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jconover
08-24-2010, 12:19 PM
Wow that makes it look easy - i have no idea how she keeps her feet in front of her waist through the start ,however - perhaps she is using her upper body strength to hold her legs and butt above the water through the acceleration -

we actually tried that a few times early on - none of us were able to hold the position long enough - - - too much drag from the water

RE: wakeboard/kneeboard - yes I absolutely think I could do that... I am stubborn, though ,and I'd rather just be able to do a clean start without a board/etc. I can say for certain that I'm going to spend this offseason doing pull-ups and sit-ups to build some muscle. My abdomen muscles STILL hurt just below my ribs - and it's been a WEEK since we did those attempts.

I know the audio on these aren't great - part of what we were doing to help me finish the tumble up was to let off the throttle for just 0.5 sec as I was tumbling up - this would naturally swing me the last 20% forward. However.... it also had a tendency to set me in a forward rolling motion, which I need to learn to counteract (probably by keeping my head and shoulders back).

I'll give it some more attempts this thursday. My coil has been overheating for some reason, i'm still trying to track down the last electrical gremlin in this boat.

jconover
08-24-2010, 12:27 PM
Geezus!:eek: That was brutal. How friggin' fast were you going? Looked too fast for starters.
Probably about 42.

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.
Yes - his cords were plastic coated and slippery too. I have steel cables, no coating on my rig. Will try this.

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.
See my above comment about changing speeds to help me finish the tumble. It made this part a lot harder. I knew what I wanted to do, my body just wasn't cooperating :-)

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.

Guessing I was probably pretty ape-armed by that point, but I'll try to keep it in mind for the next round of punishment. My buddy used the boom cords to steady himself just as you describe above. I don't seem to have that much mental acuity when hurtling along the water at 40 mph on my back.

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!
lol. I am a big rig :-) Apparently i need to learn a thing or two about where to hold my handle. Will that reduce the "bounce" that i felt on my back? I had no problem planeing out like that, but damn, it hurt my back as I bounced along. Of course, that was Attempt #10 or #11.

Back to Video 3: NO SHOWS IN THE BOAT!!! This ain't a construction site!
http://tomsremote.com/mystuff/pics/noshoes.jpg
LOL that was my buddy Scott - he works for a paper mill, and came right from work. Normally we have sandals or barefeet, he even bemoaned the fact he forgot his footwear.

areamike
08-24-2010, 12:52 PM
Probably about 42.
lol. I am a big rig :-) Apparently i need to learn a thing or two about where to hold my handle. Will that reduce the "bounce" that i felt on my back? I had no problem planeing out like that, but damn, it hurt my back as I bounced along. Of course, that was Attempt #10 or #11.


Yes. Getting that handle tucked into your waist with your arms slightly bent will help center your gravity. Once you plane out, then you can sit up on your rear and wait for the boat to get to speed. Keep that handle tucked into your waist at all times until you are ready to stand.

Watch this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJhREDhx99E

2RLAKE
08-31-2010, 11:35 AM
prostar19 posted some pictures from last weekend on another thread, but here are a couple more. The second one is of my new Eagle suit from Barefoot Central to which I added a Team MC logo

DJnGA
09-02-2010, 11:03 AM
Here are some videos of yesterday evening... The last one i took some pain....

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz5_Cxvxz7c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sS4lmQB__Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dMcXltzQt0

areamike
09-02-2010, 11:33 AM
Here are some videos of yesterday evening... The last one i took some pain....


GOOD STUFF!!

sethro
09-02-2010, 12:06 PM
I can't stop laughing after listening to the guy in the background at the start of the very first video when he says, "this is what I came to see" and starts laughing.

Too funny, thanks for sharing.

jconover
09-02-2010, 12:52 PM
DJnGA - what boat and engine make that sound? Also, if you dont mind me asking, what kind of camera did you use... I always get tons of wind noise on my BF videos...

DJnGA
09-02-2010, 06:09 PM
The long line videos were on a 190 Sammy Duvall with the corvette motor. The Boom videos, i am not sure what it was. The camera was a cheep Polaroid dvc-00725f Didn't want to buy anything expensive that might go swimming.

i am bruised from head to toe. Not really sore but i look like i have been in a fight with a baseball bat.

Good times

jconover
09-02-2010, 09:06 PM
And you'll be back out this weekend, right? :) :)

DJnGA
09-02-2010, 09:09 PM
tomorrow............

Cloaked
09-02-2010, 10:28 PM
Here are some videos of yesterday evening... The last one i took some pain....

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz5_Cxvxz7c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sS4lmQB__Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dMcXltzQt0

Good driver on the deep starts. He's got the right pull.

DJnGA
09-03-2010, 03:18 PM
here is some more good ones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL7LBl1dXig

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvt1Et6o2aI

2RLAKE
09-07-2010, 01:19 PM
great weekend on the BF200 ... here are some pictures of our quad run ... we got up the 2nd time! Now before i get slammed by prostar 19, yes we should have made it on our first attempt had i not taken out Mark. To my defense, the outside guys need to get the heck out of the way so that the inside guys can edge out too .... Mark stood up as I edged outside the wake and i took him out like a bowling ball pin!!!

2RLAKE
09-07-2010, 01:27 PM
We had two booms on the BF200 this weekend ... so prostar 19 and I did some double backwards runs

2RLAKE
09-07-2010, 01:28 PM
and of course some forward runs ...

2RLAKE
09-07-2010, 01:31 PM
we had two guys working on thier form on the boom .... so prostar 19 and i had to join them for some of the fun ... they really appreciated it when we jumped out there with them .... and of course professor H2O our trusty driver always loves that!

2RLAKE
09-07-2010, 01:32 PM
will post some more tonight from another camera

atlfootr
09-07-2010, 02:05 PM
Great job, looks like you guys are luv'n life!
Me 'n my wife, com'n up bhind that water wall ....

fatthmjr
09-08-2010, 05:41 PM
2rlake....great pics!!! looks like yall had a blast!

2RLAKE
09-08-2010, 06:38 PM
i was one of the best weekends of the summer ... dont know how many runs prostar 19 and i did but it was a lot ... cant wait to get back down

tex
09-12-2010, 05:01 PM
Stepping off for the Backbreaker!

tex
09-12-2010, 05:03 PM
I give you the Backbreaker. 45 year old Tex on the foot and 72 year old Glenn Sperry on the jump!

DJnGA
09-12-2010, 05:54 PM
Nice.............

