TWBC and US Nationals

LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,834 Crazy Baller
I mostly watched slalom Sunday. I was pleasantly impressed with Zane Nicholsen.

Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge



  • SlalomSteveSlalomSteve Posts: 206 Baller
    Yeah Zane was great! It was nice watching longer-line skiers because Zane was giving real time "coaching", often things that will be helpful to me, also being at longer-lines.
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,910 Mega Baller
    Ditto on Zane and watching amateurs. Good work TWBC!
    My ski finish in 16.95 ...but my ass is out of tolerance!
  • bojansbojans Posts: 347 Crazy Baller
    Zane is a great guy and great coach. We were lucky enough to have him coach my son for a bit last summer. Great to see him working with TWBC.
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,834 Crazy Baller
    Did ya see the 2 year old B1 tricker? Great to see, but also in my opinion extremely dangerous act of Mom helping him start of the platform. Sitting on the platform, with legs in the water and boat moving forward. I'm surprised that the chief safety didn't go beserk.

    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge

  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,525 Mega Baller
    edited August 9
    Zane is great. I can't believe how much people (myself included) can learn just listening to his analysis of B2 Slalom.

    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.

  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,877 Mega Baller
    edited August 9
    Lots of great performances across all divisions in slalom. Very impressive.
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,834 Crazy Baller
    Did you guys note the most mentioned problem by Zane? Letting the handle get away from their body. Or never getting it in. Most common problem with us amateurs.

    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge

  • BKistlerBKistler Posts: 132 Baller
    Good camera work for tricks. I was there and the replay looked good.
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 1,412 Mega Baller
    Watching some 15-28 off skiers behind the Nautique, then same line lengths behind the there were some launches off that Nautique wake, no wonder the trickers like it.
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,910 Mega Baller
    @ScottScott Even the Malibu wake for older skiers on sunday was not friendly...
    My ski finish in 16.95 ...but my ass is out of tolerance!
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 1,022 Mega Baller
    wish the camera could have a higher position on the slalom lake. the far buoys are often hidden by wakes or spray. but overall great coverage and Tony and Zane deserve some breaks!
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,834 Crazy Baller
    Tony has a lot if experience talking all day for multiple days. I don't know if Zane can hold out all week. Lot of talking, hard on the throat.

    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge

  • swbcaswbca Posts: 867 Crazy Baller
    Home of the world's first submersible slalom course.
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,525 Mega Baller
    @LeonL, the next most mentioned error is the dropping of the shoulder from not reaching properly.

    Also, I've been using the closed captioning to run the video when I need to turn the sound off. I'm not sure if TWBC has to do anything special for that or if YouTube has that as a real-time feature, but it's nice to have.

    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.

  • nautique1228nautique1228 Posts: 14 Baller
    Big props to Zane on the slalom broadcast. He is great! Tony is good as always as well. Thanks TWBC! Don’t forget about Americas Cup night event on Thursday.
  • JackQJackQ Posts: 525 Open or Level 9 Skier
    Everyone that is watching should consider contributing to the go fund me campaign, they are still just short of the goal. I have contributed twice and hope that enough funding is contributed to make this happen again next year.
  • scuppersscuppers Posts: 599 Crazy Baller
    I am enjoying very much Zane's commentary. You can learn a lot from it.

    Chuck Link, Deland Florida

  • fu_manfu_man Posts: 530 Crazy Baller
    Regarding the schedule of events above. What are the IW and IM divisions?

  • BroussardBroussard Posts: 845 Mega Baller
    @fu_man International Women and International Men
    Andre Broussard | Action Water Sports | WakeHouse | SkiBennetts |
  • fu_manfu_man Posts: 530 Crazy Baller
    Thanks @Broussard. That begs another question. Why is there an international division at the US Nationals?
  • ETskierETskier Posts: 212 Solid Baller
    Has anyone noticed 7 of the top 10 US Open Men and 6 of the top 10 US Open Women slalom skiers are not competing? Are they all injured? Makes for a fairly blah America's Cup. Too bad because TWBC is doing a great job as usual. I hope viewership is decent for tonight's finals.
  • MitchellMMitchellM Posts: 173 Solid Baller
    Really good job by TWBC. I particularly enjoyed watching the boys and girls 1 and 2
  • buechsrbuechsr Posts: 213 Baller
    TWBC coverage of nationals has been absolutely awesome, and exactly what this sport needs to grow. I did my best to express my appreciation to everyone involved in person and with a contribution to the fund me prior hereto. I sincerely hope nationals will become as important a staple as any event on their calendar. I agree with you @MitchellM , coverage of the kids is awesome, and has a huge contribution to interest. Well done to all involved. It is so appreciated by a far wider audience than on BOS, and the competitive ski scene.

    @ETskier, haven't looked at lists and speculated reasons for missing, and while I love watching Regina ski as the champion she is, a glare-filled women's final, with conditions that we mortals have to deal with, I enjoyed watching Ali and Anna in the final. And T Whisper in the finals as well?! With JT, Nate, and Sean?! I dunno, for me, I enjoyed the field in the finals.
  • jepskijepski Posts: 71 Baller
    edited August 12
    Agree 100% on Zane’s commentary he’s doing a great job. And @MarcusBrown stopped by for a fun chat too. It’s cool how both of those guys just love the sport and the fun of it! Thanks for the go fund me link, didn’t know about it, but made a donation to help a little
  • ETskierETskier Posts: 212 Solid Baller
    Agreed, Cup finals was awesome, really tight production. Congrats TWBC, well done.
  • skiinxsskiinxs Posts: 724 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I totally agree with the comments on the fantastic production by TWBC. To me this is by far the best entertainment available to watch. I really appreciate the hard work that the entire crew is doing to put this production on. For instance, they all had to start before the 7AM tournament start to get ready and worked until after 11PM last night when the Americas Cup ended. I certainly could not talk non-stop for 16 hours! I just threw a few dollars out to the go fund me link and I encourage all others who are enjoying the service to do the same. HERE is the link to save you from searching above:)
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