The Water Ski Podcast

hosted by Matteo Luzzeri

EP68: On the Dock with The Parsons Project


Episode 68 of The Water Ski Podcast is a great roundtable chat with Carl Denis and Nick Parsons, the people behind The Parsons Project.

Since Matteo saw a new ski bearing Nick's last name, featuring a pineapple, and with Carl being involved, he has been dying to get the two in front of microphones. These two individuals are a pleasure to be around, have a ton of knowledge about ski design, construction, and the materials that are needed. However, they also never own a ski company nor were they ever involved with the whole process of creating a ski from scratch. Carl and Nick's enthusiasm for the sport and for creating product is evident as they share the story that brought The Parsons Project to light. And how cool is that they reconnected after Matteo's interview with Nick for TWSP?

Enjoy this episode as the guys narrated their process!
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EP67: The Psychology of Flow (from FlowPoint Podcast #12)


Welcome back for another round of Swerve Psyc, the series of episodes of The Water Ski Podcast merging sport psychology and water skiing.

This episode is an extract of episode #12 of FlowPoint Podcast (video version here), originally published on May 17th, 2017. In this episode, Matteo talks with Marcus Brown about the theory of Flow, as proposed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Matteo covers to some length the 9 dimensions of flow, paying particular attention to the balance perceived skill and perceived challenge, the transformation of time, clear goals, and self-awareness. Marcus also asked Matteo to develop on the experiential side of flow, including some personal examples and the continuation of how flow experiences can be beneficial in kids, something the two discussed on episode #8 of FlowPoint Podcast (video).

Thank you for all your support to TWSP and enjoy the episode!
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This episode is brought to you by the
FlowPoint Method, a revolutionary and holist approach to water skiing created by Jenny LaBaw and Marcus Brown.
Learn more about the FlowPoint Method by going to
thewaterskipodcast.com/flowpointmethod.

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EP66: On the Dock with The Spraymakers


This episode of The Water Ski Podcast is a great conversation with Chris Rossi and Trent Finlayson, the hosts of Spraymakers.

As the second season of their show launches on March 15th, Matteo gathered Rossi and Trent for a conversation about podcasting, water skiing, and podcasting about water skiing!
Tune in as the three discuss how Spraymakers came about, some highlights from Season 1, a couple of sneak previews of Season 2, and the parallels between recording an episode and coaching in the boat.

Enjoy!
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This episode is brought to you by Real Frequency College Consulting, a company founded by Evan Moore that helps students get ready for the challenging task of choosing and getting into college. Want to get into your favorite NCWSA program? Get 6% off by mentioning "TWSP" or "Matteo is the man" during your first free consultation!

This episode is also brought to you by the
FlowPoint Method, a revolutionary and holist approach to water skiing created by Jenny LaBaw and Marcus Brown.
Learn more about the FlowPoint Method by going to
thewaterskipodcast.com/flowpointmethod.

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EP65: Ski Talk with Thibaut Dailland


Welcome back to The Water Ski Podcast for Episode 65 with Thibaut Dailland!

Thibaut is among the very best overall skiers… and slalom skiers … and trick skiers in the World! Thibaut is basically part of that modern breed of all-rounders which have been dominating the overall scene for the last 15 years. Matteo had a ton of questions for the Ivory Coast native, including his youth between Africa and France, skiing with his brother, the Worlds chase, current creativity in trick skiing, and much more!

This is a fun conversation between two friends who share a strong passion for water skiing and are stoked about it :)

Enjoy!
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This episode is brought to you by Real Frequency College Consulting, a company founded by Evan Moore that helps students get ready for the challenging task of choosing and getting into college. Want to get into your favorite NCWSA program? Get 6% off by mentioning "TWSP" or "Matteo is the man" during your first free consultation!

This episode is also brought to you by the
FlowPoint Method, a revolutionary and holist approach to water skiing created by Jenny LaBaw and Marcus Brown.
Learn more about the FlowPoint Method by going to
thewaterskipodcast.com/flowpointmethod.

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EP64: The Where of Focused Attention


Welcome to this new episode of The Water Ski Podcast.

In this new episode of Swerve Psyc, Matteo touches on the concept of locus of attention, differentiating between internal (thoughts or parts of the body) and external (e.g., handle, ski, buoys, boat). Research in motor skill learning and sport psychology has shown that learning or refining a new skill by maintaining an external locus of attention leads to faster learning, more consistency, and especially less movement disruption when under pressure. Tune in as Matteo gives a few ideas of how to apply these solid findings to water skiing!

Enjoy and please reach out to let Matteo know what you think about this or future Swerve Psyc episodes.
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This episode is brought to you by Real Frequency College Consulting, a company founded by Evan Moore that helps students get ready for the challenging task of choosing and getting into college. Want to get into your favorite NCWSA program? Get 6% off by mentioning "TWSP" or "Matteo is the man" during your first free consultation!

This episode is also brought to you by the
FlowPoint Method, a revolutionary and holist approach to water skiing created by Jenny LaBaw and Marcus Brown.
Learn more about the FlowPoint Method by going to
thewaterskipodcast.com/flowpointmethod.

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