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Jodi Fisher

So after two weeks of being back at Base Camp coaching in Orlando working with two great families from Chile, the Nahmias and the Naser families and also Ignacio Semprevivo. Kate Dodd and her family from you UK, Dusko from Serbia, Hayen from Orlando and young Jose from Columbia we have one week left before we embark on the next Part of the East Coast Leg of my World Coaching Tour starting with clinics at Westend Slalom in Atlanta Georgia August 1st-2nd. then traveling to Little mountain North Carolina for the next Big Dawg event August 5th-6th. 

Jodi Fisher

So after two weeks of being back at Base Camp coaching in Orlando working with two great families from Chile, the Nahmias and the Naser families and also Ignacio Semprevivo. Kate Dodd and her family from you UK, Dusko from Serbia, Hayen from Orlando and young Jose from Columbia we have one week left before we embark on the next Part of the East Coast Leg of my World Coaching Tour starting with clinics at Westend Slalom in Atlanta Georgia August 1st-2nd. then traveling to Little mountain North Carolina for the next Big Dawg event August 5th-6th. 

Jodi Fisher

After a hughly successful European Leg on my 2017 World Coaching Tour, I have returned to the East Coast of the US after coached in Great Britain, Germay, Norway, Serbia, Hungary and Holland and now will send the next three week at my Orlando facility preparing for the Run up the East Coast starting with my first two days on Locantion at Westend Slalom in Atlanta Georgia. So excited for these guys as they have fought so hard for five years to get there permit back from the government to run an amazing sports facility for the suraonding waterski community. Congratulation George Obser and Team. Looking forward to being there August 1st & 2nd. But for the next three weeks wa have students from Chile, the UK, the USA.

 

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Jodi Fisher

3 days into our 8th Coaching Clinic at Rooye Plas in Handel Holland and my 6th location on my 2017 World Coaching Tour. Having first competed on this same like as a junior back in 1986 and many times in the 1990's in professional cash prize competitions, I love coming back here year after year to training and coaching still. 

The Dutch skiers are always excited and ready to train no matter what the weather, this week is Awesome weather sun shining and mirror calm water. 

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Jodi Fisher

After a second generous invite to train on Gabor Nemeth man-made slalom canal next to Water World Jade Beach, because of strong 60 kilometer wind and storms, we have still been able to train the student and myself for the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour presented by O'Brien Waterskis. 

The canal is quiet narrow for sure and takes a few passes to get used to the width and closeness of the shore, but you soon settle and the water skis amazingly. The shore is lined with thick reeds that not only absorbs all boat wake and creates zero back wash, but also provides a pretty nice crash barrier for if you were to crash crossing the wakes and were to slide out wider the the buoy line. 

Even with a rippin wind the canal was relatively smooth and the trees around the lake were bending over with the wind gusts. 

Then it was Gabor the Bugger Guy to start the grill and cook up probably some of the best buggers Iv tasted in a long time. The thickest juiciest and tastiest burgers you can imagine with all supper fresh toasted buns and trimmings. Followed by some of Szilvia's home backed Brownies! A few days ago we had home made Tiramsu which was out of this world. Let me tell you we needed to ski again to burn the calories, but moving normally was not easy! 

Thank you you once again Szilvia and Gabor for your amazing hospitality and training at your Paradise. 

Cant wait to return again in summer 2018

Jodi Fisher

Another great morning on the water at Water World Budapest, Leo Max and Marco have been improving nicely.

Leo Zentai is working on alignment and distributing his weight equally between his feet in order to get better instant and natural acceleration from the ankle set at the finish of the turn rather than the current way he builds speed by progressively pulling long across the wakes and carry speed. This is a very common issue in slalom caused by the natural stance of the body wanting to stand off to the side of the center of the ski. Leo is right foot forward and his body naturally wants to face 35 degrees to the left side of his ski. All slalom skiers have to create an alignment in their stance just like a Gymnast standing on a balance beam or a tightrope walker on a high wire. With the course being equal width on both sides and the buoys being spaced equally apart, it makes sense that we work from a more neutral stance that does not favor one side of the ski. Alignment with the center of the ski is best learned out of the course and not just inside between entry and exit gate. 

