Don't goose it! Have your driver accelerate gradually let the boat do all the
work. I have found the deep v (e-z up) handles is a great help teaching deep
water starts on a slalom. You can purchase them through Ski Limited at:
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> I used to slalom ski when I was in my twenties, had no trouble doing a jump
> start from the end of the wharf. We had a Glen L 'Swift' (15' flat bottom
> runabout) powered by a 35 hp Viking, motor bought from Eaton's in Canada.
> I am male, 5'11', back then I weighed about 160#.
> Now a healthy 55, weight 190 #, after a 30 year hiatus, I tried skiing again
> this summer, and could *not* get up.
As a ***ager, I could shore start from a platform three feet above
the water or deep water start behind any boat that could eventually get
up to speed. Those days passed my by somewhere in the last 30 years,
and now this 44 year old 190 pound body has to work a little harder.
Your choices are to either lose 30 pounds and work out at the gym a
lot, or get some more horsepower and a larger ski and do deep water
10. done with skiing