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My goal this summer is to get comfortable with one ski. Right now I am just working on getting up on it. Almost had it over the weekend. Any tips or advice?

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nope. ..but I can make you a sammich for when you get out of the water and back on the boat??

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Do it like this...

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nope. ..but I can make you a sammich for when you get out of the water and back on the boat??

fug yes

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My goal this summer is to get comfortable with one ski. Right now I am just working on getting up on it. Almost had it over the weekend. Any tips or advice?

Water skied a ton growing up.

Are you trying to drop a ski, or get up with 1?

What size motor do you have on your boat?

Who do you have driving, are are they experienced?

Do you have an accurate speedometer on the boat?

What do you weigh, and what size ski are you trying to slalom with?

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I waterski frequently on our Maine lakes all summer long, Fuzz pretty much nailed it. Getting up on one is difficult, if you don't have a big enough engine or are just too big. Better to just get up on two and drop one and learn that way.

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I used to teach courses at Cypress Gardens

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Actually tie a rope around a ham and drag it behind the boat and you have me.

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I don't know why, but when I am on the water, I prefer to wake board over water ski.. When I am on the slopes, I prefer to ski over snowboard. I am a decent water skier just because I lived on the lake for a summer. Never tried one ski, but remember when 'icing' people was a thing? It was a stupid fad, but I was skiing once, and my buddy pranked me by pulling up beside me on the jet ski and handing me a Smirnoff. I took a knee and almost finished it before wiping out. Hurt like hell.

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Not all of us have private lakes, oceanfront property and such.

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Once you start getting up on one and getting used to spraying like crazy, its helluva good time.

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My goal this summer is to get comfortable with one ski. Right now I am just working on getting up on it. Almost had it over the weekend. Any tips or advice?

I thought you got the hang of it last summer?

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