Denny Kidder is considered a living legend in the world of water-ski manufacturing. His designs have been used by some of the best skiers in the world for more than four decades. After glass skis were accepted in the marketplace, he decided to control his own destiny and started his own company called "Stinger". He sold the company in 1977 and in 1979 he started "Kidder". His passion has always been the design and production of three-event water ski products. His company is now known as "D3."