Dec 28, 2007

Another Slalom Video

"The fine folks who brought you "Edged in Water" seem to be up to their old tricks.... ummm, whatever, guess its by some peeps that go by the name h20osmosis, or something. Anyways, they have posted a trailer to a new video, "Momentum" on the youtubes.

Some neat camera angles and whatever, but, seriously, how much slaloming can you watch before you get sort of bored with watching a guy going back and forth and back an.....OH SHIT, check out the 1:20 mark for a wicked wipeout!!!

oh, and at 2:52 is a really unique shot of a jump.

O.K, maybe we will withhold judgement for awhile.

Dec 24, 2007

Merry Fudging Christmas

Only one thing in the world could've dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window.

Indeed.

Mr. Parker: Dadgummit! Blow out!
[on the highway, the car has gotten a flat tire]
Mr. Parker: Ah ha!
[excitedly gets out of the car]
Mother: Not again.
Mr. Parker: Four minutes. Time me.

Hell Yeah!!!

Ralphie: Oooh fuuudge!
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Only I didn't say "Fudge." I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!
Mr. Parker: [stunned] *What* did you say?
Ralphie: Uh, um...
Mr. Parker: That's... what I thought you said. Get in the car. Go on!
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] It was all over - I was dead. What would it be? The guillotine? Hanging? The chair? The rack? The Chinese water torture? Hmmph. Mere child's play compared to what surely awaited me.

Merry Christmas Y'all.

Dec 21, 2007

Bending the Time/Space Continuum

Is that even possible? How could the future be now, would that not be the present? Maybe there is some sort of double future that we are not aware of and only D3 knows about.

But, if that was the case and the double future is the current future...then...it would be the present...

AHHHHHH!!!!!!

Dec 20, 2007

The Rad Jump Vid

Hopefully you guys have seen the vid that Rykert posted on his site, its rad, so....hey, i nabbed it from him and its rad here too.



Also, please give us some more suggestions for a new contact vehicle.

Links:
Rad Vid: Rykert's lake of sin

Dec 19, 2007

Trade-In

Every good thing has to come to an end eventually. Whether its a good day on the water, a relationship or even your favorite book/porn magazine.

Eventually there is an end, and for the contact Chevette that day is coming soon.

Maybe you guys can help us out, what would make a better contact vehicle then our current one?

El Camino? Front-end loader? Baby Panda?

We will be shopping soon...

Dec 18, 2007

Anyone up for a little Vacay?

Welcome boys and girls to the tourism arm of the CRB empire. Yes, we are now officially endorsing Brazil as the vacation destination of all of our highly High readers and admirers.

As your new vacation planners, may we suggest one of these following places for your ultimate waterski adventure.
  1. Salvador de Bahia
  2. B├║zios
  3. Rio de Janeiro
  4. Wherever the hell that girl lives
Now, we have some reservations against going to Rio de Janerio, seeing as they fucking hate Santa Claus, but, if that girl is somewhere in that country...it may be worth it.

Links:
Water Ski Vacation Rental: Perfectplaces.com

Dec 13, 2007

The CRB Tow Vehicle

Thankfully, after about two years of the CRB we have totally made so much damn money that we are thinking about upgrading our current tow vehicle.

Our current thought is the vehicle on the right here, the Mack Truck thing that our favorite tuner man is putting together.

However, the question is, what the hell do people drive and tow their boats with?

Shit cost so much damn money these days that how can anyone actually afford to haul a boat around, pay for gas, buy ski shit and actually have time to ski after working 100 jobs to be able to afford this shit?

Think about it.

Its like 60,000 for a damn boat, at least 30,000 for a decent truck and fucking $3.00 a gallon for gas. Its insane.

A basketball costs like 30 bucks.

Maybe the CRB should actually be the Creaky Tennis Shoes, the CTS.

Damn...thats allready taken by a fucking 50,000 car.

Dec 7, 2007

This Isn't Nam


"DOESN'T ANYONE AROUND HERE GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE RULES?!?!?!?"

Guess the USA Waterski peeps, the wily minx that they are, have posted the awesome NSSA Rulebook online.

oh...it gets better.

Its in PDF FORM!!! YEAHHH BOOOYYYY!!!

Get Some!!!

Dec 4, 2007

USA Waterski is After Our Hearts

It starts innocently enough, you meet at a bar and share a flirty smile, then you maybe share a tasty cocktail or whatever, and you play the cat and mouse game for awhile hoping that the other person gives you some sign that they dig you.

Well, the USA Waterski folks must think we are in that same game right now, as they are breaking out the heavy artillery to get some of the CRB love.

And what are they trying to tease us with?

Well, none other the #1 CRB heart throb Dallas Friday, as they named her Athlete of the Month!

Notice, she isn't a November Athlete.

Those USA Waterski peeps, they sure are a clever bunch!

It would be unnecessary to go over all of her accomplishments, from winning every trophy available, to skiing entirely without a femur any more, to rescuing a stray puppy from certain death by flinging a prototype wakeboard / boomerang out the window with a small carabiner attached to it...it clipped on the dogs collar and flew the dog/wakeboard/boomerang combo back through the window where she fed the dog premium dog food and champagne.

Oh how our heart flutters!!

oh...and this guy, Andrew Adkison, was the dude of the month...whatev man.

Links:
Dallas : USA Waterski

The Lost Article

Posted below is the lost article that was written by a CRB Minion. It was/is supposed to be published in one of the fine student newspapers at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, or, "not Madison" for short. Enjoy.

-CRB


Something stronger than simple sport takes place every year for Collegiate Waterskiiers. A pilgrimage to experience something that goes deeper then simple competition. For the members of the UWM Ski Team, it is a force that grabs hold
and sees them drive 16 hours to an event they didn't even get to compete in.

"The atmosphere is totally unbelievable, everyone is so nice," Freshman Christa Selner said. "Honestly, it is one of those things you need to experience first hand in order to completely understand it"

That atmosphere is the Collegiate Waterski Nationals. This yearly tournament is set at the prestigious Bennett Ski School in Louisiana, and pits the best collegiate Waterski teams against one another.

The spectacular site, featuring two specially built lakes, saw hordes of competitors and spectators alike, camping out for days. Family, friends, and teammates cheered on the skiers, celebrated outstanding accomplishments, and consoled any disappointments.

The tournament itself features athletes from all across the nation, competing in the ultimate test of team and individual ability, the water-ski 3-event format. Jumpers would routinely soar to distances well over 100 feet, slalom skiers would carve up the water maneuvering around a six-buoy course, and trick-skiers would contort, twist and flip in a stunning display of grace and power.

3-Event skiing is the oldest and most storied format in waterskiing today; combing elements of power, grace and skill into one overall package. Jump entails a skier to go off of a five and a half foot ramp as the boat pulls them at up to 32 mph. However, some skiers can generate speeds as great as 70 mph prior to their jumps. Slalom consists of a skier using a single ski and skiing through a course with six staggered buoys, three on each side, which the skier must weave between at varying boat speeds and rope lengths. Trick skiing involves a skier doing tricks, such as flips and spins, in a specific amount of time.

For the members of the UWM Waterski team, this trip was not about being able to compete, it was out of love for the sport, and the ability to share in the experience with fellow competitors. The experiences will serve them well as they pursue the dream of competing along side the likes of powerhouse waterski programs like University of Louisiana – Monroe, University of Louisiana – Lafayette and Arizona State.

