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Nate Smith, Regina Jaquess Selected USA Water Ski Athletes Of The Year
Nate Smith and Regina Jaquess have been selected USA
Water Ski's 2012 Male Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year, respectively. The U.S. Pan American Championships Water Ski Teams (Under 13, Under 17, Under 21, Elite, Over 35 and Over 45) earned USA Water Ski's 2012 Team of the Year honors and Jeff Surdej, the coach of the U.S. Pan American Championships Water Ski Teams, was selected USA Water Ski's National Coach of the Year. Rhoni Barton-Bischoff is the recipient of USA Water Ski's Award of Merit, the organization's highest award for a volunteer. Duane Snow is the Volunteer of the Year, Teri Larson-Jones
is the recipient of the organization's That's Incredible Award and Dale Stevens and Brian Heeney will receive the Innovator Award. The USA Water Ski Awards Committee selected the award winners.
USA Water Ski and its respective sport disciplines will honor several athletes, coaches, volunteers and at itsambassadors annual awards reception on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall in Haines City, Fla. The reception, which celebrates the 2012 water ski season, will be held in conjunction with USA Water Ski's mid-winter board meetings for the 13th consecutive year. The respective award winners were selected either by the USA Water Ski Awards Committee or by the sport discipline's organization. Mark Jackson and Hank Longo from Central Florida's Polk County Sports Marketing will serve as the masters of ceremonies. The awards reception is open to the public. Contact Sandy Hardee firstname.lastname@example.org for information on pricing and availability.
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Gordon Rathbun to host $20,000.00 pro cash prize slalom competition in Acapulco in February. Details in the newsletter below.
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Whitney McClintock's Drive To Be The Best!
Will Asher Ties the Men's World Slalom Record [Story & Video] Photo by Thomas Gustafson.
Finish Strong -- Can Chris Parrish continue his 41-off hot streak to win the last event of the season? [GALLERY & INTERVIEW]
TRIPLE FORTY ONE'S
November 11, 2012
Did you know Jon Travers, Nate Smith and Will Asher all ran 41' off at Swiss Ski School behind boat driver John Shealy? Will ran 2 @ 43' off tying the World Record! Nate ran 1 and Jon ran 1/2. This is historic! Congratulations to everyone involved in this unbelievable event! Comments
CORRECTION / MAJOR ZERO OFF REVELATION
Correction regarding the Zero Off 'R' revision. Here it is, straight from the horse's mouth. Maybe only 4 of you will understand this completely, but basically you'll have all the current ZO settings with the addition of the + setting. This way all the + settings will come in faster than last year. This should result in a softer feel from the boat when you are in the course. Here is the comment from Will Bush:
The elevated or target speed outside the gate is a percentage of the "set speed". For the "normal" setting, it is +.75% ; for the plus "+" setting it is a +1.6% elevation outside the course. This is true for all letters.
34.2 MPH 34.5 34.7 36.0 MPH 36.3 36.6
There are also a number of other factors that change with Version R for slalom. This is from Will Bush of the Driver's committee and Will works closely with Zero Off.
From me (Gordon):
I'm not all that technical, but as a skier I can tell you I would rather come into the course faster so I could pull the boat down a certain amount and it can catch back up in a smoother way than the current noticeable acceleration that is necessary if you come into the course at actual or close to actual speed.
by Gordon Rathbun
This is a very important photo. Nate's ski is on the decelerating edge before exiting the foam. Nate has not "released" any pressure and is in fact still under enormous load. Note his elbows are still connected or touching his vest. Nate's upper and lower body are on separate planes and it appears that Nate is using his ankles independently of his lower legs. This photo shows what 99.9% of every tournament skier needs to work on. More photos here. (click on the picture)
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Dane Mechler smashes Nate Smith's Midwest Regional Record scoring 4 @ 39' off at Cory Pico's Record Capability Tournament. Comment by clicking on the photo.
Some KOOL photos from Diablo Shores.
Corrections at the end - THE SUMMER OF 41
Oh the memories that get stirred up from the summer of 41. You see, I was a wee lad back then. A mere 60 years of age when I witnessed it. It started early that mornin……. For years we’d been watching, waiting and wondering who would be the first guy to run it. Dave Miller was getting close. Jay Leach was getting close. At one of the Big Dawg qualifying rounds during the 2012 Nationals, Greg Badal went out and ran 4.5 pushing the record a little bit deeper. A couple days later WaterSki Magazine editor Todd Ristorcelli pushed the record deeper again to a full 5 buoys. The elusive was getting close but who would be the first. With Andy Mapple skiing Big Dawg, everyone expected it to come from him but then all of a sudden, right on cue, out of the blue, Jeff Rodgers, the first guy to run 39 at 36, the first guy to run 41 at 36 comes along and demolishes the pass and the record becoming the first guy in all of recorded time to run 41 at 34. Jeff not only destroyed the record, he ran 41 three times that weekend. The humble well driller from South Carolina had accomplished what no man or woman ever had and never again can. Jeff Rodgers, a name that will go down in history as one of the greatest skiers of all time!
