View Full Version : Terry Winter in the Trick Room

01-09-2008, 07:58 PM
Hey, when can we see Terry Winter skiing behind his Outback in the Trick Room?

02-01-2008, 10:50 PM
There is a great picture of Terry Winter skiing behind his Outback in the most recent edition of WaterSki Mag.

Nice to see.

02-28-2008, 01:06 AM
Go to the trickroom now. There is a link to click on that says learn to slalom. There are three clips there.

02-28-2008, 01:28 PM
I took a look. I had to chuckle... Terry showing learning to slalom and it looks like he is at 39.5 off... I guess if you are going to learn might as well start at the top...

It did make for a better camera angle to be able to include the skier and the boat in the same image.

Seriously - I always appreciate any time one of the pros takes the time to put anything out there that might help the rest of us.

One question though. When he says you want your body 'in front' of the ski for a WCS turn, does anyone know what he means??

Some people might interpret that as leaning forward - which is clearly wrong... Or are we just talking more weight transfer to the front foot? Knees more flexed and forward? Does 'in front' refer to body in relation the direction the ski is traveling, i.e, along the longitudinal axis of the ski, OR body in relation to the boat path, ie., down course regardless of ski direction?

I read a while back when Jamie (or Marcus?) was talking about WCS and it sounded like it had it's roots in downhill skiing. In that case it is more a stable upper body down the fall line (parallel with the direction of boat?) which would require the 'counter rotation' that you hear so much about. But I don't see it as counter rotation of the upper body as much as an anti-rotation of the upper body? You let the ski and the lower body turn but you keep the upper body more open to the down-course path.

I am very much an old school style so have no real basis to speak here. Just questions. I did try what I thought was WCS on a couple of strong side turns and the additional speed actually startled me - so I went back to old school.

Maybe Gordon will straighten me out in April when we head down to Ski Paradise...


02-29-2008, 01:15 AM
What he actually means is that you want your body to lead your ski into the turn. You are right in assuming that you want your shoulders to remain counter (anti) rotated but you don't actually turn the ski you want to move your body "in front of the ski" in the direction you want to travel causing the ski to turn.

BensonWdby.....when are you headed to Ski Paradise?

Terry will be there the third week April.
Can't wait to ski with him..... :lol:

02-29-2008, 01:23 AM
malibuowner?!?! Wow thats pretty gutsy using a name like that here in the Moomba BB. Okay so now that you are here Malibu, how can us Moomba diehards help you to switch over to a real Boat!?

02-29-2008, 02:21 AM
malibuowner?!?! Wow thats pretty gutsy using a name like that here in the Moomba BB. Okay so now that you are here Malibu, how can us Moomba diehards help you to switch over to a real Boat!?


02-29-2008, 07:58 AM
Malibu owner , must of thought to be flying "stealth Mode" :wink: Whoops.. :We'll have ya in a Moomba before you know it...

02-29-2008, 10:28 AM
It's all good fun......... :D

We all love the sport of water skiing and thats what really matters any way.

Now it I thought you were a wake boarder harrassing me then............................... :evil:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

02-29-2008, 11:56 AM
Welcome to the board, It is all in good fun. :D

Look forward to your take on skiing, boarding, surfing and skating, we all are weekend warriors who love quality boats and water sports. 8)


02-29-2008, 12:54 PM
Malibu Can't we all just get along????? I am just playing with you thats all. If I didn't say something I am sure someone else would have razzed you a little. But your right we are all skiers just enjoying life!

03-01-2008, 02:04 AM
Ed - Gordon Rathbun - owner and coach at Ski Paradise.

MBO - thanks for attempt at clarification. I will need to think on that. I have my own idea of what these guys mean by WCS. I am sure I will get a taste at SP.


03-01-2008, 10:36 AM
Welcome to the site! I must admit you are braver than I! I own a MasterCraft but decided not to make that my user name but since you came out of the closet well............actually you must be careful because the guys are this post are very passionate about their Moombas. VERY PASSIONATE! I mean I felt the heat and it didn't stop. I tried to pacify them and told them I would look at the Moombas at the Atlanta boat show. Well that wasn't good enough, I still felt the intense pressure from these very passionate Moomba owners. I was stuck, how can I enjoy the camaraderie, the knowledge the experience of this board without the guilt and shame of being a MasterCraft owner. It got to me man..................the only way I could live with myself....................well to make this short my new Moomba should be here in a couple of weeks. Hopefully then I will be accepted and the guilt and shame of owning that MC will pass!!!! :lol:

03-01-2008, 10:37 AM
Well I have skied central Fla.

A few years ago I spent some Time in Ft. Laud. and skied a couple days with Ann McGinnis. They have a pretty nice setup there, if not strange considering how close they are to the surrounding residential neighborhood.

In that same trip I also skied with Mike Siepel in West Palm Beach. That was interesting. We skied on a canal that got progressively narrower the farther inland you went . At the time I was skiing 15 off mostly, but felt I was dodging docks and trees so went to 22 off for safety. As it was I ended up in a branches of a downed tree after one fall....

Back in '93 I spent a few days in Orlando at Sonnesta Villas (now some kind of time-share setup) on a semi-private lake. I don't recall exactly where it was but it was close to the Peabody Hotel (the one with the ducks). Some British guy was running a ski school there and had a course. I tipped their driver to pull me one morning before the conference I was there for. They did not tell me about the gator that lives there until after I got back on shore.

All of these sites were interesting and I would probably ski them again. So at least I have something to compare to when I get to SP. If you want some advanced photos check these out:


03-01-2008, 11:29 AM
Hey, my wife and I are going to McGinnis in April. I hope to be able to ski the course 15' off at 32mph and my wife will be working on deep water starts.

I've heard only good about their setup. I'll be bringing down my new ski (connely F1x).

Right now I have to go shovel the drive again as Toronto is close to setting a 70 year old snow fall record.

Last week we were in Quebec down hill skiing and now I've pretty much had enough of winter. My Moomba is is pining!

03-01-2008, 02:51 PM
GATORS!!!!!! Thats enough for me to stick to land............LOL