POLK CITY, FL., October 22, 2021 - Action Water Sports and MasterCraft Boat Company are excited to hold the 2021 MasterCraft Pro professional waterski event at Lake Grew at Action Water Sports near Orlando, FL. The event will feature the world’s elite men’s and women’s professional water skiers and professional jumpers.
The competition begins on Friday, October, 29th at 9 AM EST with the men's and women’s slalom event. The professional tournament will conclude Saturday, October 30th with men’s jump finals. The event will be held at Action Water Sports at 1251 Holy Cow Rd, Polk City, FL 33868. For a full list of events and the worldwide broadcast link, visit www.actionwater.com/mastercraft-pro/.
The entire event is open to the public with no cost of entry and free parking. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on-site.
“The water ski history and culture runs deep in Central Florida, and we are excited to partner with MasterCraft again to bring this world-class professional event to this community,” said Phil Miklo, General Manager at Action Water Sports. “This exciting event will also provide a great opportunity to get your family together and experience watersports competition at the highest level.”
Professional waterskiers Freddy Krueger, Karen Truelove, Taylor Garcia, Stephen Neveu, Freddie Winter, and many more will be completing.
Exclusive for event attendees, Action Water Sports will be offering store-wide savings inside its state-of-the-art proshop all weekend long.
The event will be powered by the record-setting MasterCraft ProStar, which was recently completely redesigned for the 2021 model year. The latest iteration includes advanced technology which allows for thoughtfully integrated features that cater not just to the skier behind the boat, but to the driver and crew as well.
“Since our founding in 1968, one of our goals has been to cultivate and support waterskiing globally,” said Vice President of Global Sales for MasterCraft, Matt McDevitt. “With the best athletes coming from around the world to compete, spectators can watch top-tier competition and experience first-hand the all-new MasterCraft ProStar, the world’s best selling ski boat.”
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The new KD Titanium is a refinement of the KD Platinum. A review of the 2017 Platinum can be seen here.
The dimensional difference between the Platinium tested in 2017 and the Titanium is subtle but the improvements are clear. The bevels, rocker, and flex have all been refined to make a very good ski even better.
The Titanium feels more like an extension of the skier than a piece of sporting equipment that must be adjusted to. The titanium is fast into the wakes and delivers automatic turns. The Titanium also provides an unexpected level of forgiveness when the skier does something unwise.
Turns ( both sides )
Most skis turn with a bias toward tailslide or a bias toward the front of the ski pulling to the inside. The Titanium is distinctly neutral and delivers a turn that can be described as a “hockey stop” turn. The turns are quick and feel like the ski is rotating around the skiers' feet. The more the skier can stand tall on the ski approaching apex and delay the ski rolling to the inside, the more distinctive the hockey stop turn will be.
If the skier forgoes the hockey stop style turn and moves their mass to the inside / rolls the ski in early the Titanium will provide a fast caving turn.
The ski works best with a neutral to forward weight bias approaching apex ( as with most skis).
Ball to wakes
The Titanium makes ample speed into the first wake with a moderate amount of load and effort from the skier.
Remarkably, the ski will allow the skier to recover from a major mistake at the ball and still make enough speed by the first wake to stay in the pass.
Wakes to ball
The ski casts out off the second wake naturally and carries ample speed to apex. It rides moderately deep in the water providing stability approaching the ball.
This ski is a personal favorite of mine because it just works. During this review period, I did not think about how I needed to adjust my skiing to work with this ski. I spent most of the rides just refining my craft and or trying to ski up to my PB.
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