Dave Wingerter is an aerospace engineer, a brand manager and vice president of HO Skis, and a pro water skier. He's been leading the Syndicate design Team for 10+ years, and has gracefully overseen some of the best water ski product designs of the past decade. Take a few min to listen to this in depth discussion between MB and DW.
Benny Stadlbaur, who just tied teammate Nick Adams for 4th at the Moomba Masters in Australia, is one of a kind. He's funny, sometimes loud, and very analytical, yet when its all on the line, he can charge just as hard as anyone else in the world. This is yet another conversation between MB and a Syndicate team member, from the Syndicate testing summit at The Ridge in California last September.
To see what Benjamin's up to, take a peek at his insta and give him a follow: www.instagram.com/benystadlbaur
Matteo Luzzeri is professional water skier (Team Syndicate), tournament organizer (San Gervasio ProAm, Italy) and pretty much has his PhD in Sports Psychology...he's also got his own podcast: The Water Ski Podcast - http://www.thewaterskipodcast.com
This past September, MB sat down with Matteo in the Motorhome for this little chat.
Chris Parrish is a giant among giants. The Tower has won the Moomba Masters. He's won the Masters, twice. He's a 7 time national champion and a 4 time World Record Holder.
Ever since his debut as a pro skier at the 1996 nationals, in the open men slalom division, Parrish has been a consistent threat in the slalom course. His technique has been studied by anyone who cares to understand the way skiing works. He's got too many accomplishments to list. And his character, well....he is probably one of the most unique and genuine folks in the sport. Its hard not to like Chris Parrish....and this sit down chat with MB is Parrish at his best.
Hope you all enjoy!
Stephen Neveu could be one of the tallest pro water skiers to ever grace the slalom course....he's also Canadian...
He sat down with MB at the California ProAm in the Motorhome for a few minutes.
This past September, at the CaliPro Am, Terry Winter joined MB in the motorhome right after running 2 @ 41 off to take the final spot into the sunday finals. Take a listen, subscribe, share, and let us know what else you want to hear!
Between rounds at the 2019 California ProAm, MB got to sit down with Matteo Luzzeri for a few. Unfortunately, the camera on Matteo ran out of battery, so we filled in the last few minutes with some 2018 HO Skis film footage of Matteo, for all you visual people out there...
Will Asher just won the Malibu Open last weekend, in unbelievable style....beating Nate Smith in a head to head match up, by running potentially one of the best 41 off passes in history...when it counted.
Here's a sit down between MB and Willy, in the motorhome, from last weekend at the California ProAm.
At the 2019 California ProAm, at Diablo Shores, MB got to sit down with World Champ Freddie Winter, from Great Britain.
Matteo is back, dropping in on us from Italy, the night before he leaves for the Mediterranean Games on the Mediterranean Sea this weekend. It was nearly midnight when we started recording, so we tried to keep this one short and sweet. Topics covered in this episode:
-Matteo discusses 3 simple tips/tools that you can implement today, to improve your consistency and overall performance
New Skill Development:
-Matteo discusses some of the hurdles skiers encounter when trying to improve their skiing, as well as one simple approach that can help you get over whatever hurdle you may be currently facing.
-Being a student, and ranked top 5 in the world as an overall athlete (slalom/trick/jump combined), The Professor shares his secret for success on the water when time demands are at their limit.
San Gervasio ProAm, July 6-8:
-Matteo talks about his upcoming ProAm in Italy, already in its 5th year, and some of the reasons for taking on such a challenge as well as what you can expect from the event this year. For more on the upcoming event, and for the live webcast during the event, check his website at: http://www.sangervasioproam.com
I get to hang with Dave Wingerter, HO Skis Vice President, as he works through the questions brought to him by you guys, via Ball of Spray.
MB decided to catch up with a few of the athletes after the California ProAm wrapped up last sunday in Sacramento.
Take a look/listen for:
Hope ya'll enjoy!
Just a quick podcast from the road to the US Water Ski Nationals. Listen in for some quick tips and a bit of homework! Thanks!
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!!
Tyler Yager is a Pro Skier, with a PB into 41 off....he's also a great friend of mine, someone I've skied with and coached through the years, and he joined me here at The Ridge for a quick sit down...something I'll probably start calling FlowPoint Hangouts.
Enjoy it and let us know what and who you want to hear from next.
Karina Nowlan was, and still probably is, one of the best female water skiers that ever lived. But over the past few years, her life (and career) have taken a bit of an unsuspecting turn.
I had the chance to catch up with Karina and see what she's been up to, and maybe find out a bit of what she's got planned for the future. In this episode we talked about the following:
Won her first pro event in 2008
2009 MC Pro Tour Champion
Co-World Record Holder
2 US Masters
2 Bronze medals at World Championships
Junior World championship tournament record holder…and Jump Champion
-lake life…what are the most memorable moments in your life or career?
-Why did you ski?
-Why do you ski now?
-top 2 coaching tips for skiers trying to progress
-CrossFit: How you got introduced to it, and how its changed your life?
-What are you doing now?: — startup company…out of vancouver. #BeautifulTough
-Moomba?…why did you ski? what did it feel like skiing with your sister?
-Future: will you get back into skiing?
-How has your mindset evolved or changed over the past few years?
Thanks for tuning in, and make sure to check out past episodes on our channel, if you haven't already!
Italian Pro Skier and Sports Psychology PhD Student Matteo Luzzeri is my guest this week, and we get to talk about some pretty sweet stuff. Mainly, stuff that not only applies to sports (water skiing and others) but also to life.
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.
Please reach out at FlowPointPodcast@gmail.com and let us know what you think of this one and what you'd like to hear & see in the future! Thanks for subscribing!