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Old 08-08-2014, 08:15 AM
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want to try a slalom competition

Hey guys, i am hoping there is someone in my area that could help me out.. I have been skiing the biggest part of my life and have always wanted to compete.. I have never even skied a course, that is because i have never really known where to go, who to talk to, etc... I live in northeast alabama close to guntersville lake on the tn river. I have a boat, but its thirty years old and probably wouldnt be the best for a competition. What i would love to do is find someone in the mix of this stuff and tag along... if there's anyone out there who could help me out, just let me know.. I am up for an hour or two drive that's no problem. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:50 AM
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if you want to compete here's the best place to try it. They put you at the level with others at your ability

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Old 08-08-2014, 10:31 AM
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Have you seen the slalom course on lake Gville off of 72 near the big fishing/bait/gas station with the Bass pro logo on it? It can be seen from the road pretty easily. You can also talk with the guys at Rambo, they used to have some tournys at their pond. usawaterski.org is also another resource along with ballofspray.com
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:32 AM
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My .02 cents - go practice a course a few times before wasting money on a tournament.
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if you want to compete here's the best place to try it. They put you at the level with others at your ability

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The AL intleage doesn't hold slalom events anymore. There were usually only one or two competitors so they dropped slalom and added wakesurf. There is a private lake in Florence where you may be able to get a pull. Lake Jewel.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:53 AM
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Rambo has a private lake, you might want to go to the dealership and see what you have to do to get out there.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:14 AM
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My .02 cents - go practice a course a few times before wasting money on a tournament.
Absolutely. If you've never skied a course then entering a tournament is not only a waste of money but a waste of time. (Aside from watching)

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:21 AM
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This is a listing of the USAWS affiliated clubs in Alabama. I think you should visit the website and email each club and see who might be open to membership or at least letting you come out as a guest. Most waterskiers are nice and will do that. I know I've received pulls in Arizona, California, Florida, Austin and Kansas just for asking.


Area 41 Ski Club
Auburn University Water Ski Club
Ski Chaste Water Ski Club
Buck Lake
Lymanland USA
University of Alabama Water Ski Team
Colonel Biggs Water Ski Show Team
Clearwater Lake Owners Association
Faith Lake Ski Club
Divorce Lake Waterski Club
Adaptive Aquatics Water Ski Club

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:36 AM
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Absolutely. If you've never skied a course then entering a tournament is not only a waste of money but a waste of time. (Aside from watching)

You can't understand until you do it for the first time.
Understood, thanks for all the advice guys... and I forgot all about rambo having a lake.. i guess the reason why i would want to jump straight in a tournament would just be to see how i would do against folks who have experience and have done it a while. Just competitive nature i guess. Anyways i just turned 32 and i know ive got a lot of days of skiing left, but i also know its a little harder on me than say, 22 I'll hit up rambo and see if they have anything going on before it gets cold.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:55 AM
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This is a listing of the USAWS affiliated clubs in Alabama. I think you should visit the website and email each club and see who might be open to membership or at least letting you come out as a guest. Most waterskiers are nice and will do that. I know I've received pulls in Arizona, California, Florida, Austin and Kansas just for asking.


Area 41 Ski Club
Auburn University Water Ski Club
Ski Chaste Water Ski Club
Buck Lake
Lymanland USA
University of Alabama Water Ski Team
Colonel Biggs Water Ski Show Team
Clearwater Lake Owners Association
Faith Lake Ski Club
Divorce Lake Waterski Club
Adaptive Aquatics Water Ski Club

http://www.usawaterski.org/clubs/clubdirectory.asp
"Divorce lake" , I'm staying away from that one
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