Why I ski in California

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  • jetpilotg4jetpilotg4 Posts: 227 Baller
    You dont have to be faster than the gator just faster than your friend!
    MattPMuskokaKyozskiGregHind
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,622 Administrator
    edited January 2017
    For the Ballers in Oz and South America
    NOT FOR CHILDREN


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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,622 Administrator
    edited January 2017
    Completely unrelated because it is January (and also NOT for children)

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  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 456 Crazy Baller
    @Horton Not for children hell....I couldn't watch it either (the crock video that is, I watched the other one.)

    I'm still skiing this weekend though.
  • MuskokaKyMuskokaKy Posts: 259 Baller
    great thread! (N) heading to mccormicks next weekend..always afraid one is lurking underneath me. Afraid whenever i go down. LOL.
    It may be freezing in Canada but its nice to jump into the lake and not be scared lol.

    Having nightmares tonight. thanks @Horton !!
    Shell
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 456 Crazy Baller
    How timely....the Golf Channel's Morning Drive has a segment on "gator safety" coming up. I bet they don't cover what to do when you're IN THE WATER with the gator though.
  • WishWish Posts: 7,071 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited January 2017
    I'll take gators over the political climate of Cali any day of the week and twice on Sunday. My survival rate and nerves stand a far better chance against the gators.

    PS gators in every lake here all the time and they target skiers (wakeboards even more). The exception being all the great ski schools (wakeboard schools have gators). So all who may be thinking...please feel free NOT to relocate to FL lakes.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    jimbrakeMS
  • MuskokaKyMuskokaKy Posts: 259 Baller
    gotta love that Florida hospitality! lol
  • wtrskiorwtrskior Posts: 704 Crazy Baller
    @MuskokaKy don't worry Michael takes care of the wildlife :). Don't ask about the snakes though!
    MuskokaKy
  • ahopkinsTXiahopkinsTXi Posts: 49 Baller
    This is why I deal with winters in MI. No spiders, snakes, gators, crocks, sharks, etc... :smiley:
    In need of something...
    MuskokaKyDeanoskiDanE
  • WishWish Posts: 7,071 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited January 2017
    @ahopkinsTXi Frostbite, scraping windows, shoveling snow, layers upon layers of cloths, slippery roads, white outs, no skiing for like 7 months. Ummmm..no. ;)
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 989 Mega Baller
    edited January 2017
    @ahopkinsTXi These sound pretty scary.



    New Jersey isn't safe, either! Pacu in NJ
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,750 Mega Baller
    Pacu don't seem very scary if you just wear a freakin' bathing suit!

    Of course, introduced species often bring many unforeseen consequences...
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,033 Mega Baller
    I'm just waiting for that first ocean freighter to dump a juvenile bull shark or two out of its ballast while cruising to port on Lake Michigan.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
    Than_Bogan
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,126 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    I'll take gators over California taxes any day of the week
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
    MattPMSWishjimbrakeKeith Menard
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,622 Administrator
    It is a socialist Paradise

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  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,485
    Down here the big salt water crocs grab a few people every year, most of the fun and games happen up in the northern areas but they are slowly moving south along with some tiny but lethal jellyfish that like the warmer water. To be honest the jellyfish cause more chaos with at least 15 - 20 people put in hospital this summer - you can't see them coming either because they are no bigger than your thumbnail... I lived and skid in Florida for a couple of years and the gators never got in the way, I have heard that the big imported pythons are getting out of hand however.
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski: KD Platinum

  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,622 Administrator
    @ozski almost everything in Oz is freaking deadly poisonous. Snakes, spiders, jellyfish, and who knows what else.

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  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,485
    Oh yeah your right but its not always the things that make the news that do the damage. The 2 biggest killers in Australia right now are probably the fork and the couch... don't get me started. But anyway Great Whites make the news and the Bull sharks probably put the most bites on people out here because they get into the rivers and they don't see real well..
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski: KD Platinum

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  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 456 Crazy Baller
    Bull sharks get up the rivers here too. I know of a couple sightings pretty far up river, and a couple attacks in florida intracoastal areas.
  • cragginshredcragginshred Posts: 679 Crazy Baller
    And there's No hurricane season!
    We just have to watch out for rattlesnakes in the boat house
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  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,485
    So I'm driving up the lake today and on the radio -

    A man has been killed by a 3.5-metre crocodile at the notorious Cahill's Crossing in the Northern Territory after trying to walk across the East Alligator River in actions police have described as "foolish".


    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski: KD Platinum

    Ralph Lee
  • rockdogrockdog Posts: 464 Solid Baller
    @ozski we had a red-bellied Black snake go swimming around the other day when we were skiing. Didn't really want to see that if I'm honest, rare though but always in the back of your mind.
    ozski
  • rockdogrockdog Posts: 464 Solid Baller
    Heard about that guy being taken by the croc also, there's always idiots we must account for. For those in the US, I wonder if you've seen our show "Outback Wrangler", it will give you an appreciation for what a killing machine these creatures are... slightly more dangerous than gators I'd say, thus we don't ski with them.
    Ralph Lee
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,622 Administrator
    30 years ago a brown snake chased me out of the water at Bedrock. You guys in Oz are crazy to ever leave the house.

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  • DmaxJC_skiDmaxJC_ski Posts: 345 Solid Baller
    @schafer makes swamp smell, beavers, and freshwater shrimp look pretty good... Beaver lodge ski club for life!
    schafer
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 1,988 Mega Baller
    Following up on @wish and @skidawg, a gator's bite out of a skier is unheard of, while the Cali taxman's bite out of your wallet is guaranteed. NY too!
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
    DmaxJC_skiskidawg
  • schaferschafer Posts: 289 Baller
    @DmaxJC_ski touché Alberta ain't so bad.
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