This morning at 3:40 am Wayne left this world and went on to Heaven.  Barbara, Jon and Kathy were by his side. 

 
Services will be scheduled within the next couple of weeks. Details will be posted on Caringbridge.  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/waynecanfield
 
Our memories of Wayne will remain in our hearts forever.  The world is a better place for having had known Wayne Canfield.
 
Barbara is eternally grateful for all of your support and love.  We are all so blessed to have such a tremendous group of friends.

 

 

 

 


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. 

 
This year Terry Bandel announced his EZ Fin Tool. Terry’s tool makes it easy to measure from the trailing edge of the fin to the furthest back trailing edge of the TOP of the ski. 
 
From the EZFINTool.com “The EZ Fin Tool is a simple template that allows the skier to take all three fin measurements in less than 2 minutes without removing the wing. Most importantly. Distance from Tail (DFT) readings are much more consistent and accurate. With the EZ Fin Tool, DFT adjustments of a few thousandths can be made confidently. The tool yields a "Full DFT" measurements which can easily be converted to measurements obtained by other methods. Conversion would only be necessary for the first time setup.”
Order yours at  www.ezfintool.com
 

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Malibu Boats(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.”

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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.

 

COVINGTON, LA – SKI RANCH - It was only hours after, World Record Holder and Current season point leader, Chris Parrish, had signed a sponsorship agreement with GOODE Skis, that he tied the Men’s World Record that he set over 5 years ago, by running 1-1/2 buoys at 43′ off (9.75m).
 
In addition to the agreement of GOODE Skis becoming Parrish’s primary ski and equipment sponsor, GOODE has also become a lead sponsor of the Chris Parrish Academy, in Daytona Beach, FL .
 
“After a ten year search to find a ski that could catapult me beyond my current record and level it appears that I  finally have  found the “Ski “, as well as a Company that is devoted to our sport like no other!”, said Chris Parrish. “Working closely with Dave Goode for just a while, I have already seen the support he brings to the lake and to his athletes everyday.”, Parrish continues.
 
“I am proud and honored to join World Champion Thomas Degasperi, Nick Parsons, Thomas Moore and World Record Holders; Regina Jaquess, Karina Nowlan, Kristi Overton-Johnson, and so many more, as the newest  member of the Team GOODE.”, Parrish continues. “Additionally, Dave and GOODE’s support of my newly launched SKI and SURF Academy, will help develop the next generation of skiers reach their full potentials. We will sell, train and teach all levels of skiers. With GOODE products available in our proshop, our skiers will enjoy the best of the best. To say I am excited would be a understatement! I intend to use this partnership to attain the level of consistency and improvement that will secure my position as the World’s #1 slalom skier for many years to come!”, concludes Parrish.
 
“It was an amazing day!”, said Dave Goode , President and Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies. “This morning Chris joined Team GOODE and hours later, from the boat, I watched him tie the World Record!”, continues Goode. “While sitting in the water, after Chris ran a beautiful 39-1/2’ off, he told the boat crew a story that he had just received a phone call from Lyman Hardy, who told him that Regina Jaquess had just tied the Women’s World Record of 1 buoy @ 41’ off (10.25m). I think this helped spur Chris on!”, continues GOODE.
 
“I am excited for the water ski world to see what Chris Parrish and GOODE can do together! This was only day one!”, concludes Goode.
 
Both Chris Parrish and Regina tied their own World Records today by skiing on stock GOODE 9900SL skis.
 

Dave Goode and CPCOVINGTON, LA – SKI RANCH - It was only hours after, World Record Holder and Current season point leader, Chris Parrish, had signed a sponsorship agreement with GOODE Skis, that he tied the Men’s World Record that he set over 5 years ago, by running 1-1/2 buoys at 43′ off (9.75m).

In addition to the agreement of GOODE Skis becoming Parrish’s primary ski and equipment sponsor, GOODE has also become a lead sponsor of the Chris Parrish Academy, in Daytona Beach, FL .


Regina Jaquess ties the World Record 1@41
Chris Parrish ties his World Record 1@43

Regina Jaquess ties the World Record 1@41

Chris Parrish ties his World Record 1@43

Chris Parrish signs with Goode Skis 


During the summer of 2009, Todd Leach conducted a survey of slalom skiers about their preferences in settings for the Zero Off speed control system. The survey asked skiers about a variety of aspects of their skiing style and situations to see if any correlations could be found in terms of preferences. The survey was advertised on several internet discussion boards and forums related to slalom skiing. Here are the results.

http://www.waterskiaustin.com/Competition/Resources/zo_survey.htm

Chris Rossi takes top honors at Princes Pro Am 2009

See full results http://tinyurl.com/nvqnaa

Freddy Krueger takes top honors at London Night Jump 09

See full results http://tinyurl.com/ldxb4a

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