There are some show skiers from the USA over in China right now and depending on who does the estimates, they are getting between 40,000 & 50,000+ spectators for practices. Here’s a picture of the crowd.
I the show skiing world, we’ve seen barefooters pull front flips, but in the video below we have a guy doing a helicopter pulling a front flip… very nice.
I just finished posting Mad-City’s National Recap over on the Mad-City website. Once again, it features a highlight clip. Here’s the link. If you don’t want to read the whole recap and just want to see the video, here it is…
One thing you just don’t see very much is water skiing at night. It’s just not allowed in most places. Tommy Bartlett’s in the Dells would do night ski shows, but in the heart of summer, it just doesn’t get very dark until very late, so it usally wasn’t done in the full dark very often.
I’ve just posted Mad-City State Highlight Clip online. You have a couple options to view it…
- First option is to go to the team’s website where there is a state recap online, with a brief recap of the whole weekend, including the video. Here’s the link for that.
- Next option to start searching YouTube, but that isn’t always easy to find what you want.
- Third option, is to just stay right here, because I’ve posted the video below.
Over at BarefootCentral.com, one of the many minions Chuck has out reporting on events for him sent in a pretty good article about the Wisconsin State Show Ski Tournament. The article, written by Michael Frank of the Badgerland Ski Team, has lots of pictures from a lot of the shows and a good explanation of what show skiing is and how it’s scored. Go check it out.
Tampa Bay’s Ski Team did this at the 2000 Nationals in Rockford, IL. To my knowledge, this is a record that still stands today. I don’t think I need to write anymore about this, I’ll let the video speak for itself.
Yes, I’ve been MIA most of the summer here. More details on that later…
Just a little reminder that the show ski Nationals are this weekend up in Wisconsin Rapids. Mad-City skis 3rd on Saturday so we’ll take the water about 10am. If you plan to watch us, you’ll want to be up there by 9am.
From the east side of Madison, it’s a 90 minute drive. Take I-39 north, then highway 73 west/north. Turn right (north) onto County U, then take a left (west) on South Park Road. The ski site will be on your right.
If you do come, the beach at Lake Wazeecha is red sand. It stains clothing and people. Wear older clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Wear white shoes only if you want them to turn red.
Hey Everybody! Mad-City has been braving the very brisk waters of Lake Monona the last couple weeks getting our skiing legs back underneath us in preperation for our first ski show of the year. And it is coming up fast. We’ve had 3 practices on the water so far and have our first show already. The team suits up on Sunday, May 25 at 6pm for our first show at Law Park (just east of the Monona Terrace on John Nolen Drive). It’ll be a little rough, but come watch it anyways. You’ll be amazed when you stop back in a couple weeks and see how much our show will change in such a very short time.
Here’s a couple pictures from the first few practices. Enjoy!
Anna’s face shows just how cold the water is!
Yeah, Conventional Doubles!
Landing after a 3-high
Dano remembers how to do Helis
Paul on the wakeboard
Pictures courtesy Jim’s Photos the photographer of the Mad-City Ski Team.