How long to learn to Barefoot?

How long to learn to Barefoot?

Post by David Anderso » Sun, 12 Sep 1993 01:03:49


Thanks for the responses to my questions on Lake of the Ozarks.  We now
have booked a cabin at Lodge of the Ozarks for Oct 1,2,3,4.  I contected
Terry Hart the Ski instructor that was mentioned in the March (I think)
issue of Water Ski.  He said no problem teaching me to barefoot.  His
rates are $65/hour.  My question is how long do you think it will take
me to learn to barefoot from and instructor.  I am a fairly good
intermediate skiier but I weigh about 210 lbs.  I have tried to barefoot
before without much luck, but no teacher.  Anyone willing to guess how
long it will take to teach me to barefoot?

Thanks,

Dave Anderson

 
 
 

How long to learn to Barefoot?

Post by Chris Allr » Sat, 11 Sep 1993 22:25:13

Dave> Thanks for the responses to my questions on Lake of the Ozarks.  We now
Dave> have booked a cabin at Lodge of the Ozarks for Oct 1,2,3,4.  I contected
Dave> Terry Hart the Ski instructor that was mentioned in the March (I think)
Dave> issue of Water Ski.  He said no problem teaching me to barefoot.  His
Dave> rates are $65/hour.  My question is how long do you think it will take
Dave> me to learn to barefoot from and instructor.  I am a fairly good
Dave> intermediate skiier but I weigh about 210 lbs.  I have tried to barefoot
Dave> before without much luck, but no teacher.  Anyone willing to guess how
Dave> long it will take to teach me to barefoot?

A good instructor should have about anybody barefooting on the boom in
under an hour.  How long it will take a person really depends on their
athletic ability and willingness to take a few hard falls.  I taught
one guy in about 5 minutes (on the boom) and another guy took a couple
of outings.  I have always used the boom to teach people, so I don't
have any idea how long it would take long line.

Good Luck!!

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