> I could really use some information about about the perfect >length and width of a waterski lake. I'm writing a proposal for a private >waterski site in an English class, and some numbers would really come in >handy. I know that waterski mag. did a couple articles on the subject a >few years ago, but I seem to have misplaced them.>>>> Brad, the following information is directly from reprints of the WaterSki Magazine article, which were the June & July issues of 1991. Copyright of World Publications Waterski Magazine 800 / 394-6006 PO Box 2456 Winter Park, FL 32790 ************ The Dimensions of the Perfect Ski Lake Slalom Length 1600 ft Min, 2150 ft Nomimal, 2400 ft Luxury Width 175 ft Min/Lux, 225 ft Nom. Jump Length 2000 ft Min, 2150 ft Nomimal, 2400 ft Luxury Width 275 ft Min/Lux, 300 ft Nom. Trick Length 1200 ft Min, 1600 ft Nomimal, 2000 ft Luxury Width 100 ft Min/Lux, 150 ft Nom. Barefoot Length 1600 ft Min, 2150 ft Nomimal, 2600 ft Luxury Width 100 ft Min/Lux, 150 ft Nom. Note: The "Min" dimension means the minimum acceptable safety and convenience levels can be met. "Norm" means nominal - a comfortable dimension that requires fewer special driving techniques for good water. The "Lux" dimension is a luxury - not completely necessary, but if you can get away with it, you will be happy every pass down the lake. Concerning the width of the ski lake, the min dimension is the same as the Lux dimension because the narrower the lake, the smoother the water. **************************** For a reprint of the entire article, call WaterSki at the above number. Bare.