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CRB Brings The Sexy

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New years eve is here, so how about some CRB Sexy to lighten the mood. Oh...you are already in a good mood? Well then how about some sexy just for the sake of sexy? Happy New Year from the CRB! Drink it up!

This Boat Will Rock Your Socks Off

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Sammy LOVES his new woody If there is one thing on our bucket list that is probably not within our technical grasp, would be to restore, from the ground up, a classic Chris Craft...a woody if you will.  The process of replacing wood, re-doing the stringers, the motor, the wiring, all that is required to properly restore a classic woody to its original glory.  Additionally, you will probably have to either replace or rebuild the motor, which sounds fun in theory, but, you probably wont have the right tools, you will get confused and some of the bolts are rusty and sometimes you slip and hit your god damn hand on something and it bleeds and hurts and then you throw the socket wrench across the garage and it puts a big hole in the god damn drywall which you have to patch up and your wife is mad and this is bullshit gahhh!!!! Never the less, it seems that some students at Tennessee Technical Center-Nashville and Nashville State Community College have gone about this project, a total r

There are Lots of Lakes to Ski on

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Oh hello there, nice to see you...I don't think that we have met before, but, my name is Rocko, and I am a Cessna 172 airplane.  Often times people confuse me with many different things, it could be something like a Cessna 152 and I am all like "pssh, that only has two seats you fool!", sometimes i get confused with a bass boat, which is real odd because I can barely float!! Anyways, I just wanted to say hello.  It gets a bit lonely up here in the air, and cold, but, you do get some really impressive views. For example, just the other day I flew over your moms house.  haha, thats some airplane humor right there sir. But, no, what I really wanted to share with you is that...one of the things you learn, is that there are many many lakes that you can see when you are flying around that you can totally ski on. Like, here, take a look at this. You may think, yeah, thats nice Rocko, but, that looks like Bennetts ski school and you cant fool me. HO HO HO, you would

Vid Day Monday

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This is how I drive into the CRB world headquarters every day.  The Rowboat Abides gets pissed and shoots his musket at me every time.  Good thing he is a shitty shot...

Vid Day Monday

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Yes and hell yes.

Merry Christmas!

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Merry dubstep Christmas to all.  Hope Santa brings you all the waterski toys you asked for.  We at the CRB asked for world peace...haha, that is false.  We asked for DOLLA DOLLA BILLS Y'ALL!  We will probably be disappointed.

Santa

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Its Christmas Time in CRB Land

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Boats vs Cables

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Albert Dyck Park is in Abbotsford BC, that is British Columbia Canada for the geographically stupid people out there, is in the middle of a tug of war between a long established waterski club and a group looking to put in a cable park that would make the lake unusable for boat towed water skiing. This is a tough one, the ski club has used the park for many years but it is city owned and the club has no lease on the site.  There is nothing that stops the city from finding a group that will pay to use the site or pays more then the club to use the site. Looking at the picture it seems it would be a sad day to destroy such a place with a bunch of ugly cable towers and D bags running around in Affliction t shirts.  It is easy to side with the ski club, not only because we at the CRB are waterskiers and wakeboarders tend to be annoying dip shits, but because they have been using this park for many years, back in 1995 it was one of their club members, Dave Miller, that worked with the ci

Morning Ahhhhhhhh

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Vid Day Monday

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This vid is from 2009, but still dope.  Clem is a crazy good skier and a CRB girl, and lets be honest here, being a CRB Girl is really all that matters.

Vid Day Monday

This is not like my normal downhill ski vids, what happens to this guy would probably scare many people off from back country skiing for years.  Not me, but thats cuz the ODBF is a GD BAD ASS!! /hides from shadow.

Vid Day Monday

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What is this Russia?!!?? No actually its Kazakstan, if you don't know where that is go back to school and take a geography class you bum. Somehow this is the best thing I could find while searching the youtubeerwebz today. That is sad, COME ON LOLCAT POSTERS!! Step up your game guys.

