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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

We, for one, welcome our new Trick Jump Overlords

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Notice given to all trick jumpers out there, your time is short. Look at this kid, just like 6 years old or something and already smashing it. Just wait until his parents put a ski on his foot and things are over. Double whirlybird to blind? sure, thats a warm up. Triple gainer with grab? Yeah, lets try that out. You have all had a good run, but, better get what you can now, its over soon

Called It

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When Natalia Berdnikava broke the world trick record awhile back I mentioned I used to ski with her when she first came to the US. I also said that the other skiers in our group and I all said we thought she would break the world jump record but never thought about the trick record. Well she has finally done what we all knew she could. The way she would just explode off the ramp was crazy, it looked like she was trying to do a long dive. Nat has refined her skiing and become one of the top female skiers our sport has ever seen. She has set Trick and Overall world records and can now add a Jump world record to her stable of accomplishments.

Morning AHHHHHHH

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National Anthem - Boosh

Ok now this vid needs to be manditory watching for anyone who ever has a say in who sings our national anthem at sporting events. If the fucking super bowl puts some dip shit like Christina Aqulara up again this year I am going to have to drive down there and bitch slap some people. They have already ruined the half time show...GOD DAMN MADONNA???? ARE YOU SERIOUS??? Also the flyover at the end is bad ass.

Vid Day Monday

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The Police Academy movies were great back in the day. And the coolest part was Micheal Winslow and his insane voice control. Here he is doing Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin. Hella cool!

Vid Day Monday

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Lorenzo D'Alberto takes the title for Men's Tricks smoove like butta.

Vid Day Monday

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We have focused quite a bit on crashes in the last week, well how about we take a look at the winners instead of the epic fails. First up we have Women's Trick winner Nancy Chardin. Those French produce some bad ass trickers.

Lake Trout Carry Out - Weekend Edition

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GOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Been a fun week in the waterski world, and by extension at CRB HQ.  So fun, in fact, that the pretty Brazilian soccer fan has taken up fandom of the CRB and, apparently, enjoys standing in some field somewhere. And, dang thats a cool flag. Note: we did try to chronicle all the places that the Kyle and Tony show video ended up, link , and this little exercise proved to be both exhausting and futile.  Its fascinating to see how something goes "viral" and ends up in various places.  It would be a very interesting if someone or some organization could track things like this, organically. Not trying to make a "viral" video and track it, but, have something like Kyle's wipeout which people picked up on and track that.  Then again, the more you really explore things on the internet, the more weird places you end up. Did learn a new use for a broom handle!  So that was nice! Also, its almost halloween.  Everyone is invited to the CRB

Kyle and Tony are Everywhere *update 2*

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Kyle Dammeyer is all over the sporting world today, we are going to try and document all the various places, blogs, websites, tv shows, etc that this video shows up. SI Hot Clicks Deadspin Awful Announcing Sharapova's Thigh Right This Minute The Big Lead Pop n Sport - french site Tosh.o CSNBayArea Joe.ie Buzz Feed BroBible Sports Crackle Pop Barstool Sports Around The Horn!  ESPN!  - video below Hire Kyle!! DO IT!! - LinkedIn xx

Welcome To The Big Show - Week 2

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**Studio 3 on Lot 4 of Boathouse Networks** Director: Places everyone...OK, Jeff, Cris...que theme in 3...2... Cris:   AWWWWWW YEAAHHHH....ITS GOING DOWN! Cris: Welcome to Waterski Daily on Boathouse Networks, the Daily waterski update show where we smack you in the face with the lake trout of truth.  What what?!?!  Jeff, my other mothered brother lover, what is happening? Jeff:  Not much, just layin back in the cut, chillin...tryin to get my fade on, ya hurd? Cris: SKEET SKEET Jeff: *dap* Cris: *dap* Jeff: as Ralph Waldo Emerson once said,  Cris, "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." and that speaks volumes because I am full of the Daily Truth and ready to impart the wisdom to the peeps, lets do this. Cris: / looks at camera 2 Cris: indeed Cris: It was quite the week on the waterski world stage and people going off!!  Sippin on that lean yo, bring dat correct Jeff: ... Cris: ... Jeff: Rig

Very Early Vid Day Monday

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This. Is. Awesome. And it probably hurt a hell of a lot, but its awesome so Boom! Kyle, You win the CRB award for awesome crash this week. Its a new award, we just made it up, but you earned it with flying colors. We set this vid to post on Monday but it has decided to go all crazy viral and is now on Deadspin, so we are going to post early. Vid Here And yes Deadspin, college waterskiing is a real sport. Don't make us do the same thing to you that we are doing to ESPN with our #OccupyESPN protests. Update:  Besides that jump crash being pretty awesome, Tony's annoucning adds a wonderful layer to this cake.

