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2019 Barefoot Nationals’ Schedule Posted


The schedule of events for the 42nd Barefoot Water Ski National Championships, presented by Bank First, is now available to view and download. The 2019 Barefoot Nationals will be held Aug. 22-25 at the Blue Moo in Alma Center, Wis. For the first time in more than a decade, the U.S. Barefoot Water Ski Team Trials will be held on the final day of the Nationals. All proceeds from the tournament will be used to support the U.S. Barefoot Teams at the 2020 world championships in Australia. The American Barefoot Club’s board of directors’ meeting, site familiarization and the officials’ meeting/clinic will all take place on Wednesday, Aug. 21, with the tournament running Aug. 22-25.

2019 AWSA Rule Book Now Available


The American Water Ski Association's 2019 Rule Book (PDF) and Summary of Rule Changes (PDF) are now available to view and download. These rules may be amended at any time by the AWSA board of directors, on its own initiative or at the recommendation of the AWSA Rules Committee. After amendment by the board, the amended rules shall become effective immediately, unless a different date is specified. A notice of the amendment shall be promptly posted on the official AWSA website.

Gay, Krueger Win Nautique Moomba Titles


U.S. water ski athletes Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) won titles in respective events at the 59th Nautique Moomba Masters International Invitational, March 8-11, on the Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia.

Nautique Extends Premier Sponsorship


USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is pleased to announce that Nautique will continue as a Premier Sponsor through 2019. Nautique and the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States have shared a valued partnership for more than 65 years. In addition to its Premier Sponsor designation, Nautique will be an Official Towboat Sponsor of the 77th GOODE Water Ski National Championships and 45th Indmar Marine Engines Division 1 Show Ski National Championships, presented by Polk County Sports Marketing & Tourism.

U.S. Juniors Earn Placements At Moomba


U.S. athlete Blaze Grubbs placed second in Boys' overall at the 43rd Nautique Junior Moomba Masters.U.S. water ski athletes Ali Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.), Ryan Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.), Blaze Grubbs (Rio Linda, Calif.) and Garrett Reese (Walnut Creek, Calif.) competed in respective events at the 43rd Nautique Junior Moomba Masters, March 6-7, in Melbourne, Australia. Titles were up for grabs in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall. The Junior Moomba Masters determined its champions by the two-round scoring total.

2020 USA Water Ski Show Team Selected


The National Show Ski Association, a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, has announced the athletes who will comprise the 2020 USA Water Ski Show Team at the 5th IWWF Show Ski World Championships, March 21-22, 2020, in Mulwala, New South Wales, Australia.

Q&Ps Posted For U21 Water Ski Worlds


The U.S. team selection Qualifications & Procedures and Independent Skier “Notification of Interest” Requirements for the 2019 Under 21 Water Ski World Championships are now available to view and download. A six‐member team will be selected to compete at the 2019 Under 21 Water Ski World Championships. The tournament will be held July 4-7 at Shalom Park in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

IWWF Seeks Bids For 2022 Show Ski Worlds


The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s Show Ski Council is now accepting bids to host the 2022 IWWF Show Ski World Championships. The time frame for the 2022 Show ski World Championships is late August to early September 2022. Interested hosts should request the complete bid package directly from Lieven Hardy, Show Ski Council Chairman, at lieven.hardy@hardy.be.

Gene Davis To Be Remembered March 16


A celebration of life for Gene Davis will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at Hatchet Creek in Gainesville, Fla. Gene passed away on Jan. 26 after a brief illness. Gene was a jumper in local, regional and national competitions and always gave us a thrill. He was a senior judge and was a very sought-after technical controller for record tournaments, including the Masters, Nationals and World Championships. He was chair of the American Water Ski Association’s Technical Committee for many years and was instrumental in bringing technical standards up to their current standards and taught many the tricks of the trade. He served the AWSA Southern Region as executive vice president for many years and then moved on to become a director and president of AWSA.

