I have one of those ski's like in pic. a Bassett HG-7000 I want to sell. Make me an ofer I can't refuse and she's yours. I also have 2 others, A Kidder, the one that says official world record holder and a Conelly 7500. All are competition skis in good shape. Ill sell 1,2,or or all set of three at once. Im done with them. Call me 5597067841 or email [email protected] That goes for all you crazy mutha's that read this mess. Ill ship them to ya for actual shipping charges. 1 of these ski's is very rare and hard to get, I wonder which one?Here's my two Bassett slalom skis. The one on the left is the first model they made, "Honeycomb Graphite 7000", manufactured by Jobe. The ski on the right was manufactured by someone else(not sure who) and was called the "Graphite 7000". I'm told it was cheaper in quality and didn't last long. From my understanding there was one other model made possibly called the "Honeycomb Graphite 3000"(?) that was gray with the same Bassett graphics. I'd love to find one if anyone has one!:thumb:
I know this is an old thread, but I just joined and saw it... I've been trying to make contact with Dennis but lost his number and address... Do you still have either? I remember driving to the north valley but can't remember where... (They say the memory is the second thing to go) I have a couple of Clark's that need repair. ThanksAlways liked Andy Clarks, I guess for no other reason than they were made here in Phx.. They were all over, now you never see em. A guy named Dennis Funk worked for him for years and still built skis for a long time on his own but I dont know what became of him. I still have his # but nobody answer's. I'd like to have one just for nostalgia. COOL SKI !!!
I know this is an old thread, but I'm new and just found it...Hey there.. Personally I have 5 Andy Clarks... (the modified Andy Clark is my fav tho )
Dennis still does some maintenance stuff for the skis. I just had him fix a binder about two months ago on my ski.
I also told him one of my favorite things to do is strap on the Andy Clark and hit about 45-50mph across choppy water and pass the wake-boarders like they're standing still. Just the look on their face when they see you jump both wakes with a 110ft+ rope is priceless.....
was waiting for someone to chime in on the maha lapoint ,that was a awesome ski very fast and turned incredidbly . i started out on dads wood maha then for my 8th bday dad bought me the 2001 all black fiberglass ski used it for a few seasons then got lapoint all yellow cuz it was badass .I had a Maha "LaPoint" graphite in the late 70's, the top was solid yellow, bottom was all black. Awesome bindings that were made be a guy named Mike Gravette (sp?) who was very invloved in the San Jose Skii club...... that ski was super quick. Growing up in a ski club at Lake Berryessa in the 60's we ski'd on Maja's, Obriens, Taperflex, Connley etc etc. I remember in about 1966 or so at Bass Lake we found a really thick/heavy Obrien out in the middle of the lake. My dad asked around until we found the owners. My brother and I told them what a great ski it was and that we didn't have our Maha with us... they had pity on us and offered to let us use it for the day, good people. We usually learned on Voit skis, they had what were called "wishbone" skegs which were invented and patented (as I remember) by two guys who camped across from our club, Gordie May and Hank LaPoint. They were hired by boat manuf's to test and report on new model boats. My dad bought the first (according to the guys) fiberglass Chris Craft, it was a 18' "Corsair" with a 120 Chey II and a Mercruiser outdrive.
Wish I had some pics to post.... the best I have to offer are sharing memories.... great thread )THumbsUp
That would be Suzanne Sommers from about 1970, even before American Graffiti I still own an old O'Brien and Maha from that era. Skied on the OB last year behind my Cole on my 65th birthday.was waiting for someone to chime in on the maha lapoint ,that was a awesome ski very fast and turned incredidbly . i started out on dads wood maha then for my 8th bday dad bought me the 2001 all black fiberglass ski used it for a few seasons then got lapoint all yellow cuz it was badass .
sold my parents boat a few years later to some buddies that i lent them the wood maha and my lapoint at the time to never see them again . by this time i was tearing it up on a kidder redline with ho high wraps (pink ) .. i guess i just dated my self .TUNNEL T
p.s. can you guess who's this in this poster !!!!
Dennis Funk lives/lived on the northwest corner of 68th drive and Mary Jane in Peoria. I tried calling him also but his number is disconnected. Maybe someone can stop by...I know this is an old thread, but I just joined and saw it... I've been trying to make contact with Dennis but lost his number and address... Do you still have either? I remember driving to the north valley but can't remember where... (They say the memory is the second thing to go) I have a couple of Clark's that need repair. Thanks
Would love to purchase a Texas ToothpickWaterskis
Hey guys,great thread.I am in the middle of cleaning out my Dads place & have come across 1/2 a dozen old skis.Would anybody be interested in them?
1 Jobe Honeycomb
& about 6 Texas Toothpicks.
If thet are of use to anybody,let me know & I'll get some pics up.