Started competing at age 14 then quit at 46 until starting again last year.
- Approximately 30,000 passes through the slalom course; very rarely with an observer.
- Used a competition vest for half of those passes. Skied without a vest occasionally.
- Injuries: Broke an arm when falling forward with arm through handle & 2 rib cartilage injuries.
What safety preparations should be in place to for skiing with a 120lb women driver and no observer ?
Thinking Comprehensively - My driver is asking and she has leverage - she can refuse to drive.
For starters, I no longer practice with the competition vest and we have our GPS coordinates written down in the boat for an emergency call . . . We ski in one part of a large lake. (its 25 miles from the nearest hospital) I weight 165 and use double T-Factor boots so they don't release from the ski. Probably should have something to cut the rubber toes open.
What EQUIPMENT and PROCEDURE EDUCATION to deal with a an unconscious/unresponsive skier.
Home of the world's first submersible slalom course.