Regina Jaquess added the Soaked Orlando title to her increasingly historic 2012 haul, riding her GOODE NANO ONE to the Women’s slalom title at the inaugural event held last weekend in downtown Orlando.
Regina ran 1 buoy at 41-feet off on the four-ball course in both the semis and finals to earn the win. Manon Costard finished second with 0.5 buoy at 41-feet off, while Team GOODE’s Karen Jaquess continued her strong year by taking third with 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. Danyelle Bennett and Lauren Morgan rode their GOODE skis to 7th and 8th, respectively.
Regina has won titles this year at the U.S. Masters, GOODE Atlanta Pro Am, Malibu Open and now Soaked Orlando. She was recently named the 2012 WaterSki Magazine Female Slalom Skier of the Year.
In Men’s slalom, defending world champion Thomas Degasperi nearly pulled off a Team GOODE sweep, finishing second after four grueling runoffs with eventual champion Nate Smith. In the head-to-head finals, both Degasperi and Smith scored 1 buoy at 43-feet off three consecutive times. For the fourth runoff round, a tie-break rule was implemented that in the event of another tie, stipulated the win would be rewarded to the first skier off the dock, Nate. When both Nate and Thomas again skied 1 buoy at 43-feet off, the win went to Nate and Thomas took second.
Perth Night Jump and EYRES Optics are pleased to announce a new partnership which will see EYRES become the naming rights sponsor of the Perth Night Jump for the period 2013 - 2015.
"EYRES are proud to sponsor and invest in bringing international and national sport athletes into Western Australia. After the success of the EYRES Action Sports Games, we see the value of being involved and supporting the watersport community. The three year sponsorship deal coincides with our committed three year involvement with the EYRES Action Sports Games and World Cup stop. These two events are a huge tourism drawcard for Western Australia and we are delighted to be involved. We recognize that the Perth Night Jump is a thrilling and unique event, and we are honored to take part in promoting a community event that promotes creativity, skill and diversity. Good luck to all participants involved!" Michel Audry, Managing Director of EYRES Optics.
Perth Night Jump is a spectacular international event launched in 2011. The 2012 event saw the world's best men and women Ski Jumpers come to Perth and, in superb conditions, compete in front of a sell-out crowd. The event also featured local skiers perform under lights showcasing Wakeboarding, Show Skiing, Barefoot and Slalom skiing in an action packed night. The event finale saw World Champion and World Record Holder Freddy Krueger (USA) leap a distance of 65.9 metres in a nail biting final against young Australian Champion Timothy Bradstreet to take out his second Perth Night Jump crown.
PTMEdge is excited to introduce its latest color (is black really a color?) - Midnight! The release on this development is attached and shown below. There are some new PTMEdge products being introduced at SurfExpo as well that will round out the PTMEdge line of technologically advanced products. We dedicate ourselves to creatively engineering new solutions for boating components and accessories. PTMEdge products are designed to perform beyond expectation.
Everything Looks Better at Midnight
For Release: Immediately
(Oak Ridge, TN) – PTMEdge introduces Midnight for its billet aluminum ZXR mirror mount series. This deep, rich dark tone will compliment the PTMEdge PRO series ABS VR mirrors and blend perfectly with black windshield frames featured on many boats today. The rugged Midnight powder coated surface is electro statically applied and cured under extreme heat to form a second tough “skin” for added protection. The powder coating process yields a surface more resilient than any painted surface and provides years of beautiful maintenance free service.
PTMEdge/Protomet Corp engineering manager, Matt Reid said, “The new Midnight color allows the mirror system to virtually disappear when mounted to any black trim and provides a sleek, modern look. The Midnight models deliver the same patent pending features offered by the entire ZXR series of mounts to the boat owner.” The patent pending cam locking system and rapid installing clamshell View4rce mount, allows the boat owner to lock the mirror in place when in use or retract the mirror below the windshield for covering, storage or transportation.
PTMEdge View4rce VR HD mirrors and the new ZXR Midnight series ZXR mounts, are available at your local boat dealer, marina or online at www.ptmedge.com.
