We have been going over thousands of pages of old AWSA documents* recently and have been looking at how many world feds there were back in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. It is very disappointing to see where we are now compared to the explosive growth water skiing saw in those decades. Our current world and US leadership for that matter have failed to push the sport forwards. At the world level it is time for a change in leadership and direction, at the US level we might want to start thinking about a change as well.
*We do not have any association with USAWS or AWSA beyond paying our dues every year and skiing a few tournies here and there.