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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Waterboarding My Son

I think the actual term is "wakeboarding." But we've had a hard time remembering that. Waterboarding seems easier to say, doesn't it?

Anyway, Brogan had an opportunity to wakeboard for the first time this week. He saw an ad for a clinic and thought it sounded "little bit scary, but still fun."

Yesterday we met the instructors at the lake and they took the kids out on the boat for some practice.

Colson stayed on the shore with me and played in the sand.

When it was Brogan's turn to get in the water, the boat was pretty far out. I set my camera to the highest resolution, zoomed in, and hoped that I'd be able to see something when I edited the pictures on the computer. The photos are pretty grainy, but you can see enough to tell what's going on.

Here, Brogan's in the water behind the boat. They're explaining to him how to stay tucked until he's on top of the water, and then stand up.

Then they pulled him up so he could practice that while the boat was stationary.

And he's up!

Here's a video of his best attempt. He was able to stay up for several seconds before falling over backward. The video is pretty small, but if you watch it in the full screen version you get a much better view.

He's very excited to try again next summer!


At 1:58 PM , Blogger The Foil Hat said...

That looks like so much fun! You have to do it next year, too.


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