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May 21, 1962 Sports Illustrated
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Very cool. And, what a change from then to now. SI will probably have pictures and an article about people playing Fortnite in the May, 2020 issue (if they haven’t already).
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Awesome photography! Given the technology they had back then. I'm just trying to imagine how they got some of those shots. Now we have drones and Go=Pros and all manner of ways to get those types of shots but it must've been so much more difficult back then.
I'm also amazed at what the skiers were able to do on those flat bottomed wooden skis with bindings that were no more supportive than a pair of bedroom slippers nailed to a plank. A lot of us here are "okay" water skiers, some of us are good and a few of us are great skiers. I just wonder how good any of us would be if we were made to ski with equipment like that our whole lives. I'm old enough to say I started out on skis like that but I really wonder how far I would've progressed if I still had to ski on skis like those instead of having all this incredible technology that I now have strapped onto my feet. I have a lot of respect for the athletes shown in the magazine photos.
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I always said if I could ski 4 times per week I would look like Charles Atlas at the end of the season. Did pretty well even though we had a very limited season due to lake closures.
Photos are amazing considering how long ago they were taken!!!
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I have that issue also...
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I am taken back by the fitness and balance they have on flat skis. Maybe a good training plan to learn balance on a ski?
I got one on amazon (not currently available) However eBay has them.
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