FlowPoint Podcast w/Marcus Brown
Join Marcus Brown as he digs in to the lives and minds of some of the most interesting characters on Earth!
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #36: Chris Parrish 02/17/2020
FlowPoint Podcast #36: Chris Parrish Chris Parrish is a giant among giants. The Tower has won the Moomba Masters. He's won the Masters, twice. He's a 7 time national champion and a 4 time World Record Holder. Ever since his debut as a pro skier at the 1996 nationals, in the open men slalom division, Parrish has been a consistent threat in the slalom course. His technique has been studied by anyone who cares to understand the way skiing works. He's got too many accomplishments to list. And his character, well....he is probably one of the most unique and genuine folks in the sport. Its hard not to like Chris Parrish....and this sit down chat with MB is Parrish at his best. Hope you all enjoy!
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #35: Wade Cox 02/11/2020
FlowPoint Podcast #35: Wade Cox Wade Cox was one of the most dominant water skiers in the history of the sport. He was the ProTour Champion in 1995 and 1996, 3-time Masters Champion, earned 47 Professional Slalom Titles, and was inducted into the Water Ski Hall of Fame in 2012. To be honest, Wade inspired countless skiers throughout his years on the Pro Tour and on ESPN. The rivalry between Wade and Andy Mapple was unmatched....and unfortunately for the rest of the slalom skiers at the time, the two of these guys were almost unbeatable. Out of a run of 60 pro events, Andy won 29, Wade won 22, and the rest of the field only won 9. It is our great honor to get to share this full interview with you. We hope you enjoy one of the greatest characters the sport has ever seen!
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #34: Jenny LaBaw, part 2 01/13/2020
FlowPoint Podcast #34: Jenny LaBaw, part 2 **This is the second in a 2 part episode...make sure to check out Part 1 here, if you haven't already: Jenny LaBaw is a living Legend. As an athlete, she was a Collegiate Multi-Sport athlete, a CrossFit Games competitor (NorCal Champion and 6th at the CrossFit Games), and she ran 500 miles across Colorado in 30 days to raise $50,000+ for the @Epilepsy Foundation of America Out of the competition circles, she has spent over 15 years as a Strength and Conditioning coach, and is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. As an athlete, a coach, and a health and wellness expert, Jenny is one of the most well rounded individuals in the business. Most of all, she cares...deeply...about helping people on their journey to become the best possible versions of themselves. Marcus sat down with the one and only Jenny LaBaw in the Motorhome, for a long and varied discussion. This is the second half of that discussion. Show Notes: 0:30 - Supplementation 4:00 - How does off-water training help on-water performance? 6:50 - Pain, and what it means...and how to fix it. 9:05 - Jenny's Online Training videos 11:30 - Cross Training for injury prevention at toughest passes 19:55 - Importance of sport, and why we do this. 21:10 - MB: why we ski 27:30 - MB is going to Moomba?? 36:32 - Kristen Wiig is a Water Skier?! Jenny's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/jennylabaw
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #33: Jenny LaBaw pt 1 01/13/2020
FlowPoint Podcast #33: Jenny LaBaw pt 1 **This is the first in a 2 part episode...make sure to keep an eye open for Part 2!! Jenny LaBaw is a living Legend. As an athlete, she was a Collegiate Multi-Sport athlete, a CrossFit Games competitor (NorCal Champion and 6th at the CrossFit Games), and she ran 500 miles across Colorado in 30 days to raise $50,000+ for the . Out of the competition circles, she has spent over 15 years as a Strength and Conditioning coach, and is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. As an athlete, a coach, and a health and wellness expert, Jenny is one of the most well rounded individuals in the business. Most of all, she cares...deeply...about helping people on their journey to become the best possible versions of themselves. Marcus sat down with the one and only Jenny LaBaw in the Motorhome, for a long and varied discussion. We are going to split the Interview into 2 parts, so this is Part 1, of 2. Topics discussed: -Tips on how to take better care of your body -Nutrition and Performance -Cross Training and Performance -The importance of a year -round training Program to become the best skier you can be. -Jenny and CrossFit -The importance of sport Jenny's YouTube Channel:
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #30: Terry Winter 11/14/2019
FlowPoint Podcast #30: Terry Winter This past September, at the CaliPro Am, Terry Winter joined MB in the motorhome right after running 2 @ 41 off to take the final spot into the sunday finals. Take a listen, subscribe, share, and let us know what else you want to hear!
