Dec 27, 2013

Lets Go Snow Skiing (10 pics 1 gif)

Its cold and I cant bring myself to think about water skiing right now, so how about some cool snow ski pics.

I guess I can still think of girls in swim suits...

More awesome ski pics after the jump.

Dec 16, 2013

Dec 12, 2013

Its Cold, Let Think About Skiing To Stay Warm (22 pics)

Its freezing cold all over the US today, except for you bastards in Florida..., so how about some pics of skiing to make us all want to move to a warm place.

Lots more ski pics after the jump.

Dec 11, 2013

Felipe Miranda Meets The Prez

Felipe Miranda meeting the president of Chile Sebastian Pinera. How cool is it that the president of a country is congratulating the overall winner of the worlds? Think a U.S. President would ever do that?

Dec 4, 2013

Cuánto puedo volar con alas enormes

Un día de septiembre exactamente un quince entre en aquella clase de cuarto B, allí le conocí se me acercó, me dijo me llamo Alex, y tú? le conteste : María. Pasaban los días el no dejaba de mirarme, pero yo un día 27 de septiembre empecé a salir con otro hombre.

Alex cada día se inventaba una excusa para hablar conmigo, me parecía algunas veces tan idiota... Los días transcurrieron y llegamos al dia 20 de octubre deje a mi novio, aun nosé porque lo hice, me arrepentí, el me dejó de hablar, me apoye en Alex, nos empezamos a contar nuestros problemas, el me ayudo tanto...Pero en mi corazón seguía el otro hombre estaba tan obsesionada con el que no veía lo que de verdad sentía por Alex.

Llegó carnaval y vino mi ex, todo cambió otra vez empecé a ir detrás de él, y ese día me emborraché, cuando bajé estaba el Alex aquel chico que me ayudaba y se preocupaba por mi cada noche, yo le decia que no perdia el tiempo que luchara por mi que me conseguiría. Pasó ese finde semana, al siguiente quedamos un domingo veintocho de febrero, fuimos para un pub que se llamaba el pop. Alli empezó todo las *todo las caricias, y al final el gran beso que nos unió.

Deseaba aquel momento aunque no lo supierta con certeza. Al día siguiente empezamos a salir, le empecé a querer tanto como a nadie había querido antes, creimos ser la historia de a tres metros sobre el cielo de federico moccia, pareces algunas veces el cabron de step, y yo tu pequeña baby. Cuantas veces te he dicho que te odio que no quiero estar contigo porque me pones enferma, pero en si tú Alex, lo eres todo tanto que si el se va nada volverá a tener sentido porque el es mágico y es lo único que me hace ser feliz. Alex estamos ya casados tan pronto pero ese anillo esas discursiones nos unieron tanto que ya nunca me quiero separar de ti. Y viviremos felices hasta siempre te amo pequeño bebe.

Nov 27, 2013

CRB Gives Thanks 2013

Right this very moment the 2013 World Championships are going on, somewhere, they are on the youtubes via tony and probably a bunch of other worthwhile things that we should be paying attention to as waterski people.

However, there are way more important things to worry about, such as, do I have enough whiskey to make it through tomorrow afternoon, am I going to go crazy hanging out with my family, and most important, can I fall asleep on the couch and will people leave me alone.

Thats the thanksgiving spirit right there!

That and the absolutely foul black friday shopping bullshit.

There is actually a group of people who work at a whole foods in Chicago who are protesting that they have to work on Thanksgiving, ostensibly so they can spend time with their families.

Hopefully the people that read this site, who are via google demographics, elite wealthy and educated, aren't one of the idiots that go out at all hours of the night to save a couple bucks on a god damn flat screen tv.  Fire up, hit purchase and relax.  Idiots.

This is going to be an interesting year around the CRB tables as this will be the first time in 25 years that this website has been around that all of the people that make up the CRB will be together in once place to eat turkey and drink beer.

Thats a lie of course.  The site has been around for 40.  Ask Al Gore you earth hating heathens.


The waterski world has alot to be thankful for this year as well.  We have had some really awesome things happen, like Ryan Dodd kicking ass, Freddy proving he is a bad-ass, Erick Lang setting records, Regina being insanely good, Peter Fleck being a barefoot god and in the continued attempt to make every other discipline look lame, the wakeboard world continues to dominate.  

There was also some bad times, Banana George, our yellow wearing, fruit loving old barefooter
passed away from old age and in one of our favorite sports, waterski racing, Sarah Teelow died after a crash in a competition.

Both those good ones and the bad ones do not diminish the amount of thanks given.  You give the proper amount at all times to all things.  Banana George had many years, Sarah did not, Ryan and Freddy and Ericka and Regina and the like hopefully have many more.  

This is why this time of year is important.  In all of our busy lives, in all of our bullshit that we think is important at times needs to be stripped away and remember why we do it and why this is important. 

Remember the people that help you out, that assist you, that lift you up when need by and bring you back to earth when its correct. 

