Jul 30, 2012

Vid Day Monday

Gymnastics you ask? Yes, this girl has hella skills, best ever many say. Watch it, then forward it to the women in your life and she will think you have a soft and caring side. This may help you get permission to go to the strip club with the guys on Friday night.

Also the Olympics are our one chance to watch tons of sports we usually never care about. This is what we all want to do, be on TV and in front of huge crowds skiing for our country. It wont happen but fuck it, watch water polo and think, 'That could be me on TV competing in an obscure sport'.

Vid Day Monday

If you are not watching the Olympics instead of doing work today then you are a terrible human being. The games have come a long way...Sorry, I am not sure I am allowed to use the words Olympics and Games in the same post, I may be violating some sponsorship rule. Also, the CRB now only accepts Visa cards for all payments.

Vid Day Monday

It appears that time travel is possible. They have figured out how to leave flaming tire tracks which means all we need to do now is invent the flux capacitor. Should be easy enough.

Jul 27, 2012

GTF of the Month: Jacinta Carroll (9 pics)

Jacinta Carroll and I have over 30 mutual Facebook friends, we are basically best friends.  She only lives a few thousand miles down the road* from me.  Not only are we BFFs but she is also the GTF of the month for July.  Well I finally got around to realizing it was July and posted this just in time for it to be August.  Boosh, skillz

*Road = long flight

Jucinta continues after the jump

Jul 24, 2012

Yay Tights!

The largest water ski tournament in the world for years has been the Wisconsin State Show Ski Tournament. Many people make fun of show skiers for wearing silly costumes and so on but the skiing is really cool. Plus those show skiers know how to throw a party. The CRB crew headed up to the land of cheese again this year to catch the party. Over 4,000 pulls in 4 days, that's huge, but the crowds were bigger, probably 5-7 thousand on the beach for the bigger shows.

They bring the beer in by the truck load and those cheese heads can drink. I think we are all still hungover and the Minion is possibly still in jail up there, we kinda forgot about him. No great loss though.

Show skiers use mostly outboard engines and it seems the engine of choice is the Evinrude Etec engines.  There were a couple with 3 300s on them, 900 hp...crazy.  This clip was posted by Evinrude on their facebook page.

The following clip is a highlight vid from the winning team, The Mad-City Ski Team.

F Yea Animals (17 pics 1 gif)

Animals all over the place after the jump.

Jul 23, 2012

Vid Day Monday

I met Nate at a tournament last summer, dude is just as nice in person as he seems in this video. Which for a local news broadcast is very good, they actually talk about slalom and describe the sport instead of doing what most local news dipshits do which is comment about how they skied once and "it was so hard, I fell everywhere, glad my suit stayed on! giggle giggle" /suicide

13 WTHR Indianapolis

Vid Day Monday

What does this have to do with skiing? EVERYTHING! I expect every girl from now on to have an awesome dance before taking to the water. Dance around all sexy and have a big smile at all times and boom! HUGE TV RATINGS. I am a genius.

Vid Day Monday

Is it legal to pass on the right...in a boat...on the highway? We will contact the CRB's legal adviser* and find out.

*Legal adviser = public defender

Vid Day Monday

Just back from a short CRB vacation full of shenanagens and forgotten moments that were probably really fun...but no one remembers.

Fired up the CRB main frames and see this bad ass vid from Tony Lightfoot.  Clem was the first women to break the 10,000 point barrier with this sick run back in September of last year.

Jul 21, 2012

CRB Brings the Sexy (19 pics 4 gifs)

CRB continues to bring the sexy even while the CRB world headquarters is locked up for the annual CRB Get Drunk at the Lake Weekend rolls on.  

The sexy continues after the jump.  

Jul 18, 2012

A Set With Jeff Rodgers

The guy who brought us 43@43 sent us a cool clip of Jeff Rogers making the course look easy.  The way he is skiing right now he will be setting records until he is 80.

Jul 17, 2012

Off To The Lake House (24 pics)

Not a good day at the lake house

Switch that boat with the Ski MasterBu and Ill take it

Many more sweet ski lakes and houses after the jump.

Jul 16, 2012

Vid Day Monday

Watch this catch and try to figure out how he does it. Such an awesome play, this kid is going to move up the ranks from Double A if he keeps playing like this.

Vid Day Monday

One of the best TV shows on regular cable TV had its season premier last night. Breaking Bad has taken Bryan Cranston from the goofy dad in Malcom In The Middle to a murdering, drug dealing sociopath...bit of a change of direction. If you have some free time the Los Angeles Review of Books has a fantastic review on Breaking Bad.  There are only a few shows being made for TV right now that are actually worth watching; Game of Thrones, Mad Men...Yea I can't think of any others right now because every station makes complete crap and people eat it up like the abortion that is Two and a Half Men and other bullshit like that.  People keep using numbers and rankings to point out that our education system does not work when all they have to do to prove our country is falling into a pit of stupidity is turn on a TV to MTV, TLC, or any of the other stations out there actually.  Even the History Channel that was once a bastion of intelligent tv is now a quagmire of idiocy and panders to the lowest common denominator.

Some argue that Breaking Bad promotes drugs and drug dealing, but those that say that obviously have never actually watched the show as it is more a show.  So if you are going to argue that then go stick your head in a hole or watch 16 and Pregnant on MTV, those two things are equivalent.

Vid Day Monday

I have gone much shorter on the line in slippery slalom then I will ever go on my beat to shit old D3. Getting into 41 was a good feeling, ignore the fact the boat was going 18mph. Of course I did not throw GIGANTIC flips crossing the wake. But then again I am not Jimmy Siemers.

