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How Many Days a Week?

behindpropellersbehindpropellers Posts: 188 Baller
edited July 2012 in Technique & Theory
How many days a week do you ski? How many in a row?


  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,989 Mega Baller
    Usually 4-6 with one set most days. After about 4 days in a row I usually need a break.
    Mark Shaffer
  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,574 Mega Baller
    Tue evening, Thu evening, Sat morning, Sun Morning. 2 Sets each day.
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,097
    With our water at 95+ degrees, my poor hands can't take more than about 4 sets a week. I usually will do 2 days with one set and one day with two sets.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • MarcoMarco Posts: 1,426 Crazy Baller
    4 consecutive days a week for me this summer. 1 to 2 sets per day. After the 3rd day my skiing typically goes downhill due to fatigue.
  • cwillygoodcwillygood Posts: 195 Baller
    depends, id say 4 to 5 days a week with 2 sets each day, but thats not all slalom, i usually swerve once a day so 4 or 5 slalom sets a week
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,528 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Every day. As many in a row as the lake will give me without wind and rain.
    Shut up and ski
  • T8skierT8skier Posts: 82 Baller
    Before I got my lake, I would have to drive 45 minutes to the lake. To feel like I got my money and times worth, I would always ski 2 sets about 4 days a week. Now I onl ski 1 set almost every day. I ski better because I am not hurting as much and feel strong. Sometimes I will go for a morning and late evening ride. Trying something new at a longer line . Never back to back sets.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,327 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    4ish days/wk, some one set, some two. Have skied 3 days in a row now, tomorrow probable, Thurs off then will have likely 8 days consecutive on vacation with @razorskier1...deteriorating after about mid-week due to fatigue, lack of sleep, and the presence of my "check liver light". Kicking it off with Austin Abel coaching arranged by razorskier1.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    As many days as I can. In MN you never know when you will get "weathered out" for days at a time, and the season is short. If I've been skiing for 7-8 days in a row and start feeling tired, then I'll just ski an easy day where both sets I run all 32s. That's my rest day.
    Jim Ross
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,317 Mega Baller
    Skied 43 sets in the last 32 days.2 days only without skiing during that time.Summer's short!
    No major injuries,knock on wood.A new guy who jumped in the early morning rotation lasted 10 days before back problems.
  • eyepeelereyepeeler Posts: 177 Baller
    I ski two sets everyday unless it is windy or rains all day.
    Matt Dillon
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,845 Mega Baller
    Two sets a session in the course. Two times a week on average. At least one session of free skiing in there depending on weather/wind.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,049
    I am not sure I can answer this...right now I am on day number 13 of a streak with at least 2 sets a day and I plan on skiing the next 5 days without a break. Before this streak, my last one was broke at 14 days in a row, with one day off between the past streak and current streak.

    So I guess that makes the only days in July that I have not skied is July 11th and probably will take off July 30th....but I can't promise anything.

    I think my running totals for the year are 101 days skied, 207 sets
    Bob Grizzi
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,845 Mega Baller
    I wish I could ski that much but finding a driver and getting older makes skiing much harder to accomplish and recover from. I always seem to ski best after a three day rest.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • E_TE_T Posts: 622 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    I usually ski 8 days a week if my drivers are up for it
    E.T. phone home!
    I like reese's pieces

    "Leave nothing on the dock"~AM
  • jRoejRoe Posts: 34 Baller
    I am a ski slut! Will ski every day !!!!
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,327 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Trained in new driver recently, may get me an additional set each week when others are unavailable. Funny, he doesn't ski much anymore, has kids that ski recreationally, but wants to drive. Muy bueno.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • guitarcarrguitarcarr Posts: 28 Baller
    I am lucky and live lakeside with the boat at the house :) My girlfriend and I ski at least 3-4 days a week. We go skiing in the morning before work on days when the water is glass. We'll get up at 5 am and check the water...if its great condititons we go! And will ski in the PM if the water is good.Then we will ski almost every sat and sunday mornings and again in the PM if possible.
  • jipster43jipster43 Posts: 1,433 Crazy Baller
    I get about four days of skiing in a week. Usually two sets a day. It would be way more if I lived on the lake and my wife drove!
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 833 Mega Baller
    Well, I hate to bring the average down, but someone's got to do it. A good summer (yes, summer) is about 15-20 sets on the ski - 5-10 of them in the course; and another 5-15 sets on the wakeboard. The great thing is that even at that pace, I'm slowly picking up buoys.
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    edited July 2012
    I'm constantly torn between quantity and quality. I often do four or five days per week with two or even three sets per day. But there's no question that as early as the next day after a two-set day, the quality suffers. I'm finally admitting that after three or four days straight, I'm pretty much wasting my time. I've logged over 180 sets since January, but I wonder if I'd be skiing deeper if I skied half as much. ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,845 Mega Baller
    When I'm tired my body does funky things to compensate. I find myself skiing with bad technique and scrambling just to make buoys. When rested I find it easier to do the things I'm supposed to be doing on the ski.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    @thager Words of wisdom. ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • behindpropellersbehindpropellers Posts: 188 Baller
    I ski as many days as possible but seems like 4 is the limit in a row. Mostly barefoot, trick, wakeskate and Slalom. I tend to only Slalom after a good night's rest & smooth water.

  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,844 Mega Baller
    @SkiJay and @behindpropellers - Typically I get out two times a week with 2 sets each time I go out. Would like to get more as I think three would be great. With that being said, mixing it up is a good way to go. I'm going to get some footin' in this weekend.....and going to help out some friends coming this weekend learn to ski and wakeboard/wake skate, maybe even barefoot. Gotta get more people hooked!!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,774 Administrator
    I try to ski twice a day - 4 days a week
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,774 Administrator
    @thager wow do I hate to agree with you
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  • thagerthager Posts: 4,845 Mega Baller
    @horton Wow, I ski with ms and I'm right? I'm gonna go buy a lottery ticket!!!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,327 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @thager he didn't actually say he agrees with you, just that he hates to agree with you, which isn't news at all, right?
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • bigtallweedbigtallweed Posts: 131 Baller
    I try to ski Tuesdays Thursdays Saturdays and Sundays one set each.Seven am only during the summer as it is a public lake and too busy later.We start in April and stop eary November. South West Canada
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