The top 10 water-skiers in disciplines such as slalom and shortboard are expected to participate, skiing for a total purse worth roughly $125,000.
Some competitors will do aerial flips, reach speeds in excess of 70 mph and fly more than 220 feet in the air, and event spokesman Andy Mapple is keeping his fingers crossed that injuries will be rare and far between.
Thats because the event is also being used to showcase the lake as a 2012 Olympic Games site if New York City gets the gig.
Still, Mapple doesnt think a major injury would make the lake any less appealing as an Olympic venue.
In his words, When a race car driver crashes, people dont think any less of the race track.
Up to 30,000 water sport-loving spectators are expected to attend the free exhibition.
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