Not only that, the sport of Waterskiing is one of the few sports where amateur and pro athletes alike mingle and socialize.

“I have been a basketball fan my whole life and never met Michael Jordan.” said Ski Team founder, and coach, Tristan Hansen, “Yet I have met Freddy Krueger, the world record holder for jump [skiing], and talked to him several times.”

Act the NCWSA Nationals, UWM skiers were standing on the sidelines with pro skiers like Natalia Berdnikova, this years NCWSA Women’s overall Champion and the 2007 U.S. Masters Jump Champion, and Will Asher, the World Waterski Slalom Champion.

"When I joined the team, I couldn't even ski! I fell off the ramp and made a fool of myself, but as soon as I got in, I was hooked," said team captain Steve Krezminski. "I was hooked because everyone was standing on shore cheering for me. It was the greatest feeling in the world. I still suck, and everyone is still on shore cheering me on. It's like a family. You totally get hooked. I went from not skiing three years ago, to this being my life."

The waterski club has been around for a few years, and though they are a competitive club, they strongly push that they are there to promote the sport and have a good time.

"You don't have to be a good skier, or even know how to ski to join the club. We'll teach you. All you need is a desire to have a good time" says John Weber, the club president.

Their season is in the fall and spring, and they train throughout the summer. The tournaments are a total blast, as I was able to experience first hand. It was nothing like I could have ever imagined. I expected rivalries and hostility between teams and competitors, but instead, witnessed an incredible sense of unity and equality. It was touching to see beginners receive the same praise and applause as those who have been skiing for years and have won numerous titles and competitions.

Sadly, this article can't really give you the full image of the team. If you are interested in knowing more, check out the website www.uwmwaterski.com or email the club at uwmwaterski@gmail.com

Nov 28, 2007

Get a Haircut and Get a Real Job!!

The fine folks at the ncwsa have a job posting listed on their website for a web dude, which naturally leads us at the CRB to think to ourselves, who would be the best for that job?

Well, If any of you have searched around the waterski blog world, and no...shnitzs blog doesn't count, you would have hopefully happened upon our buddy Rykert.

You can simply judge by the fine mspaint job on that jump picture to the right that he is freaking awesome with the graphic design and that without a doubt makes him the right man for the job.

Of course, judging by his not posting for the last 5 months or something, maybe he doesn't have enough time on his hands....of course, it could also mean...he has ENOUGH time on his hands!!

Links:
Job: NCWSA
Rykert: Blog Friend

Nov 21, 2007

The Shoe King

Totally ripped off from the Alliance Wakeboard dudes, we bring you the Shoe Ski Master for your Thanksgiving day pleasure. Enjoy!!

Nov 20, 2007

Some Country for Old Men

Because he is freaking awesome at skiing, Jaret Llewellyn was named male skier of the year by Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (eh?)!!

For the dudes, Whitney McClintock was named female athlete of the year by the same oddly named organization.

Whats more entertaining about these two announcments though, besides the fun Canadian accents, was that while McClintock is a young up and comer, Mr. Llewellyn is freaking 37 years old!!!

He is almost 20 years older then Whitney, and that my friends, fills the CRB with a ton of hope!!

See, its ok to get old, you can still kick ass!! and it doesn't look like Jaret is going anywhere anytime soon, probably cause he is in a rocking chair on the porch, "GET OFF MY LAWN!!"
"This was a crucial year in determining whether I would pursue my career," said Llewellyn, 37, who completed his 24th season on the national team."
Oh really? You are now just considering this as a career? Damn fine hobby then Mr. Llewellyn!!

So, seeing as this old man is still out there getting it done, it begs the question, where the hell are you Mr. Sammy Duvall? Get after it!!

Links:
Llewellyn, McClintock named water-skiing athletes of the year
: Canadianpress.com

Nov 15, 2007

Programing Note

Listen up people! There will be no Nationals Recap until someone comes forward with a picture of Matt Didion crashing into the jump!!

Until then all you will get is this....

Really, what else could have possibly went on? What? Good skiing? sure, but we get that everywhere. Sex, Drugs, etc...sure...why not. however, we don't normally see trick skiers hit jump ramps.

Scour the earth people!

Nov 9, 2007

The Ski Show in the Sky

To those of you with even a rudimentary understanding of the history of Show Skiing, or simply waterskiing for that matter, certainly know the name Dick Pope Jr.

Well, the man widely credited with popularizing the sport of waterskiing and the son of Cypress Gardens founder Dick Pope Sr, passed away at the age of 77 from cancer.
Dick Pope Jr., the son of the founders of Cypress Gardens and who is credited with helping to popularize water skiing, died Thursday night. He was 77. Pope died from pancreatic cancer at about 10 p.m. at his home in Winter Haven, Fla.
Also linked from the Usa waterski post is a neat biography that was written about him for his introduction into the waterski hall of fame. Of note is this line:
Although he liked slalom and jumping better than tricks, he perfected several ramp tricks and introduced the 540 turn on the rap in 1952 in his last tournament before joining the Marine Corps.
Really? A 540 on the ramp in 1952...and then joined the Marines? Damn this guy was good!

The CRB members have a weird-o attachment to the Dick Pope Jr, as his skis have served our step-off ski needs for a number of years, and growing up you never really understood what a legend someone like this was. You just knew he was better then the rest of us, it was just assumed. No one questioned that there were skis named after someone, it was just understood.

But on the bright side, bet that heaven has a whole fleet of sweet new equipment and lakes to use at will.

Links:
Dick Pope Jr., 1930 - 2007: usawaterski.com
Biography: Waterskihalloffame.com

Nov 2, 2007

What is an "October Athlete"?

We are guessing that this is similar to the Mr. October stuff in baseball, but, the USAWaterski peeps unveiled, unleashed, whatever, their October Athletes of the month, Danyelle Bennett and Ian Trapp.

Which begs the question, what the hell is an "October Athlete"?

Well, lets see., the WIKI man says,
October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with a length of 31 days. In the northern hemisphere, October is commonly associated with the season of autumn. October begins in western tropical astrology with the sun in the sign of Libra and ends in the sign of Scorpio. Astronomically speaking, the sun actually begins in the constellation of Virgo and ends in the constellation of Libra.

In Latin, octo means "eight," reflecting the fact that October was the eighth month in the Roman calendar.
Well, OK!!

So, Danyelle and Ian are Gregorian Skiers with western tropical astrology with some libra and virgo shit thrown in for good measure.

Thats pretty awesome.

We always thought that both these people were pretty cool anyways, not having really ever met them, but, you know...good skiers and all but now? POW!! They are freaking OCTOBER SKIERS!

Links:
October Skiers: USAWaterski

Nov 1, 2007

Photo Evidence

So, if you are looking for some sort of smart-ass like recap of Nationals, you have come to the right place. However, the carrier pigeon that normally carries our info to your computer is running late.

However, on the NCWSA site they have a little post with pictures of Nationals.

Too those of you that went, it looked like fun.

JACKASSES!!

oh yeah, of course there are a bunch from memories inc as well. If you are into that sort of thing.

