Did you ever notice that when you watch a beginner course skier ski the course, their ski bobbles 3 times over the wake? One bobble in, one bobble over the hump, and one bobble out. When you watch a more capable skier, they have one bump, and they are done and onto the buoy.
My skiing usually looks like the 3-bobbles-over-the-wake technique, the worst being the 2nd "trough" that comes right after...Read more
I took a little time on my memorial day weekend to take some still frames from several videos I have of me skiing. The stills can be seen in the Photos section of this site. A still from video is more powerful than a simple picture from a camera because you have exact context with the still frame. In looking at stills, you are going through the video frame by frame and you are seeing exactly...Read more
Site member & ski partner Captain Original (Ryan Ripley) brought Lucky Lowe into town for a clinic last week. The clinic was held on public water, with a portable course. Boats (Malibu TXi and Wakesetter) and driver ("Malibu" Mike Misch) were provided by Munson Ski. The night after the ski clinic, Ryan had everybody over at his house for dinner and cocktails. It was an awesome...Read more
Time is flying. Every time I sign the date on a check or on paperwork at the office I have to verify it with a co-worker and/or wired device of some sort- "Man, is it really [insert unbelievable date here]?". Time marches on relentlessly, seemingly without consideration of the fact that it JUST started feeling like summer in the midwest and without sympathy for the rapidly approaching...Read more