This weeks film Friday, Alex, Avery, and Curtis do a tethered act with dock starts. We call this act the train. Alex pulls Avery, who then pulls Curtis. Ages 16, 10, 7. Many times they do this act while all holding a small American flag during the National Anthem. Notice how all the adults are
What a great clinic we had in Holton’s Prairie Lake. Despite a short break while we waited out a thunderstorm, it was an awe some day. I lost track of how many skiers we pulled. It was incredible to see the smiles, the laughing, and the joy. Not only in the participants faces, but in
This Saturday July 30th, the Rough Water Warriors will hold their 4th annual sit ski clinic at Prairie Lake, NE of Holton Ks. If you know some one that has a disability and would like to ski, send us an email to Retavbds@gmail.com . The clinic will be 10 – 5:30 for those with disabilities.
Finally getting back to Film Friday. Enjoy this act by Derek. We call it Ladder/Barefoot. He rides a 4 ft round disk, and climbs a 4ft ladder. When he reaches the top he “flys” and does a barefoot start. Many time the ladder will stay standing in the middle of the lake. Enjoy this video,
One of the tools the club uses to teach skiing is the barefoot boom. It can be used at very slow speeds to teach young kids to ski. Being right next to the boat is very safe, and allows the coach to give the skier directions that they can hear, see and understand immediately. The
Baylie, Matt & Derek do Trios for the first time together. Each has been in trios before, but never all 3 together. Notice the harnesses around the men’s waist. It takes a lot of trust to ski in the strap. Our spotters (Amy & Dave) in the boat must have it perfect. A fall and
One of the things our team takes very seriously is our safety. Our sport of Water skiing is not terribly dangerous, but we push that envelope. We do things that make most skiers say “NO WAY”. A few years ago the entire club traveled to Wisconsin and learned how to climb pyramids safely. A couple
Film Friday: We hope to feature a short video about the club each Friday. Some will be short and simple, others like our first one, are longer and more produced. One of the things are club is most know for is our Sit Ski program. We use our sit skis weekly throughout the summer months.