Jul 12, 2012

Its Hot Out, Lets Go Skiing (18 pics)

1979 Rollins College Ski Team

Tons of skiing pics after the jump.  You have a sweet ski pic send it over to the CRB contact Lion!

Jul 10, 2012

K.C. Wilson Breaks Boys 3 Record

KC Wilson has smashed the boys 3 national record by a buoy and a half with a solid 3@41off.  Chris Parrish ran 1 1/2 @41 off at the Jacksonville Record in June of 1996, that feat was not matched again until Jon Travers tied him at the Sunset Summer Breeze in July of 2008.  Now their names will fall (if its approved) down the list as KC knocked it out of the park with this run.

Jul 9, 2012

Vid Day Monday

In a macro view cities have some beauty to them, the buildings, the seeming unending ability of humans to build bigger and better things, the way they function.  All of that makes cities amazing, until you get in close and really look at them and realize they are hell holes.  The world is an amazing place and many of us (like me) live in places where we rarely get to see real nature.  Humans can produce amazing beauty; great buildings and skyline, amazing cars, the spray coming off a ski cranking around a buoy, a farm on rolling fields of wheat, etc, but we can not make anything that matches what the earth has been able to do on its own.

Landscapes: Volume Two from Dustin Farrell on Vimeo.

Vid Day Monday

So, apparently this is a water ski blog, you probably could not tell from my posts recently.  But it is so here is Nate Smith proving that you might as well just quit skiing and take up competitive eating because you suck and he is the shit.

So to summarize, Nate Smith 1 Your sorry ass 0

Vid Day Monday

I had never heard if slack lining before the guy the Super Bowl half time show. Apperantly people do it in crazy places. This video is awesome, not just because of the slack lining and base jumping but the photography is amazing.

I Believe I can Fly ( flight of the frenchies). Trailer from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

Vid Day Monday

More and more companies are learning new and fun advertising techniques. This one is from NAB, which is an Australian credit card company. Pretty cool idea.

Jul 7, 2012

CRB Brings The Sexy (11 pics)

Much of the country is very hot right now, less clothing is a good idea...The CRB cares about your well being so here are a few suggestions on what to wear.

The sexy continues after the jump

Jul 6, 2012

Lake Trout Carry Out

So we have slacked off for awhile on the Lake Trout but it is summertime...so stop bitching and go skiing.  Ok on to the CRB link dump.

It appears a 53 year old ski club in Australia is in a life or death battle for their site and are pitted against Emma Sheers of pro skiing fame.  Beyond what this article states I know nothing about this situation but from the sound of it the local government has screwed over the ski club and if it were  not Emma starting the ski school it would be someone else.  So don't hate on Emma.

A high school baseball star has turned down partial scholarship offers from D-1 schools to instead attend Texas State to ski.  The authors understanding of collegiate skiing is poor, but the baseball players understanding is not much better.  He calls college skiing an "individual sport" and says it has "no pressure".  F That Noize Bro, you better check yourself before you wreck yourself.  Who's got the beers?!?!  Oh...I overslept my round?  Damn...

The Tommy Bartletts Ski Show in Wisconsin celebrated its 60th anniversary recently, they are the 2nd oldest continually active ski show (that I know of).  The video on this article shows several old bartletts skiers, some in their 70s are still out skiing.

Another article with a vid I can not embed...WTH news peeps?  The Twin City River Rats of Minniapolis MN ski in the Mississippi River, which is nasty and smells like a sewer, so props to them!  The article is a series about how people stay in shape, and hell yea waterski girls have awesome bodies.

Karina Nowlen
Slalom Ski Mag drops some tips on you.

This article about an astronaut being killed on a PWC came up in a search for "Water-Ski" on google.  News agencies need to stop lumping our sport in with the idiots that race around on those damn things.  The story is sad though as it was his son on the PWC that hit and killed him.

The Junior and 17-20 year old US teams have been selected.  I could read the post and find out more info but more and more recently I feel that USAWS cares to much about international competiton and has given up pushing growth in the sport.  There will be fewer and fewer talented juniors coming up unless they get their shit together over on Holy Cow road.

A young star is on the rise in Malaysia, 8 years old and stomping the local competition.  She is on her way to France to train with the French team and compete in some international tournaments.


Jul 5, 2012

Sometimes You Just Need To Slow Down And Boat Drink (22 pics)

We here at the CRB took the last couple days to work hard and plan for the rest of the year* so we apologize for the lack of posts the last few day.  

*Got drunk and laid around in the Ski MasterBu

So since we were in a boat getting our sunburn and drink on we figure next post has to be boats.  There is nothing better on July 4th then some solid boat drinking.  All of these boats would would work just perfect.  

Boat drinking boats continue after the jump.

Jul 2, 2012

Vid Day Monday

Kris LaPoint has been a stud in skiing for decades and he proved again this weekend why he is still a stud. He busted out a 1@41 at 59 years old. Kris is currently in Mens 5 which is 53-59 years old, he holds the Mens 5 record with 2@41. If he runs 1@41 next year he will break the current Mens 6 record by 4 1/2 buoys.

Vid Day Monday

The Badgerland Show Ski Team has posted some very cool go pro videos shot by one of the pyramid climbing girls. The speed at which the girls climb around on these pyramids is crazy.

Its to Dang Cold!

Enjoy this weather you hot piece of ass! Dispatch from the CRB weather desk Guess what???  ITS COLDER THEN A WELL DIGGERS ASS OUT THERE KIDS...