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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Thread: Outback Gone?
10-03-2013, 11:08 AM #1Senior Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
- Alpine, Utah
2007 Mobius LS (Direct Drive)
10-03-2013, 12:34 PM #2
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.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
10-03-2013, 02:02 PM #3
I bet they still have the molds and would build one if you really wanted it, but cost would be a factor..'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
10-03-2013, 06:22 PM #4
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.If you believe something to be true, it will be - in it's consequences.
2009 MasterCraft ProStar 197 - DD - 5.7L - 325HP - Zero Off
10-09-2013, 02:12 PM #5
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 goSent by the random thoughts from the voices in my head...
10-09-2013, 02:24 PM #6Scott
2007 Mobius LSV with a lot of great upgrades and mods
10-09-2013, 02:42 PM #7
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.2008 Moomba Mobius XLV. Monster Cargo Bimini, and more mods to come...
1992 Supra Sunsport. **SOLD** 2k pounds ballast, Surf System, Blue LED's everywhere, decent audio system.
Tow Rig: 2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabriolet, 2000 Jeep Wrangler rock crawler), 2002 Audi S6 Avant, 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.
10-09-2013, 03:16 PM #8
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!!Mike
2013 Outback V
2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...
10-09-2013, 03:51 PM #9
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!Current - 2003 Outback
Previous - 2006 Mobius LSV (I know, seems strange)
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10-03-2013, 08:26 PM #10Senior Member
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Re: Outback Gone?
You mean surfing, not braces..
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2006 Moomba Mobius LSV