June 15, 2012
Team Nautique rider Danny Harf traveled to Northern Minnesota this past weekend for the second annual Minnesota Spring Ride and Red Bull On The Line contest.
This was the first time anyone in Minnesota had gotten to ride behind and see the Super Air Nautique G23 and the following this boat has created since its release just got bigger. Many personal first time best tricks went down in an event that put $6500 up for grabs to see the best trick off the wake and off the double up.
Standouts of the weekend were Nautique team athlete Danny Harf winning the double up contest with a huge blind Pete Rose off the double up and Marine Max local Nautique promo rider Colin Ryan who took second in best trick and first in biggest air with a grabbed heelside 720. Colin also won the wake to wake best trick contest with a huge wake to wake 900 during his first pass behind the G23.
With just three weeks back on the water since having knee surgery Danny Harf blew minds all weekend with some amazing riding that amped the crowd and inspired every competitor to put it all on the line.
“The MN Spring Ride is a family and friends event, where both local and professional riders come to showcase their skills and compete for some cold hard cash. I can’t thank Nautique enough for sending us up the all-new G23. The boat is truly amazing. There was lots of excitement from everyone when we announced that the G23 would be making its Minnesota debut at the event, and the boat did not disappoint. Lots of great riding went down, and the competitors really stepped up their game, landing tricks they had never done before. I’m already excited for next year, as we have some big things brewing!” – Event Director Jay Fogelson
For more information about MN Spring Ride please visit their event page on Facebook. For more information about our team and our world class boats please visit Nautique.com
June 1, 2012
The 53rd Masters saw some of the most competitive skiing, wakeboarding, and wakeskating to date behind the Ski Nautique 200, the Byerly Icon Edition 210, and the Super Air Nautique G23. Team Nautique represented with a strong showing from all of our athletes resulting in six podium finishes with four of those being gold medals.
In Friday’s Jr. Masters, K.C. Wilson tied the course record of 2@39-off once again skiing flawlessly to claim the Jr. Men’s Slalom title.
In the Wakeskate division, Nautique rider Brandon Thomas started his run off with his signature carve around the course buoys on Robin Lake throwing down a solid pass that qualified him through to the finals where he took the podium with a third place finish.
Nate Smith continued his dominance over the weekend winning his first ever Masters title running 5@39-off through some tough water conditions. Also in the final was Nautique skier and World Record holder Chris Parrish who ran 3@41 in the semifinal round putting him in top seed coming into the final where he finished in fourth place.
Team Nautique’s newest addition Meagan Ethell also won her first ever Masters title at only fifteen years old in the Pro Women’s Wakeboard division. Meagan threw a flawless run going huge and topped it off with a big crow mobe in front of the crowd for her wildcard trick on the way back in. Also in the final was Nautique’s Raimi Merritt with a fourth place finish after having some equipment trouble early on in her run.
The Women’s trick skiing division saw two Nautique athletes on the podium as Natallia Berdnikava took first place and set a new course record with a score of 9,520 points and Whitney McClintock in third with 7,600 points. Natallia also won her second women’s jump title with a distance of 173 feet. In the slalom division Whitney McClintock took second place running half a buoy at 39-off and Clementine Lucine took third with 2.5 buoys at 38-off.
To round out the event for Team Nautique the Rocketman Scot Ellis took fourth place in the Men’s Jump with a score of 211 feet.