Yes, Jon's elbow is scraping the water
He calls this "listening to the fish" ;-)
As obvious from the pictures above, my friend Jon Wade is a hot water
skier (actually, I don't think there is any sport that he does not excel in)
and he was also nice enough to teach me
barefoot skiing and barefootskiing.
This was a total kick ... except my butt was black/blue for two weeks afterwards! ;-)
So then we went back to waterskiing ... and I decided to try to "be like Jon"
and as you can see in this picture, I think I was able to "lay it down" about
as horizonal as he can.
Water Skiing CRASH!
Pictures were shot with a Canon
1D Mark II at 8 frames/second. And just in case that isn't enough for you, here's an actual 800X600 pixel crop from the original of the water skiing crash above.
There was some "damage" from this crash - most noteable was I got smacked
pretty hard on my upper right chest - I thought that might have been the ski;
but in looking at the pictures, I just slammed (and bounced) into the water
at that spot. Even though I was wearing a life vest, I'm pretty sure I ended
up with a bruised rib on the right side as I had most of those symptoms.
Also a bit of bruising/swelling on the left foot as the ski
was ripped off. And finally, my right contact lens rolled to the back of
my eye - when I got home, I had my wife look around for it (you use a
flashlight), but we didn't see it ... so I didn't think anything of it
until two days later when I felt it again and this time she successfully
fished it out! ;-)