- Category: Brian Detrick
- Published on Friday, 05 June 2015 06:19
The 56th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament took place over Memorial Day weekend at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. WOW! What a weekend. This was my third time attending the Masters but my 1st Masters as a skier as I was able to finally step onto the waters of Robin Lake. As it is in golf, the Masters is the most prestigious event in the world for our sport. It is the best of the best as they battle on Robin Lake to see who the best is on Memorial Day weekend. For me, it was an honor to be invited and have the opportunity to ski on one of the biggest stages in our sport.
With this being my first Masters, I extended the invitation to my parents to join me on my journey. It was a great feeling to have them in the crowd to support me and be there to share the memories. This was the first time my mom was able to see me ski in person at a pro tour event outside of California and my dad’s second as he joined me in Australia in 2014. They are the ones who gave me the opportunities that lead to where I am today and I will always be thankful for that. I wanted to participate in all of Masters activities and take in the entire event. I watched all of the events including the wake boarders and wake skaters, I went to themorning service, the finals boat parade and the banquet.
The weekend kicked off with an athlete check-in and meeting followed by pictures of each event and a group photo of all of the professional athletes who were participating int he 56th Masters event.
- Category: News
- Published on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 21:41
Today GOODE released the FlexTail™, the company’s most revolutionary ski since it introduced the carbon fiber water ski in 1994.
The FlexTail features an innovative nano carbon fiber backbone and through-cut support ribs, making the ski the first ever designed to flex laterally in the tail, left to right.
“Our major goal was to design a ski that was as efficient as possible from the buoy to the first wake,” says Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. “While previous skis have only been able to flex longitudinally and torsionally, the FlexTail is the first ever ski to flex laterally as well. This extra dimension of ski design allows the ski to maintain speed after the buoy and into the wake, creating a more efficient turn that pushes less water. It carries so much speed from the buoy line that it gives you a whole new look at the course. You’ll be up course, nearly ahead of the boat with a tight line.”
The lateral flex is enabled by three diagonal cuts all the way through the ski between the bindings and the tail end of the ski. The one-millimeter slots form ribs, and when combined with the backbone, a patent-pending endoskeleton that gives the tail the ability to flex one way or another, depending and which side you are turning. To visualize, imagine a shark’s tail moving left and right, back and forth.
One of the many Team GOODE skiers who has been impressed with the FlexTail has been the No. 1 ranked Men’s slalom skier in the world, Chris Parrish.
Parrish has been on the ski for nearly two months and has put up huge scores on it. Three times already this season Parrish has equaled his top score from all of the 2014 season, 1.5 buoys at 43 feet off.
“I’ve just been blown away by this ski,” said Chris, who rode the FlexTail to the highest single score at last weekend’s Swiss Pro Slalom event. “No matter how hard I charge the turn, no matter how short the rope, the ski is just there with me in the turns. It keeps my speed up, builds huge angle and then, bam, I’m off to the next buoy nice and early. I’ve never been so excited about a ski, or an upcoming season.”
Another early-season success for the ski during its testing phase was the first Nautique Big Dawg World Tour event of the year in Acapulco, Mexico, in April. Skiers on the FlexTail finished first and second as Chad Scott earned the win and Dave Miller finished runner up. See the video here.
“We’ve been so excited about the FlexTail that it’s been very hard to keep everything under wraps,” said Dave. When you have that eureka moment you want to share it with everybody, but there are numerous steps you have to go through until a ski is truly ready. It feels great to be able to share this ski with everyone and let them experience what we’ve been feeling for the last few months.”
The FlexTail is available now in four sizes: 63.75″ (up to 110 lbs.), 65.25″ (110-150 lbs.), 66.50″ (150-190 lbs.) and 67.75″ (over 190 lbs.). The price is $1,890 and comes with GOODE’s five-year warranty and its re-introduced $25.00, two-week demo program.
- Category: News
- Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:27
SplashEye is delighted to announce the launch of SplashEye Core - a new package in the SplashEye family.
Featuring Windows 8 Compatible Jump Measurement, Trick Timing and Slalom Gate Monitoring in a single package, Core brings the key features of SplashEye to skiers, TCs and Tournament Organisers with a focused tournament requirement.
