Pro Water Ski Tour Coming To Trophy Lakes
August 21, 2008
After a short summer break the Tour is back up to speed. Stop Six of the Mastercraft Pro Water Ski Tour 2008 (PWST) will come south on August 29th to Trophy lakes in Charleston, South Carolina. The Two day event will consist of a two round Slalom competition for Open Men & Open women with the finals on Saturday being in the Head to Head Format. In addition to this, there is a two round jump event for Open Men again with an eight skier run off for the final placing. To make thinks even more exciting, both the Semi-finals & Finals of the Slalom Head to Head, & the Final eight jumpers will be a Night Event held under the lights. This exciting event is being presented by MasterCraft and Carolina MasterCraft.
Owners of the lake, Kim Bryant and Alan Sanner, have held record tournaments since 1991. Andy Mapple notched a new world record here, 3 1/4 at 41 off. On the International Water Ski Federation's update of the men's slalom world record, five of the past eight entries come from Trophy Lakes. The women's world record has been set or tied here three of the last five times. Until recently, every age division from Men I to Men VI, except Men III, set its record at Trophy Lakes.
Trophy Lakes is known for its ''slow,'' forgiving water, because it is clear and deep, allowing the ski to ride low in the water and provide awesome deceleration in the turns. One of the great advantages of slow water is that you can get into trouble in the course but still have time to correct your mistakes. This characteristic is one of the reasons for so many great performances at Trophy Lakes.
The site underwent a major transition during the 2007 winter. The Lake still offers the best skiing conditions to be found anywhere, using the latest MasterCraft tournament ski boats, and the site still offers some of the best coaching and instruction available anywhere. The daily operations are now being conducted by Carolina MasterCraft with Matt DuBon as the director of operations.
To learn more on this exciting event, go to ProSkiers.com