Car Seat Construction = A view on society

A while back while surfing through the channels we came upon this tv show, a simple concept, but, its all about how various things are made.  Its on the science channel and even if you don't have it you can see many of the episodes on netflix or direct from their site here . What I found fascinating about this particular video is that this company that puts car seats together, receives all their parts on a JIT schedule, meaning, they get their parts right about the time that they put the seats together. Now, think of the other companies that make those parts, and how they go about their business. Now, think of the other companies that make the parts to supply those companies who supply the company that make the seats. Now, think of the companies that supply the parts, to the companies that supply the parts, to the company that supplies the parts to make the seats, which are just parts, which are then supplied to the car company to put together before you even get to see th

Quit Staring At Me!

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FoxNews  In this world of Photoshop and online scams, it pays to have a hearty dose of skepticism at reports of something strange — including an albino fetal shark with one eye smack in the middle of its nose like a Cyclops.  But the Cyclops shark, sliced from the belly of a pregnant mama dusky shark caught by a commercial fisherman in the Gulf of California earlier this summer, is by all reports the real thing. Shark researchers have examined the preserved creature and found that its single eye is made of functional optical tissue, they said last week. It's unlikely, however, that the malformed creature would have survived outside the womb.  "This is extremely rare," shark expert Felipe Galvan Magana of Mexico's Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias del Mar told the Pisces Fleet Sportfishing blog in July. "As far as I know, less than 50 examples of an abnormality like this have been recorded." This is simply another and mounting piece of evidence of the

#OccupyESPN

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Darin Shapiro was a solid three eventer and then he jumped ship to the wakeboarding world and dominated for years. And then...wait...this was on ESPN? WTF ESPN?...or actually WTF national TV Stations? The CRB has a plan to get back on TV we call it #OccupyESPN. We will use this method to get our 1% sport back in front of the 99% we don't give a shit about...or something like that. Everyone just go to the ESPN offices with your skis and $400,000 RVs and lets show the world that water skiers deserve to have their voice heard. We have been marginalized for way to long, also, we don't want to work at getting back on TV, just put us on there because we deserve this. And the banks need to forgive my boat loan. And the government needs to build a ski lake near my house. And wind...wtf? Seriously, its time for water skiers to stand up for their rights!

Cut Later!

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Rykert's Lake of Sin beat us to the punch with this vid. It is such an awesome jump that we had to steal it. So here you go!

Vid Day Monday

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Not only did the Men's Collegiate Jump record fall this last weekend but so did the Women's. Lauren Morgan topped Alex Lauretano's 155 foot boot from last years South Central Regionals. Poochie is part of a the new wave of very talented Women's jumpers calling themselves "Girls That Fly" and she showed she certainly does with this boot. We may not have had vid of Zack's jump but we do have Lauren's. Boosh

Vid Day Monday

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Zack Worden took down a record that many thought was unbreakable. Ryan Fitts jumped 193 off a 5 foot ramp at 32 mph in 1999. This record was set before the "Bebee era" of driving was ended and many argued it was an unbeatable distance due to the drivers helping the skiers. We are not saying Fitts record is not legit, that is just an argument for why his record held for so long. We think it held cuz Fitts' crazy late cutting jumping style is such a great fit for college jump speed. Well that record is no longer the longest NCWSA jump, Zack Worden went out and topped it with a 194 foot bomb. We can only find the vid on facebook so the jump vid is HERE . Here is Zack practacing about a month ago at ULM's practice site.

Vid Day Monday

Crazy good Frisbee skills. Way better then those annoying ass hippies that played in the lot behind my house in college. Yes I still want to kill them.

Morning AHHHHHHH

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Predicting 2011 Collegiate Nationals pt 3

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Sitting here in my office watching the Nationals webcast means absolutely nothing I get paid to do will get done today. Only way this could be better is if I had gotten off my ass and gone down to Bennetts to watch. There are few sites out there as nice or set up as well for a tournament like the NCWSA Nationals. On to Day 3 with Women's Tricks and Men's Jump and the final scores. Women's Tricks ULM's women have fallen to FSC in Jump and Slalom, but they will claim the last Women's event of the weekend. In a tight fight for the top 4 positions ULM will edge out Alabama while ULL and Rollins will round out the top 4. FSCs weakness in tricks trops them into 5th with ASU hot on their heels. Cincinnati, San Louis Obisbo and La Crosse have the ability to knock ASU down if they slip up. ULM 2000 ALA 1935 ULL 1860 ROL 1830 FSC 1490 ASU 1340 CIN 1175 SLO 1135 LAX 1070 OHS 740 UCD 610 TAM 505 After 5 events, with only the jump event to go...

