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suedv
12-25-2007, 03:08 PM
Some people celebrate Christmas in July, but not us. We had July on Chistmas! :D The only difference is the water temp is a little colder... like about 35 degrees and the air temp was even colder.

I'll share some of the fun I had with my new Canon 40D :cool: that I got from Rick today.

Here we are at the launch getting ready to go.

suedv
12-25-2007, 03:09 PM
My brother-in-law Mike took the first run.

suedv
12-25-2007, 03:10 PM
My nephew Scott was next.

suedv
12-25-2007, 03:11 PM
Ryan did some barefooting.

suedv
12-25-2007, 03:16 PM
Mcdoon came to watch us be crazy on the water. He's the one on the right.

Mikey
12-25-2007, 03:21 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :headbang:

suedv
12-25-2007, 03:22 PM
Ben doing a barefoot run. He started out cold because his rope broke on the first try and he took a dive before he actually got going.

suedv
12-25-2007, 03:25 PM
Just out of the water. Ben's hair started to freeze. :eek:

suedv
12-25-2007, 03:27 PM
Ice at one end of the lake.

suedv
12-25-2007, 03:28 PM
Enjoying the ride. :)

suedv
12-25-2007, 03:29 PM
Rick finishing up his ride.

suedv
12-25-2007, 03:30 PM
Working on getting those feet warmed up.

suedv
12-25-2007, 03:31 PM
A picture Kim took of me with my new toy. I have a lot of new features to learn on this thing!

suedv
12-25-2007, 03:33 PM
Merry Christmas from the DeVries Gang!!!!!!!

TOO-TALL
12-25-2007, 03:39 PM
:worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: ........................

Leroy
12-25-2007, 03:47 PM
That is great Sue! You have one tough family and group of friends!

André
12-25-2007, 03:59 PM
Great pics Sue!
(Why do i have the feelings of repeating my self?)
See you next year!

oldriver
12-25-2007, 04:20 PM
way to go.Gotta love it......

Mikey
12-25-2007, 04:24 PM
Do you have a block heater for that MC?:D

shepherd
12-25-2007, 08:21 PM
Holly crap! I didn't go skiing this weekend because the temp never got above 60 degrees.
Excuse me while I go b****slap my sissy self. :rolleyes:

I WILL go skiing this week.

Great pics Sue!

Maristar210
12-25-2007, 08:52 PM
Wow Sue, I was thinking naww they didn't......

Wholly molly. I got cold just watching it. My wife grew up in EGR and I had to show her these for her to believe it. See the Roses sign in back of Rick....

COOOOOOLLL :D :D :D :D

suedv
12-25-2007, 10:31 PM
We're back home from a family party and I thought I would post a few more of the people on shore. Scott had a terrible time trying to get his skis on. They kept sliding away from him on the ice. By the way we parked in the launch because we figured nobody else would be there to use it today.

suedv
12-25-2007, 10:34 PM
Ben as his rope is breaking.

suedv
12-25-2007, 10:51 PM
Rick's brother and his son had nearly and hour drive home. Getting dry clothes on for the ride home was a cold experience.

Well, I'm done with these pics. I think mcdoon took some pictures he was going to post. His will give a from the shore perspective.

I guess I don't have any more pictures to post for this year. However, we'll be out next week with our ski team for the annual team New Year's Day ski event. :)

Mag_Red
12-25-2007, 11:02 PM
:eek: You telling us McDoon never even took a ride in the boat????? What a Puss!:D I have to say ............ you got one dedicated family Sue!!!:worthy: I'm a bigger puss........70 is about my cut off temp!:D

suedv
12-25-2007, 11:16 PM
:70 is about my cut off temp!:D

Rick says he compares this with hitting yourself with a hammer. It feels so good when you stop. :D

Mag_Red
12-25-2007, 11:26 PM
Rick says he compares this with hitting yourself with a hammer. It feels so good when you stop. :D:purplaugh I can relate to that. considering all the misc framing I have done on the new house;)

mcdoon
12-25-2007, 11:47 PM
:eek: You telling us McDoon never even took a ride in the boat????? What a Puss!:D I have to say ............ you got one dedicated family Sue!!!:worthy: I'm a bigger puss........70 is about my cut off temp!:D

Mag--You know, I definitely felt like a puss standing next to the guys that went! I thought I had berries getting out in 55 degree water in October. Ryan's thermometer showed the water a solid 34, which has to put the shrinkage factor at nearly 100% I'm thinking.

I think I remember mumbling something about doing it next year with them. It'll take that long to get my mental game together!

Here's a few pics from shore. Notice the white stuff that looks like it could be sand.

suedv
12-26-2007, 12:03 AM
Mag--You know, I definitely felt like a puss standing next to the guys that went! I thought I had berries getting out in 55 degree water in October. Ryan's thermometer showed the water a solid 34, which has to put the shrinkage factor at nearly 100% I'm thinking.

I think I remember mumbling something about doing it next year with them. It'll take that long to get my mental game together!

