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Canuckle Head
07-17-2009, 08:56 PM
Howdy,

Took my Outback V up to my old hometown of Vernon for a week of wakeboarding, wakesurfing and waterskiing. The lake you see there is called Okanagan. I'm 39 years old and that ski is a 1987 Connelly HP Graphite with double wraps. Not quite back to highschool form but getting there. :o Hard to believe that the ski is 22 years old and that I'm 39! Yikes!

http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww30/wedeh/Watersports/July2009019.jpg

deerfield
07-17-2009, 11:10 PM
Canuckle Head - Lookin' good! Hey, do you have any pics showing more of the boat wake at ski speed? I'm wondering how much more you have to contend with behind a v drive. - Deerfield

Waynes345
07-17-2009, 11:11 PM
Howdy,

Took my Outback V up to my old hometown of Vernon for a week of wakeboarding, wakesurfing and waterskiing. The lake you see there is called Okanagan. I'm 39 years old and that ski is a 1987 Connelly HP Graphite with double wraps. Not quite back to highschool form but getting there. :o Hard to believe that the ski is 22 years old and that I'm 39! Yikes!


Nice. But you are sorely mistaken in claiming OLD at 39! Keep cranking out those turns and turn back the clock. I'm almost 53 and while I can't ski as far as I used to be able to, I have just as much fun. Working on the stamina as well, just carrying too much extra padding.

Mikey
07-17-2009, 11:16 PM
Not bad at all for an Old Guy. I'm just about 44 . My dad moved to Vernon a couple yrs ago and hes always asking when i'm coming as he still likes to drive my boat. Nice water, we usually go to Calamalca,spelling@#$ or woods or even Duck lake to get nice calm water like that.Anyways nice pics and yes i too would like to see a little more boat/wake pics if ya have them as i have the Outback DD and its always good to be able to compare.
If you ever get yourself onto a new ski with the new technology man look out as i see your skiing hasen't really suffered i see.

Canuckle Head
07-18-2009, 03:24 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys. I have to say that it feels darn good to be back on the ol slalom! Correction on the age of the ski, it's an 86 HP Graphite.

Mikey, the other lake you are talking about is Kalamalka and man I just can't even begin to describe the colour of that Lake! I spent the first 15 years living on Okanagan and then another 5-6 years on Kal. Fun times!

These picures were taken at about 7:30 n the morning before the wind and the rest of the crews got on the lake. Another hour or so and it all goes to crap! Gotta get on it early if you want the glass!

As requested, here are a few more pictures that show some of the wake. I'm skiing at 35-36 mph in these pics. I also have pictures of my sister and my wife skiing at about 29-30 if you want to see them too.

http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww30/wedeh/Watersports/July2009028-1.jpg
http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww30/wedeh/Watersports/July2009029-1.jpg
http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww30/wedeh/Watersports/July2009033-1.jpg

skiyaker
07-20-2009, 10:36 PM
canuckle you give me hope -I'm 32 and feel like a whole new world is upon me now that I'm no longer skiing behind a deck boat (pull- wake-pull-wake-pull-turn repeat). My dad is 62 and still gets after it.

jmvotto
07-20-2009, 11:31 PM
Great pics . keep it up, you younger guys getting after it at 39. I (42)have only skiied once this season, water and weather have been rough. the wake behind the obv is great for multi-sport.

Canuckle Head
07-21-2009, 02:57 AM
Yeah, I'm pretty stoked that I can Wakesurf, Wakeboard & Waterski behind one boat. :D8)

jmvotto
07-21-2009, 07:49 AM
What do you have in the ballast to do basic wake surfing on the OBV. I have the ballast 1 and think i will need more.

moombadaze
07-21-2009, 08:25 AM
Canuckle, thats great you got back at it. Man now I really wish I had not gotten rid of my ski!

zabooda
07-21-2009, 11:13 AM
53 here and going strong except I pulled a hamstring getting up last week at the end of the vacation. I fell a little stupid doing stretches in my boat but I guess that is the necessary evil of getting old.

Canuckle Head
07-21-2009, 07:45 PM
What do you have in the ballast to do basic wake surfing on the OBV. I have the ballast 1 and think i will need more.

I have only the center ballast (400lbs) so I am heavilly reliant on getting a bunch of people in the boat to make a wake big enough to surf. 6 full size adults makes for a pretty decent surf wake.

I'm going to buy a sac and manual pump for the rear storage locker and that should reduce the dependency on others. Does anyone know if The Fly High Pro X Series Fat Sac (750 lbs) will fit in the rear storage locker of an 07 Outback V? Or do I end up going with the Fly High Pro X Series Gravity Games Rear Sac at 565lbs?

Sled491
08-02-2009, 08:33 PM
Time to jump in here on the old thingy. I'm 43, 44 Dec 1, and I refuse to be known as the old skier. 39 is still not 40 :) Great looking water, skiing isn't bad either :D. If your just gettin back and hittin it a 35 - 36 you must of been a hell of a skier in the day! Has your speedos been calibrated?

zabooda
08-02-2009, 11:01 PM
39 is the new 29, he he. I do 35-36 mph pull but I'm 250 lbs on a 69" HO so I need the speed to be able to do a decent cut. I also ask for a fast start as I can't handle the dragging.

Canuckle Head
08-03-2009, 01:17 AM
Speedos are good. (as long as we're not talking apparel) I find if I'm not skiing at 35-36 the ski feels like it's sinking out and slowing me down. I have to admit my first few tows at 36 felt damn scary but it seems to have come back to me.

Still wondering what new technology feels like but I'm having fun with what I got. The little missus won't let me upgrade till the boat is paid for so I guess I'll have to wait till next year.

Took some of my surfing buddies out today and decided to show them slalom skiing. There comment was "Could you please leave some of the water in the lake so we can go wakeboarding.........." Too funny!

jmvotto
08-03-2009, 09:35 AM
My research shows the 750's would be slightly too large and the 565 GG would be you best bet. I am thinking of that also let me know wher you find those 565lbs.

Canuckle Head
08-03-2009, 01:43 PM
My research shows the 750's would be slightly too large and the 565 GG would be you best bet. I am thinking of that also let me know wher you find those 565lbs.


Talked to the guys at Wakemakers and they said that although I wouldn't get the 750 completely full, it would still work in the back compartment of my OBV and it was less money than the 565.

My father-in-law is down in Portland and will be back tomorrow with it and a new rear view mirror and arm so I am totally stoked to see how it all works out.

Will keep you posted.

Mikey
08-03-2009, 06:32 PM
Going back to your comment about technology. If you get the chance to at least borrow beg and or steal a ride on a newer ski etc do so. You should be in for a big surprize. Technology has come a long way.
Yes there are and were some really nice skis out there from the past but the new stuff makes life and skiing with skill so much easier. TRY it you'll like it.

Sled491
08-03-2009, 06:59 PM
Makes heros out of almost every decent skier :)

Canuckle Head
08-13-2009, 02:14 PM
My research shows the 750's would be slightly too large and the 565 GG would be you best bet. I am thinking of that also let me know wher you find those 565lbs.

Got the 750 and it fits no problem! :D:D:D