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Skatedoc
07-13-2013, 02:52 PM
Just moved to Chicago, figured I'd see if anyone's offering pulls on the big lake or anywhere nearby. I can drive and have a wakeskate.

mikeg205
07-13-2013, 02:57 PM
Skiing on the big lake - I have never seen it that calm on the chicago side... Grand Ave beach seems like best place - but believe you can't ski behind break water... Best place is mornings at Chain o' Lakes and down on Illinois River.

You can try www.meetup.com - are you northside or southside...

88 PS190
07-13-2013, 03:22 PM
Just moved to Chicago, figured I'd see if anyone's offering pulls on the big lake or anywhere nearby. I can drive and have a wakeskate.


Where in? We're working on this currently.

I'm near south west - by I-55 and I-294 seems like most of the other guys are a bit further out. I'm about half way through a wake winch build - but don't know if that will be finished since I don't ride wake skates... might try though.

Rockman
07-14-2013, 12:41 PM
There are a number of people in the western suburbs and also the southwest suburbs who always have room for extra riders.

We took our BF200 on Lake Michigan a few times...areas down toward 63rd and 71st street beaches in the early am were like glass.

Lake Michigan downtown can be great if the weather is great but can be very dangerous due to the amount of traffic down there.

mikeg205
07-15-2013, 05:41 PM
There are a number of people in the western suburbs and also the southwest suburbs who always have room for extra riders.

We took our BF200 on Lake Michigan a few times...areas down toward 63rd and 71st street beaches in the early am were like glass.

Lake Michigan downtown can be great if the weather is great but can be very dangerous due to the amount of traffic down there.

foot and a half rollers by noon?

Rockman
07-15-2013, 11:28 PM
foot and a half rollers by noon?

Nope, water was fine...we have been out in April on the Chicago River a few years back footing for an MS fundraiser and then again in the later part of the summer on the lake.

A buddy of mine lives at 1212 N. Lake Shore and faces the lake so he is a good guide as to water conditions.

If you stay around LSD, then you get all the water chop...you just need to go far enough away from everyone and then the water is ok.

zamboniman
07-15-2013, 11:53 PM
I will admit to doing a slalom run on the big lake not far from Winthrop harbor behind a 30' cruiser. Captain said it couldn't be done, nobody's gotten up on a slalom behind this boat and definitely not on this water.. I said give me the ski and he handed me a beer upon reentering the boat.. eating his words.

2 birds.. I can tell the story and he can tell the story.

88 PS190
07-16-2013, 12:35 PM
The lake + some free ride type action would be slick.

Tristar Racing
07-16-2013, 12:44 PM
Nope, water was fine...we have been out in April on the Chicago River a few years back footing for an MS fundraiser and then again in the later part of the summer on the lake.


You must know Tom. He lives a few doors down from my parents house in Orland, which is where I have to keep my boat. (Wasn't fitting in my single car slot in Naperville)

Rockman
07-16-2013, 02:54 PM
You must know Tom. He lives a few doors down from my parents house in Orland, which is where I have to keep my boat. (Wasn't fitting in my single car slot in Naperville)

Yes....

GMC190
07-16-2013, 04:39 PM
Made the early morning trip to the lake a few weeks ago.
The sun coming up over the lake and nice view of the city before the rest of the world was up was well worth waking up at 3:30am to beat the waves.

mikeg205
07-16-2013, 05:07 PM
awesome !

Tristar Racing
07-16-2013, 06:56 PM
Depending on how the meetup goes on the river, we should try to do a big lake trip with the crew. I have seen my share of good water on Lake Michigan, you just have to pick and choose your days.

mikeg205
07-16-2013, 07:07 PM
sounds like a plan... so far it only looks like a hand full of people.. I don't see too many MC's on the water... the latest have been 2 2013 x30's 1 blue 1 red.

WE do have a couple of funky colored Tige's tho' ;)

BARE5
07-16-2013, 08:14 PM
Wish we could make it down. Wednesday headed to Wisconsin Rapids for State Water Ski team tournament.

88 PS190
07-16-2013, 08:19 PM
I'm gonna make it! Still trying to find a second/third from my family so they could stay with the boat if I have to make a trip.

mikeg205
07-17-2013, 10:12 AM
I'm gonna make it! Still trying to find a second/third from my family so they could stay with the boat if I have to make a trip.

That would be cool!

mikeg205
07-17-2013, 11:54 AM
I'm gonna make it! Still trying to find a second/third from my family so they could stay with the boat if I have to make a trip.

That would be cool!

Indyxc
07-17-2013, 03:16 PM
There are days when Lake Michigan is absolutely glass, and you pretty much have endless and endless and endless glass in all directions.

Its epic!

samasm
07-21-2013, 09:43 AM
Depending on how the meetup goes on the river, we should try to do a big lake trip with the crew. I have seen my share of good water on Lake Michigan, you just have to pick and choose your days.

What meetup on the river are you referring to? I have the Blue 2013 X-30 that was referenced above.

mikeg205
07-21-2013, 09:50 AM
What meetup on the river are you referring to? I have the Blue 2013 X-30 that was referenced above.

That would be the Illinois River - meetup down river from Morris, IL

Tristar Racing
07-21-2013, 10:30 AM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=51123&page=9

Looks like the 10th is agreed on date.

Beautiful x30 by the way.

88 PS190
07-21-2013, 10:12 PM
Samasm - folks are discussing an Aug 10 meet up - not the group "meetup"

samasm
07-23-2013, 09:15 PM
Samasm - folks are discussing an Aug 10 meet up - not the group "meetup"

Thanks for the clarification. I went to meetup.com looking for something, but then saw the other thread. I will try to check it out.

BTW - week the last week of July into the first few days of August, Will Christien is giving lessons/clinic at the Liquid Edge in Farmer City - my daughter is signed up for "Girls only" day. Will is great. I met her last year.

88 PS190
07-23-2013, 10:05 PM
Ya there is a waterski group on there - seems like the only people who do ski go on a Wednesday or something crazy.