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sizzler
09-04-2006, 04:49 PM
Hey I had Scootas gloves back in the 80's too sizzler...hes complete....just a note I noticed you have your watch on....2 days ago a friend gave me a wiggle to help me cheek out and I made the sin of putting my hands to my face when I went out the front...the buckle on the strap went down my face....lots of blood no real damage....I'll never wear it again...but I do blame the boat driver as I always do.

scott...thx for the heads-up..........i'll try and remember.....but my brain goes all mushy as soon as i think about goin' footin'



sizz

Leroy
09-04-2006, 05:05 PM
Great shots Sizzler! You look at ease on your feet!

krbaugh
09-05-2006, 12:51 AM
A twist on the human toe

sassydog
09-05-2006, 06:07 AM
impressive!!

sizzler
09-05-2006, 06:22 AM
how do they start??

Mag_Red
09-05-2006, 08:23 AM
how do they start??Very carefully:)

suedv
09-05-2006, 08:35 AM
A twist on the human toe


Wow! That is amazing!

sizzler
09-05-2006, 09:28 AM
Great shots Sizzler! You look at ease on your feet!
cheers leroy.....i do love it

Upper Michigan Prostar190
09-06-2006, 10:01 AM
Here is a pic of Peason footin' on Lake Superior:)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/guitarzan1972/peason1.jpg

DooSPX
09-06-2006, 11:31 AM
Here is a pic of Peason footin' on Lake Superior:)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/guitarzan1972/peason1.jpg

is htat your 91?

Upper Michigan Prostar190
09-06-2006, 11:40 AM
Yes sir Doo, that is my 91 prostar towing him. There are two more pics over on the thread in general section.

jbfootin
09-07-2006, 10:58 AM
Here is a link to a video a neighbor did for the arctic cat web site. The begining is his son and neices swiming, but then he gets to me and my cousin teaching his wife to foot. My cousin is the one on the boom, I am the one long line that does a tumble turn. The wife is the one doing face plants and trying to step off of a ski.

http://www.arcticchat.com/forums/index.php?act=module&module=gallery&cmd=si&img=1241

CoFooter
09-07-2006, 12:05 PM
We were hanging out drinking beer on Labor Day and I decided to try a back deep in just my bathing suit. Pretty cool once, but I don't think I'll ever find a need to do it again............

peason
09-07-2006, 02:36 PM
We were hanging out drinking beer on Labor Day and I decided to try a back deep in just my bathing suit. Pretty cool once, but I don't think I'll ever find a need to do it again............

I would like to learn a back deep also - any tips?

CoFooter
09-07-2006, 02:58 PM
Peason,

I learned on the boom last year and on the long line this season. There's loads of info and tips out there on Lane Bowers site and ABC forum, etc. Most of its pretty good info, but some of it is conflicting. I'll tell you from experience what helped me the most.

1) Get a good wetsuit with a lot of flotation, dry suit is even better.
2) Learn from someone who has mastered it, and most importantly mastered the driving. This will make or break you (literally) in the learning stages.
3) Shoe skis are great for getting the technique down
3) Don't give up. For most people its a long learning curve with a lot of ups and downs. It takes a while to convert the technical aspects of this start to actually doing it. Getting comfortable once you get up also takes time. Be prepared to ring your bell more than a few times.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

Footin
09-07-2006, 04:20 PM
Good advise Cofooter. Anyone who has gotten up backwards has paid there dues. I thought lineline frontwards was a long learning curve untill I learned backs. Best parts of the above advise are the driver and a good teacher.

atlfootr
09-10-2006, 10:13 AM
head'n out to foot ... :wavey:

Mag_Red
09-10-2006, 11:23 PM
Go easy on me as I just started footin thanks to "Footin" Thanks Mike:toast: First the tumble..................

Mag_Red
09-10-2006, 11:31 PM
and up!:dance:

krbaugh
09-10-2006, 11:39 PM
way to go!


What is the boat?
How fast where you going?
That is a ton of side spray

Mag_Red
09-11-2006, 12:00 AM
way to go!


What is the boat? Prostar 209
How fast where you going? 34-36 MPH
That is a ton of side spray I think part of the problem is the boom isn't long enough for a big beamed boat

sizzler
09-11-2006, 03:09 AM
i too get lots of side spray on my X9....You can get a boom extension to help this.......


mag...nice stance...gotta let those arms out tho'

keep'em up

sassydog
09-11-2006, 08:07 AM
Looking good Mags, now we got one more to do a multiple man boom run!! :D

krbaugh
09-21-2006, 12:35 AM
This might help the spray

http://home.comcast.net/~lreinsma/boom_acc.htm#"dhtml_scripts.html"

suedv
09-24-2006, 10:49 PM
Ben and Ryan setting up for the base of a barefoot pyramid.... they just needed a brave person who wanted to take a ride.

CoFooter
09-27-2006, 10:39 AM
Ben and Ryan setting up for the base of a barefoot pyramid.... they just needed a brave person who wanted to take a ride.

Cool...... but how does the brave guy get up on their shoulders?

RickDV
09-27-2006, 06:19 PM
Cool...... but how does the brave guy get up on their shoulders?

On our team they begin on a deep water start with the footers on two skis each. The climber starts on a single ski and starts climbing as soon as possible and stays in a squat position on the shoulders. Then the footers step out of their skis (one ski at a time.) Once they are footing the climber stands. The dismount must be timed carefully with the climber dropping (backward) first and then the footers.

Rope length, boat speed, braided end or handle for the climber is all up to individual preference. Boat speed must be faster than for normal footing (add 5mph or more).

BTW - the only brave "guy" on our team willing to climb is a 15 year old girl!

RickDV

CoFooter
09-28-2006, 10:46 AM
Rick, I can't even imagine. You show skiers rock........

whitedog
09-28-2006, 11:15 AM
BFP's look something like this on the water 56 MPH for these guys and gals.

chudson
09-28-2006, 11:35 AM
That looks super!!!

jbfootin
09-28-2006, 12:19 PM
been the base for these many times, and I wouldn't want to be the top. Brave is a good word for it...

barefoot
09-28-2006, 12:25 PM
Jeff...amazing pic! I got goose bumps looking at it!



BFP's look something like this on the water 56 MPH for these guys and gals.

whitedog
09-28-2006, 01:14 PM
Jeff...amazing pic! I got goose bumps looking at it!

Rock Aquajays opening BFS Nationals 2005. Don't remember who took picture but its from the bleachers in the beer tent.:rolleyes:

jbfootin
09-28-2006, 02:32 PM
Rock Aquajays opening BFS Nationals 2005. Don't remember who took picture but its from the bleachers in the beer tent.:rolleyes:
The best seats in the house!:D

barefoot
09-28-2006, 03:00 PM
agreed! No better seats then next to the beer!

jbfootin
09-28-2006, 04:56 PM
I remember being at Loves Park, in Rochester IL. They didn't allow drinking there, so we were all hanging out by the truck of my car for some reason:rolleyes:

whitedog
09-28-2006, 06:42 PM
The best seats in the house!:D

Beer tent:

At 9:00 AM Sunday for the party crowd. :headbang:

MasterCrafting
09-28-2006, 07:56 PM
From the other day...Footing behind Ski*MC's boat

MasterCrafting
09-28-2006, 07:59 PM
Cracking around the turn...man...i was moving out there...

