I'm skiing better than ever (new ski reviews coming soon- tons on that) but what I just can't stand when watching my videos, even on passes that feel TERRIFIC, are these closed hips on every offside turn which lead into shoulder-heavy turns. Help?
My wife skied her first full pass yesterday. Six turns, six wake crossings, full width buoys on a 60' line. This is huge.This our 7th Spring Break spent at a ski school and this is the first time that any driver (head coach Patrice) specifically pulled for a beginner in the course. Hand-throttled, gas in the turns and no gas in the wake cross. Basically the opposite sine wave of throttle that...Read more
(Above: Color coordination is important to Eric.)A couple of years ago my ski buddy Eric was a 15 - 28off skier, then he figured something out and started skiing deep into 35off consistently. I can actually remember when a 32mph pass was part of his normal set. Those days are long gone for him as he competed in his first Big Dawg tournament last year.What was this “something...Read more
Built this snowman in the back yard yesterday (note the boat sandbox in the yard- there's the water ski tie-in right there). After an awesome week of snow/ice-melting temps in the 60's, winter decided to pay us a quick visit. The good news, however, is that as I type this the temp is nearing 40 and the snow is once again reverting back to liquid form.
Next weekend we will begin our near-annual...Read more
I know, this is a waterski blog, but tf you have received your most recent copy of Waterski Magazine, on page 10 (bottom right) you will see me at the summit of Mt. Katahdin reading the last issue of 2012. I thought you might like to hear the short story version of my adventure and first ever climb up a real mountain in the middle of the Maine wilderness and my return home. Maybe...Read more