Supplied with an industrial USB Video Capture Device, Core will run on a Windows 7 or 8 laptop, ideal for people struggling with outdated Windows XP equipment. Judges will enjoy the same easy to use user-interface found in over fifty SplashEye installations worldwide.
- Category: News
- Published on Monday, 01 June 2015 20:59
Photo by Vincent Stadlbaur
Freddie Winter took the title at the inaugural Swiss Pro Slalom event this weekend in Clermont, FL as he continued his run of success in 2015. Freddie rode his Monte Carlo to 1@43off in the final to put himself ahead of Chris Parrish and Nate Smith. Manon Costard also continued her hot streak with a place in the final four at the event.
These results follow a very successful week for MC Skis as Freddie and Manon both finished very close 2nd places to the World Champions at the preeminent US Masters and Manons European record of 5@39off was officially approved after being set in April.
Our aim at MC Skis is to develop the greatest water skis yet seen in the industry. The competitive success of our team shows that we are reaching this goal. Follow our progress at www.mcskis.com and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mc.skis) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/montecarloskis/).
Photo by Vincent Stadlbaur
- Category: News
- Published on Sunday, 31 May 2015 16:59
Starting this month, at every tournament, there will be an extra reason for me to push the limits and fly to my potential!
For the rest of this season, beginning with the US Masters, I am committed to donating 10% of my total winnings to helping family's in need. With $50 000.00 in winnings up for grabs, if I won all the remaining events I could end up donating over $5000.00 to help build a home in Mexico. It will be fun to keep in touch and follow me on my journey throughout the season. This will be a team effort, and having friends, family and supporters cheering me on for a cause bigger than myself will mean the world to me!
Here are the events eligible for the season:
US Masters 1st Place
London Night Jump
Hazelwoods Pro Am
Rocketman Night Jump
World Cup Malaysia
Chile Night Jump
Colombia Night Fly
Through Homes of Hope in Mexico, I am raising money to help build a home for a needy family in Mexico.
If you want to be part of this journey with me, you can join this exciting venture by also donating towards the house-building project.
My hope is to gather together a group of friends and supporters that will match my donations, to make it possible to build TWO HOMES INSTEAD OF ONE!
You can participate at any level you want. I want to make it very clear that being involved and supporting this at any level will be greatly appreciated and go a long way. We don't need much to make an impact.
Options for your consideration include:
100% of what I donate, up to $5100
50 % of what I donate, up to $2550
20% of what I donate, up to $1,020
10% of what I donate, up to $510
5% of what I donate, up to $255
1% of what I donate, up to $51
If you want more details about the build project, check out the website for HOMES OF HOPE: http://www.ywamsandiegobaja.org/homesofhope/
Some of you may be asking why am I doing this?
There are many reasons, but the top three are as follows:
1) To help family's who are truly in need.
2) Because I have been blessed in my life with a gift, and I want to use it to help others.
3) To give me another reason to train hard and to do my very best every time I am on the water.
For those who want to not only donate, but who also want to help with the actual construction, two trips are being planned: November 2015 (right after worlds) and November 2016.
If you have any questions or would like to proceed, please contact me at your convenience. All I need is an or Facebook Message to confirm your level of participation.
We are flexible with forms of payment and a Charitable Donation Receipt will be available for Tax Purposes.
Thanks and I hope you will join in on this journey and experience of a lifetime!
- Category: News
- Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 21:14
The first person to design a Centurion Carbon Pro with the same color scheme as the next BallOfSpray Centurion will win a Wakeye XT-One!
1) Go to the Centurion Boat Builder
3) Right click on the picture of the side view of the boat and download the image. Repeat for the top view of the boat.
Need help posting? Click here for a video demo
- Category: News
- Published on Sunday, 24 May 2015 21:18
|PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga., May 24, 2015 - U.S. athletes Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) and Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) won titles in respective events at the 56th Nautique Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, presented by GM Marine Engine Technology, May 23-24, on Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens.
Jaquess won her fifth career Masters women's slalom title. After tying France's Manon Costard with a score of 2-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the finals, Jaquess clinched the title in the subsequent runoff, scoring 4-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off to Costard's 1-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off.
Lang won women's tricks for the second consecutive year, scoring a course record 9,770 points. Belarus' Natallia Berdnikava (9,510 points) placed second and U.S. athlete Alex Lauretano (Windermere, Fla.) finished third (8,670 points).
