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Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,642 Crazy Baller
One more winter discussion to pass the time until spring. This sport is not cheap but new gear is always fun to get.

What upgrades have you made or plan to make this season that will be a first? Including items from September '15 through August 2016.

1. House on a private ski lake
2. House on a public lake/river
3. First BRAND NEW ski boat
4. First promo ski boat
5. First direct drive ski boat
6. First ski boat w/ ZO
7. First ski boat w/ PerfectPass
8. First high end, current year top level ski
9. First new ski in over 10 years
10. First pair of high quality bindings
11. Other gear; comp slalom vest, nice handle
12. First dry suit or Camaro wetsuit
13. First set of coaching w/ pro coach
14. First trip to Regionals / Nationals
15. First waterski vacation
In gear. Hit It. Thank You!


  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,642 Crazy Baller
    edited February 2016
    I have been doing my part to support the BOS advertisers. Late last season I got some new gear.

    1. A new handle from Brenda at InTow (first new good handle).
    2. A Camaro Black Tec shorty from Robby's proshop (first Camaro).
    3. First current high end ski, 2015 Vapor Lithium. Previous skis have all been mid level, i.e. Senate C, Nitro, Mach I. Got this from a baller late last fall and still have not had it on the water. Can't wait for spring!

    In gear. Hit It. Thank You!
  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 1,111 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I have the bottom half of the list pretty much covered. This Year I am taking a waterski vacation (although wife doesn't know that's my main intent) and I really hope PP will be installed by then along with a real portable course would be nice.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,318 Administrator
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  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,642 Crazy Baller
    @Wish @Than_Bogan maybe first custom ski?
    In gear. Hit It. Thank You!
  • GlockGlock Posts: 192 Baller
    1. I bought a ZO off boat this winter. 2012 TXI
    2. I am going to pick up a Camaro Black Tec for sure.
    3. I'd love to upgrade my HO S2 to a top V type R, D3 Quest, Radar Vapor, or Denali, but that will have to wait until 2017. My S2 should get me to my goal of consistent 32s.
    4. I will definitely seek out some professional coaching this year. Hope we have some good options in the PNW this summer.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,972 Mega Baller
    I have most of those except for a new boat, boat with ZO or a house on a private lake.
    Mark Shaffer
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,583 Mega Baller
    ZO boat. That will eliminate any possibility of the rest of the list.
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,642 Crazy Baller
    @Orlando76 we both can add first baby personal flotation device!
    In gear. Hit It. Thank You!
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,253 Mega Baller
    Bought my boatlift in 2003 thinking''this year the lift,next year boatlift motor''.
    13 years after,there will be no more manual cranking after 2 morning sets.
    Motor is here!
    Also getting some Miami Nautique gloves and Camaro tops.
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,385 Mega Baller
    New front Vapor binding, Masterline rope, 2 new US Gear handles and 2 rebuilt rear Wileys.
    A few pair of MSN green gloves will be needed soon.
    Shut up and ski
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 828 Mega Baller
    edited February 2016
    • Somewhere between 1-2: Currently plotting to buy a house (cottage) on a semi-private lake. Fingers crossed.
    • 15.1: In November, I had my first skiing-across-the-pond, just outside of Lisbon, Portugal
    p.s. fun idea for a thread - thanks @Bill22!
  • LarsLars Posts: 166 Baller
    Getting rid of PP digital pro with the iffy display and finally getting stargazer. My drivers will be so happy to have a working display!
  • skihardskihard Posts: 556 Crazy Baller
    I have most of the list covered or have gone through some to get what I currently have?
    This season just a new In-Tow rope (ordered) and gloves to get me through the season should work.
    I know spending time with TFinn is on my list as always! Hope to see the same amount of improvement this season as I did last season! If so look out because there will be a couple more colors knocked off my line! :)
    Life's about working hard and then having fun on the water!
    I am - are you?
  • h2onhkh2onhk Posts: 286 Solid Baller
    @Andre installed a motor on mine last season. first time you hit the switch and effortlessly watch the boat raised from the water you'll kick yourself for not doing it sooner!
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,642 Crazy Baller
    @Lars Stargazer is on my list. I chose to put it on the back burner and spend that cash on a 4 ball portable course, even though I have a 6 ball course. I want to save every minute possible and see if I can make some quick runs after work this summer.
    In gear. Hit It. Thank You!
  • dtm8119dtm8119 Posts: 169 Baller
    Pretty light year for me ski gear wise - probably a new set of Vapor BOA gloves and I might try a RTP this year vs. a double boot setup that I'm on now for fun

    I'm putting a motor on my lift too - can't wait!
    Dan Cloutier
  • gt2003gt2003 Posts: 726 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Hmm, how things change. Looking to move to Tulsa from small town America. So, a boat purchase is possibly on hold for the year. However, joining a Tulsa area slalom lake and buying a new ski vest is a huge possibility along with a lesson or two from TFin.
    2014 HO TX
    1996 Malibu Echelon
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,209 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    First Camaro Blacktec can't wait to try it out. Thing makes a guy look like a superhero if nothing else.

    Regular ski buddy upgrading to Nautique 200 with ZO from '97 196 w/PP!

    Another regular ski buddy toying with a Txi with ZO from a '00 Response Lx.

    First time applying GUT to my skiing...hoping my surgically corrected back holds out.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,642 Crazy Baller
    edited February 2016
    @Orlando76 that's a cool pic. I won't get my little man out until spring.

    @6balls yeah my camaro makes me look like a super hero too "stick man!"
    In gear. Hit It. Thank You!
  • One_SkiOne_Ski Posts: 66 Baller
    I'm getting a Denali ski. I've stayed with used skis the past years, but the Denali approach of building skis for those of us who aren't pro's really appeals to me. Very much looking forward to May when they start cranking out these skis, then giving it a run. My Sans Rival has never quite lived up to my expectations; I loved the one I demo'd, but the one I purchased was not quite as good.
  • david_skidavid_ski Posts: 104 Baller
    1. Fin Whispering
    2. Annual lake membership
    3. AWSA renewal
    2. New Camaro Top
    3. Eagle vest (or now Masterline). My old Eagle vest shrunk over the winter.
    4. ???
  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 1,155 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    edited February 2016
    A handle from Brenda and Fin Wispering from @skijay. Oh ya, ordered a Reflex R type rear to give a try
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,687 Mega Baller
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,034 Mega Baller
    Lottery tickets.
  • m_pagsm_pags Posts: 77 Baller
    1. Bought a home on a public lake in south Florida so we can escape the MN winters and ski.
    2. 2016 Lithium Vapor from @skidawg.
    3. Looking at a 2003 Response on Friday for the FL lake.
  • CWiedmerCWiedmer Posts: 14 Baller
    New body upgrade in October for my onside turn. When the lake thaws I get to try out how well the doc did on the re-construction of my collar bone... All 9 screws and a plate later.
  • jcampjcamp Posts: 802 Mega Baller
    @bill22 selling your 6-ball portable by any chance?
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,642 Crazy Baller
    @jcamp no, I'll still use it when we camp down at Kerr Resevoir.
    In gear. Hit It. Thank You!
  • BC_SkierBC_Skier Posts: 3 Baller
    Just going to get a few things for the boat i have
    1) GPS speedometer
    2) Depth gauge
    3) Bimini top

    I would love to get a portable course too, since there aren't any near where I live that I know of.
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