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Last tournaments

I had a grat time on the last 2 tournaments in Brazil. The first one was a regional championship in the lake I train, where I placed first with 2@11m, which is also my PB. Don't even have to say how happy I got :D  The last championship was the 2nd stop of the brazilian nations. I placed 3rd with a result of 3@12m on the Open Men's category. The 2nd place ran 5@35off, so I hope I can beat him next time. 

Gustavo

Gustavo

 

Summer 2018

Season started a little bit later this because I had to do some work for school. I felt the effect of not skiing for a long time. My skiing was all over the place and couldnt ski what i usually can. Jodi came to the rescue on his World coaching tour in Belgrade, Serbia. He pointed out the biggest mistakes and i was working on it for the rest of the summer. Jodis tips really helped and i got back into form after some time and did personal best of 2@12/58 at competiton in Hungary. Meanwhile, I got promoted to the Jodis Ski Team captain which is a great honor but a responsibility as well. I continue my training here in Europe for 2 more weeks. After that i have one more competiton in Hungary but i will keep you updated about that on my daily blogs. 

Max Herendic

Max Herendic

 

Miami Boat Show meetings with my Sponsors

A fun day in South Florida starting with a meet with the owner of Backdrsft Racing Reg Dodd in Boynton Beach and then on to the Miami Boat Show to meet with Miami Nautique International & Jet Surf USA  followed by a training set at the Greater Miami Ski Club with my Amazing Sponsor And friend Thomas Syring from Thule Director of Sales & Marketing Central Europe. 

Jodi Fisher

Jodi Fisher

 

2nd Place on brazilian nationals

Had an amazing time in brazilian nationals last weekend. The event was pretty funny and I also got a good result of 1.5@12m in the finals, putting me in the second place of the main category of the tournament. The first place did 3@12, so I finished it with a very positive thinking. Congratulations Gustavo on placing 2nd on the Podium at the Brazilian National Championships in the Open Men’s Slalom Catagory! This is an Awesome achievement at age 15 Years and a wonderful result for 2018 Jodi Fisher Jodi’s Ski Skool  

Gustavo

Gustavo

 

Classes with Jodi in Brazil

During his world tour, Jodi has been to Brazil in the lake I ski, and I had the amazing opportunity to get some classes with him. It was one of the most amazing experiences I had, not only in waterskiing, but in my whole life. It made me understand more about the thing I love doing the most, and everything I learned made me even more passionate about the sport. Like if that wasn’t enough, Jodi also invited me to be part of the Jodi’s ski team, and I’m definetely very excited about it. I can’t wait to meet him again in Brazil next year, and to visit him in Orlando as soon as possible. For now, I’ll keep training hard and focused, looking forward to the nationals championship in the beggining of february. Thank you Jodi!  Gustavo  

Gustavo

Gustavo

 

Coaching in Club La Pradera in La Calera Colombia

We are starting the fourth day of coaching at the amazing sport resort of Club La Pradera in Calera Colombim, the final location on my World Coaching Tour 2017. I have coached 400 students, over 90 days, in 35 location, in 15 countries on four continents in the past 60 months of 2017. let me tel you what and amzing experience and to have met and worked with such great young talent all over the world. I want to take the opportunity the Thank my Title supporting sponsor Thule who have provided me the best luggage on the market, for carry my luggage and waterski equipment extremely safely on mre than 27 flight just in 2017. Their product range is so extensive and their quality in second to none! No to the amazing group of young skiers I am working with here at Club La Pradera, Wow what a talented group of very close friends who all support each other every time they train.  It been such a pleasure tp meet and work with these future Champions, who I have no doubt with make it to the top of the sport in Colombia, South America and in the World.    

Jodi Fisher

Jodi Fisher

 

coaching in Brazil

After my first time visiting and Coaching in Brazil, for sure it will not be my last! I had an amazing time over the passed two weeks coaching in three Cities with three amazing groups of skiers in Rio, São Paulo and Curitiba.  Thank you to Ricardo Garay Luce Metagazzi & Adriana Demeterco for being great host and helping to bring the groups together and for taking such great care of me whilst coaching at your sites and living in your homes. This part to me is so important and appreciated I can’t tell you how much, but please know I thank you for I and it make my job all that much easier and comfortable to not only do my job but to enjoy the experience in your country as much as possible. Thank you once again and I can’t wait to come back next year and see as many of you as psssible in my place in Orlando soon. 