Smith won his second career Masters men's slalom title, scoring 6 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. Great Britain's Freddie Winter finished second (5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) and the Czech Republic's Daniel Odvarko was third (0 buoys at 38 feet off).
In men's tricks, France's Pierre Ballon won men's tricks (10,680 points) for the second consecutive year. U.S. athletes Adam Pickos (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) and Russell Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.) placed second (9,720 points) and third (9,440 points), respectively.
In women's jumping, Australia's Jacinta Carroll won her third consecutive Masters title with a distance of 179 feet. Belarus' Natallia Berdnikava finished second (174 feet), followed by France's Marion Ellis (166 feet) and Jaquess (158 feet).
In men's jumping, Canada's Ryan Dodd, the top seed, won his second consecutive and third career Masters title, soaring 234 feet on his first jump in the finals. U.S. athleteFreddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) finished second with a distance of 232 feet.
U.S. water ski athletes Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.) and Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.) won respective titles at the 23rd Nautique Junior Masters Water Ski Tournament on May 22 on Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.
Baldwin won junior women's slalom and overall. She won the slalom title after a run-off against Canada's Geneva Roach. After both skiers tied in the finals with scores of 2 buoys at 38 feet off, Baldwin clinched the title in the subsequent run-off with a score of 6 buoys at 35 feet off to Roach's 5-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off. Baldwin also won the overall title for the second consecutive year by tallying 2,790.0 points after recording high scores of 7,600 points in tricks (finals), 3 buoys at 38 feet in slalom (elimination round) and 120 feet in jumping (elimination round).
Garcia won junior men's jumping and overall, and he placed second in slalom (2-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off). He won men's jumping with a distance of 185 feet, and he won the overall title with 2,623.1 points after recording scores of 3-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off in slalom (elimination round), 6,300 points in tricks (elimination round) and 185 feet in jumping (finals).
In other events, Neilly Ross (Canada) won junior women's tricks with a course record 9,060 points; Danylo Fil'chenko (Ukraine) won junior men's tricks (10,110 points); Robert Pigozzi (Dominican Republic) won junior men's slalom (3-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off); and Aliaksandra Danisheuskaya (Belarus) won junior women's jumping (141 feet).
For complete scores, visit masterswaterski.com.
|About USA Water Ski|
|USA Water Ski was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States.This press release, as well as other water-skiing information, is available at www.USAWATERSKI.org.|
- Category: News
- Published on Sunday, 24 May 2015 20:24
Pine Mountain, GA (May 24, 2015) – The 56th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament®, presented by GM Marine Engine Technology, made history today at Callaway Gardens! The wake community was beyond excited with the first ever-perfect 100-point run in the history of wakeboarding. The history making run was behind the industry leading and award-winning Super Air Nautique G23!
In women's events, Team Nautique athlete and world record holder Erika Lang looked absolutely amazing on the water setting a new tricks course record of 9,770 points to win her second consecutive Masters title.
Nautique teammate Natallia Berdnikava came in second in tricks with a big score of her own at 9,510 points followed by Alex Laurentano. In slalom, Regina Jaquess took the title with email@example.com in a run off with Manon Costard and Nautique's Whitney McClintock placed third with a score of firstname.lastname@example.org. Nautique athlete and new world record holder Jacinta Carroll won her 20th consecutive pro event today jumping 179 feet (54.5m) followed by teammates Natallia Berdnikava and Marion Mathieu-Ellis. Nautique's Meagan Ethell won Women's Wakeboarding with two stand-up passes followed by Dallas Friday and teammate Raimi Merritt.
In the men's disciplines, Pierre Ballon from France won his second Masters title in a row tricking 10,680 followed by Adam Pickos and Russell Gay. Team Nautique athlete and world record holder Nate Smith won his second Masters in a dramatic final round running 1@41-off followed by Freddie Winter and Daniel Odvarko. Canada's Ryan Dodd defended his Masters Jump title making it his third with a score of 234 feet (71.3m) followed by Freddy Krueger and Rodrigo Miranda.
In the slalom head-to-head competition, Jeff Rodgers muscled his way to email@example.com beating Big Dawg World Tour Champion and Nautique legend Andy Mapple who ran firstname.lastname@example.org to win this year's Masters Big Dawg Final Four head-to-head competition on Robin Lake.