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #29: Matteo Luzzeri 09/23/2019
FlowPoint Podcast #29: Matteo Luzzeri Between rounds at the 2019 California ProAm, MB got to sit down with Matteo Luzzeri for a few. Unfortunately, the camera on Matteo ran out of battery, so we filled in the last few minutes with some 2018 HO Skis film footage of Matteo, for all you visual people out there...
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #28: Will Asher - Malibu Open Champion 09/16/2019
FlowPoint Podcast #28: Will Asher - Malibu Open Champion Will Asher just won the Malibu Open last weekend, in unbelievable style....beating Nate Smith in a head to head match up, by running potentially one of the best 41 off passes in history...when it counted. Here's a sit down between MB and Willy, in the motorhome, from last weekend at the California ProAm.
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #26: Matteo Luzzeri (The Professor) with some rapid fire answers 06/20/2018
FlowPoint Podcast #26: Matteo Luzzeri (The Professor) with some rapid fire answers Matteo is back, dropping in on us from Italy, the night before he leaves for the Mediterranean Games on the Mediterranean Sea this weekend. It was nearly midnight when we started recording, so we tried to keep this one short and sweet. Topics covered in this episode: Mental Preparation: -Matteo discusses 3 simple tips/tools that you can implement today, to improve your consistency and overall performance New Skill Development: -Matteo discusses some of the hurdles skiers encounter when trying to improve their skiing, as well as one simple approach that can help you get over whatever hurdle you may be currently facing. Personal Success: -Being a student, and ranked top 5 in the world as an overall athlete (slalom/trick/jump combined), The Professor shares his secret for success on the water when time demands are at their limit. San Gervasio ProAm, July 6-8: -Matteo talks about his upcoming ProAm in Italy, already in its 5th year, and some of the reasons for taking on such a challenge as well as what you can expect from the event this year. For more on the upcoming event, and for the live webcast during the event, check his website at:
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #25: HO Shreducation Q&A, DAVE WINGERTER, HO Skis V.P. 05/30/2018
FlowPoint Podcast #25: HO Shreducation Q&A, DAVE WINGERTER, HO Skis V.P. I get to hang with Dave Wingerter, HO Skis Vice President, as he works through the questions brought to him by you guys, via Ball of Spray.
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #23: MB talks with Sam Avaiusini of HO Skis 10/18/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #23: MB talks with Sam Avaiusini of HO Skis Sam Avaiusini is the point man at HO Skis, and is a guy with a lot of passion and drive. He and his wife just spent the last few days with me here at the Ridge, and I figured we should stick him in front of the camera for a few minutes. ALSO, I'm heading to Collegiate Nationals this weekend at Bennetts, in Zachary Louisiana, so keep an eye out for that action...not sure when or where, but its coming....to a FlowPoint TV Episode near you...
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #22: MB answers a few email questions 09/20/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #22: MB answers a few email questions Just a quick Q and A this week as I answer a few of the email questions I've been getting. Technical Topics Discussed: -Hip Mobility -Upper/Lower body separation -Open or Closed to the Boat -Lead Arm or Trailing Arm tension
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #21: Mr. BallOfSpray, John Horton 09/06/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #21: Mr. BallOfSpray, John Horton John Horton and MB sit down after the CaliProAm in Sacramento California, to discuss his new ProStar (Bumblebee), and other things water skiing. Then Horton turns the tables and has some questions for Marcus Not gonna tell you anymore...you just gotta hit play and take a listen!
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #20: MB does a quick Recap from the California ProAm 08/30/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #20: MB does a quick Recap from the California ProAm MB decided to catch up with a few of the athletes after the California ProAm wrapped up last sunday in Sacramento. Take a look/listen for: -Nate Smith -Terry Winter -Stephen Neveu -Joel Howley -Chris Parish -Zack Worden -Fred Halt -Ben Stadlbaur Hope ya'll enjoy!
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #19: Marcus Brown with a homework assignment for you. 08/09/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #19: Marcus Brown with a homework assignment for you. Just a quick podcast from the road to the US Water Ski Nationals. Listen in for some quick tips and a bit of homework! Thanks!
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #18: Comedian Bob Marley talks Water Skiing 07/26/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #18: Comedian Bob Marley talks Water Skiing This Bob Marley is not who you think he is. He's not Jamaican, he doesn't have dreads, and he's an avid water skier. He and his boys wake up at 6:30 am, cut glass all morning, and then talk about it the rest of the day....only to fall asleep and dream about doing it all over again. Yeah sure, he still does comedy....and he's shared the stage with all the big names: Dane Cook, Louis CK, Chapelle, etc... But on this particular afternoon, in the corner of the airport in Portland Maine, Bob took a second to share his perspective on the water ski world. You're not going to wanna miss this.