In Waterskiing we don't get much water time actually like you can train in other sports. So it's important to maximize the whole time the ski is on your foot, sitting in alignment in the water rather than laying off to one side of your ski. Learn to balance in the water with your ski straight upright and with your front knee and belly button and core in alignment with the center of your ski! 

It not to easy at first but will pay off in you being able to stand on your ski with alignment when just in a resting state of standing. Only then can you find the correct alignment stance in its neutral form when riding your ski in the course. 

Why is this important? 

Because it's where all the things that you need to ski to produce is created from this neutral stance. Balance. Power, Acceleration Deceleration, Angle, Width in the course, natural Speed which is needed for getting the speed current in the pull zone on the Pendulum. 

 

 

Jodi Fisher

For the second year running, I arrived at one of the most beautiful and fun water ski clubs in Europe. Csilla & Laszlo Zentai have built an amazing beach club, restaurant bar area with beach volleyball and day beds for relaxing in a very chilled out atmosphere with amazing lakeside food and drinks for the members. 

 

 

Jodi Fisher

Just landed for the send year straight to coach on my World Coaching Tour 2017. Thank you Bruno Fekete for starting the club back in the yrat 2000 and buiding it up to what it is today. 

Having had the chance to come here last year for the first time and meet new skiers from a number of neighboring countries such as Croatia and Austria who have again traved back with me shiers for their countries to jon this years clinic. 

 

Cait wait to get started tomorrow morning at 9.00am as we have a pretty full clinic and week lined up. 

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7 counties in 7 weeks, over 100 students, over 350 ski set, 2800 passes in the course and many new PB's and skills learned this summer.

I want the thank all the country & site organizers that have made this Euro Tour 2016 possible.

Anthony Spesh Mattock , Stuart Marston, Stelios Constantinou, Ricardo Botas, Bruno Fekete, Zentai László, Espen Dale & Gerard Kolthof

Plus all the students that have attended, this Tour could not have been the success it has without your dedication to improve.

Sponsors that have support the Tour

Thule,

GoPuck,

www.theskiskool.com

Nautique Boats

Jodi's Ski Skool

Jodi Fisher

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This is the 6th year straight we have held our clinic at Rooye Plas Handel in South Holland

Awesome site with eight buoy course, jump ramp and my organizing partner Gerard Kolthof G-Man Watersport and Nautique dealer is providing the best boats in the industry.

 

We have experienced a little rain in the first part of the week this year, but the sun is shining now and we are ready to go

Jodi Fisher

blog-0956732001469904989.jpgAnother fantastic week on my Euro Tour 2016, a week of coaching in Stavanger Norway with an amazing group of Vikings. The weather was not at it's best, but the skiers did nit care, they got out there and gave it their best in listening, learning and improving!

 

We had skiers learning to got from two skis to one, three skiers passing the slalom course for the first time and a number of skiers working on short line. Can't wait to come back in 2017 to see the improvement.

Jodi Fisher

blog-0604092001469904991.jpgAnother fantastic week on my Euro Tour 2016, a week of coaching in Stavanger Norway with an amazing group of Vikings. The weather was not at it's best, but the skiers did nit care, they got out there and gave it their best in listening, learning and improving!

 

We had skiers learning to got from two skis to one, three skiers passing the slalom course for the first time and a number of skiers working on short line. Can't wait to come back in 2017 to see the improvement.

Jodi Fisher

blog-0393527001469904996.jpgAnother fantastic week on my Euro Tour 2016, a week of coaching in Stavanger Norway with an amazing group of Vikings. The weather was not at it's best, but the skiers did nit care, they got out there and gave it their best in listening, learning and improving!

 

We had skiers learning to got from two skis to one, three skiers passing the slalom course for the first time and a number of skiers working on short line. Can't wait to come back in 2017 to see the improvement.

Jodi Fisher

Happy to have arrived back in Limassol Cyprus for the second straight year of coaching the Cypriot National Junior Team. We readjusted the calendar this year to catch the kids finish school earlier and to beat the heat of the summer. We'll the heat has come early this year with days of 41C, can't wait to get in the water.

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