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Carlos Suarez Tricks

klindyklindy Posts: 2,082 Mega Baller
edited January 2015 in Trick
Here's a YouTube video of Carlos Suarez trick skiing well before flips were the rage. I found it in the comments of the recent Waterski Magazine post about the 5 best trick passes ever (10 really I guess).

It's unusual to see even one counter-rotated trick during an entire tournament. In this video there are a couple dozen!

Pretty awesome!



Keith Lindemulder
AWSA Vice President

Comments

  • NandoNando Posts: 419 Crazy Baller
    One of my ski partners tricked quite a bit with Carlos back in the day (Carlos spent a few summers in South Canada). He claims Carlos never used a release- said you have to know how to release yourself by relaxing your rope foot. Anyone know who the second skier in the video is? I have a hunch it's Paul Chapin, but it's not the highest resolution...
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,082 Mega Baller
    @Nando‌ I'm reasonably sure both passes are Carlos. I'm also reasonably sure the second pass isn't
    Paul.
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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,548 Mega Baller
    I love the reverse toe wake O into the wrap in.
    Mark Shaffer
  • NandoNando Posts: 419 Crazy Baller
    Yup- when viewed on a real screen, not a phone, I can see they're both Carlos. We need a good judge to add scores...
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,513 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    Wow! Carlos rocked!

    I thought I had some funky variations of the tricks. I might have to try some of those.

    Eric
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,082 Mega Baller
    edited January 2015
    Here's another link of Carlos Suarez. Some of the same footage as above but a fair amount more. Amazing tricker and overall skier!


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    AWSA Vice President
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,320 Administrator
    @klindy‌ I fixed your videos

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  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,082 Mega Baller
    Thanks @Horton
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  • WishWish Posts: 7,263 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Did I see him flip the rope over his head to get it between his legs?!?!
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,057 Mega Baller
    @wish I don't think so, definitely inspirational though. I love his quick rtwbb t5f and rtwo t5b combinations. Here's another vintage world champ. Check out the unusual to tw5b combo... I have never seen anyone do that TO! Anyone here ever tried it?


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  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,320 Administrator
    @dchristman‌ Oooo I had forgotten about that reverse wrap in TO. Not sure I have ever seen anyone else ever do that. As for the TW5B I played with that trick in my 20s. Is super fun and super scarie.

    The wrap in TO is wacky too. I never had the balls to try it.

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  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,082 Mega Baller
    Love it! In this second video of Carlos above he does a wrap in TWO which is super cool and never seen today.
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  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,057 Mega Baller
    @klindy I did the TWO wrap in back in the 80's, but to have the stability to land that and then do the quick t5b really impresses me... and that quick rtwbb t5f ... super impressive on an old Saucier trick!
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,057 Mega Baller
    Check out some of these toe trick combinations
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,513 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    Wow!
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