The company that forever changed water skiing with the introduction of carbon-fiber skis has done it again with the sport's first ever carbon core slalom ski. The new-for 2020 ReVOcc is the turbocharged version of the ski that won a Big Dawg Season Championship and topped the podium at major tournaments across the globe. The ReVOcc features:  

  • The all-new Carbon Core: Greater rebound, more stability at the ball and increased durability.
  • A thinner profile: The Carbon Core's increased strength allows for a thinner side profile, leading to a deeper-riding ski that offers skiers a more connected-to-the-water feeling.
  • Softer flex patterns: The Carbon Core led to the holy grail of ski design - soft flex patterns that produce indestructible, symmetrical turns, with quick rebound out of the turn that generates amplified side-to-side speed.
  • Larger, rounder bevels: Working in concert with the thinner profile, refined bevels provide a more stable, predictable ride, resulting in more buoys even when things don't go as planned (read: better scrambling ability).
"What I noticed instantly was how quick I came out of the buoy. I just locked in and rocketed out of the buoy without any hesitation. I ran three at 41 right off the dock and knew immediately we were on to something." - Dave Miller
 
 

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Today we release the 2020 Senate Pro. Updated to match the shape design of our latest Vapor with additional width to provide balance and support. Now available in 65”, 67” and 69” versions.

https://radarskis.com/products/2020-senate-pro

Celebrating the launch of the Omega in West Palm Beach, Florida, we're stoked to release a Limited Edition Miami Syndicate Omega!

In conjunction with Miami Ski Nautique to celebrate their 20th Anniversary, the Miami Syndicate Omega will be available on site at the 2019 US Nationals in Okeeheelee Park on August 6th - 10th and at MiamiSkiNautique.com!

See more at hosports.com/waterskis

Get yours before they're gone!

The Vapor name has become synonymous with balance and speed. As we moved to our 2020 shape, we simply wanted to build on the foundation we had created. The overall width of the ski has been decreased in an effort to create more efficient water flow and allow the ski to have a more level ride. Rocker was modified to increase the drive behind the boat and allow the ski to create more angle before the buoy. Lastly, we increased the concave and let it run through the tail of the ski to give more support and consistency at the apex of the turn. All these simple changes allowed us to build a ski that is faster than its predecessor, has more automatic turns, and gives a truly consistent ride from turn to turn. You have to ski this thing, welcome to 2020 Vapor.

The Omega was designed to improve the efficiency and stability of the modern tournament slalom ski. Tournament slalom skiers can run radically short line passes, but can they run them the way they want? Can there be a ski that helps skiers do it in a way that is as easy and effortless as they know it can be done? This is Omega’s reason for being.

Ying and yang, Alpha and Omega, the dualism of the Syndicate design philosophy describes how contrary ski designs compliment the full spectrum of skier needs. The Omega ski shape has increased surface area in the back of the ski in relationship to the forebody. The result is a ski that rides more in-trim or parallel to the water surface. By reducing how much water the Omega is pushing, efficiency is improved and skier turn speed is carried deeper into the cut, helping hide the skier from the speed control. The Omega’s 4-stage rocker line with a true flat spot located under the skiers front foot, moves through the wakes and outbound better than any Syndicate ski to date. A reduction in concave volume, compared to the Syndicate Pro and Alpha, allows the Omega to maintain skier speed more easily for improved efficiency and less skier effort.

PRODUCT FEATURES
• Narrow width profile with Relaxed Tail Taper
• Low Volume Concave
• 4-Stage Rocker Design 
• Torsionally Stiff Flex 
• Carbon Fiber SpeedSkin
• Handmade in Seattle, Washington, USA
• NEW! Syndicate Adjustable Fin

See more and get yours at hosports.com/waterskis

 

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The Vapor name has become synonymous with balance and speed. As we moved to our 2020 shape, we simply wanted to build on the foundation we had created. The overall width of the ski has been decreased in an effort to create more efficient water flow and allow the ski to have a more level ride. Rocker was modified to increase the drive behind the boat and allow the ski to create more angle before the buoy. Lastly, we increased the concave and let it run through the tail of the ski to give more support and consistency at the apex of the turn. All these simple changes allowed us to build a ski that is faster than its predecessor, has more automatic turns, and gives a truly consistent ride from turn to turn. You have to ski this thing, welcome to 2020 Vapor.

