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GEICO Powerski Giveaway! USA Water SkiMembers can enter to win this GEICO branded D3 Skis Slalom Ski! http://goo.gl/forms/aperseniiZRWoIH82

Contest ends on Thursday, June 16th at 12:00AM (EDT) and the winner will be announced on Friday, June 17th. Don’t forget that as a USA Water Ski Member you can save money on your auto and home insurance by switching to GEICO. Get a quote today and mention USA Water Ski for even more savings!
 

GOODE Skis is pleased to announce the launch of a completely updated and revitalized GOODEdealz.com, a special section of GOODE’s online store where skiers can get really good deals on great skis.

Offering both new and factory reconditioned skis, GOODEdealz products range from 62-inch 9900s to 68.5-inch 9800s and seemingly everything in between. Discounts go as high as 60-percent off and skis can be purchased with a 3-year extended warranty and inserts.

View the GOODEdealz.com inventory by clicking here.

 The new OB4System Soft-Fit Boot is ideal for all Skiers switching from a Rubber Binding to a Releasable System.

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OB4Systems FINAL LOGOAnyone switching from rubber bindings to a releasable system will enjoy the extremely comfortable new OB4 semi-soft boots. The water repellent liner is heat moldable, thus eliminating pressure points. The sturdy cable tie down system provides an evenly distributed hold and gives any skier an excellent control over the ski.

All the binding parts are made entirely in the USA and are of high quality machined aircraft aluminum or plastic for durability. Please visit our website: www.ob4systems.com for more information.

Season start special: 15 % off all orders received from 05/16 – 05/30 PROMOCODE: BoS2016.

 

 

PCM LogoLITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (May 11, 2016) – Pleasurecraft Engine Group (PEG) recently completed several projects to improve their factory and increase manufacturing efficiencies.

These projects include:

o An all-new sub-assembly area allowing for more efficient assembly down the line.
o Additional state-of-the-art production lines specifically for Direct Injection engines.
o An industry leading run/calibration station that provides automatic diagnostics and engine calibration downloads.
o A new engine component balance machine providing more accurate calibration and an overall higher quality product.
o Reorganized storage for plant parts and finished inventory providing better production flow that ensures higher quality and efficiency.

Echoing the new image and culture of PEG since its acquisition by Correct Craft, numerous aesthetic enhancements were made that include freshly painted buildings, updated property fencing, landscaping, a new driveway, and a new company sign.

PEG President Mark McKinney stated, “The entire Pleasurecraft team is excited about the new fast paced, high energy work environment these factory upgrades and manufacturing efficiencies have provided while also improving our already high quality products.” McKinney added, “The support we’ve received from Correct Craft has allowed us to create a new image and culture for PEG that will continue to generate positive moves into the future.”

InTow is once again in the forefront of handle product development, introducing for 2016, the Ski Guard! The Ski Guard is a custom part developed by Brenda to protect your handle bridle section from the sharp top edge of your ski when coming up out of the water. The Ski Guard is a solid piece of vinyl which provides the ultimate protection of your InTow handle through its slick design that securely protects the V of the handle bridle section. Then a piece of small diameter 7/16" vinyl tubing is added that slips up under the Ski Guard and extends nine inches past the V of the handle.

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Visit jlbmfg.com for more information on the Ski Guard and to view Brenda’s new video Spectra 1/4” vs Polypro 3/8” which compares a handle strung up in 1/4” Spectra to a handle strung up in 3/8” Polypro.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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We want to sponsor you! We’re looking for a slalom-addicted, waterski obsessed, big-spray-maker to join our team. Show us your passion for all things waterski by using the #iskiconnelly tag for a chance to win. The bigger your obsession, the greater your chances are of winning. We will outfit you with all of the top 2016 Connelly gear, feature you on our social media and share your enthusiasm for spray legs and blistered-hands with the world. In return, like any sponsored athlete, we assume you will rock the equipment, slash some buoys in the name of Connelly and take Kim K.-worthy selfies with our product like the boss that you are. 
 
Contest ends July 15

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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!

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2016 Nautique US Open

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.

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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 tomorrow

 

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

Prize Money:

Elite Men's Slalom: US$12,000
Elite Men's Jump: US$12,000
Elite Women's Slalom: CDN$5,000

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Swiss Waterski Resort is proud to announce the 2nd edition of the Swiss Pro Slalom featuring the best slalom skiers from around the World battling out a $10,000 Cash Prize in a 2-round & Finals competition. After last year’s feat of 3 men skiing into 9.75m (43 off) we are expecting a thrilling event under perfect central Florida conditions. Reigning Champions Freddie Winter, GBR and Regina Jaquess, USA will face the highest level of competition showcasing the best slalom skiing and drama to crown the Swiss Pro Slalom Champions in Open Men & Women.

About Swiss Waterski Resort
Water skiers from around the world come to Swiss Waterski Resort for its perfect ski lakes, beautiful surrounding scenery, and dedicated instructors led by head coach Clint Stadlbaur. Located outside Orlando in Clermont, Florida, Swiss Waterski Resort was established in 1979 and has provided the ultimate ski experience for decades. The staff ensures that all guests have a memorable stay by holding to the highest standards of Swiss service. At Swiss Waterski Resort, you’ll discover the perfect combination of rigorous training and resort vacation. Features include a fleet of new Nautique boats, stylish Mediterranean villas, pools, heated spas, and a pristine golf course. Ready for paradise? Book your next water ski escape at Swiss !

www.swisswaterskiresort.com

2016USAWaterSkiExperticityPOLK CITY, Fla. ­- With its continual efforts to increase the value of a USA Water Ski membership, USA Water Ski, the national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States, is pleased to announce a new partnership with ProMotive.com powered by Experticity to provide USA Water Ski members with exclusive access to top retail brands from outside the water ski industry.

