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Old 07-31-2005, 10:29 AM
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I Hate Free-Skiing!

OK, not really. But I got spoiled having a ski course in my back yard before I moved.

Went skiing on the Bay behind the new house yesterday. No buoys -- I can only go back and forth across the wake a few times before I start wondering why I'm going back and forth across the wake like a maniac What's the point if there's no balls to shoot for???

Sorry, just venting... (yes and I know it's good to get out of the course once in a while to work on your form, but I think the best course practice is to ski the course!)

Finally got me a used Insta-slalom course, just need to find a good place to set it up (I'm still exploring the area). Also, it's short a bunch of balls. Anyone know where I can get some ski and boat buoys cheap???
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Old 07-31-2005, 10:31 AM
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Overtons or Barts has buoys cheap.

I envy you, I would love to be able to ski a course everytime I go out. I don't get that luxury
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Old 07-31-2005, 10:45 AM
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I envy you, I would love to be able to ski a course everytime I go out. I don't get that luxury
That's the point, neither do I anymore
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:03 PM
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I am sure that this has been discussed a million times here, but are there any laws or restrictions about setting up slalom courses?? are you allowed to set them up on public lakes and leave them? or just temporary??
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:51 PM
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Man, that's like saying you hate skiing deep powder and you just want to crash slalom gates all day long ... long live powder skiing in the Rockies and free skiing behind an M/C. I'm sure you are going through withdrawls ... I had a friend who loved the bouys, and couldn't carve turns for chit ... free skiing (snow or water) is an artform. Best of luck finding a course ...
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OK, not really. But I got spoiled having a ski course in my back yard before I moved.

Went skiing on the Bay behind the new house yesterday. No buoys -- I can only go back and forth across the wake a few times before I start wondering why I'm going back and forth across the wake like a maniac What's the point if there's no balls to shoot for???

Sorry, just venting... (yes and I know it's good to get out of the course once in a while to work on your form, but I think the best course practice is to ski the course!)

Finally got me a used Insta-slalom course, just need to find a good place to set it up (I'm still exploring the area). Also, it's short a bunch of balls. Anyone know where I can get some ski and boat buoys cheap???
Free skiing messed me up! I skied the course on our lake after out vacation to Lake Britton and I couldn't ski the course! Aaahhh! It took me till the next day to get my timing down again. I loved free skiing but wow!
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Old 08-22-2005, 11:05 AM
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UMP, I'm laughing, I predicted in another thread that it wouldn't be long before you started asking questions about setting up slalom courses.

As for how cheap buoys are, that's true if you don't buy them all at once. New, without attachment hardware and anchors, they'll run you about $110 plus shipping. I think you can get them used buoys from ez-slalom or insta-slalom. At least that's what I recall Farmer saying.
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Old 08-22-2005, 11:08 AM
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Overtons or Barts has buoys cheap.

I envy you, I would love to be able to ski a course everytime I go out. I don't get that luxury
Spend the extra money and get the ones from Overtons, the ones from ski limited and Barts tear easily where they attach to the course.
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Old 08-22-2005, 11:42 AM
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We just throw the empty beer cans in the lake and use them as Bouys.
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Old 08-22-2005, 12:41 PM
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