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Hey Eric... Just for you and your trick friends

HortonHorton Posts: 29,572 Administrator
edited June 2012 in Trick and Jump

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  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,438 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Hmm...I just don't get it.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,975 Infinite Pandas
    Chicks on tricks rock!

    I do get it! At least it's more than turn left, turn right.

    Tricks rock!

    Thanks,

    Eric
  • cwillygoodcwillygood Posts: 195 Baller
    tricks do rock, great pictures horton!
  • blockblock Posts: 172 Baller
    Awesome pics! My pictures never look like that.
    John Seiler
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,975 Infinite Pandas
    Heresy on this board, but tricks is the coolest event. There is always a new trick to try within your skill set. If you aren't partial to flips you can go a completely different direction (toe tricks?) and still excel. You can trick without killing your body (assuming you are training sensibly). Boat gas is a lot cheaper at trick speeds. ZO and PP feel pretty much the same. I will concede that slalom wins hands down on tournament judging.

    In slalom you ski until you fall or miss. Frustrating by design. In tricks, you design a run to showcase your skills and creativity in run design. Standing up a trick run is like giving an artistic presentation - satisfying regardless of the competition.

    Try tricking (even on a wakeboard if you are just starting). It will condition you nicely. You will develop balance skills. And it is fun!

    Eric
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,051 Mega Baller
    After looking at those pictures I don't see how you can say tricks aren't cool.

    Those pictures are great.
    Mark Shaffer
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,515 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Great Pics @Horton!! And I agree with @eleeski Tricks is the coolest event. It can be quite frustrating however, over the 35+ years of trick skiing, I think my swimming has improved more than my trick skiing!
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Chairman of the Board
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
    slalom frog
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,785 Mega Baller
    Flips are very entertaining. The other tricks appear to require knowledge to appreciate, because I don't.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,572 Administrator
    Watching low or mid level tricks is like watching concrete harden

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  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,975 Infinite Pandas
    @Than Bogan Darn MIT kids. So competitive but can only handle simple problems (like turn left, turn right). Don't have enough sense to move to where the water is warm enough to enjoy a tricky activity. Stanford and the UC schools rock!

    Get an old wakeboard, remove the fins and learn the basic surface turns. You're tricking! Relearn them on a conventional trick ski and pick up some toe tricks and you're competitive. Pick up a couple big tricks (helicopters or flips) and you're hooked! Even in the cold northeast tricks are fun (ask Kevin Jack, Lee Gottschalk, Dave Robbins and a bunch of others).

    Eric
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,785 Mega Baller
    Guilty as charged.

    Kevin Jack is awesome in pretty much every way.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • cwillygoodcwillygood Posts: 195 Baller
    i would agree with @Horton low level tricks is just plain boring, but coming from freestyle snow skiing in the winter i find tricks the most fun sometimes because you can get creative and just play around
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,847 Mega Baller
    I heard that trick skiers only watch slalom for the short line crashes... everything else is just six more turns, over and over. So I guess it goes both ways.
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
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