The Ultimate Duel Waterski Battle

WishWish Posts: 8,540 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
edited September 2021 in News & Other Stuff
Cirencester UK. Looks like a blast from their FB page. Does anyone have any insight? Pipe dream perhaps but would love to see this in the States. Especially at the pro level or a Pro-Am. This one looks like amateurs but well organized, cash prize and even recorded. Great showcase for the sport!!

>>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
ALPJrVernon Reeve


  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 810 Crazy Baller
    I’m pretty sure that was done at Ski Paradise in Acapulco many years back.
  • WishWish Posts: 8,540 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @dvskier yes, it was. Nice to see it come back and branch out to a new location. Looks like there was 28 competitors bracketed. Also looks like a bunch of age differences. Maybe handicapped? Where could this actually be done in the states?

    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • gavskigavski Posts: 252 Baller
  • gavskigavski Posts: 252 Baller
    edited September 2021
    This sums it up...The Drama!!

  • WishWish Posts: 8,540 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @gavski this is exactly what could make slalom fun to watch by the masses. He who falls first or misses loses. Almost as easy as understanding jump. Hope you bring this vibe to the states and make it a big thing. There’s gotta be locations around Central FL for something like this. Lake Ivenhoe comes to mind. Or the Central Florida Fairgrounds (Barnet Park) to name a few. And like the downhill, each course may have slightly diff conditions depending on maybe wind, shoreline and the like.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • Vernon ReeveVernon Reeve Posts: 110 Baller
    Would definitely make it more interesting. And the head to heads would go much faster, also making it more interesting.
  • gavskigavski Posts: 252 Baller
    @Wish That is the plan..but for now we need to build the hype, create the PROMO and go for sponsors.
  • gavskigavski Posts: 252 Baller
    This is Alfie. The British U14 National Champ winning the event…

    And this is him post win..

  • gavskigavski Posts: 252 Baller
  • ETskierETskier Posts: 156 Baller
    There's that word again, FUN. To watch, to follow, to ski in!
  • aussiemcaussiemc Posts: 140 Baller

    We did a Head to Head comp at Myuna Bay in 2017. Was awesome
  • gavskigavski Posts: 252 Baller
    Which ever way you look at it - it looks awesome…just spent the day skiing with Jeremy Newby-Ricci and Glenn Campbell. To see the these boys ripping it through 41’ is astonishing..seeing them do it side by side is something EVERYONE needs to watch..

    We had a gourmet coffee barista wagon at the comp..he couldn’t keep his eyes off the action, even whilst making the espressos..

    There are very few sports that are exciting to watch live…it’s how it’s presented, vibe created, camera angles, live feeds/ replays etc etc that make even the most boring of sports captivating…

    In some ways, technology has killed off live sports, as it’s all too easy to sit at home and get the same, and arguably better experience. But, new technology has made it easier and more affordable to capture the most incredible camera angles and create a spectacular live event with all the razzmatazz that we love…watching a Bruce Springsteen concert at home is not the same as seeing him live…

    This is what we are trying to achieve..

    @aussiemc - that’s fantastic.
  • gavskigavski Posts: 252 Baller
    Here is a roundup video from last years comp:

  • WishWish Posts: 8,540 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • chrislandychrislandy Posts: 338 Crazy Baller
    Looking forward to it, it's in the diary :)
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,821 Mega Baller
    Fantastic! Wish there was a double awesome button.
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