100 Years of Waterskiing!

vtjcvtjc Posts: 310 Solid Baller
edited July 3 in News & Other Stuff


  • RednucleusRednucleus Posts: 842 Mega Baller
    And I am proud to say I have been doing it for 50 of those 100 years!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,625 Administrator
    I've got a solid 50 years involved

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  • CentCent Posts: 273 Baller
    Solid 65 years for me. Body is fine. The sport is great for strength training which is itself very good for we older skiers. Age 77 in July.

  • BrennanKMNBrennanKMN Posts: 590 Crazy Baller
    There is a huge sign on the side of highway 61 commemorating the birthplace of waterskiing. I have skied in Lake Pepin a few times, always fun, but boy does that river water move!

    Unfortunate that the article included a picture of modern wake surfing and wake boarding rather than a picture of someone actually water skiing.
  • EdmundEdmund Posts: 208 Baller
    There is a very good article titled "100 Years of Water Skiing" in the current July/August 2022 edition of BoatU.S. Magazine. Lots of water skiing photos plus a timeline of water ski events, products, and people. It even has photos of Elvis and Johnny Carson skiing, and Johnny is skiing on two guys, not two water skis, at Cypress Gardens.
  • bananaronbananaron Posts: 573 Mega Baller
    Probably close to 64 yrs and pretty Much all iN MN where it all started.
    Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
  • BKistlerBKistler Posts: 87 Baller
    62 years and counting. Body still works but it hurts.
  • CentCent Posts: 273 Baller
    Aldo first learned in 1957. First on doubles behind a Chris Craft. Grandfathers boat.

    Then got a single chance to try a single behind a visiting families light 35 HP outboard. Told I got one try by the friends Dad who was in charge. So I took my only attempt and luckily made it first try. The Dad was amazed and said he would Jeep taking he that day. Still enjoying the I’ve ski experience today.
  • vtjcvtjc Posts: 310 Solid Baller
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