SKI*MC
09-28-2006, 08:51 PM
Awsome you have pictures now!

atlfootr
09-30-2006, 09:59 AM
jus gett'n off lake cold front mov'n in = really chopy (reminded me of the many reasons why I left Lake Lanier , Atlanta GA:rolleyes:

123src
10-03-2006, 08:00 PM
My buddy last month behind my 92 205...

123src
10-03-2006, 09:44 PM
2006 Barefoot nationals...Backwards slalom... These guys were amazing!

123src
10-03-2006, 09:46 PM
2006 Worlds.... Jumping

krbaugh
10-03-2006, 10:42 PM
Sure are MasterCraft Skier Keith St Onge set a world record and won the overal.
Last I looked MasterCraft did not even have it up un there web site

http://www.barefootcentral.com/videos/whodoyalove.wmv

atlfootr
10-13-2006, 12:14 PM
jus gett'n off lake cold front mov'n in = really chopy (reminded me of the many reasons why I left Lake Lanier , Atlanta GA:rolleyes:But still somehow, my Georgia foot'n bud's still seem to find me :D
http://www.flickr.com/photos/84517328@N00/

tex
11-15-2007, 03:44 PM
A guy that I skied with at SW sent this to me today!

Laurel_Lake_Skier
11-15-2007, 05:12 PM
Great shot....thanks for posting it!

kawagaskier
11-15-2007, 05:39 PM
Here is one of me in the rare chance to be able to do some footing on Lake Superior.

ilikeitglacy
11-15-2007, 08:54 PM
here's my 11yr old son!!!:cool:...slalomin'

3event
11-16-2007, 01:59 PM
Here is one of me in the rare chance to be able to do some footing on Lake Superior.

Kawa, that shot is AMAZING, thanks for sharing it!

If I had one like that I'd put it in the family room (possibly over the protest of wife).

atlfootr
11-26-2007, 09:45 AM
I went foot'n on Turkey Day, anyone else?

Hollywood
11-26-2007, 12:39 PM
I went foot'n on Turkey Day, anyone else?

Not Turkey Day, but black Friday, in Wisconsin.

atlfootr
11-26-2007, 06:48 PM
Not Turkey Day, but black Friday, in Wisconsin.
Well at least you got out there, good for you :D

Hollywood
11-27-2007, 11:21 AM
I went and saw suedv's pics, looks like they had some cold water fun as well.

floridamastercraft
11-27-2007, 10:34 PM
I was footin on turkey day!!!!

trickskier
12-14-2007, 09:42 PM
. .
30016

atlfootr
12-17-2007, 07:02 PM
. .
30016Com'on down for some lessons on posture 'n glide 8p

Laurel_Lake_Skier
10-22-2008, 10:13 PM
Let's bring this thread back to life!

atlfootr
10-22-2008, 10:26 PM
Was that taken today ?

WTRSK1R
10-23-2008, 02:45 AM
This was taken in the beginning of October, but I am afraid I will not get my traditional Nov run in this year.

2RLAKE
10-23-2008, 07:00 AM
some of my friends in Michigan this summer

Laurel_Lake_Skier
10-23-2008, 07:52 PM
Was that taken today ?

It was a little over a week ago. The water here is cooling off.....just over 50 that day, now its in the 40's.

Footin
10-23-2008, 08:09 PM
Great pictures LLS.

areamike
10-24-2008, 11:46 AM
http://www.barefootski.com/files/pics/mike_102408_1.jpg

atlfootr
10-24-2008, 05:00 PM
It was a little over a week ago.
The water here is cooling off.....just over 50 that day, now its in the 40's.Sounds to me like you need to pack up those drysuits and head down here for a week :cool:
At worst, you'd have to wear a heater shirt ....

Laurel_Lake_Skier
10-24-2008, 05:13 PM
Sounds to me like you need to pack up those drysuits and head down here for a week :cool:
At worst, you'd have to wear a heater shirt ....

There may be a day I'll take you up on that!

Laurel_Lake_Skier
10-24-2008, 05:14 PM
Wow! Great shot Areamike!!!!!

SkiDog
10-24-2008, 06:37 PM
Wanna see footin? Check out the front page of Yahoo.com today. Keith St Onge is on there today.

No Skeez
10-24-2008, 06:49 PM
Here's a few from my collection...

And Yes, the splits were intentional!

sk8salomon
10-24-2008, 08:53 PM
http://www.barefootski.com/files/pics/mike_102408_1.jpg

that is one of the coolest footin' pics i've ever seen! talk about glass

Slinkyredfoot
10-24-2008, 09:06 PM
These are great pictures as well, I love to see good barefooters....but do we all have to be such showoffs....:D just skiddin'

barefoot
10-24-2008, 09:49 PM
Haven't been here in a while. Nice to see you guys!

My buddy Matty B and his first double long line. I'm on the drivers side

barefoot
10-24-2008, 09:52 PM
Rockman and me

erkoehler
10-24-2008, 10:10 PM
Either that is an older pic or I need to go check our inventory!

03 35th Anniversary
10-24-2008, 10:14 PM
Rockman and me

Barefoot, that looks alot like that blue flake 214 that was sitting at CMC this summer.... ;)

03 35th Anniversary
10-24-2008, 10:16 PM
Either that is an older pic or I need to go check our inventory!

Slow internet connection............

I was wondering if it was the same boat.

WTRSK1R
10-25-2008, 06:29 PM
Barefoot, that looks alot like that blue flake 214 that was sitting at CMC this summer.... ;)

Actually that is the 214 that Eric brought up to Minocqua Mayhem in the summer of 2007. I was in the chase boat when that photo was taken.


Steve

barefoot
10-26-2008, 12:29 PM
Yup, steve...I was looking through old photos and came accross that one.

That was a beautiful boat. Rock and I had a lot of fun behind it. Eric, I'll let that sit in your inventory and I'll come buy it in a few years! That's, unless, I can't find a 35th sooner :rolleyes:

atlfootr
04-15-2009, 07:10 PM
Since there's been no barefoot post since '08, here's to the new year!
Canadian style ... boat less :D Video at bottom of page

http://www.barefoot-forum.com/barefootforum/forum_images/bullet.png (http://www.barefoot-forum.com/barefootforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=587&PID=10658#10658) Posted: April 03 2009 at 10:11am
From the makers of the video and I quote, "here is a video taken last weekend...
still 18 inches of ice on our lake"... http://www.barefoot-forum.com/barefootforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=587&PN=6

panshovel68
04-20-2009, 05:22 PM
This must have been my first or second time getting up on 5ft line. I have plenty of videos but no recent pics. I think this year will get more photographs. What lenghts of rope does everyone use long line? I use 100ft but alot of these ropes look shorter.

03 35th Anniversary
04-20-2009, 05:25 PM
This must have been my first or second time getting up on 5ft line. I have plenty of videos but no recent pics. I think this year will get more photographs. What lenghts of rope does everyone use long line? I use 100ft but alot of these ropes look shorter.

I think the one I use is 85' long.

panshovel68
04-20-2009, 08:29 PM
Thanks, cant wait to do some experimenting...now that i have my own ride.

erkoehler
04-20-2009, 09:15 PM
This must have been my first or second time getting up on 5ft line. I have plenty of videos but no recent pics. I think this year will get more photographs. What lenghts of rope does everyone use long line? I use 100ft but alot of these ropes look shorter.


