In 2012, Erika was nationally ranked #1 in Overall for Girls 3. That alone is impressive. Erika’s USAWS average trick score puts her on the top of the list by more than 2,500 points. That is amazing. Erika is also the top female Under 18 year old Trick & Overall skier in the world. That is why she is BallOfSpray’s 2012 Three Event Skier of the Year.
In 2012, Regina Jaquess ran 39 off fifteen times at record capable tournaments plus three more times in Class C or E events. On June 6th, 2012, she scored 3 at 41 off to take possession of the world slalom record for the 5th time since 2004. She also placed 1st in 5 out of 6 pro slalom events she entered. She did all this while running her own pharmacy in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
2012 Slalom Ranking
A few words about Regina Jaquess by Jody Seal
Regina seems to be the girl that most all skiers (men as well as women) would like to ski like, She is very determined in the course and very explosive off the ball. Core strength is her weapon that continues to help her dominate Elite Women’s Slalom and be the solitary holder of the current women’s world slalom record. At only 5’4” she is a very unlikely candidate to hold the slalom record as most all of her competition is in the upper 5’ range.
Outside of Europe, Manon Costard was almost unknown until 2012. When she took third at the Malibu Open, eyebrows were raised. When she took second at Soaked, skiers started talking. When she broke Regina Jaquess’ nine year old collegiate slalom record with a score of firstname.lastname@example.org off, it was clear that Manon Costard is a new force in slalom skiing.
2012 Slalom Ranking
A few words about Manon Costard by Boris Laval
I met Manon long time ago when she was 12 years old and training at the National Training Center in Roquebrune, France. At the center, kids are able to go to school in the morning and ski in the afternoon.
I came one afternoon when the weather was really bad, but the kids had to train anyway. Manon had apparently had a bad afternoon on the water, and her coach was really upset because she was not really listening to him.
While I was riding in the boat with the coach, listening to him complain, I saw Manon start running and running and running around the lake. It’s not very often that you see a 12-year-old kid reacting to a bad ski set like that, and I thought to myself “that girl is tough. I don’t know what she is going to do in the future, but she will succeed.”
Here we are 10 years later and she still has the same drive, and we are really happy to have her on the MC skis team.
KC Wilson is a soft spoken young man who lets his skiing do the talking for him. In 2012, his official USAWS average score of 3 at 41 off was nearly 4 full balls above any other US skier in his age group. His IWWF average was 1.5 balls above all Under 21 skiers in the world. Wilsons score of 3 @ 41 off eclipsed the Boys 3 record previously co-held by Chris Parrish and Jon Travers.
2012 Slalom Ranking
K.C. embodies a true professional. He knows what it takes to win on the water and he knows how to go the extra mile on shore. K.C.'s style is one sought after by many, his effortless flow and rhythm make people jealous. His curls make even more people jealous. K.C. is the hottest thing in the sport right now, yep it's a bold call but jump on the bandwagon and enjoy the ride.
Perhaps no other athlete in the history of the sport has risen from relative obscurity to world domination as quickly as Nate Smith. In 2010, Smith was ranked 20th in the world when he come out of nowhere to take second at the Global Invitational. In 2011, Smith counted the number of times he ran 39 off; the tally ended at 37. In 2012 he stopped counting 39s and started counting complete passes are 41 off; that tally ended at 9. In addition to running 41 off nine times in one year, Smith also placed first at more than half of all the major events he entered.
A few words about Nate Smith by Krista Rogers
The best way to describe Nate and his success is to say he lets his skiing speak for itself. Whoever is familiar with him knows he is a man of few words, unless, you ask him about Nautique, D3 or the Indianapolis Colts. All kidding aside, Nate is as down to earth, mellow and humble as they come. After an amazing 2012 season decorated with six professional wins, eight scores into 43 off, and a nice spot atop the elite ranking list, it is no secret he is competitive. He is great at putting his game face on time and time again. What many people do not know about Nate, is that his consistency and continual success is derived from a pure desire to just ski. It is as simple as that, he loves to chase buoys. His motivation doesn't come from a need for fame or fortune, he just wants to be the absolute best he can be. Rain or shine, snow or sleet, Nate wakes up every morning and wants to be on the water.
Do not let his few (wisely chosen) words fool you. Nate is analytical, precise, logical and calculated. Just as art mimics life, Nate’s calm and collected approach to everything off the water is exemplified in the course. He has made the entire industry rethink what was once thought as “truths.”
After spending the past year, practically skiing every day together, I am continually amazed by his calm attitude. He doesn’t get upset with a bad practice set, or a poor tournament score. He looks at it as a trial and error project by continually refining his skills. Even the bad sets make him better, he learns something from them. He decided one day that if anyone could do it, so could he. He more than proved that in 2012.
Merced, CA, December 21, 2012; Fineline Industries Inc., producers of Centurion Boats, is proud to announce the acquisition of Ski Supreme Boats. Fineline Industries will begin immediate production of all current and new Supreme boat orders.
