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Helsinki...

ralral Posts: 1,718 Mega Baller
I am currently in Helsinki for work reasons (not the right weather for skiing anyways), but probably have to be back during the summer. Anyone knows where they ski here? They do have good jumpers (good looking as well...), so there has to be a ramp and buoys somewhere...
Rodrigo Andai

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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,510 Mega Baller
    I have nothing useful to contribute, but anyhow: It's been about 25 years since I visited Helsinki, but that place was awesome in the summer.

    I'm pretty sure there are no men in Helsinki. At least I never managed to see one. (It's possible it could color my view that I was 16 when I visited there...)
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,336 Mega Baller
    I have a connection in Oslo if you need it. Quick flight over there to take a few sets.
    Shut up and ski
  • JiiAsJiiAs Posts: 1 New Baller
    Lake Niihama in Tampere.
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,336 Mega Baller
    It looks like the crowd is watching an outdoor event at the winter Olympics.
    Shut up and ski
    MattP9400
  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 765 Crazy Baller
    Hi @ral

    The Finnish Water Ski Sports Association's website
    http://www.northwater.fi/

    Club list:
    http://www.northwater.fi/seurat/
    I can see a few in Helsinki area.

    Google Crome can translate quite ok.


    You are always welcome to Stockholm (much closer than Norway ;0).
    There are some times boat trips for as low as 50 USD T/R.
    We have approx 10 clubs within 2 h from Stockholm (~5 in Sto area).
    You can most likely be guest in any club. I will for sure invite any Baller in as guest in my club.

    Here are a few:

    LVSK (My club)
    http://www.vattensportklubben.se/

    Älta sjön (No website but if you would like to google location)

    Lida, Tullinge
    http://www8.idrottonline.se/LidaVSK-Vattenskidor/

    Nacka Järla sjön
    http://nackavsk.se/?home

    Svenska Vattenskidförbundet (Sweden water Ski Association's website)
    Will show many Sweden clubs (I would assume there are about 100 total)
    http://iof3.idrottonline.se/SvenskaVattenskid-Wakeboardforbundet/

    Best luck!

    Peter
    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
    SkiJayralKcSwerverHorton
  • trlztrlz Posts: 2 New Baller
    They've got a slamon course in the city (of Helsinki) and I've heard it skis decent in the mornings before the wind picks up. Wanting to take a ski set, I'd suggest driving an hour and a half north to lake niihama in tampere. The lake is unreal and the site is well maintained.
  • tsixamtsixam Posts: 371 Baller
    @ral try the Finnish facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/waterskifinland.
    Tsixam
  • ralral Posts: 1,718 Mega Baller
    @gsm_peter, thanks for the data and offer! I might get to Sweden on my next trip to the region, so will let you know.
    Rodrigo Andai
  • E_TE_T Posts: 620 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    You could use a BOS sponsor http://www.wakescout.com
    E.T. phone home!
    I like reese's pieces

    "Leave nothing on the dock"~AM
    Horton
  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 765 Crazy Baller
    Hi @ral

    Welcome. Just give a heads up when you know more.

    You can read more about our club in another post here from me (How a water ski club works in Sweden)
    Unfortunately I am not a very experienced driver (it matters a lot (?) since you seems to be a short line skier) but I will do mu best (to find a better driver or drive myself).
    Also note that we are a bit dependent on the weather conditions (wind and later the darkness).



    @E_T

    The wakescout www does unfortunately not cover many places in Sweden.
    I saw 5 out of approx 100. (Also all does not have a web site)
    So I guess it is better to go to the Ski federations in each non US country instead.

    (A few years ago I saw another www that was rather complete. I do not remember the name)
    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
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