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Eleeski is the target!

HortonHorton Posts: 25,352 Administrator
@eleeski‌

I am coming for you old man. I just worked runs that get me to 4,000 points without any wake 5s or a flip. I only need to clean up my T5B and wrap in TO.

If an can relearn my flip it would be a lot easier and at least two 5s are doable but that would take away from my "Volume" slalom trianing.

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,352 Administrator
    T5b
    Tbb
    R
    tb
    tf
    r
    r
    ts
    r
    twb
    twf
    to
    two

    wlo
    lb
    lf
    wlb
    wlf
    wo
    slb
    f
    b
    wbb
    r
    bb
    r
    f


    4030 (I think)

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  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,534 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    Sweet run! But a chicken pox upon you for being mean to me about my shingles. I hope I can recover enough to be a worthy target. Or fully recover and put the target out of reach.
    Eric
    Wish
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,352 Administrator
    edited June 2014
    If I practiced a few times a week I think I can get the handles up to 2740 without a flip. To do that I need wrap in WLO & WL5F. would take some work. The rest looks pretty easy

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,352 Administrator
    Not saying I am going to really put in the effort

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  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    I think I can do a slide both sides. My trick skills end there.
    Jim Ross
  • WishWish Posts: 7,273 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited June 2014
    @Razorskier1‌ that's because your chest muscles get in the way. Stop bench pressing small cars and you will be able to do a full 360 by end of next summer.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,534 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    @allyouguys If you are out there doing sideslides or just spraying your kids or girlfriend(s?) (Wives - I'd better quit this now) and having fun, that is what tricks are all about. Double trick with someone. If your driver is good enough, do show ski pickups when someone falls (don't drop the other skier). If your kids, girlfriends and wives get better than you, that's great! (You have a better chance for that new boat.)
    Maybe you will be good enough to show off a bit. Tournament scores and some friendly rivalry. All fun!
    I am a perfect target - I viscerally enjoy every thing about trick skiing. I hope all of you catch me.
    Eric
    skidawg
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    @eleeski‌ you make this tricking thing sound like fun. Tell me how to get into it so I can kick both yours and Horton's but......... What equipment do I need, and how the heck do I learn? Been up on doubles a few times and a slalom trick one....... I got lots of time.......
    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!
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,534 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    @GOODESkier‌ Scam one of those excellent Goode 43" trick skis. Slippery slalom is a kick. It is one of those "volume" things that gets my OK. It will help both your slalom and trick.
    Actually, scam two skis. Double trick with a friend. Play add a trick - even if it's just sideslides or backs. Spray wars if the water is warm enough.
    Nampa Idaho near you is a hotbed of tricking. Barry and Deb or Don at Broadside or Tevin at Gilberts are skilled and enthusiastic. Get some tips from them.
    Despite my anti volume stance, hour long sets improve your tricking. Very soon you can have so many totally different tricks to work on, it's hard to get enough time to get a taste of everything - unless you have an hour. Try lots of totally different things. Don't forget to just jump the wakes.
    Tricking is fun. While we don't have quite as many hardcore skiers there are dedicated pockets of serious trick skiers.
    Next you'll want to jump!
    Eric
    You're welcome to ski with me whenever you are in Socal.
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    @eleeski I am going to take you up on that in April 2015...........
    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!
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 743 Crazy Baller
    @Horton WL5F and wrap-in WLO? I'm impressed if you can get those semi-consistent. Even back in the day, wrap-in WLO was pretty exotic.

    I got out last weekend for the first time in 10+ years. Some stuff came easy. Wasn't happy with how my mid-40s physique makes a reverse half-wrap feel. Might use a 15" wakeboard handle next time just for that. Or take up yoga and see if I can recover some flexibility. Or go on a diet.

    Tricking is fun. At least if you can get out of the mindset that 'falling is failure'. You will fall. A lot. It's ok.

    My rules for trick skiing:
    1) bend your front ankle, so the weight is over the ball of your foot.
    2) head up
    3) rope low
    4) bend your front ankle some more

    Due to 1) and 4), it's an excellent workout for your ski leg. Like I said, I haven't been out in 10+ years, but ever since my teens (when I tricked a lot) - and still true today - if I flex both my calf muscles, my ski leg's calf is twice as defined as my back leg's.
  • Onside135Onside135 Posts: 401 Crazy Baller
    @Horton...maybe you could add a triple axle to your routine...
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