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Do you ever trick?

HortonHorton Posts: 31,040 Administrator
edited March 2013 in Trick and Jump

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Do you ever trick? 94 votes

Never
21%
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I have but not for 5 years or more
18%
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Few times a year
26%
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once a month
6%
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more than once a month
27%
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Comments

  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,685 Mega Baller
    more than once a month
    the hardest part was telling my friends and family
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
    BroussardHorton
  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,462 Crazy Baller
    edited March 2013
    Few times a year
    @richarddoane

    Now we know why you ride the Pink Strada!
  • allycatallycat Posts: 196 Baller
    Never
    have not even seen anyone on a trick ski in person ?
  • fu_manfu_man Posts: 483 Crazy Baller
    more than once a month
    If @mapple is a tricker, then you can be one too......
    MattP
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,293 Mega Baller
    Few times a year
    Last year San Marcos River Ranch had a team tournament that rewarded participation in multiple events. It's the first time I tricked in a tournament in 20 years. The trick specialists were pulling out their vintage slalom sticks. It was one of most enjoyable tournaments of the year.
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
    MattPBroussard
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,266 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I have but not for 5 years or more
    I tricked enough when I was a kid to have a shot at an overall, but it was by far my weakest event. Couple thousand points, tops, if I could stand up. As an adult, I would trick once in a while until my skis disappeared from my boathouse. Who would steal trick skis? What kind of world do we live in?
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,489 Mega Baller
    more than once a month
    I started tricking at the age of 48. I hurt my arm jumping ( I started that at 40) so it was all I could do for a few months. I am having fun with it and some how got 3rd in overall at regionals last year. its fun
    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    Few times a year
    Never did it before -- can't stand all the time spent in the water waiting for the boat when you are learning new tricks. Last year I did a few trick sets with my kids because I was having fun with my kids! Besides, they like to see the old man fall!
    Jim Ross
  • mshaw200mshaw200 Posts: 101 Baller
    more than once a month
    I personally take a lot of pride in being a 3 event skier. It's a challenge (sometimes frustrating) to go to a competition and have all 3 events working well at the same time.
    I recommended a new Big Dawg rule to Greg Davis last year that all Big Dawg skiers had to compete in at least one event other than slalom.... :) he just laughed.
    And my hair was perfect!
    MattPfu_man
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,387 Mega Baller
    more than once a month
    Collegiate skiing is 1 round 3 event, it only makes sense to ski all three and if you ski all three you might as well practice all three.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,066 Mega Baller
    more than once a month
    I mostly trick because I am there anyway so I might as well get wet. My son skis all three events so we are going to be at the tournament all weekend. I can run between 1000-1300 points so I am not a good trick skier but it is fun. I don't practice it all that much but I get on the ski a few times a month usually right before a tournament.
    Mark Shaffer
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,685 Mega Baller
    more than once a month
    Eric Lee ( @eleeski ) said at the 2012 Western Regionals that "Richard is the worst Tricker using a E.LeeTrickSki" - and I take that as a compliment, since I can only improve from there...the worst part is that Greg Tate recorded him saying that, and I had to hear it over, and over, and over....
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 847 Mega Baller
    I have but not for 5 years or more
    Tricking was my best event in my teens. But it took a lot of patience and practice. As I got older and had less opportunity to get on the water, even with only a few sets I felt like I was (modestly) improving at slalom; with tricks, I was really trying to slow the process of getting worse... which eventually didn't seem worth the time. I know it's blasphemy on this site, but I shifted my trick efforts to wakeboarding, partly to encourage/share something with my son, and partly because consistently landing a "I'm still cool" back roll is way, way, way easier on a wakeboard ;-)
  • BradyBrady Posts: 1,085 Mega Baller
    I think my wife may have before we were married.
    I ski, therefore I am
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,989 Infinite Pandas
    more than once a month
    Tricking may not be the only thing but Tricking is EVERYTHING!
    Eric
  • wski1831wski1831 Posts: 161 Baller
    more than once a month
    Trick gives you more time on the water, and it is very gratifying to learn new tricks. Most people at the Pond ski and leave, so it's hard to get a good driver and pinner.
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,697 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    more than once a month
    Funny @Brady
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Chairman of the Board
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,040 Administrator
    Few times a year
    @Brady I was not going to tell you

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    Brady
  • BradyBrady Posts: 1,085 Mega Baller
    @Horton Glad at least someone got that one. :)
    I ski, therefore I am
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,697 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    more than once a month
    Hey I did too even before @Horton! What am I invisible again?
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Chairman of the Board
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
  • GAJ0004GAJ0004 Posts: 1,095 Baller
    more than once a month
    I do more trick sking than slalom skiing, since it does take more time, and the opportunities to ski the course on my lake are limited to early weekend mornings, and weekday mornings. Slalom comes back to me quicker after being off the water for six months than tricks does. Trick skiing in a drysuit is very difficult. I am down almost 28 pounds since November 1, and I hope it makes a difference in my skiing. One the weather starts to improve here in Ohio I intend to get out on my rollerblades before the boat comes out..
    Gary Janzig Streetsboro Ohio, skis at Lake Latonka, Mercer Pennsylvania slalom,trick,kneeboard,barefoot
  • sixballsixball Posts: 279 Baller
    Not on purpose!
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,789 Mega Baller
    I have but not for 5 years or more
    How many points for OTF?
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,790 Mega Baller
    I have but not for 5 years or more
    I "trick" people into thinking I was once a good trick skier who gave it all up for the glory of slalom...does that count?
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • blockblock Posts: 172 Baller
    Few times a year
    2 times a year, The State and the Regionals.
    John Seiler
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