Barefoot??

Barefoot??

Post by Robert Coop » Thu, 23 Sep 1993 09:57:59


        Hi All,

        I'm after some tips on getting started on barefoot skiing.

        I can ski pretty well on one ski so I'm looking for something
        harder to try :)

        What's the best way to start??  What sort of boat speed is
        required??

                                                Thanks,

                                                        Rob....

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Barefoot??

Post by Terry Jon » Thu, 23 Sep 1993 23:04:42

Quote:
>    I can ski pretty well on one ski so I'm looking for something
>    harder to try :)

>    What's the best way to start??  What sort of boat speed is
>    required??

Well... which is it... do you want something harder or do you want to
know the best way to start barefooting??? Only kidding.

The boom is by far the easiest way to start barefooting. It can save
you many PAINFUL face plants compared to trying to learn barefooting
long line off a ski or a kneeboard, which are two other approaches
to learning.

Find a barefooter with a boom and do you and your face a favour and
learn that way!!! Just cause they used to learn barefooting in the
old days by brute force and abuse doesn't mean you have to.

tj

 
 
 

Barefoot??

Post by Scott Mu » Fri, 24 Sep 1993 10:03:43

Quote:

>    Hi All,

>    I'm after some tips on getting started on barefoot skiing.

>    I can ski pretty well on one ski so I'm looking for something
>    harder to try :)

>    What's the best way to start??  What sort of boat speed is
>    required??

>                                            Thanks,

>                                                    Rob....

First of all a rough estimate of boat speed is as follows:

        W/10 + 20

where W is you weight in lbs.
As far as learning, find a boom if you can. It takes alot of the pain and
frustration out of the process. I learned long line and it was a painful and
time consuming procedure. Friends have learned on the boom and then proceeded
to long line. They accomplished long line footin in a significantly shorter
time, and spared their body alot of sore mornings.

        Scott

        Scott

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