry fee is $225

If you have any questions about the Cash Prize please contact John Horton at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Question about the Whitestone Summer Starter please contact Craig Bryans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Whitestone Ski Club  

The MasterCraft Pro event will take place Oct 29-30 and is free and open to the public.

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POLK CITY, Fla., March 22, 2021 - Action Water Sports and MasterCraft Boat Company are excited to announce the 2021 MasterCraft Pro professional waterski event held at Lake Grew at Action Water Sports near Orlando, Fla. The event will feature the world’s top men and women professional waterskiers.

 

The competition begins Friday, October, 29th at 9 AM EDT with the men and women's slalom event. The professional tournament will conclude Saturday, October 30th with men’s jump finals. The event will be held at Action Water Sports,1251 Holy Cow Rd located off I-4 in Polk City, FL. For the full list of events and world-wide broadcast link, visit actionwater.com/mastercraft-pro/

 

The entire event is open to the public with no cost of entry and free parking. Food and drink will be available for purchase on-site. All local, state, and CDC Covid-19 guidelines will be encouraged and adhered to.

 

“The waterski history and culture runs deep in Central Florida and we are excited to partner with MasterCraft again to bring this world class professional event to our community,” said Action Water Sports General Manager Phil Miklo. “This exciting event will also provide a great opportunity to get your family together and experience watersports competition at the highest level.”

 

Featured waterskiers competing will be Freddy Krueger, Karen Truelove, Taylor Garcia, Stephen Neveu, world-champion water skier Freddie Winter and many more.

 

Exclusive for event attendees, Action Water Sports will be offering store-wide savings inside its state-of-the-art proshop all weekend long.

 

The event will be powered by the record-setting MasterCraft ProStar, which was recently completely redesigned in the 2021 model year. The latest iteration includes advanced technology which allows for thoughtfully integrated features that cater not just to the skier behind the boat, but to the driver and crew as well.

 

“Since our founding in 1968, one of our goals has been to cultivate and support waterskiing globally,” said Vice President of Global Sales for MasterCraft, Matt McDevitt. “With the best athletes coming from around the world to compete, spectators can watch top-tier competition and experience first-hand the all new MasterCraft ProStar, the world’s best selling ski boat.” 

 

For more information on the event, schedule and location, or to tune into the world-wide broadcast, visit actionwater.com/mastercraft-pro/ or contact Jathan Koetje by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

About Action Water Sports

Action Water Sports is a premier MasterCraft Boat Company, Barletta Pontoons, and NauticStardealer who has been bringing families together on the water for over 30 years. With fourlocations in Florida and Michigan, Action Water Sports strives to set the bar for excellence forservice within the Central Florida boating community. They are a major contributor to thewatersports community hosting many grassroots events as well as pro waterski and wakeboardevents over the last few years. For more information, visit www.actionwater.com .

 

About MasterCraft

MasterCraft is a world-renowned innovator, designer, manufacturer, and marketer of premiumperformance sport boats. Founded in 1968, MasterCraft has cultivated its iconic brand imagethrough a rich history of industry-leading innovation, and more than four decades after theoriginal MasterCraft made its debut, the company’s goal remains the same - to continue buildingthe world’s best ski, wakeboard, wake surf and luxury performance powerboats.

 

Syndicate Connect gloves, featuring a Clincher-Grip palm strap with Dowel system, provide unbelievable hold power for longer sets, easier starts, and less fatigue. Designed to transfer load from the hands and fingers directly to the wrist strap to the forearms for increased grip strength, less hand strain or cramping and virtually no blisters! Great for beginners and experts alike!

Syndicate Connect gloves have extra padding on the wrist straps for extra comfort and stainless steel square rings for added durability. The inside-out construction, with seams built on the outside, maximize comfort while the dual wide stretch openings make application and removal quick and easy.

Product Link: https://www.hosports.com/product/waterski-gloves-connect-inside-out

 

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