Links:
Pics: NCWSA

Oct 26, 2007

Jump > Trick Ski

The trick ski event is done at Nationals. No biggy right? Running order as such:

1: Alaksei Zharnasek ULM 6560
2: Adam Sledmajer ULM 5970
3: Storm Selsor ASU 5180
4: Kevin Melnuk ASU 4620
5: Tomlin Wilson ALA 3970

Ok, well, peruse down further and you stumble across:

Ryan Norwood ASU 1260
Matt Didion MOS 440 ***RERIDE FOR CRASHING INTO THE RAMP***
Ross Rettler MAD 660


WHAT? How does that happen!! How awesome!!!

Oct 23, 2007

Hot, Dirty, Nationals Action

Hey, it says so right in the title of the post!!

The Ncwsa.com has a post stating, "Get All Your Hot, Dirty, Nationals Action Right Here!"

Guess maybe the Girls Gone Wild or something bus will be down at Bennett's this year, not a bad way to draw some hits huh?
"Well NCWSA will do it's best to bring you action all day. Check here in the news section for play by play and also check the results section of our Nationals page for updated score books."
Oh.

Whatever, its looking like they will have all the necessary information right there are your fingertips for all you losers people just like the rest of us that won't be there this year.

If the CRB monkey fails to post before the Nationals, best of luck to all.

Plus, if you are looking to read up on the teams that are competing, check out their team previews on the ncwsa...you won't be disappointed, with the best quote so far, "My Face!"

****EDIT****
as pointed out in the comments, the MCWSA.com also has the previews, so, if you are so inclined go there...and those pix are great.

Links:
Nationals Action: NCWSA
Front Page: NCWSA

Oct 22, 2007

Ham and Cheese Pocket = $2.75

The image you see on the right is the snack bar at the Orlando Watersports Complex.

The OWC, located in...duh...Orlando is a huge cable ski complex that looks pretty damn awesome.

Most impressive, besides the two cable parks, nautiques, awesome water, hours of ski time, probably not-unattractive girls and the like, is the amazing deals on grub!! Check it out!!
Hamburger with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickle $3.50
Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickle $4.00
Hot Dog $2.50
6 Chicken Wings HOT!!! or BBQ $3.50
Turkey or Ham Sub with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles $4.75
Pizza pocket $2.75
Ham and Cheese Pocket $2.75
Chicken Cordon Bleu $3.50
Chef Salad $5.00
Garden Salad $4.25
Pizza Slice - pepperoni or cheese $2.75
Half pizza - pepperoni or cheese $8.50
Whole pizza - pepperoni or cheese $15.75
Popcorn $2.50
Fries $2.50
Pretzel $2.50
Onion Rings $3.50
Chips $1.50
Candy $1.50
Cookies chocolate chunk or white chocolate macadamia $1.50
Soda or Bottled Water $1.50
Gatorade or Energy Drink $2.00
Hook Us UP!!!!

Links:
OWC: orlandowatersports.com

Oct 18, 2007

Community Service - Looking for a Boat

In an effort to help out of fellow skiers, and hopefully, loyal CRBer, we post the following "Wanted" Ad.
Dearest contact Chevette,

I was hoping you would be able to help me. It was just recently that I relized I had such a problem. This problem has been plaguing me for many years now and I didn't even know it. It seems to me that with your great grasp of the interpornodirectorynet you might me able to help me. I don't own a boat. This is a big problem. Seeing as I know close to nothing about boats or what a good price would be I need help. I don't want to pay a whole lot but I would really like a ski boat. Something that I could possibly sell in a few years without losing my ass. Less than $20,000 would be a must and even less than that would be even better. Let me know if you can be of assistance.

I love you.

Frank


Translation, dude is looking for a ski boat, under $20,000 that is in decent shape. Help a brotha out!!

A good place to start, Frank, is the team mastercraft board...good a place as any we suppose....oh, and we love you too.

Oct 17, 2007

The New Hotness

Anyone here get Waterski Magazine?

/crickets

Well, we don't either, but, we happened to catch one at a corporate event* and couldn't help but notice a picture of a dude wearing a very interesting pair of jump skis.

As it turns out, they are the new HO Wakeskis. The wakeskis are basically twin-tip jumpers, sort of a free-style version of your traditional jumpers that are identical in the front and in back.

You can pick yourself up a pair of these bad boys at waterskis.com and will run you about $400 blank.
"Twin-tipped water skis designed to be ridden wake to wake, rails and winch Wakeboard based shape Compression molded construction for stiffness and durability Polyurethane core 100% fiberglass wrap Category-first 3D bottom contours Category-first kick tips Goemetric top contours for reduced weight and maximum torsional stiffness True twin-tip shape for perfect switch takeoffs and landings All HO Waterski bindings mount direct to Wakeskis."
Yeah, what they said!

Well, we would love to do some testing for our good buddies over at HO. Maybe some viral marketing, all we would need in payment would be a couple pairs of these bad boys and you got yourself a deal!

Besides, wouldn't it be great to be able to tricks like this:


Now, if only we could do something about those dreadful graphics and we would really be on to something!!

*not really

Links:
HO Wakeskis: waterskis.com

USA Waterski has a new Overlord

Looks as though after a search that seemed to go on as long as the former head man, Meatloaf, was actually in charge, usawaterski finally got themselves a new leader.

His name is Steve Locke and he was most recently served as CEO of something the International Peace Garden and was the proprietor of Steven M. Locke Marketing LLC, an aptly titled marketing and event management firm in Colorado.

More important to our world, besides of course the peace garden, is that he sat on the USOC Board of Directors and ran USA Triathlon from 1991-2004, and on the USOC board from 1996 - 2004.
"Locke served as the chief executive officer for USA Triathlon for 12 years between 1991 and 2004. He led growth initiatives that increased membership from 9,000 to 53,000; grew the organization from an annual budget of $300,000 to $6 million; initiated new sponsorship relationships resulting in millions of dollars of budget relief over a 12-year span; and created a reserve fund of $2 million through generated profits."
Nifty!!

Looks like USA Waterski really has some wood for this Olympics connection, remember our boy Andy Jugan said how he always aspired to be part of an Olympic level organization?

Well, now the usawaterski people actually nabbed themselves someone who actually was part/is part of that whole operation!
“It is a huge privilege for me to become involved with USA Water Ski,” said Locke, who also has served on the board of directors for the United States Olympic Committee (1996-2004) and as president of USA Taekwondo (2004-2006). “Through my involvement with Olympic and Pan American sports, luminaries such as Tony Baggiano and Steve McDermeit kept me up to date with the pulsating action of all the diverse disciplines of USA Water Ski. Their enthusiasm along with everyone else I have met has me enthused about going to work for USA Water Ski and growing the sport of water skiing across all nine sport disciplines. It should be a lot of fun.”
Thats not all though!

In doing a little searching around the internets for info on our boy, check out this opinion piece he wrote about people bitching about USA Triathlons involvements with the Olympics:
"Inbreeding" creates weakness within an organization. Witness that any animal or plant species with a limited gene pool becomes weaker over time and may eventually disappear. The similarity in goverance is strikingly the same. If a sport's governance is "purebred" within the sport, it tends to weaken as little fresh thought is introduced from the outside, and the business side frequently does not flourish. This has been evidenced time and again within NGB governance. The model is just wrong for these times of a needed higher grade of business sophistication."
Well, thats pretty good. Welcome aboard dude.

Links:
Locke Named New Director: usawaterski.com
Opinion Piece: slowtwitch.com
Take me to your leader: the CRB

Oct 16, 2007

Western Regionals - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo....what?

