The Water Ski Podcast

hosted by Matteo Luzzeri

EP44: Ski Talk with Daniel Zimmerman

This episode of The Water Ski Podcast is with Daniel Zimmerman.

Daniel is what someone who grew up in competitive water skiing might call a "recreational water skier". Daniel has been skiing for over 20 years and has skied in some amazing places, including Guatemala, Croatia, Greece, Jamaica, and Ireland. He tried the slalom course for the first time a few weeks ago and found it exciting. Matteo and Daniel sit down to talk about water skiing, from a slightly different perspective than episodes past.

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EP43: Ski Talk with Candido Moz


In this 43rd episode of The Water Ski Podcast, Matteo chats with Candido Moz.

Candido is the current President of the IWWF Tournament Council, and widely regarded as the most knowledgeable judge in the sport. With more than 1,000 tournaments in his experience, including several World Championships and Pro Tournaments, Candido is the man to ask questions to.

Join in as Matteo and Candido discuss:
  • Candido's early days as a skier and what brought him to stop skiing and start judging
  • How he became an International Judge and a TC
  • How judging the 1991 World Championships shaped his judging career
  • The 2019 Malaysia Worlds and how the Worlds could be organized in such a site
  • Differences between Worlds and Pro Tournaments
  • The role of Ranking Lists
  • What brings about a World Record
  • How the Tournament Council elections work
  • Differences in judging and organization between E&A and PANAM regions
  • The importance of good driving for proper water skiing
  • … and much more

Follow Candido on Instagram and check out the IWWF Tournament Rulebook

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EP42: Ski Talk with Freddie Winter (Part 3)


This is the third and last part of Matteo's interview with Freddie Winter. Freddie is the current Masters Champion and the 2017 World Champion. He's one of those selected people who has run 10.25m, currently holding the European record with 1.5@9.75m. Freddie is also a super cool, opinionated, and genuine person, and it truly transpired in this interview.

Join in as Matteo and Freddie discuss:
  • Winning the 2017 World Championships and the work that led to that win
  • The role of Steve Glanfield in Freddie's skiing
  • His search for skis in the 2018 season, ending with D3 Skis in 2019
  • How his sponsorship with MasterCraft came about
  • The resurgence of Pro Skiing, driven by what has been happening in Europe
  • …and a lot more :)

Follow Freddie on Instagram, and check out this video of Freddie made by the mighty Adam Urquhart.

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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.
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EP41: Ski Talk with Freddie Winter (Part 2)


This is the second of a three-part series of Matteo's interview with Freddie Winter. Freddie is the current Masters Champion and the 2017 World Champion. He's one of those selected people who has run 10.25m, currently holding the European record with 1.5@9.75m. Freddie is also a super cool, opinionated, and genuine person, and it truly transpired in this interview.

Join in as Matteo and Freddie discuss:
  • Qualifying for the 2013 Worlds via the World Ranking List
  • Getting Third at 2013 Worlds after a run-off
  • The fallacies of water skiing from a technical and judging/driving perspective
  • The 2015 season, including the second Bronze at the Worlds
  • The hype of 2016 with great scores and the low of losing the season due to an injury
  • The increasing role of coaching in Freddie's life after that injury which brought him to work for Travis at The Boarding School
  • …and a lot more :)

Follow Freddie on Instagram, and check out this video of Freddie made by the mighty Adam Urquhart.

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Support the crowdfunding efforts to have The Waterski Broadcasting Company to webcast the 2020 US Nationals at Bennett's. Click here to donate what you can.

This episode is brought to you by the H2OProShop the place to get all your water ski equipment with free shipping in the 48 states and great international shipping rates. Use the code "TWSP" at check out for a 10% off storewide ;-)
Get your ski gear at the store founded by skiers, run by skiers, made for skiers!


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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EP40: Ski Talk with Freddie Winter (Part 1)


This is the first of a three-part series of Matteo's interview with Freddie Winter. Freddie is the current Masters Champion and the 2017 World Champion. He's one of those selected people who has run 10.25m, currently holding the European record with 1.5@9.75m. Freddie is also a super cool, opinionated, and genuine person, and it truly transpired in this interview.

Join in as Matteo and Freddie discuss:
  • The early days going to ski with his parents, and their role in his ever-growing passion
  • The ski scene in England and how that shaped Freddie's approach to the sport
  • Freddie's early influences
  • The experience of early competitions with his sister Amelia
  • Flow in water skiing and his first experience of it
  • The importance of preparation and the feeling of knowing he has done all he can before an event
  • Deciding to stay in England for College and the balancing act of school, work, and skiing
  • Winning the 2009 U21 Europeans and skiing Princes Pro Am as Pro a few days later
  • How not making it to 2011 Worlds changed his training regime
  • Running his first 10.75m at the Seaton Classic
  • …and a lot more :)

Follow Freddie on Instagram, and check out this video of Freddie made by the mighty Adam Urquhart.

Take a few seconds to write a review of the podcast on Apple Podcasts, it really helps :-) … and let's keep the momentum going!
If you are enjoying this podcast, please consider a donation.

This episode is brought to you by the H2OProShop the place to get all your water ski equipment with free shipping in the 48 states and great international shipping rates. Use the code "TWSP" at check out for a 10% off storewide ;-)
Get your ski gear at the store founded by skiers, run by skiers, made for skiers!


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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