Trick Alternative?

GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
Wondering, can you ride a wake board in a trick round of a tournament? Reason I am asking, is my 6 year old rocks the wake board and I have not found him a trick ski yet....... I know....... But the kid runs 21 MPH in Tournaments, and I just haven't found him a trick ski yet. Only one tournament left this year for him.
2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!

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  • klindyklindy Posts: 1,966 Mega Baller
    Wakeboardn is fine as long as you can remove any fins. A M4 skier at the nationals this year used a wakeboard for one pass.
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    AWSA Vice President
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    Is that the rule so to speak? No fins?
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 644 Solid Baller
    Isn't there a rule about ski size?
    Type the ski may not be too wide (must be less than 30% of lenght)?
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  • klindyklindy Posts: 1,966 Mega Baller
    edited September 2015
    8.03 Skis
    A. Maximum ski width shall not exceed 30% of the length.

    D. Trick skis:
    1. Skis used in the Tricks event shall not have fins.
    2. Trick skis with molded rails/grooves less than 1/4" are allowed.
    3. A foot pad cemented to the ski as a place for the rear foot is also
    permitted.
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,190 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    Kirk went to his first Nationals as a B1 on a wakeboard. Great to start with.

    He looked at the winners and realized that the toe pass wins it. That forced the transition to a trick ski. A bit frustrating in the short term but the advanced tricks are easier on a trick ski. Now it's paid off.

    He's pretty good on a wakeboard on the rare occasions he plays on one.

    AWSA should encourage wakeboards much more as a gateway to traditional waterskiing.

    Eric
  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,901 Moderator
    @GOODESkier if memory serves me right the older models of the Ronix Roam wakeboard classifies as a trick ski due to its proportion size. I can double check with my friend that has one.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 4,999 Mega Baller
    I have an old Hydroslide wake board that my kids used that would be perfect for beginning truckers.
    Mark Shaffer
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    My son is 6, he weighs 50 lbs soaking wet, can run 21 MPH on a Slalom Ski, and he needs something to do at these tournaments that offer trick rounds. He has a blast on his little wakeboard. So, if I took the fins off, and the width is not more than 30% of the length........ that works for a tournament this fall?
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
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  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,901 Moderator
    @GOODESkier yes. I would let the trick callers know his board is considered a trick ski. Also it helps for those calling tricks to know which is his front leg. This is easy to do with flagging tape tied around his "front" leg.
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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 4,999 Mega Baller
    @GOODESkier get your little guy a trick ski. Put him on a 41" trick and he will be on it for years.
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  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    Anyone have a 41" trick ski for sale?
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 4,999 Mega Baller
    @GOODESkier I gave mine to our neighbors that we ski with and his girls are still on it. If this ski is still there it will last your son 5-7 years. http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skiitagain.php?endless=summer&topic=Search&category=Trick&postid=33843.

    My son is still on the 43" version of that same ski and has been on it from 130-175 lbs.
    Mark Shaffer
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    @Chef23 Just mount Wiley Bindings to that ski? Was hoping for less of an investment........ ah, it is just money........
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 4,999 Mega Baller
    @GOODESkier when my son started to trick I got him a Reflex but he was maybe 8 and bigger than your boy. At that size I would get him a Wiley which is probably what you have on his slalom. That ski will last him a long time.
    Mark Shaffer
  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 449 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @GOODESkier my son has tricked on a wakeboard for years and qualified for regionals in B2. A good way to get him started in trick competition. Then encourage him to try a trick ski.
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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 4,999 Mega Baller
    My son did spend a season on a wakeboard before he got on a trick ski but never competed on it. Given that @GOODESkier 's son is already wakeboarding and running the slalom course he would probably have fun on a trick ski. Try to get him some coaching though. You ride a trick differently than a wakeboard or a slalom ski.
    Mark Shaffer
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    edited September 2015
    YES on coaching! He has taken more coached sets this year on slalom than I have! I think that is a good thing.......
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,703 Mega Baller
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