The non profit - Worldwaterskiers.com is launching the Water Ski Games. A revolutionary approach to water ski tournaments!
With inspiration from other successful sports such as Crossfit and the pressure to find a way to keep people competing through COVID-19 times, the team has pulled out all the stops to come up with a great way to do this.
Relative to today’s top scores, slalom tolerances are quite lax.
-10 cm for rope and handle
-23 cm for the width of the slalom course
-20 cm for the boat path
-4 cm for the buoy’s diameter
Most people don’t realize it, but a tournament can still follow World Record tolerances and transform a 39 off/10.75m into a 38 off/11.25m!
The team at WorldWaterSkiers has come up with a cheaper, simpler and more versatile way to certify slalom scores, especially in this unfortunate global health crisis. No judges, no official drivers… skiers can simply record a 360 video of their performance and upload it on the new Water Ski Games platform to participate in a great world-wide leaderboard. Single skiers, ski schools and ski clubs can now organize their own record tournaments with zero bureaucracy.
The 360 camera allows the team at WorldWaterSkiers to calculate how much the skier advances relative to the boat. Adding that value (in degrees) to the skiers reach we can calculate whether all tolerances were followed*
What if you don’t have a 360 camera yet?
Worldwaterskiers.com will launch its Water Ski Games platform in two steps. On the 1st of August only C-class tournaments will be available. There will be no need for a 360 camera at this stage. Just sign up for free, follow the instructions, record a simple video with your smartphone and upload it on the platform. Your performance will immediately appear on the world-wide Leaderboard and you will be able to see all scores and videos in one place. You can filter them by country, age division, ski and boat used!
Later this summer, once people and ski-clubs/ski-schools will be familiar with the platform we will launch our Record Tournaments.
Get on worldwaterskiers.com and get your profile ready for the 1st of August!
*For people who might be interested in how all tolerances are checked: rope length, course width and boat path will be evaluated with the angle, relative to the pylon, the skier reaches at the buoy. The skier’s height and reach will be mandatory info at tournament entry. Providing false information will lead to automatic disqualification.
Boat speed and slalom course length will be checked both by showing the zero off screen at the end of the pass and by analyzing the videos metadata and frame count. No record tournament today is being so thoroughly analyzed!