WHY SHOULD I BUY THE MINI?

Since 2008, the Mini has had a 95% success rate with over 150 new jumpers.

THE MINI IS SAFE

Slow speeds and low ramp settings make learning to jump on the Mini a very safe activity if suggested Mini progression settings are followed (speed, skier path, boat path). Although injuries are always possible,* Lake Richard has seen no injuries in its fourteen years of experience with the Mini and its predecessor.

 

THE MINI BUILDS CONFIDENCE

Any skier who can ride skis properly can land a jump at the 18” height setting with proper technique. Repeated success allows for advancement to the higher settings. When the Mini progression is completed, most jumpers will have plenty of confidence to move on to the big jump.

 

THE MINI PROMOTES FOCUS ON TECHNIQUE, NOT FEAR

Fear/trepidation is largely eliminated with the low height and ramp angle settings. Quick and repeated success in riding away jumps provided by the size of the the Mini creates fun experiences, and clear paths to further instruction on technique improvements. 

 

THE MINI HAS A RECORD OF PROVEN SUCCESS

The first generation mini was designed in 2008 when the Lake Richard kids were between the ages of 2 months and 9 years old. Since then, all of those kids have excelled in jumping, including top finishes at nationals, and top world rankings in the jump event.  

Since 2008, the Mini has had a 95% success rate with over 160 new jumpers.

Many jumpers with trouble on the big jump use the Mini to correct poor techniques.

THE MINI IS FUN

For new jumpers, having fun jumping is the key! Parents and coaches should do everything possible to make it fun, including providing these new jumpers with tools for attainable success. That's where the Mini thrives!  The rapid success provided by the Mini makes it fun for skiers. It’s all about attitude.

THE MINI IS NEW AND IMPROVED

Twelve years of experience with the prototype wood mini lead us to make several design improvements.  

WHO HAS MINI RAMPS INSTALLED?

Jay Bennett

Bennett’s Water Ski and Wakeboard School

Zachary, Louisiana  •  February, 2022

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Georgi Starz

Camp Nicolet for Girls

Eagle River, Wisconsin  •  July, 2022

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Ric and Heather Stallings

Professional Sports Training

(Private Competition Lake)

Rossville, Tennessee  •  July, 2022

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A note from Heather...

Dear Jeff,


I wanted you to know that I have absolutely enjoyed the mini jump so much more than you could have imagined. I did not grow up skiing and having a family that is all in, well- its difficult sometimes. I drive the boat mostly, I can do a side slide on tricks, get up by the very hardest in slalom 6 of 10 times and I can ride the jumpers. [The Mini] has given me something to do, something I could accomplish.  This mini made it fun for me, it made me want to go out and ski.  In fact, I was taking more ski sets than my husband which has never happened. He was totally mind blown. Now, I took it slow, and it was painful to watch falling a lot more than I thought I would at the beginning but I kept with it and this past weekend, I progressed to single cut toward it instead of the plopping over.  It's a very small step,  but for me it was a mountain, and it was really fun. I did it, I landed upright, and I am hooked.  It's really given me something that I look forward to doing. I don’t look to enter any tournaments, but when we go out to practice, I have something I can practice too. This made me included, something I can do that is more than getting up or crossing the wake.  Thank you for getting the ramp to us as fast as you did, it has been well used and enjoyed!  The neighborhood kids have also enjoyed it, one of the 10 yr olds comes out to jump with me every time he sees me out there. It's been a big hit at our lake, I am sad the weather is cooling off. 

Thank you Jeff, its much more than a mini jump!

Warm regards,
Heather Stallings

I'm convinced that we need a Mini.