2012 Malibu Open Highlights
Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 August 2012 04:43
Written by skipro
Wednesday, 8 August 2012 04:43
Energy was running high as the world’s best water skiers stormed into Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the Malibu Open on August 3-4.
The RESPONSE TXi would serve as the official towboat, and confidence was running high, as this boat already debuted at last year’s Malibu Open and went on to tow several world records. Fans packed the shore and also tuned in around the world to the live webcast produced by Eagle Wetsuits.
Mens Slalom saw the most heated battle of the weekend, possibly the highest cut lines in tour history. Skiers had to make 2 @ 41 off just to make it to the quarterfinal round of 16, then 3 @ 41 to make the semi final round of 6 skiers. Several skiers ran into 41 and didn’t make the cut. Nate Smith took the win, with Chris Rossi in second and Will Asher in third. Another fun fact: 39 off was run 38 times at the Malibu Open this year.
Regina Jaquess, hot off setting the new world record of 3 buoys at 41 off, edged out April Coble in the Womens Slalom final, shredding through a full pass at 38 off. Regina also won “Female Skier Of The Year” at the 1st Annual Waterski Awards presented by WATERSKI Magazine on Friday evening.
Freddy Krueger ended the night going big as usual, launching 222 feet for the win in Mens Jump.