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FlowPoint TV S4 E5: US Water Ski Nationals & Night Jump

HortonHorton Posts: 27,777 Administrator

If you water ski, you are aware that every year, once a year, the best amateur and pro skiers in the country converge on 1 location, somewhere in the United States, to test their talents and push their limits for a chance to stand on the podium, in their division,…and a lucky few get to be crowned National Champions.

This year, the US Water Ski Nationals were in San Marcos, TX, at San Marcos River Ranch. It was the perfect location, for an epic week of competition, camaraderie, laughs and life lessons.

This year, like last year, Nationals included a pretty wicked Night Jump event to close out the week….the best jumpers in America, sending it 210 feet off a 6′ ramp! You don’t see that every day…

Sit back, relax, and take a look at what the best water skiers in the country do with their 1 chance!

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  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,024 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited August 2017
    Great Video, Great Event, Great Crowd, Great Skiing, the whole thing looked a Blast !

    Thank you FLOWPOINT TV

    When The Going Gets Tough, Get Stoked !

  • ThomasAliveThomasAlive Posts: 55 Baller
    What a great video! Wow!

    FYI..The ramp was set at 5.5ft.
  • thompjsthompjs Posts: 537 Solid Baller
    Freddie K had 210 and 208, Taylor Garcia had 202 if I remember correctly. Long way at night! Ramp was at 5.5
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,961 Mega Baller
    Another great video by @MarcusBrown.
    Mark Shaffer
  • JibboJibbo Posts: 133 Water Ski Industry Professional
    Awesome video, capturing what looked like a great event. Marcus, well done. This has to be one of the best ways to promote our sport.
  • WishWish Posts: 7,850 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    +1 what @Stevie Boy said. Good to see Nats put on a big event like Night Jump that coincides with it. Loved the Night Big Dawg at Okee Nats. Big crowds there too. It just makes sense for all involved ...especially sponsored.. if there's a big show to keep intersted spectators like these or the US Open.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • JordanOzJordanOz Posts: 62 Baller
    edited August 2017
    Great video, looked like a great event. One of the highlights of @MarcusBrown's videos is the music for me as well. Does anyone know the second song on this video? Other than MB of course....
  • MarcusBrownMarcusBrown Posts: 154 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Thanks all, for the nice words....hearing that people are actually watching and enjoying these FPTV episodes is one of the things that keeps me going.

    @lottawatta you are probably exaggerating, but I really appreciate it. Enjoyed the heck out of your site in Ohio when we came thru with the F2F Tour back in the day. Thats the first time I saw Dane Mechler ski (he must have been like 11 or 12 then?) and I knew he was going to be a great skier! Was great seeing you last week! And of the record, there were plenty of people working way harder than me last week (and the weeks and months leading up to Nationals) was a great event, and I feel fortunate to have had a chance to showcase it through film.

    @JordanOz thanks man....I seem to search long and hard for the right sounds and music for these episodes (sometimes days...), so it feels good to hear people are as stoked as I am on the music. The second song was "Freedom" by Kaleigh Baker
  • brodybrody Posts: 304 Baller
    I really enjoyed the episode
  • Mrs_MSMrs_MS Posts: 317 Crazy Baller
    Great video that captures the essence of it all :)
    Love the trick flip fist punch by Kennedy Hansen ...G2 champ in all three events!!! My besties daughter!!! Yeah
    I ski for fun, just the wife!
  • JibboJibbo Posts: 133 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @MarcusBrown I can imagine there is a huge amount of editing gone into that video that makes it so good. How many different clips are in that 5 minute video? I bet you spent a few hours putting it all together.
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 941 Mega Baller
    Incredible video, thank you so much.
  • JeffSurdejJeffSurdej Posts: 539 USAWS Official
    @MarcusBrown Great video Marcus, I think it had over 30k views on facebook, that's great. Can not believe you edited it all that fast but thank you.
    AWSA President
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