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Ham flies through the air....

BoozeBooze Posts: 456 Crazy Baller

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  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,299 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    I am waiting for the first official " I Hate Winter " from Ham.
    Shut up and ski
  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,362 Mega Baller
    Hambone, Is that back when they still had style points? haha
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,287 Mega Baller
    I think I saw @Ham_Wallace do that at Regionals this past year.
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,311 Mega Baller
    Pretty promiscuous jumping style Ham! Learned to jump in college?
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,272 Mega Baller
    Did anybody notice the lower right corner recap of the slalom runoff?
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,789 Mega Baller
    One ski step off for a slalom landing? Awesome look of determination!
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,243
    I wonder if Ham had a cat on a leash way back then, too?
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,272 Mega Baller
    You wouldn't get a picture this cool today. The helmet would block the facial expression and, in fact, you wouldn't even recognize the skier.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,362 Mega Baller
    YEAH! Let's get rid of helmets....pansies!
  • LLUSALLUSA Posts: 295 Crazy Baller
    Forty years later and were still going to Tuscaloosa for the Regionals, matter of fact I have those EP jump skis Ham was using that day
    LLUSA, Sr Driver, AWSA Board of Directors, Towboat Committee,Lake Owner
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,563 Crazy Baller
    Did you note the number of skiers entered? What year was that
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • chris_loganchris_logan Posts: 360 Crazy Baller
    Good point @LeonL I don't know if we'd know what to do with ourselves if we had over 100 entries to a 3 event tournament that wasn't a regionals/nationals. That'd be one of the greatest awkward feelings to have though.

    @LLUSA I hope those are not among the others making up the fascia/cladding on your pavilion?
    Always looking for a pull... Will you be my boatdriver?
  • kstateskierkstateskier Posts: 524 Solid Baller
    I've already seen at least one "I hate winter" from Ham... Its never too early.
    Bradley Beach - Lone Rock Ski Club, Missouri
    2004 Malibu Response LXI, 2014 D3 Helix 66"
  • LLUSALLUSA Posts: 295 Crazy Baller
    edited November 2015
    That was the West Alabama Open in July of 1976 in Tuscaloosa, that tournament was two weeks before my first Southern Regionals in Tuscaloosa. Three Regionals down and two to go. I'll never learn. Without the financial support of Tuscaloosa these events would not be possible
    LLUSA, Sr Driver, AWSA Board of Directors, Towboat Committee,Lake Owner
  • GarGar Posts: 320 Baller
    I bought a 1982 Ski Nautique from Roger Robbins in July of 1981! It was one of the first 2001 models kept it 17 years!
  • aussiemcaussiemc Posts: 138 Baller
    When I first saw the thread title, I thought it was going to be about "Pigs that Fly"
  • Only 40 years ago! I hated winter then too!
    Am I a jumper that wants to be a slalom skier? Or a slalom skier that wants to be a jumper?
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,316 Mega Baller
    edited November 2015
    I remember watching @Ham_Wallace at the 1978 Nationals held at Tivoli Gardens Michigan. That was my first ever tournament attended, whether watching or skiing. Had just been a river rat with gallon jugs patched together for a slalom course up to that point. I was entering college that year. I recall listening to the announcer and when he called out Ham Wallace, I just remembered the name for some reason. I have known a lot of hams, but first time I heard someone actually called Ham. Just guessing that's why I remember it.

    Ricky McCormick was Overall winner, Bob L. and Deena won Slalom for Open, which was really what we went to watch. That just added to my fire to learn how to get through the course better, and learn more tricks for trick skiing.
  • LLUSALLUSA Posts: 295 Crazy Baller
    In 1976 the city called out the National guard to park traffic due to the thousands that showed up to see the Southern Regionals. I met Ham in the early 70's at the Tide. The first time I ever drove a Ski Nautique was Ham's, there were 6 AXO in the boat that day.
    LLUSA, Sr Driver, AWSA Board of Directors, Towboat Committee,Lake Owner
  • DanEDanE Posts: 933 Crazy Baller
    Someone I know claims Ham Wallace did a front flip through the entrance gates in a tournament on his opener and ran the pass. (22 off 36 mph?)
    Any truth to this ?@Ham_Wallace ?
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,396 Historical Baller
    1978 Nationals: And, the forerunner for Slalom was...
    Bruce Jenner!
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