Nautique Announces 2019 Big Dawg Tour


Nautique, a Premier Sponsor of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, is proud to announce the dates and locations for the 2019 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour as well as a new event format. As the premier tour for 35+ slalom skiers across the globe, the Big Dawg World Tour is towed exclusively by the record-setting Ski Nautique. The tour this year will include two qualifying stops at premier waterski venues as the top slalom skiers battle it out for a spot in the 2019 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour Finals.

Nautique Swervin’ Weekends Returns In 2019


Nautique, a Premier Sponsor of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, is happy to announce that the extremely popular Nautique Swervin’ Weekends, presented by HO Skis, USA Water Ski & Wake Sports and the American Water Ski Association (AWSA) will once again bring water skiing to fans across the country in 2019. Created from the desire to get more people on the water to enjoy the sport of water skiing, Nautique Swervin’ Weekends encompasses 18 stops starting in April.

You're Doing Pontoon Wrong


Its happened to everyone at some point in their lives, a moment that is tucked back into the mind that you remember from time to time and shudder.

You have done something that you are embarrassed about, you have done something that make you feel like a fool, you have acted, the fool.

You need to get home, get grounded, get right with your life.  We are all allowed these daliances into the world of silly.  Its ok, you get heated about some political issue, you get mad about fire wood, you have a issue with the way someone parks their car, you accidentally murder a a community leader in a fit of rage over their proposed street parking agenda.

LOOK!  Its happened to us all, and the bodies that are buried in someone else's backyard that in NO WAY incriminate me to these heinous crimes are in no way a barometer to your own moral misgivings to you cheating on your husband last month.  with me.  in your car.  in a target parking lot.  in the morning.

it was good tho.  #respect

never the less, in times of trouble, mother mary come to me.  speaking words of wisdom.  get a pontoon and drink your pain away.

right?  Thats the song?

Pretty sure thats right. 

These are the moments you need to get right with your god, get centered and back to what makes you a heathoneous person in the first place, a boat with two pontoons and some beer on it, possibly some cheez-its, and most certainly a cadre of sliced turkey and cheese, and for sure some pretzel buns.  NOM NOM....quiet now, nom nom.....ok, he is gone, NOM NOM!!!

Eat you glutonous piece of shit!  Dance like no one is watching!  Eat like your mirror hates you!!

You need to remember what got you here in the first place, you arent' setting agendas at the weekly condo association meeting, no, you are trying get your ass onto the pontoon and get proper.

and then.  you get to the dock and see this.

My grandpa beat me with the sharp end of an axe, so, i do this.  Im an idiot. 

Thats three motors. 

thats. 

What the fuck is that???  Your running three, what, 225s on a god damn pontoon boat?  How dare you sir!!!

How do you bring that into our lives.  This is pitbull satellite radio being beamed into your head at 1000 miles an hour without your permission, this is a heinous act of aggression to your chilling out and we should, really, be taking them to court over the obscivation of yoru pontooning rights as an American citizen and how they flaunt the laws of common decency with their vulgar display...

...dont say it...

...your going to tho...

their...

VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER

That isn't what the boating gods had in mind when they came up with the pontoon.  Pontoon is supposed to be about chilling out, slowing meandering about your body of water while sipping on cocktails, eating cheeze-its and...maybe, if your super bold, smoking a joint to "take the edge off"

It is not, this nonsense.


life in the suburbs is great.  I love my bullshit life
or

LOL, IM AN ASSHOLE
or

I ran over my own dick with a subaru, this is the only way to feel normal.
or

im a maga-chud.  i wish this could drown me and my sorrows

This isn't what pontoon is supposed to be about.  If you want a fishing boat that has as billion horsepower, go get one.  If you want a deck boat go get one.  If you want to flaunt that you hate your life, get a run-about.  

Tow your dick head kids around the lake on a Saturday at top speed while yelling at your partner about the parking situation in the garage and how your boss makes you feel insignificant.  

Dont take that out on your boat!

Boats, any boat, ski boat, pontoon, car, whatever, are weird extensions of your own life.  They are not necessities, you don't need a boat, you don't need a car, you don't need a wife, you don't need functioning toilet, you don't need walls...you don't need love, you only need to bow at the alter of the monetary system that controls your world.  Give in to the life that those richer then you expect of  you. 