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #17: The Professor (Matteo Luzzeri) is back with more! 07/11/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #17: The Professor (Matteo Luzzeri) is back with more! Matteo Luzzeri, joins me live from Spain! We discuss his San Gervasio ProAm, which took place this past weekend for the 4th year in a row. We also talk about beginning level skiers and some of the important tips for skiers getting started, as well as answering some questions from viewers. Also, Olympics and Water Skiing, as well as teens being badass skiers/athletes and things they may need to pay attention to as they become the best in the world. Can't remember what else we talked about, so maybe quit reading and just go have a listen??... MB
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #16: Jaimee Bull - Junior Masters Slalom Champ and Canadian Nat'l Record Holder 06/27/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #16: Jaimee Bull - Junior Masters Slalom Champ and Canadian Nat'l Record Holder Jaimee Bull is one of the most promising new skiers on the horizon. I don't say that lightly. Yes, she is the current Jr Masters Slalom Champion, and yes, she does hold the Canadian Jr National Record with 3 @ 39.5 off (10.75m). And yes, she is just barely 17 yrs old. However, I use the word promising for a different reason than you would think. What impresses me is that she doesn't think, act or react like a 17 yr old with a lot of talent. She is humble, grateful, dedicated, passionate, smart....basically she is a role model. She is exactly what we would hope a great skier would be. I have been working with her on ski technique/coaching since March, and will tell you that she has a bright future ahead of her. Not because she is a so good on a water ski, but because she is already so good at life. She pays attention, and she pays respect.. So even though this was just a quick podcast this week, I want you all to pay attention, and take notes....I will have Jaimee back on again, and I would like you all to send me questions you'd like her to answer. Enjoy this one, and also let me know who else you'd like to see on here as a guest. Thanks for tuning in!! MB
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #15: Tony K - The Forest Gump of Towed Water Sports 06/14/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #15: Tony K - The Forest Gump of Towed Water Sports Undoubtedly you have seen Tony Klarich before...probably riding a Coleman Cooler behind a boat...or front flipping a slalom ski. He has been thru it all....he was around for a majority of the significant innovations of the past 35 years in towed water sports: -the invention of the kneeboard -the invention of the tall pylon (skylon) -the invention of hydrofoiling -the emergence of hot dog skiing The list goes on, and so does Tony...he's 52 and still crushing it on the water, on anything he can get his hands on. Tony has also been a part of HO Skis for over 30 years, and claims the original HO Freeride is the best piece of fiberglass ever invented! If you haven't seen the FlowPointTV episode we did with him a couple years ago, check it out And check out this podcast to hear what he's up to now, and some of the cool ideas he has for getting younger kids fired up about riding behind the boat!
info_outline FP Podcast #14: Lakeside at the Masters with MB & Coxy 05/31/2017
FP Podcast #14: Lakeside at the Masters with MB & Coxy The 58th Water Ski Masters tournament just went down this past Memorial Day Weekend in Pine Mountain Georgia. In between events, I sat down with the legendary Wade Cox to discuss the event, its long history, as well as some other tidbits. We did this quick chat during the wakeboard event, so sorry about the boat noise and waves in the background.
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #13: Lakeside w/Coxy, episode 1 05/24/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #13: Lakeside w/Coxy, episode 1 Got to sit down with the legendary Wade Cox recently, during a film shoot, and I ended up simply leaving the camera running after getting the real work done. This was the result.... Coxy reminisces about some of his personal performances and experiences during the Glory years of Pro Skiing.
info_outline FlowPoint Podast #12: Matteo Luzzeri - Flow & how to get it 05/17/2017
FlowPoint Podast #12: Matteo Luzzeri - Flow & how to get it The FlowPoint Professor is back! Matteo is on his way back home to Italy, but just before he left, I got to sit down and speak with him about Flow, what it is, what we know, and some things we can do to try to increase our odds of finding the FlowPoint. In this episode we discuss the concept of "Flow": -Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - father of Flow -9 dimensions of Flow: Challenge-skills balance Action-awareness merging Clear Goals Unambiguous Feedback Concentration on the task at hand Sense of control Loss of self-consciousness Transformation of time Autotelic experience -How can we increases chances of finding Flow? -Do you really need Flow to perform?
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #11: Pro Skier and Engineer, Tyler Yager 05/10/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #11: Pro Skier and Engineer, Tyler Yager Tyler Yager is a Pro Skier, with a PB into 41 off....he's also a great friend of mine, someone I've skied with and coached through the years, and he joined me here at The Ridge for a quick sit down...something I'll probably start calling FlowPoint Hangouts. Enjoy it and let us know what and who you want to hear from next.
