Sep 23, 2014

Celine Dion and Waterskiing

If you are of a certain age, you had to deal with a year...say 1998 ish, when this damn song would just not go away.  "My heart will go on" was everywhere and good lord would people not shut up about Titanic, which, as it turns out wasn't a 1/2 bad movie, but, gahhh...lets not talk about it anymore.  But, yet, here we are.

Then again, maybe we should be looking in the mirror, because, 1998 was not the best for music.  Just look at this list   WOOF

Shania Twain, Savage Garden, Third Eye Blind, Will Smiff....sheesh.  Of course, Tubthumping was that year, so, maybe its not a total loss.


If we had known then, what we do now maybe we would have thought a little different about Celine..

Because, turns out, like most of us, she enjoys waterskiing!!

Lets fire up the way back machine and go to../twittle knobs / bleep blorp / 1985!

Yo! There is our girl at the 3:00 mark looking like a young Camille Duvall atacking that ramp!

Just imagine, 1985 would have made Celine about 17 or so years old.  If it wasn't for her pesky singing voice we could have had a world champ on our hands!  Celine Dion vs. Regina Jaquess compete, HEAD TO HEAD at this years LA NIGHT JAM!  WHOA.

Well, that would require a bit of bending the time space continum, but, we've seen back to the future and know all about flux capacitors, so, lets do the damn thing!

In the years in between, Celine made about 50 zillion dollars singing songs and one would think, maybe, she gave up the sport of waterskiing to drink tea and sing songs and swim around in piles of money like Scrooge McDuck.

But, NO, you are wrong sir!

Is that not the most generically white bread thing you have seen?? But thats our girl cruising around on a pair of skis and then, whatever, getting into a cage and being craned over onto a stage with astro turf. Because THATS WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN.

So, now that we have this knowledge, does that change anything about how you think of Celine Dion?

It sure does for us.  But, what say you Celine??

Damn Right!

Sep 9, 2014

Show Ski Worlds

This coming weekend is the 2nd show ski worlds tournament.  Somehow Janesville Wisconsin won the bid for the second time as well, winning out over a site in China and a different one in the US.  Somehow = half of the voters are current and former members of the show ski team from conflict of interest at all...

The same teams that competed at the inaugural event 2 years ago are back again this time.  Australia, Belgium, Canada, China and the USA.

You can watch the webcast starting Saturday morning at 10am EST right HERE

And here are a few highlights from the last worlds.

Sep 8, 2014

Vid Day Monday

The record for most guys throwing a front flip off a standard size jump ramp at once is 7 completed by the Tampa Bay Show Ski Team at show ski nationals around 2000 or so.  The US show ski team practicing for the worlds tournament next weekend just tied that record.

7man front flip from Poser Inc. Productions on Vimeo.

Vid Day Monday

I blew out my knee when I was about 19 or so and remember thinking how much it sucked to sit on the shore and watch everyone else skiing.  As I sat there I saw a guy in a wheel chair and felt sorry for him that he would never be able to enjoy the feeling of riding on top of the water.  Later that year at a 3 event tournament I saw a blind guy slaloming and then saw a guy with 1 leg jump.  How wrong I was about what the barriers to skiing really were.  In the years since then I have been involved in several adaptive ski events and have seen many more.  If you have never been a part of one of these events you need to strap on your big kid swim suit and go track one down.  They are very fun to be a part of.

Sep 3, 2014

Wake Board Wednesday

Darin Shapiro's comeback to wake boarding after 9 years.  Cool vid.

Dude sticks a speedball and some line over tricks which tug at my trick skiers heart.

RESURGENCE from Sidewayz Films on Vimeo.

Sep 2, 2014

Vid Day Tuesday?

So we are a day happens a lot around here.  Its possible we just had a week of booze cruising to celebrate the coming of labor day.  Its possible we misunderstood how labor day works...

But to make up for it we have a vid with some bad ass freestyle jumping, wakeboarding and a bit of back footing. The song in the vid is shit so we suggest pulling up something you like and playing that instead.

Seth Frase Summer 2014 from Seth Frase on Vimeo.

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...