Water Skiing Deepwater Start

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Water skiing educator Steve Lohr demonstrates a water skiing deepwater start.

    Steve Lohr: Hi, I am Steve Lohr at Lohr's Lake in Sparta Virginia and I am here to teach you how to water ski. Today we will be working with the deep water start. The first thing you want to think about is when you get in the water have the skis on and then prepare your body for the start. We will want the arms almost straight, the knees bent, the ankles bents and your head looking straight down the lake, looking up. Once you have your body in the proper position you will want to have the boat driver proceed to pick up the slack in the rope, once the rope is tight and you have your body in perfect position, you can tell the boat driver to either hit it or giddy up. I suggest you not say go because it sounds a lot like no. The boat driver will advance the boat, you will keep very low, keep your knees bent, arms straight, keep your head up and you will be skiing. Now you are up, but what do you do once you are skiing on top of the water? We will learn that next.