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big dave
08-11-2008, 08:54 PM
Last week we decided to pull nine skiers at the same time. Took 3 tries but the third time was the charm. Awesome sight!!

Big Dave

deerfield
08-11-2008, 08:57 PM
Big Dave - Cool! Deep water start, all at the same time, pulled from the tow pylon? - Deerfield

Sled491
08-11-2008, 08:59 PM
Big Dave that is just awsum! I'm afraid I don't even know that many skiers in my area to attempt such a feat.

big dave
08-11-2008, 09:05 PM
Deep water start. All at the same time. All from the pylon. I tell everyone it takes a lot of THP. Talent Horsepower and Patience.

deerfield
08-11-2008, 09:28 PM
Big Dave - That's an accomplishment. I'll bet watching it happen was pretty neat. Took a double take on the group photo. Never seen so many sets of classic wood skis all in one place. - Deerfield

BensonWdby
08-11-2008, 10:05 PM
That wouldn't be Horseshoe by Balsam would it?

MrsZ
08-12-2008, 07:34 AM
Wow, that is just awsome! And those skiis sure bring back memories!!

jmvotto
08-12-2008, 07:47 AM
Big Dave, that's great i remember doing that as a kid seven behind and I/O and it took alot of patience. Love the skiis, got a pair in the garage i should break out.:)

big dave
08-12-2008, 08:53 AM
That wouldn't be Horseshoe by Balsam would it?

It's Horseshoe Lake Arkansas. About 30 minutes from Memphis TN.

big dave
08-12-2008, 08:57 AM
That wouldn't be Horseshoe by Balsam would it?
It's Horseshoe Lake Arkansas. About 30 minutes from Memphis TN.

ian ashton
08-12-2008, 11:31 AM
Thats really cool; it had to take forever getting situated! What happens if 1 person falls? Does everyone have to stop, or does someone in the boat pull in the rope so it isn't hitting the other skiers?

Waynes345
08-12-2008, 01:19 PM
I love the old Cypress Gardens wooden skis. I bought one on ebay just so I could have it as a decoration in my cabin. Learned to slalom on those!

big dave
08-18-2008, 10:23 PM
Thats really cool; it had to take forever getting situated! What happens if 1 person falls? Does everyone have to stop, or does someone in the boat pull in the rope so it isn't hitting the other skiers?

Everyone is suppose to let go if one person falls. We never lost a skier once everyone got up. I kill the engine if we lose someone during the start. It's a mess if you don't make the first attempt. The ropes have to be hauled in and reset.

Big Dave

EAGER_BEAVER
08-18-2008, 10:44 PM
We were just at a charity ski show in Port Carling to benefit a summer camp for children with cancer. Its called Jump for Ooch at www.jumpforooch.ca if anyone is interested in getting involved.

At the ski show they managed to pull off a 5, 4, 3 pyramid from a dock start, among a ton of other very talent oriented tricks. All of this pulled off in a steady cold rain as well.