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The Water Ski Podcast provides weekly content related to the sport of water skiing. Join the host Matteo Luzzeri as he rambles about anything skiing related, brings in guests for interviews and conversations, provides insights into the mental aspects of water skiing, and answers listeners’ questions.

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The Water Ski Podcast Matteo Luzzeri

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The Water Ski Podcast provides weekly content related to the sport of water skiing. Join the host Matteo Luzzeri as he rambles about anything skiing related, brings in guests for interviews and conversations, provides insights into the mental aspects of water skiing, and answers listeners’ questions.

Cover font provided by EdricStudio
Intro and Outro music provided by Kevin MacLeod from incompetech.com

    EP19: Ski Talk with Thomas Gustafson

    EP19: Ski Talk with Thomas Gustafson

    In this new episode of The Water Ski Podcast, Matteo interviews Thomas Gustafson.
    Thomas is a skier, a respected coach, and especially one of the best photographers in water ski and wakeboard history. With countless magazine covers and spreads, Thomas has grazed the eyes of water sports enthusiasts with some unique and spectacular shots. Thomas is also a keen coach. Working primarily in Italy, Sweden, and the United States, he has influenced over three generations of skiers, including the likes of Marco Riva, Oskar Vikström, Jakob Bogne, and Leonardo Boldini.
    Join Matteo and Thomas as they discuss:
    Thomas' early skiing experiences and successesHow coaching became a part of his experience while competingThe focus shift from jump and tricks to slalom due to injuryHow he realized photography became a passionThomas' early days a photographer and those who helped him shootThe first few shots that made it to publicationSome fun shooting storiesThomas' advice on how to improve your photos… and much more!
    In addition to the episode, we also launched another Apple Podcast review contest! Thomas and I will raffle a winner on Instagram Live and the winner will get a print of a famous shot, autographed by Thomas.
    Here are the rules:
    Click on "Write a Review" in Apple PodcastRate and write a review telling us what you thought about Episode 19 with Thomas GustafsonMAKE SURE to take a screenshot of your review before you submit it.Submit the reviewSend the screenshot to matteo@thewaterskipodcast.comWe'll raffle the shot on Wednesday, March 4th
    Follow Thomas on Instagram and check out his website to see some of his work. In addition, Thomas organizes a cool water ski tour in Italy, brining guests to 10 different ski sites in the old country.
    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.

    • 1 Std. 25 Min.
    EP18: Ski Talk with Mario Pigozzi

    EP18: Ski Talk with Mario Pigozzi

    In this episode of The Water Ski Podcast, Matteo interviews Mario Pigozzi.
    Mario is the owner of Catalina Ski Lake in Boca China, Dominican Republic, and widely considered one of the best water ski drivers in the World. With numerous World Championships, Pan Am Games, Pan-American and Latin-American Championships, and tens of Pro Tournaments, Mario is one of the most experienced people behind the wheel. He is also Robert Pigozzi's dad and coach, one of the sensations of the Pro Men slalom scene.
    Join Matteo and Mario as they touch on:
    How Mario found out about water skiingHis early days working at a ski club in Africa and learning about the sportThe summers skiing at Jolly Ski in ItalyMario's move to the DR and carrying on the passion about water skiingThe creation of Catalina Ski Lake and Robert's early days on the waterHow his passion for driving pushed him to improveThe importance of driving all levels to become a good driverWhat he believes good driving should be… and much more!
    Follow Mario and Catalina Ski Lake on Instagram.
    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.