Congratulations to Junior Masters slalom competitor Taylor Garcia who competed in the O'Brien head-to-head exhibition against Robert Pigozzi, earning a scholarship.
- Category: News
- Published on Friday, 22 May 2015 16:32
(Merced, CA) - Centurion Boats welcomes World Champion and European Overall Record Holder 3-Event Water Skier Adam Sedlmajer to the Factory Pro Team. Prided on maintaining a team of skilled, passionate, character forward athletes; Centurion Boats was ecstatic to add a high caliber individual like Adam Sedlmajer to their distinguished group of factory pros. Adam has a true love for 3-event water skiing and he trains for all three disciplines [slalom, trick and jump] behind his Centurion Carbon Pro ski boat. Even after 20 years in competitive water skiing Adam still relentlessly strives for dominant performance on an off the water. It is this dedication, experience and integrity that make Adam a perfect addition to the Centurion Pro Team.
At the young age of 8 Adam immediately fell in love with the sport while on vacation with his parents and only dreamed of skiing professionally. One year later he was representing the Czech Republic on the international level. For several years he competed at the European and World Championships, with multiple titles and podium finishes worldwide. He was recruited to ski for the college team at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. In 2006 he took the opportunity to move stateside where he became a member of the most prestigious college team. During this time he won 4 national titles, and more important he got to spend many years among many professional skiers that took his skiing to the next level.
Adam graduated College in 2012 with two degrees. Undergraduate degree in Marketing and a Graduate degree in Business Administration. Adam resides in Orlando, FL with his girlfriend on a lake where they practice every single day. Also in 2012 he became a full-time Pro. Since then he has completed on a World Cup circuit in every single event, making many podium finishes including capturing the World Overall Title in 2011. In 2013 he broke the European Overall record held by legendary Patrice Martin for 12 years.
When asked about this addition to the team, Amy Mauzy, Marketing Director for Centurion Boats, responded this way. “Adam’s competitive accomplishments are World Class, but we are even more excited to add an athlete to our team who’s motivation is matched only by an extremely high level of integrity and love for the sport of water skiing.” Mauzy continued, “We see Adam as an excellent representative of Centurion Boats on and off the course.”
When Adam was asked, why Centurion? He replied, “With the water ski boat market focusing more and more on the slalom event, I was looking for a true three event boat with a good performance in all three events. As a true three-eventer, Centurion Carbon Pro makes no compromises in any discipline which makes my practice a lot more productive.”
Centurion Boats harnessed the same type of experienced integrity that has catapulted athletes like Adam Sedlmajer to World Champion three-event skiing to create the ambitious design of the Carbon Pro. The inspired craftsmanship of Carbon Transfer Construction yields an incredibly lightweight boat and low-impact hull that displaces less water. Minimal water displacement creates a soft, flat wake with no spray for the best possible skier experience. That space-age foundation is complimented by a host of industry-leading innovations. From the precise pulls delivered by Carbon Pro’s Gun Sight to the never-stop-training convenience of the counterbalance tank, which lets you enjoy tournament-quality sets even when it’s just you and a driver. This award-winning machine is a no-compromise three-event training tool that gives a distinct advantage to pros like Adam as well as those who aspire to be at the World-class level. The Centurion Carbon Pro is a World Championship Towboat, relentlessly innovated.
Centurion Boats Site
Centurion Carbon Pro Ski Boat Site
Adam Sedlmajer Facebook Page
Adam Sedlmajer Web Site
Adam Sedlmajer on Twitter
Adam Sedlmajer on Instagram
About Centurion Boats: Centurion Boats is the first boat company to produce a dedicated wake surfing boat and Centurion continues to dominate this segment with inspired innovations and the highest levels of performance. Centurion’s founder and President, Rick Lee is a pioneer in water sports towboat technology that extends to world-class wakeboard and slalom ski boats. Centurion held the first World Wake Surfing Championship in 1995, an event that has grown to become the world’s largest and premier wake surfing event. For more information please call 209-384-0255 or visit www.centurionboats.com
- Category: News
- Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 21:40
(Merced, CA) - Centurion Boats, manufacturer of the relentlessly innovated World
Championship Towboats like the Carbon Pro ski boat, adds a difference-maker to the Pro Team. Alex Lauretano may have grown up in Connecticut with frozen winters, but that didn't stop her from competing on the Pro circuit worldwide at the age of 18. It is that dedication that has pushed her to professional three-event podiums and it is that same dedication that first caught the attention of Centurion Boats. The drive that Alex exhibits in her training and her representation of professional water skiing is nothing short of amazing and Centurion was proud to offer her a place on the factory pro team for these traits in addition to her skiing talent.