Here's a few pics from shore. Notice the white stuff that looks like it could be sand.

My mental game says, I'll never get in water that cold! Next year is more than I'll ever do.


Thanks for posting the pics. I'll save them with the ones we took.

Footin
12-26-2007, 12:06 AM
Looked like fun, cold but fun.

Willski
12-26-2007, 12:17 AM
Um....I don't think that is good for the boat.....at least that will be my excuse for not doing it myself!

Mag_Red
12-26-2007, 07:40 AM
Looked like fun, cold but fun.:purplaugh From the guy thay wore a Dry Suit at the May Mag Mania~ :D

damaged442
12-26-2007, 07:49 AM
That is awesome! It's been a few years since I've gone in the snow like that! It's just such an exhilirating feeling! Snow to the face does sting less than rain though! As far as the cold temps go, I've always considered it mind over matter. I have no mind, therefore it really doesn't matter! :uglyhamme

"No man, the boat's not damaged, it's the driver!"

coz
12-26-2007, 08:16 AM
Some people celebrate Christmas in July, but not us. We had July on Chistmas! :D The only difference is the water temp is a little colder... like about 35 degrees and the air temp was even colder.

I'll share some of the fun I had with my new Canon 40D :cool: that I got from Rick today.

Here we are at the launch getting ready to go.


DEDICATION! to a sport loved. Man! I thought we had it cold here in AZ when we need our dry or wetsuits to keep the chill off also no snow or ice involved. I'm sure the big balls it took to go out shrunk to the size of BB's along with everything else. Way to go Boyz!

ski_king
12-26-2007, 09:11 AM
Great pictures Sue!!

My hats off to you for supporting them on their (not so) crazy stunts.
If I only lived closer, I may have been out there with you guys.

BrianM
12-26-2007, 09:34 AM
Burrrrrrrr!

Looks like everyone had a great time. You crazy midwesterners and skiing with snow on the ground and ice on the lake. AWESOME!

TMCNo1
12-26-2007, 09:41 AM
Great pictures Sue!!

My hats off to you for supporting them on their (not so) crazy stunts.
If I only lived closer, I may have been out there with you guys.

There could have been film @ 11:00!

"MasterCraft Team Talk member Ski King was found approximately 3/4 miles inland, when his inflatable truck tire tube became brittle from the extreme cold and exploded upon hitting a chunk of ice during a Christmas Day watersports outing. He exclaimed with a sigh, as he flew out of sight, Merry Christmas to All and I'll be hurting tonight!":D

ski_king
12-26-2007, 09:50 AM
There could have been film @ 11:00!

"MasterCraft Team Talk member Ski King was found approximately 3/4 miles inland, when his inflatable truck tire tube became brittle from the extreme cold and exploded upon hitting a chunk of ice during a Christmas Day watersports outing. He exclaimed with a sigh, as he flew out of sight, Merry Christmas to All and I'll be hurting tonight!":D
I think you are confusing me with someone else........

TMCNo1
12-26-2007, 09:57 AM
I think you are confusing me with someone else........

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, ..........................................OK! :rolleyes: :D

CarlosCabanas
12-26-2007, 10:17 AM
Isabelle and I skied yesterday too!! Let's just say it was probably more comfortable!! Good Job!!

Carlos

Jesus_Freak
12-26-2007, 12:55 PM
Ben doing a barefoot run. He started out cold because his rope broke on the first try and he took a dive before he actually got going.

Man, he looks cold!

Did you not take any slalom pics, or did no one partake?

RickDV
12-26-2007, 04:00 PM
Man, he looks cold!

Did you not take any slalom pics, or did no one partake?

With water that cold your feet are going numb by the time the rope goes tight. No one wanted to try slalom skiing on frozen feet.

Ryan did run on a slalom ski for a little while until he stepped out to barefoot, but he was not doing anything more than a straight line behind the boat. (Bravery only goes so far!)

94PS190
12-26-2007, 04:12 PM
I went on new yrs day last yr. It's not as much fun as it looks. I will see if I can find those pics. I was gravel lake in south west Mi.

Hollywood
12-26-2007, 04:55 PM
So Scott gave up on the jump skis? Looks like he is fiddling with them at the ramp but riding some combos behind the boat. Mike put them on the wrong feet?

I can't believe some of you are skiing w/o drysuits in that!

suedv
12-26-2007, 05:13 PM
Mike just made those skis and he was trying them out for the first time. Mike is always making stuff. He's the inventor/hobbiest of the family. He owns a metal fabrication shop as his business, but he is always tinkering with making stuff (more than just metal). Some new things that he makes take a few tries before they are perfected, but most stuff is quite good when he's done with it.

Scott tried to use the skies but the bindings didn't fit his feet well and his feet were numb so he decided to stop messing with them and get going on something else.

SunCoast 83
12-27-2007, 10:26 PM
WOW!!! That is awesome. I dont think my boat would even START in conditions that cold!! :) brrrrr.