Hangin with Vaclav Zacek(The Iceman) - Czech Rebublic Champion and European showman

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    I had the privledge of hangin out with Vaclav Zacek(The Iceman) from Czech rebublic yesterday at Body Beach. He speaks great english and we BS'ed for a couple hours and rode for a couple hours. Hes a real mellow, humble person(maybe why he's called Iceman?), but he's all business when it comes to freestyle. It was a great time.

    Last year he was on a SJ at the World Finals. He now has a EME 800 thanks to Eric Malone hooking him up with a good deal and to be part of Erics promotion of the EME in Europe. He was also the first person to get a EME in Europe. So its all good for Vaclav and Eric. He competes on the European tours with the likes of Lee Stone, Rok Florjanic, Marc Sickerling, etc. Then the rest of the time he travels and does shows. Sounds like a great lifestyle to me!

    He was on one of Erics practice Polaris Octanes that was used on that big ramp jump Malone used to do. It was more SS ported and had tons of mid and top end. He wasn't shipping his EME over but was waiting for Eric to show up here next week with a buttload of EME's(for sale and for usage at the WF). He also told me that the EME was Homoglated too now, so its official to use in the amateur class.

    The freestyle era has boomed in Europe he says. For the European Championships there were 60 competitors and they spent just a whole day qualifying! Unheard of and insane!

    We switched skis for awhile and he did some tricks on mine that I have never tried. He also gave me a lot of pointers and said I had some skills. It was inspiring to say the least. I really wished I had someone around here like him to ride with and push me harder and show me tricks in person, instead of the videos I watch. I get so much more out of it when its in person. There is no one around here at Havasu that does flatwater freestyle. Tons of Pro racers hangin out everywhere, but not Pro or top level Amatuer Freestylists. Hopefully that'll change someday!

    Anyways, I thought I would share my experience from yesterday as I love the World Finals time and all the peeps from around the world that show up...

    Here's a couple of youtube vids of him in action:

    YouTube - JET SKI FREESTYLE
    YouTube - JET SKI WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2006 -- ICEMAN
     
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    sounds like a blast, are there already a bunch of competitors showing up and practicing there?
     
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    They're starting to show up, and now that all the racers are going to Crazy beach to practice, there is more room for the freestylers to do their thing. Just a few locals on their couches also, but most of them are done for the season. Him and I were the only ones there from like 10-2 pm on a Saturday. Next week will be off the hook, I'm sure, cause all the Japs and everyone else will be there. I like it much better, I call it Freestyle beach now! When you showin up?! :beerchug:

    He also said Lee Stone might be showing up.
     
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    still up in the air for me, not looking good
     
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    does anyone have a list of who's showing up... pros and ams?
     
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    Thanks, I saw that... some of the riders that say they are going are not even on the list...hmmmm
     
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    that would have been an awsome day you cant pay for that
    i am so exited see you there
     
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    Nice to see how large freestyle has become in other parts of the world
     

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