- Category: Pro Skiers Video
- Published on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 06:08
San Diego, California – May 1, 2015
Pacific Slalom proudly announced today that they have signed World-Class Professional Water Skier Brian Detrick. Detrick, a California native (Elk Grove), is the first professional skier representative for Pacific Slalom.
Detrick had a breakout 2014 year with podium finishes at the Australian Open, Moomba Masters and U.S. Open which led to him finishing the 2014 season ranked 7th in the World on the IWWF Elite Skiers World Ranking List. Water Ski Magazine also named him one of the top 5 skier ambassadors of our sport. Detrick is one of seven men's slalom skiers in the world to receive an invite to the 2015 U.S. Masters Memorial Day weekend in Pine Mountain, Georgia. This will be Detrick's first time competing at arguably the most prestigious water ski and wakeboard event in the world and it will kick off his 2015 season.
"I am excited to join the Pacific Slalom Team. This company has built a strong presence in our sport with their grassroots efforts, hosting professional clinics, and displaying all the top waterski products with lake side service at tournaments throughout central and southern California. Pacific Slalom has been the primary sponsor for Jr. Development throughout California. I am excited about their future growth as we combine forces to continue to help promote and take our sport to the next level", says Detrick.
"Pacific Slalom is thrilled to join forces with Brian and having him as a representative of our brand. We have watched Brian over the last 5 years and are impressed not only where his skiing has gone, but how he conducts himself off the water with his brand, coaching and being an ambassador of our sport", says Steve Cesnauskas, owner of Pacific Slalom.
Brian will be a huge asset to the company promoting the Pacific Slalom Brand, posting new technical articles, tweets from local to pro events and assisting with the growth of the sport. The company is looking forward to supporting the sport by bringing in new and fresh perspective from up and coming skiers on all levels. Pacific Slalom has always prided itself on customer service and professional expertise by educating the buyer on all products they carry. Detrick was born into the sport and will be a great asset from a technical perspective.
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I flew Delta out of Atlanta into Mexico City and connected with AeroMexico into Acapulco. Many skiers took the easier route through Houston and directly to Acapulco on United Express.
The lake site is only 15 minutes from the airport. I arrived for a very windy, late Friday afternoon practice set in some choppy conditions, but ran my 35' giving me confidence for Saturday.
Most skiers checked in to the Princess Hotel and it was beautiful with great pools, bars and rooms.
Dinner at a great Steak house Friday night with Chad, Bruce, Marc and Jen, Nicole, and Harold and his new fiancé Theresa. And yes, that's cotton candy for dessert!!
First set Saturday I was third off the dock after a few other skiers in different divisions. Only slightly nervous. Smooth water with no wind that was moving the water around a bit, but after smoking my 35’ the day prior in extremely tough conditions, I knew I was ready. Ran 28. Narrow gate 32. Getting through the pass fine and making space, and a little check turn at 5, the ski stopped. Fell. 4.5@32. Bummed.
Second set water felt better but a slight tail off the dock had come up. 28, 32, tail 35 with another narrow start. Patient but running out of room by 5 ball. Stuck the ski around 5 with a very late pull to inside 6 ball for a 5@35. Bummed again.
Not to happy having a 183.5 total buoy count, 88.5 and 95, well off my 99.5 average and what I've been skiing off the dock, up the line, at various sites the last few weeks leading up to the tournament. Ended up 10th out of 12 Big Dawg skiers and after the four top Latin Skiers were added into the Sweet 16, I slid back 14th and was paired up with long time friend and mentor Chad Scott for the Head to Head Sunday.
Great Saturday night banquet at Gordon's villa. Beautiful sunset as well. Mariachi band with authentic Mexican dinner and multiple beverages had by all. The villa at Ski Paradise is worth the trip alone!!!
H2H Sunday against Chad. Side by side skiing was fun to watch as Chad and I were the 6th grouping off the dock. Mandatory Start at 32' off and Chad pushed me to the far left course that nobody had skied until Sunday. A little bit of trash talking on the dock and off we go. Easy first pass with a very light headwind. More trash talking in the water and then coming back at 35'. This was my best pass of the entire weekend. I had a great gate, finally stayed focused, no bobbles and never had any concerns throughout the pass. Not sure why I couldn't do that both rounds on Saturday! More trash talking in the water, then off we go at 38'. I felt like I hit my gate mark well but a bit too anxious with a hard turn in and fast at one ball. Put in way too much effort behind the boat and got pulled narrow and no swing with bad direction into 2 ballt. Yard sale over the front and either got my hand into the handle or hit my detached ski with my hand during the fall. Short swim to the pickup boat. Not happy as four ball was my goal, but we always want more. Happy to have overcome my horrible scores from Saturday and at least take a look at my hardest pass once.