With the launch of this program at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, April 6, USA Water Ski members will get recognized for their unique expertise among peers in the industry and have special insider access to six exciting and popular brands, including Body Glove, Merrell and Ogio. Access to the discounts will be available exclusively through the Members-Only area at USAWATERSKI.org. Members will have access to an additional six brands per month for the remainder of the year.

"We are excited about this new partnership and hope to continue to provide greater benefits to our members," said Bob Crowley, USA Water Ski executive director. "We will be working to keep a wide variety of brands constantly available to our members."


About Experticity
Experticity is the parent company of ProMotive.com and helps brands with marketing through real life influencers, including retail associates. They have built the world's largest community of influential category experts, connecting them with the world's top brands to create a new breed of buying experience - one that is informed, genuine and mutually beneficial. Experticity's community of more than a million experts is comprised of industry professionals, category opinion leaders and influential retail sales associates who are actively sought out for trusted recommendations on what to buy.


About USA Water Ski
USA Water Ski was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States.

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A new boat specially adapted for disabled use stolen from a lake at a water sports club in Hampshire has been recovered by police.

The £65,000 boat was stolen overnight on Monday from Ellingham Waterski and Wakeboard Club, near Ringwood.

The specially-equipped Centurion Carbon Pro boat was found by police at a disused industrial site in West End, Southampton.

Hampshire Police said the boat was retrieved intact from a hangar.

Lifejackets and wetsuits were also stolen during the break-in at the club.

 

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The company's new Mission is billed as the "world's first ultra-rugged action sports smartwatch." The smartwatch is powered by Android Wear and is waterproof up to 330 feet, making it the most rugged smartwatch with Google's wearable OS.

The Mission will be available this October for $400. That may seem pricey compared to other regular non-rugged and weather-resistant Android Wear smartwatches like the Moto 360, which starts at $299, but compared to Casio's $500 Smart Outdoor Watch, which is only water-resistant up to 164 feet, the Mission is the better buy.

The 48mm smartwatch has a round 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 400 x 400 resolution and an ambient light sensor. Since it's designed to be used by extreme sports enthusiasts and athletes, the touchscreen even works when it's wet. Gnarly!

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World’s best professional & junior skiers to compete for over $64,000 during the water ski competition and summer festival at Veterans Park August 19-20, 2016.

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MILWAUKEE – March 23, 2016 – The Malibu Open Waterski Championship and Summer Festival is returning to Milwaukee’s lakefront Veteran’s Park Lagoon for the sixth consecutive year on August 19th and 20th. Waterskiing’s top professional and junior athletes will compete in traditional slalom and long-distance jumping for more than $64,000 in prize money. Free-style jumping, barefoot skiing, show skiing, picnic areas, food trucks and outdoor activity vendors round out the exciting two day event, which is open and free to the public.

The Milwaukee Parks and Recreation is estimating 10,000 spectators will come to observe the extreme water sports competition and interact with the athletes during the Friday and Saturday event.

For the seventh year in a row, the Malibu Open Festival is attracting athletes and spectators from across the globe to the lakefront lagoon set against the backdrop of the busy city of Milwaukee.

“Athletes from 28 countries around the world will be in Milwaukee competing during the festival for cash prizes and elite world ranking points,” event organizer and competing athlete, April Coble Eller said. “Fans will have an opportunity to interact, take photos, ask questions and get autographs with the skiers while enjoying festival activities, food and music. Former Malibu Open Champion Will Asher of England, two time World Champion Thomas Degasperi of Italy and World Slalom Record holder Regina Jaquess of the USA, will be just a few of the top athletes making a splash in Veterans’ Park Lagoon.”

In slalom skiing, athletes carve around a six-buoy course while the boat travels at a constant speed of 36 mph with an initial 43-foot line. After completion of each pass, the rope is shortened by a specified length to increase difficulty. Whichever athlete rounds the most buoys at the shortest line length, wins. In the long-distance jumping event, skiers race toward a 6-foot high ramp reaching speeds of 70 mph and fly distances over 200 feet. The athletes get three approaches at the ramp. Whoever goes the furthest, wins.

The Malibu Open is a free event for family, friends and all to enjoy. The event is produced by the Pro Ski Tour and sponsored by Malibu Boats. Concessions and parking will be organized by the Milwaukee County Parks Department.

Visit malibuopenfestival.com for more information.

The unpredictable Yarra River in Melbourne Australia is the host of the Moomba Masters. This site is famous for drawing the biggest spectator crowds in waterskiing to watch skiers put it all on the line in this unpredictable setting.
Click Here for the epic aftermath of Asher’s Win, including hugs, tears and a Speechless Will Asher.

Asher At Moomba

From Worlds to Masters, from the Malibu Open to various Pro-Ams, Will Asher has won almost every event in slalom skiing. The main title that had eluded him thus far, however, had been the Moomba Masters. In 2011 and 2015, Asher had come close by winning silver medals on both occasions. This year, Asher couldn’t have been more prepared to win, as his finals score came 2 buoys shy of the course record. This score of 1 buoy at 41′off put him in a run-off with Nate Smith, which Asher emerged victorious. Congratulations to Will on his hard fought, well-deserved Moomba Masters title!

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Our program this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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----- On Saturday, March 26
>> 14 pm-15 pm: African Dance (Afro Style)
>> 15 pm-14 pm: Kizomba initiation
----- On Sunday, 27 March
>> 10 pm-11 pm: Zumba giant
>> 11 pm-12 pm: African Dance (Afro Style)
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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.