The Water Ski Podcast

hosted by Matteo Luzzeri

EP14: Ski Talk with Chris Parrish



In this Christmas episode of The Water Ski Podcast, Matteo sits down with the one and only Chris Parrish!

Chris is among the very best skiers to ever attack the slalom course, with multiple Pro titles in his career and a three-time World Record Holder.

Some of the things Matteo and CP talked about:
  • CP's early steps in the sport
  • His early influences in the sport, including his dream of becoming a jumper
  • His breakthrough moments and early victories
  • The role of his dad in his skiing
  • Chris' approach to technique.
  • Key moments with Andy Mapple, Bob LaPoint, Lucky Lowe, Wade Cox, and others
  • What fuels his drive to continue to compete these days
  • … and much more!

Check out CP on the HO Syndicate website, and follow him on Instagram.

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EP13: Ski Talk with Erika Lang



In this episode of The Water Ski Podcast, Matteo got to interview Erika Lang.

Erika is the current World Trick Record holder, set in October 2019 at Jack Traver's "Sunset Fall Classic" Tournament in October 2019, with a score of 11260. Erika is also a dual athlete, competing in the WWA Wakeboard Pro Tour.

Some of the things Matteo and Erika talked about:
  • Erika's beginning in the sport as a "distraction" from gymnastics
  • Her gradual transition to water skiing
  • How she went from a "big tricks" tricker to a "big run" tricker
  • Similarities and differences between wakeboarding and trick skiing
  • Her process for learning a new trick in skiing and how to implement it in a run
  • Erika's process to learn a new wakeboarding trick
  • Her World Record Run
  • Gender gap in trick skiing compared to wakeboarding
  • … and a LOT more!

You can watch Erika's World Record run here.

Also, check out her AWSA Page, World Water Skiers page, and follow her on Instagram.

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