TRICK WATER SKIING Instructional Videos for beginers

gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 640 Solid Baller
edited June 2015 in Trick
Found these on youtube.
Starting from real basics.


TRICK WATER SKIING (H2) Line Length, Skier Weight and Boat Speed

TRICK WATER SKIING (H3) Deep Water Starts

TRICK WATER SKIING (H4) Knee and ankle bend

TRICK WATER SKIING (H5) Initial tricks

TRICK WATER SKIING (H6) Details of the Back

TRICK WATER SKIING (H7) Loading the Line


TRICK WATER SKIING (H9) Wake O Handle Pass

TRICK WATER SKIING (T1) The Trick Handle and Trick Release

TRICK WATER SKIING (T2) Trick Release In The Boat

TRICK WATER SKIING (T3) Putting The Toe Strap On

TRICK WATER SKIING (T4) Toe Backs and Fronts

TRICK WATER SKIING (T5) Toe Wake Backs and Wake Fronts

Life is too short not to enjoy every day!


  • DefectiveDaveDefectiveDave Posts: 436 Solid Baller
    @gsm_peter ,

  • BrennanKMNBrennanKMN Posts: 313 Solid Baller
    edited June 2015
    These are going to prove immensely helpful for me as I am teaching myself to trick. Thank you for posting this. I have been needing some good trick skiing for dummies videos for a while.
  • JTWJTW Posts: 7 Baller
    These videos would be so useful for a beginner trick skier and I would love to see other more advanced tricks as well! Thank you (to the people who made this video) for dedicating your time to help others in the waterskiing community. Also thanks to @gsm_peter for posting this for everyone on BallOfSpray. :)
  • BrennanKMNBrennanKMN Posts: 313 Solid Baller
    As I started watching these I was noticing clues and by the end I realized that one of the hosts was the guy I bought my trick ski from on Ski-It-Again. Pretty cool!
  • buskibuski Posts: 98 Baller
    These are great. Thanks much for posting them and also to the creators. A lot of this is stuff seems like tribal knowledge to someone in a club with no trickers and I had found hard to find even with the internet. They did a great job capturing it and sharing to make it more accessible.
  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 640 Solid Baller
    Thanks for many thanks ;)
    And yes a great tribute to the creators!
    I would like to thank them and inform that they are now on BOS but haven't had time to set up you tub account yet. Plan to do so!

    As a trick ski beginner I propose that we start a number of trick thread for 'one trick group at the time' discussions.

    For example the first group could cover SS, Back/Back Wraps and 360.
    Lets post progress, videos tips etc there to support each other.

    That could then be used for (video) support for each skier on our current level.
    More advanced skiers can then make separate group for Flips, Toe holds etc.

    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
  • SirDukeySirDukey Posts: 6 Baller
    As a skier in South Africa I have been tricking for a while without even knowing what the names of the tricks are, I find tricking is great fun and would really find any information to be useful no matter how basic it seems. The number of people that I can get trick advice from is very few and far between down here.
  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 640 Solid Baller
    More mini lessons (beginner level).
    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,083 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    Interesting site. Good illustrations of the basics but missing some key tips. (Never lead TB with your shoulders! Turn the foot over to drive the trick. Nit picking, sorry.)

    Get exposed by the videos. Then get some real coaching from a ski school to tailor it to your needs.

    No matter how you go, it will take lots of fun hours on the water.

  • WishWish Posts: 6,812 Mega Baller
    I do not know how I missed this thread originally but glad it has popped back up. NICE! Will be saving it to my favorites for sure.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 640 Solid Baller
    Please keep us updated of your trick ski successes!

    I have only one season of trick skiing.
    Started at age 57 is challenging.
    My one time best run was: SS, reverse SS, B, reverse B, O, reverse O.
    Goal for 2016 is to ski backwards and do some wakes.
    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
  • NandoNando Posts: 360 Solid Baller
    Hey! Those are my brother's ski buddies. I've skied with Chris a little and he's amazingly perceptive. Compulsive about coaching during the set, but really gets the details. Cool to see these guys here. Maybe I should study and get the old trick out again- more than twice this year...
  • thagerthager Posts: 3,843 Mega Baller
    @Nando Please take video! Still have Saucier tricks? I still have mine!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • NandoNando Posts: 360 Solid Baller
    thager, no one wants to see me trick- EVER. As for the Saucier tricks, mine were stolen years ago, along with one brother's Kahuna slalom and another's Kahuna wide trick and a bunch of other classic skis (Connelly Wide-Trak, EP Wingtip, Saucier slaloms, etc.) we had locked up at the lake over the winter.
  • thagerthager Posts: 3,843 Mega Baller
    Bummer!!!! I forgot I have Kahuna Jumpers too! Am trying to find a Saucier Slalom for the wall.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 640 Solid Baller
    Maybe time to bump this thread again?
    Hope to see some Ballers post your trick videos this season.

    My trick ski seem unfortunately to have degraded during winter.
    The reverse O and reverse B keep on failing this season.... Hope for a quick recovery.
    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,083 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    @gsm_peter As we do a trick more often, we forget some of the basics. We lean on the rope. We force rotation with our upper bodies. We hurry the trick. Back to basics!

    Give a pull to unload the rope.
    Level out the ski by loading the ball of the front foot.
    Lead the turn with the lower body or ski.
    Keep it slow and controlled.

    Sometimes just remembering these fundamentals is all you need - for any trick you are performing.

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