Serious, is there a better name out there then Storm Selsor? We can't decide if thats a great porn name or that of your local weather dude with the doppler 5000 mega-graphing technology, but, either way, this dude can freaking ski.

He took fourth in slalom, bested by we are guessing his bro Ryan Selsor, while taking first in tricks...with his doppler 5000 buddy Ryan getting fourth this time, and finally getting second in jump.

For the women, lets just say that Jenna Sligar is pretty good and kicked everyones ass besides her teammate from ASU, Jessica Long, who won tricks.

Here, check out the scores for your damn self, western regionals scorebook

oh, and HEY!!! They got themselves some pictures too!! Pictures

But, the real fun is that a college called "Cal Poly San Luis Obispo" made it to nationals. Holy Cow that is an awesome name for a school. I can just picture the wild parties and promiscous loving with various people of questionable love-a-billity that must go on there!!

edit
wow, we are fucking stupid, its Cal Poly Tech located in San Luis Obisbo.
/edit

anyways, Cal Poly Tech did make it to nationals, check it out:

Division I
Alabama
Auburn
Clemson
Purdue
Wisconsin - Madison
Missouri State
Louisiana - Lafayette
Louisiana - Monroe
University of Texas
Arizona State
Sacramento State
Cal Poly

Division II
UNC-Chapel Hill
Rollins
Illinois
Michigan
Texas State University
Texas A&M
UC-Davis
San Diego State

Division Kick Ass
Hope College

Congrats everyone! But, on a completely side note, why is Rollins in D2....didn't they used to be super awesome? Just wondering.

Links:
Scorebook: NCWSA.COM
Pictures: NCWSA.COM
Nationals Field: NCWSA.COM
Cal Poly Tech: CalPolySanLuisObispo.org

Oct 11, 2007

Florida Southern, DQ'ed?

From the NCWSA website comes this little ditty about the Eastern Regionals and Florida Southern being disqualified due to an ineligible skier.
"Following Florida Southern Colleges disqualification from Regionals due to sking an ineligble skier the following is the revised scorebook. The Alabama Crimson Tide are now your 2007 Regional Champions."
Woo Hoo! Roll Tide, we guess.

But, what gives? What happened? How does someone slip through the cracks like that? Was it a simple mistake or something more sinister, like, a plot to take down the Hope Machine?

Inquiring minds want to know.

**Update**
Well, we ventured over to the skifly, with predictable results. but, its worth a shot if you can handle a bunch of bitching.

Howevs, there were a couple of good posts..including this one from an actual NCWSA person!!

As a NCWSA Board member, I'd like to try and add a little insight to this conversation and clarify a few points in this thread. I think Mich skier hit our goal as an organization pretty much right on the head in his above post.

Also I'd like to preface this by saying I was not at the Eastern Regionals. I can only comment on what has been sent to me. Saying that, I think the Eastern Region representatives made the right decision when they DQ'd FSC for an NCWSA rules violation. FSC did make an appeal to the NCWSA Board. It was given very careful consideration and discussion before the ultimate decision to deny it was made. The Eastern Region did allow them to compete without having their eligibility letter on site at tournament registration, something we would not have done here in the west. While a copy of it was emailed during the day Saturday, it was unrealistic to expect it could be read immediately at a lake with no internet access by board members who were working as officials. While I believe that no attempt was made to cover the fact that their skier was ineligible and that it was an honest mistake, it would have been caught had the letter been turned in on time for that event, and an email does not constitute an eligibility letter per our rules.

The board did conduct a thorough review of their appeal, and everyone feels bad about these skiers not participating in Nationals. Contrary to what others have posted, the University involved had nothing to do whatsoever with our decision. I did not care at all which school was involved. While we are not an NCAA sport, the NCWSA strives to maintain our reputation as a legitimate collegiate sports organization, and the integrity of our rules and desire to promote an equitable playing field for all teams. In fairness to the 65 programs or so nationwide that did follow the rules, we could not allow the team that did not to go to Nationals, regardless if it was intentional or not.

I sincerely hope that this does not hurt the FSC program long term, as they do have a strong history in the NCWSA and I hope to see them rebound from this in 2008. I sympathize with the rest of the team who feels they are being punished, but compare it to the NCAA, where a violation can cause future postseason suspension and loss of scholarships that damages programs long term.

I hope everyone realizes that there was no agenda to punish an elite team, or a Florida team, or some of the other misconceptions I've seen on this thread. I wish we had the ability to set up the appeals process and have the staff positions available in the NCAA, but the reality is this is a volunteer board that gives every appeal and voting issue fair consideration and ultimately has done it's best to make decisions that are fair to all programs. Each region elects a board of directors annually, and the NCWSA has created many new committees in the last year to try and give teams greater opportunity to participate in and help run this sport. I encourage anyone who does not like the decisions being made or feels they can help benefit the sport to get involved.

Congratulations to the 15 programs qualified for Nationals and the 5 more from the west that will be decided next weekend.
Sincerely,
Harley Wallace
NCWSA Western Director, NCWSA Vice Chairman


Links:
Revised Score book : NCWSA

Oct 10, 2007

Olympic Thoughts

If you click over to the US Olympic Committee site you will catch a little post, well, actually not quite that little post about Freddy and Karen being named water ski athletes of the month.

Which by itself isn't really that noteworthy, seeing as they both rule.

However, it begs the question, why or what does the USOC have to gain, and/or whats the purpose of having that post and watersking listed on that site?

Waterskiing is not an official Olympic sport last time we checked. A few years ago it was an exhibition sport but nothing more. The understanding that we have at the CRB is simply, since the sport requires a motorized vehicle to provide the athlete to means to compete it is inherently against the values that the Olympics stand for.

This is the reason why something like ballroom dancing can be considered an Olympic sport, while something like skiing is left out in the cold.

But, we understand this right?

And, lets be honest, see all the bullshit that goes on with this sport, especially on various chat boards and the people who instinctively rip the sport to shreds because of some timing bullshit or whatever.

Anyways, the question remains, why is waterskiing even listed there?

Is this like the pretty girl that is slightly out of your reach, but, enjoys the attention so she leads you on? You are sitting there thinking that you may have found the dream girl, only to have your hopes crushed? But hey! she calls you the next day, so you beat your head against a wall again. Why not! It may work this time!

But, then again, do you really want to cut ties? Not really, and the waterski world it seems that they are intrigued by the possibility it may work out, so, they keep forging ahead.

Because, there is always hope right?

Well, for the waterski community and the USOC, we certainly hope so.

Links:

Oct 8, 2007

Community Service - Looking for Jumpers

In an effort to help out of fellow skiers, and hopefully, loyal CRBer, we post the following "Wanted" Ad.

WANTED.......80-82' Jump skis in good condition. Goodman or Connelly preferrered but would consider others.
Contact Jimmy at jmillsendo@bellsouth.net


Find our man some jumpers!

More Video Fun

Here is a vid of Freddy Flying. Damn this guy is good. This site looks familer, but, not sure where or what it is...anyone know?

Oct 1, 2007

Collegiate Nationals Fun


Well its only what, 23 days 10 hours 57 minutes and 27 sec...wait...26..., well you get the idea till Collegiate Nationals.

Yes, there is a fun little countdown clock on the ncwsa website. Of note as well, the nationals site was UNLEASHED on the public.

Full of pretty bright yellow colors and a clock and OH SNAP!! a link to the registration packet!!

