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tph
01-24-2013, 07:41 PM
Check this out:
http://www.grindtv.com/surf/blog/50771/chuck+pattersons+penchant+for+skiing+liquid+mounta ins+hits+new+high/

Jerseydave
01-24-2013, 08:38 PM
Interesting.....might be fun for the first few days.
Wakeboarders have been doing that for years, so not that new of an idea.

Surfing still requires more skill than either of the above IMHO. :D

SkiDog
01-24-2013, 08:45 PM
Interesting.....might be fun for the first few days.
Wakeboarders have been doing that for years, so not that new of an idea.

Surfing still requires more skill than either of the above IMHO. :D

Why not do it on ONE ski?

mikeg205
01-24-2013, 09:06 PM
Why not do it on ONE ski?

Yeah why not try a slalom ski... +1

uplander
01-24-2013, 09:09 PM
pretty cool

so you could kneeboard or ski behind your boat instead of surfing also on the wave

snork
01-24-2013, 09:11 PM
why the HeII does he have snow ski poles?

Greenster
01-24-2013, 09:32 PM
why the HeII does he have snow ski poles?

maybe to drag them behind like most snow skiers do. LOL

46Chief
01-25-2013, 12:41 PM
Dude was a snow skier not a water skier. He's actually riding alpine fat skis and boots. I bet thats fun to swim in, poles are for balance, if you keep your hands/poles where you can see them you don't let a shoulder fall behind you and make better carved turns. I think a set of old school 72inch jumpers would be the hot setup.

maxpower220
01-25-2013, 01:11 PM
They're not snow ski poles, they are big wave ocean poles. Come on, get with the sport.

BrooksfamX2
01-25-2013, 01:23 PM
I have seen videos of skiing on a boat wake, I'm going to try that this summer on my wake hoppers............

rkhodges21
01-25-2013, 04:15 PM
I have to say that's a pretty novel idea.

h2oskifreak
01-25-2013, 04:17 PM
My thoughts; only for dude that cannot ride a surfboard. I can surf, so it doesn't look fun or a big deal to me.

rkhodges21
01-25-2013, 04:29 PM
I have seen videos of skiing on a boat wake, I'm going to try that this summer on my wake hoppers............

I just looked up some videos of wakeskiing. That looks pretty fun. I can't wait to get me a boat and start trying out as many watersports as I can.

dvsone79
01-25-2013, 05:03 PM
Anytime someone is riding a wave that big, it's impressive. It looks odd and out of place to me, but impressive nonetheless. I'm a snowboarder/wakeboarder, so skis always look weird to me. Props to him for riding jaws, though!

BrooksfamX2
01-25-2013, 06:07 PM
I am an experienced skier (and still do), but have not ocean surfed, so the ski thing would be an option for me........