Bob LaPoint is like a big ole bear. In fact, I often imagine him wrapping his massive arms around a tree trunk and ripping it from the earth. The five-time world slalom champion is known for disfi guring pylons and yanking boats out of the course. But he’s also a thinking man, and on and off for the past 30 years he’s been applying that brainpower to designing skis.
HO Skis announces the launch of the “HO Skis” mobile app for iPhone and Android users, including the latest technical features of their entire water ski line.
Every year, the American Water Ski Association (AWSA) evaluates a handful of ski boats to determine which models have what it takes to tow the upcoming tournament season. To be considered tournament-worthy, each boat must pass a series of 11 tests and subtests, focusing on factors like power and acceleration, drivability, handling and maneuverability, sound […]
In this water ski equipment preview, get a first look five all-new 2011 slalom skis, including the Connelly V, D3 X7, HO Sports Syndicate A2, O’Brien Elite Alpha and Radar Senate-C.
The Diablo Shores Pro Am held in Brentwood, California, on Sept. 17-19, proved once again to be the ultimate battleground for pros looking to end the season with a strong performance.
Get ready for the new and improved WaterSki magazine. Here’s a sneak peek at the April 2010 issue of WaterSki, which is the first to feature a new larger format and packed-to-the-gills design. Check out the full issue when it hits subscribers’ mailboxes in early March or when it lands on newsstands March 23.
HO Sports’ new Coefficient X SuperLite ski ($820; hosports.com) features a major departure from the traditional concave bottom ski of the last 70 years — step concave technology. When a traditional ski moves through the water, it drags with it a layer of water molecules that stick to the bottom of the ski. In the […]
After winning the Masters and World Water Ski Championships in a single season, what’s next on the list for a pro slalom skier? We decided to ask Will Asher, who cemented his place among slalom skiing’s elite with wins at the 2009 Masters and Worlds. We chatted up the world’s number one slalom skier about […]
Millington, TN (October 5, 2009) – Indmar, manufacturer of marine engines, was recently honored by the Legends Division for their steadfast support of the sport. The Legends Division is an elite group of professional water-skier’s that boast over 250 professional wins, 22 World Records and 12 World Championships featuring Andy Mapple, Bob LaPoint, Kris LaPoint […]
Legend Kris LaPoint Icons of the sport return to compete at Diablo Shores. What are you doing September 11 – 13? By Jim Frye If you want to see the biggest legends of water ski’s not-too-distant past, then either get to California’s Diablo Shores in Discovery Bay that weekend, or catch all the action on […]