More than $10,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line at the Little Mountain Queens Cup women’s slalom tournament in Maiden, N.C., on Aug. 27-28.
The Queens Cup, with title sponsor Sportsinsurance.com and promoted by area Nautique dealer Race City Marine of Mooresville, N.C., is for women ages 30 and older. It will use a scoring system that counts buoys equally regardless of age group and corresponding boat speed. A 55-year-old skier whose top boat speed is 32 mph will be scored the same as a 35-year-old who runs the same pass at 34 mph.
Organizers have 25 entrants and have room for 30 to 35. Each skier is guaranteed two rounds of Saturday qualifying. The top 16 will advance to Sunday’s bracketed head-to-head finals.
Little Mountain Lake is the site of world record performances in Masters Men and Open Men, as well as numerous other national and international records. In addition to its annual pro-am tournaments, Little Mountain Lakes recently hosted a Nautique Big Dawg World Tour qualifier. The Queens Cup is intended to offer women their version of the men’s Big Dawg series.
Additional sponsors for the Queens Cup include Denali Skis, Connelly Skis, H2Oproshop.com, Masterline and many others.
The cash purse and prizes, valued at more than $10,000, were donated by sponsors and individuals. The event will also recognize the top 30-, 32- and 34-mph skiers from Saturday’s qualifying rounds with cash awards and prizes.
Edge Waterski is in the business of designing, engineering and selling waterski hard shell bindings. We deliver to customers worldwide. Edge Waterski is based in Groveland, Florida and was developed by Jon Travers in 2016. As the sport of Waterskiing grows, we grow with it - evolving and creating revolutionary products. Edge Waterski allows skiers from all levels, no matter strong or weak to gain a significant benefit. Core team members are among the most successful currently competing and we work together to provide the highest level of service.
The next generation of the releasable overall binding system from Mike’s Overall Binding, aka the MOB, is being introduced to water skiers at the USA Water Ski Nationals. The MOB system is available at the introductory price of $399 through the end of Nationals.
The MOB release system has reduced weight with a smaller spring housing than his previous OB system, and incorporates an easier to use plastic adjustment screw mechanism. The new MOB boot mounting plate has been designed using a lower profile composite G10 material, which allows better flex and rebound for improved performance. The redesigned boot plate also features mounting slots that allow easy mounting of most common styles of hard shell boots. You can also use the soft fit style boots available from most major water ski manufacturers.
Additional new features to the MOB are trick ski mounting slots forward of the boot, a sturdier solid mounting plate, and a micro-just system mounting hole. The mounting slots are set to the common water ski manufacturing insert pattern.
The MOB team is currently sourcing a stock boot for the system. We believe that the skier should have a choice of their boot. We encourage users to stick with their current boot so that they can retain the same comfort on their ski while adding the safety of the MOB system.
The system designer, Mike Mosley has been using this type system in competition for over twenty years, and continues to refine the system.
Check our website at : www.mobsystemrelease.com or on Facebook at @MikesOverallBinding
Information Contact: Mike Mosley, Owner-Dseigner
At GOODE Skis we like to celebrate accomplishments. And as a long-time title sponsor and supporter of the U.S. Nationals, we think that qualifying for, and skiing in your first Nationals, is one of the biggest achievements in our sport.
That’s why this year we are paying the entry fees for 20 skiers competing in their first ever Nationals.
“We all remember our first Nationals,” says Dave Goode, who first competed in the tournament in 1983. “It’s a really big deal and we wanted to recognize that by rewarding some skiers who have worked really hard to get here.
“And the ski industry needs to do everything it can to get people excited about the sport. This is our way of making the experience even better for some deserving skiers who hopefully will keep coming back year after year.”
For at least one first-timer, the free entry was enough to help convince them to compete.
“I was honestly considering not skiing until this promotional opportunity was created,” said Sue Pickrell, a Women’s 5 competitor from Bellevue, Wash., who first skied in 2002 and didn’t enter her first tournament until 2011. “Thank you!”
Among the youngest skiers taking advantage of the offer are Sara and Sawyer Perez, Girl’s 1 and Boy’s 1 competitors, respectively, who both PB’d at this year’s Western Regionals.
“They are very excited to ski in their first Nationals,” says Shauna Perez, Sara and Sawyer’s mom. “And they are very much looking forward to meeting Team GOODE at Nationals.”
Our newest construction moves what we know about ski building into the next realm. PMI is the next generation of lightweight reactive core foam. Its current application is aircraft construction based on its ability to easily shape and thermoform. PMI is structurally more rigid (simplifying the layup) and more reactive than other current hi-end cores available. The latter benefit offers more feel and forgiveness making the ski connected and controlled. PMI also displayed minimal structural fatigue after longevity cycle testing compared to PVC, which eventually broke down. There is a noticeable difference between other lightweight core skis and our new ProBuild.
The new Pro Build Construction was modeled to offer you what the pros have known for more than a year. It’s knowing that there’s something better out there than PVC. Countless titles have been won under cloak during the development of this newest construction. Combine our new core with Textreme Carbon and structural Innegra and you’ll find nothing more technically advanced anywhere.
Welcome to the future.
Be the first to see them at the 2016 US Nationals in Caldwell, Idaho starting 8-8-16.
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.