Jodi Fisher

Jodi Fisher

 

Coaching in Curitiba Brazil

I arrived in another Waterski Paradise in Curitiba In Brazil with Andriana Demeterco for 4 days with her ski group. It’s such a pleasure to be able to travel the world and meet and work with new skiers and grow the Jodi’s Ski Skool worldwide Waterski Family.   

Jodi Fisher

Jodi Fisher

 

Club De Campo Sao Paulo

3 days into my trip to Brazil, I am now in Club de Campo in São Paulo where the majority of skier live and train. It's been a total pleasure to meet this very enthusiastic group. Marcilio and his Son Gustavro, Luce, Daniel. Fabio, Marcelo, and more will arrive this afternoon. There are a number of very nice and wel established country clubs sounding a beautiful large lake of around 3000 acres with four slalom courses on different shore lines to ensure good conditions without wind. 

Jodi Fisher

Jodi Fisher

 

Club De Campo Sao Paulo

3 days into my trip to Brazil, I am now in Club de Campo in São Paulo where the majority of skier live and train. It's been a total pleasure to meet this very enthusiastic group. Marcilio and his Son Gustavro, Luce, Daniel. Fabio, Marcelo, and more will arrive this afternoon. There are a number of very nice and wel established country clubs sounding a beautiful large lake of around 3000 acres with four slalom courses on different shore lines to ensure good conditions without wind. 

Jodi Fisher

Jodi Fisher

 

World Tour Coaching in South America

So it begins! Yesterday I arrived in Rio de Janeiro and for the first time in Brazil. Thank you to Ricardo Garay and his group who ski on the Lagoon across from Copa Cabana we will train for the next three days in Paradise. Trust me it’s Beautiful here, it’s the start of the summer and even though it rain today the water temps are still 27C and the air 24C. The Lagoon is brackish water and the cost runs along the South shores line and the first two days have been amazing conditions. Can’t wait for tomorrow when the sun is supposed to shine and with the Christ Redemmer looking down over the Lagoon we are looking for another day of Amazing conditions!   

Jodi Fisher

Jodi Fisher

 

End of the season

It's November 26 and it was the last day of skiing for me this season. I just wanted to enjoy the last set and I did. Did 4@12 and I'm really happy with that. Unfortunately now it's time to get back to reality. I would like to thank Jodi and his family for taking me as a member of the family. Looking forward to getting back to this awesome place when I learned a lot not only about skiing but about life and myself as well. THANK YOU 

Max Herendic

Max Herendic

 

PB day

Morning started a little weird because we had big fog over the lake. When it cleared we started with skiing and I went in. Jodi and I decided to do two-by-two set. But after first pass we actually changed it to the competition set. 16m, 14m, 13m all felt really greathink so we went to 12m. I was feeling really comfortable but I was making small mistakes which prevented me from running the 12m pass. And than I one pass it all came together and I ran it, and really comfortably. That was the second time ever I ran 12m. Jodi than put me on 11.25m and I made 1 buoy which was my personal best (previously 0.5 buoys). Attempted one more time but had pretty spectacular crash but thank God nothing happened. I was so happy and the day was perfect. But it wasn't done yet. I went for the set of trick after a 2 week break from trick. Made complete beginners program couple of times without falling and that was the day done perfectly. And of course beef for dinner was bonus points for that day. Couldn't get better than that. Looking forward to see what's next.

Max Herendic

Max Herendic

 

Focus

Monday morning set was exactly what it sounds like. Conditions were great and results were just not there. I got really frustrated with it and ended the set early. I was feeling down after that but I did a second set after that but with long concentration and thinking before the set. My mind was fully on the skiing. That really paid off because the results I was making in that set were surprising for the windy conditions that were on the lake at that moment. Today I realized how important focus really is for water skiing. No matter how bad the conditions are you can make your results if you are focused. From now on my preparation for skiing will be different. In Jodi's Ski Skool I'm learning a lot not only on the water but also off the water, about myself and how to control my emotions with which I really have problems with on the water.