Les Clark, Vice-President of Manufacturing said, “It is an exciting time of growth for the Fineline family as we welcome Supreme back to the factory floor. There’s a rich heritage of Supreme in this factory!” From 1994 until 2009, Fineline Industries manufactured Supreme alongside its Centurion brand in its Merced, California factory. The existing 2013 Supreme lineup will again be coupled with Fineline’s commitment to building boats with the highest degree of quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, fit and finish.
Fineline Industries will market Supreme boat models as a separate brand. Centurion and its divisions including World Championship Towboats and the Commercial Flight Division, producers of water taxis and parasail boats, will continue to be marketed separately.
Since the 1970's, Centurion Boats has pioneered tow sports and continues to lead the industry with towboat technology and innovation. Rick Lee, President of Fineline Industries said, “Introducing our innovation practices, efficiencies in manufacturing, best-in-class warranty and customer service will all translate to immediate value to our existing and future Supreme owners. The entire organization is committed to building strength in the Supreme brand by holding these new boats to the highest degree of Fineline’s standards and quality.”
Bryan Holland, Director of Fineline Industries Worldwide Sales said, “We are excited to expand our dealer network by offering industry leading boats at different price points. Now, we are able to cater to every buyer with the introduction of Supreme.” For information on locating or becoming a Supreme dealer, please call Bryan Holland at 336-869-4684.
About Supreme: Supreme has built quality watersports towboats for over 40 years. It was founded in 1968 with a mission to offer multifunction family towboats that are value leaders and trendsetters both in design and performance. Most recently, Supreme introduced the v226; a world class wake surfing boat that represents the Supreme vision to be the very best. For more information please contact Supreme Boats at 209-384-0255 or visit www.skisupreme.com.
About Centurion: The Centurion Boats trade name, initially established in 1966 in Salt Lake City, is most recognized as the first boat company to produce a dedicated wake surfing boat. With the Enzo SV244, Centurion remains at the top-of-the-class in this space. In addition to world-class wakeboarding and slalom ski boats, Centurion has been a pioneer in watersports towboat technology and was the first boat manufacturer to utilize a v-drive transmission in a dedicated watersports towboat – now an industry standard. For more information please contact Centurion Boats at 209-384-0255 or visit www.centurionboats.com.
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GOODE Skis today announced an addition to its world-record breaking NANO ONE lineup; a 66-inch length model.
The ski joins the previously released 65.25- and 66.75-inch models, offering skiers who may have found themselves in between those two sizes a perfect ski.
“Testing the original 65.25-inch NANO ONE showed us that a vast range of skier heights and weights could ski great on it. And we saw that immediately when it hit the market,” said Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. “Skiing on the 65.25-inch model, Bailey Austin won the Girls 2 U.S. national title, Regina Jaquess won every tournament she entered on it and set a new world record, Chad Scott won the Houston Big Dawg, Todd Ristorcelli won both Big Dawg Canada and the Big Dawg Finals, and at 217 pounds, Mike Munn earned the 4th qualifying spot at the 35+ World Championships. Skiers from 100 to 217 pounds had great success on the ski.”
From there, the continuous evolution of design and testing resulted in the 66.75-inch model that was released late last summer.
“It’s proven to be a great length for the larger skiers, but again, it retains the versatility that the NANO ONE line has become known for,” Dave commented. “Dave Miller ran 39-1/2-feet off on it and he weighs less than 160 pounds.”
Even with a ski that was as big of a hit as the NANO ONE, the GOODE team, as always, felt there was room for improvement. Extensive testing concluded that sizing a ski in between 65.25 and 66.75 inches would be ideal for skiers who weigh between 170 and 200 pounds.
“I’m at 180 pounds and the new 66-inch model is the best ski I have ever skied on,” said Dave.
As with most slalom ski product lines, there is some overlap in sizes that ultimately depends on skier preferences. But GOODE’s 30-day guarantee makes it easy for skiers to find the right size for them.
“If you buy one size, but after skiing on it feel that another size would be better, just ship it back to us within 30 days and we’ll get you on a different length,” said Dave. “Ultimately, we want people to be on the size and model that works best for them. That’s what the R and D process is all about.”
ORLANDO, FLA (December 14, 2012) — Nautique announces the addition of a Nautique Senior Tour to be held in conjunction with the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour, presented by O’Brien.
The Nautique Senior Tour Finals will be based upon the results from the five Big Dawg stops. The Senior Tour Finals will consist of a sweet sixteen head-to-head format held in conjunction with the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour Finals at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, FL on August 16, 2013.
The two competitions will be working together to promote water skiing and to expand opportunities for skiers to participate in the head-to-head format. The Senior Tour will be pulled exclusively by the world record breaking Ski Nautique 200. Below are the five stops of the tour and how to qualify:
“We are extremely excited to expand the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour,” stated Nautique’s President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “The Nautique Big Dawg is clearly the most prestigious 35 and older ski event in the world and we look forward to continuing to give skiers around the world an opportunity to participate in this exciting format,” Yeargin added.
For more information regarding official rules, how to qualify and more on the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour and the Senior Tour please visit http://nautiquebigdawg.com