70ft. behind a 197 isn't bad but I am usually at 90 or 100.

Footin
04-20-2009, 09:19 PM
85 foot rope plus 5 foot handle.

panshovel68
04-20-2009, 09:44 PM
Ok, so the 100ft + 5ft handle isnt too far off. Ive always just footed with what was being used. I guess I will start off on the prostar190 with 90+5 and go from there. So glad to have my own ski boat.

Barefooter92
05-01-2009, 12:37 PM
What am I doing wrong? I can not see any of the posted pictures.

wheeler
05-05-2009, 05:29 PM
Summer before last (back surgery last year) good to go this year :-) Me on far right...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/Mrkwhlr2/Footin1.jpg

wheeler
05-05-2009, 05:30 PM
Five foot footin'

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/Mrkwhlr2/Footin2.jpg

panshovel68
05-05-2009, 05:40 PM
just orderd my new boom with an 18 inch extension for the 190.

atlfootr
05-05-2009, 06:14 PM
Probably a good idea to have an xtra 18 w/ that kinda bow spray.
Why are you guys runn'n w/ so long of rope, regular tournament rope length's 70 plus a 5 foot handle.

panshovel68
05-05-2009, 06:20 PM
Probably a good idea to have that xtra 18 w/ that kinda bow spray.

Thats what i was thinking...for 50 extra bucks, cant go wrong

atlfootr
05-05-2009, 06:36 PM
Another plus for the handle is for the little future footers with smaller hands.

Kaser
05-05-2009, 11:22 PM
Second time out this summer, still cold enough up in michigan to make my toeseys go numb after a few minutes

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs008.snc1/2853_1059699413666_1261320015_30147000_7782175_n.j pg

:)

panshovel68
05-15-2009, 08:23 PM
So I finally got my boat together, 1990 ps190, with new motor. My main use will be for footing, but will be skiing and some light wake boarding. I should have some pics footing next to it and behind it this weekend(weather permiting) I know all the SERIOUS footers use outboards, but what do you all think? I went from the 240hp ford to a 315hp chevy. Will this boat be a decent footing boat?

atlfootr
05-15-2009, 09:21 PM
240hp ford to a 315hp chevy, that extra 75 should be almost enough for front toe holds ...
definitely plenty for one foots that's for sure~!

I know it's not an outboard, but yes to answer your question ...
It will be more than decent for footing :rolleyes: besides that, it's still a MasterCraft! 8p
So who should care, ENJOY :D I'd try to avoid the powerlines if I were you.



Have FUN

Be Safe and remember

russlars
05-15-2009, 10:53 PM
So I finally got my boat togather, 1990 ps190, with new motor. My main use will be for footing, but will be skiing and some light wake boarding. I should have some pics footing next to it and behind it this weekend(weather permiting) I know all the SERIOUS footers use outboards, but what do you all think? I went from the 240hp ford to a 315hp chevy. Will this boat be a decent footing boat?
Make sure that it has the right prop and you should be good to go!

panshovel68
05-15-2009, 11:11 PM
Make sure that it has the right prop and you should be good to go!

Man I was lucky, the 13x13 prop tacks out perfect. The new motor is a 5200rpm motor and the engine turns 5200. I guess that going from the 4600 rpm ford to the 5200rpm motor the hp diff doesnt matter because the extra rpms the new motor turns. I cant wait to get it on!

VOLFAN
05-16-2009, 10:04 AM
Why do you want an outboard for footin?

panshovel68
05-16-2009, 10:16 PM
I finally got her out footin:cool: Not the best pic, but it will do.

peason
05-17-2009, 12:06 AM
Why do you want an outboard for footin?

Typically the outboard boats throw a better barefoot wake. I am sure some of the other footers can weigh in on this- but less of a wake and less turbulence.

87MCProstar
05-17-2009, 06:04 PM
along with the smaller wake, flatter table, there acceleration is quicker and have a faster top speed.

panshovel68
05-25-2009, 09:10 PM
Footin behind the 190! Ran great plenty of power and a nice wake
:cool:

azthunder
06-10-2009, 12:43 AM
http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo45/cstark00/Randem/DSC05618.jpg

sizzler
06-10-2009, 05:35 AM
heres one....

DJnGA
07-01-2009, 10:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sV37VkI2ZM

chudson
07-22-2009, 09:36 AM
Me back in the early 1970's behind my Dad's MarkTwain at Mattoon Lake IL.. Our lake had a rule that you had to wear a swim cap or hat, said it made you more visible when down in the water.
49594

captain planet
07-22-2009, 09:52 AM
Here is what I finally learned over vacation this year! :D

ski_king
07-22-2009, 09:56 AM
Here is what I finally learned over vacation this year! :D

Not bad for a Bengal fan.

captain planet
07-22-2009, 10:01 AM
Thanks.....I think.:rolleyes:

That was the first time I got up and rode with training shoes. The next day I got up without the shoes, however I don't have any pictures of it. I will get some this weekend.

gogo2390
07-23-2009, 01:01 AM
no pictures here just videos of me eating it lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVpy1pkW5hE

2RLAKE
07-23-2009, 06:10 AM
capt planet ... awesome ... are you coming down to Norm's at all this year? let me know and we can get some footing in

captain planet
07-23-2009, 04:47 PM
capt planet ... awesome ... are you coming down to Norm's at all this year? let me know and we can get some footing in

I'm not sure what is going to happen. I would like to get down there for a few days/long weekend, but summer is slipping away....also running out of vacation days. :(

areamike
07-28-2009, 02:43 PM
http://fauxpas.org/mystuff/pics/mike_ouch2.jpg



http://fauxpas.org/mystuff/pics/mike_ouch3.jpg

mpm32
07-28-2009, 03:00 PM
Ha awesome pic. Look like you're praying it's not going to hurt too much.

Hollywood
07-28-2009, 03:08 PM
Popped the handle on a barrel roll? Nice!

wiltok
07-28-2009, 08:18 PM
Taken a few weeks ago.

wiltok
07-28-2009, 08:20 PM
One more from that epic day....

brucemac
07-29-2009, 02:02 AM
woah! sweet pics!!!!

Hollywood
07-29-2009, 10:02 AM
Are you cleaning your gloves off?

areamike
07-30-2009, 12:30 PM
http://www.fauxpas.org/mystuff/pics/mike_flip_final.jpg

flipper
07-30-2009, 12:32 PM
Mike seems to enjoy torture. ahahaha Great pics

areamike
07-30-2009, 02:22 PM
Yup, I love torture ;)...gotta keep it going with a redemption...

http://www.fauxpas.org/mystuff/pics/one_foot.jpg

gogo2390
07-30-2009, 09:46 PM
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs135.snc1/5770_1151201744366_1357290247_30525692_2799256_n.j pg

not a great pic cut it out of a video from today....kinda funny though

tex
08-02-2009, 05:15 PM
A couple of years ago!

cbryan70
08-02-2009, 05:21 PM
Me back in the early 1970's behind my Dad's MarkTwain at Mattoon Lake IL.. Our lake had a rule that you had to wear a swim cap or hat, said it made you more visible when down in the water.
49594

I always wondered if you could Ski on mattoon lake when I went to EIU. Some CHEAP shacks on the water there.

