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Ski-A-Rees December 1, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Travel & Leisure.
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On Sundays, the Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show Team gathers to wow spectators with feats of strength and coordination, with the Sarasota skyline as a backdrop.

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Tandem skiers do twist-a-roos, skiing forward and backward and then in circles.

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With an elegance rivaling ballet dancers and the strength of gymnasts, they hold precarious poses while riding over wakes in their way.

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Tandem skiers team up for aerial acrobatics, back bends, and yoga moves.

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And then the finale is announced . . . as skiers report to the platform for the final pyramid.

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Ready . . . Set . . . they’re off!

But, wait!  Where’s the pyramid?

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The pyramid’s created “in flight” as top deck skiers kick off their skis and climb up to perch on the shoulders of the pyramid base below.

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Up . . . Up . . . and Away!

They take a final loop around Sarasota Bay before calling it a day.

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That’s all folks!  See ya next week.

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Aah . . . that’s better!

For more (and far better) photos of the team in action:  Ski-A-Rees Photos