Lake Trout Carry Out - Weekend Edition

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Australia and New Zealand are amazing countries to visit any time of the year, but during the winter in the US it is even better. You get to ski! The water is not frozen! The Aussies and Kiwis have put out many top 3 event skiers and love their speed skiing, but less well known up here but very popular down there is their skills on their bare feet.  Wrong type of Kiwi Speaking of the land down under, Australia will be hosting its first IWSF World Cup in March . Show skiing is often viewed as a event that is only practiced in the Midwest. Showskiing actually was started in Portland Oregon or New York City depending on who you believe. It is also popular in New England and in several states in the south. The Carolina Show Ski team from Tega Cay South Carolina is bidding to host the Southern Regional show ski tournament . Big step for a little team... Is a man made lake a lake or a pool? WTF? Well you would think the answer to that question is pretty evident but Eagle

Morning AHHHHHHH

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Vid Day Monday

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The guys at the University of Wisconsin Madison have made some of the best vids put out by any collegiate team in the country. At least the best that we have found...or that has been sent to us. HINT HINT all the rest of you slackers!

Vid Day Monday

Holy Freaking Hell is this awesome. This vid is on par with the freestyle bike vid we put up back in the warmer months at some point. I would look for it but I am lazy and bossman expects me to actually get work related shit done today. He is a dick. This would be like Parkour but on skis...or something like that. Starts slow but gets awesome. Very good camera shots and interesting angles. JP Auclair Street Segment (from All.I.Can.) from Sherpas Cinema on Vimeo .

Vid Day Monday

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Girls will argue this one to no end, but it is infact impossible for a guy and girl to be just friends without feelings being involved somewhere. We are guys and guys are like rabbits in that we like to hump. This phenomena is much more easily seen on ski clubs. Just ski for a college team for a season...you get the picture.

Vid Day Monday

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I need to get some of this Menthol Mist...

Evening Ahhhhhhhhhhh

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Girls That Fly jumper of December June Fladborg

Vid Day Monday

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There is a light coating of snow on the ground, that depresses me but it also means snow ski season is almost here. So F yea to that! Lets watch some crazy bad ass skiing.

Vid Day Monday

I love these kind of vids, they just show all the awesome shit we can do. Jumping is really the only part of our sport that fits into the "extreme" sports category. If anyone says that slalom is in that category I will get in the CRB Chevette and drive to wherever you are and bitch slap you.

Vid Day Monday

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This happens to LifeJacket all the time, it is why we see him around so rarely. That guy is constantly hiding from his baby mamas. It is also why we are constantly finding small cuts in all of the ropes in the CRB SkiMasterBu.

Vid Day Monday

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We have mentioned Austin Able before, he has gotten into 41 off at a few tournaments and has been right on the cut at a couple of the big tournys. We met him at a tourny last summer, this kid is awesome. Saw him sleeping on a picnic table at the Global invite drooling on himself as well, that was also awesome.

Go Fast

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Stole this from Johnny Hardcore Harmon's facebook . He commented "if these boys cant make a living doing what they do then waterskiing stands no chance". Not a terrible point, but we just have to change our approach and push events that do have the ability to draw the dollas. Johnny is one of the best waterski drivers I have ever ridden with, dude has solid skills. I have also drank with him, and again, dude has solid skills! He asked me once why I was not working at bennetts, I did not have an answer at the time. I do now, its because there is no money in ski school coaching, you can make a living owning the school, but if you want to work at those schools you better have no outside expenses or a solid trust fund. I coached for 4 years at another school (if you want to know which one just dig back into my old posts, I talk about it) and I was broke as a joke the whole time. I now sit at a desk and stare at numbers all day long because this is where the money is.

Wednesday Wakeboarding

Nikita/Harley from Martyanov Nikita on Vimeo .

Vid Day Monday

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Community is one of the best comedies on tv in many years, of course the fuck heads over at NBC have pulled it off the lineup. I swear that if NBC were run by road kill they would be a better station. The NBC execs would say "but kind sir, the masses want more reality TV programs and dancing shows", to which I would respond "the masses are fucking idiots who don't deserve a vote in this, and they are idiots because you have made them so with the hour upon hour of brain dead garbage you throw at them." Seriously, there is about a total of 5 hours of TV a week that is worth watching and now Community is off, next I bet they will kill Parks and Rec. Then I bet Mad Men and Sons of Anarchy will be canceled just to spite me.

