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    Hi
    friend and me are planning a trip from oz to USA .we want to get some lessons etc as we have started to barefoot.he has been doing it for about 12months and me about 3.
    have been told either go to World barefoot centre or lane at footers edge.
    anyone got any ideas or suggestions.
    we will be there in August
    Florida for a week then maybe week in Vegas and La so if you want an Aussie to show you how have a Barbie feel free to invite us .hahahaha
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  • #2
    Both are very good. Both have complete facilities. Preference might lean to WBC for crew and an overall great time.

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    • #3
      WBC...but you better check if they're skiing then. Many schools travel to do clinics over summer.

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      • #4
        Keith does a fantastic job
        Please tell him Jim from Bay Area WaterSports sent you
        http://www.worldbarefootcenter.com/
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        • #5
          If you want to learn without killing yourselves at high speeds, I would definately go to Lane Bowers (the footersedge). He not only has done it all but has a excellent way of communicating the proper way to accomplish tricks safely.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 1993bluestarsnstripes View Post
            If you want to learn without killing yourselves at high speeds, I would definately go to Lane Bowers (the footersedge). He not only has done it all but has a excellent way of communicating the proper way to accomplish tricks safely.
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            I have a friend who has been to Lane several times and has had Lane come to FTW and stay at his lake house. My friend improved very fast and did not get killed doing it. Not only did he take lessons, his mom and dad took a few as well.

            I am sure KSO is a good coach as well but the coaching from Lane has me considering taking a few sets from him the next time he is brought to TX.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jim@BAWS View Post
              Keith does a fantastic job
              Please tell him Jim from Bay Area WaterSports sent you
              http://www.worldbarefootcenter.com/
              X2...

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              • #8
                For beginner footers, any school will work. Lane used to teach with Scarpa back in the day, before splitting off to do his own gig.

                I'm a fan of Keith St. Onge and David Small at WBC. They have a great crew, they ski for you, and they are both the top two 3-event footers in the world right now.

                Certainly, you don't need the best in the world to teach you. Any school will work.

                Are there no schools in Australia? Brett Wing was quite the skier back in the day.

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                • #9
                  Visit Keith...hands down

                  I've done two clinics with him and the tips he gave me were priceless. His style of teaching builds off the basics. You show him what you can do. He will give you tips and you clean it up. Practice that and he builds into the next trick. Pretty simple, really straight forward.

                  He teaches proper position, how you're body will react on the water, theory, etc. Just by talking tricks through with a knowledgable professional helped me become a better barefooter.

                  I've watched Lane's videos on YouTube and he never really explains how to do the trick. He seams a little fake to me, IMO.
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