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Bantam Lake Ski Club show is a thrill on water
Litchfield.bz (08-12-17)


A barefoot pyramid opens the Bantam Lake Ski Club show on Saturday. BZ photos

The 59th Bantam Lake Ski Club show opened on Saturday and will be performed a second time Sunday at 2 p.m. in front of Sandy Beach.

Admission to the beach is $10 per vehicle.

The show is a thrilling combination of jumping, pyramids, ballet lines, barefoot skiing and doubles that club members spent weeks perfecting in practice. Directing the show are sisters Kayla and Taylor Pottbecker.

Proceeds from the show help the club maintain its clubhouse on North Shore Road and purchase equipment. The club is the longest-running ski club in the country.

A salute to the flag, above and below, helped kick off the show.

Jenna Longo, left, and Morgan Hirt perform a swivel line.

A junior pyramid glides across the water.

Bob LaBonne skis beneath, from left, Eric Pattison, Nick Walsh, Matt Ross, Colin Pottbecker and Mike Lauretano Jr.

Brian Baker and Jesse Gifford

Mike Lauretano "helicopters" off the jump as Bob LaBonne skis underneath.

The girls ballet line

Susanna Langan skis beneath Ryan Langan and Spencer Walsh.

David and Phoebe Langan and Joel and Jane Rathbun.

Julie Weik skis on a disc.

The women's ballet line

Colin Pottbecker prepares for landing.

Samantha Hill demonstrates her trick-skiing ability.

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