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Old 05-03-2013, 02:03 AM
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Thanks, that is sound advice. Accessability to my lake is very good but the course I need to rely on my neighbor on the weekends. If you could only free ski, what would you do then between course experience?

This is where I am starting from. The video is a couple years old but to put it frankly I don't think I have progressed much farther in the past couple of years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXdE7...ature=youtu.be
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:12 AM
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It looks to me like you are locking your front leg, especially on your off side turn.

I'm more old school like Kyle. You should be able to draw a straight line from your shoulders through your hips to your feet, thus keeping you centered on the ski. Get those shoulders back and edge all the way through the wake.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:35 AM
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Thanks, that is sound advice. Accessability to my lake is very good but the course I need to rely on my neighbor on the weekends. If you could only free ski, what would you do then between course experience?

This is where I am starting from. The video is a couple years old but to put it frankly I don't think I have progressed much farther in the past couple of years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXdE7...ature=youtu.be
Same problem as me epnault has the right coaching...that's what i am working on this year...

Must keep shoulders back and body stacked... that's what I going to be thinking on my next time out....

This is going to be a great coaching thread!!!
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:00 AM
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2013 Barefooting Goals:

Get up long line backwards. Work on driving chin and chest into water and holding 3-point position. Hold handle on butt and accentuate bent knee position.

Strengthen right one foots. Stop plowing…start gliding. Work into right one-foot toe-holds. Get comfortable holding and riding position.

Be able to do all tricks long line that I can do on the boom.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:35 AM
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1) Run -38 off. Last year was 3@-38. This year so far I'm at 3@-35 after 2) 4 pass sets.
This is because you were skiing behind a bada-- pimp boat with a bada-- pimp driver!

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Old 05-03-2013, 11:00 AM
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This thread is fantastic. I bought my X Star last year and a bunch of us started wakeboarding all basically newbies. What made us go wake to wake for the first time was a $100 bet between three of us. Two losers paid winner $50. So this thread is great to help learn, grow and PUSH people. Without the bet not sure I would have hit the wake that hard for a long time (and yes I did win the bet with video evidence since they were not present (perks of being boat owner)).

So for my goals. First wakeboarding:

1. Toe side wake to wake. (watched a thousand pro videos paying attention to posture approach and take off)
2. Air Raley
3. Learn to ride switch better

The Air Raley is going to be fun. I have boosted into the flats a few times last season with full ballast. Looking forward to this challenge and hopefully not face planting too hard. I can ride switch all day on a snowboard, the wakeboard is a different story.

Also, I asked my future father in law to teach me to slalom. I have never water ski before, but I want to be able to do one of these water sports with him. Wishing we had a mastercraft to tow but his SeaRay will have to do.

Slalom goals:

1. Get out of the water and up on one ski
2. Get comfortable.
3. Link a few turns!

Here is a longer video of myself (Mike) and my lady friend wake boarding and her dad and buddy slalom skiing. Only footage I have of wakeboarding on you tube currently. Longer movie. And save the boat ramp comment lol. It was the first time I ever had the lady back me into the water. But we made it through it! haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfxE1rnZELc
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:55 AM
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This thread is fantastic. I bought my X Star last year and a bunch of us started wakeboarding all basically newbies. What made us go wake to wake for the first time was a $100 bet between three of us. Two losers paid winner $50. So this thread is great to help learn, grow and PUSH people. Without the bet not sure I would have hit the wake that hard for a long time (and yes I did win the bet with video evidence since they were not present (perks of being boat owner)).

So for my goals. First wakeboarding:

1. Toe side wake to wake. (watched a thousand pro videos paying attention to posture approach and take off)
2. Air Raley
3. Learn to ride switch better

The Air Raley is going to be fun. I have boosted into the flats a few times last season with full ballast. Looking forward to this challenge and hopefully not face planting too hard. I can ride switch all day on a snowboard, the wakeboard is a different story.

Also, I asked my future father in law to teach me to slalom. I have never water ski before, but I want to be able to do one of these water sports with him. Wishing we had a mastercraft to tow but his SeaRay will have to do.

Slalom goals:

1. Get out of the water and up on one ski
2. Get comfortable.
3. Link a few turns!

Here is a longer video of myself (Mike) and my lady friend wake boarding and her dad and buddy slalom skiing. Only footage I have of wakeboarding on you tube currently. Longer movie. And save the boat ramp comment lol. It was the first time I ever had the lady back me into the water. But we made it through it! haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfxE1rnZELc
Nice... I can always do some encouragin' when I am out your way..

What are you towing the slalom skiers with?
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:09 PM
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Nice... I can always do some encouragin' when I am out your way..

What are you towing the slalom skiers with?
The lady friends dad has a 1997 18' SeaRay. Works well for his purposes. Still trying to talk him into getting a '95 or newer 205.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:14 PM
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The lady friends dad has a 1997 18' SeaRay. Works well for his purposes. Still trying to talk him into getting a '95 or newer 205.
Oh great - tx...rat will have a good time with this...
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:58 PM
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Oh great - tx...rat will have a good time with this...
Wasn't there a hull change that ruined the wake between 81 and 97?

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