For the 2016 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships, the Orlando Watersports Complex was chosen to host this momentous professional wakeboarding event. This impressive wakeboarding venue is home to both boat towing wakeboarding opportunities, featuring Nautique Boat towing in the complex. Additionally, there are winch cable towing systems present in the Orlando Watersports Complex that allow for tight, close runs that can be repeated over and over again. In fact, the Orlando complex is home to two separate cable tow areas that are based specifically on the varying skill levels of many different riders.
One of the cable sections is known as the standard cable section, and this area has winch tow apparatuses and basic, small sized kicker ramps and slide rails. The other winch tow area in the complex is the advanced cable section, where there are much more difficult kickers, gaps, and rails in the water. This is truly a world-class facility, where the 2016 Nautique WWA event wakeboarders competing can truly express their skills at the highest possible level. From August 4th to the 7th, this fantastic Watersports Complex will be home to some of the best wakeboarders on the planet battling it out.
For the scheduling at the Nautique WWA Event, there are many different qualifying categories beginning the competition. Thursday at the start of the event, there will mostly just be semi-qualifier rounds, LCQ Rounds, and basic qualifying rounds. Friday is going to bring another round of qualifying events, in the categories of Novice Wakeboard, Intermediate Wakeboard, Advanced Wakeboard, Pro Wakeskate, and Pro Wakeboard. After those qualifiers are done on Friday from 8am to 1:30pm, there will be a rider meeting for the Featured performances. Within the category of Featured performances, there are Groms, Boys, Open Women, Jr. Men, Open Men, Masters, Pro Women, and Pro Men. These event qualifiers will run from 2:30pm to 7:15pm, with every group having a half-hour or fifteen-minute block to utilize. Saturday and Sunday will bring semi and final rounds for all of the aforementioned categories of competitors at the 2016 Nautique WWA event.
The heat scheduling for the Nautique event is going to be fairly standard practice, giving each competitor a relatively brief amount of time to pull off some impressive lines and hopefully advance in the competition. The way the heats will be set up is by having 1 turn and 1 pick up, giving riders a sufficient yet not excessive amount of time and space to make their move. IN LCQ Rounds however, there will only be 1 turn and no pick-ups in the round, giving riders even less time to make something happen out on the water. With an effective mixture of features and qualifying rounds, the 2016 Nautique WWA Event is sure to be an exciting time for competitors and spectators alike.
Another important detail pertaining to the progression of the competition is the existence of Wild Card Tricks that are not going to be permitted in all rounds and days of the competition. Wild Card tricks will not be allowed on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday of the competition. It is only upon the arrival of Sunday and the final rounds being hosted on that day, that we will begin to see some Wild Card Tricks, but they will be almost exclusively in the Traditional Final event.
Within the corporate and sponsorship aspects of the 2016 Nautique WWA event at Orlando Watersports Complex, there are many sponsors but only a handful of especially substantial sponsors. Without these companies and sponsors helping to facilitate this massive professional wakeboarding event, it is hard to imagine such a large competition taking place so smoothly and seamlessly. Starting out with WPWS, they are a massive sponsor of the 2016 Nautique event and an extremely important name in the wakeboarding world.
Next down the line of course is Nautique, who are another top tier supporter of this 2016 WWA Event, and their support has been truly integral to the success and planning of this competition. Finally, last but not least, Rockstar Energy is a third noteworthy top tier sponsor for the 2016 Nautique event, and their products are sure to be driving many of the phenomenal athletes who will be competing from August 4th to the 7th in this 2016 Nautique WWA professional wakeboarding event.