Hangin' with a Pro - A day in the life of World Champ Waterski Jumper Ryan Dodd. Thanks to the Saskatoon Waterski Club for having us out! Make sure to get down to the Rathole for the Western Canadian Waterski Championships July 29, 30 and 31.
SEATTLE, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, live streaming action sports brand Sioeye announced the release of the Sioeye Iris4G Blink, its first retail-ready camera and second 4G-enabled action camera that gives sports enthusiasts the ability to capture and broadcast adventures in real-time. The Sioeye Iris4G Blink edition follows the 2015 introduction of Sioeye's first device, the Sioeye Iris4G 4K. The Sioeye Iris4G Blink will be available in the U.S. in retail stores in the second half of this year and includes integrated live streaming as well as HD video capabilities. In addition to launching the new retail-ready camera, Sioeye announced that it would extend streaming capabilities to YouTube Live.
The Sioeye Iris4G Blink enables action sports enthusiasts and pros to live stream video, audio, and real-time stats including speed and altitude overlays to their fans at the touch of a button. The Sioeye Iris4G Blink live streams using 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity directly built into the smart device.
With the press of a button, the live stream is automatically broadcast through the SioeyeLIVE platform available on iOS, Android, the web and now with a new option to stream directly to your YouTube Live account. SioeyeLIVE simplifies streaming and enables fans to watch and interact with broadcasters as well as gain easy access to instant replay videos.
"The introduction of a high quality, affordable LTE connected device combined with the ability to broadcast to YouTube Live will fundamentally change how fans and friends interact with people in the action sports community," said David Abramowski, General Manager at Sioeye. "Live streaming and the action sports market naturally go together, and Sioeye is at the center of this convergence."
The Sioeye Iris4G Blink live streams at 480p with 30fps, providing a beautiful image and clear sound for mobile viewing with low data consumption using approximately 450MB per hour. The smart device can also simultaneously record HD video to local storage during a live stream session and runs on Android 6.0 with an internal GPS and barometer sensors, delivering additional information to viewers on stream including speedometer and altimeter dashboards.
Pass the Handle came a week early this year at Centurion and Supreme Boats. These Correct Craft Companies combined Pass the Handle day with a Weekend of Giving on July 16, 2016. In addition to a canned food drive and Lake Yosemite clean-up, Centurion and Supreme chose to give the fun of towed water sports […] The post Centurion and Supreme Boats #PasstheHandle on Weekend of Giving (https://centurionboats.com/
About Centurion Boats: Centurion Boats has always been based on innovation, but exciting new product, leadership and Correct Craft company culture are sparking a re-imagination of the Centurion brand. Water sports boaters are now choosing Centurion boats for next generation versatile performance, ambitious design and inspired craftsmanship. Thanks to this progression, Centurion Boats is experiencing their fastest market share growth in history. Re-imagine life in a Centurion boat.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 91 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, and SeaArk boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com. To learn more about Centurion Boats and its complete product line, visit www.centurionboats.com.
All participants in the 2016 Centurion BallOfSpray Cash Prize events will be automatically entered in a drawing for one of four Wakeye xt-One video trackers.
BallOfSpray is proud to announce that Wakeye has signed on as a sponsor of the Centurion BallOfSpray Cash Prize. Wakeye has provided 4 xt-One video trackers to be given away in a drawing at the end of the season. Enter one of 3 events to be eligible.
At each event 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.
See below for dates, locations and registration details
Centurion BallOfSpray Cash Prize at Hilltop - Marysville, WA 8/20 - 8/21
Centurion BallOfSpray Cash Prize at Bell Acqua - Rio Linda, CA 9/6 - 9/7
Centurion BallOfSpray Cash Prize at Aquaplex - Austin, TX 10/1 - 10/2
This weekend in southern Italy, Freddie Winter joined a very elite club of skiers to take a piece of 2 ball at 43off with 1.5 and in doing so set a pending European Record. With this score he breaks the record he currently holds alongside the great Andy Mapple with [email protected] This would be the first European Record set in Europe in over 30 years since Mapple ran 4 @ 39off in 1985.
The record came while skiing in a tournament with a wealth of Europe's top talent in at TWS Ski School in Napoli. Along with the record, Freddie prevailed in the tournament, taking the win above Thomas Degasperi and rising star Robert Pigozzi in a hard fought head to head.
The record comes after a streak of 13 complete 41off passes in his previous 18 rounds of tournament including 5 in the last week in a Italy. The start of this spell can be pinpointed to the moment Freddie moved onto the MC17 model ski in mid April.
The Syndicate V Type-R is the all new high end slalom ski from HO for 2016. The V Type-R is a reflection of the state of the art in terms of slalom theory. A careful examination of the ski will show a very deliberate design approach. From the shape of the tail to the texture of the bottom to the flex pattern, the V Type-R is different.
The V Type-R is a ski that some skiers may take a few rides to get accustomed to. The shape and flex of this ski are designed for a skier who has the discipline to apply less aggression at the ball and from the ball to the wakes. The ski can be pushed, but the V Type-R simply performs best when the skier does less. The V Type-R is a ski for skiers who have embraced the concepts of “light on the line” or “hiding from the ZO”.
Toe Side (Off Side) Turn
The Off Side turn on the V Type-R is simply a joy. The tip stays down and the ski flows back to the inside with very little skier input. The relatively soft flex of the ski contributes to the feeling that the front of the ski is pulling itself under the line and making angle.
Skiers who cannot resist the temptation to be aggressive with their upper body will likely find turns to be unnecessarily aggressive and messy.
Heel Side (On Side) Turn
If the skier can keep their shoulders level, head up and weight centered the V Type-R will flow out and then carve a fast arc under the rope and carry speed back to the inside. On Side turns are perhaps slightly faster and a smaller radius than Off Side turns. The smoothness and ease of the on side turn makes it easier for the skier to be in good position on the way to the wakes.
The ski’s forgiveness to errors is moderate compared to other current year high end skis . If the skier drops their head and shoulders to the inside, the ski may turn harder and faster than expected.
From Ball to Second Wake
The V Type-R does not make speed as much as it maintains speed. As with the turns, the secret to riding this ski is to not do more than you have to. The ski performs best when the skier takes the angle created in the turn and works just hard enough to maintain that angle. When ridden in this fashion, the V Type-R makes more than enough speed to be wide and early at the next ball.
If the ski has one clear fault it is that, after the skier makes a mistake, the ski does not make a lot of extra speed in panic mode.
From Second Wake to Ball
The V Type-R flows away from the second wake predictably and easily draws a path wide and early in front of the ball. As noted above, the ski performs best if the skier keeps their head up, shoulders level, and weight centered.
Up until my hardest pass, the V Type-R is my favorite HO since the A1. Once you adjust to how this ski needs to be ridden, it is one of the smoothest and flowiest skis in recent memory. As the rope gets short and I start making more errors, the ski degrades from a great ski to a good ski. It never does anything unexpected or radical, but it lacks a emergency afterburner mode I needed to get one or two more balls on my hardest pass.
As the review period ends, I am left with the feeling that I could have gotten more from the ski and wish I could spend more time with it.