Mapple 3rd

ntxntx Posts: 847 Crazy Baller
edited October 2012 in News & Other Stuff
Andy Mapple is 3rd after the prelims at the World Waterski Championships.

1st Marc Bedsole 6280
2nd Angel Francisco 5110
3rd Andy Mapple 5090

fyi This is from the trick event. Pretty impressive. It's been a long time since Andy skied a trick event.


  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,066 Mega Baller
    Is Andy going to jump?
    Mark Shaffer
  • auskierauskier Posts: 462 Baller
    could probably still fly 160...
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,313 Mega Baller
    edited October 2012
    @auskier I would not be surprised
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,286
    5000+ points is a bitchen trick score for someone who doesn't trick much any longer. Geez!
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • jcampjcamp Posts: 954 Mega Baller
    I'm going to give Bedsole crap for the rest of his life if he loses to Mapple in tricks :-)
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,066 Mega Baller
    It is very cool that Andy went out and threw up 5k points. I am hoping to hit 2 someday. I saw April Coble trick this past summer for the first time in 2 years and it was amazing what she could ump out there and do.
    Mark Shaffer
  • ntxntx Posts: 847 Crazy Baller
    Anyone know for sure how long ago that video was from? My guess is close to 20 years. Maybe more. Someone who knows more about the Nautique boat might be able to say what year the boat is.
    Still 5100 is a big score. Wonder if it included any flips.
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 862 Mega Baller
    It's a "2001" Nautique, which means somewhere between 1982-89. It's a foggy memory, but I think he was a slalom specialist by the second half of the 80s.
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,986 Mega Baller
    @#%$^#ing coordinated people!!
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • KillerKiller Posts: 484 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    edited October 2012
    I got to see his trick run from the boat A few weeks ago and it was amazingly similar to that vid! Great skiing Andy!
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,974 Mega Baller
  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,277 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    New Boss same as the old Boss!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,525 Administrator
    Add a flip and a SLB that would be my old trick run. Sure as hell can not do most of that crap anymore

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  • RynoRyno Posts: 252 Baller
    What's with the shorts he's wearing in that video??? No cool - even for the 80s
    Ryan McGill - South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
  • InboardfixInboardfix Posts: 121 Baller
    Pretty sure it is a 1985 SN pulling AM in the video. It is not '87 or newer because the bow vents were under the windshield '87-89. It is not an '82 because there are no side vents on the windshield. Also, '82-84 had painted stripes w/stenciled "Ski Nautique" in big bold letters (usually/almost always a triple stripe pattern).

    This is either an '85 or '86 and the interior on the '86 engine cover only had 3 stripes (big center accented by 2 smaller stripes). Also, it looks like the stripe goes all the way to the rubrail about 3' from the transom but it is real hard to tell from the view in the video. However, it does look like it and the '85 was the only year it went up to the rubrail. '86-89 the stripe tapered up but did not go all the way to the rubrail and in '89 it did not taper at all.

    Ryno, AM's shorts were pretty common in the trick world at the time. You'll see a lot of video from the '80s of Tory Baggiano and Cory Pickos wearing similar shorts (probably lots of others as well).
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,392 Mega Baller
    Wow, I feel old. Those shorts came after the cutoff jean shorts everyone wore in the 70's. Not that I was there or there's anything wrong with that!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
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