Episodes
Welcome back to The Water Ski Podcast for Episode 71 with Steffen Wild! Steffen is a former Pro water skier from Germany and owner of Wild Wake Park, a cable facility in Steinberg am See, Germany. Recently, Steffen and his family have been skiing with Matteo in Italy, so it was the perfect opportunity to sit down and record live. Steffen had somewhat of an unconventional path to greatness in water skiing, although he was very good already at a young age. At the same time, his commitment to...
Published 05/05/21
This episode of The Water Ski Podcast is the announcement of the launch of Waterski Pro Tour! As many of you might have heard through different interviews published in recent times, Matteo has been involved in a project aimed at redacting the former Elite Points into simpler and easier-to-understand Pro Points. This new categorization was approved by the IWWF Tournament Council, thereby sanctioning this as the new format. The next step and the major mission was to unify all these exciting...
Published 04/26/21
Welcome back to The Water Ski Podcast! After a brief brake, Matteo is back with a new guest and a very rich episode! Episode 69 is with Bruce Reid! Bruce is a former World Championship medalist, Pro Tour competitor, and orthopedic surgeon. Matteo connected with Bruce in October after joining a wok group within the IWWF Medical Committee. The goal of this group is to update on and off water protocols for concussion recognition and management, as well as spread awareness and education about...
Published 04/14/21
Episode 68 of The Water Ski Podcast is a great roundtable chat with Carl Denis and Nick Parsons, the people behind The Parsons Project. Since Matteo saw a new ski bearing Nick's last name, featuring a pineapple, and with Carl being involved, he has been dying to get the two in front of microphones. These two individuals are a pleasure to be around, have a ton of knowledge about ski design, construction, and the materials that are needed. However, they also never own a ski company nor were...
Published 03/24/21
In this Swerve Psyc episode, Matteo and Marcus Brown discuss the Psychology of Flow and its expression in water skiing.
Published 03/16/21
This episode of The Water Ski Podcast is a great conversation with Chris Rossi and Trent Finlayson, the hosts of Spraymakers.
Published 03/09/21
Thibaut is among the very best overall skiers… and slalom skiers … and trick skiers in the World!
Published 03/02/21
In this new episode of Swerve Psyc, Matteo touches on the concept of locus of attention and how it can be applied to water skiing.
Published 02/23/21
Erik is a Swedish water skier and creator of the OffCourse™, a new way to create a slalom course on the water.
Published 02/09/21
John is a competitive skier and well-known in the water ski community as the founder and person behind BallOfSpray.
Published 02/02/21
Published 01/27/21
Welcome to the last TWSP episode of 2020. As we all look forward to a better new year, hear what guests of the show are looking forward to for 2021.
Published 12/29/20
Episode 56 of TWSP is a great long conversation with Claudio Köstenberger! Claudio is among the top Jumpers in the World, a master story teller, and straight up genuine guy! In this episode Matteo gets to learn more about the very early skiing days of Claudio, followed by a recollection of Claudio's junior and collegiate days that saw the two of them following a very similar path. The second part of the episode is more topic-based in nature. Here, Claudio speaks his mind about what he deems...
Published 12/16/20
Episode 53 of TWSP is the second part of Matteo's interview with Gregoire Desfond. This first part cover Greg's early exposure to a fun summertime activity called water skiing, and the much later discovery that it is a sport, and quite an exciting one. Greg's story might be quite different from most guests, but it has that underlying common factor of experiencing a sport like no other. After covering Greg's from being in skiing to become into it, in this second part we cover the genesis of...
Published 11/24/20
Episode 52 of TWSP is the first part of Matteo's interview with Gregoire Desfond. This first part cover Greg's early exposure to a fun summertime activity called water skiing, and the much later discovery that it is a sport, and quite an exciting one. Greg's story might be quite different from most guests, but it has that underlying common factor of experiencing a sport like no other. Stick around for Part 2, where Greg will share how the Waterski Nation idea arose, where some of the...
Published 11/19/20
Episode 51 of TWSP is with Stinne Søndergaard! Stinne is a Danish water skier, former Pro Jumper, and Team Manager for the Danish Waterski Federation Join the conversation as Matteo asks Stinne about her early days in skiing, the quick progression she had to the top, her decision to go to college in the US, and her current role with the Danish Waterski Federation. Matteo and Stinne have known each other for almost 20 years, so a lot of this interview includes shared events, including...
Published 11/11/20
As a way to celebrate 50 episodes since the beginning of TWSP in August 2019, this episode is the second part of an interview with Matteo Luzzeri. Hosted by Freddie Winter, this two-part series features Matteo's turn in sharing his journey as a skier, coach, tournament organizer, sport psychology expert, and podcast host. In Episode 50b, Matteo shares the circumstances that brought the organization of the San Gervasio Pro Am, the role this tournament had in revamping Pro water skiing in...
Published 10/27/20
As a way to celebrate 50 episodes since the beginning of TWSP in August 2019, this episode is the first part of an interview with Matteo Luzzeri. Hosted by Freddie Winter, this two-part series features Matteo's turn in sharing his journey as a skier, coach, tournament organizer, sport psychology expert, and podcast host. In Episode 50a, Matteo shares the beginning of his passion for water skiing through dad, his ambitions as a junior skier, and the decision to pursue studies and water...
Published 10/21/20
This episode of TWSP is a mix of an announcement and a call to action. The announcement involves the publication of the TWSP Transcripts, an initial and enormously time-consuming undertaking of transcribing as many TWSP interviews as possible. Beyond the honorable goal of making these interviews accessible to the hearing-impaired population, the goal is to create citable documents for people to use on any report of water skiing. Here comes the call to action. Wikipedia is a project editable...
Published 10/20/20
Episode 48 of TWSP is with none other than Giannina Bonnemann! Giannina is a professional water skier from Germany and among the very best overall skiers in the World. Tune in as she shares her journey with Matteo, including some highlights from her Junior, Collegiate, and Pro experiences. Giannina is particularly well-known for her athleticism and conscientious approach to water ski training, and together with Matteo, she discusses what it takes to become the best skier one can be. Enjoy...
Published 09/29/20
Welcome to this episode of TWSP featuring Cole Grant. Cole is a highly respected water ski coach, currently working at Matt Rini's Ski School. Cole is also a great skier who, through hard work and perseverance, managed to revamp the Ragin Cajuns Water Ski Team at the University Of Louisiana during the early part of the 2010s. Press play and enjoy this thorough chat among two friends, as Matteo asks Cole about his Junior years balancing three sports at once, how he decided to commit to water...
Published 09/01/20