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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??…

You can also subscribe to the FlowPoint Podcast Here!

MB

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FlowPoint Podcast #16: Jaimee Bull – Junior Masters Slalom Champ and Canadian Nat’l Record Holder

Jaimee Bull is one of the most promising new skiers on the horizon. I don’t say that lightly. Yes, she is the current Jr Masters Slalom Champion, and yes, she does hold the Canadian Jr National Record with 3 @ 39.5 off (10.75m). And yes, she is just barely 17 yrs old.

However, I use the word promising for a different reason than you would think. What impresses me is that she doesn’t think, act or react like a 17 yr old with a lot of talent. She is humble, grateful, dedicated, passionate, smart….basically she is a role model. She is exactly what we would hope a great skier would be.

I have been working with her on ski technique/coaching since March, and will tell you that she has a bright future ahead of her. Not because she is a so good on a water ski, but because she is already so good at life. She pays attention, and she pays respect..

So even though this was just a quick podcast this week, I want you all to pay attention, and take notes….I will have Jaimee back on again, and I would like you all to send me questions you’d like her to answer.

Enjoy this one, and also let me know who else you’d like to see on here as a guest.

Thanks for tuning in!!

MB

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FlowPoint Podcast #15: Tony K – The Forrest Gump of Towed Water Sports

Undoubtedly you have seen Tony Klarich before…probably riding a Coleman Cooler behind a boat…or front flipping a slalom ski.  He has been thru it all….he was around for a majority of the significant innovations of the past 35 years in towed water sports:

-the invention of the kneeboard

-the invention of the tall pylon (skylon)

-the invention of hydrofoiling

-the emergence of hot dog skiing

 

The list goes on, and so does Tony…he’s 52 and still crushing it on the water, on anything he can get his hands on.

Tony has also been a part of HO Skis for over 30 years, and claims the original HO Freeride is the best piece of fiberglass ever invented!

If you haven’t seen the FlowPointTV episode we did with him a couple years ago, check it out HERE – “A Water Skiers Life”

And check out this podcast to hear what he’s up to now, and some of the cool ideas he has for getting younger kids fired up about riding behind the boat!

 

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FlowPoint Podcast #14: Lakeside at the Masters with MB & Coxy

The 58th Water Ski Masters tournament just went down this past Memorial Day Weekend in Pine Mountain Georgia. Team Syndicate had a great weekend, with Jaimee Bull winning the Junior Masters Women’s slalom and both Jon Travers and Will Asher making the finals. All three skiers were riding the all new Syndicate Pro. In between events, I sat down with the legendary Wade Cox to discuss the event, its long history, as well as some other tidbits. We did this quick chat during the wakeboard event, so sorry about the boat noise and waves in the background.