Go to Facebook and type in Tough Mudder for Pictures!!
I did finish, 11.3 miles 27 obstacles, 3 1/2 hours. I"ll fill you in next time
I see you or I"ll call. Just to give you an idea, Try jumping in a dumpster filled with ice water, wading through the
thickest mud up to your neck for 20 yards, running with this stuck to you for 2 miles before you have to climb a platform
with no steps to a 20 foot dive into a lake and swim fifty yards then run through a 20 yard obstacle with dangling electric
wire that WILL shock you so hard it knocks you off your feet, to the ground and then crawl on your hands and knees for the
remaining 18 yards in thick mud getting shocked two more times that you scream out loud every time. Oh yeah and then add in
20 more sadistic obstacles in 38 degree weather with a 30 mph wind and a 29 degree windchill, That"s how it went,
Tommy, This is the 9:40 group that started. We
went off at 12:20. This is the exact course we did. Someone in this group had a Go Pro camera and edited down to all obstacles.
Check it out!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Tommy, The Gates County Special Olympics Chapter hosted its
first Polar Plunge at Beaver Lake today with over 300 people in attendance. Over 80 people took the plunge for the cause.
It was a lot of fun and they are already excited about doing it again next year! Jeff
Chris and I were up at the Ilmor factory for technition and service training school this week.
We both graduated (luckily!) and took a few pictures to show you and the NC waterskiiers folks. We got to work on the
test-stand to do the QC and initial test-run of some of the new Mastercarft Ilmor MV8's and other motors. They were
super cool. In the pictures, Chris was the Diacom and Cheklist man and I went over some of the components on the motor.
Ilmor is owned by Penske (who also owns Penske Racing) and the factory butts up to the race shop. After service
school they took us in to the factory for a tour. We were only allowed cameras in some areas but they said we could
pose for a pic and send it to you. Hope alls well with you!
is pleased to announce that after final validation in Mexico and Florida, we are releasing the first order of the Z Box and
version 8.0 software effective immediately.
The Z Box Upgrade Kit ($439 + $24 Fed Ex Shipping) includes a Software Download
Stick and a small Box that connects to the Star Gazer Master Module. The Upgrade will take about 5 minutes to install and
is extremely simple. (You must have a Star Gazer System)
Much like the 9 settings in the ZO system, this Upgrade will
allow you to set a pull letter from A1-C3. Skiers that have experienced the Upgrade agree that the pull feel is very much
like that offered from ZO. In addition, the new software features “No Magnet Timing” which allows you to run on
any course without using your Smart Timer Magnet Sensor.
We do not expect this to be a high volume product and
therefore PerfectPass has just 50 upgrade kits available at this time. These are only available direct from PerfectPass.
order or for more information contact PerfectPass Control Systems Inc. at (902) 468-2150 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Some early Star Gazer Modules from 2008 are NOT compatible with the Z Box. If you believe you purchased your
upgrade in 2008 you may want to make a note of the serial # prior to contacting us.
RALEIGH, N.C. — A
pair of coaches, two basketball stars and a waterskier are among the eight people
scheduled for induction into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
The class of 2012 was announced Thursday.
Wilson Fike football coach Henry Trevathan, ex-North Carolina basketball star Lennie Rosenbluth and championship skier Kristi Overton Johnson will join the hall in ceremonies scheduled for May 9 in Raleigh.
led Fike to three state titles from 1967-69. Rosenbluth was the star of the Tar Heels' 1957 NCAA championship team, and
Johnson has captured 80 professional titles.
Other inductees are veteran sportswriter Wilt Browning; former Duke and
Buffalo Bills running back Wray Carlton; Guilford College and NBA star M.L. Carr; former North Carolina State baseball coach
Sam Esposito; and longtime football official Dr. Jerry McGee.
Starting immediately after the 2011 GOODE Water Ski National Championships, the American
Water Ski Association's board of directors has approved an increase in the following jump speeds: M3, M6 and W4.
This increase will also align with International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation jump speeds for its respective senior
divisions. This will be added to the new rulebook when it is published in 2012, but the increases will start on Aug. 14, 2011.