Waterskiing doesn't have a nationally televised awards show with gravitas and in-memorandum, we don't have a big deal publication or big deal website that provides news to the masses, i.e, espn or SI or TMZ or whatever, we have our little publications...waterski mag or alliance wake or plumbing quarterly. 

As a a sport, we need to cherish and promote and provide love to all our waterski people for good and bad, because no one else does.  

A while back, Alex Laurentano was a "Faces in the crowd" feature in Sports Illustrated, in passing that she was bad ass at waterskiing.  This isn't me or you, this was Alex fucking Laurentano, one of the best women skiers in the world and she was a passing thing in a magazine. 

Yuck.  No Thanks.

No Thanks
Beyond all that, what we all have to do in our little world is be thankful for all the people that make our sport what it is, the effort that they put in and have made it into what it is. 

My god, think of it.  There may have been some doldrums but, I think waterskiing as a whole is coming back strong.  Even the show ski world, the Janesville Show Ski Team is getting millions of dollars of love from their city to turn their site into something world class


No one really knows where technology or our sport is going to be in 5 or 10 or 20 years.  Will technology allow us affordable boats to take it to the masses?  Will cable skiing and private lakes become a sort of hockey ethos, where it becomes a bit easier to explore our sport on the cheap?

I think we all know, as with any sport really, that money really does talk.  If you, as a parent, can afford to sponsor your kids waterski addiction the odds of your kid becoming good (OTHER THEN SKILL), is greatly increased. 

But, whatever.  


We at the CRB are thankful for alot of things this year and lets tackle them in a bullet point format, because we can. 

1) Waterskiing

Well duh you say!  Neigh we say in retort.  Sometimes its the absence of things that makes your heart grow fonder.  This past year, or two...yeah, closer to two, we (as in I), haven't been able to ski near as much as I would like.  Entirely work related, but, I can break it down real simple.  once this last summer 5 or 6 times the previous.  Thats awful.

Occasionally over time and throughout our lives we almost look at skiing as a task or a job or a hassle, its only until you don't have it anymore you realize how god damn much you miss it.  

Be it free skiing (I see you Marcus), or in a competitive environment or simply working on tricks or whatever...the simple feeling of being on/in the water, getting wet (hi-ooo), and enjoying a day on the lake gets lost in the confluence of events around life, but, then its gone.

God Damn....

I want to ski.  

2) Chicken.

I love chicken.  Its delicious.  You can use it in many different dishes, and its hard to screw up.  Thanks
chicken for being delicious and adorable.

3) My car.

Thanks for being an awesome place to take a nap at lunch.  Side note: thanks to tinted windows so I can sleep and not be spied upon.  Also, thanks for taking me from place to place.  Thanks car.

4) Miley Cyrus.

Thanks for reminding me that I don't want to be a teen aged person anymore.  Im glad to be grown up and not deal with shit like that anymore, same goes to you beiber and one direction and...ehh, im tired now, going to take a nap.  get the fuck off my lawn.

5) My Boat.

Your still broken and stuffed in the garage.  Think there is anyway to slap that nano goo from terminator 2 on you and make you work again?  no?  go to hell.

6) The new bar down the street from CRB HQ

Your a new place, you have good food, you have a lot of beer choices, your chill, we hope you make it.

7) Justin.

We swear to god we will get to your email.  The sea horsey.  That thing is....something.  We aren't sure, but damn if you aren't persistent.  *dap*


But, many thanks to the people that read our nonsense and look at our pictures and interact with us, the Daft Punks of the waterski world.  You will never figure out who we are, how many we are or why we keep doing this.  (hint: all that sweet sweet nasa money), but, we are appreciative of it all. 

Hope that everyone out there has a great thanksgiving either with their families, their friends, or by themselves chillin in front of the TV with a turkey burrito.  Thanksgiving is, yes, a specific time of the year, but it is not a requirement on that day. 

You can give thanks at any time, at any day, for whatever reason to the people, things and animals that matter to you.  

Sure, its a convenient time right now, but, life isn't always that way, if you don't have friends or a family or a whatever to celebrate it with at this moment, it doesn't matter!!!

Everyone everywhere has something to be thankful for, health or life or a strong drink or a nice hand shake from a stranger. 

Life isn't defined by meaningless platitudes from others, its defined by whats inside your heart.  Whatever that may be this thanksgiving, let it out, let someone know about it, or admit it to yourself. 

Life is dope.  Enjoy it.   

We are lucky to have what we have no matter what it is we have.  Celebrate the simple ability for you to make a difference in someones life, a difference in your own...celebrate the fact that you are alive, right now, in this world with all of the possibilites out there available to you.  

Embrace it!

Nov 20, 2013


Dudes!  Did  you hear???  OutKast is getting back together!  No really, check it out.

Right?  So, lets all celebrate with four songs from OutKast that are on youtube!  What fun, oh glorious fun!!

