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jamica joe
05-04-2010, 10:30 AM
For the last year or so we have been borrowing our neighbors Sky Ski.... My new (to me) foil should be delivered today. We bought it off of Ski It Again and think that we got a pretty good deal. We hope to be on the water with it this weekend!!!

I know that we need helmets, any suggestions on brands??

Joe

SkiDog
05-04-2010, 10:33 AM
Where in the southeast are you located. Skyski is all I ride.

jamica joe
05-04-2010, 10:39 AM
Where in the southeast are you located. Skyski is all I ride.
We at Lake Wedodee in east Alabama. Where are you?

SkiDog
05-04-2010, 11:00 AM
We at Lake Wedodee in east Alabama. Where are you?

South Ga., Brunswick to be exact.

Kingsley X-1
05-04-2010, 11:19 AM
congrats on the purchase. i have been riding Skidogs sky ski quite frequently lately and i am going to purchase one this week. man these things are fun!!!

MariStar-Man
05-04-2010, 11:24 AM
How Fun Joe! I never thought about the Sky Ski but after looking at the videos it looks like something I'd like to try. Going to do some research on prices and sizes...

Thanks for the idea!

http://www.skyski.com/files/images/SKMBT_C35109021914410.preview.jpg

jamica joe
05-04-2010, 11:53 AM
South Ga., Brunswick to be exact.
Any suggestions an helmets and any additional equipment??

SkiDog
05-04-2010, 12:14 PM
Any suggestions an helmets and any additional equipment??

Go to this site. http://www.foilforum.com/forums/index.php
There's TONS of info, products, pics, and videos. Join the forum there. EVERYBODY on that site is willing to help out newbies in this sport. Even the pros on there will chime in and help you out.

Kingsley X-1
05-04-2010, 09:39 PM
going to get a new to me sky ski pro st tomorrow and going to bring back a few larry's cubans. Land O Lakes here i come

Kingsley X-1
05-04-2010, 09:42 PM
Any suggestions an helmets and any additional equipment??

i talked to a local guy here and he swears by the Bern (http://www.bernunlimited.com/) helmets. it is local guy in jacksonville selling them Brad with east coast hydrofoils (http://www.eastcoasthydrofoils.com/current/)

SkiDog
05-04-2010, 09:44 PM
going to get a new to me sky ski pro st tomorrow and going to bring back a few larry's cubans. Land O Lakes here i come

You best be bringing me a couple! larry's subs that is!:D

Jerseydave
05-04-2010, 09:44 PM
Any suggestions an helmets and any additional equipment??

I bought a GATH last year, awesome helmet!

http://www.murrays.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=52-10&Category_Code=&Store_Code=MS

It fits better than any helmet I've had (Ace, Shred ready, etc.) and it's so lightweight! It feels like your just wearing a hat! (hence the name I assume)

Enjoy your Skyski, they are a blast to ride!

JohnE
05-04-2010, 09:52 PM
Granted I can't get up on that ******* sky ski, but it doesn't look like fun. It's gotta be though.

jamica joe
05-05-2010, 10:50 AM
I bought a GATH last year, awesome helmet!

http://www.murrays.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=52-10&Category_Code=&Store_Code=MS

It fits better than any helmet I've had (Ace, Shred ready, etc.) and it's so lightweight! It feels like your just wearing a hat! (hence the name I assume)

Enjoy your Skyski, they are a blast to ride!
Thanks for the info on the Gath helmet...

We were thinking that a deep v handle might help getting up, but were concerned that a slalom type v would bee too narrow and pinch the board. Any ideas on what works best?? is there a wider deep v rope that you guys would recommend?

Jerseydave
05-05-2010, 08:11 PM
Never tried a deep V handle for a Skyski, but I don't think it would be necessary for a beginner. If you hold the handle up high while getting up the rope won't snag on the front of the ski. Plus it's best to keep the handle high when learning, not down by your waist.

Remember if you raise the handle the ski will stay down, but if you lower the handle the ski will rise up onto the foil. (most beginners make the mistake of holding the handle low and "launching" the foil out of the water) :D

There is alot of help available on www.foilforum.com

Tags
05-05-2010, 11:26 PM
Cinch quick release and a helmet are a must for beginners IMO

There's a about 6 people in our crew and we all skyski. We're about the only ones that do it here in Perth, Western Australia which is suprising. Maybe its the cost of them that puts people off.

GNAT87
05-05-2010, 11:35 PM
When i started out on the ski I was going with guys that had been doing it for 20 years. The first thing they did to me was pull me at idle(with a regular handle) while i worked on keeping the ski straight. This went on for 2-3 days, you wouldnt believe how sore I was after a couple hours a days. In a week I was getting up every time. Its a blast

TOO-TALL
05-05-2010, 11:55 PM
For the last year or so we have been borrowing our neighbors Sky Ski.... My new (to me) foil should be delivered today. We bought it off of Ski It Again and think that we got a pretty good deal. We hope to be on the water with it this weekend!!!

Joe


Welcome to the club...have fun out there.

Kingsley X-1
05-06-2010, 01:19 AM
yep going cobia fishing tomorrow and then going on the Sky Ski

jamica joe
05-06-2010, 09:42 AM
When i started out on the ski I was going with guys that had been doing it for 20 years. The first thing they did to me was pull me at idle(with a regular handle) while i worked on keeping the ski straight. This went on for 2-3 days, you wouldnt believe how sore I was after a couple hours a days. In a week I was getting up every time. Its a blast
That's a good idea for me, but I'm not sure that my kids (they'll probably get up a lot easier) would go for it... I'll try it.

SkiDog
05-06-2010, 10:40 AM
Thanks for the info on the Gath helmet...

We were thinking that a deep v handle might help getting up, but were concerned that a slalom type v would bee too narrow and pinch the board. Any ideas on what works best?? is there a wider deep v rope that you guys would recommend?

Here's another outlet for some foiling products. These guys are close friends of mine and are ready to help out beginners! Tell Cliff,'Skidog' sent ya. Might get ya a small discount.
http://www.teamhydrofoil.com/