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  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,197
    They may ski a tad back foot heavy
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  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,302 Mega Baller
    I learned how to slalom 45 years ago on the Stearns. It was my dads ski. It is a priceless ski.
  • EdmundEdmund Posts: 189 Baller

    Part of my collection.
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,302 Mega Baller
    I had a pair of those shoe skis on the left, not sure where they are at. Could be in my dad's attic or someplace.
    Will have to look for them.
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 1,078 Mega Baller
    edited January 2017

    My Dads old ski. No markings on it, he thinks its a Nash. I'm getting ready to refinish it.
  • NandoNando Posts: 581 Crazy Baller
    Anyone out there ever ski on one of those CG "Skat" skis? They look... interesting...
  • spicolispicoli Posts: 127 Baller
    The 1. On The left had a Formica sheet on top u would use pledge on
  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 867 Crazy Baller
    My dad still has a Wally Burr that he's skied on since the late 50s. It has seen some use in every decade since, including this one.
  • epyscsepyscs Posts: 74 Baller
    What do you use to refinish the skis? having a hard time getting a nice finish on some skis here that have had a hard life.
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 1,078 Mega Baller
    edited January 2017
    @epyscs This will be my 1st attempt at a ski, but I have done some wood working. As I won't be getting it wet I'm not concerned with using anything marine grade. I'm just going to try off the shelf stain and finish. As with other wood working/refinishing, I guess it just goes to how deep you need to sand to get to good wood after stripping finish and possible bleaching the wood if discoloration from water penetration etc. Steel wool did a pretty good job on the aluminum fin and around bindings.
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,244 Mega Baller
    edited January 2017
    @nando see this Super Ski Skat thread from last year. There are a few Ski Skats on eBay if you want to try one!
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • NandoNando Posts: 581 Crazy Baller
    @dchristman, thanks, that was interesting, love to see video of the Ski Skat. I think I know where I can borrow one, come spring, but do my ribs really want me to try one?
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 1,078 Mega Baller
    Dad's old ski refinished and new hardware.

  • MarcoMarco Posts: 1,430 Crazy Baller

    Found this at a second hand store years back. Not sure of the make. It has some pretty cool inlays. I haven't tried to ski on it yet.
  • Mateo_VargasMateo_Vargas Posts: 912 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @Horton gave @Dirt a woody once. Sounds strange but true.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,437 Administrator
    edited February 2017
    @Mateo Vargas I do not think I like the way you phrased that.

    @Dirt "claims" that in college I C-blocked him a number of times. That is his excuse....

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  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 806 Mega Baller
    Thanks @skibrain I have never skied the Wake special I found it several years ago and just thought it was unique and loved the woodwork details. I did find it funny that Pat Connelly was giving oversized sticks a try from the early days, I'm sure it was helpful in rough water, the thing is heavy!
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,249 Mega Baller

    I got a little wood!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • CentCent Posts: 212 Baller
    The ok'd and the new. The Maherjah is 56 years old. Skied them both on the same day last summer.
  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    First slalom ski I used was a Connelly Wood Hook. It felt so cool trying to put up a spray behind an old outboard in Puget Sound with my buddies on that thing.
  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 867 Crazy Baller
    @sunvalleylaw, I saw Horsehead Bay in your profile? I live close by and grew up skiing there and Wollochet. Awesome places.
  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    edited February 2017
    @jjackkrash , yeah, grew up originally in west Tacoma/UP and would boat from Narrows/Day Island marinas over to Wollochet and Horsehead (ski off the spit there back in the day. Step starts of the beach with the wood hook, and later Connelly shortlines), or over at a buddy's summer place on the south side of Fox Island looking at McNeil. Sometimes we might ski behind Tanglewood Island. Particularly when I was with one friend whose grandparents lived by the Fox Island bridge. We did that before we all were licensed to drive a car. Then later, my folks bought a place in Horsehead, across from the spit looking out, and we never looked back. Mom finally sold the place a little over a year ago. So, I guess that should no longer be on my profile. She lives in Gig Harbor now, and we take her newer glastron up to Quartermaster Harbor at Vashon, or otherwise ski at our annual family get together out in Dabob bay area, and by Seabeck, at Hood Canal where we have that reunion each year. Fun stuff! I love skiing where I do now, but I always have fun back on that puget sound salt water.
  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 867 Crazy Baller
    Hehe, with a few tweaks here and there that could have been my Puget Sound write up.
  • eddie_roberts_jreddie_roberts_jr Posts: 450 Water Ski Industry Professional
    Close to my story as well except the islands we skied to and around were Blake, Vashon and Maury and the beach at Three Tree Point. Rinsed a lot of salt water off of our gear and out of our outboards over the years. We even ran a '41 Chris Craft with a 283 Corvette motor in the salt water. That was cool. Had slalom courses at Three Tree and Seahurst beach. Fun being a kid!
  • mike_mapplemike_mapple Posts: 176 Water Ski Industry Professional
    sorry to necro an old thread, but had a customer call today trying to sell a Wally burr ski, and he mentioned he revolutionized water skiing more than anyone else. I am not familiar with the name, but mabye a baller can give me cliff notes on that / what it was he did that revolutionized water skiing so much
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  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 1,244 Mega Baller
    edited December 2020
    @mike_mapple See "The Seattle Story" here. Scroll up a page to the beginning of the story.
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 609 Crazy Baller
    edited December 2020
    @slow - So that’s your 60 Century ! Cool old piece!
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