Shape:
The overall max width of the ski was reduced slightly for 2020. The width reduction in the area forward of your front foot allows the ski tip to ride lower while on plane. This gives the ski a more level riding attack angle which makes the ski more efficient through the water and makes it easier for the skier to engage the front half of the ski for tighter, more predictable turns.

Rocker:
The rocker line has been lowered under your feet in this new shape. This increases the sweet spot, inspiring confidence to push the limits with more predictable results. The new rocker gives the ski more drive side to side, allowing the skier to hold more angle from the finish of the turn to the centerline. It also allows the skier to start initiating the turn in a more level and controlled attack angle. Essentially, the tip of the ski can initiate earlier and there is a larger sweet spot to base your turns from. The increased tip engagement allows the tip to override the tail more, which results in more ski rotation prior to the buoy. The more the ski can be turned before the buoy, the earlier the skier can start to accelerate out of the buoy.

Concave: 
For 2020 Vapor, the concave was increased in the back 1/3 of the ski and now runs out the tail. This allows the ski to harness more water under the back of the ski and creates a higher riding tail that feels more supportive at the finish of the turn. The ski is faster as a result but without that loose, slippery feel. 

Bevels:
The Vapor features a hybrid bevel which allows us to get the best things from both a round and a sharp bevel. This lets the ski roll from edge to edge considerably smoother while also producing a more dynamic range of turn shapes. Ultimately, these bevels help create a ski that holds maximum angle side to side, rolls from edge to edge at a very predictable and confidence inspiring rate and is super forgiving for more ability to crank turns when you need them.

Thickness:
The max thickness of the ski has been lowered through the middle. By reducing the sidewall, the ski is able to sit deeper in the water, allowing for a more secure feeling to the skier with more feedback from the water.

Available in: 63.5, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69.5

https://radarskis.com/2020vapor
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Reg BoatFor the third consecutive year, the American Water Ski Association is supporting its athletes by raising funds to offset the financial constraints of participating in international events. The International Water Ski Team Funding live online auction will be held from 8 a.m. (EDT) on Monday, July 22 until 6:00 p.m.(EDT) on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Through this live online auction, you will be able to purchase outstanding products, memorabilia, instruction from world-renowned ski schools and instructors, or the ultimate Regina Jaquess Limited Edition 2020 Malibu from Minnesota Inboard Water Sports.

To view and bid on items, visit https://www.32auctions.com/AWSA.

Come join our funding team!

Go Team USA!

About The American Water Ski Association The American Water Ski Association (AWSA) is one of nine sport discipline organizations of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Organization- recognized National Governing Body (NGB) for organized water skiing and wakeboarding. 

Dear friends of waterski, we do need your support for Vincent Soubiron’s ski school, aka Vinney, that is going through difficult times in Seysses. 
 
As you probably know, waterski is Vinney’s life and his team won more than 20 World medals, 80 European Medals and +250 national medals and many international records. It’s the home site of Pro skiers such as Sacha Descuns, Ambre Franc, Kate Adriaensen,…
 
Vincent’s ski school has been established 26 years ago on a former gravel pit in Seysses, near Toulouse (France). Till recently, the relationship with the landlord had always been good and constructive. In 2000, the landlord came with the idea to partially backfill the pit with rubble, which would both increase the value of the land at no cost for him and at the same time improve the quality of the lake and help meet the standards for organizing waterski tournaments. With other words: a true win-win.
 
Thanks to Vinney’s involvement and sponsorship, the township, although initially against it, eventually authorized the works under the following terms: maintain the waterski school’s activity on the lake and establish a green area. Eight years passed without any flaw and all parties were perfectly happy till early May when Vincent received a phone call from Malet – the compagny carrying out the backfilling works - asking him to cease all activities at once and leave … without notice and without any formal written notification. This was the starting point of daily intimidation till June 28 where things got even worse: Malet started to build a dike IN THE MIDDLE of the lake, obviously preventing any waterskiing. Vincent’s 73 years old father even got almost buried under a truck of rubble. On June 29, the security guard insulted Vincent and threatened to throw stones at him. This is simply not acceptable. We will undertake all possible legal and political actions to defend and safeguard the school but we need you to support us by signing this petition in order that political and legal stakeholders understand what this waterski school represents and what is at stake for waterski in France and beyond. Thank you in advance.
 
