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Slalom skiing is probably the most popular skill among recreational skiers. Performed on one ski, this is the skill that most beginner and novice skiers strive to accomplish, and what the elite skiers manage to make look effortless
Trick skiing is a discipline that demands a high level of balance, skill, and creativity. Unlike the other classic disciplines, you’re up against the clock and are judged on the performance of your trick selections.
Ski jumping is by far the most extreme discipline in Classic, 3 event skiing. Performed on two specially designed skis, coupled with a helmet and padded wetsuit, contestants approach the ramp at lightening speeds, and can soar through the air at distances of up to 254 feet!
Wakesurf is the most recent addition to the towed water sports. In wakeboarding, the rider is pulled by the boat via a tow rope while a wakesurfer only uses a tow rope to get them started on the wave. Once a wakesurfer is up and on the wake, they drop the rope and ride freely on the wave, much like ocean surfing
Like water skiing, the wakeboarder is towed behind a boat, or a cable skiing lift at a speed of about 18-24 mph. The main difference is that instead of skis, the boarder uses a single board (like a snowboard) with bindings. Wakeboards are shorter in length than snowboards and slightly wider.
Hydrofoil is a relatively recent addition to the towed water sports. A hydrofoil is a combination of a ski, a seat, and a dual foil. The hydrofoil lifts an athlete out of the wake, and they 'fly' over the surface of the water.
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GETTING READY FOR SUMMER 2019