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Snow ski or Water ski? Yes Please!

JordanJordan Posts: 1,007 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
edited October 2017 in Videos & Photos

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  • Mike GileMike Gile Posts: 268 Solid Baller
    Awesome and confusing at the same time!
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 113 Baller
    The athletic talent of some guys is amazing. :o :o :o
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,057 Mega Baller
    edited October 2017
    I thought this was going to be another one of those end of season "I snow ski in the winter" threads.
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,967 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Sick...any idea what was pulling the skier?
    - President of the Utah Water Ski Club
    - Owner at Still Water Lake Estates
  • jayskijayski Posts: 603 Crazy Baller
    Cool, but not sure why they feel it's necessary to hold onto their poles and the handle...
  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,967 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @jayski likely because once they let go of the rope they feel much more comfortable with their ski poles, I know I would.
    - President of the Utah Water Ski Club
    - Owner at Still Water Lake Estates
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,515 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    @scotchipman I thought I saw a winch in a couple of the frames.

    @jayski I find poles help for some tricks. And they do drop the rope and ski while gliding. I also saw a couple shots without the poles.

    Very cool! I want a winch!

  • GarnGarn Posts: 431 Crazy Baller
    Who/what is pulling him?
  • aspskiaspski Posts: 94 Baller
    They are using a winch setup
  • adkh2oskieradkh2oskier Posts: 123 Baller
    Almost looks like they are pulling him w a helicopter except the angle of the rope is too low for that. Whatever it is, it's got a lot of power to pull him at those speeds.
  • mdriggsmdriggs Posts: 12 Baller
    The cinch is in the last shot !!!
  • FSSPCatFSSPCat Posts: 116 Baller
    Smart to use a winch. We used to use snowmobiles all the time to tow into a gap jump on the prairies in the winter.
  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,230 Mega Baller
    HaHa! One of those kids is a local boy! Awesome! Karl is a Ketchum kid.
  • jimbrakejimbrake Posts: 1,217 Mega Baller
    I thought that was actually pretty cool. Think they would've been better off on a pair of jumpers except for just a couple of small snow bank hits.

    @eleeski - what are these so-called "tricks" that you do on snow skis? I fully expect to see them this winter. Hey, let's set up a winch on Squaw Creek this coming spring.
    "...all of the basic fun banter"
  • DaveDDaveD Posts: 668 Crazy Baller
    I think I would have insisted on wearing a full helmet. Some of that water was quite shallow. Worse the @scotchipman 's old place.
  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,967 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited October 2017

    True @DaveD, some spots were more shallow than my time on Utah Lake where we skied in water as low as 18" around the turn balls. Picture is my brother adjusting one of them...
    - President of the Utah Water Ski Club
    - Owner at Still Water Lake Estates
  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 976 Crazy Baller
    You guys were nuts to "really" ski in that shallow...lucky.
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 840 Crazy Baller
    That was bitchin. I am on it. Got plenty of water around here, just have to build some kickers.
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