Laurel_Lake_Skier
09-12-2010, 08:13 PM
I imagine right about the time the photo was taken, you are hoping the jumper has a smooth landing:D

coz
09-12-2010, 08:38 PM
I give you the Backbreaker. 45 year old Tex on the foot and 72 year old Glenn Sperry on the jump!

Nice Tex http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/Thumbsup.gif

tex
09-13-2010, 12:48 AM
I imagine right about the time the photo was taken, you are hoping the jumper has a smooth landing:D

Go look at the wipeout thread..it shows what happens when he falls!

DJnGA
09-14-2010, 11:49 PM
Well i went for a quick evening wakeboard run today. The water was glass everywhere. I just couldn't resist. Barefoot suit on and got behind the big XStar. Was riding out and looked over at the wake. Yes i tried it. Didn't make it across, got stuck in the middle wash. It was a crazy feeling climbing up that wake. It will be done and i will have video of it.

DJnGA
09-14-2010, 11:52 PM
Glass .......

DJnGA
09-15-2010, 11:57 PM
here are some videos of tonights runs...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6vMYkC1Bu4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRdPntS8Y8k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dz5-XHkzUM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16410hRtlBQ

tex
09-16-2010, 08:31 AM
You guys need to swing out....takes a lot of work out of it!

Ned
09-20-2010, 09:34 PM
long time looker at team talk... first (maybe 2nd?) time posting... behind the prostar 209. Sorry, but its only a few seconds... batteries died in camera. as they say... you gotta be there.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuYzJ6Y2dVg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuYzJ6Y2dVg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuYzJ6Y2dVg)

tex
10-03-2010, 01:02 PM
Relaxing set!

CruisinGA
10-25-2010, 11:32 PM
Been working on the boom/ short rope to get the "feel," finally tried behind my buddies 24ft Cobalt this past friday and Sunday, got up deep water 3rd try, next day got up first try and rode about a mile, rinse, repeat. Tried to one-foot, didn't turn out so well. :D in time... Tried to cross the wake, no go behind such a yacht like that.

Anyway, I'm hooked. :D Big thanks to Atlfootr for hookin me up with some local guys to show me the ropes and Gordy Anderson http://www.proactivefreestyle.com/ for some great (heavily discounted) but new BFI gear.

Davo
10-27-2010, 02:51 PM
Nice. congrats, man. It's a lot of fun blazing accross the open water on bare feet. you'll get that one foot...no sudden movements. lol

atlfootr
10-28-2010, 09:16 AM
Great job there Bailey!
Really c:cool::cool:l to see you back there longling 75 feet plus ...
Ya gotta get yourself down here soon, for some real lessons :D8p

atlfootr
11-20-2010, 10:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YSnKrBsuWQ&feature=related

JLeuck64
11-20-2010, 06:39 PM
Ya'll might get a chuckle from this one...

http://www.youtube.com/user/jleuck64#p/u/4/_nGisPZO0Hg

I like laughing at other's wipe outs, so it's only fair I show one too!

CruisinGA
11-20-2010, 07:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/user/cruisinga#p/a/u/1/DAFeRrDWAbM

Video taken before the above picture. This was my 2nd time up, 4th or 5th attempt behind the boat.

atlfootr
12-02-2010, 09:44 AM
Friend of mine from Indiana .. Go Marc!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZgfonhd48Y

areamike
12-07-2010, 02:08 PM
Friend of mine from Indiana .. Go Marc!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZgfonhd48Y
I was the one video taping. I have to say that was one of his stupidest ideas ever although pretty cool. Not to mention the next time he took it out, the kill switch broke, sending the sea-doo barreling down the lake unmanned into the back end of a pontoon boat on it's lift. 4k worth of damage to the pontoon.
No more unmanned sea-doo after that.

Ryan
12-07-2010, 05:47 PM
Hey, Areamike. Mind sharing what lake that was on so I can steer clear? :D

Craig
12-07-2010, 06:07 PM
I recognize that lake, footing up there a handful of times this season. I knew the people up there were always a bit crazy.

atlfootr
12-07-2010, 06:16 PM
I was the one video taping.
I have to say that was one of his stupidest ideas ever although pretty cool.
Not to mention the next time he took it out, the kill switch broke, sending the sea-doo barreling down the lake unmanned into the back end of a pontoon boat on it's lift. 4k worth of damage to the pontoon.
No more unmanned sea-doo after that.I figured it was you do'n the camera work :rolleyes: suks to be the back end of that pontoon boat :(
but at least no one was injured during filming :D

areamike
12-07-2010, 07:03 PM
Hey, Areamike. Mind sharing what lake that was on so I can steer clear? :D

I recognize that lake, footing up there a handful of times this season. I knew the people up there were always a bit crazy.

Lake Freeman, Monticello, IN

I figured it was you do'n the camera work :rolleyes: suks to be the back end of that pontoon boat :(
but at least no one was injured during filming :D

Other than Marc's pride. The funny part is the Cops had no idea what to charge him with. They ended up giving him a ticket for "No Observer"...They were dumb founded and actually thought his contraption was pretty cool.

2RLAKE
01-04-2011, 08:03 PM
New Year's Eve ... me and prostar19 with our trusty driver professor H20 ... air temp was 55 but the water was COLD ... very cold .... but we had a great time for the last run of the year ...

2RLAKE
01-04-2011, 08:09 PM
... off we went for a a run back out of our cove but someone decided that their tender little feet were too cold and they went out the front door .... Now I know there is a comment coming towards me so yes I had a full wetsuit under my barefoot suit ... but i'm footin!

2RLAKE
01-04-2011, 08:11 PM
i love that picture so much here it is again (hint I'm on the right). Anyone remeber ABC's Wide World of Sports and the agony of defeat?

2RLAKE
01-04-2011, 08:22 PM
Prefessor H2O got out there as well as Mark took a footin run (and a nice faceplant)

ncgreg
01-04-2011, 09:16 PM
Dang, bunch of old greybeards lost their minds, great job, and nice photos. Wishin I was there! Only 9" on the lakes here, does'nt look like winterhaven. All the best.

2RLAKE
01-05-2011, 08:40 AM
greybeards .... prostar19 and professor H2O aren't that old!

Covi
01-06-2011, 06:50 PM
Back in the day!!! Man the old boat pulled so nice.

aaron.
03-16-2011, 12:17 PM
the good 'ol days....was the summer before i turned 10 years-old. (sorry, kind of grainy, cause my scanner is a piece) :wavey:

barefoot
03-16-2011, 01:22 PM
That's pretty awesome! My first thought is that you swung the corner to get a little extra speed, but then I realized you probably weighed a whopping 60lbs so why would you need the extra speed. Did someone teach you or did you get out there and do it?

aaron.
03-16-2011, 01:31 PM
That's pretty awesome! My first thought is that you swung the corner to get a little extra speed, but then I realized you probably weighed a whopping 60lbs so why would you need the extra speed. Did someone teach you or did you get out there and do it?

haha yeah dude i was swinging a corner there. My mom was in a ski show when she was younger; so her and her friends got me shredding when i was 4. Footing by 9.

barefoot
03-16-2011, 01:45 PM
Gotta love the ski shows! I started skiing early and got into a competitive show ski club when I was 11. That's when I really got into skiing. One day, they said they needed some more footers so go out and learn. Sent a boat up river with a bunch of newbies and a boom. That's all it took!

ahhudgins
03-20-2011, 02:35 PM
the good 'ol days....was the summer before i turned 10 years-old. (sorry, kind of grainy, cause my scanner is a piece) :wavey:

Cool picture! I didn't barefoot until my early 20's (I'm pushing 50 now :(), and I learned by stepping off a slalom ski with my swimming trunks. Foot'n equipment has come a long way since then, so I'll make sure I get some pictures this season.

Andyg
03-20-2011, 02:45 PM
Five man behind my old PS190 with the LT-1

Andyg
03-20-2011, 03:03 PM
Just getting ready to step off.

smoketu
03-20-2011, 06:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO_VToSCtBA
Not gonna show you my first two attempts, but pretty stoked!

barefoot
03-21-2011, 11:07 AM
Looks like you got a nice long ride. Congrats! It's a good feeling when you nail it

captain planet
03-28-2011, 02:33 PM
This thread just inspired me to spend the last 30 minutes watching footin' videos on youtube.......I wish summer would get here already!

atlfootr
03-28-2011, 02:40 PM
Five man behind my old PS190 with the LT-1Yea, who was in charge of keep'n those lines strait :D 8p

atlfootr
03-28-2011, 02:43 PM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=65177&stc=1&d=1300643096

atlfootr
03-28-2011, 02:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO_VToSCtBA
Not gonna show you my first two attempts, but pretty stoked!
Awe dude, I wanted to see your face plants :cool:

smoketu
03-31-2011, 12:49 AM
Awe dude, I wanted to see your face plants :cool:

Alright I'll show one, just couldn't seen to get in that curl.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyyFzEup08U

thatsmrmastercraft
03-31-2011, 01:20 AM
Alright I'll show one, just couldn't seen to get in that curl.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyyFzEup08U

Sometimes it's just not meant to be. :cool:

03 35th Anniversary
03-31-2011, 09:45 AM
Alright I'll show one, just couldn't seen to get in that curl.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyyFzEup08U

I have got a couple of those under my belt!

atlfootr
03-31-2011, 10:05 AM
Sometimes it's just not meant to be.
Actually, this time it's a good thing.

First off, let me begin by saying I'm NO KSO!
2 things I do know and they are ...


How to get up
How to foot.

Things I saw from that clip, that if you change will help YOU immensely!

REASON YOUR STRUGGLING, you're fighting the resistance against the boat's pull and thus compensating
from it by leaning WAY to far back against it ...

TRY THIS, NEXT TIME ...

Start pulling in on the handle before you ever yell HIT IT, if you want to go right tilt the handle at a 45 degree angle
(lft hand up / rt hand dwn) as the boat's in gear.
Keep the handle in this position the entire way through out the start, until your over the stern rollers.

DON'T FORGET ... DURING THE START

Sit up MORE (higher) during the boat's pull, find that 'SWEET SPOT' at the small of your back.
When you find it, you'll know.

:)Once there, be patient and start pulling in on the rope before you EVEN FEEL THE BOAT'S initial pull.

To add to this, it's a really good thing to learn to come up behind the boat as well.
Should you ever decide to take it to the next level, BAREFOOT RACING!
http://www.barefootski.com/content-3.html


Let me know how well, this works out for you.
Good Luck!

areamike
03-31-2011, 12:52 PM
Actually, this time it's a good thing.

First off, let me begin by saying I'm NO KSO!
2 things I do know and they are ...


How to get up
How to foot.

Things I saw from that clip, that if you change will help YOU immensely!

REASON YOUR STRUGGLING, you're fighting the resistance against the boat's pull and thus compensating
from it by leaning WAY to far back against it ...

TRY THIS, NEXT TIME ...

Start pulling in on the handle before you ever yell HIT IT, if you want to go right tilt the handle at a 45 degree angle
(lft hand up / rt hand dwn) as the boat's in gear.
Keep the handle in this position the entire way through out the start, until your over the stern rollers.

DON'T FORGET ... DURING THE START

Sit up MORE (higher) during the boat's pull, find that 'SWEET SPOT' at the small of your back.
When you find it, you'll know.

:)Once there, be patient and start pulling in on the rope before you EVEN FEEL THE BOAT'S initial pull.

To add to this, it's a really good thing to learn to come up behind the boat as well.
Should you ever decide to take it to the next level, BAREFOOT RACING!
http://www.barefootski.com/content-3.html


Let me know how well, this works out for you.
Good Luck!

GREAT ADVICE!

And if all else fails...go back to tubing.

atlfootr
03-31-2011, 02:40 PM
The world luv's :love: good toobers, jus' NOT on MY LAKE!

aaron.
03-31-2011, 02:45 PM
no guts no glory, two-ski-jump-outs ftw!

smoketu
03-31-2011, 11:57 PM
Actually, this time it's a good thing.

First off, let me begin by saying I'm NO KSO!
2 things I do know and they are ...


How to get up
How to foot.

Things I saw from that clip, that if you change will help YOU immensely!

REASON YOUR STRUGGLING, you're fighting the resistance against the boat's pull and thus compensating
from it by leaning WAY to far back against it ...

TRY THIS, NEXT TIME ...

Start pulling in on the handle before you ever yell HIT IT, if you want to go right tilt the handle at a 45 degree angle
(lft hand up / rt hand dwn) as the boat's in gear.
Keep the handle in this position the entire way through out the start, until your over the stern rollers.

DON'T FORGET ... DURING THE START

Sit up MORE (higher) during the boat's pull, find that 'SWEET SPOT' at the small of your back.
When you find it, you'll know.

:)Once there, be patient and start pulling in on the rope before you EVEN FEEL THE BOAT'S initial pull.

To add to this, it's a really good thing to learn to come up behind the boat as well.
Should you ever decide to take it to the next level, BAREFOOT RACING!
http://www.barefootski.com/content-3.html


Let me know how well, this works out for you.
Good Luck!
Hey, I appreciate all the advice! I have a bad habit of rushing things sometimes that usually doesn't end well. I've been going every Sunday for the last month, so there has been some improvement. But surprisingly how you can go right back to where you started in one day. Needless to say I went home last weekend pretty sore. I'm hooked for sure and look forward to the next weekend. I've already ordered boom, extension and handle with 5' rope for my X-9. Feel free to dissect my other videos on you tube, just search dcda929

Andyg
04-01-2011, 12:19 AM
I think I can fix your problem with one simple change. On your deep water start as soon as you sit up after coming up out of the water with your feet wrapped on the rope bring the handle down into your hips. Keep your feet wrapped over the rope until your are up to speed with the handle tight to your hips. If you pull the rope handle tight down into your hips it will stabilize you significantly. Don't bring the rope off your hips until you put your feet in the water and start to stand up. I used to have the same problem where you get out of control and I couldn't figure out why sometimes I would be fine and sometimes I wouldn't. This change fixed it for me. The other thing is I don't find that it is worth it to try and get into the curl to stand up. I have found it is easier to stand up in the wake and work your way outside the wake on your feet. Good Luck.

Andy

smoketu
04-01-2011, 12:35 AM
The guys I go with always tend to "cheek" out of the curl before standing up. So, I tend to follow their lead. I concentrate too much on getting out instead of standing up.

captain planet
04-01-2011, 01:50 PM
Hey, I appreciate all the advice! I have a bad habit of rushing things sometimes that usually doesn't end well. I've been going every Sunday for the last month, so there has been some improvement. But surprisingly how you can go right back to where you started in one day. Needless to say I went home last weekend pretty sore. I'm hooked for sure and look forward to the next weekend. I've already ordered boom, extension and handle with 5' rope for my X-9. Feel free to dissect my other videos on you tube, just search dcda929

It didn't look like you rushed too much, however if I were you I would have a cordial conversation with your driver :rolleyes: .........that if you are up to speed and can't get out of the wake he make a gentle turn one way or the other to put you outside the wake until you get good enough to get there yourself. If he doesn't comply.....tell him that you will be pulling him when it is his turn! ;)

Laurel_Lake_Skier
04-03-2011, 11:02 PM
One other thing that will help give you a smoother start will be to have the driver watch you in the mirror and hold off getting into the throttle until you are outside of the wake. If you start trying to "cheek" out, as AtlFooter suggested on the initial pull and can't get out right away, have the driver hold the speed to something around 25 or so. The lower speed will give you a better bite in the water and allow you to "cheek" to the other side. Keep the handle in tight to your waist and have the driver hold the 25mph 'til you are outside of the wake ó swing to one side and then the other if that is what it takes to keep your momentum going. Once you are out, the driver can roll on the power at whatever rate you'd like and bring you up to speed.

Andyg
07-25-2011, 02:50 PM
My buddies wife was snapping shots of us double barefooting the other day and this was the shot taken just before my feet hit me in the back of the head.

It was the worst crash I have had in years. I sunk both feet in a roller and didn't even have time to react before hitting the water.

smoketu
07-25-2011, 11:34 PM
It's great to look back at those posts from a few months ago and now this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KngTc_I4zrY

thatsmrmastercraft
07-25-2011, 11:53 PM
It's great to look back at those posts from a few months ago and now this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KngTc_I4zrY

Really cool:cool:

krbaugh
07-26-2011, 10:28 PM
From the Show on the 4th of July

silverblueBP
07-31-2011, 03:55 PM
We had very little wind this morning, so we thought we would put it to good use. Since my only time on my feet in 20+ years was a short stint last summer, I figured I'd run the first one with my trusty Chuck Taylers on. The second run, I ditched the shoes and had a blast. Sadly, the camera took a powder and didn't record the "real" run :mad:

My 40 yr old brother that had not been on his feet in 20+ years, nor ever mastered a deep water start got up off the short rope on his first try. It was a ton of fun and finally proved to the kids that it's more than just talk!! Not bad for 40 and 50 year old guys. Just like riding a bicycle....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWV0p0YWqtg


Who knows when we'll see water that nice again.

WTRSK1R
07-31-2011, 09:22 PM
Been working on the front toe hold, and I think I am finally to a point where I can actually do it in a fairly controlled way. Not to the point where I can do the thumbs up for the camera yet, but making great progress.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu4iuZgkC8w

In case you are wondering about the neoprene cap, I have taken my left eardrum out 5 times skiing so I keep my ears covered.

Steve

tex
08-01-2011, 12:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdejDQUbg8Y

silverblueBP
08-01-2011, 10:28 AM
Been working on the front toe hold, and I think I am finally to a point where I can actually do it in a fairly controlled way. Not to the point where I can do the thumbs up for the camera yet, but making great progress.

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=Hu4iuZgkC8w

In case you are wondering about the neoprene cap, I have taken my left eardrum out 5 times skiing so I keep my ears covered.

Steve


Funny how you can do things wrong and then see the right way to do it and it clicks in your head! After watching your video, it's obvious that I'm not sitting upright near enough. That's probably why I'm unstable at the start.

Great video!

BTW, this link works better...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu4iuZgkC8w

WTRSK1R
08-01-2011, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the link correction. Not sure what happened when I originally copied / pasted it, but I have edited the original post.

Steve

jconover
08-02-2011, 02:12 AM
Tonight's failed attempt. Criticism accepted, suggestions on how to do it better welcome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6S8d_9y9ig

silverblueBP
08-02-2011, 09:35 AM
Tonight's failed attempt. Criticism accepted, suggestions on how to do it better welcome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6S8d_9y9ig

Have you tried a short line off the boom? Watch Steve's video a few times. Your video here looks like your feet were pointed in diff directions and you stood up too soon. It seems like you are really straining to start behind and turn forward. You should work on getting the 3pt sit so you are stable.

I'm sure better advice is forthcoming!

jconover
08-02-2011, 12:33 PM
@silverblue - i've been working on upper body strength for 6 months (lost 35 lbs and built enough upper body strength to do pullups/pull myself forward) - I was just working carefully with that, it was not difficult, and I felt fully in control. I could have stayed in the "on the butt" position longer, but to be honest, I was mostly just trying to move it along. The boat was a full 40 mph when i attempted to put my feet in. Agree, foot direction was not perfect, I suffer from some slight physical difficulties on straightening my feet out all the way (childhood deficiency that was never fully corrected)

I have tried the short line before with less success, but that was previous years. This is my first attempt this year, and I felt a lot more in control. Looking at some other videos, two things are apparent - other successful skiers combine their butt and feet into a more stable "3 point" position. And also, they seem to have their feet much further forward when they plant them on the water. I have to admit, my own fear of putting my feet in the water may have been my downfall. I'll try again thursday if the weather is nice - I did 3 attempts before I decided that somersaults were not treating me nicely.

silverblueBP
08-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Something that worked for me way back in the early 80's was wearing an old pair of tennis shoes. It makes getting up so much easier and you can learn that 3 pt stance without the fear of dropping a toe. I used the shoes Sunday, just till I got my mojo back and then ditched the shoes.

Have you watched any of the videos at The Footer's Edge? Pretty basic stuff, but the main theme is slow and deliberate.


Now, if I could only follow my own advice!

barefoot
08-02-2011, 01:37 PM
It looked like you jammed your feet in, straightened your legs, rolled your toes, and went out the front. Try stabilizing your three point positions...feet and butt on the water. Let your feet glide on the water. Then, I tell people to stand up like you're sitting in a chair.

And don't let go. You're on a boom...hold on. You can always tumble up.

WTRSK1R
08-02-2011, 09:02 PM
Jconover,
My first bit of advice would be to take more time. Second, when you get your feet in front of you, put your knees together. Then spread your feet slightly wider than your hips and bring them back toward your butt. You will find a "tripod" position with your butt and your two heels. Ryan is right about holding on too. If you hold on, when your feet wash out, you will be in much less likely to hurt yourself, and you get a second chance at pulling yourself back around.

Keep in mind too that the boom and your upper body can take a whole bunch of the load when you do not have a rope and a handle.

When I look at your video, you do not look like you were completely spun around and your left foot went in before your right foot. That is the main reason you washed off the boom.

Keep at it, you will get it.

Jerseydave
08-02-2011, 09:39 PM
Tonight's failed attempt. Criticism accepted, suggestions on how to do it better welcome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6S8d_9y9ig

Spread your hands apart more, they look like they are together.
I usually tumble-up the other way (feet toward boat) rotating on my left hip....it could be that it just feels more comfortable to me. Whatever way makes you feel more comfortable.
And yes ride on your butt longer and gently put your feet down until you get into the 3-point stance.....then just stand up.

smoketu
08-02-2011, 11:45 PM
I've just learned this spring with the help of some experienced guys and still learning. One thing they showed me was to lay back and hook your toes on the boom cable. It will save you the initial beating you get on a tumble up. You would stiffen your body like a ski while boat gets to speed and then pull your feet towards your butt in a 3 point stance. You would have knees almost together and your heals at your butt. This will always be your go to point before you stand. The biggest thing is not to rush it, take your time and get stable. You're gonna want to just plant your feet easily and not stab. Sometimes easier said then done at 40 mph! Once you're standing you want to keep your knees slightly bent and almost together with feet wider to divert spray. These guys are right about hanging on the boom it's your savior. It will support a good percentage of your weight and save you some cartwheels. Keep trying and keep asking, a lot of knowledgeable guys on here. I'm on youtube every night watching video after video.

barefoot
08-03-2011, 09:24 AM
When I look at your video, you do not look like you were completely spun around and your left foot went in before your right foot. That is the main reason you washed off the boom.



no that I think about it, that's probably why you bit it. Left foot caught, you straightened your right leg, and out the front. Put a little more time in your three point. Then stand up.

ahhudgins
08-03-2011, 07:52 PM
Tonight's failed attempt. Criticism accepted, suggestions on how to do it better welcome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6S8d_9y9ig

When you are doing your tumble up, try to put more twist in your lower body so you are riding more on your butt/lower back. You had your leading hip dragging in the water which makes it harder to bring you legs around. As someone stated, get a wider grip on the boom, it's more stable and gives you a lot more control. You attempted to stand up as soon as your feet touched the water, and you were still leaning too far back (IMO). Once your feet are in front of you, you should be riding on your butt, not your lower back...that's how you get the "3 point stance". You were closing your eyes and turning your head to the left which also throws off your balance. If you ride on your butt (slighty sitting up), place your feet on the water closer to your butt than you had, you won't get the spray in your face. Then you slowly raise your butt off the water and ride away! Barefooting is more about proper body position than upper body strength. Keep us posted!!

WTRSK1R
08-03-2011, 08:45 PM
I've just learned this spring with the help of some experienced guys and still learning. One thing they showed me was to lay back and hook your toes on the boom cable. It will save you the initial beating you get on a tumble up. You would stiffen your body like a ski while boat gets to speed and then pull your feet towards your butt in a 3 point stance. You would have knees almost together and your heals at your butt. This will always be your go to point before you stand. The biggest thing is not to rush it, take your time and get stable. You're gonna want to just plant your feet easily and not stab. Sometimes easier said then done at 40 mph! Once you're standing you want to keep your knees slightly bent and almost together with feet wider to divert spray. These guys are right about hanging on the boom it's your savior. It will support a good percentage of your weight and save you some cartwheels. Keep trying and keep asking, a lot of knowledgeable guys on here. I'm on youtube every night watching video after video.

This is a great comment for 2 reasons. One as Smoketu stated it saves you the effort of having to pull yourself around, and second it gets you used to the feet first position that you will want and need for a long line start. You can actually put your feet up on the cable and just sit in a "V" chair on your butt as the boat pulls out and up to speed. You will already be facing the correct direction and getting used to riding on your butt. Gently lift your feet off the cable and you should be able (with a little help from your Abs) hold your feet in the air while riding on your butt. Again, a stepping stone to long line. Then bring your knees together and pull your feet back toward your butt and gently feel the water as close to your rear as possible. You should be able to ride as long as you want in this tripod position with very little effort. Stand when you are ready.

Good luck.

WTRSK1R
08-03-2011, 08:59 PM
Another method you could try is to have the driver bring the boat up to speed and shimmy out the boom like you are a gymnist on a high bar. Once you are out to the grippy part of the boom or close to it, you should almost be able to push yourself off the bar and plant your feet. It take almost zero effort to start this way and you are letting your upper body and the boom take most of the pressure instead of your feet. Will not help you learn other techniques, but gets you used to riding on your feet which is important too.

In a shameless effort to plug old photos, here is one where 4 of us did it together at a MC get together a few years ago (2007).

Please forgive my '80s vintage BF suit.

Steve

ahhudgins
08-03-2011, 11:41 PM
I would never suggest that a beginner climb out onto the boom, you are just asking for trouble (but that is just my opinion). Since I learned to barefoot long-line at an early age, I donít even like to foot on the boom because it allows you to use bad form and get away with things that would result in a fall behind the boat. I use the boom just to teach proper form and then I put them on a kneeboard behind the boat, then deep-water start.

I had to search my sonís FB page to find his pictures :rolleyes:, but I still couldnít find one of a good 3-point stance. The first picture shows how he has his leading hip up and coming around BEFORE his feet. This is the proper way to do a tumble turn behind the boat.
The second picture is right before he set his feet on the water. I had him sit up slightly, eyes looking at the horizon, and then slowly place his feet on the water in front of his butt (not out in front of the boom). You then stand slowly just like you are getting up from a chair. Once he came up a few times, the boom goes back in the shed!!

jconover
08-04-2011, 02:13 PM
Thanks - will try again tonight.

Wider hand position, knees closer together, better form and 3 point positioning. I appreciate the other discussions on jumping out on the bar, etc - i have been shown all these things, but i'm not comfortable with them. Have tried short line and deep water starts in the past too - biggest challenge for me has been keeping my legs on top of the rope through the start.

snork
08-04-2011, 03:30 PM
The second picture above is the wrong technique, the only thing that correct is your riding on the swell/arch of your back. Remember feet apart and knees together and legs relaxed then place your heels simultaneously into the water. your arms and shoulders should be rolled forward as well, basically relaxed. If you try the position in the picture you'll end up with gallons of water in the face.

Boom'n has got to be the easiest activity on the water.

When you begin a handle start get back to us for additional info, few more things to consider

silverblueBP
08-04-2011, 04:21 PM
Make sure to get video of your success tonight Joel!!

ahhudgins
08-04-2011, 04:33 PM
The second picture above is the wrong technique, the only thing that correct is your riding on the swell/arch of your back. Remember feet apart and knees together and legs relaxed then place your heels simultaneously into the water. your arms and shoulders should be rolled forward as well, basically relaxed. If you try the position in the picture you'll end up with gallons of water in the face.

Boom'n has got to be the easiest activity on the water.

When you begin a handle start get back to us for additional info, few more things to consider

Read the post and don't just look at the pictures..this isn't the swimsuit thread. I said that the second picture was before he got into the correct position; I couldnít find a shot of him placing his feet on the water. I had my son up on the boom in two tries, then with a handle, then behind the boat in the same day. I only use the boom for teaching proper body position and then you go behind the boat. Iíve been doing step offs and deep water starts for 30 years and itís not rocket science. A lot of people think itís all about strength and horse power. Itís mostly about proper body position and having someone teach you correctly.

JohnnyB
08-04-2011, 05:26 PM
As the others said, knees closer together, heels out, toes up and in (slightly pigeon toed). Set your feet in slowly and ride on your feet and your but in a three point, then stand up SLOWWWWLLLY. Also, take the boat speed down. You should be able to foot off the boom at 36 comfortably (I can long line as slow as 33). Also, like the others said, wider hand grip...it will give you more power to tumble forward and you will be much more stable when you stand.

snork
08-04-2011, 08:29 PM
[QUOTE=ahhudgins;77807 A lot of people think itís all about strength and horse power. Itís mostly about proper body position and having someone teach you correctly.[/QUOTE]

Amen brotha

jconover
08-05-2011, 12:17 AM
Another gorgeous night out on the river. Took some friends and made a few more attempts - you can see me thinking through the "keep your knees together, feet apart, hands apart, wipe that awful look off your face, the wipeouts aren't that bad... hold on to the bar if you biff so you can try again..."

Didn't quite get all the way upright, but i had my feet and butt in the water comfortably for a few moments.

Comments welcome as usual. Criticism accepted, grudgingly ;-)

http://youtu.be/K-tMbx9tlZo

On the subject of glass waters - my buddy Scott got up on the short line tonight (first time trying, got up on the second attempt). Any tips on how to not end up out of breath after the start?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hqnZ5tRquM

smoketu
08-05-2011, 12:43 AM
Another gorgeous night out on the river. Took some friends and made a few more attempts - you can see me thinking through the "keep your knees together, feet apart, hands apart, wipe that awful look off your face, the wipeouts aren't that bad... hold on to the bar if you biff so you can try again..."

Didn't quite get all the way upright, but i had my feet and butt in the water comfortably for a few moments.

Comments welcome as usual. Criticism accepted, grudgingly ;-)

http://youtu.be/K-tMbx9tlZo

On the subject of glass waters - my buddy Scott got up on the short line tonight (first time trying, got up on the second attempt). Any tips on how to not end up out of breath after the start?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hqnZ5tRquM

Gotta get those knees bent and feet brought in to your butt. Your legs are straight out and you're jabbing them in. Once you spun around you had a good glide just gotta bring those knees together and feet back.

silverblueBP
08-05-2011, 10:06 AM
Would raising the boom up help? Kinda looks like you're squished under the boom. Better than the last video, you almost had it, just need to get the feet back.

ahhudgins
08-05-2011, 03:24 PM
Gotta get those knees bent and feet brought in to your butt. Your legs are straight out and you're jabbing them in. Once you spun around you had a good glide just gotta bring those knees together and feet back.

EXACTLY what smoketu says. You are putting your feet waaaaaay out in front of you and jamming your heels in the water.

Here is my suggestion: Have the person who is doing the video put down the camera and yell a few instructions to you. First, get your shoulders off the water a little more so you are looking forward. You need to have your eyes open and looking ahead of you. Second, BEND THOSE KNEES AND PUT YOUR FEET ON THE WATER CLOSER TO YOUR BODY!!! Don't just put your heels on the water, let the water hit the arches too. If I were in the boat I would not let you put your feet on the water until you have those knees bent and your feet close to your butt. Sit straight up in a chair and put your feet out in front of you with your knees straight and your hands in your lap. Try to stand up..it won't happen. Now bend your knees and put your feet under the chair and stand up. You want to do the same thing on the boom, but don't use the boom to PULL yourself up. After you do it a few times, turn the camera back on. You are almost there, just need to get the body position correct.

I almost forgot. Practice this on the shore first with a rope and handle tied off or someone holding it. I learned the tumble turn by hooking my handle to a door knob and laying on cardboard. My wife gave me some strange looks.

2RLAKE
08-12-2011, 10:34 AM
the kids finally want to learn ... they both are up on the boom having fun ...

jconover
08-12-2011, 12:43 PM
Man I am so doing it wrong...

ahhudgins
08-12-2011, 05:45 PM
Man I am so doing it wrong...

Any luck yet? All you need is a good instructor in the boat and you will have it made.
Like I mentioned, practice on the shore first. Sit on your butt and let a friend hold the rope. Put your feet UNDER you (not out in front) and stand up. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, then get back out on the boom and do the same thing. Then you will say "Oh, that was easy!"

jconover
08-13-2011, 12:16 AM
I am getting "better" and yes that is a good idea - i picked up the barefooting DVD from Lane Bowers and i'm going to practice some of what he shows. I think i'm going too fast too...

Jerseydave
08-13-2011, 07:40 AM
I am getting "better" and yes that is a good idea - i picked up the barefooting DVD from Lane Bowers and i'm going to practice some of what he shows. I think i'm going too fast too...

That was my first thought after watching your video. Take your body weight divided by 10 and add 20. For instance 180 lb person should be skiing @ 38mph. BUT those numbers are for long line, slow down even more for boom footin.

Knees together, feet apart, chest up and roll your shoulders back. Gently PLACE your feet in the water and ride the 3-point stance for a bit, then stand up.

How fast are you going?

aaron.
08-13-2011, 01:58 PM
Take your body weight divided by 10 and add 20. For instance 180 lb person should be skiing @ 38mph.


never heard this equation before, but sure enough, it works. =)

snork
08-13-2011, 03:08 PM
weight times 2 divided 10. 180 lbs = 36 mph minimum
Another way to equate

03 35th Anniversary
08-13-2011, 03:18 PM
Here the whole time I always thought it was just WOT for footin!!!

snork
08-13-2011, 03:20 PM
Another gorgeous night out on the river. Took some friends and made a few more attempts - you can see me thinking through the "keep your knees together, feet apart, hands apart, wipe that awful look off your face, the wipeouts aren't that bad... hold on to the bar if you biff so you can try again..."

Didn't quite get all the way upright, but i had my feet and butt in the water comfortably for a few moments.

Comments welcome as usual. Criticism accepted, grudgingly ;-)

http://youtu.be/K-tMbx9tlZo

OK thats some funny stuff. Are your eyes open? looks like your about to get mauled by a grizzly or beotched-slapped by the wife.
Grab the bulls by the balls and get the job done
lol

On the subject of glass waters - my buddy Scott got up on the short line tonight (first time trying, got up on the second attempt). Any tips on how to not end up out of breath after the start?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hqnZ5tRquM

now thats butta water :drool:

Rockman
08-13-2011, 07:15 PM
Here the whole time I always thought it was just WOT for footin!!!

Yes, especially with your boat! :D

jconover
08-13-2011, 11:32 PM
Yeah - i weigh 200, so 40 is right on the long line, but they say you can practice the 3-point at 25-28, which is what i'm going to do when my back stops hurting

CruisinGA
11-07-2011, 10:28 PM
Footed two weeks ago and thought I would be done (first two pics), but went to the lake to pull the boat and winterize this past weekend and it was a sunny 65 with 61 degree water and I couldn't resist another couple runs!

Jerseydave
11-08-2011, 09:33 PM
^Nice pics! Where in GA is that?

skibrain
11-08-2011, 11:58 PM
Usually have a longer line in the boat, but it was smooth after a bunch of slalom sets this summer so I used all we had and did a 22-off run.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL680/2877032/5801146/74447157.jpg

tex
11-09-2011, 08:34 AM
I love short line runs!

thatsmrmastercraft
11-09-2011, 09:40 AM
Footed two weeks ago and thought I would be done (first two pics), but went to the lake to pull the boat and winterize this past weekend and it was a sunny 65 with 61 degree water and I couldn't resist another couple runs!

Great action shots, not to mention the beautiful scenery.

CruisinGA
11-09-2011, 02:02 PM
Great action shots, not to mention the beautiful scenery.

^Nice pics! Where in GA is that?

Thanks, all pics were on Lake Blue Ridge in far North Georgia.

Pics were taken with my iPhone 4, I'm ready for a real camera so we can get some better pics like the one skibrain posted

kornysnaps
11-14-2011, 08:09 AM
My family and I went to Universal Studios in Orlando last week. Of course we booked some barefooting time too. It was the best mini vacation I have ever had!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lbBVxPIujU

thatsmrmastercraft
11-14-2011, 10:34 AM
My family and I went to Universal Studios in Orlando last week. Of course we booked some barefooting time too. It was the best mini vacation I have ever had!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lbBVxPIujU

Great video. Looks like a heck of a vacation.

Jerseydave
11-14-2011, 10:56 AM
My family and I went to Universal Studios in Orlando last week. Of course we booked some barefooting time too. It was the best mini vacation I have ever had!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lbBVxPIujU

Lookin good! Now next season try it off your prostar, if you don't have a boom get on a kneeboard behind the boat. Warning, it's going to feel way different without that upward pull.

Where are you in the northeast?

kornysnaps
11-15-2011, 04:52 PM
I ruptured and ear drum on the long line in the late 80's and bought a boom soon after that. Obviously I want to keep it safe for my kids.

We live in Montvale, NJ but ski on Bantam Lake in CT...and you?

DJnGA
09-04-2012, 09:51 PM
Let's get this thread back going....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZT8YV_CV2E

MC209
09-04-2012, 11:07 PM
nice pics!

mjdavis
09-05-2012, 12:03 AM
Here's the lazy man's way to barefoot! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7py17RzzHh0

MasterKraftS&S
09-05-2012, 02:52 AM
EverT since watching a friend lose a heel to a log, Chris never leaves the boat without his ALLSARs! Boom pics are SO much easier to take!

