Monday, 14 July 2008

Picking up a new Hobby


I went to my sister's 30th birthday a couple weeks ago.
Besides having a great party we decided to go wakeboarding.
It was to be my 3rd time. Marvin, Urte's boyfriend lent me his kiteboard
and off we went.


I did have some starting difficulties ...



... but soon made it around the lake without much difficulty.


I can also jump in from the side.


And even did a run together with Urte.


My posture on the board clearly needs some work :)

Since that weekend I have been to the Princes Club in London.
And after trying it out on the weekend I decided to get a membership and my own kit.
If I go after work I could be on the water within 45min, and getting home takes about 1:15h,
so I am planning to go twice a week and if the weather is not good for skydiving then on the weekend too.

It is great fun and I am slowly getting better at it.
I can now do tiny heel-side front-side 180s (e.g. left forward turn 180 counter clockwise to face right forward) either with as a tiny jump or just sliding on the water.
I am working on my heel-side back-side turns (e.g left forward turn 180 clockwise to face right forward) but only managed to do it twice :(

1 comment:

  1. Skiers will appreciate the distinct character of Lake Tahoe skiing, which is made possible by the high-quality Tahoe boat rentals that are readily available to them. Located in Sunnyside, the Sunnyside Marina is the largest and most popular rental facility in the city. Those who like being in the great outdoors should make a point of visiting this location. Popular apr├Ęs-ski destinations in the area, such as Sunnyside Marina, have risen to prominence as a result of their enormous appeal with regular skiers.

    ReplyDelete