Of course, it opens up in the super fun and friendly pdf format. Whatever.

Anywho, the past weekends tourneys saw a number of familer faces qualify for the big dance...ugh...that was lame...meant to say, some familer teams qualified for Nationals, Purdue, Udub-Madison, ULL, ULM, Michigan, Illinois, Don't mess with Texas, Don't mess with Texas A&M and....Missouri State?

Really?

Hell yeah. Get some!

Links:
Ncwsa stuff - NCWSA
Unleash HELL!! - NCWSA

edit: we messed up the missouri thing. fixed now. our bad. that intern has been beaten and fired.

Sep 26, 2007

Tom Asher's 194

More wow inducing jumping, this time from Tom Asher. 194...phew!

Ryan Dodd can FLY!!

Here are a couple videos sent to us of Ryan Dodd launching a couple 201's at some tournament in 2004 or so. Wow! Btw, check out his website, ryandodd.com, for a lengthier version. Sweetness!

Jump 1


Jump 2

Sep 25, 2007

Back Where She Belongs

Wouldn't you know it? The CRB returns from our hiatus and order is restored to the world.

Freddy Kreuger gets his world-record jump approved (finally), college is back in full-swing with the appropriate stories from tournaments, and Dallas Friday returns to the top of the Wakeboard World in, ugh, Singapore.
"To come back here and win today was absolutely incredible, especially after the accident last year," said a visibly elated Friday following her win, which bagged her USD$8,000. "It's great to be back in Singapore, and it definitely means a lot to me to claim back the title this year."
Dallas knocked off fellow American Raimi Merrit and Canadian Marie Anne Ball to nab top honors at the Wakeboard World Cup in Singapore at the Bedok Reservoir. Whatever that is.

In related news, Phillip Soven, our favorite wakeboarder with his own signature Kids wakeboard, won on the less attractive side of the ledger. He, now sporting a much more grown up at 16 goatee, beat off Jeff Weatherall and Daniel Watkins for the top prize of $15,000 and all the free apple juice he could drink.

However, what gives with the prize money? Dallas won only $8G for winning while Phillip pocketed $15G. That doesn't seem fair now does it? Well, if she needs a place to crash if she can't make rent payments, the CRB headquarters does have amazing amenities, with beer flowing like wine and where the women flock instinctively like the salmon of Capistrano.

Links:
WakeBoard World Cup - wakeboardworldcup.com

Sep 24, 2007

Great Plains Conference Championship

Once again, an intrepid CRB minion filed this dispatch following the Great Plains Conference Championship.

Enjoy!!

This previous weekend was one of dreams coming true and hearts being broken, yes ladies and gentlemen it was Conference weekend for MCWSA. There were a lot of new names hitting the leader board this weekend. It was probably one of the most exciting conference tournaments in quite some time. With first and second place men’s jump being separated by just one foot and there being a 70 point spread between the cutoff for regionals in the last round of men’s jump.

Saturday began with Men’s slalom and Women’s jump. As skiers woke up and fell down the hill probably into someone’s puke from the night before they made there way to the starting dock.

In Men’s slalom we see quite a few new names on the board. Chris Prem of Colorado took first with ½ @ 35’ off, second was Christian Schraosch of Kansas with 3.5 @ 32’ off, third was a tie between Matt Knafla of Iowa State and Mark Cassidy of University of Illinois with 3.0 at 32’ off and fifth was taken home by John Weber of UW-Milwaukee with 2.5 at 32’off.

In Women’s Jump we see some more familiar names Christe Madden of Illinois takes home the gold with a 102 leap, second place was taken by Iowa’s Leah Timmerman with a 99 foot jump, third was taken by Mel Cyra of Madison jumping 88 feet, fourth place was Cory Cassidy of Iowa with 86 feet and fourth was Marcy Holz of Marquette with a 75 foot jump.

Men’s trick was also on Saturday. Matt Knafla hits the leaderboard again with a score of 2000 to take first, followed by Mark Cassidy tricking 1980, Andy Madden of Illnois State tricked 1750 to take third, Christian Scharosch tricked 1580 to take fourth, and fifth was taken by Cole Kalkbrenner of Missouri state with a score of 1480.

Women’s trick closed off the day with Christe Madden taking yet one more gold medal with a score of 1770, Cory Cassidy tricked 1560 to take second, Julie Jahnke of Marqutte took third with 1330, Beth Krutchen of Madison took fourth with 740 and fifth was taken by another Madison skier Mel Cyra with a score of 620.

As soon as B team trick ended you could quickly hear a wave of beer cans being popped and kegs being taped as teams prepared for the “yard sale” party. One great way to make girls wear very little clothing, however, has a great downfall in the fact that guys tend to take this too far. There were a few too many bare asses walking around, which is just not cool.


The next morning began with women’s slalom and men’s jump. Two big placement factors for many teams. In women’s slalom Cory Cassidy takes home the gold with .25 @ 32’ off, Cheryl Scharosch of Kansas takes second with 3 @ 22’ off, Tristan Strageland of Missouri takes 3rd with 2 @ 22’ off, the Donen sisters from Madison take fourth and fifth with 5 buoys @ 15’ off and 34 mph.

Men’s jump is where it got really interesting. First place was taken by Ryan Backlund of UW-Milwaukee who jumped 129. We know “Who?” “From Milwaukee?” That’s what everyone else was saying. Second was a helmet throwing one foot away with a jump of 128 by Andy Madden, third was Mark Cassidy with a jump of 120, fourth was Cole Kalkbrenner with a jump of 118, and fifth was another Missouri State skier Matt Didion with a jump of 115.

Now here is what everyone wants to know, first did that front flip kid land? Yes he did, there was also a gainer thrown in there and quite a few hellies. We really need to get this collegiate show skiing thing going. But honestly what everyone wants to know is who’s going on, at the end of men’s jump Colorado, Milwaukee and Stout were battling it out for 10th and with Backlund’s 129 foot jump it looked like Milwaukee had it. But as we know collegiate scoring is confusing as all hell and that didn’t happen.

10) Colorado
9) UW-Stout
8) Illinois State
7) Iowa State
6) Kansas State
5) UW-Lacrosse
4) Marquette
3) Illinois
2) Missouri State
1) UW-Madison

Missouri state looks strong with four guys in the century club, they aren’t doing too bad. Watch out for them this year. Last years Cinderella team is being held up by there women’s team and the guys are going to have to step it up next weekend if they want to make it to Nationals again. Another interesting team is UW-Lacrosse will they go this year or will Octoberfest hold them back like the last two years. A new team to regionals is Colorado. They will have to pack up and travel 20 hours for the third weekend in a row. No wonder why they are doing so well, that team has some drive (no pun intended!)

Yet again this goes to show the growth in collegiate skiing. With a new team hitting top ten and freshman all over the leader board this sport is only going to get bigger. With jump scores like this from two freshman, the question is how long can Cale’s jump record stay? Once again UW-Madison put together a great tournament on a beautiful site. Thanks to Madison and Waters Edge for a great tourney!

Links:
Scoreboard - NCWSA.Com

Sep 19, 2007

An Elephant on Skis

Really nothing funny to add, as the video itself is funny. It's from a long time ago and we think anything from along time ago is good. Retro even, like your Big Johnson T-Shirts and neon green Body Glove wetsuit and Zubas...dork.

Sep 18, 2007

IOOOWWWWWAAAAAA!

