View Full Version : Will It Ski?

04-30-2010, 10:43 AM
I'm sure a lot of you have played this game in some form or another, but our local ski club is opening it's season with an outting and the theme is "Will It Ski?"
That being said, I'm looking for some suggestions on what all of you have done with details on whether or not "It Skied".

Suggestions and discoveries to date-
-motorcycle frame bolted to old wakeboard. (thank you Nitro Circus)
-rocking horse bolted to plywood (while drinking a beer, smoking a cigarette, and completed a 360)
-table top and a step ladder (this was a good one, big winner was 4 rungs up)
-kitchen cabinet door
-snow sleds of various types (kinda lame)
-2x6 better known as "the barracuda" (Seth Stisher rides this around all 6 buoys at Gordon's in the edged in water video)
-cooler with beer

So what can you ski?!?

04-30-2010, 10:53 AM
This is going to be a awesome thread! :D

04-30-2010, 11:29 AM
I have a hard enough time riding a real water ski period so I couldn't imagine trying to ride anything else.

04-30-2010, 11:31 AM
An aluminum toboggan. Note- tie a rope to it. They sink.
An upside down coffee table. I wish I had the pics.

04-30-2010, 12:29 PM
Canoe paddle. Saw in a video somewhere.

How about one of the ugly orange life jackets?

04-30-2010, 12:51 PM
How about unique tow boats


04-30-2010, 01:28 PM
Commode lid, not the seat!

04-30-2010, 05:59 PM
Ironing boards & snow skis

04-30-2010, 06:13 PM

05-02-2010, 10:06 PM
A buddy of mine was telling me about his family tradition of using a small round tabletop and a barstool - that are NOT connected together! The goal is to end up sitting on the stool. Apparently it's a great spectator sport.

05-02-2010, 11:12 PM
As a kid we made a 32" plywood disc and had a bar stool with rubber tips on the legs. Would stand on it and time how long we could stay up. Could do a heck of a belly flop off that stool.

05-03-2010, 02:42 PM
350 cubic inch Chevy short block (failed)

05-03-2010, 03:02 PM
Pizza peel - worked, but sank.

Canoe paddle - easier that it looks.

Sawed off wooden combos with a pair of shoes bolted on.

A sofa - worked great, but nearly pulled the back of the boat off once it was wet.

05-29-2010, 12:09 AM
I think Tony Klarich (sp) hot dog skier, did something about 10 yrs ago trying to ride the greatest variety of stuff. Cooler lid was in a photo. We have an old crappy windsurfer that we've had a bunch of fun with towing behind the boat 12-14 mph. 4 kids or about 3 adults. Try to stand up. I've made home made aquaplanes about 60 x 32" size. Last summer we found a full 4 x 8' of plywood and we had five teens riding it like a giant saucer. Rope not tied to the plywood, it took lots of strength to hold on until it got planing. Neighbors thought we were LOONY.


Then there is just the challenge of seeing how many skiers you can get up with whatever gear you can scrape together. Here we attempted 9 but got 8 up behind my BILs outboard.



Hoosier Bob
05-29-2010, 09:53 AM
I will try to find or get some pics of us skiing in a cooler. 48 quart I think?;)

05-29-2010, 02:53 PM
I will try to find or get some pics of us skiing in a cooler. 48 quart I think?;)

Started out full, then emptied while skiing, right?!:D

10-15-2010, 04:18 PM
Any updates from this season's on-water antics? I figures with all the creative minds that call this forum home, we'd hear more stories of the glory days... or at least evidence of the weekend bender?!? Our club was unable to pull off our "will it ski" day due to high water on the river. Add to that a schedule that was pretty full with a weekly Thursday night ability training series as well as (2) Saturday learn to ski days. The second of which we worked with 32 kids, most of which aren't typically exposed to the boating world.



10-15-2010, 04:29 PM
We had a couple guys in the old camp on the Ohio river that could ride a plywood disc down the river...complete with folding lawn chair, beer and a cigarette. Man those were the days...

10-15-2010, 04:52 PM
I've seen a guy ski on a shovel, just a normal spade type. About a half hour later, the same approach was used with a guitar with a widened sound hole. He used one ski to help get up, dropped the ski and skied on. He had a surf leash attached to the shovel.

Is that what you're doing on Sunday? I may have to change my plans...

PA Prostar
10-15-2010, 05:01 PM
Do you mean like this?
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=31806We had a couple guys in the old camp on the Ohio river that could ride a plywood disc down the river...complete with folding lawn chair, beer and a cigarette. Man those were the days...

10-15-2010, 05:06 PM
Do you mean like this?

Yeah that's it! I'm still trying to remember what other things we tried to ride!! :)

10-15-2010, 09:09 PM
posting error

10-16-2010, 12:15 PM
A 7' section of 18" sewer pipe, capped on both ends. Didn't really ski it, but rather rode it like a wet bull.

We had two of them we were repairing, they are floats for our dock. We decided it was a good idea to ski on them before we put them back. Sadly, no pictures.

Also towed a kayak around the lake in an attempt to wakesurf with it. It was tons of fun but finding the correct recipe of weight and speed in my little 190 was pretty difficult.

10-16-2010, 08:37 PM
I don't see it posted yet, so I'll add one. A picnic table upside down. After a flood we decided to go check out a picnic table that appeared in the shallows, and it was in good shape so we took turns riding it back to shore...we took the long way home. :)