Vid Day Monday

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Slalom Ski mag had TV commercials in the 80s, back when they covered more then just slalom skiing. They covered non slalom skiing things like hot dog slalom and kneeboarding... oh, well in that case it was still useless.

Vid Day Monday

I want one of these in my back yard. Would not make much sense as my back yard is about the size of a bathroom floor tile and it is flat, but I want one and I will have it.

CRB Gives Thanks 2011

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Last years Thanksgiving was pretty much a gigantic day of dry humping, we were really excited about what we had planned for the day and at every turn things seemed to go sour. So, we have decided this year to tackle our weaknesses head on in order to avoid the problems that have plagued recent CRB thanksgivings. First of all, last year we tried to deep fry a turkey.  This is harder then you may think, first of all, you need one of those things that sit outside with a propane burner and, well, you need to have some idea of what to do instead of just having the oil boil and throw in a turkey. Turns out, this was very poor planning on our part and resulted in a minor to average size explosion that damaged parts of our warehouse, thereby A. voiding our insurance policy and B. destroying much of our inventory of crb merch. So, to combat this problem, this year we went to the store and got a whole bunch of turkey lunch meat and are going to make turkey sandwiches instead. This solu

#Occupy

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Vid Day Monday

This vid takes a little bit to get rolling but once it does its the awesomes. Yes I stole it from The Chive, they titled it "People Are Awesome" and that is a very apt description of the video. They use clips from a bunch of vids that have graced the pages of CRB Vid Day Monday before.

Vid Day Monday

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This song is a bit over played on the radio but its damn good, and these kids do an awesome cover of it. Its worth digging around a bit in their Youtube page, kids are skilled.

Vid Day Monday

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The ease with which Dylan throws these flips pisses me off to no end. F you and all your talent, stop making the rest of us look stupid. Jerk. /flips /mobe (like a boss) /back to back front flip. /pimps Oh and note to the guy uploading the vid: I spell like crap and I don't really care, but you misspelled the main two words on the vid. Fromt - Yea no m in that word but at least I understood what you were saying. Mobuce - WTF? I had to watch the vid to see that you were trying to say Mobius, as in a full twisting gainer.

Vid Day Monday

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Back before we had to get a job and try to be responsible we used to fuck around on the lake and do stuff like this all day. The amount of money we wasted on gas doing power slides or trying to do wake 3s on a slalom ski would probably pay off my car. Ah the good ol' days... Never ever grow up, it sucks.

Vid Day Monday

Charlie Chaplin in 1940, giving the speech that Hitler should have given.

CRB Brings the Sexy

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This is Doutzen Kroes, and she knows how to wear a swimming suit. oof! It appears she also knows how to wear lingerie.

Afternoon Ahhhhhh

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Hit The Slopes

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It was 25 degrees this morning, the boat has been winterized for over a month...I guess it is time to come to terms with the waterski season being over (except for you bastards in the south). Late fall is the worst time of year, its to cold to ski and what snow there is does not stick so you cant snow ski. This weather is shenanagens. But, in a short time it will be snowing and time to strap on skis again. Maybe a winter like the guys in this vid had is in order. Of course it would help if I were to get a new set of skis or a decent snowboard. But whatevs, I bet my jumpers will work just fine. /straps on jumpers //gets laughed at ///feet freeze and fall off

Vid Day Monday

Try to watch the mother in this vid and not get teary eyed. It is an exercise in futility.

Vid Day Monday

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This guy is freaking awesome. The only thing in that vid that I could do would be sit on the ground and open a bottle of juice, beyond that I am useless. /flips while flipping

Vid Day Monday

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Russia Today is an English language news station out of...Russia...yea. They do a pretty solid piece on Worlds, sure would be nice to see this kind of coverage here.

Vid Day Monday

Thinking outside the box. That is what these guys did to make the new Audi A6 look even cooler then it already is. The projection equipment they are using is amazing and the lights and all of that is great, but the key here is how to make a car look like its in motion when in a closed space. And boom, these guys nailed it. Audi A6 3D Mapping Nomadic Installation from Lumina Motion on Vimeo .