Aside from focusing on her own training and career Alex Lauretano reaches out in many other ways to advance the sport of water skiing and women in professional sports. Alex is a charter member of GTF (Girls That Fly) an organization of the top women water ski jumpers in the world. GTF highlights and promotes worldwide jump events for women and to establish parity for women in areas such as prize money, publicity and event equality. It is Alex’s goal not only to be a top pro water ski athlete, but to also be a spokesperson for the sport of waterskiing at all levels. This integrity and passion makes Alex a great fit for the Centurion Boats Team.
Growing up on a lake in Connecticut Alex had a love for waterskiing at a very young age, being only 3 years old when she started skiing. Dealing with frozen winters it made it very difficult for her to train and compete, so at the age of 16 Alex moved to Central Florida where she would train and finish High School. Two years later she was completing in pro events worldwide and has continued to grow her career ever since.
Last year Alex broke a 10 year old National record jumping 184 feet! Now skiing behind a Centurion Carbon Pro, Alex gets to do what she loves every day and traveling the world at the same time.
When asked about this addition to the team, Amy Mauzy, Marketing Director for Centurion Boats, responded this way. “Alex is one of those people who could spearhead a movement all by herself.” Mauzy continued, “In addition to her incredible water skiing skills, it’s Alex’s determination that is the most impressive. We are so excited to have her on the Centurion Boats team!”
When Alex was asked about choosing Centurion Boats, she had this to say. “With the waterski boat market focusing more and more on the slalom event, I was looking for a true three event boat with a good performance in all three events. As a true three-eventer, Centurion makes no compromises in any discipline which makes my practice a lot more productive”
Alex credits her success to so many people that have helped her throughout the years, the list would go on forever. But wanted to make sure to give a shout out to Adam Sedlmajer for being an awesome training partner, her parents for always being supportive and of course her sponsors.
Centurion Boats harnessed the same type of dedication that has catapulted athletes like Alex Lauretano to professional three-event skiing to create the ambitious design of the Carbon Pro. The inspired craftsmanship of Carbon Transfer Construction yields an incredibly lightweight boat and low-impact hull that displaces less water. Minimal water displacement creates a soft, flat wake with no spray for the best possible skier experience. That space-age foundation is complimented by a host of industry-leading innovations. From the precise pulls delivered by Carbon Pro’s Gun Sight to the never-stop-training convenience of the counterbalance tank, which lets you enjoy tournament-quality sets even when it’s just you and a driver. This award winning machine is a no-compromise three-event training tool that gives a distinct advantage to pros like Alex as well as those who aspire to be at the World-class level. The Centurion Carbon Pro is a World Championship Towboat, relentlessly innovated.
Centurion Boats Site
Centurion Carbon Pro Ski Boat Site
Alex Lauretano on Instagram
Alex Lauretano on Twitter
Alex Lauretano Website
Alex Lauretano on Facebook
About Centurion Boats: Centurion Boats is the first boat company to produce a dedicated wake surfing boat and Centurion continues to dominate this segment with inspired innovations and the highest levels of performance. Centurion’s founder and President, Rick Lee is a pioneer in water sports towboat technology that extends to world-class wakeboard and slalom ski boats. Centurion held the first World Wake Surfing Championship in 1995, an event that has grown to become the world’s largest and premier wake surfing event. For more information please call 209-384-0255 or visitwww.centurionboats.com
- Category: General Reviews
- Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 20:45
New for 2015 is the D3 Helix 2. The team at D3 took last year’s Helix and tweaked the bevels and rocker line to create a smoother turning and more consistent ski. With the right skier inputs, the H2 draws a very smooth path wide of the ball and back across to the other side.