87MCProstar
08-09-2009, 02:16 PM
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa218/87MCProstar/feet.jpg

from the other day

erkoehler
08-09-2009, 04:59 PM
I need to get some new pics......I will try to link to a few videos!

87MCProstar
08-25-2009, 04:52 PM
http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa218/87MCProstar/?action=view&current=shortbackwards.flv

87MCProstar
08-25-2009, 04:55 PM
http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa218/87MCProstar/?action=view&current=doublewithtumble.flv


Maybe something for the Mods or Mastercraft to think about, there is another site where you can upload videos links like photos, where you see the player in the post. Looks a lot cleaner

DJnGA
08-25-2009, 07:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ikxVju9N1I

DJnGA
08-25-2009, 07:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWUcoF8MgXw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIIS-DARxWg

trickskier
08-25-2009, 07:33 PM
Boom to Boom..................:D

50938

trickskier
08-25-2009, 07:35 PM
Me, MagRed, & Footin at MM4 last year..............:D

50939

sethro
09-08-2009, 08:40 PM
Things didn't go so well here.

areamike
09-09-2009, 01:28 PM
At least there is a purty rainbow behind ya Seth...haha!

areamike
09-09-2009, 01:52 PM
Glass from last October.

http://www.fauxpas.org/mystuff/pics/morning101008.jpg

DJnGA
09-09-2009, 01:55 PM
great picture

76S&S
09-09-2009, 03:28 PM
^^Awesome pic

Hollywood
09-09-2009, 03:35 PM
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs113.snc1/4829_1163934332108_1040346301_501601_4833397_n.jpg

JLeuck64
09-09-2009, 03:54 PM
Ahhh, nothing beats that feeling of skiing in a barefoot line! That right there is friggin awesome!

areamike
09-09-2009, 04:20 PM
Hollywood, lucky 13 eh? Sweet!

Hoosier Bob
09-09-2009, 04:22 PM
Where is that at Mike?:confused:Glass from last October.

http://www.fauxpas.org/mystuff/pics/morning101008.jpg

kyfooter
09-09-2009, 05:35 PM
Last weekend

areamike
09-09-2009, 05:42 PM
Where is that at Mike?:confused:

Lake Freeman...only time we get glass is during the week, early mornings.

whitedog
09-09-2009, 07:37 PM
20 guys having fun
Brought to you by the Rock Aqua Jays, The Dyne boats and Mercury outboards

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAsqOVHtTQU

wiltok
09-09-2009, 08:22 PM
While I don't have another pic to post - I do want to report that I completed my second long line tumble turn this afternoon. Felt great - there is still some time to perfect them!! (I did the first successful tumble on Sunday morn).

Hollywood
09-10-2009, 09:17 AM
Nice video, what was the previous record?

sizzler
09-10-2009, 09:30 AM
Glass from last October.

http://www.fauxpas.org/mystuff/pics/morning101008.jpg

is that your barefoot suit over the top off your drysuit????

never done that....always had it on underneath......benefits??


pete

areamike
09-10-2009, 10:28 AM
is that your barefoot suit over the top off your drysuit????

never done that....always had it on underneath......benefits??


pete

Yes, I always wear it over the top anymore. Can do more tumbles and deep starts without the fear of ruining the drysuit over time. I actually bought a barefoot suit one size larger just for winter footing so I can wear it over my drysuit. It works out great. My ski buddy does the same anymore.
That drysuit is the Ocean Rodeo Pyro lite and I have worn it for 5 seasons now. Still in like new condition. I just bought the new Eagle drysuit as a backup if/when the Ocean Rodeo should ever fail.

areamike
09-10-2009, 10:35 AM
What the heck am I looking at?

http://tomsremote.com/mystuff/pics/mike_look.jpg

sethro
09-10-2009, 10:50 AM
That looks to be the area of the "whip" so I'm guessing you are looking back at the bridge to see if that wakeboard boat pulling a tube off of the tower is going to continue under the bridge...or spin around to mess up the water for your return run. :D:D:D

That one of you just prior in the drysuit is an AWESOME pic. Actually they are all awesome pics, keep them coming.

whitedog
09-10-2009, 11:31 AM
Nice video, what was the previous record?

Previous was like 16, we had done 18 in several show this year but did not have the right video to make it official. Tried 23 in the show later in the day but only about 16 made it through the show course.

Hollywood
09-10-2009, 11:43 AM
What makes the video right and who is the record keeper? Great idea with the booms. Anything stopping you from going for more? Are you out of skiers? I can't imagine the boat is out of power, if so could it be propped different just for a huge barefoot line?

whitedog
09-10-2009, 12:34 PM
What makes the video right and who is the record keeper? Great idea with the booms. Anything stopping you from going for more? Are you out of skiers? I can't imagine the boat is out of power, if so could it be propped different just for a huge barefoot line?

Video needs to be submitted to NSSA and USA water-ski for verification. Earlier videos were not good enough quality. Boat has plenty of power just running out of skiers. Powered by triple 300hp Mercury Optimax engines. Speed is about 46 mph and the boat has more.


There is always next year.

captain planet
09-10-2009, 12:48 PM
Video needs to be submitted to NSSA and USA water-ski for verification. Earlier videos were not good enough quality. Boat has plenty of power just running out of skiers. Powered by triple 300hp Mercury Optimax engines. Speed is about 46 mph and the boat has more.


There is always next year.

I would like to see the start of that line!!! I imagine it would be a cluster! 8p

kawagaskier
09-10-2009, 01:27 PM
OK I'll play...

kawagaskier
09-10-2009, 01:44 PM
And another... I've posted this one somewhere else on here before, but thought it worthy for another go.

Hollywood
09-10-2009, 01:51 PM
Is that the Lake Superior photo? I think I remember it. You guys tumble smooth, my Eagle SS hates tumbling, and so do I!

kawagaskier
09-10-2009, 02:31 PM
Yep thats Superior. The tumbles have gotten smoother for me over time, now I can spin both ways without any trouble, but in the early days of trying them the were pretty rough. Just for grins, here's a decent tumble sequence.

kawagaskier
09-10-2009, 02:32 PM
Last one...

areamike
09-10-2009, 02:51 PM
kawagaskier, nice pics.

I know this isn't a set of footin' photos, but this is my wife using my barefoot shorts and my barefoot toe hold handle. She is trying to learn step offs from combos to a slalom ski and apparently got scared when she started going out of the wake. Funny how she just bails out at the end....sheesh. :cry:

http://tomsremote.com/mystuff/pics/janie_scared.jpg

kawagaskier
09-10-2009, 03:00 PM
yeah, I learned just stepping off too and just going that fast on a ski for the first time is scary. The water gets really hard! She might want to just get used to going that fast on the water and gain some comfort at speed on a ski then start working on the step-offs.

barefoot
09-10-2009, 03:30 PM
Nice! It's good to see a team pushing the limits!



20 guys having fun
Brought to you by the Rock Aqua Jays, The Dyne boats and Mercury outboards

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAsqOVHtTQU

areamike
09-10-2009, 03:31 PM
yeah, I learned just stepping off too and just going that fast on a ski for the first time is scary. The water gets really hard! She might want to just get used to going that fast on the water and gain some comfort at speed on a ski then start working on the step-offs.

