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Now this is someone desperate to ski.

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As I was snoozing on the beach at Lauderdale-by-the -Sea last Wednesday, I looked up and thought I was hallucinating.  The old guy went by every afternoon around 1:00.  A new twist in off-season training.

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I wonder if he was down by the water's edge would he get some glide on the wet sand? Talk about a stone grind!

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Yeah I was vacationing last week........

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I have it so much better than him. I got to snow ski and waterski on the same day on Friday. Sweet corn and soft bumps at Alpine in the morning, glass and 80f water at a private course in Marysville in the afternoon. Who Nordic skis anyhow?

 

I did some "down to earth" skiing in the gravel on the rock faces of a quarry when I was young. Fun but Slider's picture looks cooler than that (Photoshop?!! No!).

 

Whatever makes you smile.

 

Eric

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What wax would you use for skiing at the beach? Oh, sorry. I guess I should be posting in the tuning and maintenance forum.

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Originally Posted by oisin View Post

I wonder if he was down by the water's edge would he get some glide on the wet sand?

 

Yes.    There have been several threads on this, Bill Koch's summer training plan, and what type of sand would be optimal. 

http://sports.jrank.org/pages/2583/Koch-Bill-Sand-Skiing.html

 

I will post some pics as soon  as our beaches get a /little/ warmer.

 

Beats  rollerskiing on crowded MUPs, that's for sure.

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Well I'll be damned.

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Folks used to sand ski on the fairly steep dunes along Lake Michigan in Leelanau County (the little finger of the mitt of MI), but now that most of that area is part of the federal lakeshore park, they've planted grass on most of the main slope areas and climbing up/down is restricted to dedicated pathways.
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It is still done at the Great Sand Dunes National Park: http://www.nps.gov/grsa/index.htm

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Guess he doesn't need a base grind very often, heh.

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Kneale, we go camping on Lake Leelanau a couple of times a year, and every time I wish I'd brought my rock skis to try thte dunes. Maybe this'll be the season.

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Dubai has indoor snow skiing and outdoor sand skiing.

I've rarely seen this level of equipment on sand:

 

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photo: Desert Safari Dubai                                                                                       http://desertsafaritourdubai.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html

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I wouldn't bother waxing for the sand downhill.

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Alright, i got to ask. What is the pitch that grass needs to be to be able to ski down it?

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Alright, i got to ask. What is the pitch that grass needs to be to be able to ski down it?

 

Wet or Dry?

 

European or African?

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Wet or Dry?

 

European or African?

 

Dry, American.

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Wet or Dry?

 

European or African?

Maybe if two carried it together? ... But they'd have to have it on some sort of a line...

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