Strap / Adagio Doubles: Strap doubles combines the strength of a male skier with the beautiful movements of his female partner, who he lifts and turns during their routine. Because the male skier is towed by a rope attached to a harness, he has both arms free allowing routines filled with intricate movements and lifts. As with swivel skiing, a safety release is used at all times. Typically performed by multiple skiers behind as many as 4 boats simultaneously, 10 or more couples can be on the water at one time. One group of strap doubles should be directly in front of the crowd or “in the pattern” at all times. Strap couples entertain the audience by combining strength and endurance with beauty and grace.