Orlando, FL (August 11, 2015) – Nautique is pleased to announce that the Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing presented by Orlando Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will be held in conjunction with the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour Finals presented by O'Brien on October 22-24, 2015.
The 22nd Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing will return to Lake Ivanhoe in downtown Orlando, FL to once again electrify the heartbeat of watersports. The world's best three-event athletes, including current World Record holders and Team Nautique skiers Nate Smith, Erika Lang, Aliaksei Zharnasek and Jacinta Carroll will headline this action packed competition putting it all on the line to take home one of the most coveted titles in water skiing. The Big Dawg Finals allows the world's best amateur 34 mph skiers in the world to vie in head-to-head competition behind the world record breaking Ski Nautique 200. Preliminary rounds for both events will be held at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, FL on Thursday and Friday, October 22nd and 23rd followed by the final rounds at Lake Ivanhoe in downtown Orlando on Saturday, October 24th. Admission for all competition days is free to the public. Spectators will enjoy music, autograph signings, exhibitors, prize giveaways and more.
The final rounds of the Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing and the Sweet 16 of the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour will broadcast live via webcast beginning at 8:00am EST on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at nautique.com.
"Nautique is proud to once again bring the U.S. Open of Water Skiing to the home of our sport in downtown Orlando," said Nautique President, Greg Meloon. "We are excited to combine this prestigious tournament with the Nautique Big Dawg Finals featuring the world's best 34 mph skiers. Bring your family out to enjoy the action of one of water skiing's best events."
For more information regarding U.S. Open of Water Skiing registration and competition schedule, visit nautique.com. To view the full list of invited Nautique Big Dawg World Tour finalists please visit nautiquebigdawg.com.
West Palm Beach, FL August 11, 2015: Reflex Water Skis and Bindings presents the 2016 SuperShell. The SuperShell is designed for increased stability, comfort and performance. The new hardshell water ski binding comes with a double front toe bar for a secure feeling on the ski and has a new addition of a heel stabilizer for a more connected feeling of the skier to the ski. The shell is slightly larger for more comfort on the feet.
Reflex is the inventor of the releasable hardshell bindings, the R-style rear binding, super light trick skis, and the asymmetrical unique shape for slalom skis. The Reflex water ski team has established many world records, created world champions, achieved personal bests, and won many national titles around the world.
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Will Asher is a 2 Time World Champion, and has won more pro events in the past 10 years than any other skier on Earth. Throughout the past 5 years, he's taken on a new challenge though: becoming more than just a skier.
GOODE Skis kicked off the 73rd GOODE Water Ski National Championships today in West Palm Beach, Fla., by releasing the latest ski in its high-performance lineup: the Nano 1FT™.
The Nano 1FT takes water skiing's most buzzed about technological advancement in years – the patent-pending endoskeleton, carbon-fiber backbone and through cut support ribs featured in this year's hit FlexTail™ – and combines it with the world-record breaking performance of the Nano One™ shape.
“The new lateral flex technology featured on the FlexTail turned out so well that we began looking for another shape in our lineup to utilize it on,” says Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis. “Some shapes are more conducive to certain skiing styles, so we wanted to make sure that we give our customers a chance to find the best ski for them.
“The Nano One shape was the obvious choice. From day one that ski and its successor, the Nano OneXT, have been phenomenal skis. They’ve set numerous world records and countless personal bests. But now with the new lateral flexing tail technology, that great shape is going to be even better.”
To learn more about the Nano 1FT or FlexTail, visit the GOODE booth during the GOODE Nationals, or visit store.goode.com.
Characteristics of the Nano 1FT and FlexTail
A more “connected feeling” with the water
- Tighter, pivot-type turn
- In general, preferred by skiers who are on the lighter side of each ski length’s weight range
- Medium effort ski
- Ski sits higher in the water
- Faster out of the buoy
- More “automatic” from apex to first wake
- Easier effort ski
Waterskiing legend and five-time World Jump Champion Freddy Krueger successfully set the world record after soaring 304 feet during the live telecast of World of X Games: MasterCraft Throwdown presented by GM Marine in Grand Rapids, Michigan. An official from the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS was onsite to honor Krueger’s new record for Farthest Distance Waterski Flying of 312 feet, achieved during a practice run yesterday.
“I’ve always dreamed about being the best at something and today, with the help of everyone involved with this production, I can say that I am,” said Krueger. “I am so humbled to be allowed to achieve my dream at an event like this. I’m ecstatic on the inside but more than anything, I’m humbled by the support all around me. This experience has been unreal.”
Being pulled by a MasterCraft ProStar boat, Krueger reached speeds up to 80 MPH as he launched off the kicker 30 feet into the air, exceeding the length of a football field, further pushing the boundaries of skiflying. The feat was captured live on ABC in front of a full crowd and will re-air on World of X Games , on ESPN2.
The record-setting performance capped off an action-packed day that kicked off with a world-class wakeboarding competition that featured eight of the most dominant riders in the world. The sport made its official return to the X Games franchise, which was previously a full medaled event in X Games competition from 1996-2005. Although competitors impressed with big airs and progressive style in action-packed, head-to-head elimination heats, the day belonged to Wakeboard World Champion Harley Clifford (Gold Coast, Australia) who walked away with the largest cash purse in the history of competitive watersports.
It has been ten years since Fedele Luzzeri and Claudio Benatti opened the gates of this lake, and since then San Gervasio has been famous for organizing high-quality events.
Last year we managed to organize the first Slalom Pro Tour stop in Europe in a while, and we were overwhelmed by the participation of both amateur and professional athletes from all across the old continent.
Following last year’s success we wanted to repeat and improve this tournament to give continuity and prestige to what we started in 2014.
Here at Jolly Ski (link: instagram.com/jollyski) we are passionate about water skiing and its promotion, whether at the local level or on the professional stage.
This 2015 edition of the San Gervasio Pro Am is the only Slalom Pro Tour stop in Europe this year and will have new and exciting improvements from the first edition:
- An increased total cash prize of $14,500
- Head-to-head finals on Sunday afternoon
- Professional Live Webcast
Some of Pro-tour skiers such as Freddy Winter, Thomas Degasperi, Manon Costard and Claire Lise Welter have already submitted their entry form and ready to put on a super show!
The tournament will be live starting 8am UTC+1 (2am Florida time) and will be streamed on our website (link: sangervasioproam.com)
Keep up on social media by following the hashtag #SanGervasioProAm and #jollyski, follow the tournament on Twitter (link: twitter.com/jollyski) and Instagram (link: instagram.com/jollyski) and keep up with the official FB page of Jolly Ski (facebook.com/jollyski) for news.
HO Skis and ProAction Physical Therapy are pleased to announce the 1st annual cash prize Hilltop Lake Pro Am Record 1 & 2, August 22nd and 23rd outside Arlington, WA. Ski alongside top pros like Will Asher, Terry Winter, and Brian Detrick and battle it out for a $5500 cash purse, while ripping 4 record tournament sets on one of HO Skis favorite private ski lakes. All skiers and abilities welcome. Juniors are encouraged to attend.
Send entries to:
602 W Lake Samish Dr
Bellingham, Wa 98229
For more information go to the Western Region Guide or Hilltop Lake facebook(https://www.facebook.com/HilltopLake).