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Odie
09-09-2009, 09:31 PM
After a great weekend on the water, we're now on the downhill run to the end of the season... so I figured it's time for a few pics!

The Outback
http://i28.tinypic.com/qpov9x.jpg

Some skiing
http://i30.tinypic.com/5wz71f.jpg

Wake picture
http://i25.tinypic.com/2jg85ep.jpg

Friend's First time on one ski!
http://i30.tinypic.com/2n24jf8.jpg

more cont'd below ---

Odie
09-09-2009, 09:33 PM
more pics as mentioned...

a few seconds later...
http://i26.tinypic.com/2hq5hg3.jpg

Brother-in-law ripping it up
http://i30.tinypic.com/jpvbki.jpg

Another stunning morning on the lake
http://i26.tinypic.com/24zkniw.jpg

More skiing (in black and white)
http://i30.tinypic.com/2mz9t1h.jpg

More below ---

Odie
09-09-2009, 09:36 PM
MORE!

U-turn!
http://i26.tinypic.com/2z65pw9.jpg

The Prophecy
http://i29.tinypic.com/24e5ld4.jpg

Some wakeboarding, for good measure
http://i25.tinypic.com/nbyjvc.jpg

One last shot of the glass, made to be shattered
http://i29.tinypic.com/34zes69.jpg

All in all, a great weekend had by all - lets so those pics guys/girls!

Ryan

deerfield
09-09-2009, 10:13 PM
Odie - Excellent pics! Thanks for posting. Wake looks pretty flat. What boat speed? - Deerfield

Odie
09-09-2009, 10:14 PM
Deerfield,

Pics are running at 31 mph... we keep nothing in the boat though :)

My buddy who was learning was at 24-25mph

R

viking
09-10-2009, 12:12 AM
sweet lake.......got an 07. Love it. A skier's dream!
It's sad the season is coming to an end. It's never long enough is it?

Odie
09-10-2009, 12:20 AM
It's sad the season is coming to an end. It's never long enough is it?[/QUOTE]

--- Yes it is... although I managed 4 days a week at the lake this year, benefits of being your own boss I guess... :)

It wasn't exactly the dream summer weather-wise though. Ran the course for the first time this year successfully - 15 off 31 mph numerous times. Needless to say I'm quite happy with my progress :D

I'm planning to get to the states twice this winter to ski and continue the progress!

R

kaneboats
09-10-2009, 12:14 PM
Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

Sled491
09-12-2009, 02:02 PM
Hey Odie, I spent my whole spring in Milton. Was doing some contract cleanup work at a Mattamy Project. Love the lake pics. Great effect with the B&W pic. Our good skiing is just starting. Everyone is off the lake and temps are holding for another couple weeks yet.

Odie
09-14-2009, 03:44 PM
Sled,

lucky man! the weather here is still great, but its dropping fast over the next week (at least according to the weathernetwork)...

Were you at the mattamy stelumar building? Where they factory made the homes? Too bad I didnt know you were in Milton, we couldve had a beer!

Ryan

Laz
09-14-2009, 11:33 PM
So....we meet again...

Where are you going in the winter? We have a trip planned to McGinnis ski school (near Ft. Lauderdale) in December and a ski school to be named later for a week in April.

Laz

Odie
09-14-2009, 11:55 PM
I'd imagine he's talking to me! Since we're both actively talking on fifteenoff.com!

I've been scanning the options for a while now, and haven't made a decision... got the new issue of Waterski today.... and I have to say, Ski paradise acapulco looks more and more tempting every time I read about it!

I was originally planning to get to H20z in Charleston (friends live near by) but it sounds like theyre booked up...

what are your thoughts Laz?

R

BensonWdby
09-15-2009, 09:11 AM
I have been to McGinnis and Ann does a great job on a nice site. But I have also been to Ski Paradise and honestly - if you have never been there, it is a must at least once in your ski career. The people that it draws, Gordon and Gabriella and the staff, the Villa, the site, all just terrific.

Just remember to bring Duct Tape and Super Glue (for your hands), but put them in your checked luggage or they may get confiscated.

I envy you guys - coaching is a great way to spend a week.

Laz
09-15-2009, 10:20 PM
I would love to go to Ski Paradise, but I'm not sure there is enough for my kids (ages 4, 7, 9) to do there and I'm not sure I want to leave them at home for a week.

So, I think we are going to stay at or near Disney in April and try and get out for 4 half days to a local ski school.

Last year we stayed at the Swiss Ski School. That was a fantastic week. Still deciding.. any suggestions?

P.S. Attached is my 7 year old from 2 weeks ago.

Laz
09-15-2009, 11:00 PM
You bet.. As per Drew Ross' suggestion, we are going look at a 59' O'brien Jr. Allegience when in Florida.