Vincent Soubiron
 
 
 
Twitter : @vinnysskischool
Instagram : @vinnysskischool
Facebook : Vincent Soubiron Ski school

 

GOODE Skis is proud to announce a new addition to its lineup and a step forward for trick skiing with the release of the MK1, the most technically advanced trick ski ever built.
 
"I'm in total awe with how technically difficult and amazing to watch trick skiing is," says Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. "Much like the slalom market in the early 90s though, I see a lot of room for progress in the design and construction of trick skis so I'm very excited to see our construction technology take tricking to a higher level."
 
The MK1’s design and construction process was heavily influenced by world Mens Tricks No. 1 Martin Kolman, who won the Moomba Masters title earlier this spring on the ski.
 
“For me the MK1 provides a level of confidence that the ski won’t change over time, it won’t break down and I won’t ever have to worry about breaking it the day before a tournament again,” says Martin. “I’ve skied the same ski all year, got a big win on it at Moomba, and it feels the same as when I first got on it back in February.”

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Waterski ITALY tour 2019

Hey Baller´s

I am not sure all of you have heard about this “annual trip” I have created? It is called “Waterski ITALY tour” it is kind of a

“Giro d´ITALIA” but on water skis. It is not a competition but a guided tour during 14 day´s (15 night´s) from the northeast of ITALY towards the west and then all the way south to Napoli. It all happens between sept 22nd and oct 7th 2019.

During the 14 day´s we will ski the 10 best and most beautiful waterski lakes of ITALY and we will eat great Italian food at places which you would probably not end up at if being a regular tourist. As a matter of fact it was suggested that I name the tour “Waterski & Eat ITALY tour”

You don´t have to be a Pro water skier to partake. This is for anyone who loves the sport of waterskiing and have a desire to experience what some of the previous participants has called the tour “the ultimate waterski vacation” or “a waterski trip of a lifetime”

In 1991 I came to ITALY to work as a Waterski coach and since then I have competed, traveled, shoot photo´s all over ITALY.

Now I want to share all of what I have experienced and so in 2017 I decided to create “Waterski ITALY tour”

The tour has 8 exclusive spot´s available and I hear by invite all of you ballers to join me on the “2019 Waterski ITALY tour”

Below is a link to the event which I have created on FaceBook and also links to photo´s from previous years tour.

Event on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/events/373562686572406/

Photo´s from the 2017 tour

https://www.facebook.com/pg/waterskiitaly/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155888954748175

Photo´s from the 2018 tour

https://www.facebook.com/pg/waterskiitaly/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156002594708175

For more in depth information about the “2019 Waterski ITALY tour” or if you would like to get on the mailing list please contact me directly at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thomas Gustafson

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GOODE Skis is celebrating the kick off of summer with two great deals designed to get you more buoys for less this season: 
 
1) Buy a RéVolution and get 50% off any ski in the goodedealz.com inventory (call 1-888-GO-GOODE to order); or,
 
2) Take an extra 20% off the already low prices at goodedealz.com (Redemption code: kickoff19).
 
Act quickly because once the goodedealz inventory is gone, recent record-breakers like the Rev 6 and Nano One XT, as well as classics like the 9900 and 9500, are gone, forever. 
 
Offers expire May 31, 2019 and cannot be combined.  Quantities limited. 
 
 

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Pine Mountain, GA (May 24, 2019) – The 60th Nautique Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® presented by GM Marine Engine Technology officially started today at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. The Ski Nautique and Super Air Nautique G23 made their weekend debut on Robin Lake as the best junior waterski and wakeboard athletes claimed titles during the 27th Junior Masters.

For the first time in Masters history, three adaptive athletes put on an inspirational exhibition in each discipline: trick, slalom, jump and wakeboard. Daniele Cassioli (ITL) put on an exhibition in the Trick and Jump categories, while Craig Timm (USA) showcased his Slalom skills and Connor Poggetto (USA) put on an incredible performance on his wakeboard. These athletes with disabilities were an incredible addition to the action today and three more will join them this weekend for more inspiring action.

The GM Marine Engine Technology powered Ski Nautique started the day pulling Felipe Franco Belmont (PER) and Kennedy Hansen (USA) to Junior Masters titles in the Junior Men's and Junior Women's trick ski disciplines. Felipe Franco Belmont scored a 10,210 behind the Ski Nautique while Kennedy Hansen won the women's division with 6,570 points.

