Carving a big spray in the open water is the number one reason why you learned to slalom; there’s no denying it. Big spray is king.
We asked Thomas Gustafson for his favorite photos from the past 12 months. Check out the first installment of a dozen stellar shots, including Alex Laurentano, Billy Susi, Jon Travers and the action shot of Thomas Degasperi that scored the May issue cover.
D3 boasts a host of record-breaking athletes who dominate the world of three-event competition year after year. Scroll through more than a dozen images of 2011 record-holders Freddy Krueger and Natallia Berdnikava, 2011 Gold Rush champ Nate Smith, Girls champ Maykayla Haw, and powerhouses Billy Susi and Tom Brantley. From August 6-14, 2011, take 20% [...]
Watch your favorite pros in action during Militia’s Sac-Town Gold Rush event, where the top skiers from around the globe battled for a shot at $55,000 in cash at Shortline Lake in Sacramento, CA, June 21-22. The invitation-only event focused on promoting and renewing the spirit of water skiing through athlete commitment and pride. Exact [...]
They may not look that big from the safe confines of the passenger’s seat, but the ski boat’s wakes can feel like giant speed bumps if your wake crossings aren’t dialed. In this water ski how to, find out how to cross the wake with ease. Stand Tall When approaching the wakes, avoid crouching. Getting [...]
Zack Worden had the worst jump crash, going out the front. He did a complete front flip smashing down on his back during his first jump. Zack shook it off and jumped his way to tomorrow’s final.
When the storm hit, Jenna Mielzykski was on the water, having just run 32 off. When the storm cleared, the river was raging with debris. The river was deemed to unsafe to continue as branches, leaves, trash, dead animals and who knows what else had gotten pushed through the storm pipes and flooded straight into the river.
Chris Parrish, Will Asher, and Marcus Brown absolutely destroyed 38’ off to earn the top three seeds. CP was actually running 39’ until he ran into some rollers at 5-ball. Of the top three, I would have to say Will looked the best.
Pro slalom skier Bill Susi is covering the 2010 Moomba Masters for waterskimag.com. He’ll provide daily updates with results and commentary, so stay tuned to waterskimag.com. Day two breaks at the Moomba Masters and the juniors take to the Yarra River for the final round. Again, the weather is cooperating. It’s hot and sunny, and [...]
Pro slalom skier Bill Susi is covering the 2010 Moomba Masters for waterskimag.com. In his first blog, Susi arrives in Australia in time for some preliminary action.