Just when you thought that skiing couldn't get any cooler, something like the inaugural US Wakeski Open happens in Orlando, Florida. Whereas it is customarily frowned upon to bring anything but flowers and prepared foods to a wake, competitors from as far away as Norway brought fat, funny-looking waterskis to the Orlando Watersports Complex.
The youth, man. Always revolutionizing the rules. Newschoolers.com reports:
The competition heated up in the Semis as only four spots were up for grabs. Highlights included a huge roll to blind from Buechler, gnarly late 180's from Dave Vogt, what we called an under whirly from Brian Robbins and a huge whirly from Dan Olsen. Dan was taken down on the whirly 5 which he rarely falls on and Pete and Ryan continued their barrage of off axis back 3's off big white. Bjorn Jokerud styled out all of the sliders and destroyed OWC's Nessie by transferring from the side incline up to a counter slide 450 out landing him in the final four.
Upon seeing the article, I initially wanted to make fun of this new sportnot so much out of any real amusement or hostility, but rather because, being a skier, I relentlessly copy everything that snowboarders do, which includes having a self-assuredly contemptuous attitude toward all sports and leisure activities not widely enjoyed by skateboarders. And there I just did it again.
But it actually looks kind of fun. Just peep this footy, you little rascal.