Predicting 2011 Collegiate Nationals pt 2

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Day 2 of the NCWSA Nationals brings up Men's trick and Women's Jump. Men's Tricks All of the talk before the season began was about how dominating the 'Bama trick team was going to be, but with the lack of consistency we are going to make a pick that may not be popular with some people, but the CRB is going to give the gold to ULM. Alabama may have 5 skiers that could ski for any team in the country but they have not put together 4 scores at a single tournament while ULM has. It will be very close though, and ULL could very easily slip into the top spot. Men's Tricks is by far the biggest toss up of any of the events this weekend. ASU could slide in if the teams ahead have an unfortunate fall. FSC and THE Ohio State will battle it out to fill out the 5th spot. ULM 1930 ALA 1870 ULL 1795 ASU 1760 FSC 1585 OHS 1410 ROL 1205 CIN 1075 LAX 920 TAM 680 UCD 575 SLO 530 Women's Jump This event shows ULM's Achilles heel, while they wi

Predicting 2011 Collegiate Nationals Pt. 1

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Collegiate Nationals is upon us and this year we have decided to try a scientific approach to see what the final scores may be.  Today the final top 20 list came out on NCWSA.com and we came at this from a more scientific approach. There is no reason to run the tournament now, here are the winners. On to the Big show. We are only doing D-1, not because we did not try to do D-2 as well but scoring an entire tournament is a bit more difficult that you would think. Here is our methodology in determining these scores, we used the various teams placements at their regional events and extrapolated out these scores into Nationals.  Now, obviously, this assumes that each skier skis the same as they did and other factors are basically ignored.  But, the concept was to simply take the teams and sort of rank them by their past performances to determine their future. Unlike baseball or football where there are advanced metrics to help, including park factor and vorp and what not, waters

Vid Day Monday

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This vid terrified me. This trail looks scary enough on its own, but with big holes in the walk way and the fact the guy does not clip into the safety lines at all just proves that he is a much braver and stupider man then I am.

Vid Day Monday

This is a cool view from the top of a pyramid, looks kinda freaky up there. Being the guy in these things is way easier, just stand there and bitch about how heavy it is. Way to many ropes and skis to hit if you fall.

Vid Day Monday

On a scale of 1 to 10 of awesomness this is a 250 foot jump. This may be the greatest rant in the history of the world. All I can say is 'Fuck' and 'Yes'.

Vid Day Monday

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Proof that Jaret is a bad ass. He crashes hard, gets up in obvious pain and waves to the crowd, then at the awards he sprays a small bottle of champagne on the winners. Its hard to beat a good jump set by Jaret, he was the cats pajamas of jumping for many years. He went 299 feet off the ski fly ramp! That is hella baller! And speaking of jumping crashes... Why snow skiing? Well we put the CRB ski masterbu into storage for the year today and thus it is snow skiing time. I am going to cry for the next 7 months.

Vid Day Monday

I have talked quite a bit about cable parks and how I see them as a large part of the future of water sports. So far only in Europe have a large number of 3 event skiers taken to cable skiing. The IWSF is throwing its weight behind cable wakeboarding for the Olympics. Will it get in? Maybe, and sure I tear on wakeboarding, but that is because of the D-bag aspects of the sport, not because we do not respect the skills involved. And you can be damn sure we would watch it on whatever crappy station NBC would relegate it to. This vid is not cable wakeboarding...so the previous paragraph is pointless, much like most of what I post. This is cable wake skating but its sweet so watch. 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Byerly Toe Jam: Cable Finals from Byerly Toe Jam on Vimeo .

CRB Brings the Sexy

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That is all you need.

