Friday, October 22, 2010

Regina Jaquess Joins Team Malibu for Response LXi

Malibu Boats (@MalibuBoats) welcomes world class women’s slalom skier Regina Jaquess to their Pro Water Ski Team. One of the most accomplished women of water skiing, Jaquess has been on fire over the last year tying the world record and finishing well in nearly all of the sport’s pro tournaments. Competing and training behind every major ski boat brand, Jaquess has her sights set on the Malibu Response LXi to help her finish the 2010 season with a bang. The strength in her turns is only rivaled by her strength of character and her passion for the sport, which are the reasons Jaquess is a great addition to Team Malibu.

Born in Atlanta, GA in 1984, Jaquess has been passionate about water skiing since her parents put her on her first pair of skis. She has carried that passion with her, and it seems even stronger today with the accomplishments she continues to string together behind the boat. Jaquess has run 39' off five different times in less than 18 months at record capable tournaments. She has tied the World Record [1 @ 41 off] three times at three different sites with three different drivers. She has set the World Overall Record three times in the last year. She even broke the US National Open Women’s Jump record with a jump of 176’ in 2010. When asked about the accomplishment she is most excited about right now, Jaquess exclaimed, “I have run 39 off more times in the last two weeks behind a Malibu Response LXi than I have in my entire life!”

“We are extremely flattered that Regina thinks so much of the LXi and Malibu Boats to approach us about being on the team,” said Lani Farmer, Event and Pro Team Director for Malibu Boats. “We have just as much respect for her skiing ability and her level of character. That’s why we did not hesitate to bring her on board.”

When we asked Jaquess her feeling about her new Response LXi ski boat she had this to say, “This boat is awesome! I have run more 39s behind it than any other boat. The wakes are so small and the boat makes the pull seem so easy you hardly even know how short the rope really is.” Jaquess continued, “I have been running past 1 @ 41 off in practice and that has a lot to do with the Response LXi.”

Currently sharing the women’s world slalom record of 1 @ 41 off, Jaquess feels she is very close to besting that performance. On her quest to break the Women’s World Slalom Record Jaquess asked to sign with Malibu Boats to train behind the World Record Breaking Response LXi ski boat. Jaquess will put her slalom skill and world record capable Malibu boat to the test October 23 & 24 at the Cory Pickos World Ski Center in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Jaquess is skiing in the Red Bar Belgian and Eddie Green Opens this weekend.

“I am focused on getting past 1 @ 41' off. I want to own the Women's World Slalom Record,” Jaquess stated.

“We are extremely happy to have Regina on the team and will be pulling for her in more ways than one when she breaks the record,” Farmer concluded.

Visit your local Malibu Boats dealer to experience the record-breaking performance that pro athletes and families seek in the 2011 Response LXi.

“My sponsors Goode, Eagle Sports, Performance Ski and Surf, Masterline, Wileys, and Girls 4 Sports have helped me become #1, and joining Team Malibu will allow me to stay #1!” Jaquess said.

Tags: | | | | | | | | | |

No comments: