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Reese350
08-10-2010, 12:11 AM
My 9 year old is representing MI in the National Ski Championships this week in Wilmington, IL. He's a Moomba supporter in a sea of Nautiques!

We're pretty proud parents no matter how he finishes. Wish us luck!

http://www.usawaterski.org/nationals/index_nationals.html

BensonWdby
08-10-2010, 12:31 AM
Good luck to him - hope he gets a PB....

deerfield
08-10-2010, 08:25 AM
Reese - I looked at the map. Where in Wilmington is the tournament held? - Deerfield

Reese350
08-10-2010, 08:58 AM
Hey Deerfield - It's at a ski club called Water's Edge. The address is 21500 West No Wake Avenue, Wilmington IL.

Andy Mapple, Chris Parrish and those guys skied yesterday but I'm sure they will be there all week. Hoping the weather holds out for us today.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=21500+west+no+wake+avenue,+wilmington+il&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7GFRE_en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=21500+No+Wake+Ave,+Wilmington,+IL+60481&gl=us&ei=3z1hTIiBFuWrnAeYmskD&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CBQQ8gEwAA

moombadaze
08-10-2010, 10:03 AM
Scott, best of luck to him

kaneboats
08-10-2010, 12:08 PM
Kick some butt! Try to post some pics if you can.

Reese350
08-11-2010, 12:54 AM
Thanks guys, he got his personal best today so we were pretty happy. Here's a video of his 25mph pass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDxrj9TnSp4

Trick skiing tomorrow morning!

deerfield
08-11-2010, 09:02 AM
Reese - That is fantastic! Please post video of his trick run. Thanks. - Deerfield

kaneboats
08-11-2010, 11:15 AM
Awesome, baby! All 6 on that pass. Very nice. Tell him we're all rootin' for him on here.

maxpower220
08-11-2010, 04:45 PM
Good job!

Is it me or was that wake huge? I suspect my Outback wake would be that big (or bigger) at 25, but it must be hard for young folks.

zegm
08-11-2010, 04:56 PM
Good job!

Is it me or was that wake huge? I suspect my Outback wake would be that big (or bigger) at 25, but it must be hard for young folks.

YES that wake looked big! You could see the Very Good young skier getting air! I can't wait to show it to the wife so she won't think the LS is so bad.
I think for just course usage I should have kept that old MC!!! We could have been a 2 skiboat family. I remember trying to jump the MC wake with pairs skis on and getting about 2" in height!

deerfield
08-11-2010, 05:20 PM
Hey, Reese - Just watched that tournament video, again, this timer with audio. Color commentary courtesy of Mrs. Reese? - Deerfield

BensonWdby
08-11-2010, 06:14 PM
Great job. I always wondered how the younger kids dealt with the wake at slow speed. Apparently - quite well...

Reese350
08-11-2010, 08:24 PM
Just got back to MI. He finished 13th overall after tricking today. He was very happy with that since got his PB in slalom and did all of his tricks in his trick run.

@Deerfield - That was Mrs Reese indeed. She was pretty excited! I was back at the starting dock getting him kicked off.

They didn't get to choose their boats for slalom and the blind draw for his division was the Mastercraft which has the biggest wake of the bunch. He was very disappointed with the MC draw to say the least. They got to choose their trick boat (between Malibu, MC, and Nautique). He chose the new Nautique 200 and loved it.

Overall, a great experience. He had a ball. Thanks for the kind words and support, he loved having the Moomba crew behind him!

kaneboats
08-12-2010, 12:32 PM
Please tell him congratulations from all of us! Keep up the fine effort.

Sled491
08-16-2010, 09:19 PM
Watched the video just awsum. A neighbour at the lake attended as an adult tricker, missed the jump qulifications by 2 ft.

Anyway tell your son that the Moomba gang is very impressed, great job!

Reese350
08-17-2010, 08:00 AM
Thanks guys, he's completely addicted to it. We're new to the competition side of it so we're learning as we go. Now, we just need longer summers in MI. :(

BensonWdby
08-17-2010, 08:42 AM
Seems to me Nationals should be about a month later, or at least a couple weeks. The schedule puts State competitions in the end of July when there is plenty of summer left to get better and improve your rank before Regions .

Reese350
08-17-2010, 10:31 AM
Totally agree. Only thing I can guess is that a lot of kids go back to school in mid August and they would lose all of those by pushing it out.

BensonWdby
08-17-2010, 01:47 PM
Good point - I think there are quite a few college team skiers at Nationals...