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#574029 - 07/24/20 10:25 PM Skiing at 63 years old  
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https://youtu.be/H1Ovx2bCOXw
I had to show my grandkids how it’s done. Some say slalom is a lost art. Yes, that’s me last weekend.


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#574030 - 07/24/20 11:08 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Good for you. Skiing is becoming a lost art. Everyone today wants to surf.


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#574032 - 07/25/20 07:57 AM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Lookin' good! I would have wanted to be going faster and I suspect you were trying to get the driver to speed up.

I am about the same age but haven't been able to get up on one ski the last few years, must be getting old. Now that we don't have a good boat to ski from, I think I am just going to sell my skis.


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#574033 - 07/25/20 08:05 AM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Waywego, yes getting up is hard for me now. Used to be a piece of cake. I’m out of shape and it takes a lot of leg strength. I got up on two and immediately dropped one. At the end of the video you can see me hunting for the dropped ski.

Yes, my daughter has 3 kids and goes slow for their water sports. I had to tell her several times to go faster. She’s afraid to hurt me.


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#574034 - 07/25/20 07:08 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Wing, way to go. You showed those young whippersnappers that the Greatest Generation still rocks.

I never skied much because we didn't own a power boat. I could get up and ski on two but never could grasp the concept of slalom. Nicely done.


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#574035 - 07/25/20 07:54 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Thanks GFC. My “coming out party” with my grandkids did spark some interest. Although it was funny to see their jaw drop as they didn’t realize I can slalom ski. My oldest granddaughter (age 10) decided to try slalom. She was getting good at two skies. Look what she did the following day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7OFVnHiqDk&feature=youtu.be

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#574036 - 07/26/20 01:45 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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What a brave young lady. I should show that video to my 10 year old grandson and see if he's interested in learning how to ski. I could pull him behind the Whaler. I'm not sure he'd go for it, he's not the bravest kid in the neighborhood. Good athlete but I'd bet he likes to have both feet on the ground, not on skis!

Thanks for sharing the video and tell your granddaughter I said "CONGRATULATIONS!"


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#574037 - 07/27/20 02:49 AM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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WaterWing:
You are a lucky Grandpa. I have five granddaughters from 8 to 16. My bucket list includes water skiing next to each one of them. so far, only one. The 14-year-old is close to trying, but when it is time to get into the boat with the skis, she changes her mind.

Oh, yea. I'm 74 and still skiing, if only I could find somebody who will drive the boat for my rides--wife has refused to tow anybody. Needs lesson, she says.

It's been years since I uploaded photos. Tried it tonight. Thought I got it done, but after submitting the photos, I can't find them anywhere. I must be doing something wrong. Please help me out. Thanks.

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#574038 - 07/27/20 03:02 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Jack, you are definitely a hero to those of us who no longer can ski, for whatever reason. If I were closer I'd volunteer in a heartbeat to be your boat driver.


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#574039 - 07/27/20 03:25 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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I am with GFC that is awesome that you are still skiing. Congrats.


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#574041 - 07/27/20 06:30 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Yes. I am very lucky to be able to do it. Believe it or not, I learned how to ski at age 9. I used to just stand on the dock while everyone else skied, waiting for my turn. Actually, if I had the opportunity, I believe I would still do that.

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I would love to have you pull me. Maybe that should be another item on my bucket list. When do you have SoCal on your schedule to visit? Must be between June and early October.


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#574045 - 07/28/20 01:25 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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I got 3 up behind my boat, all 3 were on double skis. My wife was the captain and she got the MPH and tach dials reversed. We were doing over 40 mph. It was fun.


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#574046 - 07/28/20 01:27 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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I got 3 up behind my boat, all 3 were on double skis. My wife was the captain and she got the MPH and tach dials reversed. We were doing over 40 mph. It was fun.


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#574048 - 07/28/20 04:51 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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I want my daughter, granddaughter and myself triple ski... 3 generations


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#574049 - 07/28/20 08:26 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: Jack T]  
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Originally Posted by Jack T
GFC
I would love to have you pull me. Maybe that should be another item on my bucket list. When do you have SoCal on your schedule to visit? Must be between June and early October.


Geesh, maybe when we take the boat down the Columbia next month we should turn soiuth after we cross the bar!


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#574058 - 07/29/20 06:49 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Thank you for sharing the video...so nice to see.

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