The H2 comes with the R45 Rockerblock. D3’s Rockerblock technology allows the skier to change the rocker of the tail of the ski and turning radius by choosing one of three rocker specific fin blocks. Read more about the Rockerblock here.
Off Side: If there is one feature about the H2 that stands out, it is that the Off Side turn is extremely dependable and forgiving. You can move the fin and bindings almost anywhere without radically changing the Off Side turn. You can approach the apex in far less than perfect position and the ski just gets it done. The H2 is going to take a lot of angle at the exit of the Off Side turn - you can just depend on it. With the fin and bindings close to the stock settings, the turn is a smooth and controlled arc setting up the skier for a calm and controlled trip to the wakes.
On Side: Skiers with better than average rope control and who approach On Side turns with their center of mass forward will find that the H2 arcs around On Side smoothly and carries a lot of speed back to the inside. Skiers at shorter line lengths who let the handle out too fast or who ride the center or the back of the ski, may find that the ski arcs back to the center slower than they might prefer.
Ball to the wakes: The H2 generates exceptional angle from the finish of the turn to the wakes. As with many modern skis, the H2 performs better when the skier applies just enough strength from the ball to the wakes. If the skier works hard enough to hold the angle created at the ball and does not apply too much extra load, the ski will create more speed and will flow out wide on the other side of the course. Excess load may lead to frantic skiing.
Wakes to the ball: From the edge change to the ball the H2 is very comfortable. It is stable enough to allow the skier to correct from a previous mistake and get ready for the next turn. The H2 achieves width relatively easily but to follow an optimal path this ski requires more rope tension than some ultra -fast skis. A skier who maintains a little extra tension on the line outbound will find a very smooth path out to apex and then back to the inside.
Conclusion: Where so many high end skis can be finicky at Off Side and practically automatic at On Side, the H2 is the just the opposite. If you are a skier who yearns for an Off Side that just can’t go wrong, this may be the ski you have been waiting for.
- Category: News
- Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 20:41
HO Skis is very excited for this year’s US Masters, as HO Syndicate skiers make up 1/3 of the pro slalom field, with the Syndicate V-TYPE ready for a strong showing. That’s 36% of the invited field and 31% of the final start list. 5-time Masters Champion Will Asher and 2011 Masters Champ Jon Travers will look to reclaim the title as Brian Detrick revs up to compete in his first Masters after his stellar 2014 season. In women’s slalom, Breanne Dodd is looking to rebound strong after an injury plagued 2014 season while Geena Krueger continues her ascent with her first masters invite. Check our photo slideshow at http://www.hosports.com/blog/
- Category: News
- Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 20:34
Ellensburg, WA. April Coble Eller has joined Team D3. Coble Eller, of Lillington, NC has an extensive list of professional wins and accomplishments in slalom, tricks and jumping (see below). She current is ranked #3 in Women’s Slalom on both the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation Ranking List and #3 on the Elite Women’s Slalom Rankings.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to join D3 as a Team Skier. D3 is a company with a long history of quality skis that currently hold the Men’s Slalom and Jump World Records in addition to the Women’s World Trick Record. I look forward to continuing that tradition,” says Coble Eller.
“April brings a wealth of experience to the table, as we focus on the designing and building the absolutely best women’s slalom skis in the industry. We are thrilled to have April join Team D3”, says Creed Kidder, President of KC Technology /D3 Skis.
About April Coble Eller
In addition to April’s Professional water skiing career, April owns and operates the Coble Water Ski and Wakeboard Camp with her husband and skier Chris Eller, and the Coble family. Located in Lillington, NC; hundreds of acres of beautiful countryside, there are 10 private lake, a full time coaching staff and a fully stocked Pro Shop. www.cobleskischool.com
•2015 - Ranked #3 in World - Women’s Slalom
•World Slalom Champion
•US Masters Overall Champion
•Malibu Open Slalom Champion
•30 Times US Nationals Champion
•Moomba Masters Overall Champion
•Olympic Festival Gold Medalist
•USA Water Ski Athlete of the Year
•USA Water Ski Coach of the Year
•Water Ski Magazine Ambassador of the Year
•Current National Slalom Record Holder - W3
About D3 Skis
Located in Ellensburg Washington, D3 builds high performance slalom, jump and tricks skis. D3 skis currently hold 50% of the Open Men & Women’s World Records. www.d3skis.com