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    Has anyone else received their latest issue of "The Water Skier" magazine and had to answer the question from their kid: "Why isn't the girl on the cover wearing a life jacket?" Anna Gay...9 YEARS OLD....NO LIFE JACKET..and featured on the cover of "The Water Skier" magazine. For anyone that doesn't know, "The Water Skier" is the OFFICIAL magazine of USA Water Ski.

    Anyone else let their son or daughter ride without a life jacket?

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    In 3 event, trick skiers are allowed to ski without a life jacket. This is the way it has been for years.
     
     

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    Still not safe though....and to put it on the cover of a national publication is idiotic.

    And no - no way my kids would be behind a boat without a vest.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    In 3 event, trick skiers are allowed to ski without a life jacket. This is the way it has been for years.
    That I understand.....just not for a nine year old. Put an outlaw jacket on them at least and then they can decide whether or not to wear one when they are 16 or 18.
     
     

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    And they require how much insurance on a boat to be at a fly-in and they allow this?
    They need tol lead by example and change this. They prob just haven't thought about it.
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    When is the last time that WS had a feature of foiling in the mag? Damned if I can remember. The last article was about Bill von Zabern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    When is the last time that WS had a feature of foiling in the mag? Damned if I can remember. The last article was about Bill von Zabern.
    Last month. Lots of Dan Pohl's pictures are in there.
     
     

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    I can understand that in the past PFDs (and ski belts!) were restrictive and limited one's ability to perform on trick skis. But with the new fabrics and super light-weight vests available now, that argument is totally bogus. Watch any advanced wakeboarder, hydrofoiler, or whitewater kayaker and they perform far more athletic contortions than trick skiers, and they/we all wear PFDs without any problems.

    On a related thought, the last time I actually SAW someone on a lake I was on using trick skies was in 1979...talk about a sport that needs some promotion!
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