Chris Parrish, Welcome to The Syndicate!

Chris Parrish, Welcome to The Syndicate!

We’re proud to welcome Chris “The Tower” Parrish to the Syndicate team. One of the most dominant athletes ever to ride a slalom ski, his enthusiasm for progression and passion for the sport itself is palpable. Parrish aka “CP” aka “The Tower” aka “Pickleman”, looks forward to a strong return to the pro scene “With HO’s relentless pursuit of perfection and quality, I never have to second guess if I’m utilizing my talent to the fullest.”

Parrish locks up his new Syndicate at Jack Travers’ Sunset Lakes, just before 2019 Shreducation.

If you’re a waterskier and someway/somehow don’t know Mr. Parrish, here’s a handful of his career pro slalom highlights: 3x World Record Holder, 5x Moomba Masters Champion, 2x US Open Champion, 2x US Masters Champion. From the ripe age 15, Parrish was a competitive force on the pro tour.

In 2005, he became a THE premiere skier in the world, winning the US Masters, US Open, Malibu Open, Diablo ProAM, Orlando BS Pro, Kaiafas Cup en route to claiming the #1 World Ranking spot from his friend and hero Andy Mapple. From 2006 through 2013, CP remained in the top 10, reaching #1 again in 2009.

So what explains why one of the most gifted and recognizable skiers’ absence on the pro scene of late? “I just needed to stay away for a bit. When I got really injured and Andy passed away just after that, it took a big toll on me. I had neck surgery, came back and had one of my most consistent seasons in a long time. (reaching #6 in 2015). At the end of that season I was dropped by my long-time sponsor Nautique. I was again, completely devastated and just needed to step away.”

What does the future hold for CP? What explains the CP/HO pairing?

“Now I’m looking forward to a great season and can’t be more thankful and excited to be a part of such a strong brand like HO. The timing couldn’t be any better. I’m a very self competitive person and have waterskied all my life. How could I not want to be back in the game?”

Chris joins an absolutely stacked ski team featuring active pro skiers Will Asher, Jon Travers, Nick Adams, Benjamin Stadlbaur, Matteo Luzzeri, Jaimee Bull, Zane & Allie Nicholson, Rob Hazelwood, Geena Krueger and many more. [click here for the full Syndicate team] CP’s knowledge and experience with ski design fits perfectly with the Syndicate Pro team as well as it’s legends & designers like Bob Lapoint, Wade Cox, Jack Travers, Marcus Brown & Dave Wingerter.

Photos/Words/Video: ©  John Mommer

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