Swing HIGH On the Boat - SKI LIKE THE PROS || FPM Podcast

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Swing HIGH On the Boat – SKI LIKE THE PROS || FPM Podcast #30

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Ski Like The Pros! – We’re back again with another episode breaking down what some of the best skiers in the world do (and sometimes don’t do) really well, to be the best skiers they can be.

This week we take a step back….to uncover the keys to being able to work on what we discussed Last week (Ski Like the PROS || FPM Podcast #29) regarding 2 hands on the handle longer.

FOUR Rules for Swinging High on the Boat:

1 – Speed at Centerline

2 – Tight Rope Outbound (limit rebound of rope to the inside)

3 – Limit Deceleration of ski

4 – Keep Body/Ski (mass) as close to handle as long as possible moving outbound

Marcus Brown - HO Syndicate Marketing Manager

Marcus Brown Joins HO Sports/Syndicate as Marketing Manager

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Marcus Brown joins HO Sports/Syndicate as Marketing Manager

Marcus Brown - HO Syndicate Marketing Manager

Marcus Brown – Welcome to the Office – HO Sports & Syndicate Skis

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SNOQULAMIE, WA – HO Sports & Syndicate Waterskis are pleased to welcome Marcus Brown as Marketing Manager. His journey with HO began back in 1994, at 15 years old, with the HO Limited. Over the years he has worn many hats for the HO/Syndicate brand: pro athlete, ski designer/engineer, grass roots ambassador and coach, filmmaker and producer of FlowPointTV. His vast knowledge of the sport and our brands will bring a ton of value to HO & Syndicate moving forward

As a youngster, Marcus was drawn to the HO brand and what it stood for. In 2008, Marcus’ childhood heroes, Wade Cox and Bob LaPoint, were integral in bringing Marcus back to HO as a professional athlete. His past titles include Jr. Masters, University World, Moomba Masters and U.S. Open Championship as well as an induction into the Collegiate Water Ski Hall of Fame.

For over a decade, Marcus has worked hand in hand with HO Sports’ Production Director, Dave Wingerter, who also leads the Syndicate brand vision. HO & Syndicate have so many exciting products and plans for 2024; we couldn’t be happier with the addition of MB.

“I’ve known and been a fan of Marcus for years…” says Sr. Marketing Director, Greg Nelson “he’s a respected skier and his FlowPointTV series has been epic, looking forward to having Marcus lead the way for our brands.”

“Much of the success I’ve had in the industry has been thanks to the people who made HO/Syndicate what it is today… the risks they took on my crazy ideas has made all the difference.” says Marcus. “I am humbled and honored by this opportunity.”

Sr. Director, Product Development, Dave Wingerter adds “Marcus is a watersports visionary. From winning pro water ski events, reinventing water ski technique, to crafting the finest watersports films in the industry, I am excited for Marcus to showcase our brands.”

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Love What You Do – A Decade of FlowPoint TV

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May 1, 2023

“To be honest, I got hurt, couldn’t ski….and was like, f*%k this!….no one is showing water skiing how I know it needs to be shown! ABC, ESPN, all television time had come in the late 70’s and stayed until the mid 90’s, right when I started trying to compete. I literally was there when the sport crumbled. So that was the driving force at first….to SHOW people, as many people as I could reach, exactly what water skiing is, how insanely beautiful and challenging it can be…and to open folks up to another way to live life on the water, I guess…

Originally, the seed for this idea of the FlowPoint, came during one of the greatest, yet most disappointing moments in my professional skiing career: At the 2011 World Championships in Dubna Russia, I had an unexplainable experience, in which I somehow surrendered to something bigger than myself, at the exact right moment. It was magical…..I had tapped into the FlowPoint. It only lasted for a moment….BUT, the feeling, the residue from that experience, still sticks with me today. Its somewhat of a northstar personally…and it was enough to drive me towards this idea of the FlowPoint in all of our lives.

That was the moment I picked up a camera. And I’m thankful for the winding roads we discovered, with that camera and some good hearted people.

Its been a wild ride…come join us on a journey through the past 10 years of FlowPoint TV”

-Marcus Brown

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Collegiate Water Skiing – United By Water: FlowPoint TV

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We think Collegiate Water Skiing might just be the brightest and best part of the sport. So, why the hell not tell the story of Collegiate Nationals, just one more time??!!

In 2017, we went to Bennett’s and covered Nationals.

In 2018, we went to San Marcos, and have yet to share that footage with the World (maybe, someday….).

In 2019, we went to California and showed you just how ridiculously good Waterskiing is.

In 2020, well, you know what happened….

So now, here you have it, the 2021 Collegiate Water Ski Nationals, on a silver platter, waiting for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. The Best Show in Water Skiing!

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Collegiate Waterskiing – FlowPoint TV

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This is what you feel when you mix waterskiing and college. In the latest FlowPointTV episode with Marcus Brown, you get a peek at one of the most epic water ski events on the planet: the 2019 Syndicate Collegiate Waterski Nationals. Marcus takes us to California, to Bell Acqua Lakes, to show us exactly why he believes the sport of water skiing is not only alive and well, but absolutely thriving. If you’ve skied in this event, or even experienced it, you’ll know just what we mean.

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Paradise Lost: FlowPoint TV

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June 7, 2016

When people hear the words “Water Skiing”, they usually think of their uptight parents, or maybe John Candy and The Great Outdoors.

But it’s not their fault. The days of Water Skiing on ESPN have faded… like the fluorescent colors of the 80’s…

That’s where FlowPoint TV comes in….catching all y’all before you completely forget about competitive water skiing forever.

So, we’re kicking off Season 3 of FlowPoint TV with a bit of a reminder for folk out there who may have forgotten where water skiing used to be….or for those that never knew, now you know.

We’re hopeful that one day, competitive water skiing will find its way back into the hearts and minds of people all over the World.

Until then, you always have FlowPoint TV.

In Season 3, Episode 1, MB makes his first trip to the World Water Ski Championships without his ski….instead, he’s got a camera, and a lot of passion and positive hope for the future of the sport.

This, is competitive water skiing…and yes, people do this all over the World. Why have you never heard of it, or seen it before?