Matteo Luzzeri: Waterskiing’s Bobby Fischer?

Matteo Luzzeri: Waterskiing’s Bobby Fischer?

Italian pro skier and sports psychology PhD student Matteo Luzzeri spoke with MB about waterskiing, life, athlete mentality and more.

“We get to talk about youth and teen skiing (and sports in general) and maybe some of the things you can do as a child (and parent) to stay stoked on life and keep from getting burned out. We want people to stay in water sports for life, so we cover some things that might help kids and parents keep things from getting too serious, too early on.

Matteo is smart, much smarter than I am…but he has a great ability to keep complex concepts simple, so everyone can understand. So, he may end up being our “FlowPoint Professor” and we might have him on here every couple months.” -MB

For your further enjoyment,


Wade Cox Flowpoint Podcast

HO Waterski Legend Wade Cox discusses waterskiing, it’s origins in his life, where he’s at now and what he’s got in store.

Wade Cox crushing a turn on the HO Syndicate Monza

Wade Cox crushing a turn on the HO Syndicate Monza

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,


Tony Klarich at Sunfest!

Hot-doggin’ waterski legend and fan favorite Tony Klarich will be showcasing his diverse and unique waterski talents at Sunfest Watersports Festival in Tacoma, Washington. Be there on July 29th and August 5th around noon and 2pm to catch Tony in action, catch some rays and enjoy the live music at this fun-for-all ages festival.

See more from Tony at: http://www.tonyklarich.com/

Check out the RAD Collection at: http://www.hosports.com/rads

In 2017 Sunfest will feature the World Waterski Racing Championships, a skydiving exhibition by Luke Aikins,


Marcus Brown signs on as Syndicate Team Coach

Marcus Brown signs on as Syndicate Team Coach

Marcus Brown, former US Open Pro Slalom Champion and more recently known for his Flowpoint films as a Freeride Movement frontman, has signed on to become a Syndicate Team Coach. Marcus will tutor HO Syndicate Team skiers personally and digitally to unleash his vast array of ski techniques to help skiers hone their craft in pursuit of broken PBs.

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“When HO approached me about coming on as a Team Coach, I jumped at the opportunity. Having a chance to work on and off the water with some of the best athletes in the world was something that I couldn’t pass up. To be able to provide a service for Team HO that no other team in the industry is offering, is not only good for HO and our Athletes, but I think its also good for the sport. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this groundbreaking approach”, said Brown.

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What’s Marcus been up to lately? Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’ve surely come across his Flowpoint projects that include adventure films and his nw podcast that sheds light on the most interesting characters in waterskiing both young and, elite and weekend warrior, well known and “I didn’t know they’re a skier!” celebs.


Stadlbaur joins the Syndicate!

Stadlbaur joins the Syndicate!

Stadlbaur joins the Syndicate!

STADLBAUR JOINS THE SYNDICATE!

Snoqualmie, WA (Dec. 5th, 2017) – Top Swiss pro skier and former NCWSA Collegiate National Champion Benjamin Stadlbaur has signed on to join HO Skis Syndicate Pro Ski Team.

Fresh off of a 3rd place finish at the 2017 Moomba Masters and a silver at the 2016 Malibu Open and European Championships, Stadlbaur has quickly risen up the pro ranks in his first 2 seasons skiing the professional circuit. He currently sits 12th on the Elite Pro Rankings list and 20th on the ISWF World Rankings list.

Stadlbaur's agressive onside on his new Syndicate PRO. Photo: Vincent Stadlbaur

Stadlbaur’s aggressive onside on his new Syndicate PRO. Photo: Vincent Stadlbaur

We’re stoked to welcome Mr. Stadlbaur to the team. His aggressive skiing style makes him a podium contender at even the toughest pro events. His competitive spirit never overshadows his enthusiasm for skiing and ability to have fun. It’s a refreshing mixture and we’re thrilled to add him to the squad.

With his sights set on the top, Stadlbaur believes he has tools to get there. “From the very first set on the Syndicate PRO, I felt at home. I am able to push it as hard as I want and the ski is always there for me. It allows me to ski aggressively and attack the course. In the offside turn, the direction I can hold across the wakes is just as amazing as acceleration I get out of my onside. It is in my opinion the highest performing ski on the market! If you are serious about short line skiing, you should try it.”

His strong style puts Benny in contention for every podium Photo: Vincent Stadlbaur

His strong style puts Benny in contention for every podium Photo: Vincent Stadlbaur

Stadlbaur added, “I am very excited to be joining the Syndicate team. They’re industry leaders on the research and development side of things as well as their skiers. It is HO Sports core values and team of people that has attracted me to the company in these past years but it is the new PRO ski that pulled the trigger and made me switch to join the Syndicate.”