    • 1 Std. 8 Min.
    EP17: Ski Talk with Adam and Cory Pickos

    EP17: Ski Talk with Adam and Cory Pickos

    Matteo sits down with two 2-time World Trick Champions Adam and Cory Pickos.
    Cory is a IWWF and AWSA Hall of Fame skier and one of the innovators and legends of trick skiing, with 24 World Record, 2 World Titles, 10 US Masters and 10 US Open Titles. Adam, his son, also owns two World Gold Medals at home and a bunch of other accolades. It was an honor sitting with them to hear their favorite stories, pick their brain on trick skiing, and talk about the upcoming Junior World Championships to be hosted at their ski school in Santa Rosa Beach, FL in August.
    Some of the things Matteo, Adam, and Cory talked about:
    Cory's early days in water skiing with his dad in Wisconsin and the early rise to successCory's first World Title in 1981Adam's early days in skiing and the role of Cory in his progression Adam's first World Title in 2015How the manage to maintain a healthy coach-athlete, father-son relationshipTheir favorite part about trick skiingSome of the tricks they struggled to learn along the wayThe effects of being surrounded by friends and competitors at all time at ski schoolLife at Cory Pickos Ski School in Santa Rosa Beach, FLThe organization of the 2020 Junior World Championships… and much more!
    In addition, a special episode of The Water Ski Podcast is now available on Swerve, a new social network for water skiers. To listen, create a profile on https://swerve.mn.co or download the Mighty Networks app and search for Swerve.
    Watch the trick run that put Adam at the top of the 2015 World Championships, and check out this hand pass by Cory in 1987 with the famous Wake 720 front to front.
    Follow Adam and Pickos Ski School on Instagram and check out his page on World Water Skiers.
    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.

    • 1 Std. 32 Min.
    EP16: Ski Talk with Robert Pigozzi

    EP16: Ski Talk with Robert Pigozzi

    For this episode of The Water Ski Podcast, Matteo sits down with Dominican slalom sensation Robert Pigozzi
    Robert is only 22yo and has already placed himself among the very elite of water skiing. Coached by his dad Mario (on the podcast soon), Claudio Benatti, and Matt Rini, Robert has managed to win some pro events, qualify to the US Masters for three years in a row, and finish 4th in the 2019 Elite World Ranking. Robert is a great character, and this interview recorded in Boca Chica is a good window into his life and ski journey.
    Some of the things Matteo and Robert talked about:
    Robert's early exposures to water skiing through his dadHis struggles as a kid to progress in the sportHow watching skiers like Matteo, Nicholas Benatti, and Gianmarco Pajni inspired Robert and gave him companionshipThe development of the Catalina Ski lakeRobert's early successes in the Junior categoriesThe moments Robert realized he was goodSome milestones of the 2018 seasonA thorough recount of his 2019 season, including winning the Pan Am Games and the consequences of this victory in his country… and much more!
    Follow Robert on Instagram and check out his page on World Water Skiers and on Team Nautique
    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.

    • 1 Std. 53 Min.
    EP15: Ski Talk with Keith Albritton

    EP15: Ski Talk with Keith Albritton

    In this first 2020 episode of The Water Ski Podcast, Matteo sits down with Keith Albritton.
    Keith is an avid skier, internationally recognized driver, and owner of the famous Lake 38, where he has been organizing the Lake 38 Pro Am and other RC events. Matteo and Keith have been skiing together for over 5 years, and had a chance to help each other improve in their skiing.
    Some of the things Matteo and Keith talked about:
    Keith's early days in the sportHow he skied a course for the first timeThe struggles of public water skiing in Tallahassee The birth and development of Lake 38Lake 38 Pro Am and gender-equal payoutKeith's experience as a Senior DriveSki Freeze or Die… and much more!
    You can find more about Lake 38 at their Facebook page. Also, watch the legendary run off between John Travers and Will Asher at the first edition of the Lake 38 Pro Am in 2018.
    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.

    • 1 Std. 2 Min.
    EP14: Ski Talk with Chris Parrish

    EP14: Ski Talk with Chris Parrish

    In this Christmas episode of The Water Ski Podcast, Matteo sits down with the one and only Chris Parrish!
    Chris is among the very best skiers to ever attack the slalom course, with multiple Pro titles in his career and a three-time World Record Holder.
    Some of the things Matteo and CP talked about:
    CP's early steps in the sportHis early influences in the sport, including his dream of becoming a jumperHis breakthrough moments and early victoriesThe role of his dad in his skiingChris' approach to technique.Key moments with Andy Mapple, Bob LaPoint, Lucky Lowe, Wade Cox, and othersWhat fuels his drive to continue to compete these days… and much more!
    Check out CP on the HO Syndicate website, and follow him on Instagram.
    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.

    • 1 Std. 26 Min.

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