Erika Lang Keeps Setting Water Ski World Records, One Trick at a Time
Erika Lang competes during the preliminary round at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships on Oct. 13, 2023 in Lake County, Fla. (image: Johnny Hayward)
By Bob Reinert
Put Erika Lang behind a powerful motorboat, and she can do things no other woman ever has.
That was the case again in May, when Lang nailed another water ski tricks run in Groveland, Florida, to establish a new world record.
Riding under puffy white clouds and a pale blue sky, the Phoenix native performed a dizzying series of turns and spins while connected to the tow rope by her left foot. Then, in her second pass while holding the rope handle with her hands, she flew back and forth over the wake, performing a more impressive flip each time.
It was just another day for the world’s best trick skier.
Full article at Team USA.