Athletes from Columbia dominated the Junior Slalom finals, with Federico Jaramillo (COL) highlighting his talents and receiving a Junior Masters title after he ran 5@38-off. Luisa Jaramillo (COL) then took home the Masters Junior Women’s Slalom title after she ran 2.5@38-off.

Conditions were perfect for the Junior Women’s Jump division, where Sade Ferguson (AUS) jumped an incredible distance of 147 feet (44.8m) to win the 27th Junior Masters title for her division. The Ski Nautique then pulled Pol Duplan-Fribourg (FRA) during the Junior Men’s Jump to a distance of 180 feet (54.8m) to win the Junior Men's Jump discipline.

After the smoke cleared, it was Kennedy Hansen taking the Overall Junior Women Masters title. A couple podium finishes in the Trick and Jump disciplines, Kennedy had an incredible day of skiing to earn the victory. On the Junior Men’s front, Tobias Giorgis (ARG) took the overall win to stake his claim as the 27th overall Junior Masters champion.

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Denali

Denali’s patent pending Asymmetrical Hole Design is now available on the standard fin shape! Immediately make your on side turns more automatic, and your off side turns more stable and predictable. Just replace your stock fin with the CG Classic using your same settings, and you will instantly have better turns, more control, and be running more buoys.

It’s as simple as:

  1. Order from Denaliskis.com and choose Right Foot Forward or Left Foot Forward

  2. Measure your current fin and wing settings before removing

  3. Mount your new CG Classic with your same settings, using your original wing and hardware

  4. Run more buoys!

Details:

  • Fits all skis with an adjustable fin

  • Made from aerospace grade 7075 Aluminum

  • Anodized for maximum corrosion protection

  • .09” Thickness (industry standard)

The asymmetrical hole design has been tested and proven by hundreds of skiers.  

Available only at denaliskis.com

 

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D3 has added the powerful slalom star from the UK Freddie Winter, to their star-studded Pro Team roster. Freddie fits perfectly on the Team as he will ride the new NRG R1 released this spring. With one Pro victory already under his belt from the Travers Grand Prix, the future looks bright for the 29-year-old slalom star.

“Freddie is one of the best slalom skiers in the world and we feel very fortunate he chose D3” said Creed Kidder President of D3 Skis. “Freddie adds important International exposure to an already impressive Pro Team roster.”

Freddie will be the featured skier for the D3 NRG-R1. “We design two different performance slalom skis, the EVO and the NRG R1 and Freddie is the embodiment of the kind of skier that the NRG R1 was designed for”, said Will Bush head of R&D for D3 Skis.

Freddie said, “I have taken an independent, non-sponsored athlete approach for an entire year and simply skied all of the skis available on the market. I ultimately chose the D3 NRG R1 as it is far and away the best ski for me,” I am excited to join a brand with such a high pedigree and look forward to having success together for a long time to come”.

Winter has arrived at D3.  Freddie, welcome to the D3 family.

Making Summer Fun for Everyone Since 1965: 
Connelly Introduces the SUP Fin Drive System to Keep You Moving on the Water (Even on a Windy, Cold or Long Day)
 
We have something to spice up your typical day on the water. Introducing the electric SUP Drive Fin System. Yep, you heard us. It's a small motor that attaches to the belly of your board and allows you to paddle at higher speeds for a longer distances. A little wind and chop? Not a problem. You can still get out on a blustery day and paddle with ease. Also great for putting around and checking out your buoys now that the ice is thawing out. 

Connelly SUP Drive Fin System

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Ellie Horton is three event and third generation competitive water skier. She grew up skiing at Horton Lakes, which was built by her grandfather Dr Jack Horton, and began competing when she was ten years old.

Currently, Ellie is a second year student at Florida Southern College. She is studying journalism and skis on scholarship for the FSC water ski team. is ranked 3rd overall in the nation, 9th in the U21 overall world standings, and has her open women’s rating in overall.

She is a member of the D3 water skis Factory Team and is sponsored by CAMARO wetsuits and NewCity Clothing.

Her recent successes have included winning Division I women’s tricks at the 2013 collegiate nationals as well as taking the tricks and overall title at the U21 2014 Pan Am Championships.

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