Moomba Training / Moomba Masters Live Webcast & Schedule – Australia Update #6

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20140305_101403After a very exciting 2nd place finish at the 2014 Australian Open ProAm, I flew down to Melbourne to train for the next event in Australia, the Moomba Masters on the Yarra River. I trained with the Collicoat Family on a river in Bridgewater; a small town about 2 hours from Melbourne. Ironically, I went to college (Saint Mary’s College)
with one of the Collicoat’s family friends, Matthew Dellavedova (Delly). Delly played basketball at SMC and is now in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The water ski club at Bridgewater has a great set up and the river skied great. But I wasn’t looking for great conditions as the Yarra can be very challenging due to the current, tide, and sea walls. I skied in some of the hardest conditions I have ever skied in as we ran the boat up and down and spun at each end. It was great training for Moomba but I will still be respecting the Yarra once I get out on the water.

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While in Bridgwater, I saw a lot of HO Skis. It is always great to see people skiing on the best skis on the market. Most of the people were on A2’s and A3’s. The Aussies love the bright colors so I wasn’t surprised to see the Syndicate A3 Lemon-ited and Radioactive skis.

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Two years ago when I came to Australia for the first time, I did a post on Aussie Terminology. I received great feedback on how people enjoyed seeing the terminology they use here compared to back home in the states. While in Bridgewater, I went to the Cafe in town (which has an amazing omelet btw). They had a sign that said “Best of Aussie Slang”. I knew I had to share it as it topped my post from 2 years ago.
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I ski tomorrow (Saturday). Men’s slalom starts at 2pm; which would be 7pm PST on Friday evening. For the West Coast, subtract 5 hours from your time and add a day. The Moomba Masters event is web casted live so you can watch via this link http://briandetrick.com/water-ski-news/moomba-stream-live-webcast/

Friday’s (Today) Events
Women’s Slalom Seed 1 & 2 11,15am- 2.15pm
Course Change 2.15pm – 2.30pm
Women’s Jump 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Mens Jump Seed 1 & 2 4.00pm – 6.00pm
TRANSIT- River Open 6.00pm – 6.30pm
Mens Jump Seed 1 & 2 CONTINUED 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Wakeboard Mens 7.30pm – 9.00pm
TRANSIT & Course Change – River Open 9.00pm – 9.15pm
Men’s Night Jump 9.15pm – 10.45pm

Saturday’s (Tomorrow) Events
Womens Tricks 11.15am – 12.30pm
Mens Tricks 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Mens Slalom Seed 1 & 2 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Wakeboard Mens LCQ Heat 1 & 2 5.00pm – 6.00pm
TRANSIT 6.00pm – 6.30pm
Wakeboard Mens LCQ Heat 1 & 2 6.30pm – 7.00pm
Womens Jump semi Final 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Wakeboard Mens LCQ Heat 3 & 4 8.00pm- 9.00pm
TRANSIT 9.00pm – 9.15pm
Men’s Night Jump
Womens Night Jump 9.15pm – 10.45pm

Brian DetrickMoomba Training / Moomba Masters Live Webcast & Schedule – Australia Update #6