Marcus Brown, former US Open Pro Slalom Champion and more recently known for his Flowpoint films as the Freeride Movement frontman, has signed on to become a Syndicate Team Coach. Marcus will tutor HO Syndicate Team skiers personally and digitally to unleash his vast array of ski techniques to help skiers hone their craft in pursuit of broken PBs.
"When HO approached me about coming on as a Team Coach, I jumped at the opportunity. Having a chance to work on and off the water with some of the best athletes in the world was something that I couldn’t pass up. To be able to provide a service for Team HO that no other team in the industry is offering, is not only good for HO and our Athletes, but I think its also good for the sport. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this groundbreaking approach", said Brown.
What’s Marcus been up to lately? Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’ve surely come across his Flowpoint projects that include adventure films and his new podcast that sheds light on the most interesting characters in waterskiing both young and, elite and weekend warrior, well known and “I didn’t know they’re a skier!” celebs. Here’s a short list of some of his latest and greatest works:
Flowpoint TV – Day by Day – A Hawaiian Adventure: https://vimeo.com/200380877
Flowpoint TV – Tribe of the Future (US Nationals): https://vimeo.com/181740355
Flowpoint TV – Paradise Lost (Worlds): https://vimeo.com/169738791
Flowpoint TV – School for Life (Collegiate): https://vimeo.com/145817462
Here’s how Will suggests heat molding your liner for the best fit:
1. Set Oven on Convectoin Mode at roughly 220 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Make a tinfoil wrap so the liner isnt touching the oven grates and place liner in once oven is preheated
3. Cook liner for ~10-12 minutes
4. Apply a thin dress sock to your foot to protect against heat while not adding much volume
5. Remove from oven, quickly apply to foot and strap velcro top strap snugly.
6. Put linered foot into shell, being mindful not to catch the inner-ears of the shell with your heel.
7. Stand up to assure snug fit. Assure that there are no creases in the top of the liner. Latch middle buckle first (tight setting), followed by the buckle nearest to toe and lastly top buckle. Make sure it is on a very tight setting (on buckle ladder) to reduce volume of liner in future use. This should feel tighter than you would use while skiing.
8. Wear on foot for 10-12 minutes until liner cools. Remove and you’re done. Go ski!
We couldn’t be more thrilled to add Manon Costard to our crew, she adds a fun, fresh, positive outlook on skiing and is more than a force to be reckoned with on the pro circuit. Manon easily found her home on top of a Pro Build Vapor this spring and instantly we knew it would be a perfect addition to our team. Hailing from France, Manon has attacked the women’s pro scene in the last few years. Capturing victories at the San Gervasio Pro Am last season and starting the 2017 season with a win at the Latrobe City International tournament are just the latest wins in a career of tournament success. As remarkable as Manon is at showing up to win on finals day she has also made a name for herself through her coaching and vibrant personality. Join us as we welcome Manon to our team!
The 2017 Radar Senate Lithium is an easy to ride mid-range ski with all the technical prowess of an elite high end ski. Radar took their top of the line Vapor and widened it two tenths of an inch to make the Senate. The result is a ski with the technical wizardry of the Vapor but even more forgiving and better suited for slower boat speeds.
During the review period I rode the Senate at 30, 32 and 34 MPH. At 34 MPH, I was able to run 32 and 35 off, but when I slowed the boat down to 32 and 30 MPH, I discovered this ski’s sweet spot.
The Senate is a surprisingly fast ski. In this case “Fast” means that the ski makes speed without a lot of effort by the skier and it also means the the ski carries that speed through the the turn. The result is more skiing with less muscle fatigue.
The Senate turns very well on both sides, and the off side turns are remarkably fun. The Senate delivers long flowing pre-turns followed by snappy turns without requiring perfect technical skills from the skier. The extra width of this ski just makes everything easier.
For a day on open water or casual buoy chasing, there is no better ski on the market then the Radar Lithium Senate
40+ time Pro Waterski Champion, Slalom Legend and longtime HO Skis poster-boy Wade Cox has signed on to become a Syndicate Team Coach. Wade will share his vast wealth of ski knowledge on technique, training and gear to HO Syndicate Team skiers around the world in an effort to help the current and next generation develop their skills on and off the water. “Coaching is my passion. To be able to share my vision, knowledge and experience with the future of our sport is incredible!”