Actually she is not even learning step-offs to barefooting, that was simply stepping off combos to slalom and she freaked out.

areamike
09-10-2009, 03:44 PM
Dbl post..sorry.

Speaking of Step-offs. Here was my first successful time stepping off. No pic, just video!

http://www.fauxpas.org/mystuff/videos/millakickoff.wmv

kawagaskier
09-10-2009, 04:24 PM
Nice! You made it look pretty easy for your first step off.

areamike
09-10-2009, 04:50 PM
Nice! You made it look pretty easy for your first step off.


First success that is. Took about half a dozen times to finally get it done. Since then I haven't missed one.

Rockman
09-10-2009, 05:35 PM
Great pics you guys!

Glad to see there are some footers still out there!

erkoehler
09-10-2009, 06:36 PM
Great pics you guys!

Glad to see there are some footers still out there!

Where our the pics from our one outing this year?

Ski-me
09-10-2009, 06:50 PM
Dbl post..sorry.

Speaking of Step-offs. Here was my first successful time stepping off. No pic, just video!

http://www.fauxpas.org/mystuff/videos/millakickoff.wmv

Your wake is almost non-existent. What boat were you behind? Same boat as your wife in the upper pics?

whitedog
09-10-2009, 06:53 PM
I would like to see the start of that line!!! I imagine it would be a cluster! 8p

Not too bad really. Get a bunch of show skiers together and rope handling become secondary. We regularly pull 30 plus on sitting dock starts as do most of the bigger show ski teams.
Sorry no pictures available yet. I'll post when I get them.

Laurel_Lake_Skier
09-10-2009, 08:20 PM
A couple at the tail end of our season. With some luck, we might get out for another month but the end is near.....

areamike
09-11-2009, 08:17 AM
Your wake is almost non-existent. What boat were you behind? Same boat as your wife in the upper pics?

Yes, same boat. It's a 2002 Malibu Response LX Barefoot Edition with the SSP.

http://www.wakesiderides.com/rides/index.php?page=out&id=2347

sizzler
09-18-2009, 05:48 AM
Yes, I always wear it over the top anymore. Can do more tumbles and deep starts without the fear of ruining the drysuit over time. I actually bought a barefoot suit one size larger just for winter footing so I can wear it over my drysuit. It works out great. My ski buddy does the same anymore.
That drysuit is the Ocean Rodeo Pyro lite and I have worn it for 5 seasons now. Still in like new condition. I just bought the new Eagle drysuit as a backup if/when the Ocean Rodeo should ever fail.

good thinking.....i have not been using my dry-suit over the last couple of winters as have found a winter steamer better...just have to roll the legs up to stop it filling up with water....

may give your way a try out as soon as it gets cold enough....

wont be long...

pete

Finnsdad
09-24-2009, 11:48 AM
It's late in the year, but my boom runs are getting better...

Hollywood
10-15-2009, 05:22 PM
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd5/rharold/th_137_3711.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/dd5/rharold/?action=view&current=137_3711.flv)

Barefooter92
11-02-2009, 12:25 PM
How do you avoid the nasty when you wipe in the backwards toe hold? I can just see me tearing everything from my right knee to my left including my wee. I have not purchased a toe hold handle because I am afraid of getting hurt by using it the wrong way. I am not afraid of the wipeouts just would like to walk away from them. I have desire to try one foots and backwards but need some guidance.

Kevin

atlfootr
11-05-2009, 06:32 PM
Best way is the safest way ... take lessons from one the the PRO'S.
My good friend's KSO or Lane 'Dawg' Bowers frequently travel within your area at times.
Give either of 'em a call and get set up w/some barefoot lessons ... it's worth the investment!

If there finished w/ their clinics, then com 'on down here to were they are.
The 'BAREFOOT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD', :):):):)
That's SUNNY Winter Haven, FL!

http://www.ksobarefoot.com/index.html
http://www.thefootersedge.com/equipment/backwards.html

Good Luck and keep us informed ..

Laurel_Lake_Skier
11-05-2009, 07:48 PM
I'll second Atl's idea on getting some lessons! Those guys really know how to lead you through a progression of steps that will get you doing the tricks you'd like. They will know when you are actually ready to attempt moves and if you aren't will give you the foundations needed before moving on. I haven't skied with Lane but can say KSO does a good job. I'd also put in a plug for Paul Macdonald or any of the crew at Ron Scarpa Watersports. Check on clinics or a trip down....any of them will help you a ton.

atlfootr
11-06-2009, 09:19 AM
He's right, I forgot to mention Paul McD who's now runn'n RS WaterSports's in town as well.
All these guy's are about about 10 -20 minutes away.
That begin said, tells you how great the water conditions are down here.
And w/ over 560 plus lakes alone in the county, most within a few minutes of one another there's always glass to be found.

Thanks LLL,

I really hate to see anyone get beat up trying to learn new tricks on their own ... I know you do too.
Thanks for backing me up, for that I'll offer you sum pulls when you make it down here to foot! :D

atl

woftam
11-06-2009, 10:19 AM
A 3rd here.
It might not have been the answer the OP was hoping for, but taping into an expert knowledge/skill base has the potential to foster a much steeper learning curve with less chance of injury.
Even the best tips on a message board will not get you what you need to efficiently learn BF tricks.

Hollywood
11-06-2009, 10:45 AM
Not to mention the bargain waterski professional instruction is. You will learn just as much riding in the boat while others ski.

atlfootr
11-06-2009, 09:02 PM
Best thing to further your foot'n education ....

2RLAKE
01-03-2010, 07:45 PM
Happy New Year everyone ... guess what we did Friday .... great way to start off the new year. Temp was low 30s, water temp low 50s .. and our new '92 Barefoot 200. Me and Prostar19 with Norris PS205 drive .... but we shamed him into taking a ski run

atlfootr
01-03-2010, 07:47 PM
Nice shots ... sorry about the temps.
It's' a great boat for foot'n, you'll enjoy the heck out of it!
Congrats on your investment, once again.

Keep those pictures com'n !

2RLAKE
01-03-2010, 07:49 PM
u catch me faster than i could edit and post some pictures .... love that boat

TMCNo1
01-03-2010, 08:45 PM
Happy New Year everyone ... guess what we did Friday .... great way to start off the new year. Temp was low 30s, water temp low 50s .. and our new '92 Barefoot 200. Me and Prostar19 with Norris PS205 drive .... but we shamed him into taking a ski run

Wow, Bobblehead is actually on top of the water!:rolleyes:

2RLAKE
01-03-2010, 10:12 PM
truth be told, i had to help him up, he's old you kno ... but once he's up, weebles wooble but they dont fall down

atlfootr
01-13-2010, 09:55 AM
Broke out the dry-suits first time 2010!~
Went foot'n out back yesterday w/ bud from IN and Sarasota ...
H2o was 54-56 degrees.

areamike
03-21-2010, 12:23 PM
Not a pic, but here's a recent video we did. I am using the GoPro video camera with chest mount. The cool thing is if you've never footed, you get a first person view. Pretty cool...oh and so was the water.
It takes a few minutes for the video to start. We had to push the POS Sea-Doo across the ice to clear water in order to foot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7okcw3FO5g

If you check my youtune channel, I have a few more posted.
http://www.youtube.com/areamike

ski_king
03-21-2010, 12:35 PM
Not a pic, but here's a recent video we did. I am using the GoPro video camera with chest mount. The cool thing is if you've never footed, you get a first person view. Pretty cool...oh and so was the water.
It takes a few minutes for the video to start. We had to push the POS Sea-Doo across the ice to clear water in order to foot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7okcw3FO5g

If you check my youtune channel, I have a few more posted.
http://www.youtube.com/areamike

Great Video!