Do no ask questions.  Blindly do what you are told. You fucking sheep ass piece of shit. 

You don't need any of that.  

But, what you deserve, what you should be promised in the constitution, is the ability to once in a while, to fucking chill out.  

To have a beer.  Get some sun on that belly you are so mad isn't as flat as it used to be. 

To not feel like you owe it to anyone to be anything that you aren't.  You have earned that right in this world.  And its ok, to be a bit selfish if you feel it. 

You don't owe the world shit, you don't owe anyone a 40 hour a week nonsense bullshit plan.  You are your own boss in this life. 

You dont have to explain to your stupid neighbor why you are taking a few days and spending them on your boat so you can be centered.  

In our world these days, so many of us are so uptight, strung so tight that we snap at even the nicest people you meet.  You are mean to the person at subway for no reason, what, they didn't put 5 green peppers on your sub and not 6?  Slam your dick in a drawer your dipshit. 

You chastise the person at target because they didn't immediately acknowledge how serious your stupud bullshit was?  Stick a broom up your ass idiot.  People live their lives not in a cow-tow situation to your own idiot nonsnese.  

Your rude to the cashier as best buy because they aren't moving fast enough and asking the customer if they want the extended warranty?? They are doing their jobs and they sure as hell aren't worried about the fact your kids have to wait an extra five minutes at home with the baby sitter because  you were out having an affair and then remembered you needed a god damn optical cable for your video dildo. 

Fuck you. 

Go out on your god damn pontoon boat and decompress.  You need it. 

Yes.  You.  

This is a good start.  Right here.



Look close, those people are having a hell of a good time, despite their 80's ass hair metal hair.  Bet you $100 bucks they are slamming natty ices and pulling on a joint.  Look at the guy in the blue shirt, he is TOTALLY sneaking a bit of a titty grab while Dale......fucking dale.....is checking his email..making sure his dip shit client will skate on his 5th dui. 

Or...lets get real.  Look at these people!



They are growing weed right there on their boat!  Thats a proper chill vessel.  There is a grill right there in the bow of the boat, and you can bet your sweet ass they are grilling up hot dogs, kebabs and corn on the cob.  They know damn well that Scooter in the office can fuck right off about that PDS report he has been harping on. 

Look Scooter, sorry your can't get an erection anymore, but, i am straight FEELING IT on the boat right now and, WHOA, whats this???  A freshy cocktail.  Eat it you fuck.


Speaking of Scooter, here he is on his boat, trying to be a bad ass.  LOL son, you look like a bad pair of boxers after a racquetball match made up entirely of people who eat far too many stool softeners. 

(ed note: YUCK)

Look, the point is.  90% of us all need to chill the fuck out, to get out of our own brains and enjoy our lifes a litle bit more.   There is no prize for being 80 years old and someone slapping you on the dick and saying, "great job working that sunday"

Nah, it doesn't happen.  Its all regets when we get old.  We regret not skiing that one pass, we regret not talking to that one girl, we regret...we regret.  

Lets be more like Dale and Johnson here in their super on brand pontoon, just go fucking fishing man.  Take a god damn load off, catch your self a trout and look at it in its fish face and say, "bro, i love you, but, I ate a 1/2 tab of acid and you look like a god damn dna sequence of a turtle"



Turtles are so dope tho bro


Preliminary Summary Of AWSA Rule Changes


The American Water Ski Association has released its 2019 preliminary summary of rule changes. American Water Ski Association rules may be amended at any time by the AWSA board of directors on its own initiative or at the recommendation of the AWSA Rules Committee.

AWSA Approves New Under 12 Division


The American Water Ski Association’s board of directors has approved a new Under 12 division starting in 2020 (after the completion of the 2019 GOODE Water Ski National Championships. The Boys 2/Girls 2 division will split into two divisions and all junior divisions will be renamed to accommodate the extra division.

