Well, it’s not always like this, but there are times we get to start the day bobbing peacefully in the boat admiring the work of one of the worlds best barefooters, Pete O’Neill.
The Mulwala Water Ski Club, in partnership with the Victorian Water Ski and Wakeboard Federation’s Barefoot Division and the Australian Barefoot Club, will hold the 2014 Barefoot Worlds.
Our barefoot guru Pete O’Neill has learnt a thing or two over the years. In the current issue of Waterski Mag, he drops in to give up some of the secrets he’s learnt over the years.
Ashleigh Stebbeings and Peter O’Neill, both members of the 2012 Gold Medal Australian Team, have been selected by the World Barefoot Council as the Athletes of the year for 2012.
Peter Franks gave us an insight on to what went down at an Aussie Training Camp for the Australian Barefoot Team. This training camp was in preparation for the trip to Texas USA.
We’ve just finished a photo shoot with barefoot guru Pete O’Neil and crew up at Mulwala.
The backwards toe hold will certainly start to put even more distance between you and your friends out on the water this summer. It’s a much more advanced move to say just getting up backwards on your feet, but in saying that it’s just a variation of a solid back one foot.
There’s lots to love about a forwards toe. It’s a cool trick and makes for a cracking photo, Its worth 100 points in a Barefoot Tournament, and it’s really not that hard if you can do a nice one foot.
The rope on neck is a great trick, and your mates will love it. To top it all off, the trick is quite easy and when done right it isn’t dangerous at all. The hardest part is the set up. I recommend practising these steps on land a few times so you don’t get lost, and when you have it down pat, take it to the water.
Since the dawn of man we have want one thing, to tumble up, to do the start trick that doesn’t involve submerging the nostrils.