Did you really have to duck for that bridge?

areamike
03-21-2010, 01:27 PM
Great Video!

Did you really have to duck for that bridge?

Funny how many people have asked me that :). "Technically, you don't if you go between the I-Beams.

This one is actually a little better run. You'll see I did not duck this time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxq_CklshlU

06197ttlq9-footer
04-07-2010, 03:43 PM
Great vid! You should try an ice start, let your buddy drag you along the ice until you are up to speed and then foot when you get to the water! Ducking for the bridge was awesome!

areamike
04-07-2010, 04:41 PM
Great vid! You should try an ice start, let your buddy drag you along the ice until you are up to speed and then foot when you get to the water! Ducking for the bridge was awesome!

Yeah, my ski buddy did an ice start, but he did not have the cam on him at the time.

atlfootr
04-08-2010, 05:32 PM
Head'n out now to foot.

JohnnyB
04-08-2010, 06:23 PM
Not a pic, but here's a recent video we did. I am using the GoPro video camera with chest mount. The cool thing is if you've never footed, you get a first person view. Pretty cool...oh and so was the water.
It takes a few minutes for the video to start. We had to push the POS Sea-Doo across the ice to clear water in order to foot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7okcw3FO5g

If you check my youtune channel, I have a few more posted.
http://www.youtube.com/areamike

BF suit over dry suit is interesting....we usually wear ours underneath our baggy dry suits.

atlfootr
04-08-2010, 07:59 PM
Hey areamike, it's a really small world that driver of yours is a friend of mine!
We've footed in a couple of endurance / figure 8 BF Tourneys down here in Florida ..
Tell 'em I said hey :D

areamike
04-08-2010, 08:28 PM
BF suit over dry suit is interesting....we usually wear ours underneath our baggy dry suits.
Yeah, been doing that forever.

Hey areamike, it's a really small world that driver of yours is a friend of mine!
We've footed in a couple of endurance / figure 8 BF Tourneys down here in Florida ..
Tell 'em I said hey :D

I'll tell him you said hey! That's my every day footin' partner Marc "Porn Star" Donahue. I'm going to try and do a couple endurance races with him this year. He keeps trying to talk me into ut, but I'm not much into competing. But, what the heck.

Laurel_Lake_Skier
04-08-2010, 10:07 PM
Hey areamike, it's a really small world that driver of yours is a friend of mine!
We've footed in a couple of endurance / figure 8 BF Tourneys down here in Florida ..
Tell 'em I said hey :D

I'll tell him you said hey! That's my every day footin' partner Marc "Porn Star" Donahue. I'm going to try and do a couple endurance races with him this year. He keeps trying to talk me into ut, but I'm not much into competing. But, what the heck.

It is a small world.....here's a shot of me skiing against the Marc at Footstock a few years back.

atlfootr
04-08-2010, 10:15 PM
Hopefully you took it easy on the 'ole man 8p:D
He told me, he plans to return to FOOTSTOCK again this year for a rematch .. Get ready!

areamike
04-09-2010, 08:24 AM
It is a small world.....here's a shot of me skiing against the Marc at Footstock a few years back.

I remember that. I was there that year. I did not know that was you. Crazy!

barefoot
04-09-2010, 08:54 AM
I recognize Marc too. He's at a lot of footing tourney's that I've been at. He's definitly been doing the circuit for a while.

areamike
04-09-2010, 10:10 AM
I recognize Marc too. He's at a lot of footing tourney's that I've been at. He's definitly been doing the circuit for a while.

Yup. We train together and I was the one who sort of got him interested in Figure 8's. We don't have the footing skills to be 3 event footers, but the fact that we ski on a lake in rough water most of the time for long distances, I thought, maybe we should try this Figure 8 stuff. The first Figure 8 we went to together was Footstock. I did not compete that year as I was not able to do step offs yet. But he competed in both seniors and open. The next year he finished 3rd in Seniors.
I don't go to many anymore, but he goes to just about all of them. We also have our own Figure 8 Tourney we started a few years ago in Rolling Prairie Indiana.

Footapalooza (http://www.barefootski.com/article-39-thread-0-0.html)


Back on topic. Here's a run from a few weeks ago. Nice header at about 2:15...haha. No problem, just get back on that horse and go again!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqZDLyejOMg

DJnGA
04-29-2010, 11:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sV37VkI2ZM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ikxVju9N1I


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIIS-DARxWg

behind an x-star
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6HkoMzepgk

DJnGA
05-19-2010, 09:14 PM
Footin behind a Xstar with 10 people in it. It can be done.

Davo
06-04-2010, 04:16 PM
Not a pic, but here's a recent video we did. I am using the GoPro video camera with chest mount. The cool thing is if you've never footed, you get a first person view. Pretty cool...oh and so was the water.
It takes a few minutes for the video to start. We had to push the POS Sea-Doo across the ice to clear water in order to foot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7okcw3FO5g

If you check my youtune channel, I have a few more posted.
http://www.youtube.com/areamike

hardest of the hardcore!

I see why you call him "porn star" Marc - gotta be the stach! :D

A lot of people use the GoPro surfing down here....I want one now.

I have some footin pics from last week I'll try to post soon.

P.S. where is this year's Footstock?

barefoot
06-04-2010, 09:52 PM
P.S. where is this year's Footstock?


Always in Crandon, WI...a ho-dunk town of 2,500 people. I think it's taken place there from the inception.

TLR67
07-12-2010, 02:30 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v189/TLR67/Footn2.jpg

TLR67
07-12-2010, 02:32 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v189/TLR67/Footn.jpg

barefoot
07-14-2010, 03:49 PM
Here's some from the other night. I thought they look pretty cool with the sun setting in the back ground.

59745

59746

barefoot
07-14-2010, 03:52 PM
...And here's a proud moment my lovely lady caught of me and the boat. All you footer's know what I was thinking!

59748

silverblueBP
07-14-2010, 04:51 PM
Water to drool over! I only see water that smooth once, maybe twice a year.

tex
07-14-2010, 06:27 PM
...And here's a proud moment my lovely lady caught of me and the boat. All you footer's know what I was thinking!

59748

I wanna blow that water up!

barefoot
07-14-2010, 07:56 PM
I wanna blow that water up!



Yup....exactly what I was thinking :D

2RLAKE
07-26-2010, 11:28 AM
from this past weekend

Willski
07-26-2010, 11:40 AM
Cool pics. Gettin me motivated. Haven't even footed this year yet. Of course I've only been out about 4 times!

captain planet
07-27-2010, 01:30 PM
from this past weekend

I wish I would have dragged my rear end out of bed early enough to get behind that boat when I was down there in June. :(

atlfootr
07-29-2010, 08:27 AM
Cap'n P,

You snooze, you loose ... we wait for no man to wake up late BUT
Com 'on down here and I'll give ya the chance ! :D :D :D :D

tlcrichardson
07-29-2010, 08:46 AM
Ok have a question. What is the secret speed for footin

jconover
07-29-2010, 11:39 AM
OK - looking for tips now. Finally decided to get up the cojo's to try barefooting up at the lake last weekend. Both me and my ski partner failed miserably. Failed attempt videos are below. They should be good for a little amusement, if nothing else, but I'd really appreciate *constructive* criticism too :uglyhamme

Oh yeah, I'm (JC) 6'0", 220 lb, and I have a 46" chest -- anyone recommend a good barefoot suit? I know that will help :-)
My ski partner (SG) is 5'11", 150 lb for reference in the videos below.