2019 GOODE Nationals' Schedule Posted


The tournament schedule for the 2019 GOODE Water Ski National Championships is now available to view and download. The 77th annual event, hosted by the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches, will take place Aug. 6-10 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Q&Ps Posted For 2019 Water Ski Worlds


The U.S. team selection Qualifications & Procedures and Independent Skier “Notification of Interest” Requirements for the 2019 Water Ski World Championships are now available to view and download. A six‐member team will be selected to compete at the 2019 Water Ski World Championships. The tournament will be held Aug. 12-18 in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

U.S. Barefoot Team Trials To Return In 2019


The 42nd Barefoot Water Ski National Championships are set for Aug. 22-24 at the Blue Moo in Alma Center, Wis., but the water will really heat up on Aug. 25! For the first time in more than a decade, the American Barefoot Club's Team Select Committee will hold a team trials for the 2020 U.S. Elite, Senior and Junior Barefoot Teams. Those three teams will head to Australia in April 2020 to compete in the 22nd Barefoot Water Ski World Championships.

NCWSA Announces Hall of Fame Class


The National Collegiate Water Ski Association has announced the four individuals who will be inducted into the NCWSA Hall of Fame in 2019. This year’s Hall of Fame Class, which was voted on by the NCWSA board of directors on Jan. 25, is comprised of Marcus Brown, Regina Jaquess, Steve Tyler (posthumously) and Libby Van Treese.

Roster Updated For 2019 USA Adaptive Team


USA Adaptive Water Ski & Wake Sports (formerly Water Skiers with Disabilities Association), a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, has announced an update to the roster of the 2019 USA Adaptive Water Ski Team that will compete in the 14th Disabled Water Ski World Championships, July 22-28, in Skarnes, Norway. The original team selections were announced following the conclusion of the 25th Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Fund Adaptive Water Ski National Championships, Sept. 5-8, in Paducah, Ky.

Junior U.S. Open To Include Team Pro-Am


Ski Wisconsin is excited to announce that a pro-am will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships – the Stillwaters’ Team Challenge with $39,500 in prize money. The Junior U.S. Open will be held June 28-29 at Stillwaters in Oconomowoc, Wis., and the pro-am will take place on June 29 (jumping) and 30.

sup





Broken Trick Ski


Its never easy to let go of something that has been with you for a long time, relationships, friends, items, housing, cars, all for for various reasons take a hold of a little place in your hearts and when they leave, get sold, get lost, hurt just a little more then they should.

The other day the crb staff was out on one of our corporate mandated ski days.  These are, for those who don't know, are days required by our corporate overlords where we take out the ski masterbu and ski all day, regardless if we want to or not.

Naturally, Megan from accounts payable went first...because, honestly, she is the best skier that we have at crb, and also, she likes to think that nabbing the best of the meats we have stacked in the cooler and then skiing right away absolves her of the fact that she ate ALL THE GOOD MEATS.

wake 180 to NOMS

but...thats something for HR to figure out, as a CRBoard member, I just crack open an old style and chuckle.

"girl has moxie", I say, to the walkie talkie that is connected to nothing, because I am a moron, "She deserves the protein"

And the reverie goes on all day.  If you have ever witnesses a CRBday on the water you know that the skiing is secondary, as it should be, as its really pretty bad.  Normally Jacob, who works in shipping and receiving, is throwing up by 10:30 am.

Which is odd, because as policy, CRB doesn't open until after lunch time.  So, he may have some issues to deal with that are not quite something we can deal with.  If you can't get to work on time after a burger and a beer at Red Brick Bar and Grill, then...well, thats on you.

Anyways.

Corporate ski days are nothing to be trifled with.

see, this is a god damn chicken noodle soup flip you noobs

A corporate restructure a few years back included this as a requirement for advancement in the CRB corporation.  Which, really reduced waterskiing to an annoyment when it really should have been for fun, but, thats the world we live in.  Everything in monetized and fun is bad.

Never the less.

Chad, who works in our new digital development department, decided to wager on his trick ski run.  And wouldn't you know it, he threw down the following wager.

