I've been messing around a bit more with my trick ski recently and wanted to get some opinions. My trick ski is an old kidder, but it is size appropriate at around 43" (I'm 160-165 lbs).
I can get up on the ski easily enough and do both side slides, but that's about it. My main problem at this stage is that I'm not well balanced at any point and I never know when I'm going to take a dive. Anyway, I find the side slides boring but I'm not balanced enough yet to complete other tricks. When I work on new tricks I just end up spending too much time in the water and get annoyed. So I'm not past that first steep learning curve yet.
I still work on the simple, beginner tricks, but what I've been doing more often is just skiing around the lake, cutting across the wakes, and sometimes trying to get a little air for fun. I find it more entertaining, I don't spend as much time in the water, and my theory is that I'm building balance and competence on the ski which will help me with other tricks later.
So my question is, is there anything fun I can do on a trick ski (other than the simple, beginner tricks) to build basic balance and competence?