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The non-standard or can't prove it or no one else cares - achivement thread

HortonHorton Posts: 27,615 Administrator
edited December 2014 in News & Other Stuff
Things I swear are true but I can not prove.

I was the first skier I know of to ever do Wake Flip Front Half Twist Back to Front (1995 ish)
I ONCE made a WL5LB (look it up)
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  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,846 Infinite Pandas
    Awesome. I'm impressed no matter what. You are a tricker!

    I'm not sure of your nomenclature, though. Perhaps true if it's FFLF. But if you're describing BFLF, I beat you to that one (late 80s witnessed by the entire UCSD women's waterski team who provided the motivational ballast).

    WL5LB is an awesome trick. Unfortunately, too strict judging killed that trick. The last step was never early enough to satisfy the judges despite looking great. Haven't seen one in decades. A shame - it is one of the coolest looking tricks.

    Eric
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,436 Mega Baller
    DDOTP4 and DOTPSU4 are my favorites. I do all sorts of cool stuff with those.

    We are talking about assembly language instructions, right?
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
    thagerHortonSkiJay
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,615 Administrator
    @eleeski‌ did you ever land wrapped for WO?
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  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,846 Infinite Pandas
    @Horton‌ From a flip? No. Now it's illegal to wrap and flip.

    I do my regular WLO out of a WO wrap. Really messes up the judges but it scores. Fun trick though.

    @Than_Bogan‌ Aside from missing the big picture, what exactly do you do? Only the NSA uses those languages. MIT, really...

    Eric
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,239 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Although I'd never attempt one now at 41 years old, I could do a barefoot tumble turn in my youth. I also ran -32 @ 34mph, then -35 jack hammered me like Clubber Lang. Amazing what a difference 3' makes. I'm in awe of you -35 and beyond guys. This was just practicing of course, and not in a tournament.
    Scott Calderwood
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,089 Mega Baller
    I have several unique (non-standard AND no-one-else-cares) tricks, most with photographic evidence. They are:

    TBFMD - Toe Back Full Moon Deep water start
    DWHBPSS - Deep Water Handle Back Paddle Start and Step-off
    DWHFPPS - Deep Water Handles Front Ping-Pong Paddles Start (Still need to master the step-off)
    FFSH5S - Front Foot Step-out Hang Five and Step-off (trick ski)
    BFlBBW - Back Flip Behind Boston Whaler
    DWOHOFS - Deep Water One Hand One Foot Start (slalom and trick)
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,089 Mega Baller
    I see this as sort of a Festivus "Feats of Strength" thread. When do the "Airing of Grievances" begin?
    Is it time to ski, yet?
    ski6jonesrabJody_Seal
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,112 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    --finished top 20 in National Figure 8 Barefoot Tourney aka: footstock. Lost in double elimination to Peter Fleck (champion) and Jimmy Aberlee (second place)
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,549 Mega Baller
    edited December 2014
    Achieved "enema status" my first barefoot try as a yout!! Guess I am just a crappy barefooter...
    Stir vigorously then leave!
    Bradydoonez
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 815 Crazy Baller
    edited December 2014
    Wow, some very cool stuff in this thread.

    @Horton / @eleeski is there video anywhere on the internet of a WL5LB? Is that like a reverse WLO with another LB at the end? And @eleeski‌ - you're handle-passing through your legs from back-to-front on that WLO from a WO wrap? Awesome.

    @dchristman I've never seen the ping pong paddles start... would love to witness that one. And I managed a number of back flips behind a J-Craft (Canadian flat-bottom outboard) - no trick wake to speak of, but probably 1.5-2x bigger than a Boston Whaler trick wake. Respect!

    Many years ago, out with a 'footing friend, we started playing 'how slow can you go' and (at about 170lbs) I managed to barefoot down to about 23-24mph. You can feel the water coming up between your toes.
    I almost lost my job as a ski instructor at a summer camp by barefooting-while-driving-the-boat (holding on to the steering wheel and gunnel). Putting a 15 year-old camper out on the bow so he could take a photo of it probably didn't help. Now that I have an adult's understanding of insurance and liability, I'm not quite sure why I didn't get fired.
    I've also done an 'unwinding' front flip barefoot start from a 25' cliff (starting with the rope through the legs, over the shoulder, unwinding like a fishing reel as you flip).

    Non-achievements:
    - at a scrawny 12 years of age, I was atop an unsuccessful 45mph attempt at a barefoot pyramid. The expression 'ragdoll' will forever mean something to me.
    - I never managed a gainer (back flip) off the jump. I acquired several headaches attempting to do so.
    - I never managed the barefoot front flip. I acquired several headaches attempting to do so.
    - I never managed to master the trick-ski fall-tumbleturn-recovery, but inhaled a few gallons of lake water through my nose while attempting to do so.

    6balls
  • BradyBrady Posts: 1,076 Mega Baller
    I once performed a CTTWUSAOTFABMH. I wish I had video evidence of my feat, but I am sure, I am the first to perform it on this forum.