JC Attempt #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN4W-XEAslo
JC Attempt #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_GaUG8OFH8
JC Attempt #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm6UEEg0YJk
JC Attempt #4 (superman style, just for fun): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkn_LjYGLXw

SG Attempt #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wR-08GjTqg
SG Attempt #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjzZ45jaJ5M
SG Attempt #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgC0HxPo_JU

TLR67
07-29-2010, 12:11 PM
Im not Ron Scarpa or Keith St Onge but here is what I noticed...

When your swinging around on the boom you need much more speed... Then keep your knees up and feet shoulder width.. Slowly...SLOWLY start off in the 3 point stance just skimming.. BUTT AND 2 FEET.. Once you get that let the boat pull you up on the Boom... DONT STAB YOUR FEET IN...Water looked very rough in those...


When your on the rope Arch your back in the begining to plane out quicker.. The driver was going way slow and dragging you and with you arched the wrong way you put drag on the rope and bam it left your hands... Once you plane up at a good speed.. 35-40 there is no resistance at all and you can simply glide on your but... DONT STAB YOUR FEET IN..Do that then the 3 point and your there..

Once you get up on Boom or Rope

Keep Your Grip and feet at shoulders width
Keep toes up..
Back Straight
Bend Knees and look at the trees..

If you come up to rough water simply get back down in the 3 point and skim through it..

These basic principles can be moved to behind the boat as well off a 75-100 ft rope..

Remember just to relax and have fun... When you start to get mad stop and take a breather... Also Barefoot shorts under your suit help alot too for planeing..

And *** was that guy doing in the last vid???? At least just stick a leg up in the cables.. Much easier...

Check out the Barefoot Company and Eagle for Equipment...

Barefooter92
07-29-2010, 12:27 PM
I have always been told divide your weight by 10 and add 20. This is just a starting point and sould be a minimum. I find the faster the easier but also harder on the faceplant!

jconover
07-29-2010, 12:28 PM
'rough' water is subjective - there was a small ripple on the water when we made our attempts - the winds had been up and down all day, so when it finally calmed down, we gave it our best -- this was about 7 PM at night. Definitely not glassy, but the ripples were less than 1/2" at worst.

As far as speed - driver started out faster the first few attempts, but he was busy learning how to deal with the extra drag of a 220 lb anchor hanging off a boom. He said it really pulled the boat to the left... so he was feathering the throttle more - at the expense of me holding my breath longer. We'll work on a faster ramp-up to speed next time we're out.

I had a lot of drag in those attempts - most of my releases were due to being deflected/bounced around -- you can see how I am using my legs to adjust for the torque on my body -- i never really got comfortable planeing on my butt or back, but some of that may have been due to the water sneaking in underneath my ski vest - it had a tendency to add rotation to my body wherever it would drag.

Last vid was just an attempt to have him start feet first. I think there is some fear factor in putting one's feet up in the cables.

TLR67
07-29-2010, 12:46 PM
A good Barefoot Suit would make a Huge Difference... And with padded shorts underneath even more... Have fun!

Laurel_Lake_Skier
07-29-2010, 09:46 PM
I think there is some fear factor in putting one's feet up in the cables.
This is actually a great way to get a feel for riding on your butt prior to setting your feet on the water. There really isn't a problem with doing it.....you'll be a little sideways while on the cable but straighten out as soon as you take your foot off the cable. When putting your feet on the water, set them down as close to your butt as possible and stand slowly 'till your knees roughly in a sitting position, arms should be straight.

Where in Wisconsin are you?

03 35th Anniversary
07-29-2010, 10:21 PM
The only piece of advice that I can add is. The boom looks to be a little low in the videos. But that could just be me.

tex
07-29-2010, 11:24 PM
Ditch the gloves...wait for speed...drink more beer!

jconover
07-29-2010, 11:32 PM
I probably need to get with someone who can eyeball the bar better - we tried it at varying heights - if i set it any higher, it actually pulled me completely out of the water... great feeling, but the re-contact was rough.

I live between de pere and wrightstown near the fox river.

JLeuck64
07-30-2010, 12:38 AM
I watch a LOT of other footers on YouTube. My two favorite searches to run are "Barefooting" and "Barefoot skiing" and then choose to sort by upload date. You will get to see what is most currently uploaded, both the good and the bad... Helps me to watch others with good form!

Laurel_Lake_Skier
08-02-2010, 01:05 PM
I live between de pere and wrightstown near the fox river.
Check your PM box.....help is on the way!

trickskier
08-02-2010, 09:12 PM
I wish I would have dragged my rear end out of bed early enough to get behind that boat when I was down there in June. :(

Hangover??? 8p

captain planet
08-03-2010, 07:03 AM
Hangover??? 8p

Not hung over per se, just too much fun the night before:rolleyes:

areamike
08-04-2010, 12:26 PM
Ok have a question. What is the secret speed for footin

Weight divided by10 add 20

Example.
You weight 180. Divided by 10 is 18. Add 20MPH, Your barefoot speed on two feet should be at least 38mph. Add another 3-5mph for one foots and tricks.

I'm 170lb. I like footing at about 39, then 43 for one foots and toe holds.

No one wants to be THIS guy!
http://barefootski.com/uploads/image/mcwatters_fall.jpg

atlfootr
08-04-2010, 03:56 PM
No one wants to be THIS guy!
That's Chris McWatters doing his best Superman impression ...


airmike,

That's a general 'weight formula' that we all go bye, so it isn't always precise.
I'm 153 @ 153/10 = 15 = 20 = 35 mph:confused:
That's :jumping::jumping: I foot @ 38-40mph and 44 for one foot wakes ...
http://barefootski.com/uploads/image/winners.jpg
Your porn star boy did xcellent in 'ole St. Louis, so I see!
Now where's my half?

areamike
08-04-2010, 04:37 PM
That's Chris McWatters doing his best Superman impression ...


airmike,

That's a general 'weight formula' that we all go bye, so it isn't always precise.
I'm 153 @ 153/10 = 15 = 20 = 35 mph:confused:
That's :jumping::jumping: I foot @ 38-40mph and 44 for one foot wakes ...
http://barefootski.com/uploads/image/winners.jpg
Your porn star boy did xcellent in 'ole St. Louis, so I see!
Now where's my half?

True. I actually like it a little faster myself. When learning, though, most newbies think MORE speed MORE speed which isn't always the best formula. With a good glide you should be able to do one foots easily at 38-40. I was pulling them off at Footapalooza on the turns at about 40-41. I can do them at 38, but I'm plowing. No fun there for sure!

Yeah. Mr. Two Step(Chris) actually beat my cousin Freddie(winner of Footapalooza (http://www.barefootski.com/article-42-thread-0-0.html)) on that run. You can see the other handle in the pic. My wife took that picture. I was surprised when I saw it. Pretty darn good one. Definitely a (not so) Super Man impression.

