February Ski Ride Roll Call

HortonHorton Posts: 26,964 Administrator
edited February 2014 in Other Stuff
BI was about 33 today. One real ride - 36 balls on the green loop trying to be smooth and one ride on a rec ski doing some testing stuff.

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  • bogboybogboy Posts: 697 Solid Baller
    Good free ski with gino today. Warmer than the course lake.
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,037 Mega Baller
    the Broho water has warmed up to 43, and we almost beat the rain, but it was a good day at the lake
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • pumpinpetepumpinpete Posts: 37 Baller
    Our water is 86deg F but unfortunately a cyclone (hurricane) warning put an end to my fun for a few days
  • auskierauskier Posts: 449 Baller
    3 days straight here with temps over 105. water sitting around 90. summer is cooking us this year after a few years of very mild temperatures.
    Toby
  • WishWish Posts: 7,675 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited February 2014
    72 yest, all but 4 on the green. And in the weirdest fog second set. I've never skied in something like that before. It hung about a half a foot off the water to about 3 feet in the air. Could not see more then one buoy ahead but my head was above it. Drop at the end and the course disappeared but sky and tree line even the bimini top were clear. My brain wants 72 today but my body is not sure yet. Full day of dock rebuild may just do it in.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,047 Mega Baller
    Saw a kid getting a pull behind a SUV on the street in front of my house last night. That's as close as it gets for a long time.
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,186
    Air 72 yesterday - Water 56 -a shame to see it blown out
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,047 Mega Baller
    edited February 2014
    Texas6, those temps seem so far away right now. We have a deep freeze this winter. About the only good thing is a greater % of bugs will be killed off than usual.
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,186
    @AB - you can seek solice in the fact that the groundhog has been wrong in 15 of the past 25 years. One small victory on the road to ski weather
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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    A_B
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 872 Crazy Baller
    edited February 2014
    70 buoys, all yellow 2/1/14. January a bad weather month here.

    2014 Log

    Started back slaloming with a posterior splint 7 weeks s/p Achilles repair, now 6 months out and skiing without splint x 1 month.

    The calf weakness (front) is impressive re negative effect on balance and pressuring the front foot, probably 25% strength back. Was skiing better with splint, not even close to blue line yet without it.

    If some of the pros like Campbell & Nowlan have gone through this it is clear to see a year or more before getting everything back to 100%+

    However being behind a handle beats being behind the wheel…
    Texas6
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,769 Mega Baller
    @Texas6, yeah... I should have skied yesterday despite the wind. Worried".. That might end up being our warmest day for Feb.

    The bummer in TX is that when it is that warm in the winter, it is usually due to a strong south wind.
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
    Texas6
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,414 Crazy Baller
    Maybe today, if prep for Super Bowl gathering doesn't kill it. Air should get close to 70, water is 48.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,839 Mega Baller
    I skied yesterday and today down at Lucky Lowe's outside of Orlando. I don't recall the baller index but yesterday air was in the upper 60s and water I would say was in the upper 50s. I skied in a full 3/2 wetsuit. Today air was in the mid 80s and water was about the same and I skied with just a vest. Water was a little cold when I first jumped in.

    I was a bit of a mess yesterday and much better today. I had forgotten that I only skied about 10 sets on the Reflex last year and it felt a little funky to me yesterday and better today.

    Skiing with Lucky was great. Lucky was super accommodating to our schedule which was changing. He helped my son out with some thoughts on how to adjust to skiing 36 mph as he is first year in Boys 3. I would definitely go back and ski more with Lucky.
    Mark Shaffer
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,607 Mega Baller
    McCormick s over the weekend, Water mid 60's, Air mid 80's. Skied with Michael and Dr. Morgan. Coach Michael's coaching tip for me! "Jody it's only 28 off! Not 39!"
    Lot's of Radar's on the dock, Vapor's and Strada's!
    Moomba skiers starting to show up to train before the big event Down under.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • auskierauskier Posts: 449 Baller
    you coming back @Jody_Seal?
    Toby
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,607 Mega Baller
    @auskier. Steve-O will be their this weekend, he is picking up boat for Cory at the Factory and coming in to help Dr. Mike with a few things. I am trying to make it back down next weekend purely to ski and get back into the groove.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


    rodecon
  • 19skier19skier Posts: 108 Baller
    Not today.
  • MSMS Posts: 5,104 Mega Baller
    @scotchipman At least you can get on the slopes.
    Shut up and ski
  • WishWish Posts: 7,675 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited February 2014
    @MS not true. You have the mighty mountain just up the road. Welch Village is a calln.

    ;-)
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • MSMS Posts: 5,104 Mega Baller
    @Wish I was there last month and it wasn't bad but you could put 15 Welch mountains on Snowbird.
    Shut up and ski
  • WishWish Posts: 7,675 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited February 2014
    @MS I grew up on that...ok I'll say it..... hill. Better then nothing though. Was always disappointing coming back from a trip out west and then skiing the hill. But still better then flat land USA.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • Frozen in Nashville!
    Am I a jumper that wants to be a slalom skier? Or a slalom skier that wants to be a jumper?
  • skiepskiep Posts: 293 Solid Baller
    Got my set in yesterday! 28 and 32's only
    Jody_Seal
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,414 Crazy Baller
    Finally, one set today. First in 2-1/2 months.
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 908 Crazy Baller
    Skied a set Sat and Sun. Water 47, air 55-60. First set in 3-1/2 months, and it was UGLY!
    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
  • WolfeieWolfeie Posts: 172 Baller
    First two sets of 2014 yesterday and feeling it today. Only ran 4 passes per set at 28 off. Very warm for Bakersfield in February, Water 58, Air 72-74. Supposed to be nice again next weekend.
    Brad Wolfe - Ski West Village, Arvin, Ca; Radar Pro Build, SN 200, I can see Ball of Spray headquarters from my lake house.
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 876 Mega Baller
    We will be in Florida next week, staying in Venice. Hoping to run up to McCormick's at least once and will probably also get up to Orlando at least once too. Might hit up Brook's new place and might have to see how LaPoint's new lake is working out after breaking it in last year!
  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,970 Mega Baller
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