FOUR BOXES OF CHEDDAR JACK CHEEZ-ITS.

Winner has to buy the loser 4 god damn boxes of cheddar jack cheez its.

CHALLANGE ACCEPTED.

We aren't about to be embarrassed by a toned ass man-bitch.  son, you are about to feel the wrath of a possibly 1000 point trick ski run on your ass.

Now, however our hubris, we working from a disadvantage.

Our trick ski, that we have had and loved for years was getting old.  Its been with us for ever, through ups and downs, brown hair and gray hair, for healed and broken bones, though heart ache and triumph.

Its always in the ski shed.

it...in an strange way provides comfort.

Because no matter what else is going on, our girl is still there ready to take on the challenge.

We have noticed, in the last few years, that the ski is not quite as stout as it used to be.  And don't get us wrong, its still got its moments, but, they are not as prevalent as before.

Everyone knows that over time, a ski starts to wear out.  In our history, we had a kidder redline, that eventually as the ski began to age, we could over ski.  It got tired, it got old.  It lived its life.  No shame, but there is sadness in remembering the history when the ski was strong.

no, the skis aren't supposed to be the shelfs...damnit karen

This is the same scenario with our trick ski.  its something we have had for damn near half our life.  Always ready to get in the boat, always ready for play time on the water, always ready for whatever we were ready to do.

But over time, we began to notice it wasn't as quick on its feet as it used to be.  Willing, mind you, but, not quite as frisky as it used to be.

And this isn't something that we caught right away, when you are with something everyday, you don't notice the decline until it slaps you in the face.  A holy shit moment, like, oh.....i can't do my wake 360 as easy.....are you getting weak in your flex area on the wake???

By this point, though, it doesn't matter because we will put our trick ski up with anyone.

"bitch, you think you got shit," said us, "ill stomp your ass...maybe"

So, chad goes out and does what to a normal person, a layperson...you know, a moron, would be considered a decent run.  We checked with the judges score card and we were able to determine the his run was this:

180 to quick nibble on a turkey and cheese
side slide
reverse side slide
reverse 180 to wake 540 to pulling a bag of fritos out of vest to mouth
triple whirly bird
(ed note: WTF??)
reverse 180 to shot gun a miller lite

Not bad right?????

so, ok, fuck this guy.  Like dig dug is getting owned like that.  we got that wake to eat turkey sandwich move down pat.  and the fritos thing?   thats our original.  No one knows about the turkey chili bong move we have hidden from the eyes of the tabloids.

Like we want water ski magazines fucking facebook page to point out us eating delicious chili while executing a perfect wake to wake fashion air.

No, you do not, the paparazzi does not need to see that.

Look, lets be honest, tensions in the boat are high, Chad is talking big nonsense, like he is the king of the lake.  Because he was able to keep the turkey sandwich dry.

Shit, "bitch, a grandma with rickets could keep a turkey sandwich dry behind this boat, fool."

That shut him down.  But the tension was real.

We has to back up our astonishly stupid bullshit hubris with a decent trick run.

"Hey, you loser, you cant do a wake 180 with a sandwich in your hand, you pussy"

oh...right?  this is what is being yelled at us while we are just trying to snarf down a pre-lunch snack prior to dominating this fools ass on a trick ski.

"OH YEAH" we yell through a mouth full of cheez its and craft cheddar cheese, "LETS SEE WHO CAN DO A DOUBLE LARGE MOUF BASS"

.....

.....


OH SHIT 

.....

....

The gauntlet had been thrown down.  NO ONE EVER, EVER, went there anymore.  Not after Jennie tried it and was impaled 10 times by the pylon in her own boat.  HOW DID THAT HAPPEN.

Not even scientist or meterioroligist can figure it out.



But we think Lil Jon had something to do with it.  Probably a severe twerk injury, but, a 10 time impale really, left something for the sweat to drop down those balls.

No matter, like Dig Dig is ever one to back down from a rap battle.  This not being a rap battle was a problem.....fuck it  LETS GO.

