View Full Version : never too old to ski

04-03-2007, 11:41 PM
i went to my buddy's house today who lives on a ski lake. while at the dock there's a guy coming down the lake rippin 28off like nothing. my buddy tells me " you wont believe this but that guy is 75!" . of course i said no way, but sure as sh*T , he climbs up the ladder and there was no doubt about it. this guy was old .

at first i felt embaressed that this old timer was better than me and in better shape. but after i thought about it some more, it made me feel good. at least i know that if i take of myself , i have many more years to enjoy the sport i love...what an inspiration..

04-04-2007, 12:06 AM
We will all be lucky if we are skiing into our 70's.

"But with advances in modern science, and my high level of income, I mean, it's not crazy to think I can't live to be 245, maybe 300."


04-04-2007, 12:08 AM
You said it, Ricky Bobbie!

04-04-2007, 08:00 AM
I regularly ski with a guy like that. Except, his main hobby is footin, then trick & slalom on the side. Along with a little wake surf & disc'in. This guy is the only other person on our water out there almost as early & late in the season as we are.

04-04-2007, 08:35 AM
This is cool and give me hope that when I retire I can just become a ski bum ... water in the summer and snow in the winter. That would be a good life.

04-04-2007, 08:46 AM
Amazing isn't it? Isn't Harold Hintringer (sp?) pushing 70 too? I've got a video clip of him on my computer running I think [email protected]'off... If you go to Schnitzskis.com it's on there too. Pretty amazing!

04-04-2007, 09:10 AM
Hey don't forget about "Banana George". What an insperation he is!!!
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

04-04-2007, 09:14 AM
My mother is 70 and still snow skis regularly with her ski club. She goes on ski trips everywhere (all over the East where she lives, Rockys, Quebec, Europe). I think she backed off the black diamond courses after injuring her knee several years ago. I think I have her genes. If so, I'll be ripping up the ski course like that guy after I retire. :D

Besides, isn't 70 like the new 50?

School Skier
04-04-2007, 09:15 AM
I hope they have great pain pills for us Baby Boomers.