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Riding cable parks on a trick ski?

BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 2,779 Mega Baller
I need to find more time on my skis - a cable park opened this summer ~20 miles from my office and I'm thinking I'll go try to ride the trick ski there (can probably add 6 hours of ski time a week to my schedule if I do this)

Any pointers? Is it worth bothering?

If no opinions I'll report back.


  • InthedayIntheday Posts: 124 Baller
    I learnt to ride a trick ski at a cable park. Not great for correct technique the upwards pull temps to you put to much weight on the back foot, but bonus is you only need one person to ski being yourself. Once you can do a complete lap I used to try any tricks (not many) close to the start so if I fell off I didn't have to walk back to far.

    Have fun let us know how you get on
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 2,779 Mega Baller
    Did you figure out any way to do line tricks on it? I see youtube vids of the russians doing cable trick in pools - is the lift too high functionally?
  • rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
    I found the cable spun too fast for me. I'm novice trick skier though. As mentioned if you fall you walk back . So may wait till close to the start to attempt tricks. I found it hard going all the way around. On turn two I did superman into a face plant. I will not be trying it again. Have hard enough time behind the boat !
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 2,779 Mega Baller
    Also novice - but I'm thinking having a few hours at a time to just ride the ski with no boat crew might be the ticket.

    I've been running the boat at 17.8 stargazer - think cables are closer to 18-19 mph typically. But that should make it nice and slippery.
  • InthedayIntheday Posts: 124 Baller
    I didn't try line tricks. Think they woul be really difficult with the pull hight. I did see guys doing tumble turns at higher cable speeds. The corners are tricky but they teach you edge control. My son rode his last season and said different muscles were sore due to the angle of the pull
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 2,779 Mega Baller
    Verdict. That's a lot of fun. Wasn't super busy so took several laps at a time just carving. Sides are fine backs were 0 for 6.

    Speed wasn't as much an issue as line control.
  • unksskisunksskis Posts: 321 Baller
    I ride the trick at the nearby cable park. Great to work on position, surface and strength.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 2,779 Mega Baller
    Ya my abs are still on from all that lift
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,070 Mega Baller
    WOW! ... I just came across this while I was looking for the pool skiing videos. That's some mighty impressive tricking on a cable... toe lines, ski lines, and flips! I wonder if they have the ability to release.
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,368 Historical Baller
    Gag me with misspellings. What are our school systems doing these days?
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