Ripping through his homelake, Swiss Waterski Resort in Clermont, FL Photo: Vincent Stadlbaur

Ripping through his homelake, Swiss Waterski Resort in Clermont, FL Photo: Vincent Stadlbaur

Originally from Geneva, Switzerland; Benjamin now hails and trains from Swiss Waterski Resort in Clermont, Florida. Stadlbaur joins the likes of Will Asher, Jon Travers, Nick Adams, and many more diverse global talents to a Syndicate team like none other. With the backing support of revolutionary ski minds like Dave Wingerter, Bob LaPoint, Wade Cox, Marcus Brown to bolster his gear and technique, Benny is locked and loaded for an epic 2018. #staytuned #whodareswins

About the HO Skis Syndicate:

We are a collection of athletes, designers and engineers, comprised of inquisitive minds, colorful personalities and critical thinkers. We are known for our limitless imagination and continuous innovation of products & ideas. Established in the great Pacific Northwest in 1982, our deep-rooted expertise and collective love for life on the water keeps us leading the way in watersports equipment year after year. Our rich history of creating industry defining technologies and revolutionary gear is fueled by our passion to do what we love.


Synicate Pros Clutch at Canadian Open

Synicate Pros Clutch at Canadian Open

Will Asher, Jon Travers and Jaimee bull skied agressively and consistently at the Canadian Open of Waterskiing this weekend in Edmondton, Alberta Canada. Shalom Park played host to an event that saw the Syndicate Team riding their new Syndicate PRO skis at the highest level, each achieving a finals birth en route to 3 podium finishes. Will Asher came in clutch, running 3 buoys at 41′off/36pmh in the finals, to tie for 2nd place, putting him 3rd on the podium due to backup scores. Jon Travers came out swinging on his new 67″ PRO, running 2 buoys at 41′off/36mph in each round, putting him 4th place on the podium.

Asher ran 3@41/36 at the Canadian Waterski Open

Asher ran 3@41/36 at the Canadian Waterski Open

Jon Travers ran 2@41/36mph twice at the Canadian Waterski Open to take 3rd place

Jon Travers ran 2@41/36mph twice at the Canadian Waterski Open to take 3rd place

Jaimee Bull, recently transitioned from junior to pro events, achieved 3rd place in the womens division. Jaimee has cemented herself as a top contender in less than a year, bringing strong scores and clutch performances to the table in each of her pro event appearances.

Jaimee Bull came on strong running into 39.5'/34mph consistently, achieving 3rd place at the Canadian Waterski Open Jaimee Bull came on strong running into 39.5′/34mph consistently,


NAUTIQUE SWERVIN’ WEEKENDS

NAUTIQUE SWERVIN’ WEEKENDS

Nautique is proud to bring to you a brand-new series of events for 2017 dubbed Nautique Swervin’ Weekends presented by HO Skis, USA Water Ski and AWSA (American Water Ski Association). Designed to expose people to waterskiing in a fun and laid-back environment, this 9-stop event series will visit lakes all around the US and will be pulled by the record-setting Ski Nautique 200. Completely free of charge for all participants that sign up, these USA Water Ski sanctioned events are aimed to bring everyone together to further the growth of waterskiing all around the country.

A Nautique pro waterskier will be in attendance at each event to provide tips, help teach newcomers how to waterski and showcase just how much fun waterskiing is. Lunch and snacks will be provided free of charge to all participants, but space is limited for each event so sign up quickly.

Support for Nautique Swervin’ Weekends is also brought to us by HO Skis. HO will be on-hand during each event with brand-new gear for everyone to try out and demo. Skis, vests, gloves, ropes, handles and much more will all be made available to make sure everyone can get out on the water and have fun. Not only will HO be providing any gear you’d like to try, but they’re also picking up the bill for your USA Water Ski membership for the day as well. With support from HO, USA Water Ski and the AWSA, the Nautique Swervin’ Weekends is set up to be a free event you won’t want to miss!

NEW HAMPSHIRE

June 3-4
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Contact: Scott Behner
Address of Site: MacCallum’s Boat House / 1049 Dover Rd / Epsom, NH 03234
Athlete: Zack Worden

NORTH CAROLINA
Date: June 10-11
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Contact: Walter Fulp
Address of Site: Clear Lake Water Ski Site / 13290 NC Hwy 8 South, Lexington, NC 27292
Athlete: Breanne Dodd

 

ILLINOIS
June 10-11
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Contact: Dave Krohne
Address of Site: Lodi Ski Club / 24379 Lodi Rd. / Jerseyville, IL 62052
Athlete: Zack Worden

ILLINOIS
August 5-6
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Contact: Jeff Surdej
Address of Site: Wilmington Recreation Club / W. Coal City Rd.