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the godfathers of west coast skiing

HortonHorton Posts: 28,272 Administrator
My brother found this somewhere

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  • Mateo_VargasMateo_Vargas Posts: 856 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I've skied with at least 3 of those guys. Is that a GoPro mount on that guys ski on the far right?
    Success is failure that just hasn't happened yet
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,981 Mega Baller
    edited July 2014
    Looks like Frosini to me. Never forget - got me started at Berkley Aquatic Park. More or less changed my life !
    Horton
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,981 Mega Baller
    Oh yeah, great photo !!!
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,981 Mega Baller
    That would be a great poster!
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,396 Historical Baller
    John Horton: can you name these people, please?
    Looks like 40+ years ago, and your father is one of them, of course.
    My best guess would have to be early 1970's.
    Great photo from the Olde Days; something for the AWSEF.
    bogboy
  • bogboybogboy Posts: 699 Solid Baller
    @mayao Vargas, I believe so, and proof that he is a time traveler.
  • mwetskiermwetskier Posts: 1,329 Mega Baller
    @Mateo Vargas -the thing on that old obrien ski is a piece of foam float. awsa rules have always required a ski to float ande with the heavy double boot rubber and metal hardware it probably didn't float much if at all. back in the 70s jim salamas had a fiber glass western wood slalom with a big chunk of foam ski vest glued to the tip for the same reason.
  • brettmainerbrettmainer Posts: 261 Crazy Baller
    I need to get one of those red and white checkered outfits. If you are going to wear something like that, you have no choice but to be a good skier.
    9400Skoot1123Greg Banish
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,272 Administrator
    edited July 2014
    @Edbrazil‌ I can name about half of those guys including my dad in the checkers. I'm sure somebody can do a better job of spelling names and getting it straight

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  • RichRich Posts: 262 Solid Baller
    Great photo John! 2nd from right is Dick Kellner, Dr. Jack, Hey ya hay ya Mr. Art Smecker, Al Frosini. I had the good fortune to ski with those guys! What is this 68 69??? Thanks!!!
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,981 Mega Baller
    edited July 2014
    Is that Jack ? To the right of Frosini? Looks familiar from Berkeley - had a Sanger - did some ocean skiing?
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,677 Mega Baller
    @Horton‌ You look just like your Dad!!!!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • jimbrakejimbrake Posts: 1,337 Mega Baller
    Al Frosini looks like he was ready to bust some "West Side Story" moves in a dance fight.
    "...all of the basic fun banter"
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,180 Mega Baller
    Those were the days! No fin adjustments, speed control, just skiing and chicks!
    Horton
  • skibummskibumm Posts: 106 Baller
    I skied with Dick Kellner once with my uncle who was the Utah state slalom champion when I was a teenager. My uncle who is still a ski instructor at Alta came out with me last year and he was 76 and ran 28 off at 34 mph on his old EP 72 inch ski. I just wanted to stay in the boat after that because I am not worthy.
    scotchipman9400Steven_Haines
  • matthewbrownmatthewbrown Posts: 433 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    I think one of Smacker's giant feet has Dr. John pinned to the ground.
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,248 Mega Baller
    I really dig the red chechered suit!
    O'Neill gotta jump on that pattern!
    Would sell like hot breads!

    What i see in this picture is the same camaraderie i have with my skiing patrners.
    That has not change in waterskiing.
  • cragginshredcragginshred Posts: 695 Crazy Baller
    Classic!
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