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FlowPoint Podcast #26: Matteo Luzzeri (The Professor) with some rapid fire answers

Matteo is back, dropping in on us from Italy, the night before he leaves for the Mediterranean Games on the Mediterranean Sea this weekend. It was nearly midnight when we started recording, so we tried to keep this one short and sweet.  Topics covered in this episode:

Mental Preparation:

-Matteo discusses 3 simple tips/tools that you can implement today, to improve your consistency and overall performance

New Skill Development:

-Matteo discusses some of the hurdles skiers encounter when trying to improve their skiing, as well as one simple approach that can help you get over whatever hurdle you may be currently facing.

Personal Success:

-Being a student, and ranked top 5 in the world as an overall athlete (slalom/trick/jump combined), The Professor shares his secret for success on the water when time demands are at their limit.

San Gervasio ProAm, July 6-8:

-Matteo talks about his upcoming ProAm in Italy, already in its 5th year, and some of the reasons for taking on such a challenge as well as what you can expect from the event this year. For more on the upcoming event, and for the live webcast during the event, check his website at: http://www.sangervasioproam.com

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FlowPoint Podcast #25: HO Shreducation Q&A, DAVE WINGERTER, HO Skis V.P.

I get to hang with Dave Wingerter, HO Skis Vice President, as he works through the questions brought to him by you guys, via Ball of Spray.

Just a sample of the questions covered in this podcast from Ball Of Spray Forum:

  • There seems to be a lot of back and forth with the Ballers about binding design. People have discussed toe height, release mechanism design, cuff height, buckle tension…etc. What are your thoughts on these things and the future of binding design at HO?
  • Are modern skis better better specifically because they weigh less or do they weigh less as a result of better materials?
  • Bob LaPoint is a 5 time world champion from another era and you are an engineer with an aerospace background. When started to work together were there any unexpected revolutions. Can you share some the ideas that he brought that you did not expect or vice versa?
  • Been told by many, that ski companies will design the mid weight ski such as 66” and 67” skis and the 65” and 68” don’t have the design time, instead just scale the ski to size. And due to that its better to go with one of the mid weight ski. Any truth to that?
  • How do release dates play into the design process? Do you feel pressure to get something new out “in time”? What if the design is not ready? Would you consider skipping a model year to prefect a design you’re confident in?
  • I have the Syndicate Hardshell front and the HO choptop on the rear which I really like. But apparently HO has done away with the choptop (its not on your website any longer). So what good options does HO provide for the rear foot if somebody has the hardshell in the front? I am not a toe-loop guy.
  • What happened to the step bottom used on S2, seems like you guys spent a bunch of time working on that innovation. P.S. I really like that ski.
  • When was the A1 first released and could HO produce an anniversary production run?

 

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FlowPoint Podcast #24: Bob Marley vs Waterskiing, Rd 2

This Bob Marley is not who you think he is. He’s not Jamaican, he doesn’t have dreads, and he’s an avid water skier. He and his boys wake up at 6:30 am, cut glass all morning, and then talk about it the rest of the day….only to fall asleep and dream about doing it all over again.

Yeah sure, he still does comedy….and he’s shared the stage with all the big names: Dane Cook, Louis CK, Chapelle, etc… But on this particular afternoon, on the shores of The Ridge outside Chico CA, Bob took a second to share his perspective on the water ski world.

He discussed the following:

TBS
Freddie Winter
Moomba Masters
Stephen Neveu
Gators and Skiing
Beginning skiers
Chris Parrish
Jon Travers
J Mac
Corey Vaughn
Dr. Jan Michaels Vincent
Terry Winter

You’re not going to wanna miss this.

For more from Bob, check out his Website http://www.bmarley.com and catch one of his shows if you’re on the east coast!

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FlowPoint Podcast #23: MB talks with Sam Avaiusini of HO Skis

Sam Avaiusini is the point man at HO Skis, and is a guy with a lot of passion and drive. He and his wife just spent the last few days with me here at the Ridge, and I figured we should stick him in front of the camera for a few minutes.

ALSO, I’m heading to Collegiate Nationals this weekend at Bennetts, in Zachary Louisiana, so keep an eye out for that action…not sure when or where, but its coming….to a FlowPoint TV Episode near you…

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FlowPoint Podcast #18: Comedian Bob Marley talks Water Skiing

This Bob Marley is not who you think he is.  He’s not Jamaican, he doesn’t have dreads, and he’s an avid water skier.  He and his boys wake up at 6:30 am, cut glass all morning, and then talk about it the rest of the day….only to fall asleep and dream about doing it all over again.

Yeah sure, he still does comedy….and he’s shared the stage with all the big names:  Dane Cook, Louis CK, Chapelle, etc…  But on this particular afternoon, in the corner of the airport in Portland Maine, Bob took a second to share his perspective on the water ski world, and more specifically, some of its main characters:

He discussed the following:

  • Nate Smith & Corey Vaughn
  • Travis Moye
  • Will Asher
  • Chris Parrish (& his dad)
  • Dave Wingerter
  • Whitney McClintock
  • Skiers and their Self Talk habits 
  • Marcus Brown
  • Ball of Spray &a The Pro Ski Tour

You’re not going to wanna miss this.

For more from Bob Marley, check out his Website and catch a show if you’re on the east coast!

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FlowPoint Podcast #17: The Professor (Matteo Luzzeri) is back with more!

Matteo Luzzeri, joins me live from Spain! We discuss his San Gervasio ProAm, which took place this past weekend for the 4th year in a row.

We also talk about beginning level skiers and some of the important tips for skiers getting started, as well as answering some questions from viewers.

Also, Olympics and Water Skiing, as well as teens being badass skiers/athletes and things they may need to pay attention to as they become the best in the world.

Can’t remember what else we talked about, so maybe quit reading and just go have a listen??…

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