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    Default 2011 Slalom Ski Event?

    Am working with a Skiers Choice dealer, world class ski manufacturer, and private lake on a 2011 slalom ski school for Moomba and Supra owners. Tow rig would be Skiers Choice boat, most likely an Outback. Location would be near Chicago. Probably a weekend in July or August. Would include coaching from top slalom ski talent, video sessions, and demo skis. There will be a cost for use of the private lake. For those coming from out of the area, there will be cost for hotel and meals. Right now this is in concept stage, but dealer is on board to help make it happen. First sit down meeting with all of the above parties to establish more details will be late September. For now, feel free to let me know your thoughts (wish list, nice to have, must have, issues) and I will take these with me to the meeting. When I have details of how this proposed weekend might look, I'll post them here for everyone to see and then need to get an idea of whether or not there is a sufficient level of appetite among us owners to move forward. I for one think it would be cool to spend a weekend with flat water and a bunch of fellow Moomba/Supra owners who share the same interest in slalom skiing.
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    I might be interested in this.
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    I'd be down for this- just would need a few months notice so I can make sure to be off work. It would be a good time for the things you mentioned plus I'm sure some group question and answer sessions with the pro or a seminar and I'm sure some social mixing.

    The Indiana waterski association does a lot of clinics and learn to ski days and it seems like the main snag is liability. They tap into the USA waterski insurance program but that means all participants have to be a member of USA waterski.
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    You know I'm in. Could I invite my crew/fellow week in week out skiers?

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    Finally got to a computer that i can reply from,this sounds interesting.Keep us posted,with details etc.
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    I would love to be a part of this. The first two weekends in August are already booked for me, but if this happens in July or the other weekends in August, count me (and hopefully Ian, pending recovery), in!

    Bashton
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    Quote Originally Posted by bashton View Post
    I would love to be a part of this. The first two weekends in August are already booked for me, but if this happens in July or the other weekends in August, count me (and hopefully Ian, pending recovery), in!

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    Bashton - We are scheduling this event for a weekend that does not conflict with any local or regional tournaments. If we find two or more such weekends during the summer, I will propose to the organizing team that we post the possible dates to accommodate as many skiers as possible. Would love to have you and Ian make the event. - Deerfield
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    great idea, i think I'd be in. I've done this type of thing in northern michigan with the MC dealeship hosting. It's cool, lots of socializing and skiing. great tips from event pro. The best thing was just hangin' with the pro.

    I think we each paid 150 bucks or something and there were 8 skiers plus the pro. Not skiing was the driver and observer. we all had lunch hung out it was cool i still have the pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by eseebeck View Post
    great idea, i think I'd be in. I've done this type of thing in northern michigan with the MC dealeship hosting. It's cool, lots of socializing and skiing. great tips from event pro. The best thing was just hangin' with the pro.

    I think we each paid 150 bucks or something and there were 8 skiers plus the pro. Not skiing was the driver and observer. we all had lunch hung out it was cool i still have the pics
    eseebeck - Anything you would do differently or that could have been improved? Insights from your experience would be real valuable here as we move ahead with plans for 2011. Thanks. - Deerfield
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    Default 2011 Slalom Clinic - Update

    Met this morning with a world-class ski company’s national sales rep and the Chicago area Skiers Choice dealer that has hosted all of the Chicago Moomba/Supra owner reunions.

    Given the summer’s heavy tournament schedule (ski as well as wakeboard), we think the best possible weekend dates for a three-day slalom clinic may be Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17, or Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 24.

    Location still to be determined, but we are working on a controlled, private lake with slalom course located northwest of Chicago. Lake location is nearby to several hotels. For those who prefer camping, a state park that permits tents and trailers is about a twenty-minute drive.

    Slalom clinic would include sets Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning.

    Dealer would provide towboat(s). Working together, dealer and factory rep would arrange for demo skis and pro skier.

    My vision is a clinic geared to the average Joe or Jane (adult or kid) who is solid on a slalom ski, understands the basics of slalom skiing, might even be pretty good on a course, and wants to step up his or her game.

    If we find interest from short line skiers, we might run a separate but concurrent clinic on an adjacent lake where the focus is appropriately suited to that level of performance.

    Event could be open to anyone, not just Moomba and Supra owners. However, given that group size would likely be limited, Moomba and Supra owners are first priority for a clinic slot.

    In the next day or two there will be a poll on the forum to get an idea of how many are interested in a clinic that would run on one of these two weekends.

    Within the next two weeks we should have an idea of interest level and know the availability of the pro, at which point we will take planning to the next stage.

    Stay tuned..........
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