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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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#575512 - 12/16/21 11:32 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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We wrapped up skiing early Nov. this year.
Despite a little bit of a late start in the spring, I hit a new PR with 82 ski mornings this season. smile

Greatly aided tby my best ski bud being between jobs throughout the summer.
COVID layoff for me a year and a half ago, but I'm starting a new job in Jan.....that wait for it.... is just 10 minutes from the lake we ski on.

Our early morning ski routine will continue!
5:15 rise. 5:45 on the water. 7:15 off the lake. 7:30 on my way to work.

smile

#575513 - 12/17/21 09:36 AM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Water would be way to cold for me. I was in our lake yesterday fishing out a tire and it was cold and you are way North of me. It was not as cold as I thought it would be but still cold for this tropical [censored].

Sorry to hear about the Covid layoff and glad to hear you have a new job.


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#575547 - 01/05/22 06:02 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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I got out of boating sometime back but visit this forum to keep me in touch with me roots.....
When we sold Moby Deck and moved onto the RV live style the one thing I kept was my O'Brian "Big Daddy" slalom ski.

I am now 62 years of age. I joined this forum when I was about 42 years of age. Had kids...a place at the lake...spent as much time as I could with my family enjoying the boating life and encouraging others to join me.

But warm summer breezes, cheap wine and cheeses....put my ambition at bay....
...summers and winters...scattered like splinters and twenty odd years slipped away...


Any way...I digress,,,,

The next time my O'Brian kisses the water and sun, it will be when I turn 65....

I will reach out to a friend and ask for a favor I can never repay...

Drag me around the lake one last time.....I will put fuel in your tank, beer in your chest....and laughter in your heart.....

I may not survive but...

I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead...




Any takers?


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#575548 - 01/05/22 07:17 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Ha, perfectly said.


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#575549 - 01/07/22 02:46 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: WaterWing]  
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Love your rendition of a great Philosopher.
When we bought Our first boat (of only 2 we've owned) we agreed that if we can't afford to take friends out without charging them for gas, we couldn't afford to buy the boat.
We've stuck by that philosophy for 33 years now.
That said, we'd love to drag you around the lake for just the cost of the laughter. We promise to have a little six string music with an island beat playing on the stereo. The water around here is a bit cold and hard so if you're willing to wait a couple months we'll leave the guest room open.
Some of it may be Magic, some of it Tragic, but we'll have a good time all the way.


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You should feel without beer.
#575550 - 01/07/22 04:55 PM Re: Skiing at 63 years old [Re: Justification]  
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Originally Posted by Justification
Love your rendition of a great Philosopher.
When we bought Our first boat (of only 2 we've owned) we agreed that if we can't afford to take friends out without charging them for gas, we couldn't afford to buy the boat.
We've stuck by that philosophy for 33 years now.
That said, we'd love to drag you around the lake for just the cost of the laughter. We promise to have a little six string music with an island beat playing on the stereo. The water around here is a bit cold and hard so if you're willing to wait a couple months we'll leave the guest room open.
Some of it may be Magic, some of it Tragic, but we'll have a good time all the way.



I'm gonna hold you to that......


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