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CRB Classic TV Theater

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Lets Have A Quick Discussion About This Waterski Magazine Article

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weeee..oh thats your mom.  In the last issue of waterski magazine there was an article where they attempted to get the root of, or, figure out ways in which to make our sport more popular, more available to the public, to..we dont know...point out problems in our current model of promoting our sport. This concept, the idea if figuring out ways to increase our sports mainstream consumption is something that, really, is at the core of what we like here at CRB, and we commend the dead tree publication of at least taking a look at something that we have all known for years. To that end, we are going to take a look at their "solutions" and discuss them.  Like grown ups.  We have shown love to Waterski Mag, and as always this is not to tear them down, but, to help out. Shine light through the cracks, so to speak. And this may take awhile, because lord almighty is there some nonsense that we need to look at. 1)  Rebuild from the top down.  Steve Garcia is the firs

Flips While Flipping //flip

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Dan Olson did this at an event this past spring called Chain of Records.  Goal was to break the record for most wakeboard inverts off the wake in 1 minute.

NCWSA Nationals Webcast

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Women's College Swerve Record ***Tied*** (updated)

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27 Person World Record Barefoot Line

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Your moms ex-boyfriends This past weekend in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, a whole slew of people got together to set a world record for most people barefooting behind a boat. 27 people. At one time. /your mom nods her head.  been there, done that. Anyways! 27 people is a hell of a lot of people, just look at the picture above.  Helpfully noted with our mad ass photoshop skills. However, its hard to get an idea of the scope of this momentus acheivement, unless some one superglued a camera to their heads and taped it. OH SHIT!  Check it out! Pretty good huh?? Amazing work by everyone involved.  But, thats not enough, lets take a look at the action from in the boat, the scope of this is just phenomenal. Rad!

This Guy Is a Jack Ass

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Andy

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Sad news about Andy Mapple.  Good day to dig around and find some vids of Andy Skiing.

Ode to Kidder Redline

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I'm a Waterski This is our favorite slalom ski of all time. The Kidder Redline.  Have never skied on a ski that we liked more.  It seemed to do everything well, and felt fast and stable. So, here is a haiku to celebrate The Redline is good Hope to find one on ebay Shouldn't have lost ours

#MCThrowdown2015 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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Earlier our ODBF spoke upon the MCThrowdown that was on TV on Saturday...and not just regular tv, but over the air, real ass tv.  ABC TV.  Waterski people were on the X-Games on real TV!  It was amazing. There is something awesome about being at work (yes some of us do get money outside the CRB riches), and turning on the TV and seeing people we know on it doing waterski stuff! A pretty bananas shot showing @ntmare230 flying over 300ft. The small black spec above the water is him about to land. 😳 #mcthrowdown15 3⃣1⃣2⃣💥 A photo posted by MasterCraft Boat Company (@mcboatcompany) on Aug 10, 2015 at 8:53am PDT For many years we have wondered how to properly package our sport to showcase it to people in the real world who assume that waterskiing is a doofus behind a bayliner at mach 6 while pissing off fisherman. Well, thats not entirely fair. We would venture a guess that most people don't view waterskiing as a silly sport, or a thing you do with Muffy and Bi

I'M Looking For #HellaKnowledge Of #MCThrowdown2015 PT. FORE

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My only daughter wants #mcthrowdown coverage. wifi here is bitchin! USE YOUR LEGS FOR STRENGTH

I'M Looking For #HellaKnowledge Of #MCThrowdown2015 PT. TREE

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Searching for #mcthrowdown2015 coverage.  Its out there I WANT TO BELIEVE

I'M Looking For #HellaKnowledge Of #MCThrowdown2015 PT. TWO

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have you seen coverage of the #mcthrowdown2015? GOOD WORK BILL, YOU OUT PUNTED YOUR COVERAGE

I'M Looking For #HellaKnowledge Of #MCThrowdown2015 PT. ONE

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I'll Find It Here Somewhere SWEATPANTS IN THE SUMMER...SHAKE OFF THE HATERS

Freddy is a Beast!

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Not only did Freddy jump 312 feet, not only does he have all aspects of the water skiing world talking about his feat, but he got skiing back on tv!  That is the biggest accomplishment of the day.  We need to figure out how to build off the model that Mastercraft used to get skiing back on ESPN and continue to push our sport forwards. While this program was mostly just wake boarding, the main attraction was indeed Freddy booting a record.  Jumping is by far the most exciting event in 3 event today.  Slalom is great if you are a skier, but it means nothing to the casual viewer.  It is impossible to convey how hard it is to run a pass at 39 off.  Tricks is my favorite event, but how do you sell a trick skier throwing a incredibly difficult ski line 5 when wake boarders are throwing 900s and 1080s?  But jumping!  Nothing out there on the water matches the insanity of hitting a ramp at over 60mph and flying over 200 (or 300!!) feet.

Freestyle'n

Tommy Bartlett Jump Act 2015 from Joe Sawaska on Vimeo . Tommy Bartlett Show 2015 Wisconsin Dells WI

Vid Day Thursday?

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Vid Day Monday

WSWC Landing from Jaret Llewellyn on Vimeo .