Lake Trout Carry Out

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Women's world records had been pretty stagnent for many years and just in the last few years those records have fallen left and right. Clem, Regina, and Natty have been wrecking things left and right. This is the correct way to break news to a man. Sexy Lady: Honey I killed the car and ran over our children. Man: Oh its ok honey, come here lets go to the bedroom and make more kids. This guy has one arm and is a better wakeboarder then 99% of the D-bags out there tearing up my lake when I am trying to ski. I hate seeing people jumping right away to blaming skiers for tearing up shorelines . Wind waves can be much worse, so can the weekend wallys racing around in their Bayliners and Glastrons. Hank Longo set a new mens 6 jump record recently. But is it really jumping out of someones shadow if they are injured? Kinda just taking advantage of not having your top competitor around. LegoLand bought Cypress Gardens after it closed down a couple years ago. It is openin

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

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There are a few macs, an IPad or two, and about 97 IPhones laying around the CRB headquarters, none of these devices would be possible with out Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs and Apple changed the world of electronics and thus changed how many of us interact with each other in this world. Google, Microsoft and others are just following his lead and it was a very smart path for those companies to follow. I have a friend that is writing graduate school application essays right now and Steve Jobs' comment about connecting dots backwards and not forwards really hits home for those type of essays. Grad school applications ask questions like "how will you make ABC college better", and you look at it and think "damned if I know". How do you talk about yourself when you don't know what the community at that university is like. We all live in our own bubbles that insulate us from 'the real world'. We are waterskiers and one of our bubbles is the small and mos

Welcome To The Big Show

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**Studio 3 on Lot 4 of Boathouse Networks** Director: Places everyone...OK, Jeff, Cris...You guys are live in 3...2... /points Cris : You are LIVE and welcome to Waterski Daily where Jeff and I douse you with all the waterski news of the day, what is good my neighbor??!?? Jeff: and a good day to you to you to friend-o, famous Greek philosopher Hypatia once said, "Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond" and that is our goal on the Daily, give you the truth. Cris: Right on man, dropping the education on us today I see. Cris: /looks at camera 2 Cris: First up on our space log for today is Regina Jaquess, who, reports are saying broke the womens slalom world record running two buoys at 41 off this past weekend in a top secret location and only now are reports leaking out about this tremendous feat.

Vid Day Monday - Sexy Edition

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Shakira is awesome.  Its a controversial viewpoint to take and we know that there will be alot of angry tweeting and possibly protests, but, we are strong in our convictions and will stand behind this opinion with all of our might. With that in mind here is a bit of our propaganda, and hour and half of Shakira's sexy melting your damn computer to the ground.  Just so you are aware, Shakira is closer to 35 then she is to 25.  Do with that info what you will. If this video isn't enough, Shakira will hump your speaker until you come around to our point of view. If that isn't enough for you, Shakira has brought some friends...

Diesel Ski Boats Question Mark

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Sweet stack bro! Boats run on gas.  To ski you need your boat running. The more you ski the more you need your boat to run, which, means you have to have more gas. This means, its expensive to ski if you like to ski behind a boat that is running.  Science! One of the less expensive / efficient options that one could presumably use to power a boat instead of regular gas would be the Mr. Fusion from Back to the Future, but, that technology may be a few years away yet from making it a practical application at your moms house. However, another possibly viable solution would be utilizing diesel engines in regular ski boats. Now, an inherent issue with a diesel motor is the somewhat limited rev range and ski boats don't tend to utlize gears. SO!  This makes applying a diesel motor to a regular ski boat a tough task.  This does not mean that it won't and or couldn't be a solution in the future, and if you have driven a new diesel car, like a BMW or VW, you know that

Vid Day Monday - World Record

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Word out of Florida is that Regina ran 2 at 41 off this weekend. The more I think about it the less I care about slalom records. Sure its cool to say you are the best there is, but every single lake skis different, drivers are different, conditions...etc etc. Running a record in a cash prize event with a large crowd is more impressive then running it at your own private ski heaven. Now with that said, 2 at 41 off is bad ass, so a big congrats there! Watch how easy this 39 off looks, she is an hour early for each bouy, looks like a 32 off run not a 39. And boosh 2 like a boss.

Vid Day Monday

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We were having a deep philosophical discussion about the 90s at the CRB world headquarters a few days ago. It seems most people think the 90s were some terrible decade. F that noize! Sure their are about 3 decent songs that came out of the decade, our countries moral compass swung in funny directions seemingly at random, we had mostly awful hair cuts and we liked to wear clashing neon colors. Or was that the 80s...Hell we don't know, figure it out yourself. So yea...I guess the 90s sucked, you win. Business in the front, PARTY IN THE BACK BITCHEZ! Other stuff happened in the 90s as well, but we were busy skiing and doing other fun stuff like not having jobs and not having such readily accessible porn.