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Old 07-11-2013, 09:08 PM
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Today was the first time I ever got a chance to try the slalom course. The conditions were terrible, we swam for 20 minutes to set it up, and all of my academics and studying about body position went out the window...but I have never had so much fun skiing!

I was able to make 1 buoy at 30mph @ 15 off, and ran a full pass of novice buoys at 30 @ 15 off twice in a row...and made the start and end gates for each pass. Not bad for a first time?

I love how it sets a "barometer" for your skiing and gives you something to strive for one ball at a time.

I'll stop waxing poetic now, just wanted to share my excitement for my newfound love
Awesome! Love to hear stuff like this.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:16 PM
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Fantastic. Slalom, it's the bread and butter.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:20 PM
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You are on a slippery slope towards obssesion and I urge you to remember your family and job. Definitely set aside one day every summer to boat with your wife/kids and try not to leave work early too often just so you can get some sets in.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:22 PM
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Chris Kosek from Buffalo Minnesota told me I had to be in this position crossing the wake. I tried real hard but clearly it is going to take more practice.

He told me this as he was pulling behind a 2013 Malibu Response
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:34 PM
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Chris Kosek from Buffalo Minnesota told me I had to be in this position crossing the wake. I tried real hard but clearly it is going to take more practice.

He told me this as he was pulling behind a 2013 Malibu Response
This is what I need to work on as well..... I am hoping I will find out what I am doing wrong tomorrow... probably a commitment thing... or growing a sac... - can't wait... It's soooo easy for someone to tell us slalom in training folks.. it just takes time. Hopefully I will have some video from tomorrow with Wade Cox.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:36 PM
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Meeker has good tips anyhow, don't need wade.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:35 AM
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That last pic looks like me passing over the wake... what happened - fall of the edge?
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You'll NEVER run 28off if your ski isn't on edge crossing that little wake!
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lost his leverage, another couple of seconds and its over the front
Believe it or not, HE RAN IT....

They send me one of me last night as well

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Old 07-12-2013, 08:52 AM
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i've never done it either but really want to. i consider myself kind of a beginner i guess even though i've been doing so for probably 15 years. i've never had any kind of training or instructions. so i'm going to have a lot of faults and bad habits to break. i'm planning on going to coble's next year or maybe a weekend this fall. i actually emailed them last night.

JMLVMI, i see you are from NC......where did you run your course at??
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:57 AM
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Man I wish there was a course nearby. Never been through one but want to quite badly.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:58 AM
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Man I wish there was a course nearby. Never been through one but want to quite badly.
I would think there would be one around the DesMoines/Ames area. I have heard there is a ski team around Huxley or Gilbert.

If nothing else drive east to Liquid Edge in Farmer City Illinois. It is worth the drive IMHO
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