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Old 07-09-2013, 09:51 AM
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WOW--didn't know about this Coble Ski School. And I only live 20 minutes from it. I've got to sign up for some lessons. I loved reading all the feedback from yesterday. It's nice to hear some positive feedback instead of my family/friends saying....."you're 50 years old...who starts doing slalom courses at 50????"

I can already tell that I will find slalom to be both challenging and rewarding!

Can't wait for more water time this weekend!

There are some pretty remarkable pictures of the transformation that skiing can do for the positive on the body - just learn to do it right to start with.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:26 AM
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WOW--didn't know about this Coble Ski School. And I only live 20 minutes from it. I've got to sign up for some lessons. I loved reading all the feedback from yesterday. It's nice to hear some positive feedback instead of my family/friends saying....."you're 50 years old...who starts doing slalom courses at 50????"

I can already tell that I will find slalom to be both challenging and rewarding!

Can't wait for more water time this weekend!
I talked to my doctor about it and he said go for it... I said - I can't find many friends my age doing it... he said - get younger friends... so I did.. - 20 minutes from Coble - I hate you...
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:25 AM
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I am 48 and just started taking some lessons in order to ski through the course for the first time. I have been open water-skiing since i was a teenager and last year decided to pursue the goal of becoming a more fundamentally sound skier with the hope of that leading to skiing through a course.

I love the challenge. I don't like coming face to face with the truth that I have some extremely poor habits.

Press on!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:23 PM
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Oh my gosh!!! Ya'll have got me SO pumped that I can hardly concentrate to work (which I have to do to afford my expensive hobbies). I saw where Cobble Ski School has a camp just for women in September. That seems like forever...September. I emailed them to ask if I could take some private lessons if they have any slots available. Watch out ya'll....Here's come a "fiddy" year old new ski'er!
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:44 PM
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Just tell work you're on the other line...

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Old 07-09-2013, 12:46 PM
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I am 48 and just started taking some lessons in order to ski through the course for the first time. I have been open water-skiing since i was a teenager and last year decided to pursue the goal of becoming a more fundamentally sound skier with the hope of that leading to skiing through a course.

I love the challenge. I don't like coming face to face with the truth that I have some extremely poor habits.

Press on!!
I got back into slalom at age 49... after just dabbling years ago... I too take lessons... need to find time to hit liquid edge - and darn it... wade cox there this week end and I am away...

You can stay out late and practice tooo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v10RuQRHwPc
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:22 PM
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Just ordered up my lesson for next Tuesday... You're turn Lisa and I am 53...
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Watched your video...awesome....I've signed up for a week of camp....can't wait.
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Sounds like you are off to a good start.

Serious slalom Skiing for sure is a great workout and fun. I'm just under 40 but the guys i ski w the most are 56 and 65ish.

Keep going till you fall apart.... Then get a brace or new parts and keep going again.

The only negative is you may get addicted and want to convert from the v drive boat to direct drive.... (A good thing). Especially after skiing at ski school.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:32 PM
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oooo - I just scored a lesson with Wade Cox Friday at Liquid Edge - too exciting... You gotta post up video Lisa... that's the rule or it didn't happen... gettin' my camera ready for Friday...
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