You'll have to ask Marc if he is donating to charity. I'm sure he'll float you a couple bucks...lol

JohnnyB
08-05-2010, 02:20 PM
OK - looking for tips now. Finally decided to get up the cojo's to try barefooting up at the lake last weekend. Both me and my ski partner failed miserably. Failed attempt videos are below. They should be good for a little amusement, if nothing else, but I'd really appreciate *constructive* criticism too :uglyhamme

Oh yeah, I'm (JC) 6'0", 220 lb, and I have a 46" chest -- anyone recommend a good barefoot suit? I know that will help :-)
My ski partner (SG) is 5'11", 150 lb for reference in the videos below.

JC Attempt #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN4W-XEAslo
JC Attempt #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_GaUG8OFH8
JC Attempt #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm6UEEg0YJk
JC Attempt #4 (superman style, just for fun): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkn_LjYGLXw

SG Attempt #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wR-08GjTqg
SG Attempt #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjzZ45jaJ5M
SG Attempt #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgC0HxPo_JU

Joel, that all looked a lot more painful than it needs to be. I'm happy to spend some time on the Fox with you and teach you to foot. You'll want to invest in a barefoot suit before we go out. PM at ya with my contact info. I'm on vacation right now (I've footed and slalomed at least once every day since last Friday) and have a busy week when I get back but sometime after next week.

Where in the UP????

Where'd ya buy your perfect pass system?

jconover
08-05-2010, 03:46 PM
Wasn't really very painful other than the "superman" attempt, busted a N*T trying to do that :-O. Did wear me out though. Have suit and pants enroute from Lake Elmo sports.

I was in Negaunee, MI, a little ways outside Marquette (between Marquette and Ishpeming) on the Dead River flowage. A buddy of mine has a little shack up there that he lives in year round. We snowmobile up there a lot in the winter.

Glad to take you up on the offer to get on the Fox when things settle down a bit. Need to get the darned 454 purring again (could always take another boat i suppose, but half the objective here is to get up behind my new-to-me boat!)

I bought my PP at Skier2Skier - seemed like as good of a deal as anywhere. Install was a breeze. I am having a battery voltage issue though; every time I crank the motor, the voltage across the system drops and my stereo and PP reboot, which causes the servo to re-initialize. That isn't great when you have to try and give it gas to keep it running. "Isn't great = nearly impossible". I'm hoping a clean ground run from the dash to the battery solves that problem.

2RLAKE
08-17-2010, 09:21 PM
huge congrats to norris 205 ... he's doing really well learning how to foot ... will be behind the boat on a double with me before the end of the year ... here is the result of Friday night's session ... ouch!!

DJnGA
08-17-2010, 09:30 PM
Here is some good videos for the other weekend. Last one is just of crashes. Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVuXmDlFXuI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns8Gg7VO_EI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiwY-2rpygs

areamike
08-18-2010, 08:38 AM
Here is some good videos for the other weekend. Last one is just of crashes. Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVuXmDlFXuI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns8Gg7VO_EI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiwY-2rpygs

Love the laughter in the last video. Nothing better than watching someone wipeout at their expense. Good stuff!

jconover
08-18-2010, 10:17 AM
I have decided that learning to barefoot (on a bar) is a form of medieval torture. I am sore in my shoulders, forearms, biceps, upper chest, lower back, and neck. Mind you, that won't stop me from trying again.

areamike
08-18-2010, 10:35 AM
I have decided that learning to barefoot (on a bar) is a form of medieval torture. I am sore in my shoulders, forearms, biceps, upper chest, lower back, and neck. Mind you, that won't stop me from trying again.

I love it. No matter how much pain, the determination and devotion and hunger is still there. AWESOME!

ski_500
08-19-2010, 03:39 PM
Don't look too close but they're wearing sneakers ;)

atlfootr
08-19-2010, 04:23 PM
I have decided that learning to barefoot (on a bar) is a form of medieval torture.
I am sore in my shoulders, forearms, biceps, upper chest, lower back, and neck.
Mind you, that won't stop me from trying again.

I'd recommend as any other barefoot skier would that taking barefoot lessons
by attending one of the many "Professional Barefoot Schools" is highly advisable :D

The first (3) are located here in Winter Haven, Florida known as the "Barefoot Capital of the World"!

:) PREFECT WEATHER YEAR ROUND! :)

http://www.worldbarefootcenter.com/
http://www.ksobarefoot.com/ski_school.html
http://www.ronscarpa.com/
http://www.barefoot-etc.com/
http://www.walkinonwaterski.com/home.htm

atlfootr
08-21-2010, 04:44 PM
..........................

c_craig
08-22-2010, 07:28 PM
My son Jack taking his first try at footing this morning. Awesome time.

jconover
08-24-2010, 12:50 AM
My ski partner in crime - ScottyG

Poor Scotty can't see very far without glasses
http://youtu.be/3rWbr5fJPKo

And....my many failed attempts the week before. Tips appreciated.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5scOpBTq-w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pPoDdfXe1o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvKIUdIbF50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWszfLgkZfU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHXElK68cRE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKIubFFtm0k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGRYncMtpO0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKhafVKUhRE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsNWGreka_0
http://youtu.be/0bardSy7EEI
http://youtu.be/wlujD7qiyTo

areamike
08-24-2010, 09:16 AM
My ski partner in crime - ScottyG
And....my many failed attempts the week before. Tips appreciated.


Geezus!:eek: That was brutal. How friggin' fast were you going? Looked too fast for starters.
Video 3: When you try with your feet on the boom cords, that was your best idea. Your problem was you pushed your butt down which is why you spun out and were back into tumble up position.
Next time, try on the boom cords again. but get the boom up higher. When the boat starts arch your back and put your head way back, like you trying put the back of your head on the bottom of the lake.
Video 5: You almost had the tumble up, but you tried to stand up way too soon. Once you make it around, wait for about 5-10 seconds until your have your bearings. Then get your knees up close to your chest, feet about shoulder length apart and slowly place them in the water. DO NOT PLANT them in the water. Also, USE THAT BOOM! When I say use that boom I mean use it like you're doing a pull up. It's your friend.
Video 7: "I need to figure out how to stay on my back once I get forward" - Uh yeah, ya think? Your arms are way to out stretched. Bend your arms more. You might even try to get your feet back up on the boom cords once you get around forward.
Video 8: Oh boy...here we go. All I can say is HANDLE POSITION, HANDLE POSITION, HANDLE POSITION!!! You are not steering a big rig buddy. Get that handle tucked nicely into your waist!

Back to Video 3: NO SHOWS IN THE BOAT!!! This ain't a construction site!
http://tomsremote.com/mystuff/pics/noshoes.jpg

JLeuck64
08-24-2010, 10:53 AM
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And....my many failed attempts the week before. Tips appreciated.
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You are getting a good workout with all those attempts! I kinda dislike doing a tumble up because it takes more strength and leaves me feeling kinda drained a little bit before I am up and footin. Take a look at this start I share with friends for getting up on shoe skis...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrgCKUR235E

I was also thinking you could try starting out sitting on a kneeboard tucked between your legs. A fella should be able to glide in a nice clean 3-point position with no spray in the face before attempting to stand up.