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hard or rubber edge

akale15akale15 Posts: 149 Baller
edited June 2012 in Trick and Jump
I have a 43" d3xt. have attempted flipping a few times and have made it around, just been a bit late on the landing. is it easier on a hard edge ski? anyone have some good links for tricks?

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,572 Administrator
    You can find a lot of trick stuff on YouTube. For your first flip you need coaching not a new ski. All the D3 stuff is really good.

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  • akale15akale15 Posts: 149 Baller
    ya, i would really like some coaching. this summer has been rough. still havent been on a course and getting tired of doing the same tricks on my trick ski. needing something else to do with my trick cause my only water access is on a public lake.
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,206 Mega Baller
    edited June 2012
    @akale15 where abouts do you live? Some of us who choose to faternate with the trickers might know someone in your area who could help you out.
  • akale15akale15 Posts: 149 Baller
    Fort Wayne, IN
  • akale15akale15 Posts: 149 Baller
    i ski for Purdue while at school. finished the fall running into 36 for the first time ever, was hoping to capitalize on that this summer if i can find a course. been trickin as much as i can at our lake on the weekends.
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,757 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Kevin Jack has some excellent video instruction for the higher end tricks. You can start here:

    http://www.ehow.com/videos-on_8195_advanced-trick-water-skiing.html
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,572 Administrator
    If you run across Brian Dawson there in Ft Wayne he does not know crap about tricks. If you want to slalom you should look him up.

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  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,975 Infinite Pandas
    D3 hardedge is a great all around ski. Flip landings work well on the hardedge. While it is the skier not the ski, the ski can offer a slight advantage.

    Horton is right, coaching is more important than a new ski. Hour long sets help too. Have fun with it!

    Eric
  • cwillygoodcwillygood Posts: 195 Baller
    i mean, a hard edge is going to be better for flips/ handtricks...rubber edge better for toes, i have a hard edge d3 custom x from a few years ago, been landing flips on it more consistently now, i think it works great, and i know many many many people who use the hard edge d3 for flips...but for the most part, its the coaching

    stay of the front foot
  • epyscsepyscs Posts: 74 Baller
    edited July 2012
    akale - stick up a video on youtube and will help where I can. I am one of those trick guys on here that doesn't comment too much as this evil @Horton being seems to get his frilly underwear in a twist. ;)
  • akale15akale15 Posts: 149 Baller
    @epyscs - sounds good. I will try and get my gopro out this weekend and see if I cant get my girlfriend out of bed early enough that I could ski a little before the crazy people come out
  • akale15akale15 Posts: 149 Baller
    @Horton - thanks for mentioning about Brian. been skiing with him a few times the past couple weeks
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