In its 16th consecutive year, the California ProAm brought in the best water ski talent from around the world. Never in the long history of the sport has professional water skiing seen this much talent...and this year, the Men's Head to Head final did not disappoint.
Will Asher and Thomas Degasperi have been rivals since they were 13 years old. They have both won the World Championships, twice each. They have been among the best skiers in the world for the past 15+ years. To witness these legends go at it yet again in this head to head final was historic.
Big thanks to Greg and Debbie Badal for continuing to bring Pro Waterskiing to the west coast, by pouring their heart and soul into this event. And big thanks to all the volunteers, homeowners and officials who helped make this event so great!
First time using the new Mavic 2 Pro for aerials, and I think its just as capable as the Phantom 4 Pro. Boat speed is 36 mph, so to be able to fly 40+ mph is absolutely necessary. The thing is a beast so far!!
I shot this at 30 fps and slowed it down to 23.976 fps for this edit...I kinda like the beauty it adds to the skiing, to be able to see it slightly slower than real speed.
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What's better than a week of intense waterski competition from the top amateur skier of all ages from all over the country? How 'bout a Pro Event festival featuring the country's top pro skiers! This year's Waterski Nationals was a BLAST for everyone. Check it out, share it with your friends, get them signed up for next year! #hoskis #mostfunwins #flowpointtv
On August 2nd and 3rd we threw the best Waterski party on the planet for the man that started it all! Herb O'Brien instilled in us a passion to push beyond the norm, to create and push boundaries and for that reason we created the most unique format around town. Skiers are given 6.5 minutes to run as many buoys as they can with as little rope as possible, high score wins. Skiers can fall, skip passes or do whatever they want, the only thing that matters is that they throw down and post a huge score! This year Big Nev, Stephen Neveu, took home his first Herb's Cup with a score of 4 @ 41 Off!! Antics are in full effect both on and off the water, check out some of the fun we had at the third annual Herb's Cup.
The 2018 Syndicate Hilltop Pro-Am kicked off bright and early Saturday at magnificent Hilltop Lake in Arlington, Washington. With the sun out, temperature mild and water bluer than you can imagine, dozens of skiers pushed themselves to test their limits in search of that elusive personal best. Pro skiers in attendance included last year’s Pro-Mens Champion Nick Adams, two-time winner Will Asher, Jon Travers, Terry Winter, Benjamin Stadlbaur, Zane Nicholson, Dave Wingerter, last year’s Pro Womens Champion Jaimee Bull and Allie Nicholson.
Check out the HO Blog for a recap, photos and more! http://www.hosports.com/blog/?
There’s something about that feeling - as the sun creeps over the horizon and you slip into your boots. You're in the water, the line comes tight, you smile at the boat and utter those two simple words – “Hit it!”
We live for that feeling, we wake up every day and build beautiful waterskis because we love to be on the water. We design what we design because you live for that feeling too. We make the best skis on the planet because it’s in our blood, it’s what we live for. We create so you can enjoy.
You know what to do. Just go ski.