I just read the article in waterski mag about Nate Smith.Â For the record, I only met him once and skied a couple sets with him at our lake in NC.Â He is a real humble, down to Earth kid.Â He will challenge the record in short time.Â I saw some excerpts that were taken from other ski forums (below).Â I don't really ever visit any other ski forums except for maybe Rossi's every now and again.Â I am glad we don't have this kind of trash on Horton's site.Â I am actually a littleÂ disgusted that there is this element out there in the ski community.Â For anybody to say what they have in these excerpt is either really stupid or jealous or both.Â
â€œThe tournament wasnâ€™t even a class-C tournament â€” good joke.â€
â€œIf itâ€™s not a record (tournament), itâ€™s not a score.â€
â€œI wouldnâ€™t say I could run 41 unless I did it in a record-capable tournament.â€
â€” Excerpts from the skifly.com message board on Nate Smithâ€™s competitive achievements
The article is actually a good read and a good job by the author.Â For Nate's 1 @ 43, with exception of the tournament not being a record tourney, there were senior level drivers and judges (Dana Reed and Jeff Gilbert for example)Â that were driving and judging.