Freddy Krueger Lands Perfect Season and Sets Pending World Record!
November 20, 2006
There are moments in life that are simply perfect - often coincidental, rarely calculated. Unless, of course, you are Freddy Krueger. Waterskiing’s poster child for excellence, Krueger has done what no one in watersports history has ever done – he endeavored and accomplished a perfect record this year. And if a Cinderella season were not enough, Krueger won the last tournament on November 5th at McCormick’s in Seffner, Florida by stomping out a world record jump – an astonishing 243 feet.
"The Nightmare" - ProStar 197
In the winner’s circle with Freddy was his MasterCraft ProStar 197, nicknamed “The Nightmare”. Krueger trained with this boat all year and was confident “The Nightmare” was key to breaking the world record. “When I met with the guys at MasterCraft, the goal was simple,” says Krueger. “We wanted a boat that could pull the new world record. We looked at a few options but ultimately we decided to take a production boat and test some up-and-coming technology that can now be found in the 2007 ProStar line, like the LY6 engine, new tranny ratio and prop setup. The result was a great jump boat for me and a better ProStar for our owners.”
The World Record Jump
After winning all the major tournaments, Krueger had yet to beat the now-fallen record of 240 feet. Then the McCormick’s tourney rolled around, offering Krueger one last chance to grab his dream. Powered by MasterCraft’s new LY6 engine, “The Nightmare” and its 400 boisterous horses was keenly dialed in to launch Krueger to uncharted waters. Machine hurled man towards the jump ramp and with a perfect pop, Krueger reached a cruising altitude of nearly 3 stories and landed an amazing 3 feet further than the old record, solidifying his place in skiing history – a history that has been drastically affected by MasterCraft and its obsession with the perfect boat. With Krueger’s world record jump, MasterCraft stands to hold 2 of the 3 current world records.
“When I hit, I knew we had something special,” says Krueger. “And although I was absolutely floored to hear I set a new pending world record, I was not shocked. I have been training for this all year and knew it was within reach. Truth is, when MasterCraft stepped up and said they wanted to help me and the ProStar get to the next level, my confidence soared – their boats are unmatched so I was convinced “The Nightmare” was going to make my dream of a new world record happen - and it did.”