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tlenard45
06-15-2012, 10:03 PM
Put my ski rope handle thru the drivers mirror this morning... nobody hurt... just glass all over the boat :o ... Does this give me 7 years of bad luck???
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"Always looking for GLASS water" :cool:
http://www.meetup.com/The-North-Phoenix-Die-Hard-Water-Ski-Meetup-Group/

BrianT
06-15-2012, 10:11 PM
Good shot!!! Hope no 7 years of bad luck!!!

macattack
06-15-2012, 10:12 PM
Glad to hear no one was hurt! Just curious, were you using a shock tube? Some say this will prevent the recoil from reaching the driver area, some say it doesn't matter...tks, mac

Kyle
06-16-2012, 12:37 AM
I've seen a gauge smashed by a handle before.

A few weeks ago I had a buddy who was riding in the observer seat who covered his face and the handle hit him in the forarms instead of his face.

I've also been hit in the back while driving. I've learned to duck n cover well while driving as it took only 1 whack to teach me.

I never use a shock tube. The only tubes I can find are like 3' long. I would use one that is used in tournaments that are 12"-18" long. The 3' long ones just look stupid to me.

tlenard45
06-18-2012, 09:49 AM
Glad to hear no one was hurt! Just curious, were you using a shock tube? Some say this will prevent the recoil from reaching the driver area, some say it doesn't matter...tks, mac

Yep...I was using a shock tube...I think we need to get the mythbusters to do some testing on this shock tube question. :confused:

"Always looking for GLASS water" :cool:
http://www.meetup.com/The-North-Phoenix-Die-Hard-Water-Ski-Meetup-Group/

tlenard45
06-18-2012, 10:22 AM
New Mirror Head ordered last Friday from amazon...$31.75 no tax free shipping... funny how the say shatterproof :confused:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LRQDEW/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

"Always looking for GLASS water" :cool:
http://www.meetup.com/The-North-Phoenix-Die-Hard-Water-Ski-Meetup-Group/

Barefooter92
06-18-2012, 01:54 PM
Impressive! Glad no one was hurt. In time this will make for a good 35 dollar story. I have a few dents in my ski but no damage other than that. I too use a shock tube but not sure if it helps. The closest I have had my handle return to the boat is the platform.

mikeg205
06-18-2012, 03:53 PM
eash...scary...never had my rope get even close...how many feet off were you running?

tlenard45
06-18-2012, 08:46 PM
eash...scary...never had my rope get even close...how many feet off were you running?

28' 0ff

tlenard45
06-22-2012, 04:51 PM
:) All fixed... Skied without it yesterday on Lake Pleasant, AZ... Ski Course day! (we set-up a course 6 times a year out there)
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