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clrussell
03-13-2013, 05:52 PM
Well last year I bought my first mastercraft, a 1990 prostar 190 351 and powerslot. We leaned to wakeboard behind it the 2nd weekend we had it out and have had a blast since then. I've skied behind it quite a few times but since I learned to wakeboard Ive barely even touched my skis. I leaned to ski when I was maybe 10 behind a deck boat of my grandpas and was hooked, you couldn't keep me off the skis if I was at the lake. I slalomed one or two times by the time I was 16, then they sold the boat and I hadn't been on skis since. I got up first time on 2 this year and skied like I had never quit. I tried slalom but couldn't get out of the water. I want to take skiing to the next level, I want to slalom and be decent at it. I'm pretty good at wakeboarding, not awesome but I can wake to wake and a couple little things. My step dad used to be big into slalom and he is the one who taught me to ski. I've been trying to get him to ski since I got the boat but he is pretty busy and says he would be to sore from it to work the next week (he is 51). But I know there are older guys on here that slalom hardcore and still are great! This summer I'm looking to get him to go with me quite a few times and get him back into the grove of it. Our lake doesn't have a slalom course. I don't want us to get into tournament skiing or anything but I do want to be able to have something else to add to my water sports list.

So the questions:

Where should I start? We have a good set of skis and 3 older slalom skis, I'll post pics of the slalom skis when I get home.

Where can I find more info on terms& technique? When you guys are talking about 22 off or whatever it's like jibberish to me and I want to learn that stuff.

Where can I find a portable course? Of course I'll have to be able to ski first but for later.

Any pointers?


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mikeg205
03-13-2013, 06:15 PM
Bunch of great video's on You tube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DTxTJ1FslM&list=FLlGOsKH_0IKW_XY-twH7l9g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgbOAbQ3Diw&list=FLlGOsKH_0IKW_XY-twH7l9g&index=2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMdba6f_cho&list=FLlGOsKH_0IKW_XY-twH7l9g&index=3

and my man Marcus..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COl8lok4zRY&list=FLlGOsKH_0IKW_XY-twH7l9g&index=5

watch before you ski and practice...

clrussell
03-13-2013, 06:20 PM
Thanks! I'll have to watch em!


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Shooter McKevin
03-13-2013, 06:37 PM
Bunch of great video's on You tube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DTxTJ1FslM&list=FLlGOsKH_0IKW_XY-twH7l9g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgbOAbQ3Diw&list=FLlGOsKH_0IKW_XY-twH7l9g&index=2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMdba6f_cho&list=FLlGOsKH_0IKW_XY-twH7l9g&index=3

and my man Marcus..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COl8lok4zRY&list=FLlGOsKH_0IKW_XY-twH7l9g&index=5

watch before you ski and practice...

Mike...

You just announced to all of us that you have Backstreet Boys and Footloose dance tutorial in your YouTube favorites...

I'm sure there's a good explanation?

TxsRiverRat
03-13-2013, 06:54 PM
Mike...

You just announced to all of us that you have Backstreet Boys and Footloose dance tutorial in your YouTube favorites...

I'm sure there's a good explanation?

He was trying to hide the flashdance and brokeback mountain trailers? :D

mikeg205
03-13-2013, 06:54 PM
Mike...

You just announced to all of us that you have Backstreet Boys and Footloose dance tutorial in your YouTube favorites...

I'm sure there's a good explanation?

Yup - Yup - I am a line dancer...

It's a bunch of fun... plus my wife enjoys it... great exercise... you're up on the balls of your feet - helped alot on deep water starts....

this is really fun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwNIMM4qnrI

Ok... dish it out... I am ready... ;)

TxsRiverRat
03-13-2013, 07:40 PM
you're up on the balls of your feet

Ok... dish it out... I am ready... ;)

Don't the high heels help you with that Mike? :D

Shooter McKevin
03-13-2013, 07:41 PM
"dancing helps my deep water starts"???? PUKE :noface:

That reminds me of something similar ..."uhhhh ya... I'm in figure skating to improve my hockey"

Tennis, B-Ball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Cycling, Squash etc. All done on the balls of your feet, and very good for your deep water starts. :smile:

But we do it with love...

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mikeg205
03-13-2013, 07:53 PM
"dancing helps my deep water starts"???? PUKE :noface:

That reminds me of something similar ..."uhhhh ya... I'm in figure skating to improve my hockey"

Tennis, B-Ball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Cycling, Squash etc. All done on the balls of your feet, and very good for your deep water starts. :smile:

But we do it with love...

91082

hahahaha.....

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing025.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing025.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing025.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

clrussell
03-13-2013, 07:54 PM
Here's the pics of the skis I have, I'm pretty sure everyone of them is older than I am.. But if one is useful it'll save buying one

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mikeg205
03-13-2013, 07:54 PM
Don't the high heels help you with that Mike? :D

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry009.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry009.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry009.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked019.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked019.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked019.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

mikeg205
03-13-2013, 07:57 PM
But there's liquor and women and good music... and just another reason to go a bar.. ;) - you can guess which one is me... ;)

mikeg205
03-13-2013, 07:58 PM
Sorry for the thread jack... hey I thought canadians were overly nice... :) -

TxsRiverRat
03-13-2013, 07:59 PM
Here's the pics of the skis I have, I'm pretty sure everyone of them is older than I am.. But if one is useful it'll save buying one

91084
91085
91086
91087
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Take the bindings off those skis and turn them into a nice place to sit...

http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/assets/uploads/posts/7089/Skibench1_lg.JPG

Sell it here on TT and use the profit to buy a modern ski... Those skis are about like trying to ski on a cinder block with a boot attached to it

mikeg205
03-13-2013, 07:59 PM
Here's the pics of the skis I have, I'm pretty sure everyone of them is older than I am.. But if one is useful it'll save buying one

91084
91085
91086
91087
91088
91089


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Old school skis... might want to pick up an HO Comp Free with newer bindings... more comfort...

