Coming up soon is one of the best events this summer. The Dare to Compare in-water boat show is coming up, May 18-19 at Maynard's on Lake Minnetonka! We will have 4, 2013 MasterCraft boats on the water including the all-new, X-Star. Take a MasterCraft for a spin and experience first hand why MasterCraft's are the best boats on the water! Contact our boat sales department to schedule a test drive at 763-533-9666.
The 2013 ski season is going to be here before we know it. Take ten minutes of your day to watch the video below produced by the Radar team skiers. It really got my memory going, taking me back to the days when I first started skiing. I remember taking really short passes, in the one part of the lake that was sheltered from the wind. My family had a 1992 MasterCraft ProStar 205 that I learned behind. Boat technology sure has changed, but the sport remains the same.
MasterCraft is always trying to make their amazing products better. Last summer, they released the X-30 which is a traditional bow, 23 foot boat. The X-30 quickly became the favorite boat for many of the staff here at Midwest MasterCraft. Then MasterCraft created a game changing, 21 foot boat in the X-10. The X-10 is essentially an X-30, but scaled down into a 21 foot boat. The running surface is the same, just shorter which makes this boat quick, nimble, and an incredible surfing machine! A lot of people think you need a bigger boat and need to run extra ballast to make a great surf wave, that is not an issue with the X-10.
Some of our friends created this video of the X-10 making an incredible surf wave, with just the stock ballast and Surf Tabs. This allows you to bring all of your friends out with you, and not have them tripping over additional ballast sacs. The Surf Tabs on the X-10 make creating your perfect wave super easy with just the touch of a button.
Are you tired of winter and wish you could be out on the water? We thought so, that is why we recommend getting your winter fix of summer at the 2013 Minneapolis Boat Show! Midwest MasterCraft will have 9 of the hottest MasterCraft boats on display including the new X-Star and the all new, X-10!
Along with all of the boats, Waterskis and Wakeboard.com will be there with a full pro shop with special boat show pricing! Be sure to stop by and get an autograph from Hyperlite's Rusty Malinoski and well as a mystery guest rider from Ronix!
Stop by and check us out in Booth 2002!
With the 2012 ski season winding down, we want to remind you to have fun and try new things out on the water. Sometimes we can get tied up in getting that extra buoy and breaking our personal best. That is all good and there is a time and place for that, but occasionally we need to remember why we ski. We probably all started out skiing because it was fun! When I was growing up, it didn't matter what I was doing out on the lake, as long as I was out there. Trent and Sully in the video below are two great advocates of trying new things and taking a break from the slalom course. They are on the water trying to get a cool shot and having fun. Next time you are out with your friends, take a break from the course and have fun. When you are out playing and having fun on the water, a lot of the skills used during that session will make you much more comfortable when ripping through the course!
Slalom skiers and wakeboarders have always been on two sides of the spectrum. Slalom skiers want the smallest wake possible, and wakeboarders want the biggest wake to throw big tricks. With that being said, not one, but two ski manufacturers have created skis that have the wakeboarders here at the office excited to try them out on the water. HO came out with the all new Freeride and Radar came out with the Satori. Both skis are nothing like we have seen before with new shapes, and engineering feats. Feast your eyes upon two great looking skis that skiers and riders cannot wait to try out on the water.
The Division 1 and Division 2 fields are set for the upcoming NCWSA Championships over October 18-20. The event is hosted by Bennett's at their pristine, multi-lake site in Zachary, LA. For those of you that do not know what NCWSA is, it is the governing body for all of the collegiate skiing that is happening every fall across the country. Many Midwest MasterCraft employees have been a part of either Collegiate Waterskiing or Wakeboarding and we all had the time of our life. The friendships and networks that were built during those years we will never forget! Collegiate skiing is great because anyone, at any ability level can be involved. Here is a quick video glimpse of what goes on during a collegiate ski season at one Midwest school!
Good luck to all the athletes and schools competing at Nationals from the entire staff at Midwest MasterCraft!
We were recently in Orlando, FL for Surf Expo 2012 this past weekend getting the run down on all of the new 2013 products! We are really excited for this winter and next year as all of the manufacturers have stepped up their game again for 2013. MasterCraft had the new 2013 X-10 and a 2013 X-Star on display. Radar unveiled the "new" Strada, along with the Vice-C, Total Radar Awesomeness, and the free riding Satori. HO debuted the new A3, along with a complete redesigned Comp Freeride. Both the Radar Satori and HO Comp Freeride are getting our wakeboard staff here excited and wanting to take these skis out for a spin!
Keep an eye on our website for all of the new 2013 products! We are working hard to get these new items on the website daily!
Midwest MasterCraft and Waterskis.com Staff.
Another great year of AWSA skiing is in the books! Late last week, hundreds of skiers from across the country flocked to West Palm Beach, FL for the AWSA National Tournament. There was a lot of great action on and off the water with big scores, and new records. Here is a taste of the big scores from the event: Waterski Magazine Editor, Todd Ristorcelli set a pending world record of 5 buoys at 41 off, cruising at 34mph.
Shortly after the National Tournament, the Pro's headed to Canada for the Calgary Pro Water Ski Shootout. MasterCraft had a great showing with Ryan Dodd, Karen Truelove, and Freddy Krueger all making it onto the podium! Ryan and Freddy took first and second respectively in Men's Jump, and Karen took first in Women's Slalom! Congratulations and great skiing!
We were fortunate enough to host the 2013 MasterCraft X Star for two days before it had to head out to the next dealer on the list. This particular Star is the third one made and stopping at dealerships across the country. We were able to take this out on a number of demos and able to get our Pro Shop Manager Eric, who also happens to be the 2005 Men's 1, National Wakeboard champion out riding behind it.
I was able to grab a few thoughts from Eric after his session. "The new Star is unreal. The wake is a perfect blend of transition and lip. It's really easy to get vertical pop from this wake without a hard edge."
We picked the boat up in Madison, WI which is about 4-5 hours away from us. We were surprised at how well it traveled down the road. Here is the awesome looking rig people got to see rolling down the highway.