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    Slalom skier ?

    I had a friend at work tell me I couldn't pull him out of the water if he was on a slalom. He is about 190-220.

    Is this true ?
    What is the heaviest anyone has pulled from a slalom ski ?

    He also said if I did get him out of the water he would be yanking my back end all over the place.


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    what a joke! you could yank his arms out of their sockets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk
    what a joke! you could yank his arms out of their sockets
    wahahahahahahaha

    Kinch they are prolly just bustin your stones dude!...PR...

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    Kinch, if you have a Riva grate and a good prop, you will yank him up easily ... but if he is good, he WILL yank you around a bit and slow you down when he cuts hard. I have pulled slalom and skied slalom behind all my skis - the wake is small, the power is good, but yes, you can yank the ski around a bit. If the driver compensates with extra throttle when the skier is cutting, he can make the ride a little better. My dad has a Mastercraft, and yes there is a big difference in the ability to maintain a steady speed and have a rock solid anchor point for radical cuts. But for the average occasional slalom skier, your ski will work just fine.

    IF YOU EVER PULL ANYTHING, TUBE OR SKI, WATCH THE ROPE!!!! YOU DO NOT WANT TO EVER SUCK UP A ROPE!

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    You'll pop him out of the water just fine, but after that he'll litterally steer your ski...

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    Before I got my SC my brother w/ a gtx 130hp pulled me on a slalom ski and Im 240lb. It took all it had but once up no problem, so with your RTX you would pull him with no problem.

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    I imagine that you guys could prop your ski for towing!?

    Does the wakeboard editon have a more stronger hole-shot prop on it?...PR...

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    I have pulled slalom skiers behind my 05 Wake edition and friends 04 SC. No problem to get them up especially if they have good technique.

    Competition level skiers will pull the ski around when they crank into turns, good recreational skiers will also but not as much and it's easy to correct for if you watch the mirrors and know where the skier is.

    You need to turn away from the skier and give it a bit more throttle on the turns and back off a little as they cross the wake.

    It is not ideal when compared to a ski boat, but very good fun and certainly the three seater skis are better than the smaller ones.

    I think the pump is identical for the Wake edition, differences are cosmetic, ski poles, wakeboard, racks etc. No S/C

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