Want to ski with Wade?
Find Wade at Orlando Watersports Complex, as he’s teamed up with Aktion Parks to resurrect and dial in the slalom course for your skiing pleasure. Now you can have morning sets with the 7-time National Champion to hone your craft waterskis. Don’t have a good ski? No problemo! You can Demo the full line of Syndicate VTX skis at OWC to bring your skiing to the next level. Book your lesson with wade at OWC now at http://www.aktionparks.com/orlando-watersports-complex/ski/
What’s been new with Wade? Check out this podcast interview with the legend himself as he speaks on life, skiing, what he’s up to now and what’s next.
The EVO has been awarded Top Product of 2017 by Boating Industry for its innovation, impact on the industry and advancement of waterskiing. The EVO's Paulownia Wood Flex-Core is lighter and more stable than traditional cores with its ability to remain strong under the high flex conditions. This hydrophobic wood core is fast growing and takes less energy to process, giving the EVO added ecological benefits. In addition it's Binding Spine and surf inspired Fish-Shape makes for an efficient ski that is easy to turn and ride. See the video and get yours at http://www.hosports.com/
ORLANDO, FL (May 1, 2017) – Ralph C. Meloon, son of Correct Craft founder Walter C. Meloon, has been honored with a Special Lifetime Tribute by the Water Ski Hall of Fame. “Mr. Ralph” was recognized at the 35th Annual Water Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held last Saturday at Walt Disney’s World Showplace Pavilion at Epcot Theme Park in Orlando, FL.
The Hall of Fame Special Lifetime Tribute celebrates the lives of those ambassadors who have made an extraordinary impact on the sport. These are individuals who have gone above and beyond to enhance water skiing’s positive image on society, broaden the sport's appeal throughout the world, and whose integrity and dignity set them apart in a special and unique way. They have dedicated their lives to making the sport better for everyone involved.
Ralph, a 2013 NMMA Hall of Fame inductee, held many positions at Correct Craft over the years including President, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Chairman of the Board for over 25 years helping shape the company into an innovative leader in the waterski and wakesports industry. Under Ralph’s leadership, the company established the first water ski team and developed the first water ski promotional program in the United States which is still used by Correct Craft’s Nautique Boat Company and others in the watersports segment.
Ralph has traveled the globe helping to build Correct Craft and Nautique as premier brands for water ski and wakeboard enthusiasts worldwide. He has visited 85 different nations through the years and was instrumental in selling boats to water ski federations in numerous countries and attending water ski tournaments.
Today, at age 99, Ralph continues to be an important figure in the industry and currently serves as Correct Craft’s Chairman Emeritus.
Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin stated, “Ralph Meloon is truly an icon in our industry and an important reason why waterskiing is a global sport.” Yeargin added, “I am truly honored to both work with and learn from Ralph and am thrilled that he was recognized with this prestigious honor.”
About the Water Ski Hall of Fame: The purpose of the Water Ski Hall of Fame is to honor and perpetuate the names and accomplishments of skiers, pioneers and officials whose dedication and competitive achievements at national and international levels have brought lasting fame to the sport of water skiing. Four categories of membership have been approved by the USA Water Ski Foundation board of trustees: competitive water skiers, including participants in traditional water skiing, barefoot skiing, ski racing and any other nationally competitive individual discipline recognized by USA Water Ski and approved by the USA Water Ski Foundation board of trustees; water skiing pioneers; water skiing officials; and show skiing. For more information on the Water Ski Hall of Fame and the USA Water Ski Foundation go to www.waterskihalloffame.com.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.
Coming at you from a different angle this week, with 3 folks that are well versed in the ways of fitness, specifically CrossFit.
Brooke Ence is a CrossFit Games competitor, and she’s twice as strong as you’ll ever be. Her husband, Marston, works for CrossFit Media, was an Olympic hopeful, and is the most funny least assuming person you’ll ever meet. Tommy Marquez is producer for CrossFit Media, a host on the CrossFit Games update shows and a wealth of knowledge and wisdom.
Getting to sit down with these 3 for 30 min was a treat. Some of the topics we discussed are below: