View Full Version : Trick skiiers?

06-12-2005, 11:21 PM
Hey ya'll

Anyone still trick ski? I'm 20 and i ski for the UC Davis team, and am getting back into trick skiing, cause its a great way to earn points at tournaments.

I'm looking for old school trick ski videos, anyone have them?

I've got a few good ppl coaching me, but during the summer i will be on my own for the most part....

Todd Brosius
06-15-2005, 06:43 PM
Ya - I'm a trick skier at age 38. I really enjoy it. I've just been teaching myself so sorry I can't help with the video department, but it's nice to hear others trick skiing. I start on two then realized there's only so much you can do so the past several years I'm single trick skiing.

06-15-2005, 06:48 PM
I am still on 2 skis, but am probably going to be on one by the end of the season.

06-15-2005, 08:02 PM
I just ordered a trick ski :D . I can't wait to give it try. I have been skiing, boarding, and surfing for years, but have never tried a trick ski. I'm sure it will be worth a few laughs!

06-15-2005, 08:44 PM
Did you order combo trickers or a single? I found it was much easier learning the combo tricks, then working into the single.

06-15-2005, 10:34 PM

06-15-2005, 10:37 PM
That is quite the teaser there Sporty, where are the pics????

06-15-2005, 11:01 PM

06-15-2005, 11:07 PM
I'll wait till tomorrow for the photos.

06-15-2005, 11:09 PM
I still get my trick ski out at least once a year, just for the fun of it.
I don't have any videos, but do have a few magazine articles somewhere around here.

06-16-2005, 07:35 AM
Sporty, speaking of step offs. What is the secret? I've had quite a few crashes stepping off - I think I rush it too mcuh when I take my foot out and step down to plant it.
I'm pretty accomplished at deeps and starting off the knee board, but for some reason step offs make me nervous.

06-16-2005, 07:38 AM
How do you guys start on one trick ski? I tried early last summer with one foot in and the ski took off and I pulled my hamstring pretty good.
Do you star with both feet in the binding?

Evan Jones
06-16-2005, 07:43 AM
You were just the man I had in mind with the tease too... :D :D

I knew you'd jump on it..... :D

I'll post them tomorrow evening if that's OK? I have several in sequence of the beach start.... Man is that ever fun too. As for deepwaters... forget it. I have inhaled an entire lake doing deep fronts.... Not worth the nose enema, even with my head tucked....

Stepping off is still my fav. It's just easy all around... and easy to learn too. The trick to successfully stepping off is in the front-foot knee.

How about Jump-Outs? I used to do them for shows. Painful to learn but fun once you get them. Take the rear bindings off some combos and slide your foor out a little once you're up. Then keeping the skis together, jump up a little, and spread the feet outside the skis. Viola! you're barefooting.

06-16-2005, 07:48 AM
one of my fave starts in footin........newbies in the boat just dont get it when the driver increases speed and the lunatic on the back jumps clean out...... :D

06-16-2005, 09:29 AM
I ordered a single trick ski. There doesn't appear to be too much information available on getting started for new users. I found one link (http://www.robertsski.com/webpgws/trickskisingle.htm). The author covers some interesting points, but as usual it's just enough information to get me craving more. Does anyone know the average course speed for trick skiing?

06-16-2005, 10:00 AM
Depends on your weight, an preferance. I combo trick at 22-24 depending on the water. Single at 20-22. Also depends on the driver. If you are going to fast, you will have absolutely no control.

betsy&david Harrison
06-16-2005, 11:04 AM
How do you guys start on one trick ski? I tried early last summer with one foot in and the ski took off and I pulled my hamstring pretty good.
Do you star with both feet in the binding?
I have to put both feet in to start. Hurt the heck out of my trail leg once and decided to put the rear foot in. B
Did Britt and Tawn Larson ever put a video out?

06-16-2005, 05:34 PM
too fast erkle...

06-16-2005, 08:02 PM

06-16-2005, 08:15 PM