Gladiator Ski Trainer
Teaches basic skiing fundamentals
A cross between a sled and trainer skis
Made of wood
For skiers up to 85 lbs.
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Q:For Gladiator Ski trainer is it recommended for the rope to be attached to the boat or held by the spotter?Asked on 7/11/2012 by tski from Lake Carey, PA
Q:My grandson is 5 & has very small feet. Are the feet openings adjustable?Asked on 7/27/2010 by Stan from Rogers, AR
A:no they are not. my son gregory is 4 and had no problem....the backs of the feet opening are open so his feet will just slide right in.Answered on 8/11/2011 by Gregory the water skiier from San Francisco
Q:In the second question you specify that an extra rope needs to be used to tow the skier. What type of rope should be purchased? Should it be a tubing rope?Asked on 7/29/2009 by Anonymous
A:I use a regular water skiing rope. The handle is held by the spotter in the boat and the other end secured to the trainer.
I feel that it is important that the spotter hold the rope because the ski trainer is what is towed not the skier and that way if anything goes wrong your spotter lets go of the handle and the tow is stopped. A water skiing rope works best because you can make it really short so that your little one is close to the boat. I uses about 20 feet of rope.Answered on 8/6/2009 by :) from Montreal, Canada
A:we used the same rope we use for the tube. The handle/rope is attached so you just need a rope to pull it.Answered on 8/9/2010 by loves lake life from Brady, NE
Q:What is the recommended rope lenth for this product.Asked on 7/22/2009 by Cee from Florida
A:thirty or forty feet should sufficeAnswered on 12/7/2009 by Overton's from Technician
Q:Are there special instructions for this ski? My kids could not get up. The board was drowning them. One of my sons knows how to ski and wakeboard and still could not get out of the water on this. Any tips?Asked on 7/6/2009 by Anonymous from Waverly, KY
A:We found that for the younger kids (3-4 yrs old) it was beneficial to start from shallow water and have 1-2 people help hold the ski on top of the water with the child already fully standing so the instant the boat took off they where skiing.
Problem is when the water comes rushing at skier they seem to forget/struggle to stand up but since that is part of skiing at any age/level we did not see it as a con but just something that needed to be worked around in the beginning until they had more confidence and knew that once they stood up the water would stop.
Might also try shortening the handle length some so they are not putting as much pressure on the back of the ski and have less of a distance to be fully standing. Dont give up and good luck.Answered on 7/13/2009 by Dad from Fort Worth, TX
A:Please call 800-334-6541 and ask for a tech.Answered on 7/14/2009 by Ike from Overtons
Q:Does this product come with a rope? Does the rope attach to the boat or does another person in the boat hold the other end of the rope?Asked on 6/17/2009 by Anonymous
A:No, you have to buy a separate rope to go to the boat.Answered on 6/18/2009 by Ike from Overtons
Q:I have a grandaughter that is 11 years old weighs about 120 lbs. would this be a good product for her for first time skiingAsked on 6/6/2009 by Anonymous from Sacramento, Ca
A:This product is rated for up to 85 lbs. We would suggest a pair of the Junior combos skis such as item 14134 or 12623, which are rated for ~ 125 lbs. These have the cross bars which really help out with first time skiers.Answered on 6/8/2009 by Michael from Overtons
Q:Are there small fins at the end of the skis for control?Asked on 6/1/2009 by Anonymous
A:Yes, two small fins.Answered on 6/2/2009 by Ike from Overtons
Q:how long and wide is the ski?Asked on 5/27/2009 by Anonymous
A:45" Long and 21" wideAnswered on 5/28/2009 by Ike from Overtons