/breathes into paper bag

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Here is a fun game, play all four videos at once and see if your computer doesn't explode.

Nov 18, 2013

Vid Day Monday

This is a great vid about college skiing from the team at Iowa State.  Of course, we would prefer to post the Hope Wrecking Crew vid but its so awesome you would explode just watching it.  And we can't have that on our heads.

Nov 14, 2013

New Trick World Record

Tony has another one of his great trick vids up.  We posted about Erika Lang a year or two ago here and here, saying she would be a force in trick skiing...and like always what we say must come true.  Here is the video of Erika stomping a new world record.  The girl is a beast.

Dig Dig Note:  I fall down doing wake 180s.  on the other hand, if you want a flip to face, look no further!

Nov 13, 2013

Wakeboard Wednesday Gets Busy

Wakeboard Wednesday has gone sentient!  Or at least there is a hash tag out there on the twitter machines, #wakeboardwednesday, see??

Now, we can't take ALL the credit for this, but, probably...90%...that seems about right.  

Anyways, mix your self up a drink, lets try a bee stinger today, and spend the next 3 hours looking at pictures on this inter blog.  Tell your friends you witnesses the birth of #wakeboardwednesday.  SKYNET!!

Nov 6, 2013

Indmar's Big Reveal Was The Raptor Motor

Bunch of Oreo cookies were destroyed in making this rig

The other day Indmar made it be known that EVERYTHING WAS CHANGING, BOATS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME, because they were doing something rad at the SEMA Show.

We were intrigued, what could it be?  Alien space ship powered boats? Magnetohydrodynamic drive boats?

Not quite.

It was revealed that Ford and Indmar are partnering up to marinize the 6.2L V8 from the Ford Raptor.

You can read the actual press release at autoblog or boating industry and its generally as dull as all press releases are, everyone is excited, its been forever since Ford had a marine engine, etc etc.

We know! One of the CRB fleet masterbus has a ford engine.  The boat is old...and doesnt' work.

Never the less, we were slightly underwhelmed with this announcement.  On its surface it doesn't really seem to be a game changer, sure its a Ford engine.  Cool we guess.  Its got a shit-ton of torque, to pull wakeboarders and surfers around and what not.  Thats cool.

But, the problem is, Indmar and Ford really missed out on REAL RAPTOR POWER.

fuel efficient and real

Right?  How bad ass would this be powering your boat?  Like anyone would screw with your part of the lake you are skiing on?

Bro 1 - "bro, its calm over there, lets go shred that shoreline"
Bro 2 - "yeah bro lets do it"

/drive boat towards that shoreline

Bro 1 - "bro..."

/Velociratpor eats both bros

Bro 1 - /food
Bro 2 - /food

Anyways, if you want to watch the whole thing, below is the video.  Its goes on for awhile as they talk about a bunch of cars and finally get to the part about Indmar and Ford and the raptor motor and its..whatever, its a video.  But wait, why is Gene Simmons there?  Why is he talking about social media?  What the hell goes on at SEMA anyways?

We will pass, thank you very much.

Wake Board Wednseday

I dont know what it is about rails that people love so much, all I can think about when I see them is how much it would suck to hit the edge of one of them.

Flatbar Concoctions from WTWT / Backyard Rail Park on Vimeo.

Nov 5, 2013

Chill Out Mick

The 80's man. Mick Jagger just going nuts. Ronnie and Keith doing their thing.

But, dang, Mick...maybe ease off the coke or something buddy, your freaking me out.

P.S.  Sweet camera work and white tile back drop.

Nov 4, 2013

So, Yeah, This Is Intriguing

Umm, so this is pretty intriguing no? Wonder what the huge change will be?


Nuclear power?


I wonder if they are going to utilizing the eco-boost stuff from Ford?

I don't know, and normally we are quite ambivilant about email'ed propaganda, but, man...WHAT COULD IT BE?

An Ode To An Old Life

Its sort of a shitty feeling, but, its an honest one.

The feeling is fleeting, it doesn't really do more then mark a place in time but it sticks there in your mind, like a knife mark on a counter top.

Its the moment when you realize that you aren't what you used to be, you can't do what you used to do.  Not that you don't want to, not that you probably "can't" but, you just aren't built in the same way you used to be.  Mentally you are different, physically you are different.

More importantly, your life is different.  We can't commit as fully to something, to our sport, to our lifestyle, to our passion.

Work gets in the way, our outside passions get in the way, our "grown up" shit gets in the way.

About two months ago I got to ski for the first time this year.  And it sucked.  I was terrible.  I got winded, my arms hurt, and I was upset.

Because, skiing once was never a thought, two or three times in day?  Sure.  That seems right.  But, finally being able to ski for the first time in late august?

That is some bullshit.

Oct 28, 2013

Vid Day Monday

Jumping is by far the coolest of the 3 events to watch, slalom is fun to do but boring as hell to watch, tricks is a blast to ski and fun to watch.

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...