The feeling around the dock was so decidedly cold, or at least, skeptical.  No one has successfully done the double large mouf bass and lived to tell about it.  There have been rumors on the chat boards that people have seen it done, but...the videos they have posted have either been one of two things.

1) big foot ass shit.  Grainy non-sense.  not suitable for viewing because, there is no way to tell if they transitioned from whirly-bird to railey to 3 tier presto into a 4 tier.

2) some bullshit where it feels like different clips are spliced together to make it look like someone...or something completed a DOUBLE LARGE MOUF BASS.

Its impossible.

but.

we are not wimps, we will not back down from a challenge.

Its go time.

For those unaware of what the double large mouf bass is, its pretty simple really, but, it requires somehow re-arranging the laws of time and physics.  As it begins with one person and somehow ends with two three-tier pyramids transitioning into a single four tier behind a different boat with all the skier with a different mentality.

But, you have never skied on our ski.

Shit is magical.

Its been with us forever and if any ski could make something like that happen.  It this one.

Now, again....for this trick to work, it needs alot of logisitcs, you needs two boats running side-by-side, you need a good trick skier (we are not) and the ability to launch out of the second triple whirly bird on the the top of the three high pyramid at the exact moment they transition into a presto'd four tier pyramid ALSO at the moment they somehow are able to to switch the ropes from your boat to the other boat via some cable mechanism.

SO DUMB .

Our first two tries resulted in, suprisingly, only three deaths, the boat driver, the top person on the pyramid and oddly, the other boat driver as she took a show board directly into her brain.

Odd.

But did that slow us down?

NOPE

On our final try, everything was set up perfect.  Both boats were ready.

We were fired up, knowing that, Sure, a triple whirly bird is...i guess...possible, i havent made a side slide...you know, ever...but fuck it lets go.

so, all 9 boats fired up and took off.  Our boat, the pyramid boat and the 7 boats we hired to shoot off fire works and have dancing people in the off-chance we pull shit off.

we eased outside the wake.  Preparing for our triple whirley bird....and for those of you who dont know, a triple whirley bird is something that is written about in ancient scrolls.  like, mayans used to do it as a way to ward off sars, or some shit.  they had hella fuel-enjected pyramids back in the day.

so, a triple whirley bird requires both timing (hitting the wake the right way) and luck (being super lucky?)

Because of course, this was a challenge, none of the smart things you normally think are out the window..."We have to win!" said an idiot...same person on the ski, who will probably die in 2 minutes, "but i love the veggie tray from the grocery strore"

Idiot.

Never the less, this is CRB on the water day, and we can't back down to challenge.

We lit out to the left.....and cut as hard as we could to the right, ready to hit the wake just right and with enough lift to carry off THREE whirley birds, when just at that split second.

Wouldn't  you know it.

I see your mom down there, bitch

.......

We realized, this is the dumbest shit ever.  We can barely do a wake to wake jump and land without eating various dicks whilst in the water.

Chad can just fuck off, the other boats and skiers just have to understand, "Yeah, waterskiing people are wild, yo"

We woke up floating in the lake with a few teeth missing, because we hit the water so hard, hubris is a bitch.

As we sat there floating in the water trying to score a milwaukees best and maybe a few spare pretzel bites we were reminding of our situation by a tooth floating by.

"oh, wow, that was a nasty fall..." said, us.  "hope this blood is hypoallergenic"

Then we kicked off our ski and as it floated to the surface, it noticed, that it was bent in half. Right between the front and back binding.

"whoa" we said.

Our ski, we have had since about 15 years ago is dead.

We knew it was going, it wasn't' as sharp in the wakes, felt a bit more sloppy landing flips, but, to see it right there in front of you..without anything left it in it.

That was alot for us to handle.  It had been with us from our early years, to our, wherever we are now.  You take it for granted.  You dont think of it every day, but, you know its there....by your side whenever you need.

"Oh shit son, you need a wake 360 followed by a burrito eat?, yeah, I got you!"  -us

And now..now what.

