FlowPoint Podcast #6:  Wade Cox – 40+ career Pro Tour victories, 7 time National Champion, 2 time Masters Champion


Wade Cox is one of the greatest water skiers of all time. He became the youngest skier to ever win a Pro Event, and held that honor for over 2 decades. Wade has been involved with HO Skis for 30 years, and continues to teach and coach water skiing at the Orlando Water Sports complex, as well as traveling clinics around the country. We got to discuss everything from how he got his start in the sport, to who inspired and pushed him to become the skier and person he is today.

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FlowPoint Podcast #4: Cooper Marley’s school project on Changemakers

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Cooper Marley is 12.  He is the son of Comedian Bob Marley, and he’s also a die hard water skier….I think he might actually love it more than I do!!

Coop had a school project for a class, on the topic of Changemakers, so he decided to call me up.  Why?…I dunno.  As humans, there is an innate desire to do what we can to make the world a better place.  We wanna leave it better than we found it.  But most people don’t have any idea how to accomplish that.  There’s no “right way”  and there’s not really a road map to follow.  I am one of those “most people”, as I’m still trying to figure out how to become a change maker.  But, Cooper is 12, and I’d say he’s well on his way.

This is a phone conversation between Cooper in Maine, and me in California, so the audio is not ideal, but I think its more than good enough.

Let me know what you think of this episode, and what you might want to see more of down the road!

Some of the questions/topics covered:
  1. What inspired me to want to be a change maker in water skiing?
  2. Did you plane to be a professional water skier?
  3. Water Skiing on ESPN
  4. Goal Setting
  5. Breaking into the Pro water ski tour scene
  6. The Emptiness of winning
  7. There’s gotta be more than just trying to be the best in the World at something
  8. FlowPointTV
  9. Parental support as an up and coming skier
  10. MB & the Marley Clan
  11. Kids skiing and burnout
  12. Challenges & Injuries:  water ski jumping, broken femurs and torn off fingers
  13. Learning to make the most of everyday, no matter what
  14. Injuries and setbacks opening new doors:  engineering MasterCraft boats and becoming a filmmaker
  15. The future of ski boat design
  16. Making sacrifices to create change
  17. Dealing with the pressure to succeed
  18. Learning to not worry about what other people think

FlowPoint Podcast #3: Comedian Bob Marley

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It was 2002, and I was hanging with my good friend Jamie Beauchesne…. we were down in Charleston South Carolina, training at Trophy Lakes, and someone brings out a CD (remember those things) of Bob Marley.  This was pre-dreads, but I had already developed a bit of a liking for Reggae.   BUT, this wasn’t the normal Bob Marley.

I think we hung out that afternoon, lakeside, with a few good friends, listening and laughing at this dude that we had never heard of before….it was like listening to someone paint funny comic picture after picture, using a homemade paint brush to spread years and years (layers and layers) of thick and heavy New England accent all over an unseen canvas.

That was the first time I heard Bob Marley.

Years later (maybe a year ago), I got a notification on Instagram: “@BobMarleyComedy” liked your picture.  Then another…and another…  I didn’t know it yet, but his boys had fallen hard for the water ski life, and they were dragging their dad with them.

He’s been on just about every late night show there is (Jimmy Fallon, Letterman, Conan, Comedy Central, Sirius and XM) and he’s been in movies (The Boondock Saints) and last week, he and his boys flew out from Maine, to ski a few days with me here at The Ridge.

We had a blast…and we found some time to sit down in between ski rides, by the lake, and talk about whatever the hell we wanted to talk about.  Its FlowPoint Podcast #3.  And you should buckle up and play it, NOW!

Topics Discussed:

  1. Water Skiing, Calipers, Fin adjustments, the state of the sport, sketchy Florida Ski Schools, Gators, Dropping a ski
  2. Maine
  3. Hollywood
  4. Mechanics
  5. Upta Camp, Wakeboarding, Shane Bonifay, Nate Smith, Will Asher
  6. Shredd Bros, Family Time

Patch into what Bob is doing here:

Website:  http://www.bmarley.com

Facebook Page:  Bob Marley’s Facebook Page

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