The late August temperatures may be falling, but as the Buckeye Buoy Tour nears its completion the competition is rising. On Saturday, August 25th, the Ohio Water Ski Association featured its 5th Buckeye Buoy Tour of the 2012 summer and the 1st sanctioned tournament of the 2013 ski season. The skies were clear, the sun was hot and the water was calm all day at the Skiers Cove in Columbiana, Ohio where a new format was featured for the first time called the Skier's Tug-of-War.
In this format, 4 to 6 skiers were grouped together into brackets and advanced using Buckeye Buoy Tour handicap scoring rules (attaining the highest score relative to their own average). Round 1 of the tournament was a major dividing line as skiers who won their group advanced to the "A" list head-to-head bracket and remained there for each successive round until losing. Any skier who did not win their "A" list bracket was put into a separate "B" head-to-head bracket until they lost a second time. All skiers were guaranteed 3 rounds, and all 3 rounds counted towards a skiers AWSA score. Skiers who advanced all the way to the final ended up skiing 6 rounds!
The Nelson family continues to have great success in this year's BBT, but this time it was big brother Connor Nelson taking the victory over his rapidly improving sister Mary, who is currently in the lead in points for slalom in the BBT standings. Connor won the tournament by using his first 34mph 15off pass in a tournament (a pass he frequently runs in practice) using it to advance into the finals.
Also featured in this tournament was the Waltrip family - brothers Grant, Luke and Justin and mom Nicole who all won their Round 1 brackets. Grant and Justin would face each other in head-to-head competition in Round 2 with Grant running his first ever 19mph pass. In Round 3, Grant couldn't bear the thought of beating his mother, so he fell on his opener, only to run his 19mph again, then run 21mph in Round 4! Nicole would make it all the way to the semi-final "B" bracket, even after losing in the semi-final "A" bracket to eventual the eventual winner, by skiing consistently each round.
There were several notable performances on the day. The world famous Greg and Marcia Davis - of Big Dawg - lore, showed up and Greg skied into his 35off pass. Caryl Kolb showed that's she's going to be a contender in next years BBT, but runner her 24mph, 26mph and getting a solid score a [email protected] Of the higher seeded skiers, it was Andrew Goldberg who won his group with a score of [email protected] The highest score of the day went to David Miller and Andrew Goldberg with 2 @ 39.5 off.
With each passing round of skiing, the skiers were required to start no more than 3 passes, then 2 passes, then 1 pass below their average pass. This meant that Andrew Goldberg, whose average is 2.25 at 39.5off had to start at 38off off the dock! Andrew actually put the pressure on Connor Nelson in the final. Connor was first off the dock at 34mph and only ran 3.5. Andrew followed with a full pass at 38off. Andrew wins, right? No. Because of the double-elimination format Andrew and Connor would actually have go at it again, but Andrew was spent from running so many 38's during the day (5 in total I believe) and conceded first place to Connor!
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Greg Badal continued the Badal hot streak this weekend with another 34mph pending World Record at Shortline Lake, California by scoring 5 @ 41’off.
Greg is began having a stellar 2012 season on his Syndicate A2 by setting a Masters Men’s Western Regional Record with 3 @ 41’off and also taking first place at the Western Regionals in late July, standing atop the podium with fellow Syndicate skier Matt Brown(pictured below).
He then traveled to West Palm Beach, Florida and set a pending Masters Men’s National Record, Big Dawg Record, and Men 4 National record by running 4.5 @4 1’off in the Big Dawg qualifiers. As if that wasn’t enough to assure a remarkable season, he’s now pushed the boundaries even further with 5 @ 41’off which is another pending Master’s Men record!
Aug 21, 2012 – ORLANDO, FL--
Jobe Sports USA announced today that Rob Stimmel has joined their team. He and his crew will be handling all Jobe Sports USA sales in the U.S. & Puerto Rico, so look for them from Seattle to San Diego, Boston to Orlando and everywhere in between.
Rob returns to the Jobe brand with over 30 years of sales experience – Rob Stimmel was heavily involved with the initial planning of the Jobe brand. He was VP of Worldwide Sales & Marketing during the 80's & 90's. He also created the BoardStock event series and managed these from 1996 till 2007. BoardStock was one of the longest running and biggest lifestyle sporting events in USA history.