I love waterskiing. Not much can get me off my trick ski…that is, except cold weather. There’s nothing more discouraging or demotivating than being greeted by frosty air on the water. On top of having to endure the chill, everything is made worse with a restricting and uncomfortable wetsuit. That really takes the fun out of it.
However, I’m really pleased to say that I’ve been sponsored by an incredible company that has taken the time to design and craft incredible wetsuits. Camaro has changed my outlook on cold weather and wearing those heat retaining outfits. In fact, if it wasn’t for the brutally hot weather in Florida, I would wear my Modetec suit all the time.
You’ve probably heard other people talk about Camaro’s as if they were, “like another skin,” and roll your eyes in disbelief. But trust me, I hated wearing regular wetsuits. Camaro’s move with your body! They keep everything in snug – which makes me feel balanced and tight while tricking – but they never inhibit motions, like most other wetsuits. Plus, the suit is beautiful. Shiny silver with accents of bright blue. The suit is more than worth the investment, even for spring training. You won’t regret it!
Orlando, FLA (April 29, 2016) – Nautique is pleased to announce that the Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing Presented by Roger Dean Chevrolet will be held in conjunction with the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour Finals presented by O’Brien on September 30th-October 1st, 2016.
The 23rd Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing Presented by Roger Dean Chevrolet will be held at the iconic Ski Club of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, FL for a thrilling display of three-event skiing at its best. The world’s top athletes, including current world-record holders and Team Nautique skiers Nate Smith, Erika Lang, Aliaksei Zharnasek and Jacinta Carroll will headline this action packed competition putting it all on the line to take home one of the most coveted titles in water skiing.
Preliminary rounds will be held on Friday, September 30th followed by the final rounds on Saturday, October 1st. Admission for all competition days is free to the public. Spectators will enjoy autograph signings, exhibitors, prize giveaways and more.
The final rounds of the Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing Presented by Roger Dean Chevrolet and the Sweet 16 of the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour will broadcast live via webcast beginning at 8:00am EDT on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at nautique.com.
“Nautique is looking forward to once again sponsoring the U.S. Open of Water Skiing,” said Nautique President, Greg Meloon. “There is so much heritage and prestige associated with this event. We are really excited to be combining it again with the final stop of the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour. Bring your family and friends out to enjoy all the action and excitement at one of water skiing’s best events.”
For more information regarding U.S. Open of Water Skiing registration and competition schedule, visit nautique.com. To view the full list of invited Nautique Big Dawg World Tour finalists please visit nautiquebigdawg.com.
This crew defines who Radar is and everything we stand for. Last summer this rad team hit the road to Eastern Washington and the waters of Lake Roosevelt. There we shot a lot of images on 2016 gear but more than that we had a fun time, turned buoys and ran infinite open water lines. We shared laughs, jumped fires, drank whiskey, we did what everyone of you do, we enjoyed life and the joys that come from riding Radar. Check out some fun snippets of our houseboat adventures on Lake Roosevelt.
ORLANDO, FL (April 26, 2016) – Aktion Parks announced the return of slalom skiing to the Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC) boat lake partnering with hall of famer and water ski legend, Wade Cox.
This partnership will allow skiers the opportunity to train with Cox behind the industry leading Ski Nautique 200 on a brand new slalom course. OWC’s long history of waterskiing and its centralized location paired with Cox’s unique coaching style will provide skiers the convenience of professional instruction at a quality site just minutes from the airport and other Orlando landmarks.
One of the most successful slalom skiers of his era, Wade Cox’s legendary career boasts 47 professional slalom victories including three Masters’ championships and a former U.S. national slalom record.
Wade Cox commented, “I have many great memories skiing at OWC during my professional career, including a crazy runoff with Andy Mapple, which makes this partnership that much more special for me.” “I’m super excited to share my passion and knowledge of the sport behind the wheel of the best slalom boat on the market – the Ski Nautique 200,” Cox added.
Coaching sessions will be available Tuesday through Friday from 8am to noon, or by appointment. A 30-minute coaching session with Cox will cost $80 and can be booked online at www.aktionparks.com/ski or by calling OWC at 407-251-3100.
Bill Yeargin, CEO of Correct Craft (owner of Aktion Parks) stated, “Our OWC team is thrilled to have Wade’s expertise and energy on site. He is a legend in our industry and will provide skiers with a world class experience.” “All across the globe, the world’s best water ski coaches and schools choose the undisputed industry leading Ski Nautique 200,” Yeargin added.
Check out the all new Radar Nation App. The app allows you to scroll through #radarnation photos, see water ski sites all across the world, and upload your own ski site for people to check out! The idea behind the Radar Nation app is to connect skiers all across the globe. We want you to upload your site so you can connect with skiers everywhere. The Radar Nation is for everyone, we want to bring all people together over the one thing in life that brings us more joy than anything, water skiing. So get together you merry band of fun having spray makers and grow the Radar Nation as big as we can. Download the App today and start skiing with new friends .
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At each of 4 events pro and amateur skiers alike will compete for $6,000 in prize money. Each 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 top 16 skiers at each event 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 final.
By: Joel Hughes
First of all- why am I writing this and what business do I have doing so? I first ran the course in 2004 and did not run -28 at max speed (55K) until October of 2014, and not consistently until last summer. Over 10 years of skiing long lines and chasing my tail! In one summer I did more as far as getting to another level with my skiing than I had in all of those previous years combined. I did this not because of a focus on technique, but because of a focus on my mental game.
Couple of baseline rules to set baseline expectations before we begin:
Shalom Park is very proud to be hosting the Second Annual Canadian Open on August 5 - 7, 2016. The Canadian Open is a ProAm event that unites Elite Pro Skiers with Competitive Amateurs and offers Prize Money for Elite Men Jump, Elite Men Slalom, Elite Women Slalom and for U14 and U17 in all 3 events! Elite Men Jump and Slalom will also be elite points eligible.
Tow Boat: 2016 Ski Nautique 200 (6.2L)
Speed Control System: Zero Off
Elite Men's Slalom: US$12,000
Elite Men's Jump: US$12,000
Elite Women's Slalom: CDN$5,000