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    New to skis and the forum

    Evening folks.
    I'm new to skis, but not to the water or boats.
    Just purchased a pair of used 2013 FX HO's with about 25 hours and warranty's until 2018.
    They're in perfect condition.

    They'll be lift kept during the summer and this is why I found this forum - and to gain a little knowledge/expertise!

    Can anyone tell me the trick to putting the fitted cover on our skis while the ski is on the lift?
    Seems like I need to be a tight rope artist performing a balancing act to reach from the dock out over the ski and avoid falling in the water.
    I've tried sitting on the ski and draping the front of the cover on first, but it always seems to slip off.

    Thoughts and opinions are appreciated!

    Thanks!


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    Congrats. I have a pair of the same skis.

    It takes me some work getting my covers on while they are on land, I could only imagine them suspended in air.

    Good luck and welcome. Tons of great info here.

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    Thanks Beta. We've really been enjoying them over the past week!
    I'm still challenged with putting the covers on after they're on the lift.
    Obviously it would be impossible to put them on while the skis are in the water - so I'm still open to ideas if anyone has any!
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBXTucker View Post
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    I'm still challenged with putting the covers on after they're on the lift.
    Obviously it would be impossible to put them on while the skis are in the water - so I'm still open to ideas if anyone has any! ...
    Can you stand in the water and walk around the ski to put the cover on?

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    Can you stand in the water and walk around the ski to put the cover on?
    No, 6'mlw +soft bottom.
    I guess I could run them ashore, put the covers on and take a line to pull them back out to the lifts.
    Definitely not ideal - but it could work.
    Last edited by K447; 07-31-2015 at 10:58 PM.

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    Can you stand in the water and walk around the ski to put the cover on?
    No, 6'mlw +soft bottom.
    I guess I could run them ashore, put the covers on and take a line to pull them back out to the lifts.
    Definitely not ideal - but it could work.
    This would solve the problem.

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    That's very cool. I like to idea of putting walkway around the lift. Thanks!

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