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It is hell getting old.

I played hooky on Friday & took out my new ski.









I love the ski, made me feel like I was ten years younger. That was until this morning.
 

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You ski better than you drive. I would of lent you my ski but I'm afraid of what you would of done to it.
 

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It is hell getting old.

I played hooky on Friday & took out my new ski.

I love the ski, made me feel like I was ten years younger. That was until this morning.

You think you feel bad today? Wait until tomorrow........... :)

Edit: Just realized you did this Friday, so today probably will be the worst of it. Always seemed like 2 days after was the real pain.
 

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Only 40??
dude, the worst is yet to come.:mad::mad:
 

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The ski is a HO Monza 68

It is amazingly light & so forgiving. The pics are from my second set on the ski. I had the boat going 33 while I was getting used to it. I should have had him @ 36. It felt slow through the turns.

This ski just plain rips. I can go into the wakes as hard as I can pull & it feels incredibly stable & quick.

We were on the water pretty early annoying the fishmen. Nice when you are the only ski boat on the lake.

I still can't get my arms anywhere close to straight. Going out again on Wed.:)devil:)devil
 

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It is hell getting old.

I played hooky on Friday & took out my new ski.









I love the ski, made me feel like I was ten years younger. That was until this morning.
Dude water skiing is for the old folks that are afraid to WAKE BOARD!!! That's what I have been told at the lake. Same thing when I go snow skiing they say us old people are to afraid to snow board too.
 

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Pussy! Morg 40 isnt OLD!!
It's not so much the age as it it the mileage. And then there is the question of were they highway miles or "off road" miles.

I have had two shoulder surgeries, a hip surgery and have another shoulder and hip surgery coming up soon. At this rate I will be in a wheel chair by the age of 40. I can only get one run it a day, or else I can't walk the next day (literally). Morg, enjoy it while you can, and make a run for us handicapped guys.:)devil

I have heard good things about that ski. I would love to try one some day.

Paul
 

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Dude water skiing is for the old folks that are afraid to WAKE BOARD!!! That's what I have been told at the lake. Same thing when I go snow skiing they say us old people are to afraid to snow board too.
I have done lots of waterskiing over the years. From playin to racing. I thought I would give wakeboarding a try. Put the bindings on. Man are they comfy. Popped right up. It felt like I was standing on a block of ice. Unstable as all hell. After my 3rd time or so, I got a tiny bit more comfortable. Managed to do a 180 by just spinning on the surface, not in the air. Tried it again and caught the front edge. I hit that damn water so f***ing hard that my neck has never been the same. This has been about 7 years ago. That thing has been on the shelf ever since. I have crashed at about 70 on my race ski. I faired much better on that. I will stick to my ski.
 

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Dude water skiing is for the old folks that are afraid to WAKE BOARD!!! That's what I have been told at the lake. Same thing when I go snow skiing they say us old people are to afraid to snow board too.
Hey there.. Snowboarding doesn't ruin a flat lake. :D . Much funner than downhill skiing in my opinion.. (Until you areen't paying attention and catch a back side edge and slamm your head against the ground and see all the scenery jolted around as your brain rattles around in your head.) But still a lot of fun.

As far as SLalom.. I'm 44 and pulled a 20 mile long ski on Sat a lake mead. No corners and no other waves makes for a longer ski.. I stopped 4 times but never left the water.. Gotta say Try Slalom skiinig, if you can get up, and then tell me how tired you are after 5 min..

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Morg.. I got a 1980 somthing Kidder... We gotto go skiin' somtime. :)devil

You got some nice pics of skiing.. All I got is tons of video tape of it.. Here is a pic of where we were.
. I'm not tooo tied either.. Just streched a lot..If you look real close you can see another boat.. We went about 40 miles from the launch ramp..:D

Chad


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