My score into 38' moved me up ahead of two Latin Skiers as well as one US Skier, and Erik Kolb jumped ahead of me with a good showing of 4@38 after missing his opener and his 35' on Saturday, which was great mental and toughness and focus for him!
My final finish in the standings was 12th, which gave me 34 points for the 2015 Big Dawg Series. Off to the hand specialist and some X-rays and MRI on my left hand/thumb. Hope it's just a bad strain. Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation until then.
Big thanks to Gordon and his wife, all of the tech controllers, judges and drivers that made the event happen. Nicole and Nautique did a great job with the event with lots of help from Greg Badal and Marc Shaw and many others!
If you have a chance to book a trip to Ski Paradise, I highly recommend the entire experience. It's definitely a site that should be on everyone's Bucket List! And if you think you are not good enough to enter a Nautique Big Dawg tournament you are wrong. Skiers of every ability show up and challenge themselves at great sites under even better conditions and some challenging venues as well. All the skiers are great on and off the water and if you are addicted to the sport and have enough passion and self-motivation, set a goal and show up on the dock…you will have a BLAST!!
MCskis is thrilled to welcome Freddie Winter to the MCskis team! Freddie already had an impressive start to the season, running 1@43off (and tying the European record) two rounds in a row at his first tournament of the year!
There is no denying that Freddie's performances on the water are impressive, and we are extremely excited to work with someone whose dedication and determination to improve are unmatched. We are going to do everything we can to help him achieve his goals in 2015!
Have you rented from Airbnb and wondered why you couldn’t do the same for your boat? Boatbound is here to help you do just that. Touted as the “Airbnb of the Sea”, Boatbound is the nation’s fastest growing boat rental marketplace. Think of this as one part boating, one part water skiing, and one part your best friend with a boat. Over 13 million registered boat owners can now offset their boat ownership costs by renting their boat to pre-screened, qualified renters of their choosing.
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ORLANDO, FLA (April 19, 2015) — Team Nautique athlete Aliaksei Zharnsek set a new pending Tricks World Record of 12,740 points behind the Ski Nautique 200 during the the Isles Trick Time tournament at Isles of Lake Hancock in Winter Garden, FL.
Zharnasek set the previous World Record in 2011 with a score of 12,570 points and has been looking for the edge he needed to make history once again. Signing with Nautique this year, he has absolutely dominated, setting two new course records behind the Ski Nautique 200 at the Moomba Masters just last month, and now breaking the World Record for the second time in his career.
“I am thrilled beyond words to break the Tricks World Record with a huge score of 12,740 points!! I couldn’t be more thankful to Nautique Boats for providing the best ski boat in the world. This boat has allowed me to show what I can do on the water. The Ski Nautique 200 without a doubt deserves all of the awards, and it’s just incredible to ski behind,” said Zharnasek.
This will be the eighteenth world record towed by the Ski Nautique 200 since it’s release in 2010. That is more than all other ski boats combined, and includes Word Records in all three disciplines (slalom, jump, trick) and overall.
Take the Centurion QuickSurf Pro Challenge at a dealer event near you this Spring. April 15 through June 30, 2015 get special pricing along with World Championship-level performance, design and quality.
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ORLANDO, FL (April 16, 2015) – Today Nautique Boat Company (Nautique) announced a reorganization of its executive team resulting in the promotion of two team members.
Greg Meloon will be assuming the role of President of Nautique and will be responsible for Sales, Marketing and Product Development. Meloon, a great-grandson of the company's founder, has many years' experience with Nautique beginning his career as a Sales Representative. For the last eight years, Meloon has served in Orlando on the company's executive team with responsibility for product development and marketing.
Angela Pilkington will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer at Nautique. Pilkington's responsibility at Nautique will include Production, Materials, Quality, Accounting and Administrative functions. Pilkington has been with Nautique for over thirty years and has most recently served as Correct Craft's Vice President of Administration.
