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LS-One

Questions on Sky Skiing

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LS-One

I spent all last week on the houseboat, and thanks to Mike00lxi, I used his sky ski all week on some very pristine water. I am now comfortable on the foil and can cross wake to wake with ease. I guess the next step is to start trying some tricks.

Can a back flip be performed without the use of the wake for extra pop ?

When attempting a back flip should I keep both hands on the handle or just one?

Any tips are welcomed. Rockon.gif

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Ronnie

Are you jumping AND landing the foil yet? It's a BIG step in landing and control of air tricks.

Yes you can let go of one hand for the gainer but keep the handle in you lap so the rope won't pull you off axis.

See the tutorials at www.foilfreaks.com

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Foil-n

I second that, make sure you are very solid jumping in the flats and acrossed the wake before starting to get inverted. Try jumping at about 18 to 20 MPH and learn to dip and pop the foil, you can get a lot of air at this speed if your technic is right.

Learning to jump big will make inverts less painful in the long run. :)

Check this out.

http://www.foilfreaks.com/Tutorials/FlatsT...atsTakeOff1.htm

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Pistol Pete

Good link Foil-n.

After riding Mike00LXI's sky ski this past weekend, I'm convinced I need to upgrade from my air chair to a suspended sky ski.

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WakeGirl
Good link Foil-n.

After riding Mike00LXI's sky ski this past weekend, I'm convinced I need to upgrade from my air chair to a suspended sky ski.

Get in touch with Foil-N, I'd bet that he'll hook you up. Biggrin.gif

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stewart
Good link Foil-n.

After riding Mike00LXI's sky ski this past weekend, I'm convinced I need to upgrade from my air chair to a suspended sky ski.

What??? I thought you were a die hard Air Chair man?

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WakeGirl

I remember that he compared the Air Chair & Sky Ski being the Ford vs. the Ferrari. He got a taste for what the Ferrari feels like to drive. :)

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LS-One

OK so I am not as ready as I origianlly thought :( Thanks for the tips I am reading up on the foilers website an I will continue to practice.

Wakegirl not a very good anology on the Ford versus Ferrari, I have a friend who owns a Ferrari and according to him the joke amongst Ferrari owners is if you own one, you must own two. (one for parts) :lol:

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WakeGirl

Haha, Pete made the analogy, not me. It may not be acccurate for the reliability, but for handling it's pretty close. :)

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LS-One
Haha, Pete made the analogy, not me.  It may not be acccurate for the reliability, but for handling it's pretty close.  :)

Sorry, Its still early you know.

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stewart

LS, was Mikes Sky ski shimmed?

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Pistol Pete

Mike's sky ski was stock. (Pro ST?) The rear wing on sky skis have a curved down leading edge which must provide most of the lift. That and the large front wing. I think some people shim the rear wing to give it negative lift.

Suspended seat made a huge difference in my landings.

Rideability was much better than my air chair. All this was noticeable now that I have much more experience riding my chair.

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