How old are you (poll)?

ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 1,199 Mega Baller
The "Your what hurts" topic got me wondering. Add details about how you ski (tournament, free ski, etc) in the comments if you want.
Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas

How old are you (poll)? 331 votes

B/G - Under 17
0%
Jody_Seal 1 vote
M/W1 (18-24)
4%
BroussardJWebSkiballsohardspartanskier10ryans1418lazznTscofieldjgills88DelonousDuncanMorganDylan_wickslim__duncjsullym_deelMNhackskiermatt72 16 votes
M/W2 (25-34)
9%
auskierMattPIlivetoskiakale15RazorRoss3LarsschaferLuzzmike_mappleZaneh2oskiPrzybylascorban2dabeej20ErikBerghillerski603TB29strickmdGC_ski_scrubsabuchansisland31 32 votes
M/W3 (35-44)
11%
PSMjhughesKilleradamhcaldwellCraigUWSkierusaski1chris_loganTidburySkiOrDieDkLkSkrqbitSkoot1123BraceMakeraupatkingChadWDmaxJC_skiKeukaskierart90notchkeithh2oskier 38 votes
M/W4 (45-54)
27%
HortonISP6ballmlangedrewToddAMrJonesThan_Bogantru-jackskialexvgeorgeLazdave2ballBulldograljayskiswc5150lundberg6ballsPatMbishop8950 90 votes
M/W5 (55-59)
16%
DaveDski6jonesdislandslowAlberto SoaresChef23waterskicoreyRichardDoaneBruce_ButterfieldKelvinAndreMastercraftDeanoskiMrs_MSraynigkyaMarkTimmrichfosterJordanski4xtc 56 votes
M/W6 (60-64)
16%
hackerStefanDekeDWtsixamandyrteammalibuskibrainSunapeelcarneselrjimbrakeBobFskiinxsskiboynyTimWWcpJerry44dvskiingTaperflex 53 votes
M/W7 (65-69)
8%
thagerskiepSkiRVLZywicki1Edmundtjmrandy menylpskiereyepeelerJackQjackskiNandodbskiMortyskiMichaelGoodmanAkBobZmanGolfguysixtowincruznski 27 votes
M/W8 (70-74)
3%
CamLeonLMAGscuppersbananaronVONMANBoomakeall6dvskierDobrodanvicCnewbert 12 votes
M/W9+
1%
sltrjudbutcherluckyosunCentBS74swbca 6 votes
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Comments

  • keithh2oskierkeithh2oskier Posts: 826 Crazy Baller
    M/W3 (35-44)
    No competition anymore (stopped after collegiate).