Oh, how the CRB tentacles reach wide and deep, the following is a first hand account of the Iowa Skeetfest tournament. Amazing what the CRB Minions™ can do!!!

Never be afraid to let the CRB know the haps on the craps peeps...we are always interested in whats up, just fire up the contact Chevette on the right.

So the second week of Collegiate skiing has begun. Some very impressive results and some unexpected ones. The Iowa Skifest which hosted all of the great plains team began as what many may have thought was a spring tournament. After returning to there tents from doing what collegiate skiers do best, the skiers were treated with finding there to be ice on there tents from temperatures dropping to 30 maybe even less. After waking up and “introducing yourself to the person next to you.” Everyone was happy to see that no one had died of pneumonia the following morning.

The cold weather however did not effect the skiing. Per MCWSA.com:
“Cory Cassidy of Illinois took the win with 5 @ 28’ off , and coming in 2nd and 3rd was Madison’s sister duo of Heather and Adrienne Donen with 5 @ 22’ and 3 @ 22’ off repectively. In men’s slalom, rookies took 1,2,3. Colorado’s Chris Prem took another win with 4 @ 35’ off, coming in 2nd was Iowa State freshman Matt Knafla with 1.5 @ 35’ off , and in 3rd was UW-Lacrosse’s Chad Rietz with 4.25 @ 28’ off. Saturday finished with women’s jump, just barely fitting it all in before the sunset. In 1st was host Iowa’s Leah Timmerman with a jump of 96 ft. 2nd went to Madison’s Mel Cyra with a leap of 79 ft, and 3rd went to Julie Jahnke of Marquette with a 73 footer.”

“Men’s and women’s trick started bright and early Sunday morning. For the men it was again all rookie competitors Andy Madden of Illinois State (little brother of U of Illinois All Star Christie Madden) and Matt Knafla of Iowa State battling it out for 1st. Andy took the win with 1690, and Matt placed 2nd with 1520. Coming in 3rd was John Roberts from Northern Illinois with 1040. Cory Cassidy took another win in the women’s trick division with a score of 1100, and again Madison took the 2nd and 3rd spots with Beth Kruchten placing 2nd with 820, and Mel Cyra taking 3rd with 700. Men’s jump finished up Sunday’s events. Andy Madden took another win with a huge leap of 132ft. Close on his heels and coming in 2nd was Missouri State’s Cole Kalkbrenner with 125, and in 3rd with 114 was Christian Scharosch of Kansas.”


It was all wrapped up with a 100’ front flip attempt by UW-Milwaukee’s Craig Planton.

Collegiate show skiing? When will it start?

Now what about the teams, of course we see the common powerhouse Madison taking first, they were followed by Missouri State and UW-Lacrosse. UW-Lacrosse coming through big took first in Women’s trick with the highest girl tricker getting 250. Where is MU, I mean come on with all that funding why aren’t they up there? Don’t worry there girls team still kills taking second overall, even with some of there best trickers have not so much there best day. They are still a force to be reckoned with. Wait till next weekend when they bring out the big guns from the men’s team. With the numbers only planning to grow next weekend it is hard to tell what we will be seeing at Nationals from the Midwest this year.

The Iowa tournament also shows the great increase in collegiate skiing. With there being 19 teams and 200 skiers B team had to be canceled. Collegiate skiing is on the up and up. Team Midwest as always is leading the way. Hats off to Iowa for a great tournament!

Links:
skifest - mcwsa.com

Sep 17, 2007

Minor Complaint

Your Slalom Champ is? A fucking math equation.

Serious, this is very minor, but we here at the worldwide head compound area known as CRB have a small complaint....or maybe its more of a curiosity thing.

See, there were some fun college tournaments this weekend and we were all sorts of planning on writting fun recaps with witty banter and the general non-sense that we are good at/not good at.

However, in looking through the various scores we wondered why that kid hooked up with that girl in the tent back by the Tahoe. Seriously honey, you are better then that.

haha...get it, scores? pow!!

No, but, while maybe a hard-core three event junkie or at least someone not 7 PBR's deep at lunch could make better sense of the score sheets. Please do correct us if we are wrong, but, it does seem as if they are some sort of hyrogliphic hodegepodge of non-sense.

For example, here is the mens slalom scores from the Hawkeye Skeetfest.
PLC COMPETITOR NAME DV/TM AGE HOMETOWN LST SPLINE TOTAL R OA/TM

1 PREM, CHRISTOPHE COL MOUND, MN 4.00 581200 100.00 M 800.0
2 KNAFLA, MATTHEW IWS AERO. ENG., MN 1.50 581200 97.50 M 790.0
3 RIETZ, CHAD LAX , WI 4.25 581425 88.25 X 780.0
4 SCHAROSCH, CHRISTIAN KAN 4.00 581425 88.00 X 770.0
5T ROBERTS, JOHN NIL MECH ENGINEER IL 2.00 581600 80.00 X 755.0

well shit! That formating worked like crap....hmm...lets try a print screen thing...

Spy Glass Bitches

Click on the picture, it should get big.

The point is we think its unnecessarily difficult to comprehend. Lets decipher real quick.

PLC COMPETITOR NAME DV/TM AGE HOMETOWN LST SPLINE TOTAL R OA/TM

is...
PLC = Place
Competitor Name = well...duh
DV/TM = Division / Team ?
Age = yeah..we get this one
Hometown = yep, this too.

Its this last part we don't get, this is the last part from some dude named Chris Prem
LST SPLINE TOTAL R OA/TM
4.00 581200 100 M 800

What the FUCK?

Could it not just say, 4 buoys @ 34 MPG at 28 off? or whatever that all equaled up to?

Then have a total at the end?

Ideas anyone? It seems a little to difficult for a sport that isn't that fucking hard. Yes, the actual skiing part is a bitch, yes, but, you go faster and shorter line length and go around more buoys you win. Thats not hard to figure out...

Links:
Skeetfest - NCWSA

Sep 14, 2007

Don't Bother Working Today

Nope, don't pretend. Look, we know that most of us really just jack around all day anyways, but, today is different.

The US Open, currently underway in Orlando, is being webcasted to the whole freaking world!

So, just curl up by the warm glow of your laptop, mix up a cocktail and press, umm, play?

This years event will have the finals at night, and you know what, just read whats on the website.
"MasterCraft is pleased to present the 20th Annual US Open of Waterskiing. The 2007 Open will incorporate a tournament rich in history with a new qualifying format and night tournament for the finals. The event will be presented live to people around the planet via webcast, as we give away over $100,000 in prize money. Please join us, no matter where you are, as we shed some light on Water Skiing, by doing it in the dark!"
Whoa!! Doing it in the dark! Sexy!

Links:
Webcast - usopenofwaterskiing.com

To Much Money for the Marquette Ski Team?

There is an interesting article in the Marquette Tribune, the Marquette University student newspaper, you know the Marquette Golden Eagles err...WARRIORS!

