View Full Version : jumpers?

09-10-2004, 03:36 PM
Any jumpers/show skiers out there?-Tex

east tx skier
09-10-2004, 03:39 PM
Our ski club used to have a jump on lake Tyler, but it's no more. Not sure if there are any former jumpers in our club.

Robert Averyt
09-10-2004, 03:47 PM
We have a jump and several jumpers in our club. I enjoy plopping.

Check out our web site for jump pics. http://pages.tca.net/raveryt/

09-10-2004, 03:48 PM
Robert-what website?

Robert Averyt
09-10-2004, 03:50 PM

09-10-2004, 03:54 PM
i've seen it before. sweet site!

Robert Averyt
09-10-2004, 04:01 PM
Thanks. Come and ski with us sometime.

09-10-2004, 04:06 PM
i'm an old show skier who is just starting to get back in 3 event. i just bought a slalom ski and some big jumpers! next year will be a hoot!

09-10-2004, 04:47 PM
wow look at all of the aggies...Go Texas

Looks like fun :)

09-10-2004, 05:00 PM
Please don't confuse me with an Aggie!-Tex-

09-10-2004, 08:37 PM
I have always wanted to try jumping, now that i'm old enough we dont have the lakehouse and i'm not in the club anymore. :(

08-02-2007, 04:01 PM
I just wanted to bump my first thread! Anyone?

08-02-2007, 04:05 PM
My son learned how to successfully do a heli this summer does that count for anything in your quest to find jumpers? :)

08-02-2007, 04:16 PM
That's great to hear! Is he hitting all 3 spots yet?

08-02-2007, 04:32 PM
I'll be getting back on the ramp soon learning helis and flips after a 3 year hiatus from LD

08-02-2007, 05:04 PM
I have helis and flips-I was really wanting to get into LD's before my knee injuries. I hope to still be able to jump in about 2 years.

ProTour X9
08-02-2007, 05:57 PM
My dad was quite the jumper back in the day, he still has his Duvalls.

08-02-2007, 06:06 PM
i ride over for bama...I need to practice more so i can go further than 40 feet lol

08-02-2007, 06:26 PM
Back in the day, jumping was my favorite event. It was, however, beating the h_ll out of my knees and my lovely convinced me that I should give that part of playing on the water up. My biggest regret........selling the jumpers. I talked to the guy that bought them a while back and he said he would sell them back to me, now if I can ever catch him at home.

01-23-2008, 05:45 PM
Anybody want to freestyle jump?


01-23-2008, 06:24 PM
i'm an old show skier who is just starting to get back in 3 event. i just bought a slalom ski and some big jumpers! next year will be a hoot!

I was too Tex, you name it back in the day....anymore my mind makes promises my body can't fill. Although I had numerous injuries jumping at a younger age it was still a blast and I actually was not to bad....Wayne Grimnitch(sp) was my hero.

01-24-2008, 09:52 AM
I ski with the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show Team. Check us out! www.skiarees.com

06-03-2009, 01:32 PM
So....... any advice on teaching junior skiers to jump on a non-adjustable 5' ramp???

Will do some heavy dryland first, probably just go off the corner on the water.

06-03-2009, 01:45 PM
Get them some smaller jumpers and take them over the corner of the ramp. You can have them work up to going full height.

06-03-2009, 01:50 PM
Bradshaw, the smallest sticks we have are 70s or maybe 68s and medium Wiley's. I don't think anyone will be going all the way off the top!

06-03-2009, 02:06 PM
Good stuff, have fun. If they are comfortable, take em over the top!

One thing we noticed when we were teaching Shawna is to get the right angle/distance pulling them over the corner. If you come in at the wrong angle/distance they will come down right on the wake. Stay a good boat width away from the ramp at close to 45 degrees if I remember right.

06-03-2009, 02:08 PM
Stay a good boat width away from the ramp at close to 45 degrees if I remember right.

45 degrees from what?

06-03-2009, 02:48 PM
My bad, 45 degrees with respect to the ramp. You basically drive in front of the ramp and your path makes a 45 degree angle with the direction that the ramp is facing. If you are driving in front (side where the surface enters the water) of the ramp, toward the jump course, the jumper would hit the lower right corner of the ramp.

06-03-2009, 03:02 PM
Like this?

06-03-2009, 03:06 PM
Yeah, you got it.

06-03-2009, 08:47 PM
I competed 3 events for many years. Jumping was my strongest and resulted in bringing home the most hardware. I was blessed as a kid and young adult to have my own site, slalom course, and jump ramp. Thanks dad!

You can get some fine tips here on jumping the corner of the ramp. It would be advisable to find an experienced/skilled instructor for anything more. Even for the corner, have the skier wear a properly fitted vest, helmet, and wetsuit pants or better to prevent unwanted water intrusion. The jump should be well waxed and lubricated with water.

A good instructor will help you avoid some painful falls and also help you develop good fundamental skills. Jumping is a discipline of progressive learning. Distance often comes in small increments. Get your fundamentals down, seek progressive distance improvement, and have fun. Jumping is a rush, especially when you start going long enough to take a quick look around when you are up there.