Musical Friday - Memory Journey Edition V.5

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To finish up our little journey down memory lane in musical form, we have some Dave Matthews. Now, we have never had a chance to see this dude in concert despite being pretty much the exact demographic.  This song, "Don't Drink the Water", besides being god damn awesome, is also really funny as a waterskier because you can always say, "hey man, don't drink the water...there is blood in the water" and even if it isn't true they will go, "oh jesus!" until they realize you are just a figment of their imagination.  Or are they??? Anyways, we would imagine that most waterski type people had a hard time evading Dave in some way shape or form...or Phish or something similar.  Which is fine, but, jesus man!  Give it a rest!  Put on some metal and lets get our mosh on in this bitch! Is that drummer guy wearing a no fear shirt? and not even just a no fear shirt but a dirt bike rider guy style shirt? dude, step it up, your better then that! Spe

Musical Friday - Memory Journey Edition V.4

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When we were in high school...and actually, while pretty much everyone was in high school we all had various places we knew we could where we would listen to music, get our drink on and not worry to much about being hassled by the man.  Lucky for us we had a place like that, actually a few of them now that we think about it, but, one in particular sticks out.  You drove down this winding dirt road and there was a big grain silo and a fire pit, and we would have a bon-fire, drink whatever we could talk our buddies older aunt/sister/something into buying for us and then drive around like idiots. Now, we think, that area became part of some sub division and our spot is probably some uptight late 20's douchebags kitchen where him and his stepford wife plan out their family and mini van and weekends at their relatives in wine country or something.  Ugh, screw you man, i got a bottle md 20/20 with my name on it and a shitty pickup to drive into a ditch. And we probably have to thank

Musical Friday - Memory Journey Edition V.3

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A while back we were at a bar that had a god damn karaoke machine set up...more specifically a guy would come in with a whole set up and people would wail like a bunch of dipshits...and yes, we have got up and rocked the mic like a boss, but, karaoke in general is a pretty bad idea. Short story long, one time this dude requests this song, Run to the Hills by Iron Maiden and we all just sort of prepare of a abomination of singing and spectacle and as god as your witness this dude just nailed this song.  Hitting all the high notes, playing to the people, stomping around like he owned the place.  It was so awesome, we all stood up and cheered.  Then some idiot did the Bette Davis Eyes song and butchered it and ruined the vibe. Do you have to be all devil worship and what-not if you are in a band like this when you are out at Target buying diapers and birdseed?  Or can you put on normal t-shirts and jeans and a hat and just be a random dude with unfortunate tattoos and a ass-load of m

Musical Friday - Memory Journey Edition V.2

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Speaking of teleporting in time, does anyone remember Blue October?  The song Hate Me came out in 2006 and for some reason, every damn morning for a month waking up it would be on the radio.  Lets make this clear, there is nothing better then starting your day off with an emo guy blaming himself for a break up with a girl..and not even being sarcastic, some dude bitching about a break up IS a good way to wake up.  "yo, this dude is way worse off then me...today is going to rule!!" and then we would go out and still not have a job, but, dominate some basketball with the neighberhood kids.  Whats up now?  Your jump shot ain't so silk now huh???  Then the kid drains a 25 footer in my grillmix.  FACE. Whatever kid, I can legally drink.

Musical Friday - Memory Journey Edition V.1

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ODBF does the vid day mondays, and why the hell not, lets do a Musical Friday...Its the last day of most peoples work week and Dig Dug loves some music, so, here is some music stuff. First, we were going through our CD collection...remember those?  An actual case full of plastic discs?  Trying to find the third Led Zep album and came across the Sarah McLaclan Surfacing album, and you know what?  Screw you, she rules and this album is great.  Not ashamed to admit that many times we have cranked this while driving around, towing boats, delivering weed, etc. Two things about this video.  First of all, is she a shape shifter or something, watch this video then google image search for her, its like, two different people.  She is so smoking hot in this video and other times...not so much.  Secondly, what is with that dude poking holes in her dress?  What a douche. Isn't it weird how you can hear a song..even a song you haven't heard for years and you are transported instantly

Thanks Vets!

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On this 93rd anniversary of the end of World War One we would like to give a big thank you to all of those that have served.

