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Thread: Starting in Double Boots?
07-03-2012, 11:26 AM #11A Day at the Lake...Priceless
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07-04-2012, 11:09 AM #12
Learning a two foot deep start is essentially another skill all on it's own. Knees bent to the chest is good advice as it doesn't create so much fight against the boat and allows one to get upright quicker.
If your son is a LFF skier have him set his ski in the water at an 11:00 position - if he is a RFF skier have him set his ski at a 1:00 position. The reason for this is even if the pull is away from the boat he will be able to maintain his balance against the pull of the boat. If the ski is pointed opposite of this he will be pulling against the boat in an unbalanced position and the boat will win EVERYTIME.
Good luck and I hope that offers you a wee bit of insight and help? Keep at it he will get it!SOLD Moomba - now looking for new TUG!!!!
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07-05-2012, 11:34 PM #13
07-12-2012, 10:13 AM #14Senior Member
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- Northern VA
Biggest thing that helps me is try to keep the ski as flat as possible. Like everyone said, crouched up, but also use your front foot to resist and don't jam down on your back foot- try to use it to keep the ski flatter in relation to the water. Otherwise you fight the boat and it always wins.... Having said that, when learning, once the boat starts to go it's chaos anyway and what happens happens haha.2010 LSV
07-13-2012, 05:20 PM #15Senior Member
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- Panama City Florida
I have been teaching my 12 year old daughter how to get up this past weekend on a slalom (double boots) and one thing that I am doing incorrectly with her (and it might be because she is my 12 year old daughter) is not pull her up quickly enough. When I just snatch her out she does great, she doesn't have time to fall from one side to the other. I am not saying to yank his arms out but a nice quick pull.
Like some of the others on here I have never dragged a foot and kind of think that would be more difficult?
07-22-2012, 06:58 PM #16
I finally made the switch last year from dragger to 2 boot im 6'3 265 so good gloves were a must, but I found its easier to almost act like your gonna sit on the tail point the tip at the boat to get the tail to almost touch my back side and don't try to stand up instantly its ok to almost sit there dragging with your butt on the tail longer than you think you need to also when I say giver i lean back so I don't get blasted out the front
on a vid my buddy took I was ridding his "skinny guy" ski and I thought it felt like forever to get up on it and actually was next to nothing 3 seconds probably
Last edited by c.rix; 07-22-2012 at 07:01 PM.2007 Outback V