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    Default Outback Gone?

    So I take it that in 2014, the direct drive Outback is history? Moomba's only ski boat and now its gone. That's sad.

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    Agree that it's sad but don't blame them one bit. Slalom skiing is dying for now. But, I expect it will come back again some day.
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    I bet they still have the molds and would build one if you really wanted it, but cost would be a factor..
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    That is pretty sad. The cost of slalom just took a big jump. This may contribute to the decline of the sport even more. But in 10 years when all the wakeboarders are in knee braces - it may come back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BensonWdby View Post
    ...But in 10 years when all the wakeboarders are in knee braces - it may come back.
    When I was young (when dinosaurs roamed...), I was an ok skier, dipping elbows in the NorCal Delta and hanging out at Lost Isle, but I switched over to wakeboarding around '03 because of my knee brace!

    It is funny though how during the seventies and eighties we were getting flatter and flatter wakes with with lower and lower profile boats (still miss some of my old V-drives and jets) and now we are dumping 3k lbs of water in our boats!

    Sad to see some of these trends go
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    Agree that it's sad but don't blame them one bit. Slalom skiing is dying for now. But, I expect it will come back again some day.
    Skiing will make a come back sooner or later, everything seems to cycle back at some point. Case in point is snow skiing and snow boarding. For the last 20 yrs snow boarding has been getting bigger and bigger. Skiers seem to be the minority now a days, but I have a friend who has been in the ski industry for 50+ years now and he told me the other day that last year was the first year that ski equipment outsold board equipment in a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 996scott View Post
    Skiing will make a come back sooner or later, everything seems to cycle back at some point. Case in point is snow skiing and snow boarding. For the last 20 yrs snow boarding has been getting bigger and bigger. Skiers seem to be the minority now a days, but I have a friend who has been in the ski industry for 50+ years now and he told me the other day that last year was the first year that ski equipment outsold board equipment in a long time.
    Although technology breakthroughs in skiing do have something to do with that. The explosion of rocker and Rocker/camber/rocker tech has probably contributed to that. I board, my wife and son ski. And I've been investing in their gear to get them the new/better tech while leaving my board alone because mine is "fine" and probably not holding me back.

    My wife almost bagged on the idea of skiing and was determined to be a boarder. Skiing made more sense for her, as she was a pro figure skater and having two skis just made sense. On mt Hood, everywhere she looked, it was snowboarder dominated. But I took her to Whistler and her outlook changed. Up there, with a more international crowd, skiing is still very alive and well.

    I still intend on water skiing every now and again. I wear it as a badge of honor that I can deep water start and ride a single ski; because it makes wakeboarding and surfing look easy in comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trayson View Post
    I still intend on water skiing every now and again. I wear it as a badge of honor that I can deep water start and ride a single ski; because it makes wakeboarding and surfing look easy in comparison.
    My wife and I say that same thing every year once we both get up -- another year of slalom skiing and with both of us turning 50 in the next few months that is definitely a badge of honor!!!

    And that slalom run for this summer for me (only one this year and I'm still trying to recover from it ) came with a group of my son's 17 yr old friends in the boat and their jaws dropped when they saw an old, out-of-shape Dad do that on a single ski......gave them some respect for the old man again!!
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    I'm 27, I do slalom runs every year, used to run the course quite a few times each year. The lake I live on has a big group of real hard core skiers and they dominate the lake. Literally, they drive up to people and tell them to stop using their boats because they want flat water to ski on. Ironically though, this year I told them I would get out skiing with them, but I just never could take any time away from either wakeboarding or surfing to do it. Still haven't yet this year, and this is the first year in quite a while I havent, and ironically it's the best lake I've ever been on for it (and the most people I could ski with ever) lol. Maybe this weekend, as one of my last runs of the year!
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    Default Re: Outback Gone?

    You mean surfing, not braces..

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