Point/Counterpoint - A CRB DEBATE : Webcasting

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Welcome to Point/Counterpoint...a totally fresh and novel approach to debate that has never been done before. Dig Dug and ODBF will debate the hot topic issues within the waterski world and the ancillary aspects to the death. We argue about everything. This week we discuss the role of Webcasting. In the past few years, with the rise of technology and speedy internet, more and more tournaments, competitions and events are being webcast. Allowing more fans of the sport to consume the product and hopefully providing a platform for our stars to shine. A more accurate diagram we have not seen Point/Counterpoint #1 : Is it appropriate for our sport to embrace webcasting? ODBF: Webcasting is a good step forward for our sport, for years since we fell off ESPN we have only gotten a couple pictures of events and then scores much later or not at all. Tony, Tadd, Tom Grey and a few others have brought pro tournaments back into the comfort of our homes. Could the webcasts be better? He

Winter is Here

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Well...winter has struck parts of our country already, east coast took a hit, Alaska is getting smacked with a snow hurricane (which sounds plesant...) and today the upper midwest. We were sent a couple pics today that outline the weather change. These two pictures are from a CRB reader in Minocqua Wisconsin, home of the oldest continually active ski club in the country. Yesterday... Today...

Lake Trout Carry Out

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Lake Trout Carry Out is what we are currently calling the random link heap/dump/thing/whatever. John Mommer, of Militia clothing and awesome pics , has joined HO as their new sports marketing director . HO is doing this right, pick a skier to sell to skiers. Mommer! Stop taking pictures in my bedroom! Cot Cambell likes to bet big, and so this "master of ceremonies for a waterski team" dropped a 5k bet on a horse and won big. A group of wakeboarders is about to open the first full size wakeboard park in the western US in Eagle Mountain Utah. Utah is the first??? Whats up now Cali!!??!! Speaking of cable parks, Danial Grant is 13 years old and rides for Rip Curl. He has been dominating the Rip Curl cable wakeboard and wake skate tour in Asia. And yes, he is 13. Sticking with wakeboarding, the Pan Am games were held recently in Mexico. Canadian Wakeboarder Aaron Rathy took the silver but has been forced to give it back for testing positive for the banned substa

Vid Day Monday

Starlings everywhere. Its like birds but with less Tippi Hedren. Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo .

Vid Day Monday

This happens to the CRB Minion all the time, its why he spends so much of his time in South American prisons. Needs to pull up on the stick faster. *dick joke*

Vid Day Monday

High school student and Sea World San Antonio skier Seth Fraise can ski. There were once pro ski shows all over the country but many have closed in recent years.

Day Light Savings Time

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Vid Day Monday

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300 foot Texas style jump? Not a problem for this guy...

CRB Brings The Sexy

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I typed a whole bunch up here...but then deleted it because, Kate Upton. And yay video.

Thursday Afternoon Musical Mystery

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Wannabe DJ : OH HELL YEAH BRO IM FUCKING PUMPED THAT YOU ARE HERE, YOU GOTTA CHECK OUT MY RECORD COLLECTION, ITS SO MEGA, HUGE...LIKE, I EVEN WENT TO THIS SHOP DOWN ON FOURTH STREET WITH THE HIPPIES TO GET THE NEW SKELETONWITCH ALBUM, IT IS OWNAGE. BRO, BRO...BRO, YO, GET A HIT OFF THIS.  *passes joint* CRB Intern : *puff*  *cough* Wannabe DJ : YEAH MAN, CHECK THIS OUT....ohhhhh the weed is kickin in man... ohhhh yeah, damn son, get me some kool aid bro, i am mad thirsty and put in a pizza i got the munchies like a god damn, you know, a thing, a... yeah man so, check this out.  I heard this song the other day, its pretty good and lyrics totally speak to me bro, god damn i'm thirsty. *glug glug glug* CRB Intern : *listens* Wannabe DJ : YOU SEE MAN ITS A STATEMENT ON THE RICH ELITIST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND THE REGULAR PEOPLE WHO GO THROUGH THEIR LIVES LIKE IDIOTS BECAUSE THEY ARE STUPID!  AND THEY ARE SMOKING FAGS. GET IT?  FAGS!  CUZ YOUR A FAG TOO AND YOU ARE GOING

