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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.


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


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


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


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


Ready . . . Set . . . they’re off!

But, wait!  Where’s the pyramid?


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.


Up . . . Up . . . and Away!

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


That’s all folks!  See ya next week.


Aah . . . that’s better!

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