OUR

STORY

Waterskiing is what we know and what we love. We ski, we coach, and we compete. We’re involved in this industry because we love it, and no matter how hard or frustrating it can be at times we still can’t get enough of it.

 

We have a vision of progressing slalom waterskiing through innovations in hydrodynamics. Raptor understands what it might mean to increase your personal best by one more pass, one more buoy, or even one quarter of a buoy. We’re inventing, testing, tweaking and testing again trying to find a better way to get it done. We know that through better technique and better tools slalom scores will improve, and we’re excited about being involved in those steps forward.

 

Raptor is dedicated to building World-Class Waterskis and waterski related products, and sharing our love of the sport with you.

 

-Willi Ellermeier 

Raptor is dedicated to building World-Class Waterskis and waterski related products, and sharing our love of the sport with you.
OUR founder & designer
Willi Ellermeier
Willi Ellermeier

Willi Ellermeier

Born April 27, 1949 Traben-Trarbach, Germany

Educated through the German Advanced School System – gymnasium, mathematics, physics, specialized in mechanical physics

Began water skiing in 1956 with the local water ski club

Member of the German National Junior Water Ski Team 1963-1967

Member of the German National Team 1967-1975

Winner of multiple German National Championships

Competed as a finalist in European and three World Championships

Began coaching water skiing in 1977

Coached several regional and national champions

Several went on to compete as pro water skiers

Operates two ski schools: April-October in California, December-February in Mexico

see www.williwaterski.com