More Evidence That We Are Going To Drink

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Need this to make bad decisions There is a new study that has come out detailing how increased drinking, i.e, 6 glasses of wine or so a week, can maybe increase the risk of breast cancer in women. Previously, it has been known that excessive alcohol use is bad for you, but, if you don't drink alot no one knew quite what the affects were...now, it shows that there may be more of a risk.  Maybe.  This is apparently a big deal, because there was Dr. So and So on the Today show on Wednesday morning saying that boozing is bad....So, for gods sake ladies quit yo dranking. But, seriously, check this pull quote from the article from msnbc.com Still, while the increased risk found in this study is real, it is quite small. Women will need to weigh this slight increase in breast cancer risk with the beneficial effects alcohol is known to have on heart heath, said Dr. Wendy Chen, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Any woman's decision will likely factor in her risk of e

Morning AHHHHHHH

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From the old Cypress Gardens comes the New Legoland waterski show. That costume can not be fun to jump in.

Morning AHHHHHHH

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Vid Day Monday - Christmas Lights Edition pt 3

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Now that Halloween is over, its time to focus our dollars on our next holiday, Christmas, and here is another pretty nifty light show.

Vid Day Monday - Christmas Lights Edition pt 2

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And another one. Whats with random trick or treating nights? I had kids coming to my house all weekend, why cant the cities agree which day trick or treating is and set the same times? I need to move away from the border of two towns.

Vid Day Monday - Christmas Lights Edition pt 1

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Its Halloween and you know what that means? Crazy light displays...wait...no that is Christmas...but today is October 31st...

CRB Brings the Sexy

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Its that time of year again, no we do not mean the end of ski season, that was a long time ago for us up here in the arctic, its time for girls to put on lingerie and call it a costume. And for the guys to take pictures and have it not be considered creepy. Ah college girls and their lack of high moral standards, so wonderful.

Are We Not Talking Enough About Zachk's Jump Question Mark

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It is quite possible that we haven't heard about it more or looked in the right places, but, normally, we are fairly average at keeping up with the peoples chatter about waterski events, and, we sort of think that there hasn't been enough made of Zack's record breaking jump from collegiate nationals. 194 feet off a 5, it is so awesome. Zack is one of the skiers we have been able to see in person and dude is good as hell, but, sheesh, the physics of getting that distance at that speed off that jump height is crazy. That jump is a stomp and stands on its on. As waterskiers, sure, we all tend to get bogged down in gossip and nonsense, but, give credit where its due and that jump is bitchin. As an overall sport, waterskiing, it tends to lead to fractured reporting somewhat in that we don't always know what, where...how, why something is happening.  See our post from earlier about Alex about travel. Once we finally start getting info, digesting, something else happe

Look At Those Waves!!

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My goodness, at its core surfing is one of the coolest most "in touch with nature" type sports there is...and if you have never had the chance to surf make a bee line to the airplane in your driveway and get out somewhere and experience it. Like waterskiing, surfing, has people who are so far above in skill then the rest of us that they go out and search for more difficult obstacles, or more challanging environments or something to keep up that rush. Think of...ski fly vs regular jumping, something differnet for more juice. In the video above, and from what we can gather, you see that the reefs below the waterline are set up in such as way that the waves are thicking...deeper, not higher, but more aggressive and with a more random way in which the waves break. This, of course, attracts hard core surfers that want to experience this maniacal brand of surfing. They want to experiance a rush and a style of surfing they haven't experianced before that allows them the t

Granola, Tuna and PBJ

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Our girl Alex Lauretano wrote a little piece for a blog, Girls for Sport...or G4S , talking about her travel habits, diet and how she tries to keep the proper mindset during her jet setting life . First of all, lets get one thing straight G4S, you are treading dangerously close to CRB territory, we have allready made an acronym out of our name and that is virgin territory, fresh powder in the blog land if you will, acronym nonsense is our game. Second, Alex mentions that she has over 69,000 miles flown this year already.  That is god damn insane.  Not to mention a bit juvenile, because 69...lolololol. Maybe those of us who watch from the sidelines and cheer people and whatever don't quite understand some of the rigors that the real good skiers go through, sure, we all pack up our cars and head out to a weekend tournament to knock out a whirlybird and/or fall on a 28 off pass after shot gunning a beer because someone said we would be a pussy not to or something, but, the real