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atlfootr
02-18-2006, 10:25 AM
Here's the next future "World Champion" barefooter, Ron and Keith watchout! :banana:

Mag_Red
02-18-2006, 10:32 AM
he's got the feet for it! :toast:

Hoosier Bob
02-18-2006, 10:33 AM
Already working on his one foot routine! That is impressive! :D Here's the next future "World Champion" barefooter, Ron and Keith watchout! :banana:

BeavenX5
02-18-2006, 02:46 PM
My daughter did one barefoot run 2 years ago when she was 8 beside a friend's boat equipted with a boom. She loved it and dad was so proud of her... :) Did not get a chance to get access to a boom last year. She is pushing me to get a boom for the MC for her to start footing. Does anyone has exprience teaching a kid barefoot? Is it safe? Wondering how bad a fall could be for them, even at 30mph. My wife is not crazy about the idea. Personnally every single run in my life (about 3 or 4) ended painfully.
Is a boom a good investment now that they are pretty good skiers?
What are your thoughs?
Thanks.

88 PS190
02-18-2006, 04:06 PM
If she's serious about wanting to learn barefooting a boom would be a good investment. I like them because it makes teaching guests and friends to ski much easier and eliminates all that circling w/ new riders.

BrianM
02-18-2006, 04:29 PM
I taught at a summer camp where we taught young kids to foot off of the boom. Very safe. For a young kid the boat speed does not have to be very fast somewhere in the 20 mph range usually works for the little ones.

atlfootr
02-18-2006, 08:38 PM
Is a boom a good investment, now that they are pretty good skiers? What are your thoughs?A boom is a GREAT INVESTMENT!
It will provide you, not only with years of use for teaching kids how to barefoot,
but also how to ski / kneeboard and wakeboard as well.

Along w/ the boom, I'd suggest you invest in Mike Seipel's "Easy Footer"
from Barefoot International Fly High Equip. Mfg. ph. (800)932-0685.

It's a safer way of teaching kids how to barefoot, than from behind the boat.

EZ Footer - B228 EZ Footer (http://www.barefootinternational.com/)
It's easier to barefoot on the EZ Footer than it is to ski on skis. The reason the EZ Footer works so well is that there is no chance of falling and it doesn't take near as much strength as other ways of learning.

88 PS190
02-18-2006, 08:42 PM
If you catch a toe do you hit the boom?

atlfootr
02-18-2006, 08:49 PM
No, because when your sitting in the "EX Footer" your arms are somewhat bent
and keep they you from coming forward.

atlfootr
02-18-2006, 09:25 PM
My daughter did one barefoot run, she loved it and dad was so proud of her... :)
Does anyone has exprience teaching a kid barefoot? Wife's not crazy about the idea.I taught my wife to barefoot on the boom, now we're do'n double lngline bhind the boat :steering:

I just found a few old photo's of myself, a friend and a kid I taught how to ski - for the first time.
I'll look for the barefoot boom pic's and add them later.

André
02-18-2006, 09:33 PM
...do'n double lngline bhind the boat ...
Want to buy a vowel? :D
(Sorry,but i got an excuse ,i'm drunk!) ;)

atlfootr
02-18-2006, 09:34 PM
I'll look for barefoot boom pic's and add them later.Found 'em.

atlfootr
02-18-2006, 09:40 PM
Want to buy a vowel? :D
(Sorry,but i got an excuse ,i'm drunk!) ;)Ok, Vania. :noface:

In case you can't interpret my short hand - it means
double longline and bhind means behind as in behind the boat :purplaugh

André
02-18-2006, 09:43 PM
Ok,I'll spin!
Looks like a cervical collar(sp) in the third pic?
Is it?

atlfootr
02-18-2006, 09:47 PM
Yes, a wise choice of equipment when foot'n backwards.
BTW, cervical collar is spelled correctly .. nice job.

BeavenX5
02-20-2006, 10:26 AM
Thanks for the infos and the pictures Altfootr.

atlfootr
02-24-2006, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the infos and the pictures Altfootr.Surething, anytime! :popcorn:
There's lot's more on our club's website!