16 episodes

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

    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
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    • 1 hr 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.
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    • 1 hr 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.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    EP13: Ski Talk with Erika Lang

    EP13: Ski Talk with Erika Lang

    In this episode of The Water Ski Podcast, Matteo got to interview Erika Lang.

    Erika is the current World Trick Record holder, set in October 2019 at Jack Traver's "Sunset Fall Classic" Tournament in October 2019, with a score of 11260. Erika is also a dual athlete, competing in the WWA Wakeboard Pro Tour.

    Some of the things Matteo and Erika talked about:
    Erika's beginning in the sport as a "distraction" from gymnasticsHer gradual transition to water skiingHow she went from a "big tricks" tricker to a "big run" trickerSimilarities and differences between wakeboarding and trick skiingHer process for learning a new trick in skiing and how to implement it in a runErika's process to learn a new wakeboarding trickHer World Record RunGender gap in trick skiing compared to wakeboarding… and a LOT more!
    You can watch Erika's World Record run here.

    Also, check out her AWSA Page, World Water Skiers page, and follow her on Instagram.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    EP12: Ski Talk with Wade Cox

    EP12: Ski Talk with Wade Cox

    In this episode of The Water Ski Podcast, Matteo sits down with the legendary Wade Cox.

    Wade is an AWSA Hall of Fame inductee, 3 times US Masters Champion, and has 47 Pro Slalom titles in his career. Most water ski fans will remember his legendary battles with Andy Mapple that characterized the 1990s, making for one of the longest rivalries in the history of the sport. Join in the conversation as Wade shares his knowledge, his story, and his vision for what is next in his life and in the sport of water skiing.

    Some of the things Matteo and Wade talked about:
    Wade's early days as a skierWhat sparked him to choose skiing over other sportsThe early successes, including overall skiing achievementsHow Carl Roberge inspired him to bring his skiing to the next levelThe transition from college to full ProThe importance of sound technique and equipmentThe battles with Andy and other skiersHow he managed to compete at a high level in the 2000s despite injuries… and a LOT more!
    Wade is an integral part of the HO Syndicate team, and his 30+ involvement with the company is truly a rarity in our sport.

    Also, check out his AWSA Hall of Fame tribute video and speech. And, a chat between Wade, Marcus Brown, and John Mommer about some of his tournament experiences :)

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    EP11: Learn Water Skiing with Coop Diddy

    EP11: Learn Water Skiing with Coop Diddy

    Welcome to this very alternative (and quite explicit) episode of The Water Ski Podcast

    In this episode, Coop Diddy asks Matteo a lot of the questions people want to ask about skiing. A lot of people have tried water skiing on some combos at least once, and Coop is no exception. In fact, Coop even managed to "kick one off"!

    Follow this entertaining episode as Coop and Matteo ramble and untangle:
    Some basics about the slalom courseThe idea of a reverse courseWhat "41 off" is off of and general rope lengthsRight vs. Left foot forwardWhether water skiing is an extreme sportHow to promote the sportAnd a lot more!
    If you are new to the sport, hopefully you'll learn something out of this conversation.
    If you are already an experienced and knowledgeable skier, you'll definitely find this discussion amusing and, possibly, resembling the ones you often have about trying to explain our sport to non-skiers.

    Follow Coop on Instagram and let him know what you think about the episode ;-)

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    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

CJH2001 ,

Fun Podcast

I enjoyed the podcast because it helps me pretend it's warmer here in Ohio. I will have to eat a pickle afterwards. 😀

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One of the best podcasts

Great content. I love the stories and the Pickle

jaypro12 ,

Great winter listening!

It is fantastic to listen to pro skiers, legends, and industry leaders. With snow here in Vermont, it’s fun to listen to in the gym!pickle in pickle out dance!!

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