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atlfootr
01-06-2011, 08:48 AM
NO SOUND! :mad: Reason they call it vintage ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cAGdeUw1es&feature=related
Luv the added touch spliced in the middle to WAKE YOU UP, well worth admission! :D

:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

ENJOY!

thatsmrmastercraft
01-06-2011, 09:14 AM
NO SOUND! :mad: Reason they call it vintage ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cAGdeUw1es&feature=related
Luv the added touch spliced in the middle to WAKE YOU UP, well worth admission! :D

:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

ENJOY!

Really cool video. Any idea what year that is?

atlfootr
01-06-2011, 09:15 AM
No idea @ all, however it's open for guesses.8p
I maybe able to find out from USA WATER SKI HQ

atlfootr
01-06-2011, 09:30 AM
On the phone w/ Archive Dept now, they think it maybe from the early 1950's.
From what they can tell, the woman's wearing a Tutu and the boat looks like an old wooden Correct Craft ..

atlfootr
01-06-2011, 09:37 AM
That's all I could find out, for now.

atlfootr
01-06-2011, 09:46 AM
This one does have sound and was filmed Sept 23, 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwOAb1I7q1s&feature=related

milkmania
01-06-2011, 09:50 AM
NO SOUND! :mad: Reason they call it vintage ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cAGdeUw1es&feature=related
Luv the added touch spliced in the middle to WAKE YOU UP, well worth admission!

:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

ENJOY!

dang, that's some rough water!:eek:

Double D
01-06-2011, 10:46 AM
Here are a couple more:

1962
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOmni8_lprs&feature=related

Early 70's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs3A4U25MMA&feature=related

Slinkyredfoot
01-06-2011, 11:23 AM
[QUOTE=thatsmrmastercraft;724748]Really cool video. Any idea what year that is?[/QUOTE

After checking out the womens swimsuites and watching the guy on the kite, those kites were popular in our lake ski shows in 1963 or 64, but just an uneducated guess.

thatsmrmastercraft
01-06-2011, 11:55 AM
[QUOTE=thatsmrmastercraft;724748]Really cool video. Any idea what year that is?[/QUOTE

After checking out the womens swimsuites and watching the guy on the kite, those kites were popular in our lake ski shows in 1963 or 64, but just an uneducated guess.

I think thats a pretty good guess.

Jerseydave
01-06-2011, 09:33 PM
This one does have sound and was filmed Sept 23, 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwOAb1I7q1s&feature=related

So now we know......it was Malibu that killed Cypress Gardens! :D

Jim@BAWS
01-06-2011, 10:31 PM
I was at the FINAL show 4/13/2003 when the Gardens originally closed. Sad day...it has never been the same. MasterCraft supplied a bid when it reopened under new ownership based on gate attendance. Bu won the bid...still to this day they never paid the balance owed to Cypress Gardens. The most recent owners of the Gardens fell on very tough times after a hurricane a few years ago...then the economy. The Gardens will reopen this October as LEGOLAND. There will be a ski show still in the ski stadium. We are all looking forward to that day. No one as of now knows who the boat of choice will be. CC was there when it closed last year.

Jim@BAWS

daverbeck
01-06-2011, 11:37 PM
I was there a few yeas ago (my only time there) and it happened to be Banana George's 90th birthday. He was there decked out in yellow and had a smile a mile wide. He shook my hand and gave me a banana!

I think he was going to ski in the show that day. They had a sort of ski sled thing that the group with him was carrying around. We had to leave so I didn't see if he skied.

Pretty cool to meet him.