The crux of the article stated, basically, that the money students pay in to the University in fees should be more evenly distributed to student organizations because to much money goes to the teams/club sports/whatever that have their shit together and apply to the Student Organization Allocation for the dough. Hmmz....
"Every semester, $27 of our tuition goes to the student activity fee budget for Marquette Student Government that covers events and needs of students and organizations on campus. Should every student be responsible for paying a portion of these expenses? After seeing the beginning of this year's allocations, we think not."
Oh? And why is that sir?
"Last Thursday, MUSG's first senate meeting for the 2007-'08 academic year conducted the distribution of the budget by the Student Organization Allocation committee for very specific organizations that every student will not take part in. The SOA committee allocated $22,196 among 13 organizations and three club sports teams. The most money ($4,750) was given to the Financial Management Association to participate in the Wall Street Experience. The Coalition of Language Honor Societies was given $3,951 for an on-campus foreign film festival and $3,130 was given to the Waterski & Wakeboard Club to participate in the National Collegiate Waterski Association Nationals."
Ok, so what? These groups had their shit together, went through the proper hoops and got some dough. Whats the biggie?

Will every student take part in every activity available to them? umm....no.

Every college everywhere pays a shit-ton of money for drama students to prance around on stage and a metric shit-ton of money for varsity sports that can't support their own travel and uniform expenses beyond the money not taken in for scholarships.

Further along it states that:
"Not every student participates in these fun and available activities. It is nice to know that they are available, but if students are not taking advantage of the activities, their $27 for this semester is being given to other students or organizations they are not involved in."
Well, no shit dude. The man takes all sorts of money from the CRB coffers in the form of taxes to pay for roads and shit we won't ever drive on, or money given to environmentalist types who clean shit that I will never use or to a million other things that, sure its nice they are there, but we won't ever use.

Quit complaining about it!!
Calvin does not appreciate your bullshit

Look, we get it, you want more equity for all involved and thats noble. However, every student organization has the same process to ask the man for the dough. Some just do a better damn job, thats America dude. If the pansies in the tether ball club quit jerking each other off and having mock drafts for their old-time warrior princess league and put pen to paper, maybe some excel shit, they would get some money too!

C'mon, don't hurt the one you love! Let those in position to prosper do so, this isn't communnist Russia buddy! Live free or Die Hard!!!

Links:
It's our money, MUSG! - Marquettetribune.org

Sep 13, 2007

Just missed it!

Ok, back on track and what the hell is with ski racing? seriously. Anyone out there? Its the most insane version of aqua-planing around.

There was a post along time ago when we questioned what the deal was with this...well...nothing has changed. Peep the video below for some ski race competition in someplace called "not America", guess it was last may. Not sure how we missed that, but, logistically speaking...it would have been tough to uproot the CRB Empire to New Zealand.



That just doesn't seem like it would be alot of fun, maybe we are missing something, but...you know...We doubt it.

Sep 12, 2007

THIS is crap!!!

Hope College's mascot

We're back and slightly miffed.

You see, we aren't sure what has happened since we were gone...besides the end of summer, a bad case of gonorrhea, and sunken catamaran (don't ask)

So...the powers that be at the NCWSA put up their first ncwsAP poll of the year, somehow ranking the collegiate waterski teams. This is all well and good, but, we guess that it was either a clerical error on the part of the secretarial team or they just rank from second place on down, because....where in the HELL is the Hope College Destruction Squad?

Take a gander at the post:
"ULM Warhawks stay on top of the Poll after week 1 of competition. Missouri State moves up 3 spots, not much movement in the top 10 but a lot of shake up at the end. The west and east get underway this weekend which will help solidify the polls.

1 Louisiana - Monroe
2 Louisiana - Lafayette
3 Florida Southern
4 Arizona State
5 Alabama
6 Purdue
7 Sacramento State
8 Wisconsin-Madison
9 Texas
10 ILLinois
11 Michigan
12 UC - San Diego
13 Marquette
14 San Diego State
15 Missouri ST
16 CHICO
17 Cal Poly
18 Texas A and M
19 Auburn
20 UC Davis
21 Kansas
22 Michigan State
23 Arkansas
24 Central Florida
25 Cincy

Others Receiving Votes:
ILL ST, Western Washington, K State, Miami, Texas State, Clemson"
Well, someone better get to the bottom of this with the quickness.

Needless to say, Johnny Cash is pissed!!

My name isn't Sue damnit!

Links:
The "Poll" - NCWSA

Jul 25, 2007

Yo, taking a break

Fellow CRB'ers....

as you may have noticed, we havent been to keen on updating this mofo, well, sorry, but get used to it.

We are going on vacation till the end of August.

We will be back like a bitch then, but, untill...sorry....to much shit happening at the HQ to make it happen.

For the 1's of you who pay attention, hopefully you don't jump a cliff, but we want to bring the sickness. It coming.

-CRB

Jul 11, 2007

Our Favorite Wakeboarder is Nominated for an Award....or something that may be construed as one if Mr. Punk'd hadn't allready won like 12 of them.

Odd, I am also thinking Arby's

How about that for a long title!

Anyways, in doing our research into the live of our CRB office idol, Dallas Friday, we learned that she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award. Which is going to be televised late August on Nickelodeon.

Whew knew that was still on tv?

Anyways, we were going to post the entire list of nominees for the awards show, but, know this, its an award show aimed at teenagers so there are about 80 billion categories full of non-sense. For example: Ashton Kutcher is nominated as a "Choice Actor" for his amazing role in "The Guardian"...whatever the hell that was.

Anyways, she is nominated in the category of Choice Action Sport: Female, a group that includes: Gretchen Bleiler - Snowboarder, Kristi Leskinen - Free Skiing, Hannah Teter – Skateboarding and Lisa Andersen - Surfing.

Hopefully those girls can rise up, unite and conquer the demons that are the "Choice OMG Moment."

ugh...

Links:
Teen Choice Award Nominees (Portableplanet)

Jack Travers on the YouTubes




Those of you who have had the pleasure to ski with, or train at Jack's site just north of Orlando, here is a cool video unearthed by a loyal reader. Enjoy

Jun 29, 2007

Somebody Must Have Done Something To Piss Someone Off


Not really breaking news or anything, nor is it even from our country, but, in Maidenhead, Berkshire some punk kids decided to get off torching a boat of a local ski club.

Guess they were pretty upset at the boat for some reason because they moved it away from a big LP tank so it wouldn't assplode like crazy.
They cut through the gates of the club in Amerden Lane and the clamp
securing the vessel and towed the boat to a secluded spot and set fire
to it.


like the line from Pulp Fiction when the dude is talking about the guy keying his car. "It would almost be worth him doing it, just so I could have caught him doing it"

Links:
Boat sunk by Arsonists (Maidenhead-advertiser)

Jun 18, 2007

Yikes...Hurry to Pleasant Prairie, WI. Post Haste!

I have a fox on my pants.

In looking for some news on our favorite wake boarder, Dallas Friday, we unearthed...or more like, google told us, that there is some sort of wakeboard tournament this weekend in Pleasant Prairie, WI this weekend. June 20-24.

So, being the good model citizens that we are, we decided to let everyone know where and what the hell Pleasant Prairie, WI is and..umm...is.

Pleasant Prairie is about an hour north of Milwaukee. Where they make Miller beer. Swank!

See, just look for the blue...shit...your pregnant?


allright, in lieu of actually retyping stuff and trying to be funny, we are simply going to paste a bunch of stuff from the wiki man.

"As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 16,136 people, 5,819 households, and 4,393 families residing in the village. The population density was 186.3/km² (482.3/mi²). There were 6,050 housing units at an average density of 69.8/km² (180.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.08% White, 1.45% African American, 0.39% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.37% of the population.

