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Thread: Outback Gone?
10-09-2013, 03:12 PM #11
It is funny though how during the seventies and eighties we were getting flatter and flatter wakes with with lower and lower profile boats (still miss some of my old V-drives and jets) and now we are dumping 3k lbs of water in our boats!
Sad to see some of these trends goSent by the random thoughts from the voices in my head...
10-09-2013, 03:24 PM #12Scott
2007 Mobius LSV with a lot of great upgrades and mods
10-09-2013, 03:42 PM #13
My wife almost bagged on the idea of skiing and was determined to be a boarder. Skiing made more sense for her, as she was a pro figure skater and having two skis just made sense. On mt Hood, everywhere she looked, it was snowboarder dominated. But I took her to Whistler and her outlook changed. Up there, with a more international crowd, skiing is still very alive and well.
I still intend on water skiing every now and again. I wear it as a badge of honor that I can deep water start and ride a single ski; because it makes wakeboarding and surfing look easy in comparison.2008 Moomba Mobius XLV. Monster Cargo Bimini, WS Rev 410's, Polk Cabins, Infinity Subs, PPI amps, WS420, Exile BT, upgraded ballast pumps, up to 3,500+ pounds of ballast, Blue LED's...
1992 Supra Sunsport. **SOLD** 2k pounds ballast, Surf System, Blue LED's everywhere, decent audio system.
Tow Rig: 2013 F150 Ecoboost FX4 (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabrolet, 2002 Audic S6 Avant, 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.
10-09-2013, 04:16 PM #14
And that slalom run for this summer for me (only one this year and I'm still trying to recover from it ) came with a group of my son's 17 yr old friends in the boat and their jaws dropped when they saw an old, out-of-shape Dad do that on a single ski......gave them some respect for the old man again!!Mike
2013 Outback V
2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...
10-09-2013, 04:51 PM #15
I'm 27, I do slalom runs every year, used to run the course quite a few times each year. The lake I live on has a big group of real hard core skiers and they dominate the lake. Literally, they drive up to people and tell them to stop using their boats because they want flat water to ski on. Ironically though, this year I told them I would get out skiing with them, but I just never could take any time away from either wakeboarding or surfing to do it. Still haven't yet this year, and this is the first year in quite a while I havent, and ironically it's the best lake I've ever been on for it (and the most people I could ski with ever) lol. Maybe this weekend, as one of my last runs of the year!Boats previously owned - 2000 Supra Launch, 2003 Outback, 2006 Mobius LSV
10-09-2013, 05:30 PM #16
10-09-2013, 05:43 PM #17
Re: Outback Gone?
The issue is that there's about 3 real hard core guys out every morning and every night. I surf or board after work a couple times a week. They'll come out and sit there by the course until I stop. I pretty much try to ignore them anymore and I go until it's almost dark and they get like one run in. Sometimes I stop early so I don't feel like the jerk.
Sent from my fourth replacement Galaxy S2 using Tapatalk 4...Boats previously owned - 2000 Supra Launch, 2003 Outback, 2006 Mobius LSV
10-09-2013, 11:37 PM #18
Convert them to surfing....A Day at the Lake...Priceless
A Day in Powder...Endless
2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
2007 Outback V ~ sold
10-10-2013, 02:36 AM #19
Or run parallel to the course so the waves will go through quicker.1998 Mobius
310 HP PCM
10-10-2013, 11:28 AM #20
Last night some skiers came out relatively late, just before dark, but they weren't the real hard core guys. I didn't bother to stop, and they did ski and just tried to avoid my waves as much as possible. One of the hard core guys came out and got in his boat and drove to another one of the hard core guy's house, and as he was sitting there it almost looked like my surf wave was going to lift his ski boat up onto his buddy's dock...he ended up just going home.Boats previously owned - 2000 Supra Launch, 2003 Outback, 2006 Mobius LSV