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06-29-2012, 10:03 AM
I am one proud dad today. I couldnít be happier. Last night we went to the lake and both of my 7yo twin boys did their first deep water start on combo skis with the connector bar between the skis. The rope was off of the tower and shortened. There was no rope connected to the skis, they were just holding the ski rope. Both of them just popped right out of the water almost at idle with a very gentle throttle. Once up, we only went about 12mph. I havenít seen them smile that big before. Now they are big skiers like dad. As soon as one of the boys was back in the boat, he asked if he could try it on one ski now. At that point I started crying and told him he was my favorite son, and that I would buy him anything in this world. J/K.

I wanted to take them on a friendís boat with a boom for training, but just hadnít done it yet. Before last night they had skied a few times from the platform. I would sit on the transom holding the rope with their ski tips on the swim platform, and once the boat was moving I would slowly push them off the back and pay out the rope by hand. When they were done I would pull them back in. They didnít even get wet. The funniest thing about last night is when one of the boys fell. I never told him to let go of the rope if he fell, so he just kept holding on dragging behind the boat. He is very literal, and let me know that he was just holding on tight like I had told him to.

06-29-2012, 10:08 AM
Congrats, that is awesome! Working with my 5 year old this summer on the same thing

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06-29-2012, 11:18 AM
Very fun. Congrats!

06-29-2012, 11:23 AM
LOL that is awesome. I can't wait for that moment. I've got a few more years to go as my son is only 16mo.

Great story!!

06-29-2012, 12:32 PM
Way to go.

06-29-2012, 01:00 PM
GREAT JOB DAD! I remenber those days my boys are 16 & 14 yrs , i do more driving then sking

06-29-2012, 04:12 PM
Well it's like pulling teeth to get my 14yr old even in the water and of course will only wakeboard, and my 10yr old only wants to tube. So this is a major accomplishment in my book.

Jeff Lyman
07-01-2012, 09:11 AM
LIKE !!!

Those days are long gone for my kids now 16 and 19. They still ski and board some but other interest have taken over. Learned to not push them, I went through the same thing at those ages called the other sex!

07-03-2012, 02:45 PM
That's awesome. Can't wait till my daughter is at that point. She rides an EZ Ski now (2 yrs, 1 month), the deep water starts will be here before I know it!

07-03-2012, 02:57 PM

07-03-2012, 04:23 PM
Nice!, my 7 y/o got up for the first time about a week ago on a board, not skis. It's such a good day!

07-11-2012, 09:46 AM
Here is a picture of my 5 year old, last year she wanted nothing to do with skiing and this year that is all I hear about, so proud of her!

Riding on shoulder with the local ski club!

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07-11-2012, 11:00 AM
Nice!! I remember my dad teaching me too. Some great memories that your kids will never forget.