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Cable water skiing

Post by shiggins » Wed, 17 Jun 2009 4:54 pm

Has anyone tried cable water skiing? My kids are keen to give it a go.
I was watching the people doing it the other day and saw a big guy take a nasty fall. He came out of the water, looking like he was in a lot of pain, which put a big doubt in my mind?
Any thoughts?

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Post by QRM » Wed, 17 Jun 2009 7:51 pm

I nearly dislocated my shoulder water skiing, don't forget in order to get a heavy body to skim across the water you are dealing with some big physical forces. Ask anyone who did a belly flop from the side of the pool, water is hard as concrete when you get it wrong.

So long as you are aware of the risks, I mean even having a shower can result in a nasty fall. 99.9% of the time its fine and a good laugh I would say go for it, better than sitting at home on the couch with the playstation

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Post by louy » Thu, 18 Jun 2009 11:25 am

I done it for 30 minutes and then they closed the thing cos there was a lightening storm above.
I can confirm in that 30minutes, I had good fun although was very scared of dying. I never made it as much as half way round before falling off.

I really makes a big difference if you can swim. I can not really swim and getting out alive can be quite hard work and very tiring if you can not swim

I always see kids on it.

It makes me very angry and sad when I see young children on it when they are all much better than me and can swim.

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Post by cmorgan » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 9:28 pm

Depending on how old your kids are, they can have a go with a knee board.
I have gone a few times, it's fun when you get the hang of it.
But dont count on the staff helping you if you are having trouble - they are quite happy to watch you fumble around for an hour, without offering you any advice.

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