Shooter McKevin
03-13-2013, 08:00 PM
Here's the pics of the skis I have, I'm pretty sure everyone of them is older than I am.. But if one is useful it'll save buying one


Right... someone give the OP some good beginner slalom advice already (sorry, there's guys on here way more qualified for this than I am.)








And Mike, you thought that posting another dancing video would make us forget about Backstreet Boys didn't you?

Table Rocker
03-13-2013, 08:01 PM
Here's the pics of the skis I have, I'm pretty sure everyone of them is older than I am.. But if one is useful it'll save buying one
Size will be more important than technology at this point. Lake Norfork? I grew up across the state line from you in Salem, Arkansas and was lucky enough to go to Norfork once or twice a year. We usually went down around Jordan.

TxsRiverRat
03-13-2013, 08:01 PM
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry009.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry009.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry009.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked019.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked019.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked019.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

You're such a good sport Mr. Mike

Shooter McKevin
03-13-2013, 08:03 PM
Sorry for the thread jack... hey I thought canadians were overly nice... :) -

I think I was overly nice!!

mikeg205
03-13-2013, 08:03 PM
You're such a good sport Mr. Mike

Thanks... I dish out... not fair if I can't take it. :)

19_Skier
03-13-2013, 08:04 PM
Sorry for the thread jack... hey I thought canadians were overly nice... :) -

common misconception :D

clrussel - like riverrat mentioned, you need to get yourself a more modern ski if you are looking to slalom. Getting one with a rear toe plate may be beneficial to start so you can get up on 2 ski's and practice dropping one until you are comfortable.

clrussell
03-13-2013, 08:05 PM
Cinder block with boot attached! Lmao!!

Yep norfork lake, we are always on the other side of the lake from Jordan

How do you size a ski, or do you mean binding size?


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mikeg205
03-13-2013, 08:07 PM
Cinder block with boot attached! Lmao!!

Yep norfork lake, we are always on the other side of the lake from Jordan

How do you size a ski, or do you mean binding size?


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weight is the biggest factor...

this is a great ski.... http://www.waterskis.com/HO-Comp-Free-Slalom-Waterski-With-Basis-Bindings-p/ho_comp_free_ride_ski_basis.htm

I am sure corey can set you up...

I should start a thread for all the crap I am gonna get :)

19_Skier
03-13-2013, 08:08 PM
Cinder block with boot attached! Lmao!!

Yep norfork lake, we are always on the other side of the lake from Jordan

How do you size a ski, or do you mean binding size?


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ski size depends on your height and weight and make of ski. Check out some of the ski websites to see sizes. The ones below would be a good start, all have great entry level skis for reasonable prices.

radarskis.com
hosports.com
d3skis.com

mikeg205
03-13-2013, 08:09 PM
Hey rat - these are the shot girls at our regular place - I am sure you would approve... :) - Who's with me to get in better shape for deep water starts... ;)

clrussell
03-13-2013, 08:10 PM
Lol I don't care for the crap in this thread, it's kinda entertaining! I'm 5-10 190, and step dad is 6-3 170, hopefully can find a ski to fit both. I'll look into that ski mike


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mikeg205
03-13-2013, 08:12 PM
69" inches on a open water ski - most brands similar - HO, Radar are tops... IMO - then bindings cover a range of foot sizes usually 3 sizes - i.e. XL on HO for 10-13.

Table Rocker
03-13-2013, 08:14 PM
How do you size a ski, or do you mean binding size?Length.
A big person at lower speed needs more surface area (longer/wider ski).
Here is a basic chart to help explain and get you in the ballpark.
http://www.waterskiworld.com/water_skis/Ski_Size_Chart/ski_size_chart.html

Pick the biggest ski of that bunch and give it a try. A little extra ski tends to help us beginners.

TxsRiverRat
03-13-2013, 08:20 PM
Hey rat - these are the shot girls at our regular place - I am sure you would approve... :) - Who's with me to get in better shape for deep water starts... ;)

Hel11 yeah i approve - can u post the private pics of them 2 on ds? :D

clrussell
03-13-2013, 08:20 PM
Mike I'm in!!

Table, I'll look at that chart. It seems I have a bunch of research to do before I start skiing


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TxsRiverRat
03-13-2013, 08:22 PM
For the record, I'm 5' 11.5" and 185, size 10 foot

I ski on a 2005 67" Monza with large animal wraps. (actually have a medium rear binding

mikeg205
03-13-2013, 08:23 PM
Hel11 yeah i approve - can u post the private pics of them 2 on ds? :D

I was never invited to DS :(