    Oh, for those not familiar with this trick it is a...
    Cutting Through The Wake Unstacked And Over The Front And Break My Hip
    I ski, therefore I am
    dchristmanThan_Bogan
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,089 Mega Baller
    @andjules‌ I posted the ping pong paddle skiing a while ago in another thread somewhere here, something like 'other things you do besides slalom'. Also, you reminded me of another "achievement". I was the top of a 3-man pyramid in a ski show, except the bottom was women :smiley: (I have video of that, too).
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,997 Mega Baller
    edited December 2014
    I learned to pin while driving from the spotter seat. Then I learned how to pin from the drivers seat from the mirror.
    RazorRoss3Brady
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 815 Crazy Baller
    Ooh, @MattP my coach when I was a kid would hand-drive for tricks, pin, and catch every subtlety of my poor technique all at the same time, albeit from the driver's seat. The only thing that made him different than any of the other great trick coaches back then was that he had one glass eye. Somewhat unsettling when you're all wrapped up trying to learn a toe 7.
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,089 Mega Baller
    edited December 2014
    @andjules scarey! Can you imagine if he was sitting in the passenger seat? @MattP‌ really!? driving from the passenger seat AND releasing!? Who would let you do that either together or driving alone? (or is this a 'can't prove it'?)
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,997 Mega Baller
    @dchristman‌ I could prove it. Those skiers are still alive!
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,089 Mega Baller
    @skibrain which one?
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,396 Historical Baller
    In the realm of unofficial World Records:
    How about 107 1/2 consecutive turns on a disc? Somewhere around when I was 12. Was a
    contest that went back and forth vs. the kid next door. Contest ended then, when our driver
    went on strike.
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,089 Mega Baller
    @Edbrazil‌ consecutive turns in same direction? Continuous turning or stop between each turn? What was the criteria for judging the 1/2 turn? This sounds like it could be a better variation of spinning around a baseball bat and heading for a target...

    It HAS to be a world record in any case :D
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,334 Mega Baller
    I'm in the same boat as @MattP‌
    I have also played the roles of pinner, driver, and spotter all at the same time. Never from the passenger seat though.
  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 1,119 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @mattp I have pinned from the drivers seat while looking in the mirror because the pinner actually watching was late!
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,396 Historical Baller
    Consecutive turns w/o stopping, in same direction. Was counterclockwise. Took something like
    2 laps around the lake at one end.
    Hmmm...maybe something for the planned "Chain of Records" coming up in March/April in
    the Winter Haven area. See the attached .doc file.
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,089 Mega Baller
    @Edbrazil‌ They certainly have some outrageous goals. Most single people on a disc goal of 20! Maybe you can get on that disc with the group and set the "most people on a disc simultaneously turning without stopping" for 108 turns for a new record! :D
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,225 Mega Baller
    Its only Christmas but @Razor and @Horton have lost it.
    Shut up and ski
  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,997 Mega Baller
    @MS but the days are finally getting longer so hopefully things will start getting better around here, but we know @Horton‌'s spelling will never change
    The_MS
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,396 Historical Baller
    I've sent an E-mail note to one of the key organizers of the "Chain of Records". With some ideas
    for events. One of which would be continuous turns on a disk, ho-ho. Best my 107.5!

    Others were:
    --Consecutive 360 turns on one ski. Which I witnessed on my home lake at the 1956 Easterns.
    Warren Witherell has a full run of 1-ski turns, where he did about 17 or 18. That was before a
    Rules limit, which probably changed shortly afterward.
    --2-ski slalom 'record'. Back in the 1950's, and before Warren pretty much proved that a single
    ski was superior, lots of us ran 2-ski slalom. That even continued into the 1960's. Great way
    to get a bit of a warmup on your jumpers. As was Mixed Doubles. Best of my knowledge, there
    are fewer people who have run the full course at longline 34mph on 2 skis than now have run
    a full 41 off pass. To be equivalent to the Old Days, such a performance would have to be done
    at 34mph max, and with the oldtime long endgates. Extra gate buoys would be EZ to install. Yes,
    today's metric dimensions/speeds are a bit tougher, but I don't see going to the extra effort & $
    to go all the way back. Although, the towline would have to have 12off, 18off, etc., just in case,
    and maybe made of lighter material than today's specs., like the older lines.

    Special note: Boys SL at the 1957 Nationals was won on 2 skis. Last time for the BSL event,
    which was probably a bit of a 'major' event at the time, considering of the talent in Boys then.

    These ideas for additional events don't require much of anything special to put on, other than
    a slightly modified SL course and towline.
    MattP
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,436 Mega Baller
    edited December 2014
    @‌andjules You were coached by Alastor "Madeye" Moody? That's kinda awesome.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,957 Mega Baller
    I hate to admit it but I still drive/pin and spot for my son. It is a lot easier with the Robbins release I just tie some extra rope on the end and trap it under my heel. There is no way to hold him in if he falls.

    When I was a kid my Dad used to drive and pin for me and he tied the release rope to the mirror so he could just slap it when I fell. I am still in one piece and frankly my knees are in better shape than the rest of me.
    Mark Shaffer
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 815 Crazy Baller
    Yes @Than_Bogan‌ he'd just pin using his wand, and had a perfect pass magic spell as well.
    @‌Chef23 my coach tied the release rope to the mirror the same way. Karate chop!
  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,997 Mega Baller
    @Chef23‌ I would do the same thing from the drivers seat. Just tied it to the windshield support in the 197 and rode with a hand on it to slap.
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