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Freddie Winter runs 39 off behind 1979 MasterCraft ProStar

HortonHorton Posts: 28,770 Administrator
edited August 2019 in Videos, Photos & Media

Boat Owner - Dave Nutt
Driver - Steve Glanfield
Oxford Water Ski Club
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  • keithh2oskierkeithh2oskier Posts: 581 Crazy Baller
    Pretty awesome. Guess we don’t need 80k + boats after all. Can Fredy should back it up with one of those classic MasterCraft waterskis behind a new pro star?
  • skimtbskimtb Posts: 293 Baller
    Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Was that a black flake boat?
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 665 Crazy Baller
    Just saw a 1978 Correct Craft Ski Tique with a guy free skiing. Talked to him briefly, brand new interior and engine. Beautiful boat and the wake didn't look too bad. Lots of spray though.
  • paul413skipaul413ski Posts: 196 Baller
    edited August 2019
    What a hero real world skiing
  • WishWish Posts: 7,981 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Had to close his eyes..he had to...
    Great driving. Especially if having to hand throttles
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • skihartskihart Posts: 517 Solid Baller
    Amazing! Was that hand bombed or was there some sort of speed control?
  • CBR51CBR51 Posts: 96 Baller
    Ha. Awesome. I used to own a 79 Mastercraft. Great Boat
  • jimskijimski Posts: 473 Crazy Baller
    Great driving
    Having owned a 77 s&s I know how hard that is
  • Justin_CJustin_C Posts: 226 Baller
    I wish I could recover like he does at 2 ball... Or any ball for that matter
  • RednucleusRednucleus Posts: 379 Crazy Baller
    A bit off topic but similar age - drive by a boat for sale every week. Stopped and looked today - '84 Ski Nautique, 596 original hours, pretty boat still. Bet it's lived indoors most of it's life. Has a tower :(
  • FishFreqFishFreq Posts: 11 Baller
    Awesome pass, and from the glance at that dash I'll bet it was hand throttled. There were only twin Aquameter speedos, no PP or ZO speed control. Those ol' comp boats had carburetors, no efi back then, so they were sometimes, well, often finicky. Nice to get past that age, one that has at least efi, much smoother hand throttling, starting around 1999, or better yet around 2007+ when they got throttle by wire so you can put ZeroOff on em....
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,083 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Just the Rev Counter and Stop Watch, I remember getting it to with in a tenth of a second and straight,
    I wonder how many drivers out there, could deliver, without speed control.

    If Only I Was Perfect

  • JayproJaypro Posts: 326 Crazy Baller
    I can't imagine how hard it was to drive with Freddie back there! Driving my buddies 91 prostar with a 32' off skier is work!!
  • jimskijimski Posts: 473 Crazy Baller
    You can hardly see him on the 2.4.6 Side
  • skihartskihart Posts: 517 Solid Baller
    edited September 2019
    I am sure his eyes were closed half the time. Even more impressive.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,138 Mega Baller
    @Stevie Boy the smart phone GPS weren't OEM
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 358 Solid Baller
    Speedos are dual Airguides. Standards of the day. Interestingly if you stop the video near the end neither of them appear to be reading. Must have dialed in earlier via GPS and tach. Great video. But agree- must have titanium eyeballs to handle the spray
  • ballsohardballsohard Posts: 270 Solid Baller
    Another reason why Fred is a slalom icon!
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,138 Mega Baller
  • MichaelGoodmanMichaelGoodman Posts: 150 Baller
    I bet it would be a lot harder to run on a 1979 ski
    then a 79 boat.
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 1,013 Mega Baller
    That boat is insanely tough to drive in the course and very soft and easy to ski since you can do whatever you want with it as the skier. I remember smoking -32 behind a hand driven 83 a few years ago. Still have not run it on a modern boat.
  • jeromezz430jeromezz430 Posts: 18 Baller
    edited September 2019
    Funny to see that 39off is possible beheind such an old hull ....
    So i have a lot of margin behind my savoie marine (old french copy of ski tique).
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,138 Mega Baller
    79 the record was still Bob Lapoint 4 on 11.25

    Which is a pass and 2 balls of of this

    I'd bet for a modern slalom skier the boat being soft is easier to 32 and not there at 35 on up.
  • Mastercraft81SnSMastercraft81SnS Posts: 116 Baller
    Very cool
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