Our ski it broken, its not going to be with us on our daily adventures, nor, will we have to put it up on its shelf at night.

yeah, sure, we could get a ski that would perform better, but..

we ski the best....we feel the best, we are happy the most on that ski...and now its gone.

Fuck you chad, yeah, we lost the ski battle.  And we couldn't do DOUBLE LARGE MOUF BASS, and "bitch neither could you" but, that doesn't matter.

The boats are still going to run, the skiers are still going to ski, life is still going to continue.

You can be sad for the loss of of your ski.  Your favorite ski.  The one that provided reassurance to your life.  But, skis live their life to you, they give their live to you.  You have to let them go when their time comes.

Funny thing is, you have yelled at that ski "WHY COULDN"T YOU LAND  THAT" you have consoled that ski "I should have been able to do that"  and sometimes you just happen to look at the ski and it fills you with joy, "i see you bro, soon"

We will find a new ski and enjoy that too...but man, we really loved that ski*

Flow Point TV and a Quick Rant


Flow Point TV and Marcus Brown have brought us this love letter to collegiate skiing.



I watched this and immidiatly started looking to see where Nationals will be this year. Damn, that brings back all the fun memories and...yada yada gray hair old people words about past experiences. This got me thinking, what are we doing wrong with 3 event today that college skiing is the only bright spot in our sport right now? The Green Lightning tournament hosted by Jeff Surdej is the only team style tournament I know of, there are probably more but since we do such an absolutely shit job of promoting our sport, even to those like us here at the CRB world headquarters who love the sport and want to know whats going on.

Ok, I'm going to go yell at inanimate objects and any kids that get near my yard.

Nut Huggin



The Lament / The Regret / The Ascent




Things happen sometimes
Sometimes its the right reason
Sometimes its just life

Desire, passion
Nothing to bill collectors
push aside to live

Life can seem unfair

Its a part of you
That provides the energy
For everything else

But its now shadows
Collecting dust in the shed
Thats where the fun sits

Life can seem unfair

Ego comes from lake
Identity swirls in blue 
The tough transition

The burn is alive
The strive to achieve still burns
That burn is on low

Life can seem unfair

Boat was in garage
Boat was replaced by real life
Boat was sold to friend

Skis collecting dust
Old wetsuits stored in basement
The fire dims...slightly



Life can seem unfair

Priorities change
Satisfaction comes different
You're still there for me

I've put you aside
For a moment, for a spell
Chill for a second

Life can seem unfair

The things that mattered
What gave you purpose and life
They are changed now

You have to work more
You are on your own payroll
Nothing free again

Life can seem unfair

Is it though? for real?
Maybe you are now the bank
You are now the rock

You are what is strong
You must now provide that spark
You are the reason

Life can seem unfair



If its important
If it matters now at all
Nothing should stop you

Its just a slight change 
In your mental thought process
You aren't what you were

Life can seem unfair

Your better then that
You have grown beyond nonsense
You will never fail

Circular notion 
It all comes around to you
Its your time to shine

Life can be unfair


They cant bring you down
Life cant stop your good desire
You just have to try

You won't always win
Nor, will you always succeed
Sometimes you just sit

Life can be unfair

Fight through that bullshit
Set your sights high, with purpose
Maybe you get close

Maybe its awful
Its still an effort you gave
Its fine, you don't lose

Life can be unfair

Try again, harder
Maybe, maybe not, its life
Keep that fire burning

The lake, forever
The passion, never ending
The desire, varies

Life can be unfair



Hold it close, the fire
Real life always interferes
Never stops passion

Things will be awesome
That day when we achieve it
Feeling of success

Life can be unfair

Life can be unfair
It can provide the real truth
Actual reason

For our real effort
Why we work and live that life
Because there is more

Life can be unfair


It will never change
Life always tempts your real truth
It hurts your real soul

Life can be unfair

We are given life
To go attack our dream
In whatever way

Age is no matter
Life doesn't discriminate
Only your self does

Life can be unfair

Attack you chances
Don't give in to bad impulse
And that boat may move

You can always strive
Your personal best is right there
Fucking go get it

Life can be awesome


Smooth Move Thomas


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