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#574355 - 09/30/20 12:10 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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I used the link above, but did not find the product you mentioned. Is there a link dedicated to this product?


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#574358 - 09/30/20 10:57 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Here is the direct link to the tail weights - https://www.hosports.com/product/waterski-accessories-tail-weighting-system

You do need to have compatible HO combo skis b/c they attach to the top of the back of each ski. Doubt they would work on other brands unless the thru-bolt pattern for the rear fins is standard among brands.


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#574362 - 10/01/20 06:57 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Thanks.


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#574802 - 01/07/21 11:49 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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It’s been a few years since I’ve checked in.
Great to see some activity on this thread @waterwing!

#574806 - 01/08/21 09:57 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Skibrain, I was thinking about you when I posted it. You still skiing? You were the master. Age catching up to you?


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#574812 - 01/09/21 10:20 AM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Yes, we are still going strong.
I turned 60 in September, but that’s just a number, right?

I still have about 8 regular ski buddies - all of us in that 57 - 62 yr old range and while activity was down a little bit last summer, still skied about 50 days.

I forgot this forum doesn’t provide for direct photo uploads. the old service I used is maxed out.
If I can figure something out.....These won’t display, but links should work:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Fg4nfQXLj3CLPcpH9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NWp9wDnedy1xRAHY7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ms6AmXRSC8jEJbv89

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KapV1ZpzJnNDw1TQA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2UeQ8Rc8M6AH1ge4A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YUpEwg5DtK1rw6Mk6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/r5fGdu9MtNLVWQNn8




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#574814 - 01/09/21 07:50 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Great shots. Like the last one with snow on the ground. That fascinates me. Great to hear you still doing many runs. I did one... that video.


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#574815 - 01/09/21 08:40 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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@waterwing I’m definitely blessed to have access 15 min away, and partners in crime who keep calling.

A network of skiers is something I’ve been cultivating since 1997. The group has changed some over 24 yrs (mostly smaller) but it’s not a solo sport. It takes me a dozen times skiing each spring to get beyond the pain of restarting the season, another dozen times before I’m at full strength. Then skiing a couple times a week minimum to not be slipping backwards.

#574816 - 01/09/21 10:16 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Do you wakeboard or surf with that nice ski boat? Many believe slalom is dead. I’ve done wakeboard but prefer slalom.


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#574817 - 01/10/21 09:35 AM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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I’ve tried both, but haven’t put in the time to improve.
Surfing has some unique appeal as low-speed and a more social thing riding close to the boat.
I HATE the large wakes the boats throw.

Since we are on a public lake, we do 95% of our skiing before 7:30 am. That avoids wind and other boat traffic. And there’s time to ski and still make it to work M - F.

#574818 - 01/10/21 11:27 AM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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I'm with you on the surf wake. Drives me crazy to be relaxing on the hook and then almost thrown out of my boat when one comes by. No stereotype intended, but on our small private access lake frequently the younger set doesn't understand how close they are to others when they're going by. There is literally never law enforcement on the lake, so it can feel like a zoo sometimes.


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#574819 - 01/10/21 06:18 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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I do enjoy wake surfing, at least the couple of times I have done it.
The problem I have with the wake surf boats is how it erodes the shore line.
I am getting my shoreline rip rapped to stop it.


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#574820 - 01/11/21 12:06 AM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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The wakes those boats throw is crazy


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#575181 - 05/30/21 08:34 AM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Hi Everyone! I haven't been on the site for several years myself.
...I've tried the wakeboard, wakeskate, surfing and Air Chair. But my vote still goes to Slalom! I haven't been on the ski for a couple of years ,but hope to do it again if I can get up!



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