Over the past several years the Nautique brand has seen significant global market share increases and has received widespread recognition and awards for its products. These organizational changes are designed to ensure the company continues to build on the success of the past few years as its parent company, Correct Craft, expands into other boating segments.
The CEO of Nautique's parent company Correct Craft, Bill Yeargin, will continue to also serve as CEO of Nautique Boats but will be relinquishing day-to-day operations of Nautique to Pilkington and Meloon. As CEO of Correct Craft Yeargin will continue to have strategic and executive involvement with Nautique as well as Correct Craft's other subsidiaries which include Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, Pleasurecraft Marine and Aktion Parks. The leaders of each of these companies will report directly to Yeargin.
"I am thrilled to promote both Angela and Greg to these new positions; I cannot think of two people more deserving and I could not be happier for them," stated Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin. "These changes will allow me to work not only with our Nautique team but also gives me more time to work with our teams at Correct Craft, Pleasurecraft Marine, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft and Aktion Parks while also continuing to lead Correct Craft's merger and acquisition efforts," Yeargin added.
You can read Bill Yeargin's CEO blog related to this reorganization HERE.
Pro Kite rider Jon McCabe wanted to see what it felt like to combine the revolutionary HO Freeride ski with his love for kiting. He wanted to test if this ski, to see if it’s drag was truly low enough to take on the open ocean and be towed only by the power of the wind. After all, this is the ski that is hailed to work behind anything in any water condition. Why not take it out in the rough ocean waters behind a kite? Check it out!
Why it worked:The Freeride is crafted to ride high and light in the water and employs a wakeboard style edge in the back half of the ski for far less drag than conventional skis, It also features speed skin on the base of the ski, a texturized material similar to fish scales that break up the water molecules and allow the ski to move across the water without the friction. In addition to being highly efficient, it employs steep carve rails and a shark fin that allow the ski to cleanly navigate choppy conditions like no other waterski. Learn more about the 2015 Freeride here http://www.hosports.com/
OAK RIDGE, TENN. ̶ March 31, 2015 ̶ PTM Edge announced today that it is an official sponsor of the 2015 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour, a series of competitions across the country that attract the sport's top athletes from around the world. This is the third time PTM Edge has been a sponsor of this prestigious tour. As the official mirror of the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour, the PTM Edge 140° HD panoramic mirror will be featured on the Supra boats during the events.
As an institution and foundation of the professional water-sports industry for the past 23 years, the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour continues to push new boundaries with progressive, high-profile changes in 2015. This year's series features the largest pro men's purse in its history, unprecedented exposure with innovative digital-video distribution, more than 30 webisodes of premium content showcasing the tour's world-class athletes, a special and extra issue of WAKEBOARDING Magazine highlighting the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour and customized on-site audience experiences.
"We are excited to partner with the 2015 Supra Pro Wakeboard Tour," said Jeff Bohanan, President of PTM Edge and its parent company Protomet. "The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour is the proving ground for the world's most elite athletes - and it's the perfect place to showcase our unique, elite PTM Edge products."
Over the course of the 2015 season, athletes compete for the ultimate wakeboarding crown in a series points race of four events throughout the United States to see who rules the wake. This year's tour will take place in Texas, Georgia, California and Wisconsin. The Pro Wakeboard Tour is organized by Bonnier Corp.'s Events & Entertainment Group – producer of over 50 events annually across the marine, outdoor, travel and motorsports industries.
PTM Edge, based in Oak Ridge, Tenn., develops and manufactures innovative, precision, performance products in the USA to ensure every product exceeds the end user's expectations. The company's unmatched combination of quality and captivating design allows PTM Edge to offer the highest quality products in the industry.
The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour is organized by Bonnier Corp.'s Events & Entertainment Group – producer of over 50 events annually across the marine, outdoor, travel and motorsports industries.
About PTM Edge: PTM Edge Watersports represents branded Protomet Corporation products. Protomet provides high technology manufacturing services to customers as diverse as the US military, homeland security, the marine industry, and the automotive industry. In addition to manufacturing services, Protomet's engineers have worked with entrepreneurs to bring new products to market. Established in 1997, Protomet's headquarters are in Oak Ridge, TN. State-of-the-art operations run 24/7, allowing Protomet to compete globally in high precision, high performance component manufacturing.