Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

______________
12" White Stickers
______________
BallOfSpray $5 Donation
______________
BallOfSpray $10 Donation

Soaked Water Ski Tournament- CALLING ALL 34 MPH Skiers

Chad_ScottChad_Scott Posts: 460 Open or 55K Rated Skier
edited August 2012 in Skis Fins Bindings
CALLING ALL 34 MPH SKIERS

As many of you have heard-Soaked Orlando will be the forerunner of a new professional watersports and music family-oriented festival debuting in Orlando Florida September 8-9, 2012. The slalom format is unprecedented and will entail a 4-bouy format with all male competitors including the pros, skiing at 35 miles per hour. Over $70,000.00 in cash prizes will be distributed among women and men jump and slalom competition winners. The top over 35 and over 50 male scores will be recognized along with the top overall scores. Don't miss out on a chance to compete against the pros on a level playing field!

There will be a $1000.00 paid to the highest score for skier over 35 years old and $1000.00 paid to the highest score for the skier over 50 years old

See you in Orlando,

Mike Morgan
Steve Garcia

Comments

  • WishWish Posts: 7,848 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited August 2012
    4 buoy??? Really?? Why not an 8 ball course? 1500 feet is plenty long. I remember Cyprus Gardens running a 4 ball decades ago and seeing some grumbles and disappointments in the crowd. If it has to be that way then it is what it is.. I believe there's another much older thread that had some promotional info on it and mentioned a 4 ball but changed it to 6 after hearing about the 8 ball option.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,001 Mega Baller
    edited August 2012
    @Wish I was at the site for the press release back in May, I talked to some skiers/organizers about it. An 8 buoy could possibly work there it would be very tight, but it would have to be positioned farther away from shore running at an angle. With the 4 buoy course it will be right next to shore for the SPECTATORS! At the end of the day 4 or 6 buoys the best in the world will be competing in a tournament like no other. The spectators do not know the difference between a 6 and 4. It will run faster and more guys will get to take some stabs at 43!
  • GregDavisGregDavis Posts: 274 Solid Baller
    Talked with Mike Morgan at 5 pm today. Skiers, and ski enthusiasts are in for a treat. Stay tuned.
  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,119 Mega Baller
    4 bouy is the way to go! Right in front of crowd, quick, and exciting....besides that , I seem to get alot of 4's!
  • WishWish Posts: 7,848 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    It's about promoting the sport. I get it. Not a problem. Just remembered that other posting with 8 buoy being mentioned. Aaaaah so anyone can enter?? Am I reading that wrong? How does that work?
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • E_TE_T Posts: 613 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    @Wish just sign up?
    E.T. phone home!
    I like reese's pieces

    "Leave nothing on the dock"~AM
  • skier2788skier2788 Posts: 735 Crazy Baller
    If i could make it to orlando this would be so awesome. I want to ski it four balls against the best at 35...... awesome.
    Travis Torley
  • WishWish Posts: 7,848 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,770 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Sounds like a cool tournament and hope it does well. The Open guys are going to put up some silly scores at 35 mph on a 4 buoy. What does come after 43?
  • WishWish Posts: 7,848 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    holding onto the platform.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • mshaw200mshaw200 Posts: 93 Baller
    Hey guys, not all of the information in the first post is 100% accurate.  The event website, http://soakedorlando.com/ will be the best place to get information from about it.  Details will be updated in the next 24-48 hours.
    It will be run at 35mph (57k) and there will be a prize for the best score by a guy 35+ as well one for a guy 50+.  But for all the best info check the website
    And my hair was perfect!
  • WishWish Posts: 7,848 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @mshaw200--- U in ??
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • mshaw200mshaw200 Posts: 93 Baller
    Hoping to. The Pan American Championships are a couple of days after so I'm looking at it. Really want to
    And my hair was perfect!
  • GAJ0004GAJ0004 Posts: 1,095 Baller
    What are the qualifications to enter? I doubt I am anywhere near good enough..
    Gary Janzig Streetsboro Ohio, skis at Lake Latonka, Mercer Pennsylvania slalom,trick,kneeboard,barefoot
  • WishWish Posts: 7,848 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    looks like nothing more then $250.00 and a ray of hope........ I have neither.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,773 Administrator
    57k? If that more of slow 36?

    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Barts ★ Connelly ★  DBSkis ★ Goode ★ Hobe Lake ★ HO Syndicate 

    MasterCraft ★ Masterline ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar ★ Stokes

Sign In or Register to comment.