Max Herendic

Max Herendic

 

Sunday Funday

Sunday November 19 was really fun. Woke up in the morning and realized that it was really windy. I don't usually like to ski in windy conditions so I wasn't happy going to the dock. But than I realized that that would be a good practice for upcoming Mediterranean games which will take place in Tarragona, Spain in 2018 and for which I'm training for. And Jodi told me just go in and have a good body position. Made a first pass and it was really fun (it was REALLY windy). Overall it was a good funight and even better experience. Later that day we went go-karting in Orlando. It went as expected with me 0.6 seconds faster than Jodi in the first race and 2 secondo faster in second race. I'm former Karting champion of Croatia so that was really expected. Even Jodi putting me in the barriers multiple times couldn't stop me. It was a really fun day and can't wait for more of days like that one. Thanks Jodi

Max Herendic

Max Herendic

 

New front binding

After a lot of debating on which binding I should buy and after discussing with Jodi he told me the HO Syndicate hardshell is the best binding on the market currently. So I went for it. I was so excited when it got here. Immediately mounted it on my ski and did a set on it. First few passes were horrible as expected but as I did more and  more passes on it it started to feel more and more natural. I'm still in process of adapting to it but I belive I will be on top of it soon. One thing I noticed about it is that I can't get away with a mistake I was doing on previous binding and that is dropping my head on my offside turn. This binding will help me overcome that problem.

Max Herendic

Max Herendic

 

First time in the US

Woke up at 4am on 16/10/2017 and got ready to head to the airport. Did a check-in and everything was perfect. There was a 30 minutes delay on the first flight from Zagreb, Croatia to Frankfurt, Germany. I had 4.30 hours layover in Frankfurt, Germany. It was a bit boring but went fast. Grabed some food and drinks while waiting. Finally the time to board the plane came. I was so excited cause my dream was about to come true. We took off and a 10 hour flight to Orlando, FL began. Watched a few movies and first 8 hours went by fast but the last 2 hours were a little bit hard for me. Finally arrived to Orlando, FL and I immediately saw the difference between Croatia and US. Border control line was big and I waited some time there. Picked up my bag and my ski which of course came in the end. Then I met the man himself Jodi Fisher who came to pick me up at the airport  (sorry for waiting dude). When we stepped out of the airport I was shocked with the temperature and even more with humidity in the air here. We got to his house and I met Jodi's wife Amanda  (she is amazing) and skier Jay Brown. At that point I was awake for 24 hours and I was really tired. Jet lag kicked in at 4am but I managed to get some more sleep. I found it hard to breathe when I was skiing on the first day probably because of humidity which I'm not used to. We went to Orlando to pick up some demo skis because my 64" Syndicate A2 was too small. We picked up new Syndicate VTX and D3 NRG both 65". I tried Syndictate first and I felt the difference on the first pass already. Speed through the wakes is amazing and I liked it. Then I tried NRG and MY GOD. That ski is something special for me. Made my personal best result on the first set and another personal best on the second set  (3@12/58). Right away I knew that was the ski I will buy. Then we got the 2018 Radar to try and it was good but not as good as NRG. Decision about the ski was made. Only thing that was left to try was 66" NRG. It wasn't good for me because I'm still too light for that ski. I kept on skiing on NRG and personal records kept on falling. In the end I did 1@11/58 and I didn't expect that this season. One more big change coming is binding change. Currently I'm on the Radar boot but I decided to go to HO hardshell boot. It should be on the way currently.  In the meantime I went to watch the King of the Darkness pro competition to watch the best jumpers in the world do their thing. I met Nate Smith, Freddie Winter, Regina Jaques, and my old friend Carlo Basic. I also did one competition in Lapoint ski park where I did 0.5@12/58. It was myou first competition in the US and I was so nervous. Enjoying every minute of being here in Jodi's Ski Skool. Still can't believe this is true  

Max Herendic

Max Herendic

 

Pablo & Valarie from Mexico City join us for slalom course training

It's October and the fall season has begone. it w!seems our please to first time new students at our facility Pablo & Valerie from Mexico City join us for three days of slalom course training. PABLO learning good stance and alignment to balance out his turns and pulls on both sides of the course and allowing him to run 32mph first the first tie ever and easily. AND Valerie learned the full course for the first time and after only trying to waterside for the first time since May this year.  AWESOME SKIING guys.

Jodi Fisher

Jodi Fisher

 

Back at Base Camp in Orlando

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

Jodi Fisher

 

Back at Base Camp in Orlando

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

Jodi Fisher

 

European Phase complete, starting the East Coast leg 2017

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.  

Jodi Fisher

Jodi Fisher

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