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Finally able to run the course at 15 off

You were all once at this ability level. This past week was a big breakthough for me. Being able to run the course at a fairly consistent rate.

I've been working on keeping the ski on edge through both wakes. Still not the most comfortable behind the boat but it's getting better and better each time I'm on the water.

Hopefully I've improved a little bit since my video post a week ago. Thanks for all your input. I've been taking notes and working on all the pointers.



(sorry for those of you in Germany that can't watch the video. Some copyright issues with YouTube)

Comments

  • gregygregy Posts: 2,583 Mega Baller
    Congratulations, good job.
  • crashmancrashman Posts: 722 Crazy Baller
    Awesome- you've made a crazy amount of progress. Looks like I'm going to get dusted by you in the Hoosier Buoy Tour! It will be the Hoosier no shame 15 off throw down.
    slalom addiction triggering irrational behavior
    aswinter05
  • bdoughertybdougherty Posts: 86 Baller
    @crashman and @aswinter05 you guys better make it out for the Hoosier Buoy Tour at Fairland Ski Club on July 20th. It is a great time. Also, keep in mind the Monday Night Ski League also at Fairland. We will be offering one coached set and a handicapped tourney set each night with an option to enter a weekly pool for he nightly winner. All pulls will be behind a 2013 TXi that skis great. Hopefully this summer will get some people who have not experienced a tournament involved. Any and all abilities welcome no more excuses that I am not good enough to ski a tourney, all abilities welcome. Tell your friends! Hope to meet you guys soon. @Aswinter05 I am a former member of SKI of Indy. Bryan Dougherty
  • aswinter05aswinter05 Posts: 363 Baller
    edited May 2013
    I doubt that! Is there only one Hoosier Buoy Tour event? @crashman
  • aswinter05aswinter05 Posts: 363 Baller
    @bdougherty We plan on making it to as many Monday night ski's as possible. Looking forward to it. See you at Spring Fling next Saturday?
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,975 Mega Baller
    Vey nice. Looks like lake 1 at Coble's. we will be there in 5 weeks.
    Mark Shaffer
  • bdoughertybdougherty Posts: 86 Baller
    @aswinter05 great to hear, hope that you enjoy your time at Coble's say hello to Megan Lambert another Hoosier skier who is working there this summer. She is a former member at Ski as well. I will be at Spring Fling look forward to meeting you and your wife. Bryan D
  • aswinter05aswinter05 Posts: 363 Baller
    @bdougherty , We just returned. Coble was amazing. Megan was there and got to ski with us a few times. She's also going to be attending lessons with Seth Stisher at S.K.I. in July. She's a solid skier!
  • aswinter05aswinter05 Posts: 363 Baller
    @Chef23 Lake 1 indeed. One of these days I'm going to return to Coble and be ready to run with the big dogs at lake 2 or 4 :)
  • raynrayn Posts: 387 Baller
    They are runnIng lake 4 for slalom at cobles for slalom? They say that is the best one down there
    Ray Newmark -
  • aswinter05aswinter05 Posts: 363 Baller
    @rayn yep. It's the best lake on the property. It used to be the wakeboard lake but the instructors told me last week that they've decided to leave the course in place for good. April likes training there when lake 2 is too choppy.
    rayn
  • raynrayn Posts: 387 Baller
    @aswinter05. Congrats on making the pass. Now you have to deal with the addiction to improving your ball count. Coble's is a great place to learn and improve. We are going back beginning of July and look forward to skiing on lake 4.
    Ray Newmark -
  • PUNKEEPUNKEE Posts: 24 Baller
    @aswinter05, congrats also on running the course, can I ask what speed the boat is at please? We have just started skiing and we are interested in trying slalom in our next summer (Australia). I understand that we start at 15 off or 18 metres of total rope length also.
    Thanks
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,197
    Congrats @aswinter05. It's hard to beat that fist pump coming back through the gates at the end of the course. Prepare to have your weekends dominated by the eternal chase for more buoys
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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  • aswinter05aswinter05 Posts: 363 Baller
    @PUNKEE that's at 28mph. The first time i ran the course i was actually at 26mph
  • slalom frogslalom frog Posts: 104 Baller
    Andrew- looks like you are making some nice progress since I was able to watch you ski last fall. Keep working hard and pushing yourself. Attack those wakes! Keep up the good work!
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