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Buckeye Buoy Tour

ScarletArrowScarletArrow Posts: 808 Crazy Baller
edited June 2012 in Videos, Photos & Media
The Ohio Waterski Association (skiowsa.com) put together a few videos in recent years to promote the Buckeye Buoy Tour (BBT).





Anthony Warren
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  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    This is a really cool idea for growing the sport. Us junkies will go to the tournament no matter what. The guy/girl at the margin doesn't want to go unless they feel like they are able to really ski some passes. Great idea guys!
    Jim Ross
  • GAJ0004GAJ0004 Posts: 1,095 Baller
    I would be interested in skiing in more Ohio tournaments, but most of them are on the other side of the state. I wanted to enter the state champs, but I work that weekend, and travel is not in the budget right now.. Ohio has some really nice ski lakes.
    Gary Janzig Streetsboro Ohio, skis at Lake Latonka, Mercer Pennsylvania slalom,trick,kneeboard,barefoot
  • bradbbradb Posts: 34 Baller
    Sounds like Minnesota skiers will be running this format at the TLE 3 tourney 6/29
    pjirsa
  • GKGK Posts: 138 Baller
    Gary, the tour will be in your neck of the woods at the end of August in Youngstown, OH. Should be fun, hope to meet you there.
    Greg Kuenning - Cincinnati, OH
  • GAJ0004GAJ0004 Posts: 1,095 Baller
    Greg, which lake will it be on? I know there may be one at Bellalago around 8/11. I would come to the Ohio State Championships this year, but I work that weekend. I am hitting the PA state champs since I am off that weekend.
    Gary Janzig Streetsboro Ohio, skis at Lake Latonka, Mercer Pennsylvania slalom,trick,kneeboard,barefoot
  • ScarletArrowScarletArrow Posts: 808 Crazy Baller
    @GAJ0004

    8/25 at Jeff Ludt's lake - Skier's Cove in Canfield.
    Anthony Warren
  • GAJ0004GAJ0004 Posts: 1,095 Baller
    @ScarletArrow.. Thanks for the heads up. I have seen some of your videos.. Keep them coming...
    Gary Janzig Streetsboro Ohio, skis at Lake Latonka, Mercer Pennsylvania slalom,trick,kneeboard,barefoot
  • GAJ0004GAJ0004 Posts: 1,095 Baller
    I am off on 8/25 I may be able to enter that one..
    Gary Janzig Streetsboro Ohio, skis at Lake Latonka, Mercer Pennsylvania slalom,trick,kneeboard,barefoot
  • crashmancrashman Posts: 722 Crazy Baller
    edited June 2012
    BBT looks awesome. It looks like Indiana is doing something similar with the Hoosier Buoy Tour and I might have to join the fun if I can get the time off. There needs to be a Buckeye vs Hoosier Shootout at the end of the year. Having the chance to throw down against Ohio skiers might be the way to get me involved in organized skiing ;)
    slalom addiction triggering irrational behavior
  • bdoughertybdougherty Posts: 86 Baller
    Sunday will be Indiana's first ever Hoosier Buoy Tour event. Special thanks to Greg Kuenning for his willingness to help. What a great thing they have going in Ohio hopefully the Hoosier Buoy Tour will be half as successful. Stay tuned to the IWSA website for future tour announcements. Also, there have already been talks of a future event between the two states. Bryan
  • GAJ0004GAJ0004 Posts: 1,095 Baller
    I was in New Haven IN a few years ago for a job interview. I saw a ski lake I think off of I469. I did not get the job though.
    Gary Janzig Streetsboro Ohio, skis at Lake Latonka, Mercer Pennsylvania slalom,trick,kneeboard,barefoot
  • danbirchdanbirch Posts: 301 Baller
    Awesome tournament format. Keep up the great work!
  • GKGK Posts: 138 Baller
    Yeah, we encouraged Indiana to model their tour as closely to ours as possible so that in the future we can potentially have some cross-over events. Any states interested in setting up something similar are welcome to contact me and I'll download you on everything you need!

    I'm on my way to the first BBT stop right now and heading over to Indiana on Saturday night to help them get their's kicked off. Look for the results on Ball of Spray next week!
    Greg Kuenning - Cincinnati, OH
  • ScarletArrowScarletArrow Posts: 808 Crazy Baller
    @AB Team Buoyheads made a great attempt at Run the Gamut! What a fun format. Way to pull out that 32! I still can't figure out how the last (winning) team won by such a wide margin even though they had the same number of transitions. McClure running 36 was impressive.
    Anthony Warren
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,206 Mega Baller
    edited June 2012
    @ScarletArrow, I think we had the best team cheer, by a wide margin.

    For all those hanging out in Ohio waiting to get involved, hook up with one of the BBT's, it is well run and geared to be low pressure and a good experience for all. The team challenge was a great way to get skiers watching and rooting for other skiers that they may have just met for the first time. I had a lot of fun, even though I am not even close to tournament shape. Anchoring the 32 off pass cold off the dock for my team and running it after missing it earlier was a fantastic way to end the day.

    There were skiers there running the short course, skiers in their first tournament, and qrizzled old timers. We saw possibly the first 38-off by a female skier run in the state, and serveral PB's at all levels. The weather coorperated finally and it was an awesome day for a first-ever tournament at my home away from home lake.

    Other states should pay close attention to what is going on here. @GK has done a terrific job getting this off the ground and running at full speed ahead.

    The team format:
    skiowsa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=736&Itemid=67
  • GKGK Posts: 138 Baller
    Details of the finals are on the front page. It was a lot of fun and it's funny that @AB, @ScarletArrow, and I all ended up on the same team. Stop #2 format... "Spin It to Win It".
    Greg Kuenning - Cincinnati, OH
  • GKGK Posts: 138 Baller
    BBT Stop #2 is FULL. 48 skiers, Head-to-Head w/loser's bracket down to a 15 skier final where they'll spin it to win it one pass below their average. Should be a good time!
    Greg Kuenning - Cincinnati, OH
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