Aaron Bartlett, 13, practices his moves on the slalom course

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In New Hampshire, water skiers keep their sport skimming along

Aaron Bartlett, 13, practices his moves on the slalom course

Aaron Bartlett, 13, practices his moves on the slalom course (image: Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)

By Stan Grossfeld


WOLFEBORO, N.H. — The best part of water skiing is the jump, says Aaron Bartlett.

“It’s fun to fly through the air,” says Bartlett, a sun-bronzed 13-year-old who started skiing at age 4.

Bartlett’s last competitive jump on June 25 was heart-stopping. He was leaning on his heels heading into the ramp, but then pressed too hard on his toes while in the air. The ski tips pointed down into the water and he did a face-plant in Lake Winnipesaukee and was knocked unconscious.

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