Looking for course skiing in southern Maine

WacWac Posts: 14 Baller
“Hello my name is John and I’m an addict.....”. Looking to team up with some fellow ski-addicts that have a course set up and would be willing to let me join them for time to time or consistently throughout the summer. Of course happy to bring gas, cash or beer (or all three) whatever is acceptable payment :-) I’m 50yr, skiing -32 @ 34mph off skier and decent driver. I have a flexible hours and am willing to travel. Currently living in Sebago.

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  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,543 Crazy Baller
    Bob Marley and the Shredd Bros are in Maine, not sure what part of Maine.
    In gear. Hit It. Thank You!
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,786 Mega Baller
    There is an AWSA East Facebook group. I would suggest posting there and seeing what you can find. I know skiers in NH but not in Maine. Years ago when I used to go to Coble's with my son she there was a family there who worked at he camp for a couple of weeks during the summer from Portland. You could try contacting April and see if she could connect you.
    Mark Shaffer
    Wac
  • raynrayn Posts: 376 Baller
    @Chef23 I believe that is Mike who goes by
    @slalom frog around here.
    Ray Newmark -
    Wac
  • WacWac Posts: 14 Baller
    Thanks! I also have access to a Malibu and a course near me too... but need some fellow addicts who like early morning buoy chasing during the week... I’m short on codependent ski partners!
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,025 Crazy Baller
    edited July 2018
    ...and if @slalom frog see this,he could post pics of his brand new MC !
    We love new boat pix!
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,025 Crazy Baller
    ...and if @slalom frog see this,he could post pics of his brand new MC Prostar!
    We love new boat pix!
  • slalom frogslalom frog Posts: 103 Baller
    edited July 2018
    @Wac - I am in Palermo, Maine. About 90 minutes or so from you, depending where you are on Sebago. I have a course setup in a public lake, so I am at the mercy of the wind and tubers. Typically ski early morning on the weekends and into the evenings when lake traffic permits it. Let me know if you want to make the trek up this way sometime. Usually it is just my wife and I skiing or a friend that lives about 30 minutes away.

    As requested, photos of the new boat are below.



    ALPJrBdeckerDaveD
  • Rpc29Rpc29 Posts: 191 Solid Baller
    Mike and his wife Jodie are great people, I worked at Coble back and remember them as students and hazy memories of one party night with Jodie as the bartender making very strong drinks.
    Ryan Christopher
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,396 Historical Baller
    Sanford, ME used to have yearly tournaments, and even had an Easterns or two. Small lake was right in the middle of the town. I don't know if there is a course there still, and it is getting used.
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,025 Crazy Baller
    edited July 2018

    Congrats for the boat Mike!
    What's the truss for ? ;)

    (I'm Alain's ski partner by the way...)
  • slalom frogslalom frog Posts: 103 Baller
    Merci Andre! I was wondering how you knew about the boat. Maybe we will ski together sometime when I visit France and Alain!
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,025 Crazy Baller
    Anytime! We're on your way if you go to Beauce!
    Alain skied a PB last week of [email protected] mph.
    Couldn't wipe the smile of his face and saw a couples of fist pump too! Happy camper!
    I'm trying to convince Alain...i mean France, to spend all their paychecks from April on a Prostar...no luck yet!
    Have a great summer!
  • WacWac Posts: 14 Baller
    @slalom frog thanks So much for your invitation and hospitality! Wish you were closer. Let me take a look at the map figure out how long it might take me to get there. Your boat looks beautiful! Thanks everybody else for the wonderful comments and helpful hints. If any of y’all make it to the Sebago Lake area let me know So we can take a set or two!
    Andre
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,786 Mega Baller
    That is a sweet looking boat.
    Mark Shaffer
    slalom frog
  • pcmcon729pcmcon729 Posts: 43 Baller
    @Ed Brazil, #1 Pond in Sanford is still there, but the city felt the need to build a retaining wall down one side. Junk. The show skiers still do a show there, and last I knew, jump is there, but course is no longer. I helped install that course with you, as a water worker, prepping for '94 Eastern Regionals. Used to be a fun 2 day tournaments too, up until 15 years ago.

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