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TCdave

A trend?

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jfw432

Would love to see that trend come true around here. I will say the people who start earliest in the year and quit the latest are usually skiers on my lake. I can often get people to try slalom skiing and even teach them to get up on a slalom but it's near impossible to get people interested in the course even when I know someone who owns his own lake.

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asnowman

I saw more inboards towing skiers this year at our lake than anything else.

Of course I also saw more boats surfing this summer than in the last 10 summers combined.

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gordon20mxz

I miss my in-board direct drive, a lot!

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ibelonginprison

Lots more surfing.

I do it, but it's not my thing. I prefer wake boarding.

I love watching slalom skiers though - but have no desire to go 30+ behind a boat. Lmao

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67King

Would love it. I'd love to pick up an old Pro Star or something that'd fit in the garage. Will see if my kids like to ski more as they get older. Now they love to surf, which is a relatively new phenomenon, They still will ski occasionally, but haven't wakeboarded much. Their other activities (competitive swimmers) take up tons of time, so we aren't out a whole lot.

inlandlaker, if you think you'll have guests that want to learn to ski, get a boom. I use mine every time the kids have friends over who want to try. Works great. Just gotta get my son (5) to decide he wants to give it a go.

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Afun

I'm glad it's not the trend...too fast

You can't drink beer and go that fast...it's impossible. I for one am not willing to try and get hurt

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teamerickson

You can get hurt?!?! Look at Ibelonginprison's elbow!

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Pnwrider

Definitely not a trend and here's why. The fat old guys that can actually afford a 130k boat aren't gonna be able to get up on a ski, but can surf all day long!

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AJWest

Surf wakes will drown a Flightcraft on an open lake

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augie09

sounds like crazy people

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williemon

I'll be 50 in a month and would rather slalom. I still wakeboard some but have not been able to try surfing. I've been slaloming at 30 but will take it up a notch next time out to 32!!!

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ibelonginprison

You can get hurt?!?! Look at Ibelonginprison's elbow!

Damn thing still hurts.

But not keeping me off the water! Lol

Boat at 30... Skier at 50.

*shudder*

You guys are nuts. Ha

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Afun

Damn thing still hurts.

But not keeping me off the water! Lol

Boat at 30... Skier at 50.

*shudder*

You guys are nuts. Ha

Same thing happen to me....but I took it like a champ...not like a cry baby

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teamerickson

Bahahahahahahahaha!

Pics or it didn't happen.

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Afun

The truth is we are going to need a " Lost Civilizations " thread for all these slalom guys to communicate....Com'on I take bullets

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Jeff247

Ha. On my lake I cheer if I see someone actually holding a rope behind the boat (not surfing) Lots of kids in daddy's boat with team bikini to show off. I do enjoy slalom groups I find in the early mornngs. I get some wtf curious looks when I am barefooting in my MC BF200, then bust out a slalom run to finish my morning. I do wakeboard in the 247 often too. So fun to have a variety of things to pick from. Good thing about fall in MN, surf most surf crews and tubers packed up for winter. I had the lake to myself tonight wakeboarding.

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Baddog

The old saying is still valid: those that can't ski, wakeboard.

It probably is a trend, and I fully support it, but most won't realize it because the skiers are out there at first light and done and off the water before the boarding drunks even wake up.

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GreenMan

I'll be 50 in a month and would rather slalom. I still wakeboard some but have not been able to try surfing. I've been slaloming at 30 but will take it up a notch next time out to 32!!!

I'm 60 this year and still love to slalom at 32 mph. Bring on Summer! :)

Love this thread!

p.s. the most I ever hurt myself was catching an edge on a wakeboard a few years ago - wicked face plant. Haven't bothered with the wakeboard since!

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GreenMan

Definitely not a trend and here's why. The fat old guys that can actually afford a 130k boat aren't gonna be able to get up on a ski, but can surf all day long!

Hey, I'm a fat old guy at 60 and have no trouble with my Radar Vice!

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ahopkinsVTX

Typically you just skip and slide in a slalom fall ?

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