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Old Pro Waterskiing Vids (Mapple, LaPoints, Kjellander, Roberge, Brush-Mapple, Duvall etc)

mapple_fanmapple_fan Posts: 15 Baller
edited September 2015 in Videos, Photos & Media
Hi, new poster.. Old retired lake vet with creaky knees. I had several videos stashed on VHS which I've been able to get digitized

Pro Tour vids and an old Worlds tourney.

Hope you all enjoy em as I don't see any of these in the you tube world. As I get them up. I'll post em here.

First One is KP Worlds in 1987 Thorpe Park London



List of Skiiers:

Men's Slalom:

Mike Hazlewood 4:00 Mark
Kris LaPoint 8:40 Mark
Mick Neville 27:45 Mark
Mike Kjellander 33:35 Mark
Pierre Carmen 37:10 Mark
John Battleday 40:15 Mark
Bob LaPoint 46:05 Mark
Andy Mapple 54:00 Mark


Women's Slalom:
Camille Duvall 13:40 Mark
Kim Laskoff 14:56 Mark


Women's Jumping:

Judy McClintock-Messer 20:10 Mark
Karen Neville 21:00 Mark
Camille Duvall 21:40 Mark
Karen Morse 23:10 Mark
Deena Brush-Mapple 24:30 Mark
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Comments

  • WishWish Posts: 7,920 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Use of the Supra TS6m... Look how much that boat from back then looks like the boats of today..like the CP or 197 MC or 196 SN. Awesome. And anouncing in line on to boot.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    mapple_fanPat M
  • mapple_fanmapple_fan Posts: 15 Baller
    edited September 2015
    I used to ride / drive behind one of those in early 90's the wake was pure and you're so right about the design, it's spot on with today's crafts
  • fu_manfu_man Posts: 437 Crazy Baller
    Plus commercials....I like it! Part of the charm of it.
  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,206 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Love the Mike Kjellander slam dunk!!!!!!!!!1
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,776 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    This is great! Thanks for posting.
    mapple_fanBroussard
  • jedgelljedgell Posts: 351 Baller
    Awesome, fun to watch.
    Justin Edgell - Bozeman, MT
  • mapple_fanmapple_fan Posts: 15 Baller
    Next one:

    Coors Light Pro Water Ski Tour 1987 - Master Craft Championship - St. Paul, MN

    WishDanE
  • I really like the view looking straight down the course, with the boat coming at you.
  • WishWish Posts: 7,920 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Hah!!! I was at that one. AWESOME!!!

    Hmmmm... Once again a slalom event targeted at the Joe Public TV audience and they announce ONLY in how many feet is left on the line vs how many feet are coiled up in the bottom of the boat...wonder way..? Just sayn..
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    Broussard
  • BroussardBroussard Posts: 394 Crazy Baller
    I am spending way too much time watching these...
    Andre Broussard | SkiBama Team Captain | SkiBennetts |
  • crashmancrashman Posts: 722 Crazy Baller
    Look at the crowd. Back when men were men.... And they didn't spend all weekend watching kids play soccer
    slalom addiction triggering irrational behavior
    WishwtrskiorRalph LeejayskiBulldog
  • WishWish Posts: 7,920 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited September 2015
    @crashman helps to have beer as a sponsor. When the coffee company took over as main sponsor it all went down the crapper.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    crashmanmapple_faninland
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,033 Mega Baller
    Sure is plenty of beer knowledge around here. Maybe someone knows somebody who knows somebody in sponsorship at a brewer who would be interested in supporting a pro ski tour?
  • fu_manfu_man Posts: 437 Crazy Baller
    edited September 2015
    I'm greatful for the webcasts but so nice to watch the edited version without all the down time between passes.

    Also, I didn't realized how many guys tucked their shirt into their (short) shorts back then.
    Drago
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,588 Mega Baller
    @Wish Rogaine didn't pack em in , either. It was coincidence... SL quallie was Friday's, wakeboard was a couple guys between men and women or sl and jump, when quallie became 7:30 am Sat morning, the writing was on the wall. And at skier's meetings they (WWS) were asking skiers if they knew of anyone that might want to sponsor a Tour :/
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
  • mapple_fanmapple_fan Posts: 15 Baller
    So let me ask, since i've been not following the sport as i did a long time ago, Is there a pro tour anymore? The wakeboarding has overtaken everything as the Xgames thing inclusion makes it grow more.
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,588 Mega Baller
    Not a "tour".Now there are cash prize tournaments, generally on private lakes, unrelated to each other . Back in the day, it was an 8-weekend Tour, with one main sponsor (Michelob Dry, Bud, Cafe de Columbia, yes Rogaine,). It was managed by World Waterski, owners of Waterski Mag. and generally in business park ponds, small city parks and rivers
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
    Wishmapple_fan
  • mapple_fanmapple_fan Posts: 15 Baller
    Thanks for the info Drago
  • PBSkierPBSkier Posts: 3 Baller
    If anyone is interested - I have a lightly used set of encyclopedias for sale.... way more current than the ones advertized in the video.....
  • mapple_fanmapple_fan Posts: 15 Baller
    Next one,

    Coors Light Pro Water Ski Tour - Felpaush Int'l Water Ski Challenge - Charlotte, MI - 1987

    WishDanEDmaxJC_ski
  • GWaterskiGWaterski Posts: 42 Baller
    I was there with camcorder running all weekend. Recorded Deena's world record breaking jump during Saturday prelims, which she received a copy...
    Early training at the slalom school there...
    Enjoyed watching this again!
    mapple_fan
  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 1,165 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    edited September 2015
    Wow, makes me feel old! I was in Charlotte in 1987 but dont remember everything looking as low res as it does in the video! :)
    bojans
  • mapple_fanmapple_fan Posts: 15 Baller
    the tape is is decent shape for being 28 years old (1st gen)
  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 1,165 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    edited September 2015
    @mapple_fan no doubt. Just trying to find a funny way to say I am getting old. Thanks for posting it
    rokmapple_fan
  • BroussardBroussard Posts: 394 Crazy Baller
    Any video of Budget Tour or 90's tours?
    Andre Broussard | SkiBama Team Captain | SkiBennetts |
  • mapple_fanmapple_fan Posts: 15 Baller
    I have one video of the bud dry tour, and i found that i over wrote a tape of shows from 1990-1991 timeframe....bummer
  • BroussardBroussard Posts: 394 Crazy Baller
    edited September 2015
    @mapple_fan Bummer! Thanks for the footage, really enjoy watching these!
    Andre Broussard | SkiBama Team Captain | SkiBennetts |
  • mapple_fanmapple_fan Posts: 15 Baller
    Coors Light Pro Water Ski Tour - Yamaha Intl Classic - Augusta, GA 1987

    skidawgWishDanE
  • mapple_fanmapple_fan Posts: 15 Baller
    Last one i have

    Michelob Dry Indy Pro Water Skiing Challenge 1991 (Jump and Slalom)

    crashmanWishDanE
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