Oh dude....ahhh dudette, that would have rocked. We didn't have a boat growing, but I always wanted to try waterskiing so finally bought one, and love going out. My boys have been on the boat since birth, they have a blast boarding, tubing, and just anchoring in the middle of the lake and jumping off....front-flips, backflips, cannonballs, pencil dives....so fun to watch them. Amazes me how the little ones try so hard to keep up with the oldest, if he does it, they want to do it. They advance so quick that way. And of course, I'm out there too, master of the ski's, but second place on the wakeboard, my 12 year old is advancing quickly, my 8 is a bit timid, but I expect that will end, as he gains confidence, and he will pass me by the end of Summer I suspect.