| Posted Dec 01, 2010 at 11:47 AM||Reply with quote #1 |
|initial reports mention that the French National Training Center has been closed and is now in serious trouble , the French Police is prohibiting access to the lake.|
the Monaco Federation which has wanted to get their hands onto this first class waterski site for a long time have now the opportunity to make their kill move ...
the only person who could now save the day is the greatest skier of all times and current president of the French Federation.
| Posted Dec 01, 2010 at 01:41 PM||Reply with quote #2 |
|Jaret is president of the French Federation? I never knew that.|
| Posted Dec 01, 2010 at 01:49 PM||Reply with quote #3 |
No...I think it's Sammy or Carl?....
| Posted Dec 01, 2010 at 03:09 PM||Reply with quote #4 |
|Sammy and Patrice, although I rooted for Carl.|
| Posted Dec 01, 2010 at 04:43 PM||Reply with quote #5 |
|bummer.. i dident know Jaret was french now |
| Posted Dec 01, 2010 at 05:02 PM||Reply with quote #6 |
|he certainly isn't a "french canadian"!|
| Posted Dec 01, 2010 at 05:24 PM||Reply with quote #7 |
Jaret got all of his skills in the USA, Florida to be exact, so he must be american..??? No?
| Posted Dec 01, 2010 at 05:26 PM||Reply with quote #8 |
|What happened for the police to be able to close it? |
|get the facts right|
| Posted Dec 01, 2010 at 06:29 PM||Reply with quote #9 |
|ACTUALLY what happened was that patrice was causing problems.. fighting as always (somebody should ask jaret just how popular patrice was with other waterskiers).. so he managed to use his nonexistent political skills to get in a fight with the mayor of the city (always a good idea). the only involvement of monaco's federation is that patrice is jealous that the monaco federation's lake is nicer than the french federation's lake and they're in the same area... the monaco federation has zero interest in getting the crappy french lake since they already have a better one! |
| Posted Dec 01, 2010 at 11:20 PM||Reply with quote #10 |
| Posted Dec 02, 2010 at 03:04 AM||Reply with quote #11 |
|This is what happens when too much power is given to people who are not mentally equipped to run a sports federation and think that they are ruling their own kingdom wihtout thinking about the consequences of their actions .... |
| Posted Dec 02, 2010 at 10:54 AM||Reply with quote #12 |
|12 world titles, 25 world records, 34 european titles ... come on that makes me the best skier ever !
hard ti beat that ? even harder to be a bigger jerk ...
| Posted Dec 02, 2010 at 11:58 PM||Reply with quote #13 |
Watching Patrice and his Dad fight (literally) with the other French skiers was almost as entertaining as watching Patrice ski. Then you add in the time Americ Bennett (sorry if 1st name spelled wrong) slammed his trick ski against a tree until it shattered and lasting memories were created.
Say what you want about the French skiers and Patrice imparticular but I will always admire their passion for the sport. No skier was any more competitive then Patrice. Hopefully the French's lake situation will be settled in an equitable fashion so skiing can continue to thrive and new skier's passion developed.
| Posted Dec 03, 2010 at 03:16 AM||Reply with quote #14 |
|WM that wasn't a tree but actually the jury tower at the 91 worlds in Austria and the person responsible was Aymeric's older brother and coach Arnaud who was also responsible for getting Aymeric dqed at the 93 worlds for swearing at the driver Silvia Phillips.
But watching Aymeric and his dad or brothers swear at or punch each other was fun , and also watching bang his head to his ski until he put a dent in it !!!
The Martin's fights were lame compare to this ... But no one was a bigger a-hole than Patrice at tournaments ...
| Posted Dec 04, 2010 at 05:23 PM||Reply with quote #15 |
|Patrice started the French a-hole's school and they are good students |
| Posted Dec 05, 2010 at 03:53 AM||Reply with quote #16 |
|FR can you entertain us with names and examples ? |
| Posted Dec 06, 2010 at 08:25 AM||Reply with quote #17 |
|battleday kicked patrices dog into the water on the dock of a tournament, patrice got angry and fell early. Battleday was king of mind games|
| Posted Dec 06, 2010 at 02:09 PM||Reply with quote #18 |
a-hole or not, Patrice was dominant in his time.
| Posted Dec 06, 2010 at 03:26 PM||Reply with quote #19 |
|so were a lot of others without the attitude ... |
| Posted Dec 14, 2010 at 08:59 AM||Reply with quote #20 |
|with everything i heard about patrice, i should say that he is the worst ass-ole of the world... but guys you should just understand, that being an assole was probably to escape from pressure. and he is the most decorated waterskier of history... so for me, he is not an assole. |
| Posted Dec 15, 2010 at 03:54 AM||Reply with quote #21 |
|babyskier, do you know the guy ? have you ever met him ? he is the worst possible person to be around and he's taught the french skiers well on how to behave like @ss holes too ... it will take generations to undo the harm he's done ... |
| Posted Dec 15, 2010 at 04:19 AM||Reply with quote #22 |
|Did/Does Patrice have a big influence on Sacha? |
|sticking up 4 tha kiiiids|
| Posted Dec 15, 2010 at 07:22 AM||Reply with quote #23 |
|the french kids are good guys now, actually enjoy having fun on and off the water. i dont think this guy has had such a big influence on them.|
| Posted Dec 15, 2010 at 11:44 AM||Reply with quote #24 |
That is just the French being French. Non?
| Posted Dec 16, 2010 at 07:53 AM||Reply with quote #25 |
|You want a answer ? here it is.|
Patrice Martin is maybe an asshole, but he is the one who is trying to push waterskiing as a big sport in Europe. Using his image, yes of course, but anyway it works. This year, waterskiing was on our national tv show every week. at least almost. He is our president, so we have to respect him. And i'm not trying to defend him, but you should all respect him as a super skier, who won i don't know how many tournaments. He is not the one who created the problem with the director of the lake. He is the one who tried to make everything out. So maybe, you don't like him, thing that i can understand, but instead of saying bullsh*t about this story of national ski center, ask people who really know what happened.
And sorry "not french", but we're one of the coolest team ever.. look at these girls Clementine , Marion and Anais. Beautiful, friendly and awesome :-)
| Posted Dec 16, 2010 at 10:34 AM||Reply with quote #26 |
|Yes we love Patrice...ahahahah.....fu.. that! and i don't think we are watching the same national tv show... |
| Posted Dec 16, 2010 at 10:40 AM||Reply with quote #27 |
|French , you seem to really know what happened so can you tell us exactly what then ? and most of all when will Roquebrune be available to skiers again ... |
As for Patrice , it is one thing that he was one of the best skiers of all time , it is another to run a Federation , this person has always been driven by personal ambition and gain , his ultimate goal is to join the Olympic Committee and he will then drop the federation the instant this happens ...
One more thing, as president of the federation he is also responsible for the national training center , if it's not running it is HIS fault and no one else's ... period.
When someone has been hatred by so many people for so long you can feel a pattern ...