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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

    EP89: Ski Talk with Jacinta Carroll (Part 2)

    EP89: Ski Talk with Jacinta Carroll (Part 2)

    Welcome back to The Water Ski Podcast for the second part of Matteo's interview with Jacinta Carroll.

    Jacinta is the current and 5-time World Jump Champion, the first female jumper to break both the 60m and 200ft barriers, and without a doubt the most dominant jumper of all time. In fact, Jacinta has won every event she has entered in the last 9 years! So, how does a champion like this come about? Who took part in the development and preparation? When did she start to be successful? Why hasn't she stopped improving? These are just some of the overarching questions Matteo seeks to answer in this interview. In this second part, Jacinta and Matteo talk about the history of the quest for the 200ft jump, the day it happened, the consequences of that performance, and what all of this meant to her and to the sport. Towards the end of the interview, the two discuss the current state of women's jumping and what role she could have in its growth.

    Thank you for tuning in and see you next week!
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    This episode is 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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    • 1 hr 11 min
    EP88: Ski Talk with Jacinta Carroll (Part 1)

    EP88: Ski Talk with Jacinta Carroll (Part 1)

    Welcome back to The Water Ski Podcast for Episode 88, which is the first part of Matteo's interview with Jacinta Carroll.

    Jacinta is the current and 5-time World Jump Champion, the first female jumper to break both 60m and 200ft barriers, and without a doubt the most dominant jumper of all time. In fact, Jacinta has won every event she has entered in the last 9 years! So, how does a champion like this come about? Who took part in the development and preparation? When did she start to be successful? Why hasn't she stopped improving? These are just some of the overarching questions Matteo seeks to answer in this interview. In this first part, Jacinta recounts the early years, the challenges, the joys and, importantly, the relationships that forged her into a jumping sensation. Among family and other key people, Jacinta talks about the late Ray Stokes, his influence on her beginnings, and the path he had in mind for her.

    Enjoy this rich Part 1 and stick around for Part 2!
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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.
    Learn more about the FlowPoint Method by going to thewaterskipodcast.com/flowpointmethod.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    EP87: Ski Talk with Lauren Morgan

    EP87: Ski Talk with Lauren Morgan

    Welcome back for another episode of The Water Ski Podcast!
    This week, Matteo sits down with Lauren Morgan, one of the World's top jumpers and a PhD Candidate in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

    In typical TWSP fashion, Matteo asked Lauren about her beginnings and early competitive days in the sport. Although not particularly into water skiing at first, Lauren got the competitive bug and quickly became one of the best skiers in her area, in the United States, and in the World. Currently, she is also pursuing a PhD, so host and guest share stories about the challenges of the academic life and juggling that with skiing at a high level.

    This was a very fun chat with a driven and very self-aware water skier!

    Enjoy it and see you next week :)
    _________________________
    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.

    Take a few seconds to write a review of the podcast on Apple Podcasts, it really helps :-)
    If you are enjoying this podcast, please consider a donation.
    If you are interested in advertising on The Water Ski Podcast, please reach out.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    EP86: Ski Talk with Matt Rini (Part 2)

    EP86: Ski Talk with Matt Rini (Part 2)

    Welcome back to The Water Ski Podcast for the second part of Matteo's interview with Matt Rini!

    Matt is one of the most famous and sought after water ski coaches in the world. In this second part, Matteo digs deep into Matt's coaching method and philosophy. Starting from his general approach, Matt delineates what his keys are and explain how he has been applying them to his current students.

    Enjoy and catch you next week :D
    _________________________
    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.

    Take a few seconds to write a review of the podcast on Apple Podcasts, it really helps :-)
    If you are enjoying this podcast, please consider a donation.
    If you are interested in advertising on The Water Ski Podcast, please reach out.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    EP85: Ski Talk with Matt Rini (Part 1)

    EP85: Ski Talk with Matt Rini (Part 1)

    Welcome back to The Water Ski Podcast for Episode 85 with Matt Rini!

    Matt is one of the most famous and sought after water ski coaches in the world. In this first of two parts, Matt guides Matteo through his journey into water skiing. At first a summer passion, water skiing gradually became a passion and a sport in which Matt and his brother were pursuing excellence. Matt's story is also a good window onto the water ski scene in Central Florida in the Mid 80s and early 90s, a context ripe with water ski stories. Towards the end of the episode, Matt talks about his transition out of competitive skiing and into the early days of his coaching and ski school.

    Part 2 will be straight coaching talk. Until then, enjoy :-)
    _________________________
    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.

    Take a few seconds to write a review of the podcast on Apple Podcasts, it really helps :-)
    If you are enjoying this podcast, please consider a donation.
    If you are interested in advertising on The Water Ski Podcast, please reach out.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    EP84: Ski Talk with Becky Lathrop

    EP84: Ski Talk with Becky Lathrop

    Welcome back to The Water Ski Podcast for Episode 84 with Becky Lathrop!

    Becky is highly regarded as one of the best tournament drivers in the World. In this interview, Becky covers her early days into waters skiing, and how ski partners pushed, coached, and trusted her to be sitting in the driving seat. Once life brought her to West Palm Beach, the opportunities to drive various skiers and on different boats accelerated her process of becoming a versatile and reliable driver. Matteo asked Becky a lot of questions and curiosity about her thoughts and approach to driving, from minute details to the overarching consideration about what is good driving and what is fair driving. Regarding these points, Becky has been keeping up a driving Q&A, which she kindly decided to share with the listeners of the podcast.

    This is a passionate chat about driving with a passionate driver who is truly committed to the sport of water skiing.

    Enjoy it and see you next week :)
    _________________________
    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.

    PLEASE NOTE: given the tragic circumstances that Ukraine is facing, including several members of the water ski community at large, any donation, sponsorship, or advertising revenue generate during the month of March 2022 will be immediately directed to efforts in helping the Ukrainian people.
    You can donate now via PayPal to Danylo Filchenko, who has been volunteering in his city of Dnipro to get anything is needed to protect and help.
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    • 2 hr 2 min

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