View Full Version : RIP Banana Man

10-18-2013, 08:55 AM
RIP to one of the skiers, and ambassadors of our sport ever. Truely a class act in every way.

Double D
10-18-2013, 09:12 AM
Ahh that sucks!!! RIP!! I hope I ski as long as he did.

10-18-2013, 09:20 AM
Guy was a true professional in every way. Always fun and entertaining. RIP

10-18-2013, 09:31 AM
:( ..........

10-18-2013, 09:48 AM
Saw that on FB this am...guy was really cool and showed that no matter how old you are, you can do what you set your mind to!

He will be missed!

10-18-2013, 10:19 AM
RIP Banana George.

10-18-2013, 10:36 AM
I love this guy... inspiring like rockman says...

10-18-2013, 11:02 AM
We've had all kinds of ambassadors for this sport, but George took it to a whole new level! RIP Banana George! You will be greatly missed! Every time I see yellow, I will think of you pal!:(

10-18-2013, 11:05 AM
I remember watching him as a young kid. RIP

10-18-2013, 11:21 AM
RIP George.

10-18-2013, 11:30 AM
I still remember a flying dock start from the Indy jump ramp when the water ski tour came to Indy back in early 2000's .... he was awesome .... a showman, an athlete, and thanks to him and people like him, others have grown to love watersports ....

At least now, I like to think, he is on the longest stretch of glassy water possible. Rest in peace Mr. Blair!

10-18-2013, 11:40 AM
RIP George :(

10-18-2013, 12:00 PM
I remember his words...

"Age is a matter of mind, if you don't mind, it don't matter!"

Definitely somebody who is deserving of all accolades. Will be remembered and spoken of for long time. Peace.

10-18-2013, 12:19 PM
Great ambassador for the sport, and a nice guy to boot. Got to meet him at the Bud Light tour in IL. Just think he was 98 years old! RIP.

10-18-2013, 12:36 PM
He was a great guy and will be missed in our community. I had the opportunity to ski with him and he was a great man.

10-18-2013, 01:09 PM
Wow what sad news. I remember seeing him as a kid and thinking how cool he was!

RIP. You will be missed.

10-18-2013, 03:08 PM

great video

10-18-2013, 03:14 PM
WOW! So sad! I loved that dude! Truly a professional in every aspect! RIP!

east tx skier
10-18-2013, 09:28 PM
What an absolute legend that man was. Thank you, Banana George, for bringing so many smiles to so many people for so many years simply by living your own life to the fullest. Rest in peace, sir.

10-18-2013, 09:55 PM
He will be missed. Can only hope to ski as many years as he did!

10-18-2013, 10:50 PM
RIP Banana George.

10-20-2013, 12:10 PM
Sad news for sure. I skied w/ an elderly bare footer for years. You have to be tough to do this late in life. Tough old birds (George would be a tough old Canary).

10-20-2013, 06:53 PM
RIP. George

12-10-2013, 01:33 PM
Just found out about George, my kids and I had the pleasure to meet him several years ago. He was a great gentleman. My sympathy's to his family.

12-10-2013, 01:57 PM
Sorry to hear about his passing.

He was an inspiration to many for Water skiing but most of all to live life the way you want.

He refused to quit skiing because he was old, which kept him Young. :)

12-10-2013, 03:42 PM
Every time I think I am too old to take some risks, I think about him (and that 72 year old lady in Ft. Lauderdale who could ski circles around me). RIP George.