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Carlos Suarez Tricks

klindyklindy Posts: 2,303 Mega Baller
edited January 2015 in Trick and Jump
Here's a YouTube video of Carlos Suarez trick skiing well before flips were the rage. I found it in the comments of the recent Waterski Magazine post about the 5 best trick passes ever (10 really I guess).

It's unusual to see even one counter-rotated trick during an entire tournament. In this video there are a couple dozen!

Pretty awesome!



Keith Lindemulder
AWSA Vice President
AWSA Southern Region EVP
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Comments

  • NandoNando Posts: 529 Crazy Baller
    One of my ski partners tricked quite a bit with Carlos back in the day (Carlos spent a few summers in South Canada). He claims Carlos never used a release- said you have to know how to release yourself by relaxing your rope foot. Anyone know who the second skier in the video is? I have a hunch it's Paul Chapin, but it's not the highest resolution...
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,303 Mega Baller
    @Nando‌ I'm reasonably sure both passes are Carlos. I'm also reasonably sure the second pass isn't
    Paul.
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,964 Mega Baller
    I love the reverse toe wake O into the wrap in.
    Mark Shaffer
  • NandoNando Posts: 529 Crazy Baller
    Yup- when viewed on a real screen, not a phone, I can see they're both Carlos. We need a good judge to add scores...
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,900 Infinite Pandas
    Wow! Carlos rocked!

    I thought I had some funky variations of the tricks. I might have to try some of those.

    Eric
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,303 Mega Baller
    edited January 2015
    Here's another link of Carlos Suarez. Some of the same footage as above but a fair amount more. Amazing tricker and overall skier!


    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
    rokeleeski
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,900 Administrator
    @klindy‌ I fixed your videos

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  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,303 Mega Baller
    Thanks @Horton
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  • WishWish Posts: 7,860 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Did I see him flip the rope over his head to get it between his legs?!?!
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,089 Mega Baller
    @wish I don't think so, definitely inspirational though. I love his quick rtwbb t5f and rtwo t5b combinations. Here's another vintage world champ. Check out the unusual to tw5b combo... I have never seen anyone do that TO! Anyone here ever tried it?


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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,900 Administrator
    @dchristman‌ Oooo I had forgotten about that reverse wrap in TO. Not sure I have ever seen anyone else ever do that. As for the TW5B I played with that trick in my 20s. Is super fun and super scarie.

    The wrap in TO is wacky too. I never had the balls to try it.

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  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,303 Mega Baller
    Love it! In this second video of Carlos above he does a wrap in TWO which is super cool and never seen today.
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  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,089 Mega Baller
    @klindy I did the TWO wrap in back in the 80's, but to have the stability to land that and then do the quick t5b really impresses me... and that quick rtwbb t5f ... super impressive on an old Saucier trick!
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  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,089 Mega Baller
    Check out some of these toe trick combinations
    Is it time to ski, yet?
    Bruce_ButterfieldThomasAliveeleeskiandjules
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,900 Infinite Pandas
    Wow!
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,089 Mega Baller
    Carlos was my inspiration until Cory came along!

    Is it time to ski, yet?
    Horton
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,535 Mega Baller
    edited November 2018
    Now that’s a sight I really did not need to see. I was torn between an Awesome since it is really funny and a Dislike since you have just about the ugliest white ass I've seen.
    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?
    dchristman
  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,130 Mega Baller
    man...you can't unsee that.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,900 Administrator
    edited November 2018
    Carlos spend some time at my parents lake back in the early 1970s. I was too young to remember but if you mention his name to my 84 year old mom she is still pissed at him. Apparently he was quite a character. :-)

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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,964 Mega Baller
    Everything about that video disturbs me.
    Mark Shaffer
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,089 Mega Baller
    edited November 2018
    It's difficult for me to comprehend why anybody would be disturbed by the elegance of the human form in slow motion. It's good I didn't post the Dangling Toe Back Moon Deep :p
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