76S&S
09-05-2012, 09:45 AM
Here's the lazy man's way to barefoot! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7py17RzzHh0

If you don't have a boom, it's a great way to teach someone. This is how my son learned and he footed his first try.

allycat
09-05-2012, 06:28 PM
great idear might try it :D

shunra
09-05-2012, 06:38 PM
Here's the lazy man's way to barefoot! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7py17RzzHh0

How fast should you be going to try this? First time barefooter.

atthelake
09-05-2012, 07:12 PM
How fast should you be going to try this? First time barefooter.

About 120MPH!!



Just kidding. Barefooting is CRAZY!!! I've never tried it and I am pretty sure I never will, but I always take a moment or two to watch someone barefooting, or a good slalom skier.

Rockman
09-05-2012, 07:51 PM
Here's the lazy man's way to barefoot! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7py17RzzHh0

Sweet barefoot line...and socks!:uglyhamme

MC209
09-05-2012, 08:01 PM
you make that look way to easy!
Here's the lazy man's way to barefoot! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7py17RzzHh0

2RLAKE
07-21-2013, 04:37 PM
Prostar19 and I out for a little fun this morning ... Had to do a flyer

2RLAKE
07-21-2013, 04:40 PM
Forgot the first one

2RLAKE
07-21-2013, 04:44 PM
Lots of rain today ... Barefoot boat got soaked ... Guess it need a good cleaning!

Cloaked
07-21-2013, 04:57 PM
Skidog.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgLVR_y0A38&feature=youtu.be
.

SkiDog
07-21-2013, 05:18 PM
Skidog.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgLVR_y0A38&feature=youtu.be
.

Damn thats fun!

charrison327
07-21-2013, 05:39 PM
Nice SkiDog!!

SkiDog
07-21-2013, 09:29 PM
Nice SkiDog!!

Yea, not bad for an OLD man!
:D

Jim@BAWS
07-21-2013, 10:15 PM
Yea, not bad for an OLD man!
:D

Not bad at all!!!

Hope all is well!

Jim

Jerseydave
07-21-2013, 10:45 PM
Last year in PA

98053

WC205
07-22-2013, 02:53 PM
Doubles fun.

atlfootr
07-22-2013, 09:24 PM
hey dog bet that water hiting your crotch it 42 mph felt really good ;)
went out yesterday on the chain

barefoot
07-22-2013, 11:00 PM
Forgot the first one


Such a great shot! My wife even commented how cool the pics were. How far was the jump? Looks to be a good 15-20'.

atlfootr
08-02-2013, 08:17 PM
Went out today did a couple sets, with water like this to wake up to who could resist

tex
08-21-2013, 07:55 PM
First foot ride with my Contour!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMTROPobbPg

JohnnyB
08-21-2013, 09:58 PM
Went out today did a couple sets, with water like this to wake up to who could resist

Wrong place...that goesin glasswaters forum.....where is the footin


Sent from my Motorola RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2

peason
08-21-2013, 10:28 PM
Good summer of footing! And still some time for more! Enjoying an evening showing the kids how it's done behind our 209 with a tower.

Burdhntr
09-03-2013, 09:52 AM
Holy Crap! I didn't even know his group was on here. Been living n the general discussion area all along. Wanted to start a bunch of footin pic posts. Already there!

Burdhntr
09-03-2013, 09:56 AM
Double dock start run. Gotta get a camera on the dock for better pics like 2RLake

Burdhntr
09-03-2013, 10:00 AM
Makin the turn

Burdhntr
09-03-2013, 10:00 AM
Sweet Jeebus I love footin!

Burdhntr
09-03-2013, 04:53 PM
My local hero (and barefoot master) with his son.

Burdhntr
09-03-2013, 04:58 PM
Tumble turns. I've since learned to keep the handle at the waist and now I'm quicker and not so exhausted from the pull back.

tex
09-03-2013, 09:47 PM
2nd ride with the Contour!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_UzClF-e9I

atlfootr
09-09-2013, 11:19 PM
cool shot with the boy, having handle at hip very important placement position.

Double D
09-09-2013, 11:33 PM
This past Saturday morning, early!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOaSiX2RVxA

03 35th Anniversary
09-10-2013, 10:32 AM
My local hero (and barefoot master) with his son.

That is awesome!!!!

Fast50dad
09-10-2013, 11:05 AM
My local hero (and barefoot master) with his son.

One of the coolest pics I've seen!

Burdhntr
09-10-2013, 06:33 PM
What speed are you guys moving at? I'm 215 lbs and ski at 41. I can go 5-6 miles at the longest. Want to get into a barefoot race next year and wondering your thoughts.

Burdhntr
10-09-2013, 01:01 PM
Gotta keep this thread alive...

kyfooter
10-14-2013, 10:15 PM
My local hero (and barefoot master) with his son.

To each their own I suppose, but this strikes me as stupid. Every footer has caught a toe and seen a few stars after the unexpected crash. A crash at 40+ mph would seriously hurt that kid.

I'm all for cool barefoot pictures, and introducing kids to the sport to keep it from fading away in the wakeboard world we live in. As a father of a 6-year old who barefoots, this stunt should be left to two adults in my opinion.

If all goes well, cool picture. Too big of risk though for little reward.

GT500 MC
10-14-2013, 10:42 PM
To each their own I suppose, but this strikes me as stupid. Every footer has caught a toe and seen a few stars after the unexpected crash. A crash at 40+ mph would seriously hurt that kid.

I'm all for cool barefoot pictures, and introducing kids to the sport to keep it from fading away in the wakeboard world we live in. As a father of a 6-year old who barefoots, this stunt should be left to two adults in my opinion.

If all goes well, cool picture. Too big of risk though for little reward.

Looks a bit dangerous to me but I don't foot and by no means passing judgment. However, I have never seen a graceful ending to a barefoot run--- how would you stop with a kid on your shoulder?

Burdhntr
10-20-2013, 02:19 PM
GT500-
It's not hard.

nkorep2
10-21-2013, 01:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmqwePpSJUs&feature=youtu.be

Mark rsa2au
10-21-2013, 06:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmqwePpSJUs&feature=youtu.be

Just seen this... dam good fun!!can't wipe the smile....

atlfootr
10-26-2013, 09:22 AM
My local hero (and barefoot master) with his son.I would not let social services or child welfare department see this photo

Burdhntr
11-01-2013, 09:42 AM
This one about ended my season (Oct 30th, but hey it's not iced over yet).