And then there was the young’n Nate Smith and that good lookin, pole dancin Italian feller, Thomas Degasperi who tied with 1 @ 43 and had a runoff at Soaked at Lake Eola in Orlando. Well, you see they each went out and ran 41 three additional times, tying each other until Nate was declared the winner (I really can't tell you why). I’m not sure who else ran it that fateful weekend in September but I think Will Asher and Aaron Larkin did it too. If someone has the exact count, please forward it to me so I can update this.
And then there’s Nate Smith again! The very next weekend in North Carolina, at the same tournament where Jeff Rodgers was changing the rules of the game, Nate went out and ran 41 a couple more times pushing his total 41’s at this site alone to eight times in record capability competition! Is this nuts or what?
The very next weekend, for the first time in history, 41 was run by two skiers in the same tournament. Will Asher and Nate Smith both ran it at the Diablo Shores competition last weekend!
Yes sir, we’ve entered the twilight zone. The zone where a 41 from Nate Smith and Jeff Rodgers is almost as common and expected as food at the supermarket. Did I mention the story is officially over (unless something changes)!
Well, something changed and big time. Jon Travers, Nate Smith and Will Asher all ran 41' off on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Swiss Ski School behind John Shealy! Will ran 2 @ 43' off tying the World Record! Nate ran 1 and Jon ran 1/2 and they all ran it in succession! This is historic! Congratulations to everyone involved!
Jeff Rodgers (video above) runs 1.25 @ 43' off (9.75m) to set a new 34 mph (55 kph) WORLD RECORD at the Little Mountain tournament on Sept 15th, 2012. Congratulations Jeff. Congratulate Jeff here! https://www.facebook.com/jeff.rodgers.12
The weekend warrior award went to Jeff Rodgers after he wrestled through 41 off in three of the four rounds. Jeff reclaimed the Masters Men's record – pending technical review – with 1.25 buoys at 43 off. It was the third consecutive Little Mountain Lake tournament in which Jeff upped the Masters Men's record, and this one came after the mark had been taken from him in recent weeks.
Karina Nowlan had the best women's score of the weekend, with 4 at 39 ½. Karen Truelove Kruger had 3 at 39, and April Coble Eller had a best round of .5 at 39.
Nate Smith of Indiana dropped in on a wet and chilly Sunday and put up the best two scores of the weekend for open men, 5 at 41 off, and a half at 43 off – in the rain! This marks the 8th time that Nate has run 41 off at the Little Mountain Site.
Saturday's warm, sunny weather (topped off with a barbecue supper) turned to gray, rainy conditions Sunday, but the skiing went on after an early rain delay. Special thanks to chief judge Jerry Hargis, chief driver Jeff Gilbert and other drivers Chris Eller and Tommy Harrington, judges Austin Abel, Dave Bickley, Walter Fulp, Jeff Rodgers, John Brooks and Chris Carter, and scorers Ann Harrington and Jeannette van Akelijen for all their hard work during a jam-packed weekend.
About the video by Will Keown;
Jeff Rodgers set a new record of 1@43' off in the second round of the Little Mountain Record Tournament on September 15th, 2012. The next day, he scored 1.25@43' off in the first round of the day, and 1@43' off again in the second round. He was the first skier to run 41' off at 36 MPH in 1997, and now he's the first to run it at 34 MPH.
Jeff's original score on Saturday was 1.25@43' off, but since he lost the handle right before the second buoy it was corrected to 1@43'.
Big thanks to Little Mountain Lake and Race City Marine for putting on the tournament.
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Back in January, the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches installed a new slalom course, eight buoys in length in addition to the five existing courses. Skiing on this new eight-buoy course gives the skier 40% more practice. How you might ask? Skiing on a normal six-buoy course basically give you five turns as number six is not a complete turn but something totally different. Skiing the eight-buoy course gives you seven turns if you use the same analogy. Two additional turns on the eight-buoy course out of the five turns you get on the six-buoy course equal 40% more practice! Not only do you develop better technical skills, you also develop more strength, stamina and mental awareness and all this using the same amount of gas! One of the skiers takes this a step further, turns eight ball, and heads for the imaginary nine and ten ball! I’ve tried to ski this course exclusively for the past couple of months. Yesterday the course was occupied and the sun wouldn’t wait so I skied one of the normal courses which was a bit windy and ran the easiest passes of the year. This six buoy course was a joke! I highly recommend you utilize these longer courses to accelerate your training!
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