Has anyone else had issues with USA Water Ski being out of touch with what it's members want/need? I just tried to renew my membership and the website would not let me. I have a general policy of not putting money into businesses that have bad websites or poor customer service. A couple issues besides this one annoy me. The ZO issue is ridiculous. We need to promote this sport not kill it with expensive crap. The other is drivers/judges ratings. You don't drive for a couple years and you have to do it all over again in order to volunteer your time for free.
I have a few Airline Transport Pilot ratings with the FAA and if I don't fly for a few years, I renew my medical, pass a biennial flight review (showing proficiency) and I am back in the air as if I had never stopped flying. Why does a sport like water skiing require more than the FAA. This is ridiculous. I still drive. I have not forgotten how to judge. Do judges/drivers have to pass an annual medical and prove their vision and hearing are still good enough? Then why do we have to jump through all of these hoops to volunteer?
I learned everything I know not to do from Horton