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #10: Karina Nowlan - past Co-World Record Holder and US Master Champion 05/03/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #10: Karina Nowlan - past Co-World Record Holder and US Master Champion Karina Nowlan was, and still probably is, one of the best female water skiers that ever lived. But over the past few years, her life (and career) have taken a bit of an unsuspecting turn. I had the chance to catch up with Karina and see what she's been up to, and maybe find out a bit of what she's got planned for the future. In this episode we talked about the following: Won her first pro event in 2008 2009 MC Pro Tour Champion Co-World Record Holder 2 US Masters 2 Bronze medals at World Championships Junior World championship tournament record holder…and Jump Champion -lake life…what are the most memorable moments in your life or career? -Why did you ski? -Why do you ski now? -top 2 coaching tips for skiers trying to progress -CrossFit: How you got introduced to it, and how its changed your life? -What are you doing now?: — startup company…out of vancouver. #BeautifulTough -Moomba?…why did you ski? what did it feel like skiing with your sister? -Future: will you get back into skiing? -How has your mindset evolved or changed over the past few years? Thanks for tuning in, and make sure to check out past episodes on our channel, if you haven't already!
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #9: CrossFit giants, Brooke Ence, Marston Sawyers and Tommy Marquez 04/26/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #9: CrossFit giants, Brooke Ence, Marston Sawyers and Tommy Marquez Coming at you from a different angle this week, with 3 folks that are well versed in the ways of fitness, specifically CrossFit. Brooke Ence is a CrossFit Games competitor, and she's twice as strong as you'll ever be. Her husband, Marston, works for CrossFit Media, was an Olympic hopeful, and is the most funny least assuming person you'll ever meet. Tommy Marquez is producer for CrossFit Media, a host on the CrossFit Games update shows and a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. Getting to sit down with these 3 for 30 min was a treat. Some of the topics we discussed are below: -Lake Life -Lake Powell -Brooke Ence - CrossFit Games, Wonder Woman, Good Morning America -Bad Moustaches -Water Skiing and CrossFit -Olympic Luge -CrossFit Games -Overcoming Challenges -Common threads between CrossFit and Lake Life To find out more about these guys and CrossFit, or to keep track of them moving forward, here are some links
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #8: PhD Student and Italian Pro Skier, Matteo Luzzeri 04/18/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #8: PhD Student and Italian Pro Skier, Matteo Luzzeri Italian Pro Skier and Sports Psychology PhD Student Matteo Luzzeri is my guest this week, and we get to talk about some pretty sweet stuff. Mainly, stuff that not only applies to sports (water skiing and others) but also to life. We get to talk about youth and teen skiing (and sports in general) and maybe some of the things you can do as a child (and parent) to stay stoked on life and keep from getting burned out. We want people to stay in water sports for life, so we cover some things that might help kids and parents keep things from getting too serious, too early on. Matteo is smart, much smarter than I am...but he has a great ability to keep complex concepts simple, so everyone can understand. So, he may end up being our "FlowPoint Professor" and we might have him on here every couple months. Please reach out at and let us know what you think of this one and what you'd like to hear & see in the future! Thanks for subscribing!
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #7: Mr. BallOfSpray, John Horton 04/12/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #7: Mr. BallOfSpray, John Horton This week I had the chance to get on a call with John Horton, the founder and owner of . I've known John since I was a kid, and this was fun to kinda not worry about the clock (this one is long....) and just talk about whatever we felt like. Topics covered: -BallOfSpray -State of the Sport of Water Skiing -Pro Skiing -Growing the Sport -Man Made Ski Lakes (his father built the first man-made water ski lake, ever) -Technique and mechanics of skiing -Pork Tacos and Coronas Let us know what you think and give us some suggestions on who you might wanna hear next on the Podcast! Thanks for listening guys!
info_outline FlowPoint Podcast #6: Wade Cox - 40+ career Pro Tour victories, 7 time National Champion, 2 time Masters Champion 04/04/2017
FlowPoint Podcast #6: Wade Cox - 40+ career Pro Tour victories, 7 time National Champion, 2 time Masters Champion Wade Cox is one of the greatest water skiers of all time. He became the youngest skier to ever win a Pro Event, and held that honor for over 2 decades. Wade has been involved with HO Skis for 30 years, and continues to teach and coach water skiing at the Orlando Water Sports complex, as well as traveling clinics around the country. We got to discuss everything from how he got his start in the sport, to who inspired and pushed him to become the skier and person he is today. Hope you enjoy this one, and let us know who you want on the podcast in the future!