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HortonHorton Posts: 28,953 Administrator
edited April 2012 in Videos, Photos & Media
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  • SMSM Posts: 529 Crazy Baller
    Too obvious, it's dead calm and nobody is skiing.
    Time spent on the water is time well spent.
  • BoodyBoody Posts: 613 Baller
    That water looks amazing!
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,050
    they are setting up a wakeboard feature on a slalom lake?
    Bob Grizzi
  • Ed_ObermeierEd_Obermeier Posts: 1,340 Crazy Baller
    The tube. Definitely the tube...
    Ed Obermeier - owner, EZ-Slalom Course Systems
    www.ez-slalom.com
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,100
    The old saying about a monkey and a football comes to mind.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • markchilcuttmarkchilcutt Posts: 945 Crazy Baller
    No one is in the boat and from the looks of the things it could easily drift away in all the wind?
    Ski it if you can!!!!
  • auskierauskier Posts: 457 Baller
    slalomers trying to sink and get rid of the jump ramp?

    the only cause rollers and get in the way those things...
    Toby
    luckyone
  • Hugh NicholsHugh Nichols Posts: 111 Baller
    They are removing the side curtain to make waiting to late a "fatal decision".
    Hugh Nichols
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,953 Administrator
    @ShaneH got it right
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  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,359 Mega Baller
    sometimes in the winter when fixing the course, we'll just "zip tie" something quick to make repairs, I've always thought how screwed I could be if I got my finger stuck while on the bottom, @ob - how much is a HEED thingy ?
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,612 Mega Baller
    Wow that is feakin' scary OB. Congrats on living to tell the tale. That heed bottle looks interesting. How does one use it?
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • Ntq206Ntq206 Posts: 78 Baller
    Wow - scary story. You could probably count me in as drowned in that situation.

    I don't think I would have been able to hold my composure like you were able.
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,626 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Nice purchase. They work. I get about 4 breaths on that thing when I get my helmet cord tangled on something and I'm upside down. It's enough to allow you to calm down get untangled and get to the surface
    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
  • RynoRyno Posts: 252 Baller
    @Dirt Four Breaths! I get around 2 minutes out of the model we use in the Aussie Navy. The bottle is slightly longer than the model pictured above though.
    Ryan McGill - South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,113 Mega Baller
    @OB sounds like a good investment.
  • McGruderMcGruder Posts: 31 Baller
    OB, carry a knife on you when you dive as well.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,340 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Agree...dive knife is seriously cheap insurance.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,881 Mega Baller
    OB, Helo dunker story brought back some memories at pensacola. I had a great time with it but some guys were absolutely terrorized by it. My last drop was blind folded and out the entry door. Glad you're ok!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,626 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    It just seems like 4 breaths when I panic
    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
  • RynoRyno Posts: 252 Baller
    @Dirt What do you fly?
    Ryan McGill - South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
  • kurtkurt Posts: 102 Baller
    @OB you should start this as a new thread ,I am a diver as well and should know better but how many times do we just dive down 7-10 ft to fix something a second when this could happen easy. just a good lesson for all of us ,thanks for posting it
    billy's puddle swerving around the frogs
  • brodybrody Posts: 312 Baller
    personaly i think the biggest problem with the picture is that i'm not in it!!!
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,626 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @ryno 1971 oh58. What are you flying?
    @brody and I would be slalom skiing or removing that obstacle. It scares me just looking at it

    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,953 Administrator
    @dirt
    I have seen you go over one of those things and it scared me
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  • RynoRyno Posts: 252 Baller
    @Dirt I'm back flying Seahawks. Our Navy uses an Aussie variant of the Bravo, but we're replacing the fleet with the new Romeo in a couple of years.

    The Kiowa warrior looks like it'd be great fun to fly. I did instructors course with the Australian Army a couple of years ago (they use the standard Kiowa/Jetranger) so I got a taste for the little bell machine. Our Navy uses the Squirrel (or A-Star as you yanks call it) as our basic trainer - I much prefer it to a standard Kiowa/Jetranger, but your OH58 with the better engines and rotor head would be cool.
    Ryan McGill - South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
  • itch2skiitch2ski Posts: 53 Baller
    Not to bring back a scary subject and experience for some, but a good friend to many was lost recently. I don't know all the details, but a knife and HEED device could have made all the difference.
    http://awakeleftcoast.com/2012/09/20/scottie-barone-tribute/
  • jimbrakejimbrake Posts: 1,349 Mega Baller
    HEED! PANTS! NOW!
    "...all of the basic fun banter"
  • WishWish Posts: 8,009 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I just told my wife that I will never (and want her to hold me to it) repair the course without someone else and a knife. I have only done it a handful of times but never again.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • MarcoMarco Posts: 1,429 Crazy Baller
    Scott was installing a drop buoy by himself. He was prepping for a tournament that me and my daughter were going to ski in at the beginning of this month. I don't know the details of how he got trapped, but OB is right about his friends skiing without knowing he was underwater.

    A fund for the family has been set up to help the family. Here are the details in case anyone wants to donate.

    Scott Barone Family Fund . Account no. 761041000214 . Send donations to any Key Bank location .
  • WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
    There is an alternative to HEED called Spare Air. Used models for both can be easily had for under $200 on ebay. I don't really know which came first but they are the same concept. I've had more than my fair share of getting trapped underwater but never in a course thankfully. So far any time someone has been working on the course (while I've been there), everyone else is sitting in the boat watching the guy doing the work...I'm a gubberment employee so this comes natural to me. lol kidding
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