Don’t know what Think Tank is? I’m about to tell you if you don’t. Think Tank is the world’s largest water skiing convention and expo and it is put on by the Wisconsin Water Skiing Federation and this year it is February 29 thru March 2 at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.
Why am I telling you about this? Well, it is a great opportunity to meet some of the best barefooters in the world and get some instruction from them. Here’s where you are probably confused if you’ve heard about Think Tank. You may be thinking “isn’t that just for show skiers?” And the answer to that is no with an asterik. Yes there are a lot of things there geared towards show skiers, but hey, it is in Wisconsin and that sport is pretty popular here (yes, I live in Wisco). But there is more to it than show skiing stuff. There are wakeboarding, 3-event and yes, barefooting clinics put on in addition the show skiing clinics. You just might make some new friends to go skiing with too once the weather warms up.
So if you’re in the area or just want to head to the great white north (because it’s snow covered) for a weekend get away, come by Think Tank. In addition to the instructional clinics and deals you might find on some new equipment, you’ll be able to spend a weekend at a great resort. If you’re tired of the freezing weather, you can pretend it’s summer in their indoor water park kept at a toasty 80 degrees. If you register for Think Tank, you’ll even get a good deal on the room.
They don’t have their schedule posted online yet, but keep an eye on their website for more details.