You know it is a bad ski day when...

ToddFToddF Posts: 526 Baller
The wind speed is the same as the air temperature


  • jayskijayski Posts: 713 Crazy Baller
    That would be about 8 Celsius here so either 8kph or 8mph would still be good
  • ToddFToddF Posts: 526 Baller
    oops forgot about the rest of the world :)
    so everyone else has to times wind speed by 9/5ths and then add 32
  • BRYBRY Posts: 580 Crazy Baller
    ... you have no chance of getting a ride, at all. Any day you get a ride is a good day, some are just better than others.
  • Fam-manFam-man Posts: 177 Baller're cruising down the lake enjoying everything and somebody in the boat asks "Should water be coming out of there?" as they point to the engine cover. Thats how you find out the last person that used the boat took out the drain plug.
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,632
    Your binding explodes and you don't have a spare..
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski: KD Platinum

  • DaveDDaveD Posts: 752 Crazy Baller
    ...when you go to get your ski out of the back of your vehicle after an hour drive to the lake only to discover it's not there.
  • lcgordonlcgordon Posts: 282 Baller
    When your buddies message you to go skiing and your sitting at your work desk typing this.
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,999
    ....... when you arrive home from the lake and realize you left the tailgate down and your ski apparently departed the bed of the truck somewhere in between the lake and your house. Not saying @horton would do something like that.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • wolfgangwolfgang Posts: 95 Baller
    When you launch the boat for the first time after in- winterizing and it over heats 3/4 mile from the ramp. Enough tools on board to change the impeller. Overheats again. Adrift. Bass boat offers a tow. Deep contemplation reveals that the raw water intake should have been connected on the starboard side! LXI ran great for the rest of the season.
  • WebWeb Posts: 78 Baller
    You are the first off the dock, total freakin glass, and you pile it up on one ball, opening pass. Been there??
  • WishWish Posts: 7,620 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    ....when you spend an awsome day on the lake with your girl friend skiing, boating, swimming and cap off the day with a sunset. Then head back to the ramp, load the boat in the dark and realize you left your ski on the platform. Saw more gator eyes with the spot light then I care to mention. Never found the ski.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • Howa1500Howa1500 Posts: 137 Baller
    You run over a 2 by 4 laying in the water and yard sale
  • SiouxcitysmittySiouxcitysmitty Posts: 40 Baller climb into the boat after your first pull and notice the auto-bilge kicking it. The wife sez..."well, come to think of it, I did notice a big clunk while you were back there skiing". Scramble back to the ramp before the boat sinks to confirm a tracking fin is missing.
  • foxriveratfoxriverat Posts: 496 Crazy Baller
    Your girlfriend at the time is pulling you free skiing. You cross the wake go to turn and your ski stops dead in rocks and 6 inches of water. Shorts ripped leg bleeding she asks are you ok. I say hows my boat. All she could do is cringe.
    2000 Malibu Response LX 2016 66 lithium vapor
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,344 Mega Baller
    When you realize you could have squeaked in one more session because the forecast now calls for 65 on Sunday but you just winterized the boat.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,999
    @siouxcitysmitty Dude, almost the same thing happened to me in '96 when I got my first brand new Ski Nautique. Had it a week and my girlfriend was pulling me open water on a big lake. All of a sudden the boat goes wonky and I go in the water. She's screaming and crying from where the boat coasts about 1/4 mile away. So I swim as fast as I can there. She'd hit something large. Broke the rudder off, bent the strut 90 degrees, turned the shaft into a pretzel, and turned the prop into a ball of metal. Luckily, the bilge kept up and we had beer and a cell phone. I should have never married her 3 years later after she let my baby get hurt.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,345 Crazy Baller
    Ski bud calls me at work and says let's ski this evening, agrees to stop by my house and grab my gear so I can drive straight to the lake. Shows up with my old ski (about 4 skis ago old) which is now set up with XL boots for my nephew. I have only size 8-1/2 feet. Trying to control that thing was a real hoot.
  • skialexskialex Posts: 818 Crazy Baller
    ....when you look at the shadow of your car on the concrete wall before entering a tunnel and you realize that your roof box is open, you are speeding (not saying how fast) for the last 80 miles and the content is probably gone.
    It happened to a friend 3 days ago while he was driving back from the lake. His first thought was, "hope I haven't caused any accident". He drove back and find his staff, the road patrol had gathered them, no accident thank god.
    His son's ski was full of cracks, the fin had stopped under the RTP after it had sliced through half of the aluminum plate.
    His ski was in a Masteline padded bag that looked intact considering, content was in place and the ski was ok in its neoprene cover, hope came back until he turned it over only to realize that there was a big side to side crack unber the rear boot,
    If we turn this to a contest this could be a winning story
  • MSMS Posts: 5,055 Mega Baller
    @Zman not so bad of a deal if it was the Monza
    Shut up and ski
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,345 Crazy Baller
    Ha! @MS It was my old black Monza (2005 ?).
    It seemed faster than ever, and a lil crazy going into turns as my feet moved around a bit. Started to do ok, but was glad to evetually get back out on my current ski.
  • chris55chris55 Posts: 306 Solid Baller
    When you go to the lake and it is glassy (very rare on open big lake in Geneva) and the pilot is 2 hours late, then the wind had picked up (north 10knot) and finally when you can still go skiing with okay conditions and crackkkk, the binding just broke when puting the ski. Well it was a good day for coffee and muffins and croissant and finishing with a beer.
  • gt2003gt2003 Posts: 716 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Only had your boat a couple of weeks. Out cruising full speed, watching RPM's, oil pressure etc. just to see what it will do. She runs great. You decide to shut her down and just chill. CRAZY clanking in the engine compartment/maybe under the boat as you slow down. Inspect under the boat, in engine compartment...nothing. Start her up, slip her into gear...all is OK. Apply throttle, SAME NOISE! Limped back to the dock and took her to the mechanic. Gimble bearing SHOT and literally disintegrated into a bunch of pieces. Not the best "first experience" with the boat but quickly realized why Break Out Another Thousand makes complete sense.
    2014 HO TX
    1996 Malibu Echelon
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,359 Mega Baller
    Beautiful day, low wind, one inch ripple with a boat driver available and friends that want to ski, but I don't even want to go. SAD!!!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,803 Mega Baller
    When the water is frozen.
    Mark Shaffer
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,859 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited November 2015

    "Another Ball Bites The Dust”

  • swardcoswardco Posts: 62 Baller
    When you winterize the boat....
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,561 Crazy Baller
    @swardco even worse would be if you didn't winterize the boat and you should have. (it didn't happen to me but I have heard stories)
    In gear. Hit It. Thank You!
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,396 Historical Baller
    1967 or so late-late Fall, and skiing on the Connecticut river just North of the Wilder Dam,
    where I had a more or less ski site. Skiing into October, November, and even December. I was
    keeping track of the water temperature, to be sure to pull out the boat before the river froze
    over. Water got down under 40 degrees, and then 35 degrees. Thought I was safe, but a day
    or so later of cold weather and no wind: the river froze over. Oops. And the launch ramp was
    about 5 miles upstream. Fortunately, the ice broke a couple days later. But, not at the launch
    ramp cove. So, had to run the boat in circles to make wakes to crack the ice and then play
    icebreaker. In subsequent years, we stopped earlier. Halloween was the limit.
  • skinut11skinut11 Posts: 9 Baller

    8:00 a.m. perfect ski conditions predicted all day. second cut of my first run and this happens
  • skinut11skinut11 Posts: 9 Baller
    I still can't walk on it and This happened in JULY!!!
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