I just wanted to let fellow skiers know how excited I was to try something new, I know most of us see our childrens first smile when they do something they have been working at and as a parent, it makes you feel fantastic. This time it was my kids seeing me smile.
Well I decided to buy a trick ski, my daughter has had one for quite a while now and she always looked like she was having fun on it so being stupid at 44 I thought what the hell!
All my boys are left foot forward and the girls are opposite so I knew it wouldn't go to waste if I was too useless to ride it.
I had talked to quite a few pro skiers about them amongst others and they said they were too hard to ride so I was quite nervous. Well my 16 year old said he was going first and I couldn't believe it when he got up first go, it made me smile. He then starts doing little jumps, I was amazed. So he falls off after a fair while and then its my turn. Well now the pressure was on, first try...no go...second try, up I went and it was one of the best things I have ridden.
We are all different in what we like, I have done most things on the water including barefooting and some things you love, some you don't but this trick ski is something I will be riding for years to come.
I couldn't get my 16 year old off it for the rest of the day.
So if you are ever thinking about, don't hesitate. I think one of my hesitations was having to buy one from the US but now that Jobe have them in Australia made it an easier decision.
I just had to share.