Vid Day...Thursday? Sure Why Not

I grew up in the era of neon wetsuits and tricky slalom.  Spent many an hour beating the shit out of myself on the water trying to do flips, tick tocks and side slides on a slalom ski.  I never did get very good at it...But these guys did. Summer Time Radness... check out what we were up to on the water over Summer- Enjoy Posted by Ikon. on Sunday, March 8, 2015

Vid Day Monday

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Who wants to buy a winnebago?

LOOK AT THIS GOAT!

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HAHAHA. Goats are awesome. Buttermilk!  Quit jumping on your friends. I need a goat

Waterski Haikus!!

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*we made up a bunch of haikus about waterskiing, its fun, you should try!* WAKEBOARDING "I can see your mom from here" - Dallas Friday Shimmering in flight Launches off wake, twisting, spinning Its a whirleybird! TRICK SKIING Dominant waterskiier or psycho killer? The pink ski slices Skiers are felled with vengeance Blood pools in binding TECHNOLOGY Splooosh In a split second Calibrations are entered Perfect pull each run SKI GEAR That is this persons actual skin The severed hand lies Abandoned in the ski bag PHEW! its just a glove TRAILERING BOATS NO, TURN THE WHEEL TO THE RIGHT! Left, Right, Curse, Right, Left Jack knife, forward, backward, yell Fun at boat landing SCOT ELLIS Scot Ellis 360 on CNN Gray fox approaches Duct taped ankle askew Prepares for liftoff TRICK SKIING Accurate feeling learning trick skiing Faceplant, god damnit Catc

NEW HOTNESS: Waterskiing on Fish

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This is it.  This is going to revolutionize the water ski industry. Renewable energy fish water skiing. You heard it here first, Fish Skiing, the wave of the future.

Vid Day Monday

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Cool way to start wake surfing.  Not cool hair.

Chain of Records

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So a bunch of show skiers got together in Florida about a week ago and tried to break a bunch of show ski records.  While at first I thought this was kinda lame I have come around on it.  Mostly because this looked like a fun time, don't really care about the records as much as having a good time on the water.  I did notice they did not try to challange Rowboat Abides record of most beers drank while clearly too drunk to get out of his rocking chair while waving a shotgun at young whipper snappers or ODBF's record of most time spent doing nothing of any value while getting paid. Thats a lot of footers! And some swivel yard sales /flip //flip flip ///flips while flipping 40 people on the pylon of a triple rig...looks like a smooth ride.

Vid Day Monday

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This is my short line style as well.  Kill it 50% of the time every time.

Wilson Bros Pro Model

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Vid Day...Tuesday? Sure Why Not

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Why the 2013 Moomba slalom finals?  Because I just watched it and its...well its slalom...

Vid Day Monday

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Why ski a 6 ball course when you can swerve it up on a 8 ball course?

Moomba Webcast Looks Good

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You said it andrewhill393, bring on the jump! How good does the scenery look at Moomba!  If you aren't watching the webcast, you need to get on it.  Its awesome. Its the later part of winter for most of the U.S and its miserable, and any break is awesome.  Its also, nighttime and we are watching it on a big ass TV and it makes us feel like its summer time. Waterskiing > snow watch it now here L i N k

Vid Day Monday

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New ski vid coming out?  sweeeeeet

Ski Racing is for Crazies

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143 mph ski racing crash.  I cant think of anything I would like to do less on the water than ski race.  This sport is for the crazies.

Vid Day Monday

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The Wilson Brothers have been putting out bad ass vid after bad ass vid.  This one is one of the best so far.

Easy to Love

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This is a scene from Easy To Love starring Esther Williams.  Apparently she was known for doing all of her own stunts, So yes, that is her hitting the ramp and hanging from the helicopter.   This vid is a great example of how good the Cypress Gardens show ski team was.  And, they also seem to have had about 75 jump ramps.

Vid Day Monday

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Marcus Brown has been working on a new project, Flow Point TV, and putting out some pretty sweet vids.  This vid got me thinking of Jamie Beauchesne and how he compared downhill skiing to slalom.

Vid Day Monday

Jump, more jump, hella more jumping!  This is how a ski video should be done, drop all the stupid slow mo bs and show us some sweet ass sweet skiing!!  DO IT.

Super Hydrophobic Metal COULD Make Our Boats Insanly More Efficent

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from sploid.com Sploid.com , this is a fantastic blog out there on the internets that, if you aren't, you should be visiting on a daily basis.  That being said, today they had a post about a super hydrophobic metal that makes water "bounce" off its surface in a really cool way. How, and...what??? Sploid people actually read a long ass research paper about this entitled, "Multifunctional surfaces produced by femtosecond laser pulses" link...nerds I know...some of those words.  But, long story short, some smart ass scientists shot lasers onto some metal and made it defy physics. Break it down sploid! Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled by a magic force field. Instead of using chemical coatings they used lasers to etch a nanostructure on the metal itself. It will not wear off, like current less effective methods. CRB: "word?" Sc

This Guy is Better Than You at Life

Hard to think about water skiing when its this damn cold out, so how about some bad ass snow skiing?

Vid Day Monday

Its cold out, I can't think about water skiing without getting sad this time of year, so how about some snow skiers getting destroyed?

Darts Are More Exciting Than Water Skiing?

Check out the crowd going ape shit in this video of a perfect 9 dart 501.  They are way more amped up then I have seen any crowd at any tournament including the LA Night Jams.  What are we doing wrong?  How can darts get these kind of crowds?