There were 5,819 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $62,856, and the median income for a family was $71,452. Males had a median income of $50,477 versus $30,293 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,087. About 3.0% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over."


Anyways, there you go. Show up if you are in the area. Holla at your boy mang. God...we need to stop drinking beer at lunch.

Links:
Wakeboard Tournament (wakeboard.com)
Wiki Stuff (Wikipedia)

Jun 12, 2007

I am, in fact, your huckleberry

Watch your back Parrish

Back for its second go around, if you will, is the Waterski Magazines Slalom Shootout.

/Golf Clap

It begins on Webcast TV on Wednesday Morning at 8:00 AM...and who in their right mind wants to watch waterskiing at 8 am?

But, anyways, the event is back this year on your computer screen with a few changes. There is a day one, but, nothing really fun goes on then. So we skip ahead to day two (Wednesday) and paste some info nabbed from Waterski Mags website.
"Day Two – Slalom Shootout Part I

*Open Men's Slalom Tournament: A one-round, men's slalom tournament for the chance to compete in two more non-traditional events.

*38 Off Spin it to Win It: The top 12 skiers from the open round run consecutive 38-off passes until they fall or quit. The skier with the highest ball count wins.


Day Three – Slalom Shootout Part II

*ProAm Tournament: Clinic participants will compete alongside three skiers from each boat team in a handicapped, Class F tournament for the chance to win gear and prizes.

*Cold 39 Contest: The top 12 skiers from the open round start the event at the 39.5 off pass and see how close they can get to the world record.

*Head-to-head Team Challenge: In each heat, one skier from each team skis behind his sponsor's boat. The best score wins the heat and a point for the team. At the end of five heats, the team with the most heats won (points) wins the challenge."
I got some beers, LETS DRINK EM!!

What would be more interesting would be instead of a cold 39, have a cold 30/30 competition.

Now granted, there may not be technically a 30 off pass, but, follow me on this one.

You are required to slam a 30 pack...beer bong available if need be...and then you must ski a 30 off pass.

Think about it, how awesome would that be? Just imagine!

Probably some of this

Followed by some of this

And then some of this!!

Lets get it on!!

Links:
Slalom Shootout (watetskimag.com)

Jun 6, 2007

Turn on Your Damn Television!!!

The All-Stars...There Here!!

TV Update everyone!

The All-Stars will be on the Outdoor Channel beginning June 11th. Now, the Outdoor Channel may not be ESPN or anything, but, it is a normal premium cable channel for most people.

PONY UP THE DOUGH!!!

Here is what the NCWSA.com site says:
So far we know that on Direct TV its 606, on the Dish its 153. The Outdoor Channel will air the All-Stars competition on June 11 at 2:30 a.m., June 12 at 7:30 a.m. and June 16 at 3:30 p.m. The Outdoor Channel will air the Bellevue Cadillac Night Jump Challenge on June 18 at 2:30 a.m., June 19 at 7:30 a.m., and June 23 at 3:30 p.m. All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Thats hot.

If for some reason you would need more incentive to watch, you can probably get some mad Kole love from the night jump part!!

Playas keep Playin!!

Links:
2007 All-stars to air June 11th (NCWSA.com)

Jun 5, 2007

The Only Recap You WIll EVER Need!!! Part Two

Measles? Is that what you are calling? Damn you women!!

So, yes, sorry that the recap is so late. Like i said we were attacked by a beer truck and that has caused some serious issues with our servers and ability to type!

But, in the all-star competition the Western Region came strong and nabbed back the title that was won last year by Team Midwest.

Screw the Mid-West, WEST COAST!!!

This is the basic break down...errr...the actual breakdown.

1) Western Region - 11,010
2) Team Midwest - 7,020
3) Eastern Region - 3,090
4) Southern Region - 3,065

Nice to see the south show up this year!!

Lets not get carried away here boys

So, last year Brody Reid and Cale Burdick basically swept the winners podium, but, this year it looks like there is some new blood looking to take their place at the high position of best collegiate waterskiier to ever walk to face of the earth ever.

to wit:

Mens Slalom
1 BURDICK, CALE - 3 at 39.5
2 MAGNOWSKI, KOLE - 6 at 35 off
3 REID, BRODY - Ditto.

Not bad gents. Is it not amazing that running a 35 off pass in college doesn't get you a win. Thats amazing. Kole and Brody (btw: Kole is the early leader in the clubhouse for the CRB award this year), but these two dudes ran sick sets in shitty conditions, rain and whatnot, and lose to the force of nature that is Cale.

Impressive boys.

Trick
1 CRITCHLEY, STEVEN SC , TX 4910
2 REID, BRODY W , AZ 2890
3 KINNEY, BRIAN W , CA 1810

Here is our boy Brody again. It should be mentioned that while we do enjoy trick skiing, its kind of hard to get excited about. Its actually neat to watch in person though. But, the best way to describe the action from Mr. Critchley is from Jeff Surdej from his live update from that day.

Steven Critchley coming in from team South Central, coming in ..... SLO, B, W5F, B, SLBB, F, SLB, F, BFl, R, BFlB, BFlF, B, BFlBB, BB, R, F, ... woah .... 4910, new personal best, and pushing him well in to first place for men's Trick, Way to go Steven!!!
Jump
1 CRITCHLEY, STEVEN - 177 Feet
2 KINNEY, BRIAN - 172 Feet
3 MAGNOWSKI, KOLE - 167 Feet

What is interesting about this is that from the Night Jump competition, is that it was Kole, Brody and Steven launching some bigger jumps then in the actual competition. This goes to prove my theory that every collegiate person in the world is much better at night then during the day.

Bow chicka bow wow...know what I am saying!!!

It looks like you are having trouble with your cable....so am I!!

Ok, lets move on to the better looking half of the tournament.

Womens Slalom:
1 EDEBACK, HANNA - 2 at 35 off
2 SLIGAR, JENNA - 1 at 35 off
3T DALEY, NINA - 3 at 32 off
3T NEELY, ANDREA - Affirmed

Hanna bested her last years performance by a .5 buoy to knock off Jenna Sligar. Solid.

Womens Tricks:
1 SLIGAR, DANIELLE - 1790
2 MOSLEY, JAZMINE - 1560
3 LEE, KERRI - 1530

Dang, there are two Sligars roaming the collegiate world? Watch out, you combine those two together into one skiing making, the Janielle Sligar Waterski Machine, could easily rival the Hope College Wrecking Crew for supreme world domination.

Womens Jump:
1 LEE, KERRI - 121
2 SLIGAR, JENNA - 101
3 MADDEN, CHRISTINE - 93

See what I am saying, theres our girl Jenna rounding out the machine. awesome.

Again, we think that all you guys are awesome. Its so cool to see the collegiate sport do so well and see so much talent out there having fun and skiing. The night jump was dope. Kudos to all.

Excuse me, aren't you forgetting something?

Sorry honey, It almost slipped my mind. I will take the garbage out when I get home.

Kurtis was our boy and held strong to the ideals of the CRB title for a year, but, times change, people move on and its time to annoint a new CRB for the year.


Step up Bitches!!

This year, the award goes to.....

KOLE MAGNOWSKI!!!

Two reasons for this years selection:
1) Awesome 201 foot kick in the night jump
2) Being named after Nascar legend Cole Trickle!!


Thanks babe, see you at home.

Congrats Kole!! You earned it!!

Links:
Scores (NCWSA.Com)