    Only ski a private course. Usually 1-2 days a week
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,325 Mega Baller
    M/W5 (55-59)
    Tournament skier in the 32 off range at 34 mph. Will also take a shot at 36 mph in a class C. No Nationals. Started tournaments 10 years ago. I'll free ski at the beginning of the season and during my annual summer vacation trip, but mainly prefer to be in the course.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • Woodybc62Woodybc62 Posts: 43 Baller
    M/W5 (55-59)
    Wow. 55-59 is me and most of the people. Explains maybe why waterskiing struggles to grow
    slowakale15
  • ralral Posts: 1,924 Mega Baller
    M/W4 (45-54)
    I feel young now…
    Rodrigo Andai
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,385 Mega Baller
    M/W7 (65-69)
    You already know...
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,482 Administrator
    M/W4 (45-54)
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  • PUoldmaidPUoldmaid Posts: 62 Baller
    M/W3 (35-44)
    Trying to get back in shape after babies. Ski in a club a couple times a week. Will do a few tournaments if time permits
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 840 Crazy Baller
    edited June 11
    M/W6 (60-64)
    old guys rule. My tourney days were in early 70's when KLP ruled the world. Used to ski Boys slalom in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota
  • hackerhacker Posts: 69 Baller
    M/W6 (60-64)
    No regular site to ski at... used to get course skiing about 65% of the time , now mostly open water. Try to ski tournaments 4-6 times a summer just to ski buoys!
    .
    Jim Ecker - Founder and President of the Hacker's club
    dbaconaz
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 1,256 Mega Baller
    M/W5 (55-59)
    Just started boating and learning to ski about 8 years ago, just before turning 50. Only skiing regularly (more than once a week) for 4 years or so, and almost only course skiing. Started doing tournaments not much after I could just get through the course at 28mph.
  • dbaconazdbaconaz Posts: 137 Baller
    M/W4 (45-54)
    Free ski 3-4 times per week, just started hitting the course again after many years off.
  • CamCam Posts: 385 Crazy Baller
    M/W8 (70-74)
    70 this year, my practice PB is [email protected] at 34, 32 & 30mph looks like I have peaked on line length but will keep trying B)
    MDB1056jipster43
  • braindamagebraindamage Posts: 245 Baller
    M/W4 (45-54)
    As of this post, almost 75% are over 45. Not great for the future of our sport 🙂
  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 827 Crazy Baller
    M/W6 (60-64)
    Started real skiing at age 53.
    Ski 3 sets per week in average.
    PB training 4 @ 25 off 32mph and about 700 points trick. Have never competed.
    Still try to get back after a severe injury in Septembre. Can bearly trick now.
    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
  • ralral Posts: 1,924 Mega Baller
    M/W4 (45-54)
    After more data, I now feel average…
    Rodrigo Andai
  • 503Kento503Kento Posts: 113 Baller
    M/W6 (60-64)
    3 event tournament skier back in the 80’s life got it the way and barely skied for 30 years. Now attacking the course like I’m going to tournaments but probably won’t.
    MDB1056mfjaegersr
  • E_TE_T Posts: 629 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    Nice try ISIS
    E.T. phone home!
    I like reese's pieces

    "Leave nothing on the dock"~AM
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,640 Crazy Baller
    M/W8 (70-74)
    Each year seems to see a performance slide. I haven't got back in the groove yet this year, but last year I ran 32 off quite a few times with 2-3 at 35 best. Used to ski 4-5 tournaments a year, now I'm down to 1-2. Ski 3-4 times a week. In my peak I ran a tourney best of 1.5 @ 38.
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
    MDB1056
  • BroussardBroussard Posts: 679 Crazy Baller
    M/W1 (18-24)
    @braindamage Seems to be a relatively normal distribution with the majority in M4. Younger people (as a general rule) are starting careers and skiing, not spending time on BOS.
    Andre Broussard | Action Water Sports | SkiBennetts |
  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 1,118 Mega Baller
    M/W6 (60-64)
    Older than Dirt!
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
    Dirt
  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 1,245 Open or Level 9 Skier
    M/W4 (45-54)
    @teammalibu do you mean “dirt” or @Dirt ?

    Data distribution is as expected after 150 votes

    I am a fully committed tournament skier for about 25yrs straight
    DirtRichardDoaneslmskrsjimbrake
  • Highland_MI_SkierHighland_MI_Skier Posts: 8 Baller
    M/W4 (45-54)
    51 yrs old. 34 mph 15 off free skiier. ski 3-4 times a week on private lake. been skiing since 10 years old. never entered a tournament. bucket list is to learn the course someday. but don't have access to one.
  • LoopSkiLoopSki Posts: 864 Mega Baller
    M/W4 (45-54)
    47 , oddly enough ski a-lot less living on a ski lake then before belonging to a club.
  • chris55chris55 Posts: 413 Crazy Baller
    M/W7 (65-69)
    65 this year and competing since 2015 and love it and still improving until ......I'll let you know
    Hard part is I ski on a open water in Geneva (Swiss) and the water is very cold (45° to 58) and we go to a tournament and the water is 68° to 78° ..... not the same feeling ....
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,865 Mega Baller
    M/W4 (45-54)
    Back and neck hitting me hard
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • PrzybylaPrzybyla Posts: 7 Baller
    M/W2 (25-34)
    30... Course ski but no tournaments. We own a submersible course on a small public lake and target skiing 3-4 days a week. More if the weather and schedules work out!
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,508 Mega Baller
    B/G - Under 17
    B/G 17 and under..
    No one else picked it!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


    ski6jonesBruce_Butterfield
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