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Ski Review in Numbers

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For those of you who have been paying attention to this little chunk of the waterski blog tube, you know that every so often we like to poke a bit of fun at Waterski Mag for the incessant covering of slalom skiing. Its all in fun, obviously, as we do have slalom skis of our own (in all fairness, we suck at it). However, it is a decent rag and in the most recent issue, super sexy CRB commenter, Tadd Schreiber, wrote a piece where they tested some of the top slalom skis. If you don't know which one we are talking about, its the March issue, the one with Karina Nowlan on the cover (RAWR!!!!). (Note: Karina skis on the Goode 9800, which wasn't tested (boooo) and there is a picture in the mag of Freddy Krueger, that picture is just awesome...its hard to explain, but, it looks like it was taken from like 20 feet up and 20 feet in front of the ramp, catching Freddy in mid-flight, its amazing. If we could purcahse that pic in a frame we would.) Normally, we would look at the pri

Tricks are for skillz

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I have always enjoyed wakeboard vids, even though I'm not much for wakeboarding. Ive always thought that the powers that be allowing wakeboards in the trick event is a bad thing for the sport. As a long time collegiete skier I never liked seeing skier after skier go out and do a wake jump and a grab or just eat it trying to do a "butter slide". Or the ever popular /side slide /flip /fall But wakeboarding does know how to make good vids, they have been making intertaining vids for years now. While waterskiing did not come out with anything worthwhile until the last few years. Evolve , the most recent ski vid is very cool and was well worth the dollas. Throw some love towards those that are willing to put their own money on the line to bring us some sweet waterski action while we sit and look at the snow and general crappyness that is outside our doors right now. And there is some fun stuff on the youtubes as well.

Thats Not Your Boat

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Many people, in fact, most people, at least those who aren't complete and total assholes, go about their lives in normal ways, wake up...go to work...pay bills...walk their dogs....oogle pictures of scantily clad girls on company computer, you know the normal things! These same people, lets call them "good" people occasionally reach a point in their lives when they decide that they want some sort of luxury item, something to provide them with some pleasure away from the day to day grind. Maybe they want a fancy sports car, maybe they decide to take flying lessons, maybe they purchase a classic car to fix up in the garage, maybe they decide they want to get a ski boat to take out on the lake with a family (hopefully their own). So, they begin to budget, put some money away, maybe skimp on the handle of Jack for the weekend and instead go with Jim Beam. You know, trim some fat. After a bit, they can then afford this luxury item, so they go to the local boat dealership

McDonalds Odd Quarter Pounder and Waterski Website

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If you happen upon the espn.com and see a ad for McDonalds, and then proceed to click on it, you get this random dude as your website loading meter. Some random wearing a basketball jersey and skiing on what appears to be a couple 2x4s without bindings. Most likely not great for control or performance, but, high on the functionality scale, as you can build some useful shelving after a pull. Sweet. Anyways, within the site there are all these odd things to click on where the Quarter Pounder has some weird ability to do....gah, it makes no sense, just click on it and look . The Quarter Pounder lessons in confidence, and really, what better way to build confidence then eat a zillion calorie burger from a massive corporation to teach you confidence and the ability to have pride in ones self though assimilation. Anyways, for the waterski confidence booster, or waterskiing in the amazon, you get these handy tid-bits. 1. Forget what you've heard. Piranhas are really small....and th

Winter Confrence

Skiing in the cold up north in February? MCWSA winter confrence is set for Feb 7th in Milwaukee Wisconsin. What kind of waterskiing is there in wisconsin in the middle of winter? ummmmm... woot? Oh Ryan Dodd will be there? hmmm, well he is a Canuck, so hes probably just testing out the snow. skills! Cale Burdick will be there! wow, 2 big names, this sounds kinda fun. Collegiate Career Purdue University • NCWSA Division 1 National Championship - 2nd Slalom, 5th Overall • NCWSA Division 1 National Slalom Champion – 2@41 off – 2006 • NCWSA Division 1 National Slalom Champion – 3@39 ½ off – 2004 • NCWSA Allstar Slalom Champion - 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005 not bad...not bad at all And Scot Ellis! well this is quite the line up. Um, scot, just dont coach how not to crash...

Rykert jinxed us all!

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Damn you for seeing your shadow ! I will sick nola on you with the quickness!

Supa bow gets shark happy

On Supa Bow™ sunday the CRB crew was given $20 gift cards to Dave and Busters or Outback Steakhouse (their choice). The CRB strives for a happy work environment. Well, as it turns out our on staff shark decided to show how happy he/she was at the CRB generosity. Anyways, we polled the staff as to whom they thought would win the Supa Bow™ and we came up with the following. Cardinals - 23 Alabama A&M - 15 40oz Olde E - 13 Steelers - 23 Xbox - 1 I quit - 4 Naps - XXI So clearly, the winner will be??? **live comments below**